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Escorted Tours

Australian Adventure including

Singapore


Route:
  • London
  • Yangon
  • Bagan
  • Mount Popa
  • Mandalay
  • Pwin Oo Lwin
  • Mandalay
  • Inle Lake
  • Yangon
  • Singapore
  • London

3 NIGHTS from £399pp

Tour Highlights
  • Explore the incredible city-state of Singapore
  • Discover the Great barrier reef on a full day catamaran cruise
  • Venture into the Rainforest, ride Kurandas scenic railway & and sky rail
  • Explore Australia's bustling capital city, and enjoy a Sydney harbour cruise
  • Discover impressive scenery and native wildlife at the Blue mountains
  • Sample South Australia's finest wines on a full day Barossa Valley wine tour
  • Journey along the Great ocean road
  • Wander Australia's cultural capital and uncover the magic of Melbourne
  • Visit Phillip island and experience the charm of the Penguin Parade

Extension from £399pp

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Singapore

Explore this lush, vibrant and modern city in one of our centrally located hotels. With a fascinating mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures, Singapore offers something for everyone.

Experience mouth-watering food at one of the local hawker centres or splash out at one of many stylish shops and treat yourself to a Singapore Sling at the famous Raffles Hotel. However, Singapore is not all about shopping and eating. Minutes away from the centre you can find outdoor activities, a contemporary art scene as well as sparkling reservoirs and green forests - the 'Lion City' will not disappoint.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Cairns

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Cairns.

2
Cairns

In flight.

3
Cairns

Upon arrival, transfer to tonight's hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, re-joining the group later this evening for a delicious welcome dinner.

  • Dinner
4
Cairns

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the breath-taking Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most awe-inspiring coral reef in the world; spanning a colossal 2,300km. Gently sail across the glistening emerald waters on a Catamaran Cruise for the chance to witness this natural spectacle. Discover the exotic marine life that make the reef home, consisting of over 1,500 species of fish, 134 species of sharks and more than 30 species of marine mammals. An ecological presentation led by knowledgeable Marine Biologists follows the opportunity to snorkel near the reef.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
5
Cairns to Kuranda

After breakfast, travel into the midst of Cairns' tropical rainforest on an extraordinary winding trail along Kuranda's Scenic Railway; incomparable views of Barron Gorge National Park dominate this journey, with a stop at Barron Falls. On arrival into Kuranda Village, explore Heritage Market's energetic boutiques. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and delight in a spectacular birds-eye view over this flourishing haven.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
6
Cairns to Sydney

Board your morning flight to Sydney and upon arrival, spend the afternoon exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world at leisure, you could wander down to the harbour or explore the historic Rocks area.

  • Breakfast
7
Sydney

A unique city where skyscrapers boldly merge with natural splendour, Sydney abounds in iconic landmarks and mesmerising attractions. A morning walking tour begins with visits to the picturesque Darling Harbour, followed by the rapidly emerging cultural district of Barangaroo. Next, experience an infectious buzz emanating from Sydney's Central Business District, before admiring the architecturally prestigious Queen Victoria Building. This afternoon, join Captain Cook's Harbour Story Cruise, sailing upon Sydney Harbour's turquoise waters, whose rippling waves hug the golden coast, and enjoy a unique perspective of the megalithic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

  • Breakfast
8
Sydney

Enjoy a day at leisure, perhaps choosing to ascend 134 metres above Sydney Harbour to soak in astonishing vistas at the summit of Harbour Bridge, or alternatively, visit Bondi Beach's famous crescent of golden sand.

  • Breakfast
9
Sydney/Blue Mountains

Bask in the refreshing mountainous air and tranquil ambience exuding the exquisitely beautiful Blue Mountains on a full day tour of this thriving wilderness. Majestically soaring above Sydney, begin a thrilling 310m descent on the world's steepest railway, arriving in the breath-taking Jamison Valley, whose stunning backdrop comprises of grandiose rock formations and towering eucalyptus trees stretching along the horizon. Next, offering enchanting 360-degree views over this tropical jungle, glide between clifftops on an exhilarating glass-floored cable car journey to Echo Point lookout. Behold the distinctive Three Sister rock, which symbolises the three sisters who were, according to Aboriginal Legend, captured and turned into stone.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
10
Sydney to Adelaide

After breakfast, board a morning flight to Adelaide and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore this sophisticated city.

