Sydney & Melbourne, Air, 6 Nights, From $1,989
This Australia travel deal gives you three nights each in two of the country's top cities: cosmopolitan Sydney and historic Melbourne.
The Real Deal Vacation package to Australia includes international airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney, with a return flight from Melbourne; domestic air between Sydney and Melbourne; three nights at the Ibis World Square Sydney; three nights at the Victoria Hotel Melbourne; daily breakfast; and all air and hotel taxes and fees, from $1,989 per person.
When Sep. 3, 2012 ($1,989); Jan. 28, 2013 ($1,999); Sep. 17, 2012 ($2,059); Jan. 7, 2013 ($2,189); Oct. 8, 2012 ($2,209); Dec. 31, 2012 ($2,219); Jan. 14, 2013 ($2,259); Dec. 3, 2012 ($2,269); Nov. 12, 19, 2012 ($2,279); Nov. 26, 2012 ($2,289); Sep. 10, Oct. 1, 2012 ($2,299); Nov. 5, 2012 ($2,309); Jan. 21, 2013 ($2,339); Oct. 15, 2012 ($2,349); Oct. 22, 29, 2012 ($2,389); Dec. 24, 2012, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2013 ($2,469); Feb. 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 2013 ($2,579); Dec. 17, 2012 ($2,969); Dec. 10, 2012 ($3,039).
Gateways Los Angeles (from $1,989); add from $441 for Atlanta; add from $764 for New York; add from $898 for Dallas-Ft. Worth.
The Fine Print All air and hotel taxes and fees are included in the package price. An Australian Electronic Travel Authority (visa) fee of $20 is not included in the package price and can be arranged on Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship website. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $429. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Why It's a Deal International airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney, with a return flight from Melbourne and a domestic flight between the two Australian cities, starts at $1,491 in early September (Qantas). Add to that $331 per person for three nights at the Ibis World Square and $242 per person for three nights at the Victoria Hotel, and you'd be paying $2,064 per person to book the parts of this package independently. For $75 less, this package gets you the international and domestic airfare, six nights with breakfast in Sydney and Melbourne, all air and hotel taxes and fees, plus the convenience of booking everything at once.
More Additional nights are available at the Ibis World Square from $117 per person, per night. Gate 1 offers optional tours in both cities; for an additional $161 per person, you can add a full-day excursion with lunch to the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for an additional $67 you can take a half-day city tour of Melbourne's historic locales.
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