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: $3999
BEST OF NEW ZEALAND
Days including air or 14 Days Auckland/Queenstown
the best of New Zealand on this unforgettable vacation filled with
dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and the country’s top
attractions. Your tour starts in Auckland, ends in Queenstown, and
overnights along the way in the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington,
Christchurch, and Franz Josef.
You'll experience some of New Zealand's most majestic scenery
throughout this New Zealand tour. Spend time in the picturesque Bay of
Islands region and enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the
Rock.” In Rotorua, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal
area, to see New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pots.
Continue south through New Zealand’s lush green North Island to
Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.
In Christchurch, board one of the world’s most scenic trains and 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. But that's not all...you'll enjoy an excursion to
Fiordland National Park, boasting some of the world's most breathtaking
scenery, where you'll have an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound.
It's not just amazing scenery you'll experience on this New Zealand
tour. Throughout the tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary
adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, visit a local
farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch in Marton, enjoy a wine tasting and
tour at a local Queenstown winery, and join a local New Zealand family
in Rotorua for dinner in their home and a chance to immerse yourself in
New Zealand culture.
From the cosmopolitan city of Auckland to rugged Milford Sound, you are
sure to return home with lots of photos and unforgettable memories to
share with friends and family.
BEST OF NEW
Rate FROM: $4739
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Australian/New Zealand including
Days including air or 17 Days Auckland/Sydney
Experience the best of Australia and New
Zealand on an unforgettable tour filled with fascinating wildlife,
dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.
In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under the
brilliance of thousands of glowworms, visit the picturesque farm that
brought the Hobbit on 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 the stunning Milford Sound to
experience its pristine natural setting just as the Maori and European
explorers did hundreds of years ago. Visit Te Puia, home to New
Zealand’s largest geyser, bubbling mud pools and silica terraces and
experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the
From Cairns, a full-day excursion takes you to the Great Barrier Reef
to snorkel or to take a semi-submersible watercraft tour of the famous
underwater world that explodes with color and marine life. You’ll also
visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guided tour to see native
animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoll, and Crocodiles. Go behind
the scenes at the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a
spectacular harbor cruise.
Throughout this Australia and New Zealand tour, Globus has also
arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique.
For example, learn about the Maori culture during a special Hangi
dinner and Maori cultural performance Or how about a wine-tasting and
tour on beautiful Waiheke Island near Auckland?
From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this Australia
and New Zealand tour is a dream vacation!
OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Rate FROM: $5439
Round About Australia!
Days including air or 20 Days Melbourne/Sydney
Welcome to Australia, a country where a
casual, outdoor lifestyle intersects with cosmopolitan cities and
scenic beauty. It offers you so much—unique wildlife, brilliant colors
in the tropics, an Outback adventure, sumptuous restaurants, lively
nightlife, fun shopping, and much more—and on this Australia tour,
you’ll have a chance to experience it all!
Discover some of Australia’s unique wildlife on an out-of-the-ordinary
adventure Globus has arranged...an excursion to Kangaroo Island, where
you'll see rare Australian sea lions, the iconic kangaroo, wallabies,
and koalas. You may see crocodiles on your cruise in Kakadu National
Park—another special experience included by Globus. In Tasmania, you'll
see the famed Tasmanian devil, a carnivorous marsupial with the
appearance of a small, stocky dog.
A tour highlight is a unique journey on the legendary Ghan Train. This
overnight train journey will offer a fascinating perspective of the
Outback as you travel from Alice Springs to Darwin. Of course, this
Australia vacation also offers you the opportunity to see Australia’s
most famous sights, including the remarkable and colorful Great Barrier
Reef, where you'll get to snorkel or take a glass bottom boat tour, and
Uluru (Ayers Rock). Also discover its most popular cities, including
Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, and Sydney—with plenty of
leisure time to explore them on your own.
If you want to explore Australia and experience the way of life here,
this Australia tour is for you. You’re sure to return with lots of
photos, memories, and stories to share with friends and family back
Rate FROM: $6599
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: $6039
THE COMPLETE SOUTH PACIFIC
featuring Australia and New Zealand!
