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Grand Australia & New Zealand Tour


Grand Australia & New Zealand: The Adventure Begins

STORY Land & Sea's Grand Australia & New Zealand begins in the very heart of Australia: The Outback, home to Ayer's Rock or Uluru —  the world's largest monolith. Discover this itinerary for incredible cuisine and wine, exceptional beauty, rugged wilderness and tropical rainforests brimming with green. Finally discover true 'technicolor' with the stunning Great Barrier Reef. We continue our journey to the South Island of New Zealand, without question one of the most beautiful places in the world. Enjoy a special luncheon cruise on Milford Sound among the sheer cliffs and stunning beauty, then we're off to Fiordland National Park and our finale in Queenstown.

We've found the right hotels throughout Australia & New Zealand.

• Our Story Deluxe hotels feature 5-Star boutique properties in locations where you want to be! Located a few minutes away are Story's Super Budget hotels –  a less costly way to explore Australia and New Zealand in the company of Story's small group tour experience up to around 20 guests.
•  Customary gratuities are included for our Expert Guides, wait staff at included dinners and our exceptional Aussie and Kiwi drivers. Tour Captain / Story Local Host® gratuities are optional and at your discretion.
• Select Dinners with regional wine included per the itinerary. Super Budget guests may opt to upgrade their dining plan.
•  Unique Perspective Experiences —  Story Land & Sea® exclusives perfectly placed throughout the itinerary.
• Daily Breakfast, Select Lunch and Dinners Included per itinerary.

Story Land & Sea® Tours extends a personal invitation to you on the Australia & New Zealand Tour — it's the trip of a lifetime, and one journey you won’t soon forget. From the time you arrive Ayer's Rock, in the rugged Australian Outback, to the rainforests of Queensland, to the metropolitan city of Sydney —  Australia has it all. And then continue to the 'other down under,' New Zealand. Queenstown delights, Te Anau and the Milford Sound truly immerse you in all that is the south island.

Your satisfaction and sense of real discovery is what we consider as priority with your South Pacific tour vacation. Please sit back and review our tour itinerary, and then let us know how we might be able to help you book your "Dream Time" vacation with us, down under!

Let's Go Down Under!

More on Story's Super Budget Travelers
Now enjoy Australia for less with Story's Super Budget Traveler option: Enjoy budget hotel accommodation within minutes of Story's hotels including continental breakfast, select sightseeing (review itinerary tab for optionals) along with the great services of your Story Tour Captain®.

Story and Super: Interested in seeing Melbourne? No worries, mate! Add our pre-tour experience to Melbourne for 2 days and 2 nights. Inquire with our experts at 1-877-865-6711.


Daily Itinerary

  • Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Great Ocean Road, Australia
  • Kangaroo, Australian Outback
  • Sydney Opera House
Gone Down Under
Australian Small Group Tour
Day 1: Your Overnight Transatlantic Flight

Depart Your Home Airport on your Trans-Pacific flight to Australia ~ Flight not included, but inquire for special fare with our Air Service.

Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date, and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 3 (Day 2 is lost crossing the international dateline) upon arrival into Ayer's Rock, Australia (airport code: AYQ).

Can we help you with your Airfare?
Yes, we can arrange your air travel from the STORY Land & Sea air department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land tour. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of tour origination on time regardless of whether STORY Land & Sea has arranged your air.

  Compulsory: We require trip cancellation and interruption insurance and recommend Travelex®.



Cross the International Dateline
Day 2

This day will be "lost" as we cross the International Dateline. We will regain this day on our return.

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Extend your vacation with an optional pre-tour Melbourne excursion.

From USD:
$1,537.00 PP
Based on Double occupancy.
Solo supplement $249.00

Inquire or CLICK HERE for details.




G'day Australia!

Day 3: The Heart of Australia

food icon   Story Way® Dining: Included Welcome Dinner. All guests will enjoy a wonderful dinner in Australia.

