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Bondi Beach, Sydney
City centre, Singapore
Melbourne, Victoria
Phillip Island Penguins
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Alice Springs Township
Uluru, Ayers Rock, Red Centre
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Field of Light, Uluru
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland
Balmoral Beach, Sydney
Australia
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, New South Wales

Australian Highlights & Singapore

17 day Escorted Tour & Stopover – from £6449 £5635

With flights from £6985

Enjoy three nights in the futuristic city of Singapore before joining this well-planned escorted tour to Australia’s iconic cities and landmarks.

Highlights:
  • Explore the Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown and Little India
  • Wander Melbourne’s hidden Laneways or join a tour to the Great Ocean Road
  • Witness sunset at Uluru and journey through desert plains to Kata Tjuta
  • Discover the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go backstage at the Opera House and enjoy a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise

Your Itinerary

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This itinerary is customisable. Just let us know if you would like to add extra nights, activities or destinations.

City centre, Singapore

Day 1 to 4 – Singapore

A fabulous place to start your holiday, Singapore provides an irresistible mix of tropical weather, modern…

A fabulous place to start your holiday, Singapore provides an irresistible mix of tropical weather, modern architecture and welcoming people. You’ll be met at the airport for your transfer to your hotel.

You have two whole days to explore this sparkling city. The beautiful Gardens by the Bay, overlooked by the recognisable Marina Bay Sands, are a must see by day and night; its iconic Supertrees bursting into a light and sound show every evening. Chinatown and Little India provide an overload for the senses, with a fabulous selection of eateries, whilst the civic district with its historic buildings and the famous Raffles Hotel provide a throwback to a colonial past.

    Furama Riverfront

City centre, Singapore
Melbourne, Victoria

Day 5 – Welcome to Melbourne

This morning, you’ll be met in reception for the short drive to Singapore Airport and flight…

This morning, you’ll be met in reception for the short drive to Singapore Airport and flight to Australia! On arrival at Melbourne Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Early evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

    Dinner with wine
Melbourne, Victoria
Phillip Island Penguins

Day 6 – Melbourne

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society…

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and fascinating street art on your private walking tour. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please. You may like to take an optional experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach or maybe you’d prefer to relax or even experience some of Melbourne’s well-known food and culture.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

    Breakfast
Phillip Island Penguins
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Day 7 – Melbourne

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take…

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take a full day optional experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles. Or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production or indulge in some world class fare at one of the city’s famous eateries.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

    Breakfast
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Alice Springs Township

Day 8 – Alice Springs

Your next stop is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township, the historic Telegraph Station. Being…

Your next stop is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township, the historic Telegraph Station. Being this far flung also means there’s no light pollution from cars or skyscrapers. The result? Unrivalled stargazing (and a BBQ feast) with the Falzon family at their eco-oriented Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre.

    Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner
Alice Springs Township
Uluru, Ayers Rock, Red Centre

Day 9 – Uluru

Spiritual, sacred and spectacular, the world’s largest rock monolith will give you goosebumps. In Australia’s Red…

Spiritual, sacred and spectacular, the world’s largest rock monolith will give you goosebumps. In Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru has been home to the Anangu people for millennia. Their connection is palpable, as you’ll discover when you arrive at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, at sunset watching the shifting colours transform the desert with every last ray (sparkling wine essential).

    Desert Gardens Hotel

    Breakfast
Uluru, Ayers Rock, Red Centre
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Day 10 – Uluru and Kata Tjuta

If there’s one thing worth getting out of bed early for, it’s sunrise over Uluru. Incredibly,…

If there’s one thing worth getting out of bed early for, it’s sunrise over Uluru. Incredibly, the Rock’s base caves are home to First Nations art that dates back tens of thousands of years. What an honour to glimpse it. The ochres and silvery greens of the NT outback follow you to Kata Tjuta, where Walpa Gorge humbles with its soaring cliffs. Wander through the tallest domes before yet another sparkling sunset (and sparkling wine).

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Field of Light, Uluru

Day 11 – Uluru – Cairns

OK, so the other reason to get up early is to view artist Bruce Munro’s installation…

OK, so the other reason to get up early is to view artist Bruce Munro’s installation Field of Light at dawn – 50,000 glowing spindles of light blanketing the desert. Clamber to the top of a sand dune to marvel in the morning unfolding over this very special part of the world. An Anangu artist will explain just what makes it so spiritual over an introduction to Western Desert art, introducing totems and symbols important to the region and represented in paintings and installations. Head to your next stop in sunny Cairns.

