Head Down Under and experience unflawed beaches, rugged terrain,
bustling cities and sleeping koalas. On a South Pacific vacation you
can discover Australia's lively cities, New Zealand's charming towns or
Fiji's fabulous coral gardens. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, the
rugged Outback or learn about the Maori history on one of our escorted
tours of Australia, New Zealand or Fiji.
Thoughts of Down Under bring to mind pristine beaches, rugged terrain,
bustling cities and sleeping koalas. The following Australia vacation
itineraries offer you all this and more. In Australia, enjoy escorted
tours of Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Ayers Rock and Alice Springs or
spend your time exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged Outback or
the beautiful bays. Choose your perfect Down Under experience!
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SOUTH PACIFIC WONDERS
Australia and New
Days including air or 16 Days Cairns/Queenstown
Big Down Under
Explore two great countries of the Southern Hemisphere – Australia and
New Zealand. From the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef on
Australia’s northeast coast, to the ethereal beauty of glacial fjords
on New Zealand’s South Island, this journey to the lands “Down Under”
brings you the best of both countries at an enjoyable pace. Cruise
Sydney Harbour and Milford Sound. Meet Australia’s wildlife up-close.
Discover the wonders of Aboriginal culture. Indulge in regional flavors
at a wine tasting and experience Queenstown, the adventure capital of
Rate FROM: $3299
BEST OF NEW ZEALAND WITH SYDNEY
Days including air or 17 Days Auckland/Sydney
the best of New Zealand and
Sydney on this unforgettable
trip filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top
In Auckland, enjoy a city sightseeing tour, then spend time in the
picturesque Bay of Islands region to learn more about the country’s
history and enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the Rock.” In
Rotorua, enjoy dinner with a local family, visit Te Puia, and enjoy a
traditional Hangi dinner and Maori performance. We continue south
through New Zealand’s lush green North Island to Wellington, New
Zealand’s capital city, where you’ll be treated to a city sightseeing
A scenic inter-island ferry brings us to New Zealand’s South Island.
Continue to Christchurch and board one of the world’s most scenic
trains to travel across the Southern Alps. Two nights at Franz Josef
won’t be enough as you admire the incredible views and have a chance to
participate in a Glacier Valley Walk. Our journey ends in Queenstown,
the Adventure Capital of the World, where a day trip to unforgettable
Doubtful Sound is included.
Continue to the vibrant city of Sydney for a 3-night stay. Your time
here includes a city sightseeing tour featuring the famous Opera House,
Harbour Bridge, and the beautiful Botanic Gardens. There is plenty of
free time to explore this exciting city on your own.
From rugged Doubtful Sound to cosmopolitan Sydney, you are sure to
return home with lots of photos and unforgettable memories to share
with friends and family!
BEST OF NEW
ZEALAND with Sydney
Rate FROM: $4969
2016! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Australian/New Zealand including
Days including air or 17 Days Auckland/Sydney
Experience the best of the South Pacific
on an unforgettable trip
filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s
In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under the
brilliance of thousands of glowworms, visit the picturesque farm that
brought the Hobbiton movie set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy to
life, and find inspiration from the majestic beauty of Fiordland
National Park, where you’ll cruise Doubtful Sound to experience its
pristine natural setting just as the Maori and European explorers did
hundreds of years ago. Visit Waimungu Volcanic Valley, home to
wonderful plant life, thermal hot springs, and volcanic craters and
experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the
Dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through
the city streets of Melbourne, and lose yourself in the city’s
boutiques and decadent food and wine scene. Then, head to the laid back
seaside town of Pot Douglas. A full-day excursion takes you to the
Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or take a semi-submersible watercraft
tour of the famous underwater world that explodes with color and marine
life. You’ll also visit Cairns Tropical Zoo for your chance to have
your picture taken with a cuddly koala! Go behind the scenes at the
world-famous Opera House in Sydney, and enjoy a spectacular harbor,
fabulous shopping, cosmopolitan cuisine, and lively nightlife.
From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this vacation is
sure to leave you with priceless memories for a lifetime.
OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Rate FROM: $4599
Round About Australia!
Days including air or 20 Days Melbourne/Sydney
this journey, experience unique wildlife, brilliant colors in the
tropics, an Outback adventure, sumptuous cuisine, lively nightlife, fun
shopping, and much more!
Discover some of Australia’s unique wildlife, including the famed
Tasmanian Devil, a carnivorous marsupial with the appearance of a
small, stocky dog; the iconic kangaroo, which number roughly 40 million
in Australia; koala; wallaby; crocodile in Kakadu National Park; and
rare Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals on Kangaroo Island,
one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats.
