SAMPLE HONEYMOON ITINERARY
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ITINERARY FOR WENDY AND GENE
Friday, September 09, 2011
Fly New York (JFK) to Los Angeles
Qantas Airways Flight – QF3108 – Depart New York 8:55pm Arrive Los Angeles 12:05am (September 10) (Non-stop flight – Operated by American Airlines) Coach Class
Friday, September 09, 2011 - Saturday, September 10, 2011
1 Night Accommodation - Own Arrangements
On your own arrangements for accommodation during this part of your itinerary.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Fly Los Angeles to Melbourne
Qantas Airways Flight – QF94 – Depart Los Angeles 11:30pm Arrive Melbourne 7:55am (September 12) (Non-stop flight) Coach Class
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Cross The International Dateline
The International Date Line is an imaginary line on the earth's surface that approximately coincides with the 180th meridian (Longitude), and separates the calendar date. Traveling east across the line, takes the traveler back one day; traveling west, takes the traveler forward one day.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Transfer Shuttle - Melbourne International Airport to City Seat in Vehicle
Once you have cleared customs and entered the Arrivals Hall, please make your way to the large red Meeting Point sign located to the right of the Arrivals Hall. Your Sunbus representative will collect you from this area as part of a regular scheduled service.
You will be transferred from the Melbourne International Terminal to your accommodation aboard a shared shuttle service. If you require assistance locating the representative, please make your way to the Travellers' Information Service located on the ground floor of International Arrivals. Sunbus can be
contacted on Sydney ph: (02) 9666 6777. Monday, September 12, 2011 - Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 2 Nights Accommodation - Own Arrangements Westin Hotel
On your own arrangements for accommodation during this part of your itinerary.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
7:40am Melbourne Sightseeing Tour Half Day - Seat in Coach
** Reconfirmation required 24hrs prior to departure with AAT Kings on ph: 1300-555-339. **
Important Note: This tour does not pickup from The Westin Melbourne. Walk to the Athaneaum Theatre (188 Collins Street) at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of 7:40am. Melbourne is famous for its magnificent parks and gardens which surround the city. See the famous Floral Clock, Botanic Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and inspect Captain Cook's Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. See the colourful Victoria Market, Old Melbourne Gaol, Shrine of Remembrance and travel over the Westgate Bridge for panoramic views over Port Phillip Bay.
Tour is by air conditioned coach which can seat up to 45 people. Tour concludes 12:00pm at the AAT Kings city office, located at 180 Swanston Street Walk, Midtown Plaza. Please note that meals are not included and therefore to be purchased at own expense.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Transfer Shuttle - Melbourne City Hotel to Airport Seat in Vehicle
Transfer from your Melbourne accommodation to the airport aboard the Sunbus shuttle service. Please note that you are joining a share shuttle service with set pick up times that are not flexible. For both the International Terminal and Domestic Terminal, you will be dropped off at the kerbside directly outside the designated Airline's entrance.
Reconfirmation of your hotel pick up time is not required unless your flight departure time has changed by more than 10mins. To advise of a flight schedule change, please ask your Hotel Concierge to contact Sunbus on Sydney ph: (02) 9666 6777.
Fly Melbourne to Cairns
Qantas Airways Flight – QF702 – Depart Melbourne 9:40am Arrive Cairns 1:00pm (Non-stop flight) Coach Class
Transfer Shuttle - Cairns Airport to Northern Beaches Seat in Shared Vehicle
Upon arrival into Cairns, collect your luggage and make your way to the Airport Connections shuttle. Transfer by share vehicle to your accommodation, located in the Northern Beaches area.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Sunday, September 18, 2011
4 Nights Angsana Resort & Spa One Bedroom Pool View Suite - Double
The Angsana Resort & Spa is set right on the beach in the vibrant resort village of Palm Cove, just 25 minutes north of Cairns city. Cool and classic luxury- the white-washed stone buildings and exotic tropical gardens provide the character reminiscent of the great colonial hotels of the east, but with the intimacy of a boutique hotel.
All apartments are vast and spacious with high ceilings, fans and glass walls that slide open allowing the sea breeze to flow uninhibited. Cool white decor is accented by artefacts and splashes of tropical colour in the lavishly equipped suites. All apartment suites have a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The Angsana Resort & Spa has all the facilities expected of a first class resort, with the relaxed character of Far North Queensland.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:00am Silverswift Dive & Snorkel Wendy – 3 Certified Scuba Dive - Incl Dive Gear Gene - Snorkelling Return Transfers From Nth Beaches
Pickup is from Angsana Resort & Spa. Please be waiting near the front entrance at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of 7:00am.
