Family Tour of Ireland (13 Days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)
Australia for Families
(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Sydney, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Hayman Island & Great Barrier Reef
Australia is a great family destination and this is the ultimate private luxury tour. Visit the incredible family-friendly city of Sydney, learn about Aboriginal culture in the Outback, explore a tropical rainforest, and stay at an exclusive resort near the Great Barrier Reef.
Begin in Sydney where you will enjoy privately guided touring of the city’s top family attractions. Visit the historic Rocks district, and explore fun neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Darling Harbor. Walk along the cliffs at Bondi Beach and watch the skilled surfers. Depending on your interests, visit Sydney's award-winning museums such as the Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Aquarium. Perhaps enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous Taronga Zoo. Adventurous family members may wish to partake in a Sydney Bridge Climb tour, while others might opt to browse festive outdoor craft markets. Additional activities can be arranged upon request, such as private yacht excursions, scenic harbor flights, and private surfing lessons.
One day, enjoy a private 4WD tour into the Blue Mountains and explore the Australian bush. View spectacular mountain landscapes and drive along remote dirt roads to view kangaroos, wallabies and ancient Aboriginal rock art. Also enjoy mountain walks surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Lunch will be a gourmet Australian BBQ in the bush. Other options include an excursion to Ku-Ring-Gai National Park or to a local wildlife center.
Continue to Ayers Rock (Uluru), surrounded by vast blue sky and red earth in Australia’s beautiful Red Centre. With your expert private guide, enjoy comprehensive touring in the region. Learn about Aboriginal bushtucker cuisine and legends of the Dreamtime. Tour the base of Ayers Rock and view Aboriginal rock art in caves and waterholes (billabongs). Walk through the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and nearby sand dunes. Take desert walks and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Outback. Also, learn about Aboriginal dot painting and visit the Aboriginal cultural center. One night, dine under the stars while an astronomer points out the southern constellations in the clear desert night sky. Optional activities can be arranged such as camel or motorcycle excursions and helicopter flights over the Outback landscape or to remote cave art sites.
Next, fly to Tropical North Queensland for a stay at a luxury lodge located in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest and a protected World Heritage site. Also soar over the treetops during a ride on the Kuranda Skyrail.
Continue to Hayman Island, a luxury resort in the Whitsunday Islands that is ideal for families. The resort is also a great base for visiting the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Additional optional activities include island ecology walks, birdlife walks, wildlife presentations, beach picnics, diving lessons and tennis, sailing, scenic helicopter flights, spa treatments, swimming and more.
The tour concludes with a final night in Sydney.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Private half-day city tour with option for Sydney Bridge Climb. Afternoon cruise on the harbor
Private excursion to Blue Mountains, Ku-Ring-Gai National Park or wildlife center
Sydney - Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Transfer and flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru). Arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Sunset tour.
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Private sunrise tour of Uluru. Private late afternoon tour. Dinner under the stars
Ayers Rock (Uluru)– Daintree Rainforest
Private transfer and flight to Cairns. Private transfer to Daintree Rainforest for 2 nights
Half-day private rainforest touring with a naturalist. Afternoon at leisure for lodge-based activities such as canoeing and nature walks
Daintree Rainforest – Hayman Island
Private morning excursion to Kuranda Skyrail. Private transfer and flight to Hamilton Island. Boat to Hayman Island for 4 nights
At leisure at resort
Hayman Island& Great Barrier Reef
Full-day excursion to Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling or diving
At leisure at resort
Hayman Island – Sydney
Boat launch to flight to Sydney. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight
Private airport transfer
Park Hyatt Sydney or Four Seasons Sydney
Ayers Rock (Uluru):
Longitude 131 or Sails in the Desert
Silky Oaks Lodge
Hayman Island &
Great Barrier Reef:
One & Only Hayman Island
Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
Per person (based on three travelers/triple occupancy)
Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
Please Contact Us for more information regarding the above tour, or to begin customizing your own itinerary.