Singapore, Sydney, Rock & Reef
Travel 01 Jun 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
Book by 31 May 2019
Saving £315 per person
- 3 nts Chancellor@Orchard, Singapore - in a deluxe room with breakfast
- 3 nts Arts Hotel, Sydney - in a standard room
- 2 nts Voyages the Lost Camel Uluru, Red Centre - in a standard room
- 5 nts Bay Villas Resort, Port Douglas, Port Douglas & Palm Cove - in a studio room
- Flights to Singapore and onwards to Sydney, Uluru & Cairns with Qantas from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Singapore & shared transfers to and from Cairns Airport 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
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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.
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Family owned and run, the Arts Hotel lies in the Paddington area and is surrounded by cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops.
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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.
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From the breathtaking colours of the Great Barrier Reef to the green splendour of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests; from the vibrancy of Port Douglas, to the laid-back tranquility of Mossman and Daintree townships, the Reef and Rainforest Coast is an international showcase of natural beauty, world-class resorts and tourist attractions.
Flights to Singapore and onwards to Sydney, Uluru & Cairns with Qantas from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Singapore & shared transfers to and from Cairns Airport 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.
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Rich in heritage with a multitude of cultures and nationalities, the vibrant city of Singapore offers a refined taste of Asia and is just waiting to be explored. There are a multitude of things to see and do, with options available to suit every nature lover, culture vulture or food fanatic. There's not only an abundance of top attractions within the city's main areas - from Sentosa, the Night Safari and fascinating museums to Chinatown and Little India; but also hundreds of hidden gems to discover off the beaten track. Known for being a city in a garden, Singapore also boasts a lot of green space, from the Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay and Jurong Bird Park to preserved rainforests, nature reserves, parks and hiking trails. For an alternative nature experience, take a bumboat back in time to off-shore island Pulau Ubin, one of the two remaining kampongs (rural village) in Singapore.
For those seeking retail therapy a Singapore holiday won't disappoint. Orchard Road is the prime shopping district, a mile long street filled with high street names, high-end luxury labels and everything in between. Alternatively, browse the shops of Chinatown and Little India, visit the historical Arab Quarter - particularly Haji Lane, or try out the city's numerous shopping malls and fascinating markets. With an excellent public transport network of buses, taxis and efficient MRT underground system, you'll have no problem navigating around the city – although it's also very easy to get around on foot.
Singapore is one of Asia's best foodie destinations and every taste and budget is catered for, from unpretentious and affordable local street fare to culinary gems created by Michelin-starred chefs. An ideal gateway to Asia's varied destinations, a Singapore holiday offers an opulent taste of the Far East.
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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.
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This ruddy sprawl of desert wilderness is a seemingly endless landscape of semi-arid scrubs and sand dunes, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges and some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites. Floating in an outback waterhole, dining under a starry sky, watching the world's most famous rock change colours at sunrise and sunset are just some of the Red Centre's only-in-Australia experiences.
Surrounded by spectacular gum trees and refreshing waterholes, the friendly outback town of Alice Springs is the vibrant hub of central Australia and has all the conveniences of a modern city. Alice is an ideal base for exploring the Red Centre and, as a destination, has an abundance of entertainment and activities on offer. Try your hand at four-wheel driving or quad biking out in the desert, ride a camel through the outback, meander around aboriginal art galleries, visit the Todd Mall Markets, meet the local wildlife at the Alice Springs Desert Park, delve into the past at the historic Telegraph Station or see the home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
For many, no visit to the Red Centre would be complete without seeing Uluru. Nothing can really prepare you for the immensity, grandeur, shifting colours and stillness of this World Heritage listed 'rock'. Rising from the desert plain, the site is visually stunning and your first view is something you'll never forget. The incredible desert landscape is even more impressive in real life and is best viewed at sunrise or sunset to see it change from brown to orange to red to purple. Don't miss the Field of Light, which is in place until 31 March 2018, an art installation of more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted glass spheres that bloom as darkness falls over Australia's spiritual heartland.
About 20 miles west of Uluru is the equally impressive, but less well known, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Thirty-six magnificent, variously sized boulders sit shoulder to shoulder forming deep valleys and steep-sided gorges, which many visitors find even more captivating than their prominent neighbour. Challenging and rewarding bushwalks provide excellent views of the surreal domes and varied terrain.
Other notable sights include the often overlooked, yet spectacular yawning chasm of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park. Walkers are rewarded with breathtaking views on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk which skirts the canyon's rim before descending down to lush pockets of ferns and prehistoric cycads to a tranquil pool and onwards through a swarm of giant sandstone outcrops. The majestic West MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs, is an extraordinary landscape of weathered peaks, behind which are rocky gorges and waterholes that are great for cooling off on a hot day.
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Renowned for its palm fringed Four Mile Beach, the resort town of Port Douglas is the perfect place to relax, while the beachside community of Palm Cove bursts with luxurious accommodation, culinary delights, day spas, art galleries and fun activities.
Founded in 1877 after gold was discovered nearby, Port Douglas is a popular town with a friendly village vibe. With the natural surroundings of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas lends itself to the best in outdoor experiences. If you're not content to simply curl your toes into the golden sands of Four Mile Beach there's a whole host of activities including kayaking, kite surfing and sailing to the nearby Low Isles for sheltered swimming and snorkelling. Alternatively, take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef or head to Mossman Gorge for a guided Dreamtime walk.
Macrossan Street is the hub of Port Douglas and home to a range of renowned art galleries, shops and casual dining venues. The nearby Sunday markets are also a must-do attraction of Port Douglas, or at Port Douglas Marina there's plenty of waterside dining and a shopping arcade.
Set midway between Cairns and Port Douglas, Palm Cove is a quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old 'paperbark' Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade. A host of sights and attractions are available from Palm Cove including exploration adventures, beautiful golf courses, kayaking around nearby islands, horse rides through bushland, 4WD rainforest tours and, of course, easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.
The shaded grassed areas of the beachfront esplanade are ideal for strolls in the sun and you'll also find a fantastic range of bars, cafes and restaurants with stunning sea views as well as a number of boutique stores and fashion outlets. Palm Cove has also been named 'spa capital of Australia' because of its extensive collection of world class wellness spas, offering visitors a chance to relax, recharge and completely succumb to the tropical aura of Palm Cove.