Story Land & Sea®

Melbourne Experience

Discover Story Land & Sea®'s Melbourne Experience

The Perfect Beginning to your Australia & New Zealand Tour

Story Land & Sea®'s Melbourne Experience is not your typical big group tour.

Dear Modern Traveler,

I invite you to join us on this delightfully hand-crafted 2-days and 2-nights experience in Melbourne. Our approach to travel combines the very best of discovering distant lands in the company of expert guides. I invite you to "leave the herd behind" and discover again the joys of world-class travel.

Join us to Melbourne soon!

Mark Story

2017 Itinerary

Melbourne Experience: A 2-Days/2-Nights Extension

Transatlantic Flight to Melbourne, Australia

Day 1: Trans-Atlantic flight to Australia

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to Melbourne, Australia.

Day 1 is the traditional flight date from North America. Airfare is not included but you can request a quotation from our air service department: Get an airfare quote by email here.

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 itinerary will commence on Day 2 upon arrival into Melbourne, Australia.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  

Your Melbourne Adventure Begins

Day 2: Melbourne

London Soldiers

Welcome to Melbourne!

Upon arrival you will be met by a representative for your included transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening at your leisure. Dinner is not included; however, your hotel can provide wonderful recommendations and assist with reservations.

Accommodation: The Westin Melbourne or similar, 2 Nights
5-star Upgraded hotel, The Westin Melbourne or similar Deluxe King room (1 king bed) – with Juliet balcony or Bay window 2 nights, Includes room, daily breakfast and all taxes.



Day 3: City Tour

London Soldiers


Afternoon City Tour

Today enjoy a great introduction to the history and culture of Melbourne on and included half-day city tour by coach.

Highlights include:

-4-hour afternoon Melbourne sightseeing tour by coach
-Learn about arts and history at the the Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens and see the Arts Centre -Melbourne
-Snap photos of the city and port from Bolte Bridge
-Stroll around the vibrant suburb of St Kilda, perhaps purchasing a treat at one its famous European-style patisseries
-Drive through the fashionable Elwood and Brighton areas and stop for photo ops at the Brighton bathing boxes
-Get insider tips on the best of Melbourne from your knowledgeable guide
-Includes select hotel pickup and drop-off

If you would like to change this tour to something else (such as a Yarra Valley Winery Day Tour, for example), inquire for pricing.


On to Ayer's Rock

Day 4: Transfer to Ayer's Rock to begin your Small Group Tour

Buckingham Palace

Today you will be provided an included transfer from your Melbourne hotel to Ayer's Rock.


Remember, availability in our hotels may be affected based on seasonal demand. Alternate hotel properties of equal quality will be used when the following hotels are not available.


Melbourne Hotels - 2 Nights

Melbourne Experience

What's Included in Story Land & Sea®'s Melbourne Experience?

  • Breakfast - Full, hot breakfasts included daily in our Deluxe hotel, with continental breakfast in Classic. .
  • International Airfare into Europe and return is not included.
  • Arrival Transfer on Day 2 of the Itinerary: $64 per person. 
  • Departure Transfers in Amsterdam: $69 per person
  • 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.

That's it ~ everything else excluding personal item purchases is included. 

Story's Unique Walking Tour Experience
We do walk on our small group tours. We walk a lot, but it's unhurried and there are ample opportunities to sit and relax. But you must be physically capable of walking and experiencing the many stairs of Europe. Please inquire with Story Reservations for more details.


Melbourne Experience

Experience operates with a minimum 2 guests and a maximum of 16 guests.

Promotions for select departures may apply. Have friends that may want to travel with you? Check our Refer a Friend program.

Published Date Tour
Pre-Tour only to Australia & New Zealand Tour. Inquire. Max 16 Guests From $1,537
per person

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