SILVERSWIFT is ready to whisk you away for a day of adventure! Silverswift is a luxury 24m catamaran designed with everything you need to experience an underwater world of colourful marine life in safety and comfort. Visit 3 sites at the Outer Barrier Reef and spend a leisurely 5 hours at play. Certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives, with introductory divers able to do a second dive. Adventure snorkelers may explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures. Locations vary with the conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery (Milln, Flynn & Thetford reefs). On board, your crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy the comfort of Silverswift with its full bar facilities (cash bar), fresh water showers, airconditioning and a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers. There's morning and afternoon tea as well and the spacious deck areas are just ideal for sharing a cold drink and tales of your adventure. Silverswift's capacity is 80 guests.
Please remember to bring: Your camera, swimming costume, beach towel, hat, sunscreen, shirt for sun protectioon. Cash for drinks at the bar, credit cards for shopping and optional tours.
Friday, September 16, 2011
7:30am Calypso - Outer Reef Excursion Wendy – 3 Certified Scuba Dive - Incl Dive Gear Gene - Snorkel Trip Return Transfers From Nth Beaches
Pickup is from Angsana Resort & Spa. Please be waiting near the front entrance at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of 7:30am.
Calypso Reef Charters is a family owned and operated company providing daily reef cruises from Port Douglas to the Great Barrier Reef. Specialising in snorkelling and diving, Calypso Reef Charters cater
for all levels of skills. The fast, stable and comfortable boats all have large deck areas and spacious saloons. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, admire the coral gardens and variety of marine animals, take an introductory dive or certified SCUBA dive (extra cost). An experienced crew provides friendly and professional service. Enjoy sailing the reef, mooring at spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or just relax on board. Calypso Reef Charters provides you with an unforgettable experience and everlasting memories of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Your day includes transfers from accommodation in Port Douglas, morning & afternoon tea, tropical buffet lunch, interpretive reef talk, snorkelling equipment, guided snorkelling tour, lycra suits, wetsuits and prescription masks. An Environmental management charge of AU$5.50 per person is payable on board.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Day at Leisure
Today is at your leisure, no arrangements have been made.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Transfer Shuttle - Northern Beaches to Cairns Airport Seat in Shared Vehicle
Transfer from Northern Beaches to Cairns Airport by shuttle service. confirmed on a shared scheduled service, the pick up time is not flexible.
To advise of a flight schedule change or to reconfirm your pick up time, please ask your Hotel Concierge to contact Airport Connections directly on local ph: (07) 4099 5950.
Fly Cairns to Ayers Rock
Qantas Airways Flight – QF1859 – Depart Cairns 10:35am Arrive Ayers Rock 12:55pm (Non-stop flight) Coach Class
AAT Kings Shuttle to Ayers Rock Resort
All flights into Ayers Rock are met by an AAT Kings courtesy shuttle, which will transfer you from the airport to your property at Ayers Rock Resort. A voucher is not required for this service.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - Tuesday, September 20, 2011
2 Nights Desert Gardens Hotel Standard - Double Room
Just a short drive from Ayers rock, and only 3 miles from Connellan Airport, the Desert Gardens is a stylish hotel set among flowering native shrubs and eucalyptus trees.
Stroll down shaded walkways to spacious poolside rooms or walk through the gardens to the deluxe rooms, all of which have private courtyards or verandahs. At sunset, unwind and listen to the silence of the desert in one of these peaceful enclaves.
Sounds of Silence Dinner
Pickup is from Desert Gardens around 1 hour prior to sunset. Please confirm your departure time with the tour desk or your hotel reception.
Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into 4 magical hours. Enjoy an evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky. Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A path takes you to an uninterrupted, three hundred and sixty degree view of this vast landscape. In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Here you enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of delectable canapés.
As the sun sets, you feast on a BBQ buffet of authentic Australian delicacies examples include barramundi, kangaroo, emu and crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia's finest wines. Attention then turns to some of the world's best stargazing, as our star talker takes you on a tour of the spectacular southern night sky. As you wind down after dinner, you are offered a choice of tea, coffee or port. In winter, guests gather around a campfire to savour a special treat of hot mulled wine.
