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Pycnantha Flower - official flower for Austrial


Hotels/Great Locations

Nights 3, 4 and 5
Novotel Palm Cove Hotel
Cairns, Australia

Nights 6, 7 and 8
Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney, Australia

Nights 9, 10 and 11
Mercure Resort
Queenstown, New Zealand

Nights 12, 13 and 14
Chateau on the Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

Nights 15, 16, 17
Fiji

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Sydney Opera House

Queenstown Gondola

Riccarton House, Christchurch

Kiwi - New Zealand

Fiji

Fiji- beautiful fish

Australia
New Zealand
and Fiji
October 21-November 7, 2009
18 days/17 nights
$6331


You are invited to explore the unique culture and sites "down under" where the seasons are reversed.  The Spring weather should be delightful throughout the tour.  Begin in AUSTRALIA, a country of spectacular scenery, sophisticated cities that retain their charm, and wildlife that includes cuddly koalas, and kangaroos you can feed and pet.  CAIRNS, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is situated on Australia's lush and tropical Northeastern coast.  Three nights in Cairns includes a high speed catamaran journey to the Barrier Reef, where you can view the reef, and swim and snorkel at your leisure.  SYDNEY'S colorful harbor, rimmed with magnificent homes, has the graceful Opera House as its focal point.  Tour the city and enjoy a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour.

NEW ZEALAND offers a country of especially friendly people and spectacular scenery - lush, verdant, rolling hills dotted with sheep and the majestic glacier-covered Southern Alps on the South Island.  From QUEENSTOWN travel to Milford Sound for a fascinating cruise on this magnificent fjord.  Enjoy dinner in the home of a New Zealand family in CHRISTCHURCH on the South Island.

FIJI offers an opportunity to rest, relax and learn about the culture of this South Pacific paradise.

Barbara Osman, President of 4 Seasons Tours, has traveled to these countries several times.  She will accompany you on this fabulous journey she wishes to share with you, based on a minimum of 20 passengers.

 

Itinerary
 

Day 1 - GEORGETOWN/DOVER/WILMINGTON/PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT
Morning departure for Philadelphia Airport to board your flight to Los Angeles.  Mid evening flight departure for Australia.

Day 2 - TRAVEL DAY
As you cross the International Dateline enroute to Australia you will lose a full day. 
Meals in flight

Day 3 - ARRIVE CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Your tour begins today in Cairns, the gateway to the Barrier Reef.  Have a look at the Southern Hemisphere stars this evening after you join your mates for a welcome dinner Meals D
NOVOTEL PALM COVE HOTEL

Day 4 - CAIRNS AND BARRIER REEF
Board a huge catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef.  From our base on Green Island, swim in this buoyant water, take a trip on a glass bottom boat where beautifully colored fish swim by in their natural habitat and visit the underwater observatory.  A delicious lunch is included.  Optional snorkeling equipment is available.  Meals BL
NOVOTEL PALM COVE HOTEL

Day 5 - CAIRNS - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Experience the unique lifestyle of the Aborigine people with a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Center and see traditional Aboriginal dances.  This afternoon you will meet some of the local koalas and kangaroos!  Evening at leisure.  Meals B
NOVOTEL PALM COVE HOTEL

Day 6 - CAIRNS/SIDNEY
Fly to the lovely city of Sydney.  This evening, dine atop the city at Sydney's Revolving Restaurant enjoying the spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House at night.  Meals BD
NOVOTEL ROCKFORD DARLING HARBOUR HOTEL

Day 7 - SYDNEY
Enjoy a city tour of Sydney where the English explorer James Cook weighed anchor in 1770.  Highlights include Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the fashionable Paddington suburb.  A highlight is your guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.  Also learn how raw opals are transformed from dark mine shafts to beautiful works of art.  Meals B
NOVOTEL ROCKFORD DARLING HARBOUR HOTEL

Day 8 - SYDNEY
A day at leisure before a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour before returning to the Opera House to enjoy a spectacular performance!  Meals BD
NOVOTEL ROCKFORD DARLING HARBOUR HOTEL

