South Pacific by Land & Sea with Fiji on October 15, 2020 (PC1E)

28 Day Tour from Sydney to Coral Coast

2020 Tour Details

This escorted vacation in Australia and New Zealand includes a fantastic cruise across the Tasman Sea. Begin in the stunning city of Sydney, with guided sightseeing to the Botanic Gardens and iconic Sydney Opera House. Enjoy free time to explore this dynamic city on your own during your three-night stay, before flying to spectacular Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the sunset fall across this mystical formation, take in the magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and enjoy an authentic Outback barbecue. Depart for Cairns, the “Gateway to the Barrier Reef,” and take an excursion to explore the reef by snorkel or glass-bottom boat. Enjoy a full day to explore Cairns on your own, with a number of ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Take in the view overlooking Trinity Inlet, or cool off with a swim in the saltwater Esplanade Lagoon. Visit Koala Gardens before returning to Sydney to board your 14-night Holland America cruise.

Cruise from Sydney with port calls in Melbourne and Tasmania’s capital of Hobart. You’ll sail across the Tasman Sea to cruise the waters of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound on New Zealand’s coast. Other beautiful ports of call include Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Akaroa (Christchurch), Picton, Wellington, Napier, and Tauranga (Rotorua). Disembark from your spectacular cruise adventure in Auckland to meet your Globus Local Host. Enjoy a city sightseeing tour and time to explore Auckland on your own.

Continue your adventure in the South Pacific with a three-night Monograms vacation package in magical Fiji. Fly from Auckland to Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. Take a half-day Sigatoka River safari on a custom jet boat into the heart and soul of Fiji. You’ll appreciate plenty of free time to explore this island paradise as you please, with your Local Host on hand with suggestions and assistance whenever you need it. Paddle a kayak or paddleboard, or simply relax and unwind on the beautiful beaches beside the warm tropical waters.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

SYDNEY
Sightseeing with an inside visit to the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite welcome lunch at the Opera House; farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant
ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Outback barbecue
CAIRNS
Orientation tour; Great Barrier Reef Cruise with choice of activities; Koala Gardens with Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite souvenir photo
CRUISE
Cruise 14-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Oosterdam
AUCKLAND
Sightseeing; Globus Local Host service
FIJI
Airport transfers; Sigatoka River Safari; Monograms Local Host service

Headsets while in Australia.

Notes:

  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America and are current at the time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
  • Your Tour Director will not accompany you on the 14-night cruise.
  • At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Te Wahipounamu
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 15 lunches, 16 dinners including a welcome lunch at the Sydney Opera House, an Outback barbecue dinner in Uluru, and a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant in Sydney

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to Sydney, Australia’s largest city and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing.

Day 2 SYDNEY

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS and the famous Mrs Macquarie’s chair. The sandstone rock chair was carved by convicts in 1810 and is said to be where Mrs Macquarie would sit and watch the ships from Great Britain sail into the harbor. Next, visit the famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an inside visit of its interior and theaters. Afterward, enjoy a welcome lunch at one of the LF Opera House’s restaurants where you’ll enjoy great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbor and Harbour Bridge. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

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Day 3 SYDNEY

Today is at leisure to explore all that Sydney has to offer. You may want to take an optional excursion to the World Heritage Site of the Blue Mountains, home to picturesque villages and spectacular views. Other options include learning to surf at nearby Bondi Beach, exploring the shops at Darling Harbour, climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, joining a local guide for a pub tour of the Rocks District, or enjoying dinner and 360-degree revolving views from the top of Sydney Tower.

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Day 4 SYDNEY–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Today, fly to the Red Center of Australia and visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known also by its Aboriginal name: Uluru. This massive sandstone monolith is one of the world’s most mysterious and religious sites. Enjoy a DRINK as you watch the sunset and the changing colors as they fall across the landscape.

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Day 5 ULURU

For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Today, enjoy a TOUR at the base of the rock, while learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Time to relax at your resort before the afternoon takes us to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Tonight be treated to a special LF OUTBACK BARBECUE dinner.

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Day 6 ULURU–CAIRNS

Depart the Outback for Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Upon arrival, an orientation tour shows the highlights of the town including shopping, dining, and sightseeing options for your free time.

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Day 7 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

The Great Barrier Reef was described by Sir David Attenborough as “The most magical place in the world.” Today is your chance to experience this stunning wonder and beauty for yourself. Your CRUISE to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World includes the option to SNORKEL, take a GLASS-BOTTOM-BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, and watch a fish feeding. Return to Cairns where your evening is at leisure. Tonight, you may want to visit the Cairns Night Markets, the perfect place to find a favorite souvenir or try some local fare.

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Day 8 CAIRNS

A full day to explore more of Cairns and this tropical paradise. Why not spend time at one of Cairns’ best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon? Set on the shore overlooking Trinity Inlet, this saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year-round safe swimming location. You may also wish to take an optional excursion to the Daintree Rainforest, one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature in the world. Perhaps enjoy an evening at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park which tells the story of the world’s oldest living culture through performance, dance, food, and arts.

