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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3SydneyOpera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, CuisineLittle Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel, QT Sydney
3 - 5NewcastleGolden Sand Beaches, Historic Landmarks, Culture & CuisineRydges Newcastle, Rydges Newcastle
5 - 8MelbourneCoffee, Wine & Food, Vibrant Art & Culture, Grampians National ParkArt Series – The Cullen, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel
8 - 9AdelaideWine & Food, North Terrace, Beaches, VineyardsMajestic Roof Garden Hotel, The Playford Adelaide
9 - 11Barossa ValleyVineyards & Wineries, Historic Towns, Farmers MarketsBarossa Shiraz Estate, The Louise Barossa Valley
11 - 12PerthKings Park, Aboriginal Walking Tours, Rottnest IslandThe Melbourne Hotel Perth, Crown Towers Perth
12 - 14Margaret RiverWineries & Breweries, Beaches & Surfing, Cycling, Walking Trails & HikingMargarets Beach Resort, Cape Lodge

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  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Sydney Airport to your hotel in a private vehicle


2 Nights

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks – Fireworks over Harbour Bridge to ring in the New Year, the Opera House, the Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach.

Included Activities

Personalized Sydney City Tour
Discover the best of Sydney on this private guided tour. After a hearty breakfast, drive through the historic Rocks precinct and learn about the origins of this great city. Explore old cottages and pubs, as well as Australia’s very first church, which were all built by convicts ages ago. Drive past Macquarie Street, named after the fifth Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, before reaching the Botanical Gardens in the heart of the city. Visit the country’s first Parliament House, the mint, the Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair on the waterfront area and take a walking tour around the scenic harbor with its great views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Make a pit stop for lunch at the posh Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and afterward, drive through the tony neighborhood of Darling Point. You’ll pass by scenic bays before reaching the famous Bondi Beach, where you can enjoy ice creams and stroll down the esplanade as locals do. Return to the city past Oxford Street and Paddington, admiring the charming Georgian and Victorian architecture of the neighborhoods. (Duration: Half Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Lunch & refreshments included; Note: Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Room
StyleGuest house
QT Sydney – Opt 2
RoomKing Deluxe
Day 3 - 5

Make your own way to the Sydney city center and pick up your rental car

Drive yourself from Sydney to Newcastle in your rental car (Duration: 2 hrs)


2 Nights

Famed for its bustling harbor, scenic beaches, and cosmopolitan vibes, Newcastle sits pretty on the east coast of New South Wales. Walk along the Bather’s Way that not just connects golden sand beaches like Nobbys and Mereweather but leads to several historic sites as well.

Hotel Options
Rydges Newcastle – Opt 1
RoomKing Cityside Suite
Rydges Newcastle – Opt 2
RoomHarbourside Suite
Day 5 - 8

Drive yourself from Newcastle to Sydney in your rental car (Duration: 2 hrs)

Make your own way to the Sydney airport and drop off your rental car

You will be transferred from Melbourne airport to your hotel in a private vehicle


3 Nights

With its hip restaurants, avant-garde fashion and eclectic street and performing art scene, Melbourne is constantly buzzing with events and life.

Included Activities

Group Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey
Relish a smorgasbord of sensory pleasures during your tour of Yarra Valley. Start your day at the biggest winery in the region, the third generation, family-owned Italian De Bortoli Wines. Allow their representative to guide you through a tasting of their premium Yarra Valley Estate wine with perfectly paired cheese from the Cheese Maturation Room. Next, head for the spectacular seven-acre Coombe, Melba Estate, as famous for being the one-time home of the opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba as for its boutique wines. Pause for a tasting of the fine wines together with delectable light eats. Proceed for an Epicurean lunch at the wine restaurant of Tokar Estate where you will savor a two-course elegant meal paired with just the right wine. On a balmy day, you can even get to dine alfresco, with views of rolling vineyards further enhancing your gourmet experience. The piece de resistance of the tour is a wine tasting at the Mediterranean themed cellar doors of tenth generation French winemaker, Dominique Portet. Wind your tour down at Helen and Joey’s where, with a glass of classic chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon or pinot noir, you can raise a toast to a day well spent. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Lunch & Refreshments Included).

