Southern Australia Explorer
Step aboard Sea Princess, which has a capacity of 2,000 passengers, and prepare for a holiday that, will dazzle your senses. From the four-storey Atrium to tantalising dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, including Movies Under the Stars, you’ll find a relaxing retreat that’s as captivating as the places you’ll visit.
Duration: 15 nights cruise & stay tour
Price from: £2499pp
Perth 2 nights
Sea Princess 11 nights
Sydney 2 nights
Day 1: Fly to Perth.
Day 2 Perth: On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 Perth: At leisure for you to see and do as you choose. Don’t miss King’s Park for views and the treetop walk; see King Street if you fancy retail therapy or simply sit back over a lazy lunch beside the river or beach.
Day 4 Perth/Cruise: At leisure before an afternoon transfer to Fremantle port to board Sea Princess.
Day 5 Margaret River (Busselton): This vibrant coastal city is a laidback charmer with an enticing array of natural wonders and active pursuits. Along with glistening beaches there are around 120 premium wineries, ancient caves and the historic Busselton Jetty to explore.
Day 6 Albany: This small city is off-the-beaten-track, which makes exploring all the more fun, whether visiting the Whale World Museum or touring some of the area’s excellent wineries.
Days 7-8 At sea: Each day a world of exciting activities await, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contents and a range of enrichment programmes.
Day 9 Adelaide: This graceful city nestles on the coastal plain between Gulf St Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. The city boasts wide tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks and worldclass shopping. Beyond the city lie the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale; the beaches of Glenelg and the pretty town of Hahndorf founded by German Lutherans.
Day 10 At sea: Along with lots of activities to keep you busy you have the option to refresh body and mind at the Lotus Spa, enjoy a brisk workout in the fitness centre or enjoy the tranquil adult only setting of The Sanctuary.
Day 11 Melbourne: This sprawling, but easy to explore city is well-known for its culture, art, fashion and sport. Nearby is the rugged splendour of the Twelve Apostles on the scenic Great Ocean Road; Ballarat provides an insight to Australia’s exciting gold rush days; while the Puffing Billy train runs along its original mountain track in the Dandenong Ranges, just as it did in the early 1900s.
Day 12 Burnie: Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania’s fourth largest city and a major port. It’s surrounded by prime farmlands and is the gateway to the scenic northwest, an area rich in picturesque villages, homesteads and historic homes. Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 13 Hobart: Tasmania’s capital spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt Wellington towers in the background while much of the city’s heritage is centred on the historic waterfront. Consider joining an excursion to Port Arthur, once Australia’s largest penal colony and now a tourist attraction and UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 14 At sea: Laze the day away beside the pool, meet new-found friends for a drink on deck or head to the sports court for a game of tennis.
Day 15 Cruise/Sydney: All too soon the ship reaches Sydney where you disembark and are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
Day 16 Sydney: The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are the two iconic landmarks not to be missed. There are also Bondi Beach, The Rocks or head out of the city to explore the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Day 17 Sydney: You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
Departures: 07 Feb 21.
Accommodation: 2 nights before your cruise at Mercure Perth; 11 nights in an inside stateroom aboard Sea Princess and 2 nights after your cruise at the Arts Hotel, Sydney.
Meals: Room only in Perth and Sydney. Full board on cruise.
Cruise & stay price: Includes international flights, transfers between airports and hotels and hotels and ports and accommodation as shown above.