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ITINERARY — SUMMARY

Itinerary Includes Eclipse Tour Plus
Optional Pre Eclipse & Optional Post Eclipse Tours as Listed Below


(1) OPTIONAL PRE ECLIPSE TOUR   •    (2) ECLIPSE TOUR   •    (3) OPTIONAL POST ECLIPSE TOUR

(1) OPTIONAL PRE ECLIPSE TOUR (CANCELLED)

SYDNEY AND THE HERITAGE BLUE MOUNTAINS

« Why See Sydney?  •  Itinerary Details Here  •  Itinerary Map  •  Cost »

DATE (DAY) ITINERARY (Meals in Parentheses: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Nov. 5 (Mon.)

Depart Americas for American guests.

Nov. 6 (Tue.)

Cross International Date Line or Departure for non American guests.

Nov. 7 (Wed.)

Arrive Sydney. Orientation tour. Old Sydney Observatory.
Accommodations: Observatory Hotel, Sydney.

Nov. 8 (Thu.)

Sydney. Sydney Opera House. Optional visit to Taronga Park Zoo with the country's finest animal collections, famous Manly Beach or other sights. Afternoon at leisure. Opera Afloat Dinner on Sydney Harbour.
Accommodations: Observatory Hotel, Sydney. (B/D)

Nov. 9 (Fri.)

Blue Mountains. Exquisite World Heritage Blue Mountain Tour. with its steep gorges and massive plateaus, World's Steepest Railway. Fashionable Leura, Historic Katoomba Township, Echo Point & Magnificent Three Sisters Rock Formation, Linden Observatory.
Accommodations: Observatory Hotel, Sydney. (B)

Nov. 10 (Sat.)

Sydney. Stroll, explore, shop, dine in Sydney's historic Rocks district. Opal Discovery Centre. Optional twilight or evening Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.
Accommodations: Observatory Hotel, Sydney. (B)

Nov. 11 (Sun.)

Depart Sydney for Eclipse Tour. Arrive Cairns. See Eclipse Tour below. (B)




(2) ECLIPSE TOUR (FILLED)

QUEENSLAND NORTHEAST COAST AND OFF-SHORE RESORT ISLAND

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DATE (DAY) ITINERARY (Meals in Parentheses: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Nov. 11 (Sun.)

Trinity Beach. Arrive Cairns. Orientation tour. Travel to Trinity Beach.
Accommodations: Sea Change Apartments, Trinity Beach. (D)

Nov. 12 (Mon.)

Trinity Beach. Sightseeing Daintree & Cape Tribulation Wilderness; River Cruise; Mossman Gorge.
Accommodations: Sea Change Apartments, Trinity Beach. (B)

Nov. 13 (Tue.)

Trinity Beach. Rainforestation Nature Park. Experience the rain forest on amphibious Army Duck. Kuranda picturesque mountain retreat. Skyrail over rain forest. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Accommodations: Sea Change Apartments, Trinity Beach. (B/D)

Nov. 14 (Wed.)

Trinity Beach. ECLIPSE MORNING. Witness one of nature's greatest spectacles, a total eclipse of the Sun. Totality begins approx. 6:38 a.m. with totality lasting about 2 min 04 sec (Altitude Sun 14). Rest of day at leisure.
Accommodations: Sea Change Apartments, Trinity Beach. (B)

Nov. 15 (Thu.)

Fitzroy Island. Ferry to Fitzroy Island Resort. Afternoon at leisure.
Accommodations: Fitzroy Island Resort, Fitzroy Island. (B/L/D)

Nov. 16 (Fri.)

Fitzroy Island. Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Snorkel or scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef (own expense). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch. Explore Island. Evening telescope observing.
Accommodations: Fitzroy Island Resort, Fitzroy Island. (B/L/D)

Nov. 17 (Sat.)

Depart Fitzroy Island. Arrive mainland. Transfer to airport for home or Post Eclipse Tour.
(B)




(3) OPTIONAL POST ECLIPSE TOUR (SPACES AVAILABLE)

KANGAROO ISLAND AND ADELAIDE CITY

« Why See Kangaroo Island?  •  Itinerary Details Here  •  Itinerary Map  •  Cost »

Flight Time from USA to Australia is approx. 14 hours. To travel this distance for only the eclipse portion (about a week) is foolish. Visit Kangaroo Island for an unforgettable experience

DATE (DAY) ITINERARY (Meals in Parentheses: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Nov. 17 (Sat.)

Arrive Adelaide. Rest of day at leisure.
Accommodations: Adelaide Hilton, Adelaide. (B)

Nov. 18 (Sun.)

Ferry to Kangaroo Island. This is one of Australia's greatest hidden treasures. See Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Raptor Domain Birds of Prey Show. Experience seal lions close up at the Seal Bay Guided Walk. Visit Parndana Wildlife Park, Pure Sheep Dairy and Cheese Factory.
Accommodations: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island. (B/L/D)

Nov. 19 (Mon.)

Kangaroo Island. Clifford's Honey Farm, Kelly Hill Caves, Remarkable Rocks & Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse, Admirals Arch, Flinders Chase Visitors Centre, Marine Centre Pelican feeding, Penguin Centre Night Tour.
Accommodations: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island. (B/L/D)

Nov. 20 (Tue.)

Ferry from Kangaroo Island to Cape Jervis. Adelaide city sights tour including Victoria Square and the River Torrens. View Parliament House, the State Library, St. Peter's Cathedral and Trinity Church. Afternoon at leisure.
Accommodations: Adelaide Hilton, Adelaide. (B/L/D)

Nov. 21 (Wed.)

Depart Adelaide. Transfer to airport and depart Australia for home or other destinations. Arrive home with a lifetime of memories. (B)



Itinerary Changes While every effort is made to adhere to the specifics mentioned herein, changes may be required at times. Therefore, all prices, itineraries, and other pertinent information are those in effect at the time this material was prepared, and are subject to change without notice.

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