Trip Type : Private Guided
Melbourne’s Coast & Countryside tour

Melbourne’s Coast & Countryside

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
4 days
From: $ 3,295 $ 824 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Learn about Australia’s unique fauna at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Savor wine tasting in the Yarra Valley
  • View the wondrous Great Ocean Road by air
  • Observe koalas in the wild, as well as at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

Short Description

Cosmopolitan Melbourne, capital of Australia’s State of Victoria, abounds with Victorian architecture, colorful gardens, rich museums, and eclectic restaurants. Tour the best of the city, including the famous Fitzroy Gardens and historic Shrine of Remembrance, then discover the enchanting beauty that surrounds. Explore the Yarra Valley vineyards, sampling wines at a variety of vineyards and at a private behind-the-scenes barrel tasting. Travel the cliff-hugging Great Ocean Road, overlooking roaring seas, tranquil coves, and secluded beaches. Thrill to a scenic flight above the rugged Shipwreck Coast to view the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles limestone pillars. Observe koalas in the wild, as well as at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, and delight in an intimate encounter with the captivating platypus.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Melbourne
End City Melbourne

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing provided in a private deluxe vehicle when possible
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Emergency evacuation insurance and assistance plan

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Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne, Australia

Accommodation: Award-winning hotel Langham Hotel Melbourne

You are met upon arrival and escorted to your hotel, ideally located in the city center. This is Australia’s garden city, the capital of the state of Victoria, and a cosmopolitan center replete with Victorian architecture. Melbourne is also home to wonderful boutiques, galleries and a delightful variety of restaurants. The day is yours to spend at leisure, to relax or venture out to explore this friendly city on your own.

Day 2: The Yarra Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:  Award-winning hotel Langham Hotel Melbourne

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing through the countryside just beyond Melbourne today. Begin with a short drive to one of Australia’s leading wine-making areas, the Yarra Valley. En route, travel through beautiful rural countryside with the opportunity to see wild kangaroos in their natural habitat. The Yarra Ranges set a picturesque backdrop to the numerous vinyards and renowned restaurants dotting the area. Stop to sample wines from an assortment of boutique wineries that have been specially selected to suit your interests, passions and wine preferences. Take a private tour behind-the-scenes, and enjoy a barrel tasting with one of the region’s most respected wine makers. Later, savor lunch paired with wines at another notable vineyard. In the afternoon, visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia’s leading wildlife reserve and home to over 200 species of Australian birds and animals. Observe koalas in the wild, and delight an intimate encounter with the captivating platypus.

Day 3: The Great Ocean Road

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Award-winning hotel Langham Hotel Melbourne

Today, explore the cliff-hugging Great Ocean Road, overlooking roaring seas, tranquil coves, and secluded beaches. A relaxing drive one and-a-half hours outside the city brings you to monstrous cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves and secluded beaches. Gain insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with its rugged cliffs and big waves, and soak up the atmosphere at the coastal village of Lorne. Stop at award-winning Chris’s Restaurant for panoramic ocean views and a lunchtime feast of fresh seafood and fantastic local wines. This afternoon, thrill to one of the world’s truly great scenic flights in a light aircraft above the rugged Shipwreck Coast. Fly from Apollo Bay over the world-renowned 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, the Cape Otway Lightstation, Gibson’s Steps, the Loch Ard Gorge.Next, enjoy the scenic drive back to Melbourne through the majestic Otways Ranges.

Day 4: Depart For Home

Meals: Breakfast

Today, spend time at leisure before you are transferred to the airport for your flight home or onto your next destination.

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Accomodations

Langham Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne

The luxurious Langham Hotel has a commanding position along the renowned Southbank Promenade overlooking the tranquil Yarra River. It is surrounded by al fresco cafés, restaurants and boutiques, and close to the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, the Arts Centre and Crown Casino. Hotel features and services include a health club, fitness facilities, full-service spa, sauna, indoor swimming pool, beauty salon, boutique, laundry services and a business center. There is also a fine dining restaurant, coffee shop, bar and lounge. All 387 rooms have classic-style wood furnishings, floral-patterned thick drapes, and Australian artwork. Room amenities include cable TV, high speed Internet access, a minibar, coffee/tea maker, and an in-room safe. The large marble bathrooms have crystal-prism light fixtures, two large mirrors, bathtubs, and separate, glass-enclosed showers, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Separate from the bathroom are handy, marble-topped vanity areas with mirrors.

Park Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne

Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens and the cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture, Park Hyatt Melbourne offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. Our beautifully appointed luxury hotel centrally located in Melbourne’s CBD provides a warm ambience and exceptional levels of personalised service and luxurious amenities.

Renowned for having the largest 240 guestrooms & suites in Melbourne with walk in robes, Italian marble bathrooms and open windows, our hotel provides an unparalleled experience of elegant, contemporary luxury. Guests are invited to enjoy the award-winning ‘radii’ restaurant & bar, the decadent Lounge and Melbourne’s favourite day spa featuring an indoor aquamarine pool, spa, sauna, gym and private sun deck.

You will never run out of things to do, as our hotel is conveniently located near the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), home of the Australian Football League (AFL) and test cricket. It is also within walking distance to the Melbourne Museum, the best boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants and theatre districts in Melbourne’s CBD. Melbourne Airport is conveniently located only 25km away.

The Lyall Hotel and Spa, Melbourne

The Lyall Hotel and Spa is Melbourne's only privately owned and operated 5-star hotel offering grand hotel services and facilities on an intimate and personal scale. With 40 suites of contemporary oriental design, the welcoming ambience attracts guests who appreciate personal recognition and attention to their individual needs.
Bistro Lyall provides an elegant yet relaxed setting to dine. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner inside or al fresco on the terrace. The menu offers contemporary, seasonal cuisine that captures the essence of Melbourne's multicultural influences. Lifestyle features include a mini art gallery on each floor featuring the original art of local French artist Thierry B and lounge with open fireplace.

Trip ID#:

melcostra

Trip Excludes

  • Air transportation
  • Airport taxes
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Laundry, alcohol, and all items of a personal nature
  • Expenses of guides, buses or cars for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Excessive baggage charges
  • Health, accident, baggage, and trip cancellation insurance
  • Gratuity for any personal services
  • Gratuity to the Travel Director

Meals Included:

3 Breakfast, 2 Lunch

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