Learn about the way of life in the remote Outback with your visit to
Alice Springs and a trip highlight—a journey on the Ghan train. This
overnight train journey will offer a fascinating perspective of the
Outback as you travel from Adelaide to Alice Springs. Of course, this
vacation offers you the opportunity to see Australia’s most famous
sights, including the remarkable and colorful Great Barrier Reef and
Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Also discover its most popular cities. In Sydney, visit the Sydney
Opera House, cruise on Sydney Harbour, and explore the cobblestone
streets of the Rocks, the harborside area where the first convicts
settled. Dine aboard Melbourne’s historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
as it winds its way through the city streets, and enjoy time on your
own to explore the city and surrounding area. Perhaps take a trip to
see the Penguin Parade or go wine tasting in the Yarra Valley.
After this in-depth vacation you’re sure to return home with lots of
photos, memories, and stories to share with friends and family!
Rate FROM: $5179
DOWN UNDER DISCOVERY
Australian/New Zealand In-Depth!
Days including air or 19 Days Auckland/Sydney
Enjoy a breathtaking combination of
cosmopolitan cities and natural
beauty on this Down Under Regional Discovery vacation. This fascinating
exploration includes everything highlighted in the South Pacific
Sampler, from Australia's Great Barrier Reef and sophisticated cities
to New Zealand's sprawling farms and natural wonders in a fascinating
22-day vacation. In addition, you'll enjoy a visit to the charming New
Zealand alpine village of Franz Josef, nestled at the base of Franz
Josef Glacier. You'll also board New Zealand's TranzAlpine Express for
a breathtaking journey through the magnificent Southern Alps.
Additional sightseeing in Australia includes the Outback, where you can
watch the sunrise over mystical Ayers Rock and visit the Royal Flying
Doctor Service in Alice Springs. You can add a three-day Hawaii
stopover to this vacation on your way home.
Rate FROM: $5159
THE COMPLETE SOUTH PACIFIC
featuring Australia and New Zealand!
Days including air or 25 Days Cairns/Auckland
It All Down Under
Meet a koala, toss a boomerang
to play the didgeridoo – do it
all on The Complete South Pacific, an unforgettable 27-day journey to
Australia and New Zealand, with two nights on the Australian island of
Tasmania. Learn Aboriginal and Maori traditions. Toast the sunset on
Ayers Rock with champagne. Discover the colorful world of the Great
Barrier Reef. Spend 2 nights in geothermal Rotorua and visit an
authentic Maori village. Explore New Zealand’s majestic fjord, Milford
Sound. Enjoy a home stay and dinner with a New Zealand family. Dine
under the Outback stars. Visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center.
See the Penguins of Phillip Island commute home. Cruise the waters of
Kakadu National Park, where the saltwater crocs splash!
Rate FROM: $6999
SOUTH PACIFIC WONDERS
Australia-New Zealand Adventure!
Days including air or 26 Days Melbourne/Auckland
See the best of Australia on
vacation. From vibrant Melbourne to remote Kakadu National Park, you’ll
be amazed at Australia’s native wildlife, including kangaroo, koalas,
and emu; you’ll learn about Aboriginal culture; and you’ll witness
incredible scenery every step of the way.
Your vacation begins in cosmopolitan Melbourne where you are treated to
a city tour along with lunch on the Colonial Tram Car Restaurant, a
unique and unforgettable way to experience the city. Then, explore
amazing Kangaroo Island, where you’ll get up close and personal with
sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. It is sure to
be a day you’ll never forget!
Continue to the “Center of Australia” with a 2-night stay at Uluru
(Ayers Rock), one of the world’s most mysterious sites. Then, on to
Darwin, located near the entrance of the vast Kakadu National Park.
Take a cruise through Kakadu’s most famous wetlands and see ancient
Aboriginal rock petroglyphs at Nourlangie Rock.
On to tropical Cairns, where you’ll visit one of the Seven Natural
Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef, and have a chance to snap
a photo with a koala at the Cairns Zoo. Finish your trip with two
nights in bustling Sydney, Australia’s largest city. See the highlights
of the city as well as visit to famous Bondi Beach, where you’ll meet
members of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club. End your stay in
Sydney with a wonderful dinner and waterside views of the amazing
We leave Australia behind and fly to New Zealand, where our adventure
begins with an overnight in Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy stargazing,
hiking, scenic flights, or just some time for relaxation. On to
Queenstown and a trip highlight: a cruise on Milford Sound. Continue to
Rotorua, where you’ll be treated to geothermal wonders, a visit to a
local sheep farm, and a traditional Maori dinner and cultural
performance. On the way to Auckland, experience the unique Waitomo
Glowworm Caves. End your South Pacific vacation with a farewell dinner
atop Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. Wonderful views along with wonderful
conversation and cuisine make this the perfect ending to your holiday.
From the vast landscape of the Outback to the cosmopolitan vibe of
Auckland and from the rolling, green hills of New Zealand to the
beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, this tour is sure to be your
vacation of a lifetime!
Rate FROM: $7249
GREAT ADVENTURE DOWN UNDER
Australian/New Zealand Complete!
