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10 Days/7 Nights: Commence your 10 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 the stunning harbor city of Sydney, a small group Sydney sightseeing tour and Sydney harbor cruise. A short 90 minutes flight to the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne where you will enjoy a walking tour of the city's laneways and arcades as well as a full day tour to see the Penguins coming to shore at Phillip Island.

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Premium Airfare on Virgin Australia from Los Angeles to Sydney & Melbourne - Los Angeles(Addon flights from your local airport can be added at an additional cost)
  • Virgin Australia Internal Australia flight - Sydney to Melbourne in economy
  • 4 nights Sydney at the 5* Amora Jamison in a Deluxe King Room
  • Half day small group city sights of Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour morning small group cruise
  • 3 nights Melbourne at the 4.5* Crown Metropol in a City Luxe room
  • Half Day Laneways & Arcades Walking Tour
  • Full Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour
  • Private car service airport transfers in Sydney & Melbourne
  • All taxes & fuel surcharges

Itinerary 

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Day 1 - Depart US
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 Sydney 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.

Day 2 - Cross International Dateline

Day 3 -  Arrive Sydney
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 met by your driver and transferred to the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

ACCOMMODATION - Stay 4 nights in the Heart of Sydney This award-winning 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Sydney features stylish accommodations, along with 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a day spa, swimming pool, fitness center and business center. Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney is just a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks. It is a 15-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife are on the hotel’s doorstep.

Day 4 - Sydney - Half Day City Sights tour
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your small group Sydney Sights 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.

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Day 5 - Explore Sydney Harbour
This morning, 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.

This afternoon at your leisure.

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Day 6 - Day at Leisure or add World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains day tour for $125 per person
Consider enhancing your Sydney experience by adding a full day tour to the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. This boutique tour provides an intimate touch, travelling in the luxury of a Mercedes Benz minivan. Explore the Blue Mountains and see hidden locations and beautiful views of the region. 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, where your tour will conclude at approximately 4.30pm-5.00pm.

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Day 7 - Fly Sydney to Melbourne
Transfer from your accommodation to Sydney airport by car service. On arrival into Melbourne you will be transferred to the Crown Metropol by car service. Enjoy 3 nights in exciting Melbourne – named the world’s most livable city for the sixth consecutive year.

ACCOMMODATION - Crown Metropol offers fresh, vibrant, modern and stylish accommodation. From the moment you take in the hotel's elegant form and enter the uniquely designed reception area, you will feel a sense of peace and calm that makes every visit to Crown Metropol a welcome escape from day-to-day life. Crown Metropol is conveniently located adjacent to the Crown Entertainment Complex, home to a 24 hour casino, more than 50 restaurants, cinemas, luxury and general fashion shopping and entertainment.

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. Melburnians 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 8 - Melbourne - Lanes & Arcades tour
This morning Indulge with a casual small group guided walking tour through Melbourne's lanes and arcades in small groups to engage in the life of this city which many miss. Discover local designers and specialty retailers, tiny cafes and more. A little history and attention to amazing architecture will inspire locals and visitors alike. Get orientated and return to those places you like best in the afternoon, at your leisure.

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Day 9 - Melbourne - Phillip Island
Late morning depart Melbourne on your small group tour for Phillip Island. Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, have your photo taken with a koala (small fee applies) and learn about the conservation of these amazing animals. This Eco-certified sanctuary showcases the famous and endangered faces of Australias wildlife, including the southern bettong, eastern quolls and rare fluffy gliders. From here we travel to historic Churchill Island, where you will see sheep shearing and working dogs in action. On Phillip Island we visit the stunning Cape Woolamai surf beach, see the Nobbies and Seal Rocks before arriving at the Penguin Parade where you will view the penguins from the "Penguins Plus" viewing platform; Home to Victorias largest colony of little penguins, Summerland Beach provides the backdrop to the world famous Penguin Parade. Watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and return to their sand dune burrows.

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Day 10 - Depart Melbourne to Los Angeles
This morning you will be transferred by car service to Melbourne International airport. Fly to Los Angeles with Virgin Australia.

 

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15 Jan – 25 Jan 2018 $3,599
01 Feb - 31 Mar 2018 $3,349
01 Apr - 21 Jun 2018 $2,999
22 Jun - 23 Jul 2018 $3,549
24 Jul - 17 Sep 2018 $2,999
18 - 30 Sep 2018 $3,549

Single Supplement
For the $3,349pp package dates the single sup is from $1580
For the $2,999pp package dates the single sup is $920

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.

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

 

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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'

  • 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:

Package pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday 01 February - 30 September 2018 for purchase by 15 January 2018; $125pp air supplement applies each way for travel on Friday to Sundays. $40 per person supplement applies for a Saturday night at the Crown Metropol Hotel Melbourne. $175 per person per night supplement applies for stays at the Crown Metropol Melbourne over the following dates: 15-18Mar18; 22-25Mar18. Ask an Aspire consultant for pricing for other travel dates. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. 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.