Day 9 - SYDNEY/CHRISTCHURCH, NZ/QUEENSTOWN
You leave Australia behind and fly to New Zealand enroute to beautiful Queenstown, nestled in the Southern Alps.  You'll ride a gondola to dinner at the Skyline Restaurant which overlooks Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.  Meals BD
MERCURE RESORT

Day 10 - QUEENSTOWN/MILFORD SOUND/QUEENSTOWN
During your drive to Milford Sound, enjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley.  Travel through beech forests via the Homer Tunnel to board your boat for a breathtakingly beautiful cruise on Milford Sound with rock faces rising nearly 4,000 ft. on either side.  Following your cruise you may choose to return on a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of the Southern Alps.  Meals BL
MERCURE RESORT

Day 11 - QUEENSTOWN
A day at leisure in this wonderful little town!  Shop, or perhaps take an optional and exciting jet boat on the Shotover River or take the optional "Safari of the Rings" through the Remarkable Mountains and the lovely countryside.  Meals B
MERCURE RESORT

Day 12 - QUEENSTOWN/MT. COOK/CHRISTCHURCH
Travel the countryside to New Zealand's most famous national park, Mt. Cook.  Enroute enjoy a stop at a local fruit stand to gain an inside look at the produce of New Zealand.  You may choose to view this massive glacier and extensive snow-covered mountaintop on an optional glacier flight seeing tour (weather permitting) or enjoy the park on a nature walk.  Continue to Christchurch.   Meals B
CHATEAU ON THE PARK

Day 13 - CHRISTCHURCH
This morning a short sightseeing tour of "the most English city outside of England," Christchurch.  Highlights include magnificent gardens, the Neo-Gothic Cathedral and the downtown park district.  Remainder of afternoon is at leisure.  This evening you are invited to dine and make friends with a New Zealand family in their home.  This is indeed a pleasure and you will learn about the "Kiwi's" and enjoy a home cooked meal.  Meals BD
CHATEAU ON THE PARK

Day 14 - CHRISTCHURCH
Visit a Canterbury farmyard to see the workings of the farm including a sheep shearing demonstration, herding, and learn first hand how this New Zealand family farm operates.  Tonight dine inside the restored Riccarton House mansion and learn the history of the first family of New Zealand.  Meals BD
CHATEAU ON THE PARK

Days 15-16-17 - CHRISTCHURCH/FIJI
Today you will arrive in the beautiful paradise island of Fiji which retains the primitive cultural fascination of the South Pacific.  The expansive sandy beaches are world-famous.  Three nights, two days to enjoy the beauty of the island.  One dinner included.  Meals in flight

Day 18 - FIJI/LOS ANGELES/PHILADELPHIA/HOME
Transfer to the airport for your return flights home where transportation will be waiting to return you to Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown.  Meals in flight

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip transportation from Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington to Philadelphia airport  *  Roundtrip air Philadelphia/Los Angeles/Cairns/Sydney/Christchurch/Fiji/Los Angeles/Philadelphia  *  Airfare and fuel surcharges subject to change until ticketed *  Accommodations for 15 nights with private bath based on double occupancy  *  Sightseeing as per itinerary  *  Meals include 11 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners and meals in flight   *   Gratuities for included meals  *  Hotel taxes  *  Transfers between airports and hotels  *  Luggage handling   *   Services of a Tour Director in Australia and New Zealand and a host in Fiji   *   Services of a professional Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours and Travel with a minimum of 20 passengers.

Not included:
Passport and visas fees; $20 departure tax from New Zealand; beverages with some meals; gratuity to Collette Vacations Tour Director and motorcoach drivers while on tour; items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc. and optional tours.  Visa required for entry into Australia at a cost of $25.  4 Seasons Tours will obtain your visa.

  Conditions:
Reservation deposit $250 with each reservation.
Balance due August 1, 2009.  Airfare is subject to change until ticketed.  No minimum number of passengers is required for tour to operate.
Cancellations:  Your deposit and final payment are fully refundable no matter what the reason if you take insurance.  Therefore, payment for insurance must accompany your reservation.
Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is required at a cost of $225 per person and must be purchased at time of deposit.
   

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