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12 Days/9 Nights: Commence your 12 day itinerary in style traveling Virgin Australia International Premium in your dedicated cabin whilst enjoying a la carte cuisine, fine wines and generous legroom. Enjoy Melbourne, Australia's most livable city with its laneways and arcades and the most scenic drive in Australia - the Great Ocean Road. A short flight over the Tasman Sea takes you to Tasmania and its capital, Hobart and the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur historic site. Finish your trip with the stunning harbor city of Sydney.

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip International Virgin Australia flights Premium Class Flights from Los Angeles
  • Virgin Australia Internal coach class Australia flights – Melbourne - Hobart - Sydney
  • 3 nights Melbourne at the 4* Vibe Savoy Hotel - Guest Room
  • Melbourne Cultural Walking Tour
  • Full Day Great Ocean Road day tour
  • 3 Nights at the 4* Zero Davey Boutique Apartments - Deluxe Davey Studio
  • Walking tour of Hobart
  • 1 Day Hobart medium automatic car rental & entrance pass to the Port Arthur historic site
  • 3 Nights at the 4* Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Town Hall - Premier Studio
  • All hotel & airport taxes
  • 24-hour local support whilst traveling from our affiliate office in Sydney

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles non-stop to Melbourne with Virgin Australia
What makes Australia truly special is not just the accents, iconic destinations and the wildlife, but the warmth of its people. You’ll experience this warmth with Virgin Australia when you fly direct from LA to Sydney. There are times when a journey warrants that something special: a touch of indulgence that takes you to another place. For these times, there's Virgin Australia's new Premium experience on-board our Boeing 777 aircraft.

With more legroom than any other Australian airline and an intimate cabin that enhances our award-winning service, you'll arrive in Melbourne feeling on top of the world.

Breeze through the airport with dedicated Premium Check-in and Priority Boarding; indulge in A La Carte cuisine, plated on fine dining crockery and hand-delivered to your seat; and enjoy the finest wines carefully selected to complement your menu, served in elegant glassware.

Considering upgrading your flight? Virgin Australia's "The Business" encompassing a life flat bed is yours from $1,500 each way for travel Monday - Thursday

Day 2 - Cross International Dateline

Day 3 - Arrive Melbourne
Enjoy 3 nights in exciting Melbourne – named the world’s most livable city for the sixth consecutive year.

ACCOMMODATION - Blending the zest of the Vibe brand with the beautiful facade and internal grandeur of an art deco heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is opposite Southern Cross station and a couple of blocks from the hub of Collins Street. The exciting Melbourne CBD is made up of precincts, each with their own flavor, which makes Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne the perfect base.

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Wander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of connecting laneways and arcades, intimate spaces and mystery, as well as home to many of Melbourne’s bar, dining and shopping secrets. Melbourne also has a strong cultural and intellectual heritage. With a range of galleries and museums, the city provides a canvas for artistic expression – the laneways are home to constantly changing street art. Melbournians love a party, with the year-round calendar of events offering something for everyone, see live music, go to a football match or join in at a festival! Melbourne’s multicultural population contributes to the city’s unique atmosphere – and more importantly, the city’s incredible dining scene. With a vibrant energy and unique offerings, Melbourne’s lifestyle is sure to find something for all visitors to enjoy.

Day 4 - Melbourne - Cultural Walking tour
This morning enjoy a 3 hour walking tour of Melbourne. Once described as a 'comprehensive highlight of the city' this tour is a must for any visitor or local resident. With equal enthusiasm for the past and present, your guide will take you on a fun and relaxed adventure through Melbourne's cultural landscape. Starting with Melbourne's Aboriginal history you will weave your way through various cityscapes to learn about Melbourne's past - from early settlement to the gold rush boom and rich influence of the city's immigrants.

Day 5 - Melbourne - Great Ocean Road
Depart Melbourne and travel towards Australia's famous surfing beaches. Pass through the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views. Visit the village and enjoy a light lunch. Journey through the luscious surrounds of the Otway ranges and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia. Discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the 12 Apostles and descend the Gibsons Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks. Return to Melbourne after an amazing day filled with Australia's most dramatic coastal scenery.

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Day 6 - Melbourne - Hobart, Tasmania.
A short hop across the Tasman Sea via a short Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Hobart, Tasmania for 3 nights.

