Southern Capitals City Meets Bush - Australia (5 Nights)

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Visit historic Berrima and meet a grazier on his sheep station, then tour Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial in the nation's capital. Travel on through Ned Kelly country on the way to thoroughly modern Melbourne, where you can explore the laneways and arcades that house cafe´s, boutique shops and cutting-edge street art.
Itinerary
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    • Escorted Tours: 5 Day - Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush
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5 Day - Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

Itinerary:

Day 1 Sydney Canberra:
As this holiday departs early morning from Rydges World Square, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima to see its convict-era sandstone gaol, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local sheep grazier and enjoy a barbecue lunch. On arrival in Canberra join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the Australian War Memorial and hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers over a shared dinner.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra
Included Meals: Highlight Lunch and dinner with wine
Day 2 Canberra Beechworth:
Before leaving the nation's capital this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria, taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria's best-preserved gold-rush town. Forested ranges, placid lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands characterise this region, whose towering mountains are snow-capped in winter. Take an orientation tour of Beechworth before enjoying some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries, museum and historic hotel. Your accommodation tonight is at one of the town's unique bed-and-breakfast properties.
Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Beechworth Melbourne:
Join your B&B host for a Be My Guest breakfast before travelling to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, and perhaps later, stroll along the Yarra River for dinner at one of the many Southbank restaurants.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights
Included Meals: Be My Guest breakfast
Day 4 Melbourne Free Time:
Today Melbourne is yours to explore, so why not consider one of the following optional experiences. You could explore Eureka Skydeck for stunning 360-degree views of the city. Away from the hustle and bustle, Melbourne's justly famed 230 laneways penetrate into the heart of the city. It's here that the inner city's true nature resides, crammed into narrow lanes with world-beating restaurants, bars and street art. Or if you would like to see something famous then why not take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade, the nightly ritual where the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their dune burrows.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Farewell from Melbourne:
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Terms & Conditions

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE.

Exclusions

Flights. All Items of a personal nature. Meals and drinks not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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