Sydney Express

plus Fiji optional extension

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Sydney Opera House and Harbor If you've ever dreamed of traveling to the land down-under, with a dash of paradise included, you simply can't afford to miss this wonderful trip! Everyone loves Sydney, Australia's largest and best-known city. Explore the dazzling Sydney Harbor and the world-famous Opera House, surf and sunbathe on gorgeous beaches, and get to know koalas, kangaroos and other unique animals at the Taronga Zoo.

Before returning to the USA, join an optional 4-day extension to the island paradise of Fiji, where you'll relax in tropical splendor and experience renowned Fijian hospitality. At prices like these, this fabulous dream vacation is sure to sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your space soon!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA. Your fascinating journey "Down Under" begins today as you board your flight bound for Australia.

Day 2: En Route. Cross the International Date Line and lose one day en route.

Sydney At Dusk, Australia Day 3: Sydney. Late morning arrival in cosmopolitan Sydney, Australia's oldest and most vibrant city. After completing customs formalities, transfer to your award-winning hotel. Take some time to refresh and unwind and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to get acquainted with spectacular Sydney. The Grace Hotel.

Sydney at night Day 4-7: Sydney. Enjoy four full days at leisure to explore fascinating Sydney. Ideally located in the heart of Sydney's central business district, your superior hotel offers easy access to the scenic Sydney Harbor, the renowned Opera House as well as restaurants, shopping, and many other city attractions. Explore on your own or join exciting optional tours, such as an optional Coffee Cruise or a Sunset Dinner Cruise on the spectacular Sydney Harbor.*

Koala In Tree, Australia Other optional excursions, all available for purchase in Australia, will take you to the breathtaking Blue Mountains National Park, where you'll observe wildlife and take in the rugged beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Your local host can also suggest ideas for independent exploring and dining. Breakfast provided.

Day 8: Depart Sydney/Arrive USA. Bid farewell to the "Land Down Under" as you board your early afternoon flight. Your exciting journey comes to an end as you touch down in Los Angeles later today.

Optional Fiji Extension

Beach view in Fiji Day 8: Depart Sydney/Arrive Fiji. After breakfast, enjoy your morning at leisure to do last minute shopping, stroll, or simply relax. Transfer to the airport to board your flight for the beautiful island of Fiji, often called "The Islands of the Gods." After clearing customs and immigration, you'll be escorted to your beachfront resort style hotel. Hideaway Resort.

Relaxing in Fiji Day 9-10: Viti Levu, Fiji. Enjoy two wonderful days at leisure to rest and unwind from your busy vacation. Your resort hotel is nestled amidst tropical gardens with swaying coconut palms. Enjoy beautiful pool or ocean swimming, a first-class spa, and other facilities. Visit the Tour Desk where a myriad of optional activities are available.Breakfast provided.

Day 11: Depart Fiji/Arrive USA. Enjoy free time this morning before you transfer to the airport to board your return flight back to the USA.

*Special Optional Tours in Sydney

To take full advantage of your visit to Sydney, why not join one of the exciting optional tours listed below? All optional tours are available for purchase through your local host in Sydney.

Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Blue Mountains & Wildlife Encounter
Travel west beyond the suburban sprawl of Sydney into the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains National Park. See magnificent steep valleys, canyons and the Three Sisters. Listen to ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime legends before travelling via the townships of Leura and Katoomba. Journey along the scenic Bells Line and snap photos of the fabulous views at Govett's Leap and Cahill's Lookout. Enjoy a walk among the native bush and visit an Australian wildlife park to see cuddly koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and other Australian animals in this natural setting.

Catamaran on Sydney Harbor
Catamaran on Sydney Harbor
Sydney Harbor Sailing Coffee Cruise
Start the morning or spend a leisurely afternoon aboard one of Matilda's luxury catamarans. Take in spectacular views as you sail by the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Opera House, and Fort Denison. Enjoy live commentary with fresh coffee or tea and a selection of cakes and assorted cookies.

Sydney Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise
Combine warm summer evenings, spring twilights, autumn sunsets, or winter city lights with the magic of dining on Sydney Harbor. This memorable optional tour includes two course contemporary Australian dining and a selection of fine Australian sparkling and still wines, beer and coffee.

Sydney BridgeClimb
Sydney BridgeClimb
BridgeClimb offers the ultimate experience of Sydney—an exhilarating climb to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Professional climb leaders will take you to the summit over ladders, catwalks and arches. The exhilaration and personal satisfaction achieved with BridgeClimb provides a unique and unforgettable experience of Sydney. Climbers are issued with a BridgeSuit to wear, a BridgeLamp at night, a safety harness, and are linked to a static line throughout the climb. All climbers receive a complimentary photograph of their climb group and a commemorative climber certificate. Anyone over the age of twelve, in good health, and with a sense of adventure is invited to join.

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