- Explore Parliament House and the impressive Australian War Memorial
- Travel to historic Glenrowan and through Ned Kelly country to Melbourne
- Discover Melbournes unique laneways and cityscape
5 Day Southern Capitals – City Meets Bush
Tour Code: AMG4
Visit historic Berrima and meet a grazier on his sheep station, then tour Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial in the nation’s capital. Travel on through Ned Kelly country on the way to thoroughly modern Melbourne, where you can explore the laneways and arcades that house cafés, boutique shops and cutting-edge street art.
Sydney – Canberra – Melbourne
Day 1: Sydney – Canberra
Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. On arrival in Canberra you’ll join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the impressive Australian War Memorial. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over dinner.
Please note: As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Canberra
Day 2: Canberra – Beechworth
Before leaving the nation’s capital this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold-rush town. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries, museum and historic hotel. Your accommodation tonight is at one of the town’s unique bed and breakfast properties.
Accommodation: Boutique Country Accommodation
Day 3: Beechworth – Melbourne
Travel to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to Melbourne, Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, and perhaps later, stroll along the Yarra River for dinner at one of the many Southbank restaurants.
Accommodation: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins
Day 4: Melbourne Free Day
Today Melbourne is yours to explore, so why not consider one of the following optional experiences. Away from the hustle and bustle, Melbourne’s justly famed 230 laneways penetrate into the heart of the city. It’s here that the inner city’s true nature resides, crammed into narrow lanes with world renowned restaurants, bars and street art. Or if you would like to see something famous then why not take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade, the nightly ritual where the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their dune burrows.
Accommodation: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins
Day 5: Melbourne Departure
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast.
- Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Travel by luxury coach
- Experienced driver guide and travel director
- 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support
- Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
- Tipping for driver and tour guide (not mandatory) & personal expenses
- Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic travel)
- Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
- Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.
Dates & Prices
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Deposit & Payment
How to Extend Your Stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
- Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
- Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
- After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.
As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
Single supplement is $649 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Paired Solo Traveller
Not available. Third customer needs to pay for single supplement.
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.
Final documentation will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
15 – 30 people
Child rates apply to children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.
Day prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
Day 5: Flights to depart anytime from Melbourne Airport