Wine Lovers Australia - Sydney & Melbourne from $6,499 per person including international flights

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.

Inclusions

  • 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 **

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.

Day 2 - Cross International Date Line

Day 3 - Arrive Sydney
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 - Sydney
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 Adventures
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 Sydney
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 - Melbourne
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 - Melbourne
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 touring.

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 Melbourne
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

 

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Costing Per Person starting from $6,499 per person

  • Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)

Australian Entry Requirements

Before committing to a trip, please ensure you have a valid passport. Australia welcomes US travelers with an approved Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia.

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Additional departure gateways & pricing

Add on airfares are available from most major airports – please ask an Aspire consultant for a quote

Upgrade Options

  • Upgrade to premium economy from $1,100 per person each way*
  • Upgrade to business class from $4,000 per person each way*
  • Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket

* Upgrade from pricing based on Sunday through Wednesday departures from Los Angeles - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee from other departure points and travel Thursday through Saturday.

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

The package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for low-season stays for travel Sundays through Wednesdays from Los Angeles. A $50 air supplement applies each way for international travel from Thursday to Saturday. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Specific blackout dates apply to the accommodation and tour value add offers. Seats are limited and may only be available on some flights. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect discounts for purchases made by check/wire; please see the terms and conditions for credit card payments. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

To guarantee the package price & purchase the airline tickets, full payment is due at the time of booking. The purchase of travel Insurance is highly recommended for travel to Australia. Aspire Down Under partners with CSA Travel Protection. Travel insurance covers cancellation penalties under the cancellation benefit should you test positive for COVID-19 immediately before traveling to Australia. In the unlikely event your scheduled travel date is impacted by Australian government entry restrictions, Aspire Down Under will permit a change of travel dates within 12 months from your original booking date without any fees or penalties (the applicable price of the new trip itinerary will apply).

 

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