Cost Includes: Hotel Pick up and Drop | Entrance Tickets | Lowest Rate Guarantee | Australia Tour
Rates valid until March 31, 2019
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
Pick Up Time: 06:30
What is included in the tour
- Pick up from centrally located Hotels
- Admire views of Canberra from Mt. Ainslie
- Reflect at the Australian War Memorial
- Visit National Gallery of Australia OR National Museum of Australia
- Experience Parliament House
- View Lake Burley Griffin
- Marvel at the Carillon Bell Tower
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Drop off to Sydney CBD
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
The nation's capital - a purpose-built city, ultra modern with imposing architecture yet a rural charm of lakeside, gardens and open spaces. This hi-tech city is the seat of Parliament and home of superb national monuments, museums and galleries.
- Panoramic views of Canberra from Mt Ainslie
- Visit the Australian War Memorial on a guided tour
- Hear the history of the ANZACs as we travel along the boulevard dedicated to the participants of all conflicts
- Take a guided tour of the National Gallery of Australia
- Visit the spectacular billion dollar Parliament House for a private guided tour
- See “The Lodge” – residence of the Prime Minister
- View the many embassies and foreign diplomatic residences
- Pass by The Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, National Library, the Carillion bell tower and the High Court of Australia
You’re travelling to Canberra today – Australia’s capital city and home to a number of important landmarks and historic buildings. To ensure you get the most out of the day, your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary throughout the journey.
Before you get to Canberra you’ll have a morning break at Suttons Forest and then visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra’s National Park. From here you can take in the view of this unique city and surrounding mountain ranges. A great spot to take a few photos.
Australian War Memorial
Your first stop in Canberra is the Australian War Memorial, where you’ll be greeted by a local guide to commence your tour. The memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. You’ll be deeply moved as you wander through the shrine and come to realise the enduring impact that war has had on our society. You may stay longer here if you would like to see more, but note, you will not visit the National Gallery of Australia. Your Driver Guide will return to collect you after the other guests have visited the Gallery.
Please note: Lunch can be purchased at cafes.
National Gallery of Australia
Visit the National Gallery of Australia with your local guide. Opened in 1982, it houses major works by Australian and international artists. Look out for Jackson Pollack’s Blue Poles, purchased amid much controversy in 1973 by the government for A$1,300,000. Please note at times this may alternate with a visit to the National Museum of Australia (subject to current exhibits).
Next, you’ll take a guided tour of Australia’s Parliament House. Subject to sitting times, you may even get to witness the Houses of Parliament in session. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988, the building was designed to represent two boomerangs and boasts an 81-metre flagpole at its peak. During the tour, you’ll visit many of its 4,700 rooms and learn more about its architecture, history, artwork and the Australian parliamentary democratic process.
After Parliament House, you’ll take a look at the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Lodge. Built in the mid-1920s, the Lodge is a 40 room Georgian style mansion set on 18,000 square metres of majestic gardens. There’s many a story to be told of the Prime Ministers who have lived in the Lodge and your Driver Guide will share some of these stories with you along the way, as well as pointing out some of the foreign embassies.
You’ll also drive past the National Library, the origins of which go back to 1901, however, the building that you see today was opened in 1968. Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, it is the largest reference library in Australia with up to 10V million materials on its bookshelves.
Lake Burley Griffin
As you drive around each of the key landmarks in Canberra you’ll see much of its centrepiece, the man-made Lake Burley Griffin. While many national institutions are located on its shores, the Lake and its beautiful parklands, walking tracks, cafés and restaurants, provide the ideal location for recreation.