Days including air or 25 Days Cairns/Auckland
It All Down Under
Meet a koala, enjoy a bush dinner in the Outback, cruise the pristine
waters of Milford Sound – do it all on The Complete South Pacific, an
unforgettable 27-day journey through Australia and New Zealand. Toast
Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset with champagne. Spend two nights on the
Australian island state of Tasmania and visit the Tasmanian Devil
Conservation Center. Visit the Phillip Island nature preserve to learn
about the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Board the Skyrail
Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride over the rainforest
canopy. Discover the beautiful city of Darwin. Take in a dinner and
unforgettable performance at the famous Sydney Opera House. Discover
the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at New Zealand’s
majestic fjord, Milford Sound. Spend two nights in Rotorua, a
geothermal wonderland. Throughout your adventure explore Aboriginal and
Rate FROM: $6999
Australian Outback Adventure!
Days including air or 21 Days Brisbane/Sydney
Join us for an extraordinary
adventure on this escorted tour of Australia. From Brisbane to the
Great Barrier Reef; and from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Tasmania, you’ll
explore the amazing land and sea of Australia. Take a tour of The
Australia Zoo (Home of the Crocodile Hunter), with a behind-the-scenes
tour of its Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Travel to the
“Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef” in Cairns and see tropical fish as
you explore the reef by snorkel or glass-bottom boat. Watch the sunset
at the mystical Aboriginal site of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and visit the
world-renown Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. Next, fly to Adelaide
and take an excursion to Kangaroo Island also known as “Australia’s
Galapagos” where you’ll visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and several
other natural wonders. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Melbourne and travel
to Philip Island for breathtaking ocean scenery and pristine beaches.
Visit the island’s Koala Conservation Center and witness the Penguin
Parade as little penguins return home from the sea at sunset.
Your Australian adventure continues to the island of Tasmania and
majestic Cradle Mountain National Park with its towering peaks, ancient
rainforests, and wildlife including marsupials like wallabies, wombats,
and pademelons. Visit DEVILS@CRADLE, a sanctuary for the notorious
Tasmanian devil. Learn about this endangered marsupials from a local
specialist. From the charming waterfront city of Hobart, take an
excursion to the Tasman Peninsula, including a cruise to view
waterfalls, deep-sea caves, and the highest vertical sea cliffs in the
Southern Hemisphere. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, and other
marine life. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site to learn about the convict
history of the island. The remainder of your guided vacation in
Australia is three nights in Sydney, with guided sightseeing to the
Botanic Gardens and iconic Sydney Opera House. There’s no end to ways
to explore Sydney, its beaches, and harbor. This tour featuring
Australia’s unique wildlife will surely leave you with memories of a
Rate FROM: $6369
GREAT ADVENTURE DOWN UNDER
Australian/New Zealand Complete!
Days including air or 27 Days Melbourne/Auckland
When you think of a fantastic
vacation, what comes to mind? Cosmopolitan cities with sumptuous
cuisine, fantastic shopping, and intimate cafés? Perhaps you
think of spectacular scenery and unique wildlife. Or maybe you want to
learn about native cultures. If so, this Australia and New Zealand tour
is sure to be the perfect vacation for you!
In Sydney, visit the Sydney Opera House and cruise on Sydney Harbour.
Outside Adelaide, Globus has arranged another out-of-the-ordinary
adventure…a visit to one of the world’s last unspoiled
habitats—Kangaroo Island—where you’ll explore a sanctuary for native
Australian animals and see colonies of rare Australian sea lions. In
Rotorua, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, and in
Queenstown, enjoy the many activities offered in this “Adventure
Capital of the World,” including a cruise on breathtaking Milford Sound.
If you’re interested in spectacular scenery, you’ll be thrilled with
the magnificent sights offered throughout this vacation. You’ve seen
photos of the Great Barrier Reef—now’s your chance to snorkel in it.
You’ve seen photos of Uluru (Ayers Rock)—now’s your chance to walk
around it. You’ve heard of Australia’s Ghan Train, traveling through
the very center of Australia—now’s your chance to ride it and enjoy
this truly unique experience. You’ve heard of the famous Tasmanian
devil—now’s your chance to see one.
On this tour, you’ll also learn about the native cultures and way of
life. See crocodiles in their natural habitat in Kakadu National Park;
enjoy a Maori performance in New Zealand; and partake in a truly Aussie
experience—an Outback Barbecue in the Outback.
From the cosmopolitan cities to the remote regions, this Australia and
New Zealand tour offers all of this and much more!
This tour goes beyond the highlights to uncover the unique destinations
often overlooked and is sure to be your vacation of a lifetime!
