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7 Day Victoria's Hidden Gems

CODE
UVIC
STARTING FROM
$3,375 USD
START LOCATION
Melbourne
END LOCATION
Melbourne
PLACES VISITED
Melbourne, Daylesford, Dunkeld, Warrnambool, Lorne, Mornington...
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, sandstone peaks and the 12 Apostles that stand imposingly along the spectacular coastline.
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles
  • Indulge in a relaxing mineral bath at the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
  • Melbourne’s vibrant walkways & arcades
  • The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • The eclectic village of Daylesford, with antique shops, bazaars & cottage industries
  • Green Olive farm in the Mornington Peninsula
  • Experience a Welcome to Country ceremony with indigenous people in the Grampians
  • Visit Creswick Woollen Mills, the last coloured woollen spinning mill in Australia
  • Call in at the high-tech Museum of Australian Democracy in Ballarat
  • Browse in the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay

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DATES AND PRICES
We accept
START DATE
END DATE
PRICE
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
DEPOSIT
BOOK
Fri, 07 Feb 2020
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
$4,095 USD
$1,105 USD
$500 USD
Fri, 28 Feb 2020
Thu, 05 Mar 2020
$4,095 USD
$1,105 USD
$500 USD
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
$4,095 USD
$1,105 USD
$500 USD
Fri, 11 Sep 2020
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
$3,375 USD
$1,075 USD
$500 USD
Fri, 09 Oct 2020
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
$3,375 USD
$1,075 USD
$500 USD
Fri, 06 Nov 2020
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
$3,375 USD
$1,075 USD
$500 USD
Fri, 04 Dec 2020
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
$3,375 USD
$1,075 USD
$500 USD

* (does not include applicable taxes)

Note: Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on arrival and departure day.

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Reserve your spot today with a $500 transferable deposit. Some trips will require a larger deposit. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. A reservation made within 60 days of departure requires full payment at time of booking. Prices are in United States Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.
INCLUSIONS
  • 13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
  • Luxury Coach Transportation
  • Professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
  • Airport transfers
EXCLUSIONS
  • Attractions not listed
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Airfare – domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Meals not listed
  • Items of a personal nature

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WHY TAKE AN ANDERSON TOUR?

 


SEASONED
CAREER GUIDES
  • Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Full commentary while being transported by deluxe motorcoach

MORE SPACE
FOR BREATH
  • Never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
  • We'll avoid crowds whenever possible by doing the tours in reverse of competitors.

ALL INCLUSIVE
 
  • Activities everyday - no down days waiting for others to finish activities.
  • No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't.
Our guide training manual is accredited by ACTA/CITC Canadian Educational Standard Inc. Now used as the standard in educational college programs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 28 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers.
However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 21 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours.

Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.

CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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