Singapore, Big Cities, Rock & Great Barrier Reef
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Travel 30 Aug 2022 - 30 Aug 2022
Book by 31 May 2022
- 3 nt Orchard Rendezvous, Singapore - Superior room
- 3 nt Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne - Guest room
- 2 nt Lost Camel Hotel, Uluru, - Standard room
- 4 nt Cairns Colonial Club, Cairns - Resort room
- 3 nt Travelodge Wynyard, Sydney - Guest room
- Included excursions -
- 2 Hour Melbourne Highlights Cruise
- Uluru Highlights - Sunrise Tour
- Daintree Dreaming - Aboriginal Art & Culture
- Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Cruise Ex Wharf
- Sydney Icons, Bays & Beaches Cruise
- Flights to Melbourne via Singapore with Qantas from Heathrow and onwards to Uluru, Cairns & Sydney, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Singapore and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Old-world grandeur meets new-world charm at the Orchard Rendezvous which lies at the beginning of Orchard Road.
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is one of Australia’s finest historic hotels. Located on Flinders Street a three-minute walk from Flinders Street Station overlooking the scenic Yarra River, this Melbourne city centre hotel boasts a prime location in the heart of the central business district that’s well suited for both business and leisure.
The Lost Camel Hotel is a contemporary and fun, boutique-style hotel conveniently located in the heart of Ayers Rock Resort, only 20 minutes from Uluru. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel adds a unique and surprisingly edgy accommodation option to the collection of hotels at the Resort.
Situated within 11 acres of tropical award-winning landscaped gardens, yet just over two miles from the city centre.
Travelodge Wynyard is ideally situated close to many of Sydney's wonderful attractions.
2 Hour Melbourne Highlights Cruise £29 per person
Uluru Highlights - Sunrise Tour £79 per person
Daintree Dreaming - Aboriginal Art & Culture £115 per person
Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Cruise Ex Wharf £125 per person
Sydney Icons, Bays & Beaches Cruise £79 per person
Flights to Melbourne via Singapore with Qantas from Heathrow and onwards to Uluru, Cairns & Sydney, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Singapore and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £120. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
DISCOVER INTRIGUING PLACES IN SINGAPORE AND BEYOND
An effortlessly sophisticated city, Singapore has a dizzying assortment of attractions packed into its characterful districts. Whether you’re looking to explore the history, tour iconic landmarks, shop round the clock or dive into the city’s famous cuisine, you’ll find a new experience waiting around every corner.
Check-out popular Chinatown, a haven for foodies, shoppers and history buffs; delve into Little India with its rainbow painted houses and Hindu temples; spend some time in hip Tiong Bahru; admire the colourful shophouses and traditional food stalls in Joo Chiat; or visit the Civic District for museums and memorials then pop into Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling.
In Marina Bay, impressive architecture, swanky hotels and glass-fronted offices dot the skyline. Soak up unobstructed 360-degree views from the SkyPark Observation Deck at the noteworthy Marina Bay Sands, or take a scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer. Marvel at the futuristic beauty of Gardens by the Bay or head to the waterfront Merlion Park for a view of Singapore’s unmissable icon.
Spend time at the award-winning Singapore Zoo, where animals roam freely in their natural habitats. Try the Rainforest Walking Trail at Singapore’s Botanic Garden or hop on the cable car to Sentosa Island for golden beaches, a waterpark, golf and Universal Studios Singapore.
If shopping for luxury labels or high street favourites, Orchard Road beckons. For less mass-market shopping, try out local neighbourhoods where independent boutiques, quirky art galleries and bustling markets await you.
Singapore’s rich dining scene features a mix of authentic local fare at hawker centres and slap-up meals in Chinatown to celebrity chef or Michelin-star experiences. You can also dine alfresco in lively Clarke Quay before painting the town red or chill out with a cocktail or two at an array of fabulous rooftop bars.
Perfect as a standalone destination, Singapore can also be combined with numerous Far East or Middle East options for the holiday of your dreams.
The second largest city in Australia, Melbourne is the younger, more refined and eclectic cousin of Sydney. With its famed combination of culinary excellence inspired by its diverse migrant influences, art galleries, home grown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Melbourne is regarded as the world's most liveable city.
The city centre is an orderly grid of streets where the state parliament and splendid Victorian buildings that sprang up in the wake of the gold rush still stand. This is Melbourne's heart and easily explored at a leisurely pace in a couple of days. If walking becomes tiresome, why not hop aboard one of the iconic trams that traverse the city. A definite highlight of the centre are the character-filled cobbled laneways, which are lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques.
Melbourne's main public square, Federation Square, sits on the edge of the Yarra River, opposite Flinders Street Station and contains a mix of art galleries, a museum, cinemas, shops, restaurants and bars. At Flinders Station be sure to stand beneath the clocks of this iconic terminus, as tourists and Melbournians alike have done for generations.
