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If you’re looking for the ultimate trip to the Australian Open, this package is for you. Don’t just visit Melbourne and attend the Australian Open – let Aspire help you do it in style.

This package is ideal for the ultimate tennis fan who doesn’t just want to take in part of the Australian Open – but for the fan who wants to see the first Grand Slam Finals of the year and see them in luxury. After making the journey to make it to Melbourne for the Australian Open Finals, enjoy a few days touring Melbourne and Victoria with some of our favorite experiences.

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip International Economy Class Flights from Los Angeles (domestic US flights can be added at an additional cost)
  • 6 nights Melbourne at the 5* Crown Towers – Deluxe King Room
  • Australian Open Finals Tickets at the Rod Laver Arena – 3 days*
  • Half Day Laneways & Arcades Walking Tour (afternoon)
  • Half Day Private Phillip Island Ultimate Eco Tour including Penguins Plus Upgrade
  • Full Day Boutique Great Ocean Road Tour
  • Private car and driver transfers
  • All taxes & fuel surcharges

Note: This package is based on Category 1 tennis tickets for the Friday, Saturday, Sunday final sessions - ask an Aspire expert for details.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.

Day 2 - Cross International Dateline

Day 3 - Arrive Melbourne
On arrival into Melbourne, you will be meet by your driver for your private car transfer to accommodation - SIX nights.

ACCOMMODATION - Located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia. Lavishly appointed and offering an impeccable standard of customer service and attention to detail, Crown Towers is a hotel that truly understands the meaning of opulence. All of Crown Towers' luxuriously appointed oversized guest rooms have spectacular views to the city or Port Phillip Bay and feature a truly unique level of comfort and finish.

Set in idyllic Melbourne with its cosmopolitan skyline, beautiful landscape and frequently voted the “most livable city in the world,” escape the winter this January and catch a flight to experience summer down under. Wander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of connecting laneways and arcades, intimate spaces and mystery, as well as home to many of Melbourne’s bar, dining and shopping secrets. Melbourne also has a strong cultural and intellectual heritage. With a range of galleries and museums, the city provides a canvas for artistic expression – the laneways are home to constantly changing street art. Melburnians love a party, with the year-round calendar of events offering something for everyone. Aside from the Australian Open, see live music, go to a football match or join in at a festival! Melbourne’s multicultural population contributes to the city’s unique atmosphere – and more importantly, the city’s incredible dining scene. With a vibrant energy and unique offerings, Melbourne’s lifestyle is sure to find something for all visitors to enjoy.

This afternoon indulge with a casual walk through Melbourne's lanes and arcades in small groups to engage in the life of this city which many miss. Discover local designers and specialty retailers, tiny cafs and more. A little history and attention to amazing architecture will inspire locals and visitors alike. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at Caboose Restaurant.

Day 4 - Melbourne - Phillip Island
Late morning depart Melbourne on your small group tour for Phillip Island. Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, have your photo taken with a koala (small fee applies) and learn about the conservation of these amazing animals. This Eco-certified sanctuary showcases the famous and endangered faces of Australias wildlife, including the southern bettong, eastern quolls and rare fluffy gliders. From here we travel to historic Churchill Island, where you will see sheep shearing and working dogs in action. On Phillip Island we visit the stunning Cape Woolamai surf beach, see the Nobbies and Seal Rocks before arriving at the Penguin Parade where you will view the penguins from the "Penguins Plus" viewing platform; Home to Victorias largest colony of little penguins, Summerland Beach provides the backdrop to the world famous Penguin Parade. Watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and return to their sand dune burrows.

Day 5 - Melbourne - Friday Finals Session
Please ask an Aspire expert for details

Day 6 - Melbourne - Saturday Finals Session
Please ask an Aspire expert for details

Day 7 - Melbourne - Sunday Finals Session
Please ask an Aspire expert for details

Day 8 - Melbourne - Great Ocean Road:
Depart Melbourne and travel west to the start of the Great Ocean Road passing through the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views. Journey through the luscious surrounds of the Otway ranges and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia. Arrive at the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, mainland Australia's oldest surviving lighthouse and enjoy views over the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait from the lighthouse, then enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch. After lunch discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the 12 Apostles and descend the Gibsons Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks.

Day 9 - Depart Melbourne
This morning you will be transferred by private car and driver to Melbourne airport and your flight to US.

 

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Conditions

Travel departure dates to include 2017 Australia Open finals days of play with varying arenas and categories and pricing available subject to availability. Starting from pricing is valid for for purchase by 31 December 2016. If you choose to take the optional airfare add on airfare prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.