Adelaide & Sydney, Air/6 Nights, From $1,965
Tour Bondi Beach in Sydney and wine country in Adelaide in this Australian vacation package.
The Real Deal This package includes multicity airfare on Qantas Airways, arriving in Adelaide and departing Sydney; inter-Australia flights on Qantas Airways; three nights' accommodations in Adelaide at Mercure Grosvenor; three nights' accommodations in Sydney at Travelodge Sydney; a guided half-day tour of Sydney to The Rocks precinct and Bondi Beach; a guided tour of Adelaide to Mt. Loft Summit, Hahndorf, and Barossa Valley with a wine sampling at Saltram winery; airport transfers; and fuel surcharges; from $1,965 per person—plus about $190 in taxes and fees.
When May 1–May 31, 2011; July 24–Aug. 31.
Gateways Los Angeles; add from $60 for Dallas; $100 for San Francisco; $240 for New York City.
The Fine Print Does not include about $190 per person in taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $575. Use Tour Code SO11105 when booking. This trip is available in reverse, arriving in Sydney and departing Adelaide. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By March 31, 2011.
Contact Qantas Vacations, 866/914-4359, qantasvacations.com.
Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found $1,246 multicity airfare arriving in Adelaide and departing Sydney from Los Angeles in mid-May (V Australia), and $135 inter-Australia airfare between Sydney and Adelaide (Jetstar). Three nights at Mercure Grosvenor and three nights at Travelodge Sydney average out to $445 per person. So, if booked independently, this trip would cost approximately $1,826. For $329 more, you get a guided half-day tour of Sydney, a guided tour of Adelaide with a wine sampling at Saltram winery, and all airport transfers. This package provides the time-saving convenience of having several components of an international trip booked in one go. But the dollar amount of savings may be negligible depending on your gateway and specific dates so it's worth doing some price comparisons before you book through Qantas Vacations.
More Extend your stay in Sydney from an additional $100 per person or in Adelaide from an additional $115 per person, based on double occupancy. To upgrade to the Hilton Adelaide and the Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney, with private car transfers, it's from an additional $500 per person, based on double occupancy, and $1,070 per person based on single occupancy.
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