For unique bird's eye vistas across the city, take a 30 minute ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel or, head to the Eureka Skydeck 88, where you can teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of the city and beyond. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground you may wish to stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, recognised as one of the world's finest gardens. It displays more than 50,000 plants within the 87 beautifully landscaped gardens and it's the perfect place to relax and perhaps enjoy a picnic.
In Southbank, one of the city's newer precincts, is the sprawling Crown Entertainment Complex. Once a blighted stretch of factories and run-down warehouses, this vibrant area now boasts a wide variety of shops, eateries, nightclubs, live shows and a glittering casino.
Discover Melbourne's rich history and walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's family through their 18th century cottage and garden or experience Victoria's oldest surviving prison, the Old Melbourne Gaol, which was home of the outlaw Ned Kelly until he was hanged here on 11 November 1880.
Melbourne is a sports mad city and its many sporting venues are legendary around the world. The MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) hosts cricket matches in the summer and the Australian Football League in the winter, although tours are available on non-match days throughout the year. A stone's throw away is Melbourne Park, home to the annual Australian Open tennis grand slam (late January-early February). Fabulous Flemington is the home of the Melbourne Cup horse race, held on the first Tuesday in November, while Albert Park heralds the start of the Formula One Grand Prix season every March.
Melbourne's inner suburbs have a character all their own. Stroll along the seaside Esplanade in colourful St Kilda, enjoy the quirky shops and cafés of bohemian Fitzroy, rub shoulders with locals at the open-air Queen Victoria Market, or hire a canoe at Studley Park to paddle along one of the prettiest stretches of the Yarra—and you may discover Melbourne's soul as well as its heart.
Capital of the Tropical North the cosmopolitan city of Cairns is framed by a backdrop of rainforest mountain ranges and is the perfect base for every activity you could imagine – on land, in the air or below the sea.
No trip to Cairns is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system. Numerous day cruises head out and give you the opportunity to snorkel and dive among vivid coral gardens and colourful fish. Underwater viewing stations and glass bottom boats also offer a window into this astounding wonderland.
In the heart of Cairns is the Esplanade, a scenic 2.5km expanse home to parklands, playgrounds and recreational facilities, as well as the spectacular, man-made swimmable lagoon. The city has shopping precincts and local markets for picking up regional produce and handicrafts as well as a thriving café scene with many trendy eateries dotted along Grafton and Spence Streets while The Esplanade is also brimming with great restaurants.
Outside of the city there is much to see and do. The mountain village of Kuranda is tucked within the tropical rainforest and is known for its vibrant arts community with local markets open daily. It is however the journey to and from Kuranda that is arguably the highlight. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides above the rainforest canopy then descends deep into its heart while on your way back to Cairns you can travel on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. This two jour train journey traverses dense rainforest, winding past rugged mountains, tumbling waterfalls and the stunning Barron Gorge.
At Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, just 20 minutes outside Cairns, guests have the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through live performances, guided bush walks and activities such as boomerang throwing and didgeridoo playing.
South west of Cairns are the Atherton Tablelands, home to cooler climes, volcanic craters and deep blue lakes, endless waterfalls, quaint villages, gourmet food producers and an abundance of rare wildlife.
Seductively draped around its harbour and beaches, Sydney has a striking waterfront setting. Graced by the impressive steel arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the pearly sails of the Sydney Opera House, the sparkling harbour is one of the world’s most photographed sites. Hop aboard a ferry or harbour cruise to best see these iconic landmarks or, if you have a head for heights, book a heart-pounding BridgeClimb.
Bustling Circular Quay, which is the launch pad for harbour ferries and sightseeing boats, throngs with visitors and locals alike who are drawn to the fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars. Adjacent to Circular Quay is The Rocks, once home to the Gadigal Aboriginals and then the first colonial settlers in 1788. Today this trendy area has over 100 heritage sites and buildings, many now housing a great selection of eateries, galleries and shops.
Cross the pedestrianised Pyrmont Bridge to lively Darling Harbour, a waterfront precinct packed with shops, restaurants, museums and entertainment venues.
Further city attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, a true oasis in the heart of the city, home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas; Hyde Park, which is Australia's oldest park and contains the ANZAC Memorial building and visitor centre along with nearly 600 mature exotic and native trees; Barrangaroo Reserve; Macquarie Street; the Sydney Tower Eye and its Skywalk, an alfresco glass-floored moving platform; and the award-winning Taronga Zoo, where admission includes daily keeper talks and shows and access to Sky Safari, Sydney's only cable car.
Also not to be missed is Bondi Beach and Manly for the chance to sink your toes into the soft sand, admire the bronzed lifesavers or sign up for a surf lesson. Further beach fun is up for grabs at Cronulla, Bronte, Coogee, Tamarama and Maroubra.