Explore Melbourne on Your Own
Spend a leisurely day in Melbourne, getting to know the city by yourself at your own pace. You could begin your day exploring the hipster neighborhood of Fitzroy, with its narrow alleys covered with street art and its eclectic pubs and restaurants. If you enjoy punting, why not try your hand at it in the Royal Botanic Gardens? Art aficionados can spend time admiring the antiques at the secluded Johnston Collection House. Music enthusiasts can visit the AC/DC Lane flanked by rock ‘n’ roll bars, and the Elvis Presley Memorial Garden, while for a dose of science and natural history you could visit the Wunderkammer for its unique exhibits. When you have had your fill of exploring, you could wind your day down at the Noisy Ritual urban winery popular for exhibitions, pop-ups, and cellar door experiences, or create your own gin at the Bass & Flinders Distillery. (Duration: Half Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees & meals are not included).

Group Food Walk of Melbourne
Taste the best of Melbourne on a food walk covering both famous gastronomic hubs and gems hidden behind doors or in laneways. Meet your guide at Bourke St Mall and stroll along the bustling Degrave Street and Hardware Lane snacking al fresco at some of the cafes. Visit eateries in malls such as Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. Sample the city’s world famous coffee, Chinese dumplings, indulgent pastries and other sweet treats, which you might miss if not for the insider recommendations from your guide! Drop into several restaurants, street food stalls and hole-in-the-wall cafes. End your walk with a drink in a rooftop bar frequented by the local people. Along with the culinary experience, this walk through historic arcades, Victorian architecture, street art, and lively markets will give you a cultural flavor of the city as well. (Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity; Please note that the meeting point for departure is the steps of GPO Building Bourke St Mall.)

Hotel Options
RoomStudio Suite
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 8 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel to Melbourne airport in a private vehicle

You will be transferred from Adelaide Airport to your hotel in a private vehicle


1 Night

Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city that celebrates its multicultural identity with local festivals, art exhibitions, and music concerts. A dream destination for wine connoisseurs, the region is responsible for more than half of the country’s wine exports.

Included Activities

Explore Adelaide on Your Own
Immerse yourself in the charm of Adelaide, exploring the quaint city by yourself and at your own pace. You could spend your day admiring its many heritage-listed buildings, as you walk through the streets. Or immerse yourself in Australia’s Aboriginal heritage at the multi-arts center Tandanya, visit Adelaide’s diverse museums and the Bay Discovery Center that showcases South Australia’s social history and cultural heritage. For a taste of seafood, why not take a tram to the Glenelg seaside suburb and savor oysters by the beach, or barbecue picnics at the Old Gum Tree Reserve? On Sundays, the farmers’ market is ideal for sampling the region’s fresh local produce. If you wish to hike, there are several lush wooded trails at Mount Osmond Reserve offering beautiful vistas of Adelaide and beyond. In the evening, there are stunning sunset from Brighton jetty to be enjoyed. You could then learn about the rich heritage of South Australia’s wines at the expansive National Wine Center. At the end of your day, local live music bands and Adelaide’s buzzing nightlife await. (Duration: Half Day; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance fees & meals are not included)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 9 - 11

Make your own way to the Adelaide city center and pick up your rental car

Drive yourself from Adelaide to Barossa Valley in your rental car (Duration: 1 hr)

Barossa Valley

2 Nights

Barossa Valley, located just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide in Australia, is home to some of the biggest names in Australian wine.

Included Activities

Explore Barossa Valley on Your Own
Set off to explore the picturesque Barossa Valley at your own pace in this self-guided tour. Known for its vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in the country, the region offers you a wealth of experiences. Home to over 150 wineries, a trip to the region is incomplete without a winery tour and tasting session. Take your pick of self-guided tours or sign up for a local guided tour. Stop by one or all of three towns in the region, each with its own unique identity. While Tanunda exudes a quintessentially German vibe, Angaston is reminiscent of English traditions. The largest town Nuriootpa, offers a blend of both German and English influences. Stop by the farmer’s market for a glimpse of the fresh produce the region is famed for. Don’t miss out on a typical Barossa meal with fresh milk, cheese, poultry, lamb, and pork as some of the highlights! (Duration: Full Day; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance Fees & Meals are not included)

Hotel Options
RoomResidence - One Bedroom Cottage
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
RoomVineyard Suite
Day 11 - 12

Drive yourself from Barossa Valley to Adelaide in your rental car (Duration: 1 hr)

Make your own way to the Adelaide airport and drop off your rental car

You will be transferred from Perth airport to your hotel in a private vehicle


1 Night

Perth promises you the best of both worlds where an abundance of natural wonders coexist harmoniously with the charms of urban life. Here, green spaces and pristine beaches vie with museums, galleries, and wineries – all within a short span of the city center.

