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Australia, Air, 12 Nights, From $2,499

You can save more than $220 per person with this Australia travel package that gives you time in Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney.

By , Friday, Nov 16, 2012, 1:15 PM

Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Take in views of the scenic Sydney Harbour Bridge with this Australia travel deal that also includes stays in Melbourne and Cairns.

(Courtesy kdoo24/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Vacation package to Australia includes airfare from L.A. to Melbourne, with a return trip from Sydney, on Virgin Australia; flights from Melbourne to Cairns, and from Cairns to Sydney on Virgin Australia; four nights at the Hotel Ibis Melbourne; four nights at the Holiday Inn Cairns; and four nights at the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters in Sydney; from $2,499 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.

When May 1 - Jun. 8, 2013 ($2,499); add $200 for Apr. 1 - 30, 2013; add $150 for dates thru Dec. 8, 2012; add $300 for Feb. 1 - Mar. 31, 2013.

Gateways L.A. ($2,499); add $140 for Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco; add $200 for Dallas, Seattle, New York City, and Portland; add $220 for Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and St. Louis; add $280 for Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Indiana, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Minneapolis; add $335 for Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Atlanta.

The Fine Print Based on double occupancy; contact the company directly for single supplement pricing. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By Nov. 30, 2012.

Contact Down Under Answers, 800/889-1464, duatravel.com.

Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between L.A., Melbourne, and Sydney starts at $1,554 in early May (Air China). Add to that $134 per person for the flight between Melbourne and Cairns (Tiger Airways), $113 per person for the flight between Cairns and Sydney (Jetstar), $307 per person including taxes for four nights at the Hotel Ibis Melbourne, $296 per person including taxes for four nights at the Holiday Inn Cairns, and $324 per person for four nights at the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters, and you're spending $2,728. This travel deal gives you the same inclusions, including all taxes and fees, for $229 less.

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