The Short ‘n’ Sweet Tour – 18 nights Package – RLWC 2017

18 Night RLWC2017 Package

DATES: 25 Oct to 13 Nov 2017

VENUE: AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

From £4,749.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
*See Tour Pricing including 5 Day Options for all pricing.

This is our slightly shorter tour – 18 nights – for England fans wanting to catch all their team’s Pool matches in the Rugby League World Cup as well as experience the best of the tourism and activities on offer Down Under.

Complete with all England Pool matches, exclusive rugby league experiences, fantastic sightseeing and your choice of 5 night options within the tour to explore more of whatever region of Australia you desire this will surely be a trip of a lifetime. Remember we can add extra pre or post tours, offer flexible dates, stopovers – whatever you want as we are a full service travel agent.

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    • FULLY ESCORTED BY PAUL SCULTHORPE MBE
    • AUTHORISED RLWC2017 MERCHANDISE PACK
    • 5 DAY OPTIONS AS PER ITINERARY
    • ECONOMY CLASS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
      • LONDON/MANCHESTER-MELBOURNE-PERTH-LONDON/MANCHESTER
    • ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
      • MELBOURNE-GOLD COAST
      • GOLD COAST-SYDNEY
      • OPTIONAL DESTINATION-PERTH
    • ACCOMMODATION
      • 18 NIGHTS 4-5 STAR INTERNATIONAL STANDARD (INCLUDING BREAKFASTS)
    • TRANSFERS
      • LUXURY COACH TRANSFERS AS PER ITINERARY
    • MATCH TICKETING
      • ALL MATCHES CATEGORY A+
    • EXPERIENCES
    1. PRE-MATCH BRIEFINGS WITH RUGBY LEAGUE IDENTITIES
    2. OFFICIAL RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY FUNCTION INCLUDING FOOD AND BEVERAGE
    3. MELBOURNE-TOUR OF MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND INCLUDING LUNCH
    4. MELBOURNE-YARRA VALLEY WINERY TOUR INCLUDING LUNCH
    5. SYDNEY-DAY TOUR WITH COMMENTARY
    6. SYDNEY-RUGBY LEAGUE EXPERIENCE DAY. TOURS OF SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND, ALLIANZ STADIUM, THE RUGBY LEAGUE MUSEUM AND FULLY CATERED EXCLUSIVE LEGENDS OF LEAGUE HARBOUR CRUISE
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  • Wednesday 25 October 2017
    Depart today from your choice of Manchester or London to Melbourne

    Thursday 26 October 2017
    Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to our Melbourne 4-5 Star international standard Oaks on Market hotel for our 5 -night stay including breakfasts.
    Overnight Melbourne

    Friday 27 October 2017
    This afternoon we will meet up with Scully for our pre match briefing. We then transfer to AAMI Park for the Official RLWC2017 Welcome Function prior to the opening match of the tournament England V Australia at AAMI Park where we will enjoy Category A+ seating. Post-match we will return transfer to our hotel.
    Overnight Melbourne

    Saturday 28 October 2017
    After a hectic first couple of days on tour today is a day of leisure. Perhaps you may wish to take up one of our optional experiences.
    Overnight Melbourne

    Sunday 29 October 2017
    Today we will take a behind the scenes tour of one of the world’s most famous stadiums the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).  The MCG has been the scene of some of Australia’s greatest sporting events. The MCG holds the record for the biggest attendance for any State of Origin game with 91,513 spectators attending in 2015. After our tour we will have a special lunch in one of the beautiful dining rooms overlooking this magnificent ground.
    Overnight Melbourne

    Monday 30 October 2017
    Today is another day of leisure (optional experiences available).
    Overnight Melbourne

    Tuesday 31 October 2017
    After check out we transfer to the airport for our flight to the Gold Coast, Australia’s summer playground with its beautiful beaches and theme parks. Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to our 4-5-star international standard hotel the Crowne Plaza.
    Overnight Gold Coast

    Wednesday 1 November 2017
    Today is another day of leisure (optional experiences available).
    Overnight Gold Coast

    Thursday 2 November 2017
    Australia is famous for its unique beach and surf club culture. Today we will tour the area and see the best the Gold Coast has to offer. We will enjoy lunch in one of their ocean side venues. This evening when we will attend the famous Outback Spectacular. This internationally renowned dinner show features stockmen and their horses in a high energy exciting interactive spectacular with music and special effects
    Overnight Gold Coast

    Friday 3 November 2017
    A day of leisure soaking up the sun in the Gold Coast.
    Overnight Gold Coast