Excursion includes transfers, pre-dinner drinks (local beer, wine & soft drinks), Canapes, BBQ Buffet, Dessert, tea, coffee & port.
Monday, September 19, 2011
5:45am SEIT Uluru Trek Morning Excursion - Small Group National Park Entry Fee (Uluru)
Pickup is from Desert Gardens. Please be waiting near the front entrance at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of 5:45am.
Your SEIT Outback Australia guide will meet you at the entrance to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort. As you start your sunrise trek around the 9 mile base trail of Uluru you will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing monolith. Along the trail you will witness sunrise, visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients and learn of Uluru's cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. Take time out to enjoy your picnic outback breakfast as you listen to the variety of desert noises from the surrounding environment.
On your journey around the base your guide will tell you a number of stories associated with prominent Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. You will make you way to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi- permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) and their battle for control of Uluru. On completion of your journey your guide will then return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.
Please wear covered shoes that are comfortable to walk in, bottled water, sunscreen and a brimmed hat (fly nets are highly recommended). A picnic breakfast pack is provided for you to carry in a personal backpack. 1:30pm SEIT Kata Tjuta Domes Afternoon Excursion - Small Group
Pickup is from Desert Gardens. Please be waiting near the front entrance at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of 1:30pm. Departing the resort, today's tour will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta
National Park. From there is it a 25 mile journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area you will walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this amazing icon. You will then make our way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you journey between the domes for a walk up Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes. As you stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return to you to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.
The afternoon excursion includes the services of a professional SEIT Outback Australia guide, touring in modern vehicle with an experienced driver and water to refill bottle. Please wear covered shoes that are comfortable to walk in, and bring bottled water, sunscreen and a brimmed hat (fly nets are highly recommended)!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
AAT Kings Shuttle to Ayers Rock Airport
Refer to your hotel for schedule departure times of the AAT Kings courtesy shuttle to the airport. Please ensure that you will arrive at Ayers Rock Airport at least 1 hr prior to your flight departure time. A voucher is not required for this service.
Fly Ayers Rock to Sydney
Qantas Airways Flight – QF729 – Depart Ayers Rock 1:40pm Arrive Sydney 5:05pm (Non-stop flight) Coach Class
Transfer Shuttle - Sydney Domestic Airport to City Seat in Shared Vehicle
On arrival to Sydney Domestic Airport, please make your way to the luggage carousel. Your Sunbus driver will be waiting at the designated flight carrier carousel, holding a Sunbus sign - the logo is a kangaroo with the yellow sun. If you have been delayed or do not see the representative waiting, please go to the airport information desk for assistance. Transfer from the airport to city by share vehicle. As this is a scheduled shuttle service, there may be a wait time for your departure to the city, and other passenger drop-offs en route to your own destination.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - Sunday, September 25, 2011
5 Nights Accommodation - Own Arrangements The Westin
On your own arrangements for accommodation during this part of your itinerary.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
10:30am The Sydney Classic Bicycle Tour Morning Departure - Share with Others
Important Note: This excursion does not pickup from accommodation. Please make you own way to the Bonza Bike Tours Office (30 Harrington Street) and arrive by 10:20am.
Tour Departs: 10:30am from Bonza Bike Tours Office.
Please meet at the Bonza Bike Tours office, 30 Harrington St, The Rocks - Contact ph: (02) 9247 8800. If you arrive early, there is a nice café next door for your to enjoy a discounted coffee, tea, or a light meal as you wait for the tour to depart.
The Sydney Classic is Bonza Bike Tour's most popular tour. You are taken to all of the iconic sights, and tons of other sights you may miss on your own. Expert guides give you the information you need to get the most out of your trip to Sydney. You will be taken to see the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour (right next to the yachts themselves), the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens (including the Flying Foxes), Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, Chinatown, Sydney Tower, Parliament House, Queen Victoria Building, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Gallery of NSW, and over 30 more great attractions! We'll even stop to take in a warm friendly pub as a half way point (but not for too long, there's a lot to see on this tour)!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
9:15am Taronga Zoo - VIP Aussie Gold Tour Small Group Excursion
Tour is confirmed for a 9:15am start time. Please check in at least 10 minutes prior.
