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Southern Capitals City Meets Bush

5 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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

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5 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

Southern Capitals City Meets Bush

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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.
    • *Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.
    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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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).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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    Sydney, Australia

    Return date

    Melbourne, Australia

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • *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.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Explore the wonder Down Under side by side with high-spirited hosts who'll share their sheep-shearing lifestyle, gold rush heritage and sizzling good fun and food at a real Australian Barbie. Ditch the bush for the eclectic city lanes of Melbourne and you have an ace Aussie encounter you'll never forget.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: ESBM

      4 Nights

      accommodation

      6 Meals
      • 4 hot buffet breakfasts (including Be My Guest)

      • 1 dinner

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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 Be My Guest)

        • 1 dinner

        • 1 lunch


      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Sydney - Canberra

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      Canberra - Beechworth

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      Day 3

      Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights)

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      Melbourne Free Time

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      Depart Melbourne

      Day 1

      Sydney - Canberra Day 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 Gold Creek Station and meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr, a Local Specialist. Get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for a good Aussie barbecue lunch. Your destination is Australia's capital city, where you'll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a passionate Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight and stay to hear an evocative lament. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over dinner with wine.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Canberra - Beechworth Day 2 - Canberra - Beechworth

      Before leaving Canberra this morning you'll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie to take in views of the city and surrounding ranges from the lookout. Then, journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town. Your unique overnight stay is in one of the town's quaint local properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not enjoy a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery!

      Hotel

      Boutique Country Accommodation Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Boutique Country Accommodation Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights) Day 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 sightseeing 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.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Melbourne Free Time Day 4 - Melbourne Free Time

      Today Melbourne is yours to enjoy. Consider an Optional Experience. You could tour along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles. These limestone rock formations up to 45 metres high are the result of 20 million years of erosion. Along the way you'll pass quaint coastal towns and drive through lush tern-fern gullies and towering rainforests in Otway National Park. Or you could visit the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to their sand dune burrows to greet their young families. It's easy to understand why this wonderful spectacle is one of Australia's most popular wildlife attractions. Ask your Travel Director for details. 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Depart Melbourne Day 5 - Depart Melbourne

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/southern-capitals-city-meets-bush for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodations
        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
        Stay with the locals in a beautifully preserved Victorian gold-rush town and enjoy a wholesome breakfast shared over stories about the region and life in a small country town

      • Cultural Insights
        Commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces of Australia who fought and died in wars

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Canberra.

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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 Be My Guest)

        • 1 dinner

        • 1 lunch


      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • 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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      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 5 Reviews

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      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Excellent itinerary. Tour guide Delma and driver Mark were great: informative and helpful. We made the mistake of checking into the Vibe (an inferior hotel) because we thought there would be a "meet and greet" the night before the tour began. We were not the only ones who made

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        Service rating : The Southern Capitals City Meets Bush tour was excellent. Our tour guide was a Sydney native and very informative. Through this tour my family got to experience things we would never have found on our own. My daughter got to help herd sheep, visit a neat little town (Beechworth)

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        Service:

        Service rating : Great experience with Delma the Tour director (very Knowledgeable) and Stuart the driver (safe and excellent driving)Product : great experience in seeing areas of Australia I had not seen

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Overall good but 2 particular issues made the trip less than what I expected. We had a Tour Director who had no interest in touring, and the size of the group was way too large.Product : Could have been better. The Tour Director gave us no information along the way on what we

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        Service:

        Service rating : Included (chosen) hotels could have been better in terms of provision of basic amenities in the room.Product : More engagement by the tour director in terms of reaching out to all guests as possible to encourage participation.

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