Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background

Melbourne, Australia's most livable city with its laneways and arcades and Little Penguins coming to shore each evening on Phillip Island. 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
  • Round trip Delta Airlines Economy Comfort flights from New York to Los Angeles
  • Virgin Australia Internal coach class Australia flights – Melbourne - Hobart - Sydney
  • 3 nights Melbourne at the 4.5* Crown Metropol – Luxe King Room
  • Half Day Laneways & Arcades Walking Tour
  • Full Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour
  • 3 Nights at the 4* Zero Davey Boutique Apartments in a Deluxe Davey Studio
  • Walking tour of Hobart
  • Full day tour to Port Arthur & Tassie Devils
  • 1 Night at the 4* Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Town Hall
  • Airport shuttle transfers Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney
  • All hotel & airport taxes
  • 24-hour local support whilst traveling from our affiliate office in Sydney

Itinerary

Customize this itinerary - Contact Us

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 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 Melbourne
On arrival into Melbourne you will be transferred to the Crown Metropol by shuttle 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.

350x200_metropol.jpg
350x200_metropol1.jpg
350x200_metropol2.jpg

image: Crown Metropol

Day 4 - 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.

Day 5 - 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.

350x200_vv1.jpg
350x200_vv2.jpg
350x200_vv3.jpg

image: Visions of Victoria

Day 6 - Melbourne - Hobart, Tasmania.
You will be collected and transferred by shuttle service to Melbourne airport. Fly from Melbourne to Hobart, Tasmania. Transfer by shuttle service to accommodation.

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.

350x200_zd1.jpg
350x200_zd2.jpg
350x200_zd3.jpg

image: Zero Davey

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
After 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. Continue down the Devil Conservation Park, where you can witness the Devils feeding, followed by the excellent Kings of the Wind free flight bird show. 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 spectacular views from a local Hobart lookout and a stroll through Tassie's prettiest historic village Richmond; with Australia's oldest bridge, hand built by convicts.

350x200_tt3.jpg
350x200_tt2.jpg
350x200_tt1.jpg

image: Tourism Tasmania

Day 9 - Hobart to Sydney
This morning you will be transferred by shuttle service to Hobart airport. 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 transferred by shuttle service to the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall

Consider adding on 2 extra nights in Sydney for an amazing added value cost of $150 per person (valid for stays April - Mid October. Certain blackout dates apply)

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

350x200_SYD_SSC2.jpg
350x200_SYD_Harbour_Bridge.jpg
350x200_Manley.jpg

image: Tourism Australia

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

 

Start Planning Your Trip

350x200_partnership_270.jpg
350x200_visit_vic_logo_270.jpg
350x200_valogo_270.jpg

 

01 April - 28 June 2018 $3,649
29 June - 23 July 2018 $3,799
24 July - 17 September 2018 $3,649
8 September - 31 October 2018 $3,899
01 Nov - 10 Dec 2018 $3,699

Single supplement from $700 - depending on travel date, please ask an Aspire consultant for an exact quote

Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour), the above costs apply for travel within each date band when you depart & return within these dates, ask an Aspire Down Under consultant for a quote when your travel dates are outside of the above date bands.

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.

 

Consider adding one of these Australian experiences to your package

350x200_port_douglas.jpg

Port Douglas from $999 per person

Internal Virgin Australia flights to Cairns, 4 nights 4.5* Shantara Resort, Full Day Outer Barrier Reef snorkeling tour including lunch, Half Day Mossman Gorge & Aboriginal Dreamtime Walking tour, shuttle transfers Cairns to Port Douglas round trip

Read More

 

 

350x200_AYQnew2.jpg

Uluru (Ayers Rock) add on package from $899 per person

Flights from Sydney or Melbourne round trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Complimentary resort transfers, 2 nights accommodation Ayers Rock at the 4* Desert Gardens Hotel, Field of Light Star Pass - discuss additional Field of Light touring options with an Aspire expert, Uluru Morning highlights Sunrise small group tour

Read More

 

 

350x200_Kangaroo_isljpg

Adelaide and Kangaroo Island from $1349

Internal Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, 3 nights accommodation at the 4.5* Majestic Roof Garden, Full day 4WD tour to Kangaroo Island including one way flight & one way by ferry, Full day Barossa Valley wine tour, Private car transfers Adelaide from/to airport

Read More

 

 

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

 

350x200_prem_new2.jpg
350x200_prem_new1.jpg

image: Virgin Australia

 

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.

 

350x200_biz_new1.jpg
350x200_biz_new3.jpg
350x200_biz_new4.jpg

image: Virgin Australia

 

Terms & Conditions:

$3649pp Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday 01 April – 21 June & 24 July - 17 September 2018 for purchase by 15 March 2018; $60pp air supplement applies each way for travel on Friday to Sundays. $40pp supplement applies for a Saturday night stay at the Crown Metropol Melbourne. 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.