Australia is rolling out the red carpet for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus baby George on their 10-day whirlwind tour. So it is entirely fitting that VeryFirstTo along with Bridge & Wickers (the specialist in Australian luxury travel), is launching a full-length version, the ‘ Royal Australian Tour‘ as an amazing, month-long itinerary that encompasses not only the very best that Australia offers but at a level of exclusivity that has – Royals aside – never before been offered to British travellers.
‘The Luxury Royal Australian Tour’ will incorporate the top destinations visited by the Royal Family and much more.
You will fly first class from Heathrow to Australia, enjoy transfers by chauffeured limousines, explore the Great Barrier Reef islands by private yacht, inspect scenic wonders by helicopter, travel within Australia by privately chartered aircraft – and even fly to lunch by seaplane.
Since you’ll be visiting one of the world’s most exciting destinations for culinary excellence, you will dine at several of the country’s most iconic restaurants including Tetsuya’s, Icebergs and Marque in Sydney.
You will stay not only in the most luxurious hotels but in the very finest suites at the Park Hyatt overlooking Sydney Harbour, Lizard island on the Great Barrier Reef, Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains, Longitude 131 in sight of Uluru (Ayers Rock, where Charles and Diana went on their tour in 1983 with baby William), The Louise in the Barossa Valley, Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island and Saffire Freycinet on the coast of Tasmania.
With intimate tastings with wine makers, spa treatments and behind the scenes private tours of, for example, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney’s Taronga Zoo (where the Royal party will visit the bilby enclosure which is being named after Prince George) every day will be a new adventure.
THE LIST OF DESTINATIONS
1. Sydney, on the Royal Itinerary
2. Blue Mountains, also on the Royal Itinerary
3. Hamilton Island
4. Cape Tribulation/Daintree
5. Lizard Island and the Great Barrier Reef
6. Kakadu NP and Arnhemland
7. Bungle Bungles
8. Uluru (Ayers Rock/ Olgas), on the Royal Itinerary
9. Coober Pedy and Barossa Valley
10. Adelaide (also on the Royal Itinerary) and Kangaroo Island
11. Melbourne and Great Ocean Road
The cost for this amazing tour is £341,000 ($571,000) for two.