WESTPORT, Conn. -- Tauck Tours introduced its first Australia-only
escorted tour. The 14-day itinerary has 40 departures from
September through August of next year and is fully escorted from
The tour includes a four-night cruise through the Great Barrier
Reef. The land price is $3,990 per person, double.
Tauck began two tours combining Australia and New Zealand in
1991. It continues to offer the 21-day and 14-day tours of the two
countries, with 100 and 50 departures per year, respectively.
According to Scott Supernaw, Tauck managing director,
international, the two tours are popular. "We've seen steady growth
and increasing demand for Australia," he said. "Our challenge has
been to develop a new tour that is unique and offers the best
experience Australia has to offer.
"[The new itinerary] is a more in-depth tour that complements
our existing programs." The tour includes Sydney, Melbourne and
Adelaide; the Barossa Valley wine country; a day cruise on
Queensland's Daintree River, and a four-night Great Barrier Reef
The $3,990 price covers transportation in Australia, including
domestic air; accommodations, and most meals.
Tauck offers special fares on Qantas and Air New Zealand.
The company's Australia- New Zealand brochure features an
optional three-night stay at the Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort on
Fiji's main island of Viti Levu.
Phone: (800) 214-5158