Penguins ‘n City Tour

Penguins ‘n City Tour

A fantastic combination of two tours; one introducing you to our fabulous city of Melbourne and the other, our most adorable and popular Penguins tour to Phillip Island. It’s a long day of touring but well worth the experience!

Be acquainted with Melbourne Gray Line style! City tour highlights include a delightful guided walking tour through our favourite laneways and arcades, visit to Fitzroy Gardens and a time at Queen Victoria Markets*. You will have free time for lunch (own expense) before joining the second part of your tour to witness the nightly ritual of the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. On the way, visit Churchill Island and Koala Conservation Centre where you can look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks.

 

Operated by: Gray Line

Day Tour 387

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Adults *

Adults

15 +

Children (+$0.00) *

Children

4-14 years

Tour Date

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Tour Date

$209.00

Description

Highlights of this tour

Morning – Tour 381

Itinerary DAILY except MON and WED:
Hotel Windsor – high Victorian architecture
Parliament House and Princess Theatre
Royal Exhibition Building
Prestigious Melbourne University
Lygon Street – cafe central and ‘Little Italy’
Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne’s best arcades and laneways – Royal Arcade, Block Place, Block Arcade, Centre Way, Centre Place and Degraves Street
Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture
Collins Street – Paris end
Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens – there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook’s Cottage (own expense)
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
East Melbourne – ornate Victorian terraced homes
Colourful Chinatown
Queen Victoria Market* – look for a bargain, wander around the fresh produce and take in the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere
Flagstaff Gardens
Law Courts
Federation Square
Itinerary on MON and WED:
Hotel Windsor – high Victorian architecture
Parliament House
Royal Exhibition Building
Prestigious Melbourne University
Lygon Street – cafe central and ‘Little Italy’
Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne’s best arcades and laneways – Royal Arcade, Block Place, Block Arcade, Centre Way, Centre Place and Degraves Street
Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture
Collins Street – Paris end
Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens – there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook’s Cottage (own expense)
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
East Melbourne – ornate Victorian terraced homes
Colourful Chinatown
Tour past Queen Victoria Market
Flagstaff Gardens
Law Courts
Enterprize Wharf – Birthplace of Melbourne
Crown Casino complex
Iconic ‘Tan Track’ which loops around King’s Domain and the Botanic Gardens
Visit the Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria
Federation Square

Afternoon – Tour 384

Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
San Remo – fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
Enjoy afternoon tea at Churchill Island (own expense)
Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
Opportunity to meet wallabies/kangaroos
Phillip Island Nature Park – a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
Spot Koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre from the tree top boardwalks
The Nobbies – a rugged rocky outcrop with views of Bass Strait and an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins’ homes (shoulder/summer months)
Join the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach and watch the Little Penguins waddle ashore from the general viewing area
Wander the boardwalks and see the Penguins heading for their burrows
Explore the Visitor’s Centre – an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)

 

Operates
Daily
Departs: 8.10am
Returns: 9.00pm – 11.30pm (dependant on season)
Fare Includes
Guided walk, meeting wallabies/kangaroos, Koala Conservation Centre, entrance to Penguin Parade with general viewing and free Wi-Fi on coach and at Penguin Parade

Note
* We will visit the Shrine of Remembrance/Royal Botanic Gardens and cafe on MON & WED when the market is closed.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

There is free time between the tours to enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense)

Terms and Conditions

IEEE NSS/MIC CONFERENCE TOURS AND ACTIVITIES: 

Please refer to Touring Product Agreement for Terms and Conditions.

DAY TOURS:

GRAYLINE:

A 100% cancellation fee applies for tours cancelled within 24 hours of departure when no notice is given. However, if notice of cancellation is given and the tour is re-booked there is no charge.
For tours to Kangaroo Island a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 30 – 7 days of travel. A fee of 80% applies within 7 days – 24 hours of travel. A fee of 100% applies within 24 hours.
For all Sydney & Darwin tours; a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 72-24 hours of travel or when no notice is given. Within 24 hours of departure 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees imposed on Gray Line by our supplier will be passed on.
For all Broome tours; a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 5-3 days of travel or when no notice is given. Within 48-24 hours proir to departure 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees imposed on Gray Line by our supplier will be passed on.

AAT KINGS:

PERIOD OF NOTICECANCELLATION FEE
Less than 6 days50% of tour price
Within 24 hours or no show100% of tour price

 

SYDNEY HELITOURS:

The following cancellation policies apply to bookings with Sydney HeliTours.
Cancellation within 48hrs of flight departure time – incurs 100% of flight cost
Reschedule of flight time or date within 48 hours of departure will incur a $50 fee per passenger
Changes of flight time or date within 24 hours is not available
Cancellation or re-schedule of discounted weekend flights is not permitted for any reason, and full flight cost will be charged
If passengers elect not to travel due to weather but flights are still operational, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Group bookings of over 10 seats will incur a cancellation fee if notice is only given within 5 days or less of the date of travel.
For Group bookings of over 10 seats further cancellation conditions may apply.
If booking through a third party agent additional cancellation restrictions may apply. Please refer to your travel documentation.
Any flight cancelled by Sydney HeliTours will not incur a cancellation charge and all endeavors will be made to re-schedule the flight to another time to suit the guests availability.
Sydney HeliTours will not be held liable for costs associated with airfares, accommodation or anything else due to helicopter flights which do not proceed as booked.

In the event of a guest’s non-appearance for a pick up or flight, a 100% cancellation fee will be applied.

For legal and safety reasons, all passengers are weighed prior to boarding the aircraft.
Individual weights in excess of 110kg (or 240lb / 17st) will incur a surcharge.
Couples with a combined weight of over 200kg (440lbs / 31st) will incur a surcharge.
Accurate individual passenger weights MUST be provided at the time of booking. Failure to provide accurate weights may result in the passenger(s) being unable to fly or further costs to the passenger(s) to proceed with the planned flight or aircraft upgrade. This is all based on safety and will never be compromised. Sydney HeliTours will take no responsibility for any costs associated with the passenger(s) being unable to take their flight if inaccurate weights are provided. If passenger(s) are unable to fly due to inaccurate weights no refund will be given.


GENERAL:

Transferring to another date is treated as a cancellation and therefore cancellation fees will apply. Cancellations must be advised in writing.

Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour booking, such as pre/post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee.

All tours are quoted in Australian dollars including Australian GST (Goods and Services Tax). All tours and excursions are operated by third parties and not Australia and Beyond Holidays. These Suppliers include. AAT Kings, Captain Cook Cruises, Majestic Cruises and other operators.

All tours are subject to change without notice as are vehicles due to operational reasons. Where a tour or departure is cancelled by the operator with no suitable replacement a full refund will be offered.

All Tours in Australia are non smoking.

Third party excursions such as Scenic Flights, Boat Cruises, Helicopter Flights, Cable Car Rides, some 4WD Tours, White Water Rafting, Camel Rides, Hot Air Ballooning, Rail, Rural Homestay Options are not operated by AABH, nor by persons or companies associated with AABH. These activities may involve inherent risk of injury, death, accident, delay and loss, and clients assume all such risk with regard to any misadventure, death, injury, delay or loss which occurs during, or as a result of, any such activity.