For this tour you will need to make your own way to Taronga Zoo by ferry (own expense). Sydney Ferries depart from Wharf #2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes at 15 & 45 minutes past the hour Monday-Saturday (separate schedules apply Sundays & public holidays). You only need to purchase return ferry tickets, do not purchase a 'Zoo Pass'.
Note: From July 2009 for up to 2 years, the front entrance to Taronga Zoo will close as will the top plaza and exhibits in the immediate area. There will be no visitor access to the top plaza from this date. Entry to the zoo will be via the new temporary main entrance (via the Education Centre). Please plan to arrive at the main entrance at least 10 minutes prior to the tour time. Admissions Staff will be able to assist you with directions to the start of your tour.
Tour and Ticket Information: - VIP Aussie Gold Tour includes admission, the Sky Safari Cable Car (available from 9:30am) and your small group tour. - Please be aware that a large portion of this tour is outdoors, and operates in all weather conditions; please be prepared in the event of wet or hot weather. - The contact number for any zoo enquiries is ph: (02) 9969 2777. The VIP Gold Tour is an exclusive small group tour of the Australian section of the zoo and a 'behind the scenes' look at the hand raised Australian Animals. Excellent photographic opportunities and a great way to learn about our unique animals.
Taronga Zoo is open every day of the year from 9am-5pm (except 31 Dec, 1 Jan from 9am-4pm). The Sky Safari operates daily 9:30am-5:00pm, weather permitting. If you plan to arrive at the zoo wharf prior to 9:30am you will need to catch the connecting UTA Bus (own expense) to the main entrance.
2:15pm Captain Cook - Coffee Cruise Coffee Cruise - Morning
**Please reconfirm your cruise with Captain Cook Cruises 24 hours prior to departure on (02) 9206 1111 (menu option 1 - reservations)**
Important Note: This excursion does not pickup from accommodation. Please make your own way to Jetty 6, Circular Quay for a check-in time of 1:45pm.
Departure point: Jetty 6, Circular Quay. Departure Time: 2:15pm.
Make your way for check-in at Jetty 6, Circular Quay, at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
A relaxing and enjoyable cruise around Sydney Harbour will be a highlight of your stay here in Sydney. The best views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are available to you so bring along your camera today. During the 2 hour cruise, enjoy a commentary on many points of interest along the harbour as well as learn about the early days of Sydney. Enjoy a cuppa (cup of tea) and scones before docking back at Circular Quay.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Sydney - Day at Leisure
It is no surprise that when the British first arrived in Sydney they named the area Botany Bay. Even today, with a population of over 4 million people and a reputation for fun rather than flora, one is still surrounded by bush land in this bustling city. Native Waratah wind their way through the historic Rocks area, palm trees frame long stretches of pristine beach, and Eucalyptus embrace the harbors endless and beckoning bays.
It is Sydney's manmade wonders, however, that draw most visitors. The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge are the most photographed icons on the continent. Choose a Seaplane Safari experience and enjoy a bird's eye view of the Opera House's signature sails.
See the Harbor Bridge up close and personal by climbing the metal monolith and enjoy stunning 360 degree views of the glittering vista below with BridgeClimb as you climb to the top. Whether it is an early morning visit to the largest fish market in the southern hemisphere or your very first surfing lesson on Bondi Beach, in this vibrant metropolis you will find no lack of energetic escapes and dynamic distractions. There are many ways to enjoy the harbour; on a small luxury motor cruiser or sailing yacht, to ferries that take you to Taronga Park Zoo or Manly, or the harbour suburbs.
Take the Darling Harbour Rocket that connects Circular Quay to Darling Harbour where there are many restaurants, attractions such as The Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, The IMAX theatre and the Naval Museum.
For a more leisurely afternoon, take a walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park, or learn about Australia's National Gemstone, the Opal, at Altmann & Cherny or The National Opal Collection, right in the heart of the city on Pitt Street.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sydney - Day at Leisure
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Transfer Shuttle - City to Sydney Airport Seat in Shared Vehicle
Meet your Sunbus driver in the hotel lobby at the appointed time for your transfer by share vehicle to
Sydney Airport. As this is a scheduled shuttle service, pick-up times are not flexible, and you may stop to collect other passengers en route to the airport.
Fly Sydney to New York, JFK (via Los Angeles)
Qantas Airways Flight – QF107 – Depart Sydney 10:15am Arrive New York 5:15pm (One-stop in Los Angeles) Coach Class