  • Breakfast
11
Adelaide

This morning, a glimpse into Adelaide's fascinating heritage will be revealed on a comprehensive tour of this historic capital. Incorporating a visit to the city's most revered heritage sites, begin at the oldest colonial building in Adelaide - Government House, which presently serves as the official residence of South Australia's Governor. Standing adjacently is the majestic Parliament Building, whose classic design, complete with marble columns, emanates an air of sophistication, a quintessential feature for the seat of South Australia's Parliament. Continuing past the city's Railway station, absorb the scenic views of the River Torrens.

  • Breakfast
12
Barossa Valley

A vision of supreme beauty, Barossa Valley is a land dominated by views of rolling grasslands and expansive vineyards. Renowned for its hot summers and mild winters, this picturesque retreat provides the perfect conditions for wine-making; over a delectable 2-course lunch, savour the taste of Australia's finest wines at the Jacobs Creek Winery.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
13
Adelaide/Warrnambool

Depart Adelaide and travel towards Warrnambool for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
14
Great Ocean Road

Travel along the incredibly scenic Great Ocean Road, a route stretching 250km of Australia's windswept south-west coast, where a plethora of visual treats await. Saunter amongst a play-ground for adventure lovers, winding through Otway National Park's vast hinterlands and thundering waterfalls, before retreating to the coast to feast your eyes on a collection of solitary rock formations in Port Campbell National Park. Rising elegantly from the crashing waves of the ocean, marvel at the seven remaining limestone structures of the 12 Apostles, and take a short drive to the charming sheltered cove of Loch Ard Gorge and later, London Bridge's freestanding natural arch.

  • Breakfast
15
Melbourne

An impeccable blend of old and new, gain an insight into Melbourne's humble beginnings on a walking tour, wandering past some of the region's most regal heritage buildings which gracefully rub shoulders with copious contemporary commercial avenues. Renowned for its chic back-lane scene, teeming with bustling cafes and hidden bars, experience the lively ambience pulsating from Australia's second-largest metropolis.

  • Breakfast
16
Melbourne

Spend the morning at leisure before enjoying an afternoon amongst Australia's enchanting wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, an award-winning nature haven, spanning ten hectares of forestland. It is home to kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals including endangered species. Next continue to Phillip Island to experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia.

  • Breakfast
17
Melbourne

Take in the delights of Melbourne on a full day at leisure and discover why the city is frequently voted amongst the world's most liveable. Re-join your group this evening for a farewell dinner.

  • Breakfast
18
Melbourne to UK

Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your return flight via Singapore or chosen extension.

  • Breakfast
19
Yangon to Singapore

After breakfast enjoy some free time before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel, rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

  • Breakfast
20
Singapore

Your day is free to explore the fascinating city state of Singapore, one of the leading economic centres of South East Asia.

  • Breakfast
22
Singapore to the UK

After breakfast transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A eVisitor visa and travel insurance is required for your trip to Australia. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your initial flight is to Cairns international Airport via Singapore with Singapore airlines departing from London Heathrow Terminal 2.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final doc-umentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 30KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage, Sum of length, width and height of each piece should not exceed 115cm and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour meaning that you will be met by a local guide in each of the cities that you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar you can buy currency before you leave the UK or in Singapore from currency exchanges or ATMs.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
York Hotel
05 May 202024 May 2020£399£3799£4198Book Now
16 Jun 202005 Jul 2020£399£3899£4298Book Now
08 Sep 202027 Sep 2020£399£3999£4398Book Now
13 Oct 202001 Nov 2020£399£4249£4648Book Now
10 Nov 202029 Nov 2020£399£3999£4398Book Now
Grand Park Orchard
05 May 202024 May 2020£479£3799£4278Book Now
16 Jun 202005 Jul 2020£479£3899£4378Book Now
08 Sep 202027 Sep 2020£479£3999£4478Book Now
13 Oct 202001 Nov 2020£479£4249£4728Book Now
10 Nov 202029 Nov 2020£479£3999£4478Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary Note

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Australian Dollar

Average Flying time

18-24 hours

Spoken languages

English

What to pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • A plug adaptor - the electricity in Australia is 230 V. You will need plug adapter
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent and hat
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Waterproof, lightweight jacket
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweater and jacket for the cooler months
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