Discover Melbourne

12 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia, and is located around Port Phillip Bay in the south-east.

The city is often referred to as Australia's 'sporting and cultural capital' and it is home to many of the nation's most significant cultural and sporting events and institutions. Melbourne is notable for its mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture, its extensive tram network and Victorian parks and gardens, as well as its diverse, multicultural society.

This holiday will give you a taste of Melbourne's sights. Upon arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. To familiarize yourself with the city, enjoy a morning tour, and continue to explore it on your own pace. Take a full day tour to Phillip island, admiring the natural surroundings of the area and the lovely Penguins parade. This tour combines pre-organised services and free time on your own to explore the magnificent city.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE MELBOURNE

Upon arrival in Melbourne, transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation.

DAY 2 - MELBOURNE CITY SIGHTS TOUR

Highlights of your morning sightseeing will include the Melbourne Town Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, Victorian Parliament, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Travel over the Westgate Bridge to visit the beach and café cultures of St Kilda and Williamstown. Travel past other Melbourne icons including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Tennis Centre and Melbourne University. See the beautiful gardens including the Fitzroy Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Flagstaff Gardens. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 3 - FULL DAY GREAT OCEAN ROAD 4WD TOUR

You will be picked up from your hotel by mini-coach and taken on a scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road. Other highlights include an indigenous cultural presentation at an Aboriginal Cultural Centre and a guided eco-tour of the Great Otway National Park Rainforest. See the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park , return to Melbourne at approx 9.30 pm (B,L)

DAY 4 - PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN PARADE PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon your driver/guide in the hotel foyer for your tour to Phillip Island. Every evening at sunset the ‘Little Penguins’ return to Summerland Beach and waddle up to their burrows, just as their ancestors have done for thousands of generations. They meander straight past eager visitors who wait in anticipation of the night’s performance.

Enjoy the Penguin Parade from an exclusive area on the beach. Each guest will be supplied with binoculars, a mat and headset for the live commentary from their personal ranger. Designed for groups of up to 10, this advanced accredited eco tour takes visitors to a secluded beach to view little penguins waddling ashore to their sand dune burrows. The beach is in a completely different location to the Penguin Parade. (No children under 16 years permitted.) Visiting the Koala Conservation Centre offers a great opportunity to see Koala’s up close and learn more about this much loved native Australian. Dine on racks of lamb, or fresh seafood at The Foreshore restaurant. Return to Melbourne late evening (approx 11pm). (B,D)

DAY 5 - DEPART MELBOURNE

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

PRICES ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star (medium) to deluxe), the season, the duration of your trip, the level of private guiding and the complexity of the itinerary.

Rates vary frequently, depending on your hotels choice, number of people in your party and period of your trip.

We work with the highest quality hotels of different styles in each area – which, in some cases, may mean the 'authentic' rather than the obviously luxurious – and we do not always opt for the obvious. So it’s a matter of working out what’s right for you, based upon your tastes and the experience you want.

All the holidays have been carefully crafted by our experts. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveller.

Our specialists are looking forward to hearing from you so that we can custom design a tour to your individual specifications.

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Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia. (DUD)