    Hilton Cairns

    Breakfast
Field of Light, Uluru
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Day 12 – Cairns Free Time

If you’re in the habit of getting up early now, you may wish to begin your…

If you’re in the habit of getting up early now, you may wish to begin your day with an optional horizon-bending hot-air-balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. Prefer to stay grounded? Sign up for a guided walk through the Daintree Rainforest, or surround yourself with nature riding the Scenic Railway to Kuranda returning on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – perhaps with a side visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for wetlands cruise? Tonight, celebrate the end of an incredible day at dinner on Cairns’ waterfront at Salt House for regional seafood plucked straight from the ocean, highlighting fresh, local ingredients, and prepared on their custom-built Argentinian wood fired grill.

    Hilton Cairns

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland

Day 13 – Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef, never fails to dazzle. Set out on…

The world’s largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef, never fails to dazzle. Set out on a catamaran to explore a kaleidoscope of colour: over 1,500 species of fish, 215 different birds, 3,000 molluscs, six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, and 30 species of dolphins and whales are residents. Strap on a snorkel or visit an underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft to take in the menagerie without getting your hair wet.

    Hilton Hotel Cairns

    Breakfast, Lunch
Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland
Balmoral Beach, Sydney

Day 14 – Cairns – Sydney

Touch down in Australia’s largest city, and spend time at leisure in the buzzing metropolis of…

Touch down in Australia’s largest city, and spend time at leisure in the buzzing metropolis of Sydney. Take a stroll along the iconic harbour, visit one of the city’s many bars, pubs, or restaurants, or simply while away the day at the beach. You decide how best to enjoy this bustling city of delights.

    Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

    Breakfast
Balmoral Beach, Sydney
Australia

Day 15 – Sydney

Bring your stamina: today is one of innumerable highlights. Go behind the scenes at the Sydney…

Bring your stamina: today is one of innumerable highlights. Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House, discovering its architectural and performance secrets. If these sails could talk. Then see the city from the water on a Sydney Harbour Highlight Lunch Cruise enjoying a menu focusing on local food and wine. One icon to another: The world’s most famous beach beckons this afternoon, with your chance to pad along the sand at Bondi with Sydney’s beautiful people.

    Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

    Breakfast, Lunch
Australia
Sydney Opera House

Day 16 – Sydney

You could spend weeks exploring Sydney. Months even. But you have today, so get set for…

You could spend weeks exploring Sydney. Months even. But you have today, so get set for a wild ride. Your agenda is completely up to you, but we have more than a few ideas. Perhaps a ferry ride to Manly for fish and chips on the beach? And ideally a stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, which offers so many lookouts for sparkling harbour views. This evening, celebrate your holiday at a Farewell Dinner at Midden restaurant at the Sydney Opera House. Talk about ending on a high.

    Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

    Breakfast, Dinner
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, New South Wales

Day 17 – Farewell from Sydney

This morning after breakfast say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your memorable holiday throughout Australia…

This morning after breakfast say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your memorable holiday throughout Australia comes to an end.

    Breakfast
Sydney, New South Wales

Your Itinerary

This itinerary is customisable. Just let us know if you would like to add extra nights, activities or destinations.

Day 1 to 4

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Singapore

A fabulous place to start your holiday, Singapore provides an irresistible mix of tropical weather, modern architecture and welcoming people. You’ll be met at the airport for your transfer to your hotel.

You have two whole days to explore this sparkling city. The beautiful Gardens by the Bay, overlooked by the recognisable Marina Bay Sands, are a must see by day and night; its iconic Supertrees bursting into a light and sound show every evening. Chinatown and Little India provide an overload for the senses, with a fabulous selection of eateries, whilst the civic district with its historic buildings and the famous Raffles Hotel provide a throwback to a colonial past.

    Furama Riverfront

City centre, Singapore

Day 5

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Welcome to Melbourne

This morning, you’ll be met in reception for the short drive to Singapore Airport and flight to Australia! On arrival at Melbourne Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Early evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

    Dinner with wine
Melbourne, Victoria

Day 6

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Melbourne

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and fascinating street art on your private walking tour. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please. You may like to take an optional experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach or maybe you’d prefer to relax or even experience some of Melbourne’s well-known food and culture.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

    Breakfast
Phillip Island Penguins

Day 7

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Melbourne

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take a full day optional experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles. Or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production or indulge in some world class fare at one of the city’s famous eateries.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

    Breakfast
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Day 8

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Alice Springs

Your next stop is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township, the historic Telegraph Station. Being this far flung also means there’s no light pollution from cars or skyscrapers. The result? Unrivalled stargazing (and a BBQ feast) with the Falzon family at their eco-oriented Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre.

    Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner
Alice Springs Township

Day 9

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Uluru

Spiritual, sacred and spectacular, the world’s largest rock monolith will give you goosebumps. In Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru has been home to the Anangu people for millennia. Their connection is palpable, as you’ll discover when you arrive at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, at sunset watching the shifting colours transform the desert with every last ray (sparkling wine essential).

    Desert Gardens Hotel

    Breakfast
Uluru, Ayers Rock, Red Centre

Day 10

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta

If there’s one thing worth getting out of bed early for, it’s sunrise over Uluru. Incredibly, the Rock’s base caves are home to First Nations art that dates back tens of thousands of years. What an honour to glimpse it. The ochres and silvery greens of the NT outback follow you to Kata Tjuta, where Walpa Gorge humbles with its soaring cliffs. Wander through the tallest domes before yet another sparkling sunset (and sparkling wine).

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Day 11

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Uluru – Cairns

OK, so the other reason to get up early is to view artist Bruce Munro’s installation Field of Light at dawn – 50,000 glowing spindles of light blanketing the desert. Clamber to the top of a sand dune to marvel in the morning unfolding over this very special part of the world. An Anangu artist will explain just what makes it so spiritual over an introduction to Western Desert art, introducing totems and symbols important to the region and represented in paintings and installations. Head to your next stop in sunny Cairns.

    Hilton Cairns

    Breakfast
Field of Light, Uluru

Day 12

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Cairns Free Time

If you’re in the habit of getting up early now, you may wish to begin your day with an optional horizon-bending hot-air-balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. Prefer to stay grounded? Sign up for a guided walk through the Daintree Rainforest, or surround yourself with nature riding the Scenic Railway to Kuranda returning on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – perhaps with a side visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for wetlands cruise? Tonight, celebrate the end of an incredible day at dinner on Cairns’ waterfront at Salt House for regional seafood plucked straight from the ocean, highlighting fresh, local ingredients, and prepared on their custom-built Argentinian wood fired grill.

    Hilton Cairns

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Day 13

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Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef, never fails to dazzle. Set out on a catamaran to explore a kaleidoscope of colour: over 1,500 species of fish, 215 different birds, 3,000 molluscs, six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, and 30 species of dolphins and whales are residents. Strap on a snorkel or visit an underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft to take in the menagerie without getting your hair wet.

    Hilton Hotel Cairns

    Breakfast, Lunch
Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland

Day 14

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Cairns – Sydney

Touch down in Australia’s largest city, and spend time at leisure in the buzzing metropolis of Sydney. Take a stroll along the iconic harbour, visit one of the city’s many bars, pubs, or restaurants, or simply while away the day at the beach. You decide how best to enjoy this bustling city of delights.

    Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

    Breakfast
Balmoral Beach, Sydney

Day 15

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Sydney

Bring your stamina: today is one of innumerable highlights. Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House, discovering its architectural and performance secrets. If these sails could talk. Then see the city from the water on a Sydney Harbour Highlight Lunch Cruise enjoying a menu focusing on local food and wine. One icon to another: The world’s most famous beach beckons this afternoon, with your chance to pad along the sand at Bondi with Sydney’s beautiful people.

    Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

    Breakfast, Lunch
Australia

Day 16

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Sydney

You could spend weeks exploring Sydney. Months even. But you have today, so get set for a wild ride. Your agenda is completely up to you, but we have more than a few ideas. Perhaps a ferry ride to Manly for fish and chips on the beach? And ideally a stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, which offers so many lookouts for sparkling harbour views. This evening, celebrate your holiday at a Farewell Dinner at Midden restaurant at the Sydney Opera House. Talk about ending on a high.

    Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

    Breakfast, Dinner
Sydney Opera House

Day 17

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Farewell from Sydney

This morning after breakfast say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your memorable holiday throughout Australia comes to an end.

    Breakfast
Sydney, New South Wales

Your Holiday Includes

16 nights’ accommodation
Daily breakfast and meals shown
Sightseeing, walks and activities as detailed in the itinerary
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Singapore, Melbourne or Sydney
  • A Singapore City Tour or Night Safari
  • A stopover in Dubai instead of Singapore, or in addition on your flight home

Next Steps

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Australian Highlights & Singapore

17 day Escorted Tour & Stopover – from £6449 £5635

With flights from £6985

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and include and meals shown. Internal flights will be an additional cost. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. 

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