Discover Sydney, the harbour, the city's historic enclaves, beaches, museums and art galleries. Dining out at one of the many fabulous harbor side restaurants is a must. Fresh produce, great views, inspiring chefs and a multicultural flavor turn a meal into a gastronomic delight. Explore Melbourne, its beautiful parks and gardens, mixed with fine Victorian architecture, elegant tree lined boulevards and modern skyscrapers. Explore the city by tram and absorb the atmosphere of Australia’s cultural capital. Head out for overnight stays in the wine growing regions of the Hunter and Yarra Valley. Sample the best food and wine Australia has to offer.
- Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Add-on airfares available from other cities
- Internal Australia flights
- 3 nights Sydney at the 5* Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
- Full day small group tour of the Hunter Valley wine region Including lunch & tastings
- 1 night Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley Resort
- 3 Nights Lindrum hotel, Melbourne
- Full day tour private tour of the Yarra Valley including tastings
- 1 night Yarra Valley, Chateau Yering
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive
Sunny, sexy and sophisticated, Sydney is the shining star of the southern hemisphere. The white-sailed Sydney Opera House over the waters of Sydney Cove, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the pride and joy, but there's far more on offer. Discover the harbour, the city's historic enclaves, beaches, museums and art galleries. Dining out at one of the many fabulous harbor side restaurants is a must. Fresh produce, great views, inspiring chefs and a multicultural flavor turn a meal into a gastronomic delight.
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 -
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
Day 5 -
Overnight Hunter Valley Australian Eco
Australian Eco Adventures provides luxury small group eco tours and continually set the benchmark for first class guides and vehicle comfort. Not only do guests benefit from a more personalized small group service, but they are also able to enjoy some very memorable experiences that no other tour company provides.
Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from
your the Sebel Pier one hotel and commence your small group tour
into the Hunter Valley Region. We head out of the city and reach
our morning tea stop, a unique wildlife park where we’ll meet
native Australian animals. We then head away from the main road and
travel through the National Parks to the historic town of Wollombi.
Continuing over Mount View, we head into the Hunter Valley to a
boutique winery for the first wine tasting experience. The next
winery we visit is our lunch destination, where a gourmet tasting
experience of food and wine matching awaits.
Drop off at the Hunter Valley Resort to enjoy the afternoon and evening relaxing at leisure. This stylish resort offers rooms with timber cathedral-ceilings and private balconies overlooking the largest winery in the Hunter Valley. It is located within minutes of 3 championship golf courses. The Hunter Valley Resort features horseback riding facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court.
Day 6 -
Hunter Valley Australian Eco Adventures - Return to
In the morning there is more time to explore the Hunter Valley before being collected at approximately 1:30-2:00pm, to continue to the last winery and then finally to a chocolate shop to taste some unique flavors of the Hunter Valley. We commence our return journey to Sydney after a few days of unique experiences. Overnight Sebel Pier One, Sydney.
Day 7 - Fly Sydney -
Capital of the state of Victoria, is attractively set on the shores of Port Philip Bay. Famous for its beautiful parks and gardens, mixed with fine Victorian architecture, elegant tree lined boulevards and modern skyscrapers. Explore the city by tram and absorb the atmosphere of Australia’s cultural capital.
Accommodation - Two nights accommodation at the Lindrum Hotel, Melbourne. The Lindrum provides quality accommodation and services, in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Some of the famous attractions located in the hotel's vicinity are City Museum, Treasury Gardens and Old Treasury Building. The Hotel offers 59 well-appointed guest rooms that feature a boutique style decor. Situated on Flinders Street, Hotel Lindrum is 500 metres from Flinders Street.
Day 8 -
Explore Melbourne at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
Day 9 - Yarra Valley
overnight with Melbourne Private Tours
Melbourne Private Tours offers unforgettable private touring with an easy going team of tour guides to ensure your experience is unforgettable – with an emphasis on touching, tasting, connecting & learning every step of the way.
Only a short drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is one of
the world’s most picturesque wine regions. Regarded as
Australia’s leading cool climate wine region it is prized for
its superb Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sparkling
Wines. While the Yarra Valley has some wonderful large commercial
wineries producing quality products, our priority is for smaller
‘out of the way’ boutique wineries. This gives you the
best opportunity to meet the people behind the wine while not
having to compete with the crowds associated with larger group
Drop off at the Chateau Yering to enjoy the afternoon and evening relaxing at leisure. This historic luxury hotel, situated on 250 acres of land with gardens dating back to 1854, boasts magnificent views. The interior features ornate Victorian decoration, with many imported European textiles, and the brilliance of designer Elly Milner. Each room offers a different color scheme to reflect a certain mood and refined indulgence. The two on-site restaurants serve local produce and also features a superb selection of Yarra Valley wines from the cellar that dates back to 1840.
Day 10 -
Yarra Valley with Melbourne Private Tours - Return to
In the morning there is more time to explore the Yarra Valley before being collected at approximately 1:30-2:00pm. For lovers of wildlife, onthe return to Melbourne is the Healesville Sanctuary Regarded as Australia’s leading wildlife reserve, Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian Birds & Animals including Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Dingos & countless rare & beautiful birds. Overnight Lindrum Hotel, Melbourne.
Day 11 - Depart for US
Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)
ETA to enter Australia $25 per person. Before committing to your trip please ensure you hold a valid passport with at least six months’ validity from the date you plan to return to the USA.
Add on airfares (coach) available from most major airports - Add $200 from San Francisco, Add $250 from Dallas, Seattle, add $300 from New York, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, add $400 from Boston, Miami, Add $450 from Washington DC, Atlanta - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.
- Upgrade to premium economy from $700 per person each way*
- Upgrade to business class from $2,000 per person each way* Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket
* Starting from pricing based on Monday through Thursday departures - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee for travel Friday through Sunday
Package from pricing are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out 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.