Melbourne, VictoriaAustralia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Australia City Sights & Coastal Delights

Melbourne, VictoriaAustralia

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

Australia City Sights & Coastal Delights

Embark on 3 action-packed tours of some of Australia’s most popular attractions, including Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island.

About Your Trip

Head Down Under for a fun and fascinating DreamTrip through the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, staying in its magnetic capital, Melbourne — ranked “The World’s Most Livable City” every year since 2011 by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Get acquainted with this wonderful place when you visit some of its many highlights, including State Library Victoria that was built in 1854, vibrant Queen Victoria Market, neo-Gothic St. Paul's Cathedral and Federation Square.

The following day, you’ll journey along Australia’s breathtaking Great Ocean Road. Hugging the country’s southeastern coastline, this incredible scenic drive passes through lush rainforests, majestic cliffs and golden beaches, and features intriguing landmarks along the way. You’ll sightsee at Memorial Arch, iconic Split Point Lighthouse and the seaside village of Apollo Bay, then stop at Port Campbell National Park to take in Loch Ard Gorge and the imposing Twelve Apostles limestone rock formations.

Your final tour takes you out of town to 2 places of incomparable natural beauty. Start inland at Eastern Sherbrooke Forest in Dandenong Ranges National Park with some time to check out the rolling hills and verdant rainforest. Then, you’re off to explore Phillip Island —home of fairy penguins, koalas, seal dolphins and more — before heading back to your hotel with memories to last a lifetime!

What we love:
• The bustling Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
• Winding more than 150 miles (240 kilometers), Great Ocean Road memorializes soldiers who fought in World War I.
• Although it was given the name Twelve Apostles, this popular attraction has only 8 remaining limestone formations, thanks to heavy erosion by rugged sea conditions.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights* in Melbourne, Australia, as well as:
• Full-day city tour of Melbourne; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Full-day tour along the Great Ocean Road; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Full-day tour of Dandenong and Phillip Island; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Complimentary late checkout time of noon.
• English- or Chinese-speaking guide.
• Welcome drink upon arrival.
• 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Melbourne Airport (MEL), approximately 14miles (23 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by July 3.

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Destination

There’s a reason Melbourne is often referred to as the cultural capital of Australia: Its sheer number of artistic venues is staggering. From intriguing museums and astonishing architecture to an unending stream of live music, this coastal metropolis is always abuzz with the sights and sounds of creativity.

Visitors from all over the world come to see Melbourne’s unique landscapes and native animals and plants, such as koalas, kangaroos and eucalyptus trees. The climate and natural surroundings make the city a favorite for lovers of the outdoors — surfing, hiking, kayaking and other sports are regular pastimes for the region’s inhabitants.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of your other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to a special per-person dinner on Day 2 (5-8:30 p.m.). — head to a local restaurant in Chinatown and indulge in a delectable Chinese-style meal.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and make your own arrangements for transfer to the hotel.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Welcome dinner at the hotel. Dinner will be a poolside barbecue or 3-course, set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.

Day 2

6:30-9:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Full-day city tour of Melbourne; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 10 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Queen Victoria Market.
• 10:30 a.m.: See State Library Victoria and stroll through Queen Victoria Market.
• Noon: Leisure time with a break for lunch at Queen Victoria Market (at your own expense).
• 2 p.m.: Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral.
• 3:30 p.m.: Explore Federation Square.
• 5: p.m.: Leisure time with a break for dinner (at your own expense).
• 8:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 3

6:30-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Full-day tour along Great Ocean Road; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Great Ocean Road.
• 10 a.m.: Along Great Ocean Road, visit Memorial Arch.
• 11 a.m.: Visit Split Point Lighthouse.
• Noon: Leisure time with a break for lunch (at your own expense).
• 1 p.m.: Continue via Great Ocean Road and stop for a stroll around Apollo Bay.
• 3 p.m.: Visit Loch Ard Gorge.
• 6 p.m.: Explore Twelve Apostles rock formations.
• 7 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 4

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure. Lunch is at your own expense.
12:30-10:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of Dandenong and Phillip Island; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 12:30 p.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Eastern Sherbrooke Forest in Dandenong Ranges National Park.
• 1:30 p.m.: Explore around Dandenong Ranges National Park.
• Enjoy leisure time on your own with a break for afternoon tea (at your own expense).
• 4 p.m.: Head to Phillip Island.
• 6 p.m.: Arrive at Phillip Island and watch the Penguin Parade.
• Enjoy leisure time with a break for dinner (at your own expense).
• 10:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Day 5

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m. or take advantage of the complimentary checkout time of noon.
Make your own arrangements for transfer to the airport.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Details

Award-winning Holiday Inn® Melbourne on Flinders, at the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street, couldn’t be more convenient for guests to step outside and explore all the city’s offerings. Moreover, a nearby tram stop (No. 124 Batman Park) is within the zero-fare zone, making it super easy to get around.

Hotel features:
• Sirocco Restaurant and 1 lounge bar.
• Outdoor pool and terrace.
• Fitness center.
• Within walking distance of Southern Cross railway station.
• Valet parking: 45 Australian dollars per car, per day.

Urban Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. (Please note: Extra bed available only in rooms with a king bed.)
• Floor-to-ceiling windows.
• In-room safe.
• Iron and ironing board.
• 49-inch (124-centimeter) high-definition smart TV with digital channels.
• MediaHub Mini™ with HDMI and USB connectivity.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
575 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note:
A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities at the hotel are not included. We suggest providing housekeeping and porterage gratuities at your own discretion.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than July 3, 2019 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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