Tour Duration: 6 Nights/7 Days
Destinations Covered: melbourne
Day 1 – Arrival in Melbourne | Day at Leisure
Upon arrival in Melbourne, meet a Yatra representative who will assist your transfer to the designated hotel.On reaching the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and relax.Rest of the day at Leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 – Puffing Billy and Phillip Island with Penguin Parade
This morning, Puffing Billy & Blue Dandenongs. Visit the Dandenong Ranges on a day trip from Melbourne that takes you riding through forests of towering mountain ash gum trees and giant tree ferns on the Puffing Billy steam train. Discover the beauty of Melbourne’s most scenic regions as you feed cockatoos and rosellas in the Dandenong Ranges. The open-sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views and you can even dangle your legs over the side of the carriages – if you dare!After experiencing the Australian iconic land marks and wild life, it’s off to famous Philip Island for more wild life interaction, and of course visiting the Penguins at the Penguin Parade. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. As the sun fades in the sky, Little Penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never forgotten.
Day 3 – Full-day Excursion to Mornington Peninsula with Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
After breakfast farewell Phillip Island and journey out to tiny Churchill Island for a taste of local history and local delicacies from the thriving farmers’ market.You can travel from top to toe of the Mornington Peninsula in around 30 minutes, or longer if you stop at every winery, farm gate, gallery, garden, day spa and golf course that takes your fancy.Mornington peninsula, known for its stunning coastline along with vineyards and fine restaurants, farms, holiday homes and a quiet country lifestyle. You’ll visit the charming towns of Mornington, Port sea, Sorrento and Flinders where you can see elegant homes, browse artisan shops and enjoy a gourmet lunch.
Day 4 – Morning City Tour with Eureka Skydeck 88 (including edge experience)
Today, get ready for a city tour in the morning. This is a comprehensive half day tour of Melbourne, with stops including Captain Cook’s Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens, a walking tour through Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades and a visit to the Queen Victoria Market.
Later make arrangements on your own to join a one hour guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG Tour gives the visitor the opportunity to relive their great sporting memories through a comprehensive tour of this marvelous stadium. Experience an unforgettable MCG Tour with access all areas including player change rooms, the Ron Casey Media Centre, member only areas of the Melbourne Cricket Club such as the Long Room and a walk on the hallowed arena. Return to the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 5 – Melbourne to Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Road Tour-Self Drive)
After a mouth-watering breakfast, Start your ever imagined leisure drive from Melbourne to Torquay, just over an hour’s drive. Home to some of Australia’s best-known surf beaches, Torquay marks the official beginning of the Great Ocean Road.Stop at nearby Anglesea and take a detour to the golf course, famous for the kangaroos lounging under the trees surrounding the greens. As you make your way to Apollo Bay, you’ll travel up along cliff-tops offering incredible views and alongside wild beaches – take time to stop at the lookouts for photos, or beachside for a stroll.
Day 6 – Apollo Bay to Ballarat || Ballarat to Melbourne
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive towards Ballarat – Explore the wonders of Sovereign Hill & Ballarat, a replica of an old gold-mining town, where you can tour the underground mines, ride a stagecoach and pan for gold. Also, there are two guided mine tours that feature several underground displays (not included). The main street of the museum is lined with two hotels, shops and a theatre.
Day 7 – Departure from Melbourne
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and proceed towards the Melbourne airport. On reaching the airport, complete the formalities and board your return flight to India, culminating this wonderful Victorian adventure.