- Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef
Comprising over 2,900 individual reefs and some 900 islands, this remarkable marine reserve is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and rich diversity of marine life.
- Sunset at Ayers Rock
Sip sparkling wine as the sun sets over the sacred Aboriginal site of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.
- A tour of Sydney Opera House
Learn more about the history and the stories surrounding this most majestic of Sydney's buildings on a guided tour.
- Meet the locals
Come face-to-face with some of the nation's most cuddly creatures on an optional visit to a koala research project in Melbourne.
- Blue Mountains National Park
Perhaps visit the immense Blue Mountains National Park on an optional excursion.
- VIP door to door
- Solo Travellers
- Small group 29 or less
Discover the highlights of Australia
Savour Sydney and its world-famous landmarks, discover the Great Barrier Reef and see the sun set over Uluru. This unforgettable tour exclusively for solo travellers offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the highlights of Australia, from the dynamic cities of a modern nation to the ancient heartland of Aboriginal culture. From the start of your adventure when you’ll be met at the airport with fastrack and airport lounge services, to the farewell dinner at the end of your tour, we’ll try to ensure you get the most out of travelling solo.
17 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
24 meals: 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Porterage at all hotels
- Tourist visa for full British Citizens resident in the UK
- Fast track security and airport lounge UK
- Welcome drink and dinner
- Drinks party
- Farewell dinner
- Meet and greet at the airport
- Social activities
Excursions and visits
- Perth city tour and Swan River cruise
- Alice Springs guided tour
- Sunset drink at Ayers Rock
- Catamaran trip to Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef
- Guided tour of Sydney, the Opera House and a harbour cruise
- Melbourne city tour, including Captain Cook's cottage
- Dinner cruise on the Yarra River
Day 1 UK-Perth
After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly to Perth.
Day 2 Perth
Arriving in the afternoon you'll be met from the airport and taken to the locally rated 4-star Rendezvous Perth Central for a three-night stay.
Day 3 Perth
Join an included sightseeing tour of this 'new frontier city', then take a short cruise to Fremantle. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner tonight. B, D
Day 4 Perth
Explore Perth at your leisure or choose to join optional excursions to the Pinnacles Desert or Rottnest Island. B
Day 5 Perth-Alice Springs
Fly to Alice Springs, originally founded as a staging point for the overland telegraph line in the 1870s. You stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters. B, D
Day 6 Alice Springs-Uluru
Journey through the outback to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock). Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Desert Gardens Hotel. B, D
Day 7 Uluru-Cairns
Perhaps take to the skies on an optional helicopter flight to experience the natural wonder of Uluru from the air. Fly to Cairns for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Novotel Oasis, situated within walking distance of the city's waterfront, art galleries and shops. B
Day 8 Cairns
Perhaps join an optional excursion to the village of Kuranda where you can ride the Historic Scenic Railway through the rainforest. B
Day 9 Great Barrier Reef
Travel by catamaran to Green Island on today's included excursion. Take the opportunity to go snorkelling or see the marine life on a trip by glass-bottom boat and learn all about the largest marine park in the world. After a buffet lunch, you might then want to simply relax on the sandy beach before heading back to the mainland.B, L
Day 10 Cairns
A variety of optional excursions are available today. B
Day 11 Cairns-Sydney
Fly to Sydney where you stay for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Vibe Hotel. B, D
Day 12 Sydney
You will see the very best of the city on today's included full-day tour. Discover the elegant quarter of Paddington and the Rocks, a beautifully-restored area of cobbled streets where the first European settlers stepped ashore on January 26, 1788. Continue to the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour, and then on to Circular Quay for a sightseeing cruise around Sydney harbour with lunch and a drinks party included on board. B, L
Day 13 Sydney
Spend the day at leisure or join an optional excursion into the wine-growing region of the Hunter Valley. B
Day 14 Sydney
Perhaps explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on an optional excursion. B
Day 15 Sydney-Melbourne
Fly to Melbourne for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Crown Promenade. B
Day 16 Melbourne
Melbourne is an intriguing blend of skyscrapers, elegant Colonial-style buildings, stately churches and leafy avenues. Today's included full-day tour will encompass Queen Victoria Market, Captain Cook's cottage, historic Williamstown and more. B
Day 17 Melbourne
Spend the day at leisure, perhaps by soaking up the atmosphere of Federation Square, or you could join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to see the penguins! B
Day 18 Melbourne
You have more free time to explore this exciting city or you could join an optional trip along the scenic Great Ocean Road. Enjoy a special farewell dinner cruise this evening on Melbourne's Yarra River. B, D
Day 19 Melbourne-UK
Travel to the airport for your overnight flight. B
Day 20 UK
You arrive in the UK to take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.
Bed and breakfast post holiday extension
Enjoy three extra nights at the locally rated 4-star Crown Promenade and make the most of what Melbourne and its surrounds have to offer.
3 nights bed and breakfast post-extension
After your tour, stay three nights on the waterfront of the locally rated 4-star Derwent River at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, in Hobart, the capital of Australia's beautiful island state.