Singapore & Australia Cities & Beach
Travel 01 Jun 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
Book by 30 Jun 2019
Saving £265 per person
- 2 nts Chancellor@Orchard, Singapore - in a deluxe room with breakfast
- 3 nts Arts Hotel, Sydney - in a standard room
- 5 nts Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel, - in a garden view room with breakfast
- 3 nts The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne - in a Savoy guest room
- Flights to Singapore and onwards to Sydney, Hamilton Island & Melbourne with Qantas from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Singapore and prepayable taxes. A weekend surcharge of £25 per person applies for travel on a Friday or Saturday in either direction.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
in a deluxe room with breakfast
Centrally located on Orchard Road within steps of shopping, entertainment and dining options, while two MRT stations are also just 5 minutes walk away, ensuring easy access to all of Singapore.
in a standard room
Family owned and run, the Arts Hotel lies in the Paddington area and is surrounded by cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops.
in a garden view room with breakfast
With large, comfortable, modern rooms, the Reef View Hotel offers a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. Spacious, comfortable and with most rooms boasting incredible sea views, the Reef View Hotel offers stylish and family-friendly Hamilton Island accommodation.
in a Savoy guest room
Situated opposite Southern Cross Station, close to the hub of Collins Street where you'll find restaurants and first class shopping.
Flights to Singapore and onwards to Sydney, Hamilton Island & Melbourne with Qantas from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Singapore and prepayable taxes. A weekend surcharge of £25 per person applies for travel on a Friday or Saturday in either direction.
Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £126, Birmingham from £50, Newcastle from £76, Edinburgh from £100, Glasgow from £100. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
When you fly with Qantas via Singapore, you’ll enjoy a S$20 voucher to spend at the award-winning Changi Airport. Eligible customers will receive a S$20 Changi Recommends Voucher to spend on shopping, dining and lounges. It’s a great way to relax in a lounge for less, save on shopping or enjoy a snack and a drink. This special offer is valid for bookings made until 31 December 2019.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
in a deluxe room with breakfast
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 Sands 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-winnng 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 Arabia options for the holiday of your dreams.
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The view of Sydney Opera House against a backdrop of Sydney Harbour Bridge is reputed to be one of the most recognised sights in the world. Relatively small, as great cities go, with a population of around 4 million, this is a city which has it all: iconic structures, fantastic beaches, stunning vistas, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and fabulous weather. It is most definitely on the must-see list for any visitor to Australia and even if you have visited before, you will want to return again and again.
First time visitors should head straight to Sydney Harbour. It's one of the most photographed locations in the world, and nothing compares to seeing the harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House with your own eyes. Be sure to book a BridgeClimb for the opportunity to scale the summit and enjoy unbeatable views!
The main hub of the harbour is Circular Quay, where ferries arrive and depart continuously linking the various areas of Sydney. Circular Quay also has some of Sydney's best restaurants and is home to the Queen Victoria Building, another must-see attraction which dats back to 1898 and now houses a shopping mall. Adjacent to Circular quay is The Rocks, an historic part of Sydney which saw the first colonial settlement in 1788. Carefully restored buildings house shops and galleries, as well as cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs.
From Sydney Harbour, cross the pedestrianised Pyrmont Bridge to lively Darling Harbour, one of the city's largest dining, shopping and entertainment districts, which has a full calendar of outdoor events, as well as plenty of indoor activities.
For a bird's eye view of Sydney, head to the summit of Sydney Tower Eye and enjoy panoramic vistas stretching across the city to the Pacific Ocean and the Blue Mountains to the west. At the top of the tower is the Sydney Skywalk, a moving, glass-floored viewing platform.
Additional 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; 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 are Sydney's picturesque beaches, Bondi and Manly. Lying east of the city, Bondi Beach has something for everyone: surf and sand, glitzy bars and cafes, a farmers market, boutique street stalls and not forgetting a carefree, sun-drenched lifestyle. Head north and you'll Manly Beach, a popular playground whether you are looking to surf, swim, shop or wine and dine.
in a garden view room with breakfast
in a Savoy guest room
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.