Skip to main content
Tours and Vacations for Women
Travel Planning
Recent Articles
About Us
Contact Us
our twitterour facebook page pintrest youtubeinstagram
The Spectacular Australia - Pre-reservation 2025 / 1

March 2025
11 Days /10 Nights

This tour starts in Melbourne and ends in Sydney

This tour may be combined with North Island and South Island 1 tour to New Zealand (March 2025)

We are currently in the process of planning this tour. Once we have all the activities, dates, hotels and other details confirmed, and the pricing finalized, we will post a complete itinerary, including the price. If you would like to be notified of this tour's availability when the planning process is completed, please complete the pre-reservation form.

Click on the image to enlarge the map

From tropical rain forests to fiery red deserts in the vast Outback, from scenic vineyards, producing excellent Shiraz to gleaming modern and funky cities, and from idyllic underwater paradise to the Aboriginal culture and art, Australia dazzles with its contrasting landscapes and its extraordinary diversity. Unifying these contrasts are the people renowned for their friendliness and an easy sense of humor. The Spectacular Australia tour combines the breathtaking scenery and cultural achievements with the indigenous Aboriginal heritage stretching back for tens of thousands of years. During our time in Australia, we'll discover the Aussie essence of this vast, pristine land which is affluent, multicultural and laced with natural splendor.

HIGHLIGHTS: The artsy city of Melbourne ● The Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles Rocks ● Kangaroos in eucalyptus forests ● Sounds of Silence dinner by camelback ● Sunrise at Uluru ● Kata Tjuta domes and the Great Outback ● Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef ● Koalas, kangaroos, parrots and butterflies in Kuranda rainforest ● The Story of Sydney tour with Bondi Beach ● Aboriginal Rock Dreaming Experience ● Private Sydney Opera House tour ● Southern Highlands Australian wine experience ● Exclusive night time dinner cruise in Sydney Harbour ● Enjoying local Australian food and excellent wines

Itinerary specifics subject to change.


Traveling with Sights and Soul is a dream come true. We packed in as much as you possibly could on the Australian tour and on my part it was so easy - just get yourself to the airport and the company takes over from there. I especially like having transportation provided from place to place. All the hotels we stayed at were very nice, clean, comfortable, and right in the middle of everything we wanted to see. And there's often some part of the tour that I would never have thought of doing on my own. Another huge plus is the new friends I've met on my tours with S & S. - Diane from Iowa (Australia 2 2023)

I did both the Australia and New Zealand tours and enjoyed them immensely.  The tours hit the highlights of both countries.  We are always “front of the line” and every experience is just a little bit more special than the average tourist. When there was a “hitch” (bad weather for a flight), it is wonderful to relax and let S&S take care of the changes and still have a great day.  The local guides are the best, especially our bus driver in New Zealand.  The restaurants were outstanding for location and experience, even if you’re not a foodie!  The ladies on the tour were great—- there’s a friend for everyone if you’re a solo traveller! - Barbara from Calgary (Australia 2 2023 and New Zealand 2 2023)

I really enjoyed traveling to Australia - this trip exceeded my expectations in many ways.  The country is beautiful and the people are so warm and welcoming.  From Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, and lastly, Sydney, we had so many unique and wonderful experiences during this trip.  Thanks to everyone at Sights and Soul for everything you do before, during, and after our trips - you're the best!!! - Marilyn from Texas

This was a great tour that touched on everything I wanted to see in Australia. I had a wonderful time and only wish to have spent more time in Cairns and Sydney, especially Cairns. I know the tour lasted about as much time as I had, but I would have liked to spend time in a pub getting to know the locals! However, this was a well-crafted tour, touching on everything I was interested in seeing and more that I didn't know about. Our tour guides were chatty and interesting and I really felt like my money was used on their experience, travel amenities and great food. I had a good time throughout the experience and was happy to have an experienced tour director along to deal with the travel ups and downs. The ladies on the tour were all amenable, so no clashing personalities, which was also great. - Janet from California

Excellent tour. Very well planned and kept us going. We saw so much. The special things like one free drink with each meal, paying for extra luggage, $10 credit on the plane etc. was really nice. - Angela from North Carolina

This is a note to all older women who may consider travel with this wonderful tour group.  My "travel buddy" and I recently returned from the Spectacular Australia tour.  We are both in our late 70's, curious, active, and enthusiastic travelers. This tour was so well planned and organized  that we could participate in every activity at our own pace and level.  We never felt that we had to do everything scheduled.  Our co-travelers were social, enthusiastic, and much younger, and that was fine. Hotels were carefully selected for locale, size, and quality.  Our tour leader made everyone feel special.  Such attention had been paid to detail before we even got there, so days were full and seamless in the flow of activity. Our views were listened to daily.  So if you are in doubt about whether or not this tour group is for you, doubt no more.  We have traveled all over the world for many years, and this tour was the best!  Hands down! Now if someone could just shorten the flight time, it would be perfect! Pack and go! Do it! - Lois from New Mexico

The sights were all equally fabulous. What I enjoyed the most were all the other people and how we all hit it off so fast & easily, the dinners and accommodations were fantastic. The trip seemed to be for the correct length of time. I would have liked some more free time for shopping, although I really did like the flexibility shown by Yolanta. - Gayle from Hawaii

I had a great trip and it was REALLY hard to go back to work. The trip was everything I wanted it to be - a real escape, lots of variety, land and water, some good conversations, Judaic sites, immersion in a foreign culture, and a chance for me to spread my wings a bit and remember that, when I'm not working all the time, I can have a good time.
Robin from Pennsylvania