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42 Days | 41 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 110 total, 39 breakfasts, 1 brunches, 33 lunches, 37 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Alice Springs Resort: Alice Springs, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Voyages Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of our award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums.The early days of European settlement are well preserved here with buildings like the old jail and original Telegraph Station still standing. Yet you'll also find Aboriginal culture extremely well presented in the Alice. It is a truly unique place. The location of Alice Springs Resort puts you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding areas.

Contact info:
Voyages Travel Center
GPO Box 3589
Sydney, NSW, 2001 Australia
phone: +61 2 8296 8010
web: www.alicespringsresort.com.au

Room amenities: Hairdryer, Direct Dial Telephone, TV, Tea/Coffeemaking facilities, A/C, In house movies, Iron, Ironing Board, Internet Access

Facility amenities: The Resort is only a five minute walk away from the town's bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Internet kiosk & wireless hotspot available at reception,Concierge service, Currency Exchange Services, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Room Service,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge: Uluru (Ayers Rock), 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located as a part of the Ayers Rock Resort.

Contact info:
Yulara Drive
Yulara NT, 0872 Australia
phone: +61 8 8957 7605
web: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/outback/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee facilities, telephone, television, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry, swimming pool and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Mercure Sydney: Sydney, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Mercure Sydney Hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of Sydney city's modern retail district. There are various public transport options that are all less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel including Sydney Railway Central Station and Sydney Railway Square (formerly known as Central Square in the 1800s and 1900s). Recently refurbished, Accor's Central Sydney four-star hotel - Mercure Sydney offers Sydney city accommodation located only a short walking distance to Sydney's major local attractions - Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Central Railway Station, Chinatown, Sydney's Entertainment precincts including the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Entertainment and Convention Centre. With Sydney Central Station located next to the Mercure Sydney Hotel, our guests are only a short stroll away to exploring and discovering world famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks precinct. As a Sydney city accommodation provider, Mercure Sydney Hotel near Central was recently awarded 'Hotel of the year' by Accor Australia and the best 'Redeveloped Accommodation Sydney Hotel of the Year' by the Australian Hotel Association (AHA) NSW Awards 2010. Mercure Sydney Hotel is the Central Sydney hotel offering 517 modern contemporary guest rooms with 6 unique room types to choose from. This Accor Central Sydney hotel with well appointed Sydney city accommodation also offers Sydney visitors a new modern Australian Restaurant - Four Elements Restaurant & Bar on Level One.

Ship Information: na

Contact info:
818-820 George Street
Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia
phone: +61292176666
web: www.mercuresydney.com.au

Room amenities: Individually controlled air-conditioning Satellite / Cable colour TV Pay per view movies High-speed broadband Work desk Bath tub Safe deposit box at reception Electronic key card entry Tea & coffee making facilities Iron & ironing board Hairdryer Mini fridge SMART BAR on each floor

Facility amenities: Guests staying at Mercure Sydney Hotel near Central will enjoy the convenience and comfort of our 24 hour hotel facilities and services including 24 hour concierge, 24 hour hotel reception, 24 hour room service, 24 hour business centre and a 24 hour hospitality room for early arrivals to freshen up. In addition, take advantage of the indoor rooftop swimming pool, sauna and gym overlooking the city skyline on Level 15 during your stay at Accor's Central Sydney Hotel - Mercure Sydney.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

MS Volendam: MS Volendam, 34 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 1432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
phone: +000.000.0000
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available

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39 nights of accommodations
110 meals: 39 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 33 lunches, 37 dinners
25 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Flights during the program


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