    Saturday 4 November 2017
    This morning after checkout, we’ll transfer to Gold Coast airport for our flight to Sydney. Upon arrival we will transfer to our 5 star international standard hotel – The Rydges World Square. Meet for pre match briefing with Scully prior to transfer for pool match with Category A+ seating England v Lebanon at Allianz Stadium. Post-match return transfer to our hotel.
    Overnight Sydney

    Sunday 5 November 2017-Thursday 9 November 2017
    5 DAY OPTIONS SEE TAB FOR YOUR CHOICES

    Friday 10 November 2017
    We all come together again when all options travel to Perth and to our 5-star international standard hotel the Parmelia Hilton.
    Overnight Perth

    Saturday 11 November 2017
    Today is another day of leisure (optional experiences available).
    Overnight Perth.

    Sunday 12 November 2017
    Match day and again we will have our pre match briefing with Scully prior to attending the Double Header, European Qualifiers V European Qualifiers and England v France match at NIB Stadium Perth. Post-match return to our hotel.
    Overnight Perth

    Monday 13 November 2017

    After check out we will be transferred to Perth international airport for our flights home.

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  • All prices below are for the full tour as outlined in the itinerary, inclusive of the 5 day option that you choose.

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    OPTION 1: DO YOUR OWN THING

    £4,749.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
    £6,249.00 SINGLE ROOM

    Sunday 5 November to Friday 10 November
    This option is for those who wish to do their own thing during the 5 days prior to meeting up with the tour in Perth. From wherever you end up in Australia we will get you to Perth but your time for the 5 days is completely yours. We can assist with any arrangements you need support with.


    OPTION 2: STAY IN SYDNEY AT OUR HOTEL

    £5,149.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
    £6,999.00 SINGLE

    Sunday 5 November to Friday 10 November
    This option is for those who choose to stay in Sydney at our
    hotel and explore more of what many believe is the world’s
    greatest city.<br/
    On the last day we will organise a transfer for you to Sydney
    Airport for your flight to Perth then upon arrival you will be
    met and transferred to our Perth hotel.


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    OPTION 3: CAIRNS AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

    £5,620.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
    £7,447.00 SINGLE

    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.

    The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations. A visitor to the Great Barrier Reef can enjoy many experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sail), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

    Sunday 5 November
    Transfer from your Sydney hotel to the Airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival transfer to your 4-star hotel.
    OVERNIGHT CAIRNS

    Monday 6 November
    A day of leisure to soak up the rays and take a look around Cairns.
    OVERNIGHT CAIRNS

    Tuesday 7 November
    A wonderful day today when you take a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest.
    OVERNIGHT CAIRNS

    Wednesday 8 November
    Another day of leisure to further explore Cairns
    OVERNIGHT CAIRNS

    Thursday 9 November
    Today you will experience one of the world’s most beautiful wonders when you take a full day Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Cruise. This cruise operates on a state of the art modern catamaran. It includes breakfast, lunch, unlimited snorkelling, glass bottom boat and an introductory dive for those who have no diving experience. Explore the wonders of the reef on this fantastic day excursion.
    OVERNIGHT CAIRNS

    Friday 10 November
    Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Perth and then upon arrival you will be met and transferred to our Perth hotel.


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    OPTION 4: THE TOP END

    £5,630.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
    £7,450.00 SINGLE

    Wherever you travel in the Top End, you’ll pass through country traditionally associated with different Aboriginal language groups. Aboriginal people are proud of their land and welcome visitors who come to learn about their country and culture.

    The Northern Territory is vast. Occupying about one sixth of Australia’s total land mass, its boundaries encompass a variety of contrasting landscapes and experiences, best tackled by exploring a few key destinations – each with their own distinct personality.

    The Top End of the Northern Territory is known for its tropical weather, crocodiles, rich indigenous culture, great fishing, national parks and laid-back lifestyle.

    It is home to an eclectic mix of cultures whose outdoor lifestyle is complemented by brilliant sunsets, fantastic fishing and a colorful calendar of outdoor events.

    Darwin is the Northern Territory’s multicultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and beautiful natural Harbour. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the natural treasures of World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks as well as the Tiwi Islands.