Hotel Options
RoomContemporary Room
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 12 - 14

Make your own way to Perth city center and pick up your rental car

Drive yourself from Perth to Margaret River in your rental car (Duration: 3 hrs)

Margaret River

2 Nights

Margaret River with its azure waters and sprawling vineyards is the quintessential country town. With two lighthouses bordering it from north to south, this charming town has tree-lined streets with quaint boutique stores.

Included Activities

Group Tour: Walk, Wine and Dine
Explore the Cape to Cape Track in Boodjidup Valley with an expert guide by your side. Walk on the trail that follows the coastline from Dunsborough to Augusta and learn more about the colorful native flora and rich local history. Look up to stunning views of the Indian Ocean and stop by the popular Boodjidup Beach to see surfers riding the waves. Relax with a glass of sparkling wine either at the hotel or at one of the Voyager Estate’s private residences before heading to the Estate Restaurant. Dine on the signature seven-course spread crafted by the Head Chef Santi Fernandez and his team to complement each style of wine you drink. You’ll be feasting on the finest local produce of the Margaret River region! (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity in a Small Group; Shared Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Minimum age:18 yrs)

Hotel Options
RoomStudio Apartment
Cape Lodge – Opt 2
RoomGarden View Room

Drive yourself from Margaret River to Perth in your rental car (Duration: 3 hrs)

Make your own way to the Perth airport and drop off your rental car

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,090 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Sydney: Personalized Sydney City Tour
    • Melbourne: Group Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey
    • Melbourne: Explore Melbourne on Your Own
    • Melbourne: Group Food Walk of Melbourne
    • Adelaide: Explore Adelaide on Your Own
    • Barossa Valley: Explore Barossa Valley on Your Own
    • Margaret River: Group Tour: Walk, Wine and Dine
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle types for use inside larger cities: Group Compact car for 1-4 guests: Kia Rio or similar (Automatic)
    • 9 days total
    • Sydney: (Pick up city, drop off airport)
    • Adelaide: (Pick up city, drop off airport)
    • Perth: (Pick up city, drop off airport)
    • Additional driver, if spouse
    • Unlimited kilometers, applicable in the following areas: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Port Douglas, Sunshine Coast, Sydney.
    • 100 km free per day, applicable in the following areas: Darwin (Alice Springs & Ayers Rock), additional kilometers are charged at 0.275 AUD per km
    • Administration fee
    • Vehicle registration fee (VRF)
    • Premium Location Surcharge (PLS)
  • For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
    • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
    • Concession Recovery Fee (CRF)
    • Excess reduction to reduce to zero
  • The general business terms apply
  • The general business terms apply
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • Minimum 100 AUD pre-authorization
    • One-way fee if applicable, to be confirmed at the time of booking (fee depends on pick-up/drop-off location, duration of rental, time of year)
    • Late return fee
    • Airport fee
    • Damage to the car (overhead damage, underbody damage, water damage)
    • Damage to the vehicle or to the property of any third party caused by a breach of the rental agreement.
    • Damage to a tyre or an accessory not attributable to normal wear and tear
    • Cost of any professional cleaning or odour extraction in case of violation
    • Traffic and/or parking offence infringement fees
    • Special request delivery fees
    • Additional driver fee of 5 AUD per day or 25 AUD per rental (included, if additional driver is spouse/partner).
    • 27.50 AUD per day for renters between 21-24 years
    • 8.80 AUD per baby seat per day or 88 AUD per baby seat per rental (baby seat to be requested at the time of booking).
    • 13.20 AUD per portable GPS unit or 132 AUD per rental. The standard accidental Loss Damage Waiver and Excess Reduction do not cover loss of, or damage to the GPS unit. A separate charge will apply. One way rentals for GPS units are on a request basis only and a one way charge may apply.
    • 27.50 AUD per day for renters between 21-24 years.
    • Premium Location Surcharge for any additional items not included in the rental (e.g. baby seat). The fee varies between locations and may be calculated up to 30%.
    • A number of motorways and city link roads in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are electronic tolls only and do not have toll booths. All renters must provide a credit card or debit card to enable The Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) to directly charge the applicable toll fees.
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Parking fees
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
    • Rental car trips do not include any entry fees or expenses for national parks or game reserves.
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Road Trip: Culinary Australia

14 days $ 4,090 / person

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