ACV heading Downunder with six year-round packages

Air Canada Vacations is launching a new Australia tour packages program, with year-round tours to top destinations including Sydney and Brisbane and direct daily flights departing from Vancouver.

Travellers can also take advantage of connecting flights from over 60 Canadian airports, thanks to Air Canada’s comprehensive

“Once thought of as a bucket list travel destination for many,” said Nino Montagnese, vice-president, Air Canada Vacations. “We’re changing that by taking the guesswork out of planning and getting around Australia’s rich landscape and most sought-after sites with the introduction of new tour packages. With daily direct flights departing from Vancouver, we’re proud to offer a
newfound ease of access to this dream destination and hope Canadians will want to hop on over and discover all that Australia has to offer.”

Six year-round packages

The Australia tours program offers six year-round packages in key destinations such as Sydney and Brisbane, with additional offerings planned for Melbourne, Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island.

Featuring a variety of hand-picked durations and activities, Air Canada Vacations’ fully guided and self-guided tours in Australia are curated to cater to most travel styles, featuring four-star accommodations located in key areas, and domestic flights between cities (where applicable).

All Air Canada Vacations tour packages include flight, four-star hotel accommodations, hand-picked durations and activities available in a mix of fully guided and self-guided tours to suit the needs of each traveller.

Featured Australia tours

Tours featured in the program include:

Ocean to Hinterland, 11 days/nine nights: embark on an adventure on this four-day guided/five-day self-guided tour, exploring the city and rainforest on your journey through New South Wales. Visit a koala sanctuary, take a river cruise, discover the marine life of Tangalooma and stroll through the rainforest at Lamington National Park in Queensland.

Heritage and Grand Pacific, 11 days/9 nights: take an exciting tour through Sydney and the Blue Mountains, explore the capital city of Canberra and stop to marvel at the wildlife and landscape of Jervis Bay on this four-day guided/five-day self-guided driving tour of the beautiful South Coast of Australia.

Mountains, Beach and Wine, 12 days/10 nights: cruise Sydney Harbour, relax by the beach, and drive off through the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley, visiting vineyards along the way with this exciting three-day guided/seven-day self-guided tour set against Sydney’s dramatic backdrop. Indulge in diverse foods, taste Australia’s most famous wines, enjoy beach time and explore Sydney’s five national parks.

East Coast Beaches and Bays, 14 days/12 nights: discover all that the east coast has to offer in this three-day guided/nine-day self-guided tour with the flexibility to travel by car at your own pace, discovering Sydney’s vibrant cityscape, famed Opera House and Harbour Bridge, beach-hopping to iconic Bondi Beach, then off to catch some waves at Manly beach, continuing the journey onto Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Highlights of Australia, 14 days/12 nights: enjoy the exciting cities of Sydney, Cairns and Brisbane in this fully guided tour with its enchanting wildlife, natural beauty and multicultural ambiance. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, the Botanic Garden of Mount Tomah and a wealth of other natural wonders.

Coming soon

Icons of Australia, 17 days/15 nights: a delight for the senses, experience the best of Australia on this fully guided tour that allows you to discover Brisbane, Carins, Uluru and Sydney. Visit a koala sanctuary, experience the Tangalooma Island Resort, take a rainforest hike, enjoy a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and top things off with a gourmet picnic at Ayers Rock and a hike through Walpa Gorge. See, learn, and taste all that Australia has to offer.

To learn more about Australia guided tours, please visit the Air Canada Vacations website here.

Air Canada Vacations will continue to broaden horizons by adding leisure tours to more Air Canada destinations in the near future, offering travellers enhanced opportunities to createunforgettable experiences across the globe. Stay tuned for more details.