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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

4 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

Discover the colourful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef on this Mini Stays trip.

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4 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

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    • 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 Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.
    • All prices are per person, double share.
    • For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.
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    • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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    Return date

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    Book by:

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    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 866 513 1995

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018
      • Young Traveller Discount Save up to
      • *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 Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.
      • All prices are per person, double share.
      • For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.
      • 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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      About this trip

      Discover the colourful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef, experience Aboriginal culture and explore ancient tropical rainforest.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: CC11

      3 Nights

      accommodation

      3 Meals
      • 2 Buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

      What's Included

      Dining

        • 2 Buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch


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      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

        • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Cairns), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers in Cairns

        • 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


       

      Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Cairns (3 Nights)

      On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to explore this vibrant city.

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      2. Great Barrier Reef

      Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch

      3. Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway

      Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that takes you high above the canopy of Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the 'village in the rainforest' and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Passing Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridge and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      4. Depart Cairns

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

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Dining

        • 2 Buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch


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      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

        • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Cairns), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers in Cairns

        • 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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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 27 Reviews

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      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The tours were coordinated pretty well. I was charged for an airport transfer on my last day that never happened and am still waiting to hear back from Trafalgar on reimbursing me for it. The company hired to drive me to the airport, when I called them for a pick-up time, said

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : Amanda Sanchez was great with us, keeping us up to date and on time of all documents. The mini tours were well organized and a great time.Product : Best experience. Have to do the scuba-do for a awesome reef experience.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : They made all the arrangements for airfare and assisting in making decisions on tours and activities.Product : It was a great experience but more people were on the boat then we anticipated and at times it made the trip stressful.

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : We had to wait 40 minutes at the airport for our ride to the hotel. We were told it would be 10 to 15 minutes. This was not a pleasant way to start our experience. The two tours were wonderful that we did the two days. The Hilton was a great location and nice with two

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        Service rating : Tour Director was professional, friendly and organized -- all went well with the tour.Product : Cairns is a neat town. However, unless you are a scuba diver or do snorkeling, the Great Barrier Reef was a bust. Taking the sub, the water was not clear and all we saw was coral

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