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Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen before heading down under for this dream vacation! Come see the vibrant and diverse marine life that lives within the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and experience Sydney’s iconic sites. On this 12-day vacation, we have arranged hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing to make your vacation as turn-key as can be. Plus, we provide you with a Local Host, someone who knows the cities you’ll visit like the back of their hand, so they can help you get an authentic Australian experience.Your vacation beings when you arrive in Cairns. You will have three days to discover the boutiques, art galleries, and many activities that make this town a bucket-list destination. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime when you cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for a day to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. And Cairns isn’t just known for its aquatic life! You can also choose to hike, ride ATVs, or learn about the Aboriginal people who inhabited the nearby Mossman Gorge.Then, you’ll head south to spend a few days in Sydney. Take a guided sightseeing tour where you will stop to capture the perfect shot at the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and put your toes in the sand at the beautiful Bondi Beach. You will have two full days at your leisure. Explore independently or choose from a selection of optional activities, including a climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, spending the day in nearby Hunter Valley where you will sample Australia’s finest wines, or joining a guided backstage tour of the Opera House.Before heading home, stop in tropical Fiji for a three-night stay! Enjoy white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and the friendliest of locals. Your visit to Fiji includes a half-day Sigatoka River Safari and a Local Host to help you with additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping recommendations. Save time and avoid the hassles of travel by letting Independence by Globus handle the details. With the I-Time you crave, all you have to do is grab your snorkel and GO!
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Breakfast daily; 2 lunches
ARRIVE IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA• Arrive in Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Transfer to your hotel and begin exploring this tropical city. Your Globus Local Host will make contact with you and meet to discuss your vacation, answer questions, and give suggestions to make the most of your stay.
CAIRNS• Spend the day as you wish.
BreakfastRelax by your resort’s pool, or shop for souvenirs at the unique boutiques and galleries. Other activities to consider: fishing, strolling the Esplanade, a memorable sunset sail, or trying some of the downtown area’s many great restaurants and bars.
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF• Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran for a cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Late this afternoon, return to Cairns.
CAIRNS• A full day at leisure.
BreakfastEnjoy an optional trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other possibilities include a visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure, a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, or shopping for a special souvenir at the Cairns Night Markets.
CAIRNS–SYDNEY • Transfer to Cairns International Airport for your flight to Sydney. The remainder of the day is at leisure to start exploring this exciting city.
SYDNEY • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that includes a photo stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a visit to stunning Bondi Beach, one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches.
BreakfastThe remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping.
SYDNEY • Today is at leisure. You can explore on your own or choose from a selection of optional activities.
BreakfastYou may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views; spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia’s best wines; or join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House.
SYDNEY• Another day to do as you wish in this beautiful city.
BreakfastYou may want to enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour and admire stunning views of the city from the water; visit Taronga Zoo to see some of Australia’s native animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses; shop for souvenirs; or relax on nearby Manly Beach.
SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST• Today, fly to Nadi, Fiji and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host is available to answer questions and make suggestions for sightseeing and dining.
CORAL COAST • This morning’s highlight is a half-day Sigatoka River Safari. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine.
Breakfast Lunch NOTE: If your included sightseeing is scheduled to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.
CORAL COAST• Today is at leisure.
BreakfastMake sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, get pampered at the spa, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink.
CORAL COAST–NADI• Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends.
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
"Hello, I am Trudy and have been happily living in Cairns for 15 years. I have been guiding guests from all over the world, showing people around beautiful Tropical North Queensland, with two World Heritage listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforest. I love sharing my knowledge, for people to learn something new and contributing to their holiday experience."