Melbourne and Surrounds

Melbourne and Surrounds

Departure Dates:

Daily from 1 April to November 2017
Tour Code: VIC01

Discover the secrets of Victoria’s capital city and explore the surrounding countryside. Choose three day tours.

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Holiday Inclusions and Highlights

  • Return flight from homeport to Melbourne
  • Return Airport Transfers with Skybus
  • 7 nights Twin Share Accommodation
  • 7 Continental Breakfasts
  • Full Day Tour of Melbourne
  • Choice of any three full day tours – see below
  • Extra nights accommodation available
  • Extra tours available, ask your consultant for a price

Choose 3 Day Tours

  • Great Ocean Road Adventure
    Departs Daily                                                                                      (Tour Code: 396)
    Get ready for an exciting day of visual wonderment and one of the best coastal drives you will ever experience! Your day tour with Gray Line along iconic Great Ocean Road takes in spectacular coastal views of long sandy beaches, rolling surf, precipitous coastal cliffs and river inlets. Travel through popular resort towns Anglesea, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. Our stops include a beach walk at Gibson’s Steps, Twelve Apostles boardwalk, Loch Ard Gorge and Island Arch. A refreshment stop is made at Port Campbell before heading inland back to Melbourne.
  • The Penguins Parade – Penguins Plus
    Departs Daily  in the Afternoon                                                          (Tour Code: 384)
    Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! Visit Churchill Island where you can explore this working farm or simply enjoy ocean views from the cafe. At Koala Conservation Centre, look for koalas in their natural habitat and before sunset, we head to the Penguin Parade where you can wander through the “Penguin Experience” exhibit to learn more about them. Walk out to Summerland Beach and take your seat for the Penguin Parade with premium viewing area for best views of the penguins’ arrival.
  • Yarra Valley Wineries
    Departs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun                                                                 (Tour Code: 344)
    A late morning departure, travel through serene forest of the Blue Dandenong Ranges to the Yarra Valley. At Fergusson’s Winery, satisfy your hunger with a spit roast lunch that Louise Fergusson will carve and serve you. Lunch includes a glass of wine and the opportunity to taste more at the cellar door. A dessert treat awaits at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and a tasting follows at award winning Rochford Wines. Complete your day with a visit to boutique family owned winery, Dominique Portet, for a tour and tasting with complimentary cheese and crackers.
  • Sovereign Hill
    Departs Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat   
    (Tour Code: 380)
    Travel the stage coach route of the 1850’s along Western Highway to Ballarat, steeped in history with the discovery of gold. Tour through this gracious town with its exquisite gardens, noble statues and magnificent architecture. Pass by the Eureka Stockade, site of the 1854 miner’s rebellion. Spend the rest of your day at Sovereign Hill where Ballarat’s first 10 years after the discovery of gold in 1851 is re-created. Try your luck at gold panning in Red Gully Creek or head underground on the Red Hill mine tour. Don’t forget to visit the Gold Museum too!
  • Mornington Peninsular with Wine Tasting
    Departs Mon, Tues, Thurs  (Nov 1– Mar 31 2016)                               (Tour Code: 348W)
    Not many tours are as scenic from start to finish as Mornington Peninsula. Journey along Port Phillip Bay admiring beautiful homes on your left and the bay on your right. Stop in seaside Mornington for a break before continuing through exclusive Portsea admiring million dollar homes of the rich. Time in Sorrento, another upper-class seaside resort, exploring boutique shops, perhaps lunch al-fresco (own expense) or relax on the beach. Visit Flinders lookout for amazing views and a scenic drive through its golf course. Complete the day with wine tasting at T’Gallant Winery.
  • Wildlife Encounters
    Departs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun                                                                 (Tour Code: 377)
    Wildlife Encounters is exactly what you will experience at Healesville Sanctuary but not before a generous spit roast lunch at Fergusson Winery. To satisfy your sweet tooth, sample some chocolates at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Then it is on to Healesville Sanctuary, home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles all set in a natural bushland setting. It is such a delight to walk around! Take a guided tour and a Gray Line exclusive is our VIP Wildlife Meet and Feed which is your chance to feed one of Australia’s native animals!

 

2 Properties to choose from

Both properties are located within the heart of Melbourne City. They are close to Federation Square, Crowne Entertainment Centre, Southgate Complex, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre and Bourke Street Mall.

  • Hotel Causeway
    Located at 275 Little Collins Street, this hotel is set amongst the leading fashion and accessory boutiques, cafe’s and restaurants. Hotel Causeway in located opposite David Jones Department Store. This four star hotel features 45 rooms, Ensuite bathrooms, Air-Conditioning, Queen Size beds, a Gymnasium and 24-hour reservations.
  • Causeway 353
    This is a near new 4 star hotel located at 353 Little Collins Street, just a short walk away from Melbourne restaurant and theater district and a tram ride away for sporting and sightseeing attractions. This four star hotel features 142 rooms with Ensuite Bathrooms, Air-Conditioning, King Size beds, Gymnasium and 24-hour reservations.

 

8 day package* cost per person, twin share, VIC01

Causeway 353 or Hotel Causeway

Airfare* included in package price

Adelaide from $1,335 $260
Brisbane from $1,415 $340
Canberra from $1,395 $320
Gold Coast from $1,355 $280
Hobart from $1,315 $240
Launceston from $1,300 $225
Perth from $1,575 $500
Sydney from $1,355 $280
Single supplement $575
8 day land only – concession cost $1075
Extra nights $155 per room

*Twin share cost per person including return airfares. *The fares used in the package price are based on the best available air fares at the time of print and are subject to change without notice and are also subject to availability. No guarantee can be given by Aussie Getaways that these fares will be available on any specified day and we will always offer the cheapest fare available for your nominated days of travel. Please use the airfares quoted as a guide only and ask your travel consultant for more details.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Your holiday begins today with your arrival into Melbourne from your homeport. Make your own way from the airport to your hotel. On arrival please make your way outside to the Skybus meeting point. You will be transferred to the Southern Cross Station there you will be transferring to a small coach to be dropped close to your accommodation.
Overnight: Melbourne Accommodation

Day 2: Melbourne City Sights (B)
Our Grand Melbourne full day tour is the most comprehensive way to discover our beautiful city with its luscious gardens, new and old architecture, hidden laneways and arcades and shopping time at the Queen Victoria Market. In the afternoon, we’ll show you a different side of Melbourne that takes in the bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne, St Kilda and Brighton Beach to take that special photo of our iconic bathing boxes. A special treat for racing enthusiasts will be the drive at Albert Park Lake, site of the F1 Grand Prix as we head back to the city.
Overnight: Melbourne accommodation

Day 3: Full Day Tour (B)
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Overnight: Melbourne accommodation

Day 4: Full Day Tour (B)
Free day to explore the city
Overnight: Melbourne accommodation

Day 5: Full Day Tour (B)
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Overnight: Melbourne accommodation

Day 6: Free Day (B)
Free day to explore the city
Overnight: Melbourne accommodation

Day 7: Full Day Tour (B)
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Overnight: Melbourne accommodation

Day 8: Depart Melbourne (B)
Free until your transfer to the Melbourne Airport for your flight home. Please call Skybus 2 days before departure to confirm your pick up time.

*Meal Code: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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