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Day 9 CAIRNS–SYDNEY

This morning, visit the KOALA GARDENS for your chance to see koalas, as well as a chance to meet Australia’s other native animals. Before your visit ends, you’ll have a LF PHOTO taken with a koala—the perfect souvenir! Return to Sydney. Tonight, join your Tour Director and travel companions for a festive farewell dinner at a local WATERFRONT RESTAURANT.

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Day 10 SYDNEY (EMBARKATION)

The morning is at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to Sydney’s port to embark on your ship, the MS Oosterdam, for a 14-night CRUISE.

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Day 11 AT SEA

Enjoy a relaxing day as you cruise the coast of Australia towards Melbourne.

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Day 12 MELBOURNE

Melbourne is Australia’s cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries, attractions and museum, plus a dizzying range of restaurants, bistros, markets, and bars. The famous laneways of Melbourne bustle with hidden boutiques, art galleries, and eateries, while myriad beaches and parks allow for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and active things to do. During your free time here, you may choose to explore the famous lanes and arcades of the city, take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley, or learn about the wildlife and wonders of the Australian bush on a tour to You Yang Ranges National Park.

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Day 13 AT SEA

Depart Melbourne and cross the Bass Strait sailing towards Tasmania.

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Day 14 HOBART

Today is spent in Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. There are endless things to do and the city is compact enough to explore by foot. You may want to visit the unique Museum of Old & New Art (MONA), shop for souvenirs, sample tasty Tasmanian wine, or perhaps join in an excursion to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, home to such unique animals such as devils, quolls, wombats, and echidnas.

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Day 15 AT SEA

Depart Australia and start your voyage across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. On board your ship, you may wish to take part in fascinating lectures, interactive workshops, and cultural performances.

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Day 16 AT SEA

Depart Australia and start your voyage across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. On board your ship, you may wish to take part in fascinating lectures, interactive workshops, and cultural performances.

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Day 17 MILFORD SOUND & CRUISING FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, NEW ZEALAND

Today, set sail through incredible Milford Sound, home to scenic beauty, soaring snow-topped peaks, and pristine wilderness. You’ll also cruise through Fiordland National Park, explored by Captain Cook back in 1770.

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Day 18 PORT CHALMERS (DUNEDIN)

Dunedin, known as the “Edinburgh of the South,” was founded by Scottish settlers in 1848. During your time here, you may wish to learn more about the city’s Scottish influence, take an optional ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway, take a hike on Mount Cargill, or visit Penguin Place, an award-winning penguin conservation project.

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Day 19 LYTTLETON (CHRISTCHURCH)

Located approximately 20 minutes south of Christchurch, the port town of Lyttleton has historically served as an important commercial seaport and gateway to Canterbury and the South Island. During your free time, you may choose to explore the city of Christchurch, visit to the nearby picturesque town of Akaroa, the oldest European settlement on the South Island, or take part in a full-day adventure by motorcoach across the scenic Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.

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Day 20 PICTON

Tucked into the northeastern end of the South Island, the petite and picturesque port town of Picton is your starting point for exploring the region of Marlborough. Today, explore this tiny harbor town’s quaint cafés, shops, and aquatic themed museums or head out of town to the luscious wine country of Marlborough, heaven for sauvignon blanc lovers.

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Day 21 WELLINGTON

Today you can explore New Zealand’s capital city on your own. Enjoy views from atop Mount Victoria, stroll through the city’s Botanic Gardens, or sample some fresh seafood and local wine. You may also wish to join in an optional city sightseeing tour, partake in a tasting tour featuring regional cheeses, fruits, chocolates, and coffees, or explore Wellington’s waterfront by bicycle.

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Day 22 NAPIER

Napier is known as the Art Deco Capital of the World and is surrounded by the lush vineyards of the Hawke’s Bay wine region. Your choice of optional activities includes a city sightseeing tour where you can learn about Napier’s unique history and architecture, a scenic float trip on the Mohaka River, a visit and tasting to a local winery, or a tour by a local Maori guide who will show you his/her rich and colorful heritage.

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Day 23 TAURANGA (ROTORUA)

Arrive in Tauranga, a great spot for enjoying water activities, exploring beaches, and discovering the local Maori Culture. You may choose to visit fascinating Rotorua, home to geo-thermal activity of bubbling mud pools, steaming cliffs, and geysers. Other options include an excursion to the famous Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, discovering the Hobbiton movie set used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, or learning about the New Zealand sheep industry at Agrodome.

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Day 24 AUCKLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Disembark your ship and meet your Globus Local Host. On your city tour, see bustling Queen Street, the Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Your Globus Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

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Day 25 AUCKLAND–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST

Today, depart Auckland and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. Arrive in Nadi and be transported to your resort on the Coral Coast.

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Day 26 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.

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Day 27 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 drink.

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Day 28 CORAL COAST–NADI

Transfer from the Coral Coast to the Nadi International Airport today where your vacation ends.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ROGAN LIND

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I love exploring the world and learning about the history and heritage of different cultures. I've been to more than 60 countries and every inhabited continent but I'll always call Australia home. I love my job and sharing the wonders of my homeland with foreign guests and having a laugh along the way! My favorite thing about my home city Sydney is its beauty. The harbor and beaches are spectacular and there's an abundance of walking trails around the harbor from which one can truly appreciate its splendor.

Tour Director - ROGAN LIND

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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