8 Day Melbourne Special

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street
Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Melbourne
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne

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Optional tours, transfers and gratuities.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Los Angeles-Melbourne, Melbourne-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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  • Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
  • Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
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  • Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
  • Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Half Day Melbourne City Tour (#381) 8:00 AM

Embark on a city tour of Melbourne and get an introduction to its history and culture. Melbourne is known for its gardens, restaurants, cafes, arcades and laneways, the arts and its relaxed elegant charm. Head to Lygon Street, home to 'Little Italy' with its plethora of restaurants and boutique shops. Admire the exquisite architecture of Melbourne University and Royal Exhibition Building before spending time at beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Take a stroll around the park and take in the natural landscape. Later, walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades with the chance to enjoy the atmosphere.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $49.00
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Full Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade (#334) 1:15 PM

Travel to Phillip Island and visit Australia's most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. The Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin and the Penguin Parade is the best place to observe them. Every sunset, wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. Experience the parade from the viewing area at the beach and later explore the Visitor's Centre where you learn about the life of the Little Penguins as you walk through the "Penguin Experience".

Approximate tour duration is 8-10 hours.

Day #5 01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $119.00
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Full Day Sovereign Hill Tour with Wildlife (#382) 8:15 AM

Travel first to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Nestled in a native bushland habitat, it is one of the best wildlife parks to experience close-up Australian animals in their natural surroundings. Join a guided tour and meet friendly kangaroos, shy koalas and Tasmanian devils. Continue to Sovereign Hill, an authentic replica of the 1850's gold mining settlement and feel the excitement of Australia’s gold rush. Take in the atmosphere of Main Street, try gold panning, take the Red Hill Mine tour, explore the Chinese Village and visit the Gold Museum.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #6 01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $119.00
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Full Day Puffing Billy with Yarra Valley Wineries (#355) 8:15 AM

Explore the beautiful Dandenong Ranges National Park and ride through the verdant landscape aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train. Spend the remainder of the day at the picturesque Yarra Valley wine region. Savor a delicious, hearty spit roast lunch accompanied by a glass of wine at Fergusson's Winery. Afterward, visit the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and enjoy complimentary chocolate tastings. Discover the vineyards of the Yarra Valley as you taste premium regional wines at award winning Rochford Wines and Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $139.00
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8 Day Sydney Special, April 2019
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Had a wonderful time in Sydney Australia. Weather was perfect for taking in the many incredible sights. Flights were on time and everything clicked. Looking forward to booking again with Gate 1 travel for my next trip.

Dennis M. Rio Rancho, NM
8 Day Sydney Vacation, March 2018
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It was great! The people are so genuine and kind and it's a beautiful place full of history, culture, and animals. 2 thumbs up!

Bonnie L. Riverside, CA

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