WELCOME TO THE GRAND AUSTRALIA TOUR. One of Story Land & Sea® 's most popular itineraries commences at 4:00PM at our 5-Star hotel in Ayer's Rock Resort.

ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: At 4:00 pm, join your Tour Captain for an Orientation Walkabout of the Resort.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Light

Story Exclusive: Tonight, join us for our Unique Perspectives Experience with a special Reception & Welcome from the Tour Captain from one of our classic perspectives under the Southern Hemisphere.

WELCOME DINNER
Join your Tour Captain for our included Welcome Dinner at Ayer's Rock Resort — this is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world —  welcome to Australia! Tonight's dinner is included for all guests.

About the Story Land & Sea® Way of Dining
Our approach to dining is truly unique: Our favorites dishes represent the region we're traveling through. From our unique, off-the-beaten-path restaurants we visit for each included dinner to the variety of hand-crafted dishes, it's truly an immersion into authentic local food and wine. Your Tour Captain is there to make sure your dining experience goes smoothly and will help you interpret any menu item. For most included dinners, your Tour Captain will select a variety of appetizers, featuring regional cuisine, and will select your wine for the evening ~ a variety of red and white wine from the region you're traveling ~ and yes, "the wine flows." Certain dining experiences will feature designed menus and experiences.

Tonight is an intentionally slow evening of delight so you can savor the experience and breath deeply in the very heart of Australia. Super Budget Travelers - enjoy tonight's included welcome dinner - inquire about how to upgrade to include our special dining package for the balance of your itinerary: 1-877-865-6711.

Lodging in the Heart of the Resort
There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story Land & Sea's Heart of City hotels.

Story Accommodation: Sails in the Desert at Ayer's Rock Resort, 2 Nights
Super Budget Accommodation: Desert Gardens, 2 Nights




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The Outback

Day 4: DISCOVERING THE BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

food icon   Dining: Daily Breakfast Included
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 Story Exclusive: Sounds of Silence Dinner. Super Budget Travelers: Opt to add this fantastic experience.

City: Ayer's Rock
State/Territory:
Northern Territory

WELCOME TO THE OUTBACK
This morning you will meet Australia's Aboriginal people, learn to paint Outback-style, taste fair-dink (genuine) bush tucker and experience a rare glimpse into the indigenous way of life that has carried on for thousands of years.

We return to the hotel mid-afternoon and enjoy the balance of day free until our included experience tonight:

TONIGHT: UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE EXPERIENCE: The Award-Winning SOUNDS OF SILENCE: FIELD OF LIGHT dinner under the Southern Hemisphere with Camel Riding Tour.
Prior to sundown, we will transfer to the Uluru Camel Farm for a meandering tour through red sand dunes on your friendly camel with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as the incredible backdrop. Meanwhile our experienced cameleer describes the unique flora and fauna of the landscape you are exploring.

As the peaceful ride comes to a close, we are greeted with sparkling wine as our arrival at the sand dune viewing platform kicks off ‘A Night at Field of Light' experience. Select your dining choices from the A Night at Field of Light menu. This experience will last about 5.5 hours including 45min camel ride and transfers. You may opt out of this evening's dining experience for a credit if you so desire but we heavily recommend experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

It all starts at Sunset.
Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A path takes you to an uninterrupted, three hundred and sixty degree view of this vast landscape. In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset and evening sky you have ever seen. But that's not all...enjoy the magical "field of Light" presentation.

We return to the hotels for a good night's rest.

Super Budget Travelers: Expand your experience and enjoy the Sounds of Silence for a supplement which includes round-trip transfers. Inquire: 1-877-865-6711.



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Sunrise in the Outback —  Cairns: Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
Uluru (Ayer's Rock)

Day 5: TO SUNRISE TO SUNSET IN THE OUTBACK
& then on to CAIRNS


food icon   Story Way® Dining Included Tonight. Super Budget Travelers: Opt to add tonight's dinner experience.

THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK
At dawn, we arrive the literal "Red Center of Australia." Get ready for something unlike anything you've experienced from the Rock to the Southern Hemisphere.

SUNRISE AT THE ROCK
We depart before sunrise for Ayer's Rock, Uluru to the Aboriginal people. Enjoy an impressive display of color as the sun rises. It's a brisk morning, but well worth it to experience Ayer's Rock up close with its own brilliant display of colors. Enjoy a continental breakfast in a brown paper bag this morning as we navigate to the Rock.

Then, an optional climbing of Ayer's Rock may be in order, or simply watching. Note, climbing the rock is potentially hazardous and you will do so at your own risk.
You may opt to climb the world's largest monolith, but be warned: Many have tried and succeeded, while a few have failed and gave up their lives. Do you have medical conditions that may inhibit you from climing Ayer's Rock? Then we suggest you enjoy a lovely walk around the base of the rock with your Tour Captain. Absolutely stunning.

After our experience at the Rock, we then continue to the airport and our onward flight to Queensland.

Sunny Queensland & Cairns
Welcome to Tropical Far North Queensland. Welcome to Cairns, where the rainforest meets the reef. Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel and freshen up before a Queensland welcome dinner with your Tour Captain.

CAIRNS: GATEWAY TO AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF
QueensLander, now Story Land & Sea, Tours' name was inspired as a result of the adventures our founder experienced while exploring Queensland's natural beauty and delightful people.

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy a welcome dinner in Cairns with your Tour Captain.

Story Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel Harbour Club Rooms or similar, 3 Nights
Super Budget Accommodation: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort or similar, 3 Nights

You've got to earn the right to live up here.
~ AB "Banjo" Paterson, The Man from Snowy River


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The Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

Day 6

food icon   Included Dining: Lunch on the Reef
star icon   Exclusives: Private Sailing & Snorkeling on the Outer Reef


After breakfast, on our first full day in Queensland, we are all off to see the Great Barrier Reef up close. This is one of the most stunning experiences on our tour and we enjoy it from our private boat.

Today, enjoy a full-day tour of the Great Barrier Reef - complete with glass bottom boats and snorkeling - get up close to the technicolor banks of coral reef teeming with tropical fish. This experience is one which makes a lasting impression on Story Land & Sea patrons - if at all possible, you must try snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

The day is highlighted with a smorgasbord lunch on the water and ample free time for relaxing and soaking in the sun. We return to our hotel for a free evening.

Australia, Mate. She's great!



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Cairns | Option to Kuranda Rainforest

Day 7: Free Day or Rainforest

Enjoy a completely free day in Queensland today or opt to explore the rainforest called Kuranda.

Take your time. Enjoy just being in this amazing country. We have some optional activities that you may want to consider:

OPTIONAL EXCURSION IN CAIRNS KURANDA RAINFOREST SKYRAIL & TRAIN
$171 pp.

Today we're off to experience the contrast of this region's oldest and most unique picturesque railway via Kuranda Railways. Enjoy the shops of Kuranda and on Saturday's enjoy the Market. Afterwards, we take the SkyRail gondola for incredible treetop views of the rainforest (is that the ocean in the distance?) to the base of the mountain.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION IN CAIRNS TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PARK
$58 pp.

Tjapukai is a traditional Aboriginal Culture which celebrates the living history of the Indigenous people of the Rainforest. Learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, also learn how to throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal culture with dancing, fire making and storytelling. Tjapukai Aboriginal Park features a genuine "cultural and visual Australian journey" featuring the instrument called a 'didgeridoo,' plus hunting and ochre demonstrations.

Tonight, your Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner or explore on your own.

A man can be hard to find in the mountains.
You're welcome at my fire anytime.

~ Character Jim Craig from The Man from Snowy River.



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Sydney, Australia | Harbour Walkabout
Sydney Australia

Day 8: Sydney

star icon   Exclusives: Sunset Cruise Dinner
. Super Budget Travelers: Opt to add tonight's special dinner experience.

