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Southern Capitals City Meets Bush

5 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Discover two sides of Australia on one fascinating trip that explores city and country life.

"You made my dream come true"

Michelle

About this trip

Discover two sides of Australia on one fascinating trip. Thoroughly modern Canberra and hip colourful Melbourne meet gold mining and sheep farming roots – to reveal city and country life.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... enjoying a barbecue at the Starr's sheep farm, meeting the family and watching the skills of sheepdog and shearer. And supping Australian ale in a historic gold rush pub, as the locals tell their story.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: ESBM

4 Nights

accommodation

6 Meals
  • 4 hot buffet breakfasts including 1 Be My Guest.

  • 1 lunch.

  • 1 dinner.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

Southern Capitals City Meets Bush

Your Itinerary

1. Sydney - Canberra

This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture then visit a working sheep farm and meet Craig Starr, a Local Specialist to get a taste of life on his farm. Join Craig and his family for a Welcome Reception and Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is Australia's capital city for a guided tour through Parliament House with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight before dinner this evening with your Travel Director and companions.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Lunch
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Novotel

2. Canberra - Beechworth

Before departing Canberra you'll visit Mt. Ainslie Lookout to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery as well as the town's antique shops, galleries and the museum. This region offers plenty of stunning photo opportunities, so have your camera ready! Tonight, why not join your Travel Director for a meal at Hotel Nicholas, a traditional Australian pub.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Boutique Country Accommodation Authentic Accommodation

3. Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights)

This morning join your host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Later, travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour, where you'll hear all about Melbourne's wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will be able to point you in the direction of some of Melbourne's hottest eateries.

Meal(s)
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Crowne Plaza

4. Melbourne Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. With 360 degree floor to ceiling views, it's the southern hemisphere's highest viewing platform; join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the market's seemingly endless food stalls or take a guided walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways, where you'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. This evening, why not indulge in dinner at one of Melbourne's laneway restaurants? These hidden laneways house some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. You're in for a treat!

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

5. Depart Melbourne

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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    Boutique Country Accommodation - Beechworth You'll enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay at this unique Authentic Accommodation. You'll get to know your host over a freshly-cooked breakfast as they share the stories and traditions of their community, giving you a deeper experience of local life.

  • Be My Guest
    in a family home in Beechworth, country Victoria.

  • Cultural Insights
    at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

  • Local Specialists
    Meet a local sheep farmer and learn about Australian politics with an expert. 

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Melbourne.

    • Orientation of Canberra and Beechworth.

    • Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and a sheep farm in Canberra.


What's Included

Dining

    • 4 hot buffet breakfasts including 1 Be My Guest.

    • 1 lunch.

    • 1 dinner.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on mini-stays

    • All hotel charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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5 Days, 1 Country, 4 Cities

Southern Capitals City Meets Bush

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    • Departures between 1 Nov 2016-31 Mar 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary.
    • Seasonal Surcharge: Applies to 09 May 2017 departure.
    • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
    • *Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.
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