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Southern Capitals

5 days from $1525 per person

Gold-Creek-StationBegin your journey in Sydney, heading towards Australia's capital, Canberra, where you will tour Parliament House. Visit Mt. Kosciuszko and then over the Murray River into Victoria, here you will visit culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne. Relax and enjoy some free time in Melbourne before the end of your tour.

Included Highlights

  • Visit historic Berrima
  • Gold Creek Sheep Station
  • See the sights of Canberra
  • Tour of Parliament House
  • The Australian War Memorial
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Picturesque Alpine Way
  • Explore historic Beechworth
  • Travel Ned Kelly country
  • Time at leisure in Melbourne

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney - Canberra

Depart Sydney this morning for your journey to the nation's capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol. Visit Gold Creek Station, a working sheep farm, for a taste of country life from a local expert, including a Welcome Reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch. On arrival in Canberra you'll tour through Parliament House with a local guide and visit the Australian War Memorial before enjoying dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Hotel: Novotel.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Canberra – Beechworth
Cooma and the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme start your day. You'll be awestruck by the stunningly picturesque Kosciuszko National Park – home to mobs of kangaroos – as you travel the Alpine Way. Continue over the mighty Murray River into Victoria and beautiful Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the Bed and Breakfast properties.
Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3: Beechworth – Melbourne
Get to know Beechworth with a tour and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery with its fresh pastries and sweets, as well as the antique shops and galleries. Later you'll see the museum, then it's on through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to the culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne. Your evening is at leisure. Perhaps take a relaxing walk to Southbank for a stroll along the Yarra River.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4: Melbourne 'Free Time'
Today Melbourne is all yours to explore. You'll have time to discover some of the secrets of this exceptional city – a myriad of cafés, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. If you wish to explore further afield you can join a tour to the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, where you'll watch the nightly ritual as the little penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. Or take the journey along the Great Ocean Road (see details at right). Visit the Yarra Valley's wineries, the Dandenongs, Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Steam Train or Sovereign Hill's goldmine.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5: Farewell from Melbourne
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast.

First Choice Holiday Inclusions:

  • Transportation tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
  • Professionally Guided tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
  • Accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels
  • Meals include 4 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Hotel Dinner
  • Welcome Reception
  • Travel wallet and map
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • Hotel porterage included

 

Flight Information:
Day prior to holiday from Sydney - flights anytime
Day 5: to Melbourne Airport - flights anytime

Prices:

Valid: 8 September 2015 - 29 March 2016
Departs On: Price Per Person from: 
8 & 29 September 2015 $1525.00
20 October 2015 $1525.00
10 November 2015 $1525.00
1 & 22 December 2015  $1525.00
12 January 2016 $1525.00
2 & 23 February 2016 $1525.00
15 & 29 March 2016 $1525.00

Single traveller accommodation supplement from $380.00
Triple discount - Save $75.00
Ask about group travel

Note: Itinerary & departure dates may change from 01/04/16.

Terms and conditions apply.  Subject to change and availability.