Rate FROM: $9639
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 9 Days Sydney/Melbourne
This is Jeopardy!
Answer: Astronauts can see this coral reef system from space. Question:
What is the Great Barrier Reef? But have no fear! You don’t have to
start training to become an astronaut to see the largest coral reef
system in the world! Monograms has you covered with this 9-day
vacation, where you not only get to see the Great Barrier Reef, but
your journey will also take you to Australia’s Outback. We’ve arranged
for you to have a Local Host®, someone who is there to answer
questions, offer suggestions, and help make your vacation the trip of a
lifetime. But that’s not all. We’ve also arranged your hotel
reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and transfers from/to your
hotel to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights, and visits
to help you really understand life in Australia's Outback.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Cairns. We can pick you
up at the airport and whisk you to your selected hotel, where your
Local Host will offer you a warm greeting and a set of materials to
help you get settled and personalize your trip. The next morning, after
your included breakfast, you'll cruise on a catamaran to the Outer
Great Barrier Reef, one of the most amazing natural wonders on Earth!
We've arranged for you to either snorkel or take a semi-submersible
watercraft tour, or you can attend a presentation by a marine
biologist. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be amazed at the
beauty all around you. A photo cannot capture it; you must experience
it for yourself.
After a full day in Cairns to explore on your own (with the support of
your Local Host, of course), you'll fly to the Outback, where you’ll
see the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and enjoy drinks &
canapés while watching the sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
While in the Outback, we've also arranged for you to visit the
Uluru-Kata Cultural Centre with its amazing collection of Aboriginal
Your final destination is Sydney, where we will have a Local Host
waiting to welcome you to this bustling city. The next day, after your
included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided
sightseeing with a local expert. Hear the insider stories around the
must-see sights, such as the Opera House and Bondi Beach. A full day in
Sydney gives you time to explore on your own or to take one of the many
optional excursions we offer. Perhaps climb to the top of Sydney
Harbour Bridge, shop for a favorite souvenir, or take an excursion to
the Blue Mountains. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions.
Between the sightseeing we've included and the transportation we've
arranged, including the catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef, and the
time you save by letting us take care of the details, you’ll be one
Rate FROM: $2139
BEST OF AUSTRALIA: Sydney, Cairns,
Uluru, Alice Springs
Days including air or 13 Days Sydney/Melbourne
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: $2859
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: $3499
Cairns, Sydney and
Days including air or 10 Days Sydney/Melbourne
Upon visiting Australia, Oprah Winfrey
proclaimed to the locals in Sydney, “You’re so darned friendly, you
must go to friendly class!” If Oprah says it, it must be true! And now
Monograms makes it easy for you to experience this friendliness
yourself! On this 10-day Australia vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel
reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and private transfers
to/from the airports from/to your hotels for your intra-vacation
flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: the Monograms Local Host®,
someone who is there throughout your stay (in Sydney, Port Douglas, and
Melbourne) to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and to help you make
the most of your vacation.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive. Monograms can pick you up
at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel. Your
Local Host will greet you with a smile and materials to help you get
settled. The next day, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up
at your hotel for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You’ll
hear inside stories behind the must-see sights, like the Opera House
and Bondi Beach. And never fear...we’ve scouted the city for the best
place to capture a photo of Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge. In
Melbourne, your guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes
the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. On the third day
in each city, you have a free day to explore on your own (with your
Local Host support, of course). You may want to follow in Oprah’s
footsteps and climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge; explore the
cobblestone streets of the Rocks, the harborside area where the first
convicts settled; or participate in a game of lawn bowling. In
Melbourne, visit one of Australia's leading opal companies or take an
excursion to see the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle
across the beach in the world-famous Penguin Parade.
It's not just the cities you'll experience on this Australia vacation.
In Port Douglas, we’ll take you to the Outer Great Barrier, where you
can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a
presentation by a marine biologist. You'll be amazed by the clarity of
the water and the variety of fish that will swim all around you. You
may even see a green sea turtle glide by! You will also have a day at
leisure so perhaps take an excursion via the Kuranda Scenic Railway to
the quiet mountain village of Kuranda, or explore one of the markets to
try locally grown mangoes and bananas.
With the time and hassles you save by letting us take care of the
details, you’ve got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!
Rate FROM: $1969
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