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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

4 Days 1 Country 1 City

Explore Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Penguins on Phillip Island on this Mini Stays trip.

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Bernice

About this trip

Explore cosmopolitan Melbourne, soak up the scenery on the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Penguins on Phillip Island.


Trip type: Mini-Stays

Trip code: MM11

3 Nights

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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose.

Hotel
Crowne Plaza

2. City Sights - Penguin Parade

Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. View the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. If you think the koalas are cute, just wait until you see the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. Head down to Summerland Beach and just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

3. Great Ocean Road

Admire the panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline as you depart the city. Travel along Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road through the coastal towns of Anglesea and Wye River before arriving at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. The rugged splendour of the approaching Twelve Apostles is breathtaking. These incredible limestone rock formations of up to 45 metres high are the result of erosion that began up to 20 million years ago. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout. View the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which collapsed in recent years.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

4. Depart Melbourne

You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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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

    • It's the right hotels
      With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the daily itinerary for hotel details and tripadvisor.com for reviews.

    • Hotel accommodation at Crowne Plaza Melbourne

    • Airport transfers in Melbourne

    • Four days including sightseeing, koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road

    • Buffet breakfast daily


    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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Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 5 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Hotel was wonderful. Featured excursions were very well planned and in comfortable coaches. Drivers were knowledgeable and entertaining. Transfers from hotel and airport were okay, but the area designated for waiting for the coach was open and on a side street. There was no

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Everything was as contractedProduct : Excellent service

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Our hotel and itinerary were amazing. Well worth every penny.Product : we enjoyed out tours. The days were full so we did not have time to enjoy the city on our own. An optional extra day would be suggested for independent time.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Bus driver should not be a tour guide. He can't do each at a 100%. Safety was compromised.Product : You need to space your buses better. We were the 2nd bus at each stop. Lines are longer, less time toenjoy.

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    Service:

    Service rating : I was bothered by Trafalgar's unwillingness to arrange an upgrade to business class flyingProduct : Hotel accommodations were unsatisfactory but the tour was good overall.

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4 Days, 1 Country, 1 City

Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

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    • Departures between 01 Nov 2016-31 March 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary.
    • Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018
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    • *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.
    • Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialist - AAT Kings.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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