Sydney & Whitsunday Islands Extension

Price:          £3,925 / $4,895 per person (Single Supplement £975 / $1,195)

Highlights:  Sydney, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Cruise to the Great Barrier                             Reef, Whitehaven Beach

Includes:    See below itinerary for full details of all inclusions

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
Hamilton Island Hill Inlet, Australia

Sydney/Whitsundays Day 3 - Today join a full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef, Australia After breakfast join a cruise to the Great Barrer Reef. Explore the reef on a semi-submersible or snorkel the reef at leisure. All snorkelling equipment is included along with morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch onboard the cruise today.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 1 (22nd April 2023) - Arrive in Sydney the vibrant capital city of New South Wales

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Australia Leave the Western Australia eclipse tour on the final day and fly from Perth to Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities. Sydney is best known for its harbourfront Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design, and the arched Harbour Bridge. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Package Price £3,925 / $4,895 *Please note these costings are based on March 2021 prices and are subject to change.

  • The price for this extension package is for bed and breakfast accommodation in hotels in Sydney and Hamilton Island, lunch onboard the Whitsundays cruise on Day 3, flights between Sydney and Hamilton Island (return) and flight from Perth to Sydney at the end of the Western Australia eclipse tour to join this extension tour and all transfers.
  • Hotel accommodation is provided in twin or double bed rooms with a private bathroom.
  • Single rooms for sole occupancy are available for this extension package. Single room supplements are £975 / $1,195.
  • Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner about 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
  • Current return air fares from London to Perth and then Sydney to London are between about £855 and £3,295 and from the US about $1,275 to $4,435.
  • Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the Flights Package which we can offer within 11 months of the tour departure. If you choose to arrange your own International flights (or arrive on non Extension Package dates), then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 of the Extension Package and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day of the Extension Package.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 9 (30th April 2023) - Join your return flight

Plane on runway Time at leisure until your transfer to the airport to join your return flight.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 2 - Fly to Hamilton Island for your Whitsunday Island experience

Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, Australia Today fly to Hamilton Island, one of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, close to the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the car-free island is covered in bushland, and the coast is fringed by coral reefs. This is your base for the next four nights.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 4 - Today join a half day cruise to Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia After breakfast join a half day cruise to Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This famous beach stretches for seven kilometres and is washed by swirls of turquoise, blue and green water. The sand is 98% pure white silica, which gives it a brilliant, near luminescent colour.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 5 - Day at leisure on Hamilton Island

Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island, Australia After breakfast enjoy a day at leisure to explore this wonderful island. Perhaps visit the Wildlife Park or take advantage of the water activities including catamarans, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and snorkelling equipment on Catseye Beach.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 6 - Today join you return flight to Sydney

Sydney Opera House and Skyline, Australia Today join your return flight to Sydney and spend a further three nights in this fascinating city. Marvel at the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch the ferry to Manly, have a swim at Bondi Beach or stroll through the historic Rocks district which is just on the hotels doorstep.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 7 - Day at leisure in Sydney with optional excursions available

Historic Sydney Rocks area, Sydney, Australia Enjoy a day at leisure in the city of perhaps join an optional half day excursion exploring the city sights. Overnight in Sydney.

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Day 8 - Day at leisure in Sydney with optional excursions available

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia Enjoy a day at leisure in the city of perhaps join an optional full day excursion out to the spectacular Blue Mountains. Just 50km west of Sydney, it is known for dramatic scenery and has rugged sandstone tablelands, wilderness, valleys, waterfalls, rainforests, lookouts, canyons and many wonderful walking trails. Return for an overnight in Sydney.