Stay Local in Melbourne

Stay Local in Melbourne

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2-night or more in-depth embark/debark port exploration.

2-Night City Stay in Melbourne

Location
Australia
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
2-Night Pre-Cruise | 2-Night Post-Cruise

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$1,959 USD/Per Person

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From eclectic city streets to awe-inspiring rural scenes, experience the best of local life in coastal Melbourne. Discover the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways, colorful street art and stunning 19th-century architecture on foot. Immerse yourself in the wildlife-filled bushlands of Australia before indulging in a light dinner under the twilight sky. Of course, no adventure to southeastern Australia is complete without a visit to wine country. Journey through the region’s best wineries, sampling wines and taking in its beauty along the way.

Highlights

Australia’s Culinary Capital: Enjoy a welcome dinner at The Langham’s premium buffet restaurant, a showcase of the city’s diverse range of international cuisines and farm-to-table local specialties.

Cityscapes: Discover Melbourne's architectural treasures and cultural heritage by foot as you explore the city's fascinating green spaces and meandering streets.

Go Wild: Experience a rare and unique opportunity to observe koalas, kangaroos and other endemic wildlife in the wild during a guided tour followed by Sundowner drinks and light dinner in the bush.

Wine Country: Travel to the lush surroundings of the Yarra Valley, famous for its exquisite beauty and award-winning wineries.

Highlights

  • Australia’s Culinary Capital: Enjoy a welcome dinner at The Langham’s premium buffet restaurant, a showcase of the city’s diverse range of international cuisines and farm-to-table local specialties.

  • Cityscapes: Discover Melbourne's architectural treasures and cultural heritage by foot as you explore the city's fascinating green spaces and meandering streets.

  • Go Wild: Experience a rare and unique opportunity to observe koalas, kangaroos and other endemic wildlife in the wild during a guided tour followed by Sundowner drinks and light dinner in the bush.

  • Wine Country: Travel to the lush surroundings of the Yarra Valley, famous for its exquisite beauty and award-winning wineries.

Azamara Ashore Land Tour Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
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    Upon arrival in Melbourne, you’ll be met by your local guide at the airport and escorted to your hotel for a late afternoon check-in. The rest of the day is to be enjoyed at your leisure. A welcome dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.

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    Following breakfast, discover Melbourne's architectural treasures and cultural heritage on foot with your guide. Take a stroll past trendy cafes, eclectic boutiques, street art and a host of post-Gold Rush buildings, including the Victorian-style Block Arcade. After your walking tour, take some time to enjoy a guide-recommended lunch at any of Melbourne’s foodie favorites before reuniting with your group at the hotel for a rare and unique opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat during a walking and coach tour of the You Yangs National Park. After driving to the park, your expert nature guide will take you through bushlands in search of koalas, plus free-ranging eastern grey kangaroos along with other Australian wildlife on these vast Western Plains. This unforgettable excursion ends with early evening wine and a casual, light dinner out in the wild bushlands.

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    Fuel up on an early breakfast before driving to the Yarra Valley to explore its exquisite beauty and award-winning wines. Enjoy a private wine tasting at the De Bortoli Winery, a fourth-generation family business. Traditionally known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, the estate also recently established vineyards to create Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gamay Noir. Next, you’ll move on to the estate of ninth-generation winemaker, Dominique Portet, who chose the cool climate of the Coldstream Hills as home to the winery he founded in 2000. Here, you’ll indulge in a three-course lunch accompanied by Dominique Portet wines before driving back for a late afternoon drop-off in port to begin your Azamara® voyage, a journey that’s sure to be full of more great discoveries.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
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    Following breakfast on board, debark your ship and meet your dedicated local guide. The adventure begins with a drive to the Yarra Valley to experience its exquisite beauty and award-winning wines. Enjoy a private wine tasting at the De Bortoli Winery, a fourth-generation family business. Traditionally known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, the estate also recently established vineyards to create Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gamay Noir. Next, you’ll move on to the estate of ninth-generation winemaker, Dominique Portet, who chose to call the cool climate of the Coldstream Hills home. Indulge in a three-course lunch accompanied by wine before driving back to Melbourne for a late afternoon check in at The Langham. Afterwards, the night is yours to discover the city’s artful nature and explore its famous foodie culture.

  • Day 2
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    Following breakfast, discover Melbourne's architectural treasures and cultural heritage on foot with your guide. Take a stroll past trendy cafes, eclectic boutiques, street art and a host of post-Gold Rush buildings, including the Victorian-style Block Arcade. After your walking tour, take some time to enjoy a guide-recommended lunch at any of Melbourne’s foodie favorites before reuniting with your group at the hotel for a rare and unique opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat during a walking and coach tour of the You Yangs National Park. After driving to the park, your expert nature guide will take you through bushlands in search of koalas, plus free-ranging eastern grey kangaroos along with other Australian wildlife on these vast Western Plains. This unforgettable excursion ends with early evening wine and a casual, light dinner out in the wild bushlands.

  • Day 3
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    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before bidding new friends farewell and heading to the airport to catch your outbound flight.

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Sailing:

Jan

4

2023

Region Australia & New Zealand Australia & New Zealand
Ship Azamara Quest Azamara Quest
Embark Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Australia
Debark Auckland, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Voyage Only from
$2,999 USD

Land Program from
$1,959 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
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Ports of Call:

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney (White Bay), Australia
  • Eden, Australia
  • Milford Sound
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nelson, New Zealand
  • Picton, New Zealand
  • Napier, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand

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Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

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  • Living Room
  • The Quest Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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