Sydney and Whitsundays with Flights

11 days,

8 nights |

from $2399 per person*


Australia’s East Coast is home to stunning coastal scenery, including the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Stay in the Whitsunday Islands for an island experience and Sydney for a city discovery of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

  • Round-trip international flights with Qantas Airways from Los Angeles
  • Domestic flights within Australia with Qantas Airways
  • 4 nights in Sydney at Rydges Sydney Harbour in a standard queen room
  • 4 nights in Hamilton Island at Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel in a coral sea view room with daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

March 15, 2020

Valid for travel between:

04/01/2020 – 04/09/2020
04/13/2020 – 06/28/2020
07/24/2020 – 08/14/2020
08/23/2020 – 08/31/2020

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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This package is 100% customizable and no set itinerary is available.

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Recommended Optional Tours – Handpicked by Islands in the Sun Experts Sydney Sights, Opera House and Bondi Beach tour – from $72 per person

  • Discover the iconic Sydney Opera House on a guided behind the scenes walking tour and see, feel and touch the magic that happens from rare vantage points that are off limits to the general public. Travel past Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harboor Bridge.

A Sail and Sunset tour – from $67 per person

  • A relaxing sunset sail aboard On the Edge. Unwind with a glass of bubbles or wine and some light nibbles as you enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Whitsunday Islands

Full Day Snorkel Great Barrier Reef tour – from $192 per person

  • Experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef snorkeling adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef – the closest of the outer reef locations. Accessed by our premium catamaran, guests dive directly off the vessel’s diving platform. The reef is just a short swim away.

Eat / Drink / Walk Sydney – from $86 per person

  • This small bar, food and drink tour of Sydney gives you a literal taste of all the city has to offer after hours! Over the course of the evening, in a small group, you visit three different small bars, all tucked away in basements, back alleys, old horse-cart carriageways, loading docks, and other hard-to-find corners.

Vivid Sydney 1 Hour Cruise on selected dates – from $26 per person

  • Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere’s most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival. Captain Cook Cruises is proud to be an official partner of Vivid Harbour Lights: MV John Cadman II carries the ‘#ilovesydney’ lighting installation, while flagship MV Sydney carries the world famous ‘Vivid Sydney’

Wilderness & Aboriginal Explorer Tour – from $143 per person

  • The Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour + Cruise visits the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, just 45 minutes north of Sydney. The tour has got a bit of everything, West Head Lookout, a scenic discovery cruise through the National Park waterways, indigenous interpretation at several ancient Aboriginal sites (some only accessible by water), and a gourmet luncheon cruise.

Private Blue Mountains Recovery Tour – from $589 per person

  • As you will be aware, some parts of the Blue Mountains have been affected by recent Bush Fires. Bush Fires are a natural part of the Australian landscape and assist in the regeneration of the bush itself. As the scorched earth slowly returns to green, a Blue Mountains recovery tour has been created, designed so you can see firsthand Mother Nature’s force, but also witness the new shoots of life already appearing on the plants and trees. More importantly however, during this tour you will get to speak to the affected locals and sample their produce, buy from them if you wish and hear their amazing stories. The day then culminates in an extraordinary experience at a Koala Sanctuary so that you can have an up-close and personal experience with these amazing marsupials.

Cruise Like a Luncheon Cruise – from $231 per person

  • Board your Sensational Sydney Cruises vessel at Commissioners Steps, Circular Quay (in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art), to commence a Cruise Like a Local lunch cruise. Your personal host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52-foot motor yacht with activities such as swimming, kayaking and fishing, or sit back and relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all. Included is a 3-course barbecue lunch with local beers and regional wines.

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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