Hobart and the surrounding area offer a fantastic contrast. Cruise the Derwent river, sip coffee under the sun umbrellas of Salamanca Square or soak up the seafaring vibe of Hobart’s first suburb, Battery Point. Just 20 minutes from Hobart’s 19th century sandstone warehouses lies windswept Mount Wellington. A little further to the south-east, wind past the Coal Valley’s cool-climate wineries to the historic towns of Huonville and Richmond. In the coastal hamlet of Kettering, you can take a car ferry to Bruny Island or a wildlife cruise past crags, caves and sea cliffs. From crescent-shaped Cockle Creek, you can sense the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Southwest National Park even if you never step beyond the beach. Learn about life as a mid-19th century prisoner at the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula..

ACCOMMODATION - Hobart's newest.....hippest.....waterfront Boutique Apartments - Zero Davey is located on Sullivans Cove, on Hobart's picturesque waterfront. Perfectly designed for exploring Hobart & the Tasman Peninsula.

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Day 7 - Walking tour of Hobart
Discover Hobart by foot and hear the fascinating stories of how Tasmania's capital city was established and how it became the vibrant waterfront city it now is. Your local guide will identify the heritage listed buildings and tell the stories of the many characters and issues that were major influences in the early days of Hobart. Tour concludes at Hobart Travel Centre, approximately 1.5 hour after departure.

Day 8 - Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmanian Devils
This morning collect your medium automatic rental car & commence a short drive to the Tasman Peninsula, visit some of the highest sea cliffs in Australia, with stops at the Tasman Arch, the Devils Kitchen and the amazing Waterfall Bay. Consider stopping at the Devil Conservation Park, where you can witness the Devils feeding, followed by the excellent Kings of the Wind free flight bird show (entrance fee not included). The afternoon is spent at Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore the site, feel the isolation of the convicts, discover the grim and violent history. Enjoy an afternoon of discovery with plenty of time to explore ruins and spooky corners. The afternoon includes a guided walking tour and a short harbor cruise. Finish the day with a stop at Tassie's prettiest historic village Richmond; with Australia's oldest bridge, hand built by convicts. Return to Hobart & return your rental car.

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Day 9 - Hobart to Sydney
This morning depart Hobart by flight to Sydney for an exciting 3 nights stay. Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. The harbor provides a playground for jet boating, sailing, swimming, harbor scenic flights, dining, fishing, climbing the harbor bridge and sightseeing at the Opera House.

On arrival into Sydney you will be transferred by shuttle service to the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall

ACCOMMODATION - Stay at the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall. A 4-minute walk from the Town Hall train station, this polished redbrick hotel is a 9-minute walk from Sydney Tower and a 10-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The bright, contemporary apartments, ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units, include WiFi and kitchenettes, as well as balconies, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Upgraded units add washer/dryers and full kitchens. The casual cafe/bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other amenities include an indoor heated pool, a gym and a sauna

Days 10 & 11 - Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding the following discounted sightseeing package at a cost of $270 per person

  • Panoramic City Sights small group half day Tour
    First stop is Observatory Hill which has a beautiful view of the Harbour and Harbour Bridge from the Gazebo Platform. Learn about the arrival of the first fleet and convicts, and see the historic Rocks area. Drive through the city to view iconic buildings on the way to Mrs Macquarie's Chair with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Head to famous Bondi Beach for the opportunity to walk from Icebergs Restaurant South Bondi around the Esplanade to North Bondi. Then head to Watsons Bay for views of the city and shimmering water, and South Head. Travel back into the city and cross over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to North Head to view Balmoral Beach and enjoy a leisurely walk. Visit a secret location in Middle Head with amazing panoramic views of all of the Sydney region from North Head to the South including the City. Tour concludes at Taronga Zoo Ferry Wharf with an option of taking the ferry back to Circular Quay or enjoying the rest of the day at Taronga Zoo (entry at own expense). Or re-join your vehicle for transfer back to the city with drop off at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
  • Sydney Harbour small group Harbour Cruise
    Board your Sensational Sydney Cruises vessel at Circular Quay to commence a morning two hour Harbour Highlights cruise. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a light morning tea with coffee, tea, juice and water.
  • Blue Mountains Day small group day Tour
    Enjoy a small group tour to the Blue Mountains and see hidden locations and beautiful views of the region. This boutique tour provides an intimate touch, travelling in the luxury of a Mercedes Benz minivan. From Echo Point, the closest and best view of the Three Sisters, you will be able to witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains creates. Take a 1.5 hour hike down the Furber Steps walking track which offers scenic views and waterfalls, to the bottom of the valley. Visit a beautiful waterfall with great photo opportunities at Katoomba Falls Cascade and see breathtaking views of either Jamison Valley or Megalong Valley away from the crowds in a private location. Enjoy a hot filling lunch including a glass of beer, wine or soft drink. After lunch visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see some of Australia's native wildlife. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a cruise on the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour. You will travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House before disembarking at Circular Quay.
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Day 12 - Depart Sydney
This morning you will be transferred by shuttle service to Sydney International airport. Fly to Los Angeles with Virgin Australia..

