This is Jeopardy! Answer: Astronauts can see this coral reef system from space. Question: What is the Great Barrier Reef? But have no fear! You don’t have to start training to become an astronaut to see the largest coral reef system in the world! Monograms has you covered with this 9-day vacation, where you not only get to see the Great Barrier Reef, but your journey will also take you to Australia’s Outback. We’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host®, someone who is there to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help make your vacation the trip of a lifetime. But that’s not all. We’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transfers from/to your hotel to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights, and visits to help you really understand life in Australia’s Outback. </BR></BR>Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Cairns. We can pick you up at the airport and whisk you to your selected hotel, where your Local Host will offer you a warm greeting and a set of materials to help you get settled and personalize your trip. The next morning, after your included breakfast, you’ll cruise on a catamaran to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the most amazing natural wonders on Earth! We’ve arranged for you to either snorkel or take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or you can attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be amazed at the beauty all around you. A photo cannot capture it; you must experience it for yourself.</BR></BR>After a full day in Cairns to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course), you’ll fly to the Outback, where you’ll see the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and enjoy drinks & canapés while watching the sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). While in the Outback, we’ve also arranged for you to have a guided walk with a local Anangu guide, who will teach you about their culture and the bush skills that have helped them survive in this harsh climate.</BR></BR>Your final destination is Sydney, where we will have a Local Host waiting to welcome you to this bustling city. The next day, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. Hear the insider stories around the must-see sights, such as the Opera House and Bondi Beach. A full day in Sydney gives you time to explore on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions we offer. Perhaps climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, shop for a favorite souvenir, or take an excursion to the Blue Mountains. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions.</BR></BR>Between the sightseeing we’ve included and the transportation we’ve arranged, including the catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef, and the time you save by letting us take care of the details, you’ll be one happy traveler!</BR>

City Highlights

Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Meals

American breakfast daily1 lunch

Notes

NOTE: During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.

Transportation

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)

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