Look forward to discovering the highlights of Australia on this once-in-a-lifetime tour in the company of other solo travellers
Savour Sydney and its world-famous landmarks, discover the Great Barrier Reef and see the sun set over Uluru. This unforgettable tour exclusively for solo travellers offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the highlights of Australia, from the dynamic cities of a modern nation to the ancient heartland of Aboriginal culture. From the start of your adventure when you’ll be met at the airport with fastrack and airport lounge services, to the farewell dinner at the end of your tour, we’ll try to ensure you get the most out of travelling solo.
After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly to Perth.
Arriving in the afternoon you'll be met from the airport and taken to the locally rated 4-star Rendezvous Perth Central for a three-night stay.
Join an included sightseeing tour of this 'new frontier city', then take a short cruise to Fremantle. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner tonight. B, D
Explore Perth at your leisure or choose to join optional excursions to the Pinnacles Desert or Rottnest Island. B
Fly to Alice Springs, originally founded as a staging point for the overland telegraph line in the 1870s. You stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters. B, D
Journey through the outback to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock). Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Desert Gardens Hotel. B, D
Perhaps take to the skies on an optional helicopter flight to experience the natural wonder of Uluru from the air. Fly to Cairns for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Novotel Oasis, situated within walking distance of the city's waterfront, art galleries and shops. B
Perhaps join an optional excursion to the village of Kuranda where you can ride the Historic Scenic Railway through the rainforest. B
Travel by catamaran to Green Island on today's included excursion. Take the opportunity to go snorkelling or see the marine life on a trip by glass-bottom boat and learn all about the largest marine park in the world. After a buffet lunch, you might then want to simply relax on the sandy beach before heading back to the mainland.B, L
A variety of optional excursions are available today. B
Fly to Sydney where you stay for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Vibe Hotel. B, D
You will see the very best of the city on today's included full-day tour. Discover the elegant quarter of Paddington and the Rocks, a beautifully-restored area of cobbled streets where the first European settlers stepped ashore on January 26, 1788. Continue to the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour, and then on to Circular Quay for a sightseeing cruise around Sydney harbour with lunch and a drinks party included on board. B, L
Spend the day at leisure or join an optional excursion into the wine-growing region of the Hunter Valley. B
Perhaps explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on an optional excursion. B
Fly to Melbourne for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Crown Promenade. B
Melbourne is an intriguing blend of skyscrapers, elegant Colonial-style buildings, stately churches and leafy avenues. Today's included full-day tour will encompass Queen Victoria Market, Captain Cook's cottage, historic Williamstown and more. B
Spend the day at leisure, perhaps by soaking up the atmosphere of Federation Square, or you could join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to see the penguins! B
You have more free time to explore this exciting city or you could join an optional trip along the scenic Great Ocean Road. Enjoy a special farewell dinner cruise this evening on Melbourne's Yarra River. B, D
Travel to the airport for your overnight flight. B
You arrive in the UK to take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.
17 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
24 meals: 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
Excursions and visits
Saga Holidays have been creating holidays exclusively for over 50s for more than 60 years, with incredible destinations, memorable experiences and fantastic value at the heart of what they do.
Every holiday has been meticulously planned by their expert team, who are passionate about finding new exciting destinations and creating holidays full of unforgettable experiences that are tailored just to you. They also continually fine-tune their holidays from the feedback they receive from previous guests, to make sure every holiday upholds their high standards.
They visit over 150 countries and islands – from well-known destinations such as Portugal and Canada, to more unusual places such as Uzbekistan and Burma. Whether you want to venture as far afield as New Zealand, or stay closer to home on the charming coast of Cornwall, they can take you there.
Choose to ‘Stay & Explore’ from one unique base, or embark on an escorted tour and discover the world and travel by road, rail or sea on their exclusive itineraries, which visit all the major sites in the company of an experienced Saga Tour Manager.
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