 

15 May - 15 July 2018 $2,999
24 July - 17 September 2018 $3,199
01 November - 10 December 2018 $3,549

* Based on Monday through Thursday travel - ask an Aspire consultant for add-ons for travel Friday through Sunday

Additional Charges
ETA to enter Australia $25 per person 

Additional departure gateways & pricing:
Add on airfares available from most major airports - Add $190 from San Francisco, Add $250 from Dallas, Seattle, Add $300 from NYC, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Minneapolis, Add $380 from Boston, Miami, Add $450 from Washington DC, Atlanta - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.

 

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On Board Virgin Australia in Premium
There are times when a journey warrants that something special: a touch of indulgence that takes you to another place. For these times, there's Virgin Australia's new Premium experience on-board our Boeing 777 aircraft.

With more legroom than any other Australian airline and an intimate cabin that enhances our award-winning service, you'll arrive at your destination feeling on top of the world.

Breeze through the airport with dedicated Premium Check-in and Priority Boarding; indulge in A La Carte cuisine, plated on fine dining crockery and hand-delivered to your seat; and enjoy the finest wines and liqeurs carefully selected to complement your menu, served in elegant glassware.

During your flight, call on your dedicated Virgin Australia Cabin Crew for a perfectly brewed Nespresso coffee, refreshing Madame Flavour tea or help yourself to our abundant self-service Premium Pantry featuring a range of beverages and light refreshments.

Relax back with luxurious pillows and blankets, as you settle in for a cosy night's sleep. And when you wake, refresh with REN skincare products and a luxury Mandarina Duck amenity kit.

Inspired by 'The Business', you'll find Virgin Australia's new Premium experience is a class apart from anything you've experienced before.

Additional benefits enjoyed by Premium guests include:

  • Generous 41 inch pitch and 9 inch recline
  • Champagne cocktail and canapes served after take-off
  • 10.6 inch Seatback In-flight entertainment screen and noise cancelling headsets
  • In-seat electrical power and USD connectivity

 

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Consider Upgrading to 'The Business' from $1,500 each way

  • Upgrade to business class from $1,500 per person each way for travel Monday - Thursday
  • Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket

* Based on Monday through Thursday travel - ask an Aspire consultant for upgrade amount for travel Friday through Sunday

Introducing "The Business', an exceptionally stylish, relaxing and refined way to fly on Virgin Australia's Boeing 777 aircraft.

Stretch out in your private cocoon-like suite as you enjoy the luxurious comfort of a fully flat bed and the convenience of direct aisle access. Request a turn down service while you refresh with a Mandarina Duck amenity kit and REN skincare products.

At any time during your flight, you can adapt the environment to suit your mood with multiple lighting options, spaces to work, and as 18-inch screen to keep you entertained. For those traveling in pairs, our center suites provide retractable privacy screen allowing you to enjoy the in-flight experience together.

Relish in the surrounds of The Bar as you enjoy a drink with other guests of 'The Business', or retreat for a quiet moment of reflection. Dedicated Cabin Crew are on hand to ensure that you're taken care of as your journey is every bit as important as your destination.

From your welcome champagne and bespoke Luke Mangan designed dining options, to your Nespresso coffee, you'' discover your every need catered for. Indulge in A La Carte cuisine, plated on fine dining crockery and served on-demand to your suite. Create your own dish with our Breakfast Australia dining option, or if you would like to dine as soon as you're in the air, you can with Express Dining.

With the unparalleled, award-winning service Virgin Australia is famous for, you can immerse yourself in the experience as you're transported into a world unlike any other.

 

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Terms & Conditions:

$2999pp Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday 15 May - 15 July 2018 for purchase by 30 May 2018; $125pp air supplement applies each way for travel on Friday to Sundays. Blackout dates apply on accommodation & touring offers. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can process the ETA on your behalf for a processing fee of $25 per person. A valid passport with at least six months validity is required..