Southern Capitals - Fixed Departure Guided Tour - 5 Days

From AUD $1,625.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Product code: LESBM
Itinerary - Available from1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?

Day 1
Sydney – Canberra


As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation should be pre-booked for the previous night.

This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture then visit Gold Creek Station and meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr. Get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for a good Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is the country's capital where you'll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a passionate local guide. Later visit the Australian War Memorial and stay for the evocative Last Post. Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Novotel Canberra

Included Meals: Highlight lunch and Dinner with wine

Day 2
Canberra – Beechworth

Before leaving Canberra this morning, you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie to take in views of the city and surrounding ranges from the lookout. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town. Your unique overnight stay is in one of the town's quaint Bed and Breakfast properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not grab a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery! Tonight, if you're feeling up to it, head down to Hotel Nicholas for a good pub meal. The hotel was built in 1857 during the heady gold rush and houses a great collection of local memorabilia. 

Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3-4
Beechworth – Melbourne
Day 3: Beechworth – Melbourne

This morning 'You're invited' to join your B&B host for breakfast. Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a sightseeing tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and interesting shops. This evening perhaps take a relaxing walk along the Yarra River and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

Day 4: Melbourne Included Choice

Today Melbourne is all yours to explore! Choose from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. With 360 degree floor to ceiling views, it's the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform or join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the market's seemingly endless food stalls. Or you may choose to take guided stroll through Melbourne's famous laneways and arcades. These hidden laneways house some of the best cafes the city has to offer. You're in for a treat!

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 3: 'You're invited' breakfast; Day 4: Breakfast

Day 5
Farewell from Melbourne

This morning bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

5 Day Guided Holiday

Tour departs from Sydney and returns to Melbourne

Don't Miss

Beechworth Bakery

Visit ‘Australia’s Greatest Bakery’in Beechworth and try one of their famous Beestings; a sweet bun, lightly spread with apricot jam, filled with the creamiest custard and topped with toffee almonds. Delish! Tom O’Toole started his career in 1969 as a baker’s apprentice and opened his first bakery in Beechworth in 1974. Over the years he has perfected his creations and the 1 million people that visit his bakery every year are testament to that!

Highlights
  • Visit historic Berrima in the Southern Highlands
  • Experience farm life at Gold Creek Sheep Station
  • Enjoy a guided tour through impressive Parliament House
  • Explore the Australian War Memorial
  • Enjoy views over Canberra from Mt Ainslie
  • Discover the charm of historic Beechworth
  • Stay in a Bed and Breakfast property in country Victoria
  • Visit Ned Kelly Country
  • Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways on a revealing walking tour
Inclusions
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Dining
  • Full buffet breakfasts (3)
  • 'You're invited' breakfast (1)
  • Highlight lunch (1)
  • Dinner with wine (1)
Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day prior Flights to arrive anytime into SydneyDay 5 Flights to depart anytime from Melbourne

What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
Departures
From 1 April 2016

$1625 adult twin $2010 single $1460 child

DEPARTSRETURNS
10 May 201614 May 2016Limited Seats
06 Sep 201610 Sep 2016Definite Departure
27 Sep 201601 Oct 2016Definite Departure
18 Oct 201622 Oct 2016Definite Departure
08 Nov 201612 Nov 2016Definite Departure
29 Nov 201603 Dec 2016Definite Departure
20 Dec 201624 Dec 2016
10 Jan 201714 Jan 2017Definite Departure
31 Jan 201704 Feb 2017Definite Departure
21 Feb 201725 Feb 2017Definite Departure
14 Mar 201718 Mar 2017Definite Departure
28 Mar 201701 Apr 2017Definite Departure
From 1 April 2017

$1675 adult twin $2065 single $1510 child

DEPARTSRETURNS
18 Apr 201722 Apr 2017Definite Departure
09 May 201713 May 2017
05 Sep 201709 Sep 2017Definite Departure
26 Sep 201730 Sep 2017Definite Departure
17 Oct 201721 Oct 2017Definite Departure
07 Nov 201711 Nov 2017Definite Departure
28 Nov 201702 Dec 2017Definite Departure
19 Dec 201723 Dec 2017