HOLIDAY IDEA – Dubai – Sydney – Port Douglas – Melbourne

 Experience a Luxurious 18 Day Holiday flying direct from your local airport to Dubai and on to three contrasting areas in Australia. Escape to paradise during your holiday in Australia to an Eco award winning luxury resort

 Fly from your local airport

Fly effortlessly from YOUR LOCAL AIRPORT (Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow) direct to Dubai and later on to Australia with Emirates Airlines who are noted for their wonderful in-flight service and care and attention to passengers. At all airports transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel (and back at the end of each stay).


Fly from your local UK local airport direct to Dubai with Emirates

Meet & Greet plus Private Car Transfer to Hotel

2 nights at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel at Bur Dubai – near Dubai Creek

The Grand Hyatt Bur Dubai offers superb value for a 5 star hotel; it is only 4 miles from the airport so is an ideal choice for a shorter stopover at this fabulous city. This luxurious resort hotel is a holiday destination in itself with spacious comfortable rooms and suites, large swimming pool and sun bathing areas set in lush gardens, nine hole pitch and put, a fitness club and spa, and a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and pockets. Take a trip on a Dhow (traditional sailing ship) or visit the old town including the Gold Souk not far away, catch up on shopping at the various malls or go sightseeing – you are spoilt for choice – look at Dubai blog destination report.

Private Car Transfer to Airport


Fly Dubai to Sydney with Emirates

Mini Bus transfer on arrival to hotel (this type of transfer is used here which proves better value and more efficient, as the company we use has representation in the airport and is there to meet at a designated point; you are not kept waiting and only share with a couple of other parties – works well).

5 nights at the deluxe Four Points Sheraton by Darling Harbour in Sydney

This hotel is well placed in a picturesque location particularly in an evening, with plenty restaurants and bars around. The monorail system is close by, and most of the immediate ‘sights’ are within walking distance. Look at Sydney blog destination report.

Mini Bus transfer on Departure

Port Douglas

Fly Sydney to Cairns

Mini Bus transfer on arrival to award winning Thala Beach Resort (this type of transfer here offers far better value, is efficient and works well – taking around 30 minutes).

7 nights at the Thala Beach Resort near Port Douglas in a Jungle Walk Bungalow

Escape to paradise during your holiday; The Thala Beach is an Eco award winning luxury resort which lies around 10 miles south of Port Douglas.  Rooms are in private bungalows with your own private veranda and made of wood and finished to a high standard with either views of the ocean or forest. The property is situated on its own private headland surrounded by three private beaches and is a great location for exploring The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cairns areas. The hotel has its own restaurant and lounge with ocean views. This hotel is also popular with honeymooners for obvious reasons. The hotel offers several mini bus shuttles into and back from Port Douglas during the day taking around 15 minutes and normally operates up to 10pm. Look at the Cairns and Port Douglas Area destination reports.

Mini Bus transfer on Departure.


Fly Cairns to Melbourne

Mini Bus transfer on arrival to hotel

2 nights at the Clarion Suites at Melbourne – suite accommodation includes separate sitting room

The Clarion Suites are in a great location beside the Yarra River and offer superb value accommodation including a separate sitting area – this apart hotel comes highly recommended. Melbourne is a compact very attractive cosmopolitan city and is described as the most un-Australian city you will visit. Wide boulevard streets, Neo Classical architecture mixed with modern buildings, a free tourist circle tram system, popular cafes, unusual bars, plenty of cultural activity – this city is not to be missed. For more information about Melbourne look at the Melbourne destination report.

Mini Bus transfer on departure

Fly home Melbourne – Dubai – UK

This particular tailor-made package was based on a July 2013 departure at £3179 per person but can easily be updated for anytime and of course durations/destination_blogs can be altered accordingly.

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