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Exploring Australia with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji 2022

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Tour Itinerary

The right vacation to Australia can easily transport you to another state of mind, especially if it includes a crocodile cruise in Darwin, a glass-bottom-boat tour at the Great Barrier Reef, a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and many other exciting modes of transportation. The most moving experience on this grand tour of Australia, however, is an overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan Train—an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. A stop to cruise through the majestic Katherine Gorge offers the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and imagination. As you venture in every direction on this encompassing tour of Australia—including untamed Tasmania—you’ll also be moved by big-city lights, Red Center sunsets, growling Tasmanian devils, and calm, cuddly koalas. All aboard for an above-and-beyond adventure through the “Land Down Under.”Your last stop on this incredible journey doesn’t have to be Sydney. Add a 3-day Monograms vacation to Fiji to your tour of Australia and New Zealand to soak up the fun and sun of the Coral Coast as well as the genuine warmth of the islanders.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
    Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    MELBOURNE
    MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    MELBOURNE
    MELBOURNE Free day. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    MELBOURNE–HOBART
    Fly to Hobart.
    HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA
    TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.
    HOBART Free time this evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    HOBART–ADELAIDE
    Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne).
    ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND
    Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island.
    KANGAROO ISLAND [LF] Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
    Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
    ULURU Sunset drink followed by [LF] Outback barbecue. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
    ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening. (B)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a camel ride through the desert at sunset. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–THE GHAN TRAIN
    Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs.
    ALICE SPRINGS Embark on the legendary The Ghan train. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    THE GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN
    KATHERINE GORGE [LF] Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station.
    DARWIN Free time this evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  12. Day 12
    DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
    DARWIN Jumping crocodile guided cruise.
    KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN
    KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided [LF] wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.
    DARWIN City orientation drive includes Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  14. Day 14
    DARWIN–CAIRNS
    Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” (B)

    NOTE:
    Due to this remote location and limited flights, you may be booked on a connecting flight from Darwin to Cairns.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF
    OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
    CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  16. Day 16
    CAIRNS
    CAIRNS Free day. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  17. Day 17
    CAIRNS–SYDNEY
    CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney.
    SYDNEY Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  18. Day 18
    SYDNEY
    SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  19. Day 19
    SYDNEY
    SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  20. Day 20
    SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST
    Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast.
    CORAL COAST Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  21. Day 21
    CORAL COAST
    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. (B,L)

    NOTE:
    If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  22. Day 22
    CORAL COAST
    CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. Make 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, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  23. Day 23
    CORAL COAST–NADI
    Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South Pacific dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour. During the wet season (December–April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.
Meals:
Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Melbourne: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins
Situated in the heart of downtown Melbourne, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is ideally located for exploring the city. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar, gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Address:
630 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Hobart: The Old Woolstore Hotel
The hotel is centrally located within a stone's throw of the city center and just a block away from Hobart's waterfront. The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas. Rooms are apartment style with a separate bedroom, sitting room, and kitchen. Amenities include iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, hairdryer and bath amenities, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, full kitchen, and washing machine and dryer.
Address:
1 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS, Australia
Adelaide: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Style and function are themes of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. As the Majestic's flagship, built in 2004, this award-winning hotel boasts simplicity, efficiency, and an eco-centric design. And as it sits just off of the lively Rundle Street, the convenience of bars, restaurants, shopping and museums is unparalleled. After a busy day of sightseeing and on-the-go activities, guests are welcomed back to comfortable accommodations and locally fresh cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - not to mention a great selection of wine! Follow it up with a view of the city from a relaxing garden roof-top, for which the hotel is aptly named.
Address:
55 Frome Street
Adelaide SA, Australia
Uluru: Desert Gardens Hotel
Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, coin-operated self-service laundry, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.
Address:
Yulara Drive
Uluru NT, Australia
Ghan Train: The Ghan Train - Alice Springs to Darwin
The Ghan is an Australian legend and the ultimate journey through the heart of Australia. It takes its name from the pioneering Afghan cameleers who blazed a permanent trail into the "Red Center of Australia" 150 years ago. Experience this fascinating train journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate restaurant car, and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge, the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes. Twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, washbasin, toilet, and shower. Single cabins feature a single berth and washbasin with shared toilet and shower facilities.
Address:
Overnight Train
null SA, Australia
Darwin: Hilton Darwin
Overlooking Darwin Harbour, Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. The impressive, marble-floored lobby, surrounded by warm colors and Aboriginal artwork, immediately welcomes you with a touch of authentic Australian style. The attentive hotel staff always make for a great stay. Enjoy the sunshine at the 10th floor outdoor swimming pool, or sip drinks at the stylish bar before savoring a delicious meal in their restaurant, which features an innovative menu of local specialties, including kangaroo, crocodile and barramundi. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.
Address:
32 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT, Australia
Kakadu National Park: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Situated in the heart of the World Heritage Kakadu National Park sits the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Take part in the unique experience of the Australian Outback at this one-of-a-kind hotel, which from above resembles a crocodile - an animal well known in these parts. After hours of exploration and touring of the land, feel restored after taking a dip in the outdoor pool, lounging in the shady garden, or partaking of the many unique Outback flavors at the on-site restaurant and bar. The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is committed to supporting its environment and the community within it, while providing friendly service and comfort for its visitors. The hotel features coin-operated, self-service laundry.
Address:
Flinders Street
Kakadu National Park NT, Australia
Cairns: Pullman Cairns International
Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.
Address:
17 Abbott St
Cairns QLD, Australia
Sydney: Sydney Harbour Marriott
Ideally placed in Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour Marriott welcomes guests with elegant rooms, luxury amenities, and an award-winning commitment to outstanding service. Take advantage of the fitness center, indoor pool and on-site dining.
Address:
30 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW, Australia
Coral Coast: Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is situated in an exquisite seaside setting reminiscent of a time-honored Fijian village. The hotel features sweeping views from the hilltop Bebe Spa Fiji, magnificent tropical pool, beach access with complimentary kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards, Fijian culture activities, entertainment, and daily kava ceremony, daily Fijian handicraft demonstrations, fitness center, an ATM/currency exchange, and self-service laundry and dry cleaning.
Address:
Sydney Drive, off the Queens Highway
Coral Coast , Fiji

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Globus Tours Customer Reviews

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Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
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