Days including air or 27 Days Melbourne/Auckland
Delve into the hidden charms of
and New Zealand on this in-depth, 30-day Regional Discovery vacation.
You'll have two days to explore the lively city of Sydney, including a
guided tour of the Opera House and the renowned Sydney Aquarium Darling
Harbour, before a flight to Brisbane, one of Australia's fastest
growing cities. Visit the Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter.
Next it's on to Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling or
underwater observatory experience like no other in the world. You'll
see giant termite nests on the way to Kakadu National Park before
returning to Darwin for sightseeing. Fly to Alice Springs to visit the
historic old telegraph station and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and
ride a camel at a camel farm! Fly to Ayers Rock, the largest monolith
in the world. Return to Alice Springs to board the legendary Ghan Train
for a scenic ride to Adelaide for a city tour and leisure time. Fly to
Hobart, Tasmania, and explore the penal settlement at Port Arthur.
Enjoy a stay in Melbourne before a flight across the Tasman Sea to the
charming town of Christchurch, New Zealand. From there you'll visit
Fiordland National Park, take a cruise on Milford Sound and explore the
resort of Queenstown. Then it's on to the tranquility of Rotorua, home
to the mystical and intriguing Maori, before reaching your final
destination of cosmopolitan Auckland.
Rate FROM: $8039
BUT NOT TOO STRUCTURED
You want to see the world, but you
don't know where to begin? Well,
Monograms began a long time ago — putting all of the
planning, arranging and coordinating into an all-in-one package. A
package that ensures you won’t find yourself forced into the unknown.
Monograms factors in your travel dreams while conquering travel
obstacles, trading worrying and wondering for wonderment. In places
where you won’t even begin to know your way, you’ll never feel lost
with Monograms. You have a choice in travel. You can choose to go it
alone, or you can choose to feel like a local. That’s the Monograms
difference – and why those who travel with Monograms never travel any
other way again.
JOURNEY DOWN UNDER
Days including air or 10 Days Sydney/Melbourne
Great Barrier Reef to the Outback. In
Cairns, enjoy a spectacular half-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef
with time to explore on your own. Visit a local zoo to see crocodiles,
kangaroos, and koalas, and have dinner at the home of a local Aussie
family. Then, travel to the Outback, where the stunning landscape is
sure to inspire you. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Ayers Rock and Alice
Springs, then explore the Outback on your own. View the vast “Red
Centre” from a helicopter—and for a unique desert experience, ride a
camel! Last stop is Sydney, the largest city in Australia. After the
guided sightseeing tour you will have plenty of time to pursue
independent activities. Take surfing lessons at one of the local
beaches, dine at the Sydney Sky Tower for 360-degree views of the city,
and visit the Blue Mountains.
Rate FROM: $2059
BEST OF AUSTRALIA: Sydney, Cairns,
Uluru, Alice Springs
Days including air or 13 Days Melbourne/Sydney
Oz. When Dorothy was there, she
encountered munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and a yellow brick
road. On your vacation to Oz, as Australia is commonly nicknamed,
you'll encounter exciting cities, friendly people, and amazing natural
scenery. And Monograms makes it easy for you to go. On this 13-day
vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily
breakfast, and private transfers from/to your hotels to/from the
airports for your intra-vacation flights. We've also arranged for you
to have a Local Host®—someone who is there for you throughout your
stay to answer questions, offer suggestions, and ensure your vacation
runs smoothly—in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne.
BEST OF AUSTRALIA
Rate FROM: $2889
NATURALLY NEW ZEALAND:
NEW ZEALAND Independent!
Days including air or 13 Days Auckland/Queenstown
God’s Own Country…it might
sound conceited, but this is how New Zealanders—or “kiwis”—refer to
their country. Why? Maybe because it offers stunning beauty. Maybe
because it’s one of the first countries in the world to see the
sunrise. Maybe because bungee jumping first began there. Don’t worry—we
won’t make you go bungee jumping, unless you choose to do that on your
own! Instead, we’ll show you the amazing beauty and fun cities. On this
13-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel accommodations, daily
breakfast (plus four lunches and one dinner), sightseeing, land
transportation, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports
for all intra-vacation flights. A one-of-a-kind special feature is the
Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you to ensure your
vacation runs smoothly and you get the most out of your trip. We've
arranged for you to have a Local Host in Auckland, Christchurch, and
Rate FROM: $3259
Cairns, Sydney and
Days including air or 10 Days Melbourne/Sydney
Explore three fascinating cities during
this 12-day independent vacation. Begin with a three-night stay in
Cairns, where a half-day excursion to tropical Green Island is
included. From lush rainforests to the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal
Cultural Park, there are many unique sights for you to see on your own.
Next, fly to Sydney, where you stay for three nights. An included
sightseeing tour shows you the highlights of this beautiful city, and
you have two full days at leisure to spend as you choose. Finally,
spend three nights in Melbourne, where a city tour helps you make the
most of the “Garden City.”
Rate FROM: $2129
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