    Sunday 5 November
    Transfer from your Sydney hotel to the Airport for your flight to Darwin. Upon arrival transfer to your 4-star hotel.
    OVERNIGHT DARWIN

    Monday 6 November
    Today is a day of leisure to take a look around laid back Darwin.
    OVERNIGHT DARWIN

    Tuesday 7 November
    After a day in the sun this evening you will enjoy a pair of iconic Darwin experiences with a combination of a sunset cruise on the waters of Darwin Harbour and a visit to Crocosaurus Cove. Here you will see some of the largest crocodiles on the planet.
    OVERNIGHT DARWIN

    Wednesday 8 November
    Another day of leisure in Darwin
    OVERNIGHT DARWIN

    Thursday 9 November
    A special day today when you will take a full day tour of the World Heritage Kakadu National Park.  Lose yourself in its beauty, marvel at Aboriginal rock art and immerse yourself in the ancient culture learning about their traditions. Cruise along the famous Yellow Water Billabong where you can search for saltwater crocodiles and view the colourful range of bird life for which the region is renowned. This will be a day you will never forget.
    OVERNIGHT DARWIN

    Friday 10 November
    Transfer to Darwin Airport for your flight to Perth and then upon arrival you will be met and transferred to our Perth hotel.


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    OPTION 5: ULURU AND THE RED CENTRE

    £5,679.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
    £7,299.00 SINGLE

    Perhaps Australia’s most famous icon, the giant stone monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) is located right at the centre of Australia and serves almost literally as Australia’s heart. Of great spiritual significance to Australia’s indigenous people and an ever-popular travel destination not just for Aussies but those from all over the world, Uluru captures the mind and imagination with its ochre red beauty.

    Sunday 5 November
    Transfer from your Sydney hotel to the Airport for your flight to Alice Springs. Upon arrival transfer to your 4-star hotel.
    OVERNIGHT ALICE SPRINGS

    Monday 6 November
    A day of leisure in Alice Springs to get your bearings.
    OVERNIGHT ALICE SPRINGS

    Tuesday 7 November
    This morning we embark on a 3-day guided tour of the fascinating outback in the heart of Australia. After pick up you will travel to the beautiful George Gill Range. Then take on the spectacular Kings Canyon rim walk. Settle for the night at a private bush camp and savour a BBQ dinner around the campfire underneath the incredible outback sky.

    Wednesday 8 November
    This morning you will head to Kata Tjuta and walk through the rocky Valley of the Winds. Later head to the cultural centre and learn about the unique heritage of the local Aboriginal people. Afterward join a guided walking tour at the base of ULURU before watching the colourful sunset with a glass of bubbly.

    Thursday 9 November
    Start your day by witnessing the majestic sunrise over ULURU, capture some memorable images and take the chance to walk around this amazing monolith. On your journey back to Alice Springs, stop by a camel farm for an exhilarating camel ride.

    Friday 10 November
    Transfer to Ayres Rock Airport for your flight to Perth and then upon arrival you will be met and transferred to our Perth hotel.


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    OPTION 6: THE TASMANIAN EXPERIENCE

    £5,679.00 TWIN/DOUBLE
    £7,299.00 SINGLE

    Experience Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness, great food and wine, compact cities and clean air. Hobart is gateway to historic Port Arthur, the wildlife of Bruny Island and Maria Island, and breathtaking Wineglass Bay in Freycinet. From Launceston or Devonport, discover Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Liffey Falls and Flinders Island in Bass Strait.

    Sunday 5 November

    Transfer from your Sydney hotel to the Airport for your flight to Hobart. Upon arrival transfer to your 4-star hotel.
    OVERNIGHT HOBART

    Monday 6 November
    Today on a tour you will take a scenic drive to the summit of Mt Wellington and immerse yourself in the magnificent views. Visit MONA – the fascinating Museum of New and Old Art – and cruise the spectacular Derwent River on your way back to Hobart.
    OVERNIGHT HOBART

    Tuesday 7 November
    A day of leisure to explore more of Hobart yourself.
    OVERNIGHT HOBART

    Wednesday 8 November
    Today is a HUGE day out on the stunning Tasmanian east coast. Visiting Wineglass Bay nestled in the Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. One of Tasmania’s first National Parks this is a coastal area rich in stunning landscapes. Pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. We travel from Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. We travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea. Enjoy a brief stop at Spiky Bridge, a convict built bridge, picturesque Spiky Beach and then on into the National Park. We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought after photographs and offer you some walking options for the day.

    After a very full 4 – 5 hours at Freycinet National Park we begin the trip back to Hobart. We have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in sampling the local oysters, mussels or crayfish fresh from the pristine waters of Oyster Bay and surrounds.
    Last but certainly not least we stop at picturesque Kate’s Berry Farm where Kate is serving up absolutely delicious Berry Ice-creams and other delights, jams, sauces, chocolates and jellies.
    OVERNIGHT HOBART

    Thursday 9 November
    A final day relaxing in Hobart.
    OVERNIGHT HOBART

    Friday 10 November
    Transfer to Hobart Airport for your flight to Perth and then upon arrival you will be met and transferred to our Perth hotel.

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