State: New South Wales
City: Sydney

Morning air flight from Cairns bound for Sydney. Our hotel is located on Circular Quay on beautiful Sydney Harbour.

THE ROCKS
After check-in, join our Tour Captain for a walkabout of the Circular Quay and historic Rocks district. Your Tour Captain is knowledgeable on local customs, history and shoppes. The historic Rocks district comes alive as you walk where the original Sydney settlers and convicts walked.

Story Exclusive: AN AUSTRALIAN WELCOME
Tonight enjoy a Story Exclusives®' Welcome Experience with your Tour Captain onboard our sunset cruise via our private yacht on beautiful Sydney Harbour at night. These are the experiences life-time memories are made of ~ enjoy and welcome to Sydney!

Story Accommodation: Harbour Rocks Hotel, Intercontinental or similar, 2 Nights
Super Budget Accommodation: Travelodge Wynyard or similar, 2 Nights



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Sydney | Sightseeing Immersion

Day 9: EXPLORE SYDNEY WITH STORY LAND & SEA TODAY

After breakfast, meet the Tour Captain and then enjoy our included sightseeing experience of Sydney, Australia. From the "Rocks District" to Bondi Beach, we enjoy an immersion in everything Sydney. Sydney-Siders, as they're called, are a warm people for such a cosmopolitan city.

Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world. Enjoy a history of the Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club before we return to the Rocks for the balance of the day free.

Tonight, explore on your own for dinner, or join the Tour Captain to an optional but unique, distinctly Australian dining experience.

There's a beauty here, that's fresh, raw, untamed. It's real. It's 'fair dink.'


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South Island, New Zealand

Day 10

food icon   Included Story Way® Dining tonight. Super Budget Travelers: Opt to add tonight's special dinner experience.

After breakfast, we make our way to the Sydney airport for the flight to the South Island of New Zealand.

Welcome to the South Island.

Queenstown New Zealand

We airhop to Queenstown on the South Island and make our way to Te Anau, our home for the next two evenings.

DRAMATIC SCAPES & TASTES
We check in, freshen up and enjoy time at leisure until our included dinner tonight in Fiordland.

Story Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau & Villas, 2 Nights
Super Budget Accommodation: Lakefront Lodge or similar, 2 Nights

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Milford Sound Cruise

Day 11

food icon   Included Dining: Lunch onboard our cruise.

Board our vehicle bound for the enchanting Milford Sound. Just when you thought it couldn't get more awe-inspiring, you arrive to some of the most majestic scenes found in the world. This area of New Zealand has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

MILFORD SOUND EXPERIENCE
We continue to explore the Fiordland National Park as we make our way to Milford Sound.
Make our way to Milford Sound for our special onboard cruise complete with lunch among the magnificent cliffs and glacier-hewn inlets of the Sound.

We return to our hotel in Te Anau for overnight.

Tonight, join your Tour Captain for an optional dinner.

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South Island New Zealand Winery & Queenstown

Day 12

food icon   Unique Perspectives Experience: Zealand Winery

INCLUDED WINERY EXPERIENCE
We head north on the way to Queenstown where you will enjoy our winery tour and taste the varietals from the South Island paired with lunch. Exquisite! Not all departures will feature the winery experience: occasionally this will be substituted with an equivalent experience.

Continue on to Queenstown to arrive our hotel mid to late afternoon and enjoy the balance of day free until our special reception.

INCLUDED RECEPTION IN QUEENSTOWN
Join the Tour Captain in the lobby for a special reception this evening.

Join the Tour Captain for an optional dinner or explore at leisure tonight.

Story Accommodation: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa or similar, 2 Nights
Super Budget Accommodation: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside or similar, 2 Nights

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Glenorchil Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour


Day 13


food icon   Included Dinner: Enjoy dinner with the Tour Captain tonight. Super Budget Travelers: Opt to add tonight's special dinner experience.
food icon   Unique Perspectives Experience: TSS Earnslaw. Super Budget Travelers: Opt to add tonight's special cruise experience.

