Enjoy a Christmas like no other to the gateway of Queensland’s tropical north. Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance. Combined with the best of the regions attractions and a sumptuous Christmas Lunch at the Reef Casino, what can be a more rewarding way to spend this festive time than in Cairns.
Arriving into Brisbane City today and depart for Cairns at 3.45pm on the Spirit of Queensland Train in your Premium Economy Seats or Deluxe Rail Beds with all meals included plus pamper pack with the evening bed turn down. (All meals provided on the train for Rail Beds)
Note: Interstate Guests with flights, will arrive in Brisbane today and transfer via Skytrain to meet the Spirit of Queensland for your journey to Cairns
Note; If making your way to Cairns under own arrangements, please see Day 2 for details
Arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be meet by our friendly Tour Host and transferred to Cairns Queenslander with time to freshen up before enjoying dinner
Meals ( D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
If you are arriving today under your own arrangements, please arrive in the afternoon and make your way to the Cairns Queenslander Hotel. Check in will be pre-arranged for you and we ask that you meet the Tour Host for dinner this evening in our hotel at 6pm.
(D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
Following breakfast we will travel by Skyrail up the mountain range to the Kuranda Village. You will have time to wander through the markets and taste the local cuisine before we meet our coach and travel back to Cairns and call in to the Botanical Gardens with time to walk through the lush Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants. We will then return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner
Meals (B, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
Breakfast then depart Northwards for the drive along the Coral Coast Road which has been referred to as Queenslands equivalent to the Great Ocean Rd, with beautiful views of the Coral Sea and coastline. Arriving in Mossman Gorge for our tour of this magnificent ancient gorge. Then onto the Daintree River for our boat cruise, seeing crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat. We will then depart for Iconic Port Douglas, with time to wander around the township and purchase lunch if you wish before we return in time for dinner this evening.
Meals (B, MT, on cruise, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
The big day has arrived !!!! This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast with a build up to the Main Event. We will be transferred late morning to the Reef Hotel Casino for a wonderful Christmas Lunch with all the special trimmings to ensure you have a memorable day. When we have had our fill our host will call us all to board the coach and make our way back to the Hotel to recover and relax this late afternoon before meeting for a light supper this evening.
Meals (B, Xmas Lunch Casino, Light Supper) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
Breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning followed by lunch at the famous Dundess Restaurant. We then depart for an enjoyable Harbor Cruise along Trinity Inlet. Upon return you will have optional free time to wander through Cairns City, walk along the Esplanade and Marine foreshore precinct at The Pier, or pop into the Reef Casino for a quick flutter if you wish. The coach will return to the hotel after the cruise if you wish not to take optional time in Cairns City. Dinner tonight at our Hotel
Meals (B,L,D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
This morning following breakfast we will depart on the Spirit of Queensland Train travelling to our home destination enjoying the company of your new found friends.
Meals (B) Overnight Train
Note: If you are making your own return arrangements, please check out by 10am and continue your wonderful holiday
Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving into Brisbane at 9.30am with cherished memories of both the Australian Outback and the vast Gulf Region of Australia.
Note: Interstate Guests with flights, will transfer back via Skytrain to Brisbane airport for your return flight home.
Tour starts and completes in Brisbane if travelling by Rail, or Cairns if arriving under own arrangements
Coach Touring with Commentary
Cairns Queenslander Accomodation
Christmas Lunch Reef Casino
*Double/Twin, Single ADD $390