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Australia Sea to City with Swain Destinations

$3,035.00

Prices shown reflect $800 in savings per person if booked by April 30,2020.

Australia: Sea to City begins with a stay on Hayman Island. Idyllic and beautiful, Hayman Island features all the aquatic activities and marine wildlife that you can imagine. With Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort serving as the perfect homebase, venture out and indulge in an Island Escape. Sun on the beach and then see a spectacular sunset while you sip on champagne. Explore Whitehaven Beach and snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef. Embark on a jet ski adventure before concluding your time on Hayman Island and transferring to Australia’s cultural hub, Sydney. Stay in the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel overlooking the Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the area on the Sydney in Style tour, hitting all of the iconic sights before cruising the harbor like a local the next day. Finish off the trip with a tour of the country’s most iconic sight: the Sydney Opera House. The 60-minute guided tour offers the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation. Visitors are guided into theaters, given a fascinating account of the history and the architecture of the building, and introduced to the excitement of Performing Arts in Australia. Finish the day off any way you want at leisure before concluding your sea to city adventure.

8 Nights

  • Whitsundays, Sydney
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 4 nights Whitsundays
  • 4 nights Sydney
  • Sydney Half Day Sights
  • Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise
  • Sydney Opera House Guided Tour
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly USA to Queensland

Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.

Day 2 – Cross the International Date Line

Cross the International Date Line, an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the North to the South Pole – and defines one calendar day from the next. Crossing the International Date Line adds one day (24 hours) traveling west, and subtracts one day (24 hours) traveling east.

Day 3 – Welcome to Queensland

Upon arrival into Brisbane, you will make your way to your flight to Hamilton Island. Arrive at Hamilton Island Airport and make your way through the terminal to the Hayman Desk where you will transfer to Hayman Island via a luxury launch.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Hayman Island is a private island resort in the heart of the Whitsundays. The nearest island to the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island is ideal for nature based activities and exceptional guest experiences. Featuring 160 guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses across three main accommodation wings, Hayman Island provides guests the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Restaurants and bars offer an array of local and international cuisine, while the spa and water-sports facilities complete the island experience. Perfect for families, couples and honeymooners, the resort also provides an idyllic setting for a wide range of celebrations and events.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Day 4 – Day at Leisure

Hayman Island offers a range of activities and excursions for you to do as much, or as little, as you want during your stay.

Hayman Island Water
 Activities
The Watersports Centre can help you discover one of the most beautiful water playgrounds in the world. Hayman’s world class Marina complex is here to give you the opportunity to indulge in a multitude of Watersports activities.

Island Escapes
An excursion not to be missed – take advantage of the many surrounding beaches and allow our staff to recommend a beach that suits your desires for an hour, or a day. Order a picnic lunch through In Room Dining, pick up snorkeling gear or just a towel, spend the day snorkeling or sun tanning and return feeling totally refreshed.

Sunset Escapes
The Whitsundays are blessed with some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Relax and sip champagne, nibble on your cheese platter and reminisce about your special holiday on Hayman. The watersports crew will advise the best beach options available on the day and then pick you up just after sunset.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort (B)

Day 5 – Day at Leisure

Hayman Island offers a range of activities and excursions for you to do as much, or as little, as you want during your stay.

Whitehaven Beach Experience
Cruise on one of Hayman’s Luxury Vessels to the beautiful silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. Swim, sunbathe or stroll along the 6 kilometers of pure white silica beach on uninhabited Whitsunday Island. A tantalizing buffet lunch, with beverages, will be served onboard.

Dive and Snorkel Day Tours
The Whitsunday Islands unlock easy access to the Great Barrier Reef’s stunning, colorful underwater world of coral and marine-life. With ideal water temperatures all year round, you can explore the huge biodiversity of species and habitats that make it one of the most complex natural systems on Earth.

Guided Jet Ski Adventures
Join your qualified and experienced jet ski guide on an epic 1 hour jet ski adventure, where you will drive your own jet ski around the waters of Hayman Island, seeing sea turtles and other marine life up close. This adrenaline-packed adventure combines jet skiing with a spectacular scenic tour of the north Queensland islands. With small group sizes and highly trained and qualified guides, you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing before heading out on the water.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort (B)

Day 6 – Day at Leisure

Hayman Island offers a range of activities and excursions for you to do as much, or as little, as you want during your stay.

Fishing
The 12.5m game fishing boat, the ‘Ocean Blue’, features an array of rods, reels and tackle. Our experienced crew are available to take you game fishing or bottom fishing for half or full day charters.

Kayaking
Join a tropical expedition among island fringing reefs. Paddle at a leisurely pace to any one of the local islands, snorkel over coral gardens teeming with fish, wander along pristine beaches, or simply relax and take it all in. This eco tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this unique world heritage Marine Park.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort (B)

Day 7 – Hayman Island to Sydney

Today you will make your way to the Hamilton Island Airport via a luxury launch for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney, a driver will meet you in the baggage claim area to transfer you to your city accommodation.

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
The spectacular Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is just a stroll away from the harbor and the Opera House, and lies in the center of Sydney’s business district. Well known for its impeccable service, the hotel also features comfortable rooms and impressive views of the city and harbor. The hotel offers 531 rooms; suites, elegantly decorated in a luxurious contemporary style. Views from the guest rooms include Sydney’s most famous icons: the sunrise over the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Opera House, the harbor, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and beyond.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (B)

Day 8 – Sydney In Style

Depart from your Sydney hotel to discover the fabulous city of Sydney. You will travel through the business district and shopping areas, see Darling Harbour and the vibrant China Town and drive along Oxford Street with its trendy terrace houses and boutique fashion shops. See Centennial Park, a 220-hectare urban parkland in Eastern Sydney. Reaching the coastline, see Bronte and Tamarama, then go on to explore the famous Bondi Beach. Spend 30 minutes walking the promenade or enjoying a coffee overlooking the beach.

From here, continue along the coastal drive past Macquarie Lighthouse to the Southern Headland of Sydney Harbour. Visit Watsons Bay before following the harbor foreshore towards Sydney City. You pass some of Australia’s most exclusive waterfront suburbs where harbor mansions may be seen. Drive through Vaucluse, Double Bay before reaching the colorful Kings Cross. Head through Woolloomooloo and see the famous Harry’s Cafe De Wheels. Visit Sydney’s Botanical Gardens and enjoy some spectacular Harbour Bridge and Opera House views. Return to Sydney’s CBD via Saint Mary’s Cathedral, historic convict buildings, State Parliament House and the historical quarter of the “Rocks.” Visit Sydney’s Observatory Hill for amazing views over Sydney Harbour to the Blue Mountains.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (B)

Day 9 – Cruise Like a Local Lunch Cruise

Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour’s most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. This is a unique, four-hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a three-course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and five-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a smaller vessel offers, including swimming and fishing – or sit back and relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (B, L)

Day 10 – Sydney Opera House Tour

The 60-minute guided tour offers the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation. Visitors are guided into theatres, given a fascinating account of the history and the architecture of the building, and introduced to the excitement of Performing Arts in Australia.

Sydney at Leisure
It is no surprise that when the British first arrived in Sydney they named the area Botany Bay. Even today, with a population of over 4 million people and a reputation for fun rather than flora, one is still surrounded by bush land in this bustling city. Native Waratah wind their way through the historic Rocks area, palm trees frame long stretches of pristine beach, and Eucalyptus embrace the endless and beckoning bays of Sydney Harbour.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (B)

Day 11 – Fly Sydney to USA

Today you will be transferred from your accommodation for your flight back to the USA. (B)

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20

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