4WD AWESOME ADVENTURE TOUR
We tour the countryside in specially-fitted 4 wheel-drive vehicles while visiting the locations where the Fortress of Isengard, Forest of Lothlorien and other famous Peter Jackson scenes were filmed. Find out why New Zealand is the movie directors’ choice for film locations. We return to our hotel around mid-day for the balance of your day at leisure.

Special Dining: We step aboard the TSS Earnslaw for a nostalgic cruising and dining experience. We enjoy a cruise of the lake on the way to the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak. Please NOTE: This is a seasonal experience. Alternate activity will be provided during off-season.

Enjoy high country hospitality and a carvery style dinner featuring the best of New Zealand meats and seafood, along with fresh vegetables and garden salads.

An entertaining after dinner show provides a glimpse into farming life. We return to our hotel for the balance of day at leisure. Your Farewell to the South Pacific dinner is with the Tour Captain onboard.

It is a night of fun, great cuisine, wine, and memories! Our days have been filled with new sights, tastes, and discoveries - tonight enjoy reflecting on the incredible journey we've had together!

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Departure Day

Day 14

food icon   Included Dining: Breakfast

After breakfast, opt for our transfer to the Queenstown Airport to catch flights bound for North America, or perhaps our extension to the North Island. Inquire for details.

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To reach us by telephone, call toll free 1-877-865-6711


 


Heart of City Hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

Melbourne Hotels - Optional Pre Tour



Ayer's Rock Resort - 2 Nights



Cairns Hotel - 3 Nights



Sydney Hotels - 2 Nights

South Island Hotels - 2 Nights

Queenstown Hotels - 2 Nights

 

Grand Australia & New Zealand Tour

Small Group Touring Down Under

Story's Small Group advantage means you are not waiting to get on and off big traditional sized tour buses, and you get to interact with our Story Tour Captain®'s and local Expert Guides more easily (not to mention our boutique hotels, skip-the-line sightseeing experiences and Story's signature 'unique perspective experiences'). See the world more easily and continue your Story of Travel with our small groups in the South Pacific averaging about 20 Story guests.

2017 South Pacific Departures.
Note: Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations. Please make sure that you have completed your Australia entrance Visa. Information for this is:https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas.

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

Published Date

Story Deluxe Hotels:

Land Price + On Tour Air (from) = Price Per Person

Super Budget Hotels: Small, Simple, Clean with Continental Breakfast

Land Price + On Tour Air (from) = Price Per Person

Mar 14 $6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $5,179 + $1729 = $6,908
Apr 11
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $5,179 + $1729 = $6,908
May 16
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $5,179 + $1729 = $6,908
June 6, 20
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
July 11
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Sep 19
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Oct 3
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Nov 2
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
2018 South Pacific Departures.
Note: Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations. Please make sure that you have completed your Australia entrance Visa. Information for this is:https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas.

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

Published Date

Story Deluxe Hotels:

Land Price + On Tour Air (from) = Price Per Person

Super Budget Hotels: Small, Simple, Clean with Continental Breakfast

Land Price + On Tour Air (from) = Price Per Person

Mar 27
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $5,179 + $1729 = $6,908
Apr 13
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $5,179 + $1729 = $6,908
May 18
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $5,179 + $1729 = $6,908
Jun 28
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Jul 6
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Sep 10
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Oct 3
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708
Nov 4
$6,879 + $1729 = $8,607 $4,979 + $1729 = $6,708

 


 

Grand Australia & New Zealand Tour
A world-class tour of Australia and New Zealand in the company of a few new friends and travelers.

Story Deluxe Series includes:

  • Hotels in the heart of the cities and towns.
    Not on the outskirts of town so no shuttles or special transfers needed.
  • We Never Upsell while On Tour.
    See any of the mainstream tour operator itineraries to Australia & New Zealand and you will see very quickly how their "tour directors" make extra revenue.
  • Customary Gratuities Included. Optional gratuities for your Tour Captain are at your discretion.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path and unique Restaurants throughout the itinerary.
    Unique restaurants that are designed for discerning diners, not big tour groups.
  • Daily Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Wine Experience at the Rock, 1 Winery Experience in New Zealand, and 7 Dinners (includes Sydney Harbour Experience) per itinerary
    Our dinners are at real restaurants (not buffets at the hotels).
  • Story Exclusive Wine Experience
  • Story Exclusive Sydney Harbour Sunset Dining Experience with our private boat.
  • Our Airport Arrival Transfer into Melbourne or Ayer's Rock Resort is $69 per person, 2 guest minimum.
  • Our Departure Airport Transfer is $59 per person, 2 guest minimum.
  • All Admissions and Sightseeing as defined on itinerary
  • Portage Included through your Tour except during required air flights (due to security requirements).You may have surcharges for carry-ons or overweight luggage.
  • Services of professional tour director called a Tour Captain. 
    The Tour Captain serves as your host throughout the trip to ensure everything goes according to the journey's plan.
  • Services of Professional Guides
    We use professional, certified guides for our sightseeing at select venues and sites throughout the tour.

Super Budget Series includes:

  • Super Budget Hotels are located in the heart of the cities and towns.
    Not on the outskirts of town. Enjoy our cost-saver approach to accommodation in the South Pacific. Hotels will include air-conditioning where season dictates.
  • Customary Gratuities Included. Optional gratuities for your Tour Captain are at your discretion.
  • Unique Restaurants for included dinners.
    Restaurants that are unique and designed for the discerning diner, not big groups.
  • Daily Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner per itinerary
    Our dinners are at real restaurants (not buffets at the hotels). Upgrade to five (5) total dinners included for $700 per person.
  • Our Airport Arrival Transfer into Melbourne or Ayer's Rock Resort is $69 per person, 2 guest minimum.
  • Our Departure Airport Transfer is $59 per person, 2 guest minimum.
  • All Admissions and Sightseeing as defined on itinerary
  • Portage Included through your Tour except during required air flights (due to security requirements).You may have surcharges for carry-ons or overweight luggage.
  • Services of professional tour director called a Tour Captain. 
    The Tour Captain serves as your host throughout the trip to ensure everything goes according to the journey's plan.
  • Services of Professional Guides
    We use professional, certified guides for our sightseeing at select venues and sites throughout the tour.

TOUR CONDITIONS:

Services of a full-time, experienced guides and professional Tour Captain.

SIGHTSEEING
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private transportation with experienced, local driver. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary.

DAILY BREAKFAST, SOME LUNCHES AND DINNERS
Full, hot breakfast daily. Lunches and dinner included per itinerary. Coffee or tea included with breakfast only; all other beverages are extra. Select dinners are included at unique restaurants. 

INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION
On Tour Airfare is not included and is required.

PORTAGE
Portage (one suitcase per person) and all tipping (driver, restaurant, hotel and guide staff) included. Extra bag portaged for $USD50 per bag. STORY Land & Sea luggage tags upon arrival first hotel.

SOLO TRAVELERS 
Single Supplement applies. See Dates & Rates Tab.

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED 
International Airfare is not included.

PASSPORTS & VISAS
Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations. Please make sure that you have completed your Australia entrance Visa. Information for this is:https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas.

PASSPORTS: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are Deluxe class categories (4 and 5-Star) you choose based on your preferences.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: All departure taxes and tipping are included. 

TRIP PROTECTION

  • Airfare is not included but it can be quoted by emailing here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group Italy tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your Italian land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

  • Travel Protection is not included. Story Land and Sea recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

Travel protection companies, such as Travelex, plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Click here to get a quote and purchase on their website.


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