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  • 4 Days Perth & Rottnest Island Short Break

    Just off the coast of Fremantle lay a slice of paradise: home to blue skies, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Rottnest 'Rotto' Island is the perfect place to kick back and relax.

    'Rotto' – or Wadjemup to Noongar Aboriginal people – has long been the go-to destination for families on holiday. Although it's only about 19km offshore from Fremantle, this car-free, off-the-grid slice of paradise, ringed by secluded beaches and bays, feels a million miles away. Visit Rottnest Island and enjoy the highlights of Perth on this 4-day short break.

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    Meet the friendly locals on Rottnest Island!
    Meet the friendly locals on Rottnest Island!
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    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    Trip Highlights

     

    Get a taste of Perth and Rottnest Island with these fantastic highlights.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,209pp quad-share [+ $623 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • Beach-side
    • On the water
    • Markets
    • Sightseeing
    • Wildlife

    Cruise along the beautiful Swan River

    Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise offers the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline after sunset. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment onboard alongside an array of delicious food.

    Explore the historic Oliver Hill Battery

    Oliver Hill is located close to the centre of Rottnest Island and features military remnants from World War II. Explore this nationally significant defence heritage site on a tour with the Rottnest Island Voluntary Guides.

    More trip highlights:

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    Fremantle Prison tour

    Step inside, do time, and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991. Find out how a convict-built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration, and learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

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    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

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    Visit Perth Zoo

    Just five minutes from the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to 1,300 animals from around the world.

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    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

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    Visit the famous Kings Park

    Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays and services. Explore King Park's gorgeous Botanical Gardens and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway.


    View the itinerary for a comprehensive view of the trip highlights.

    Member Pricing

    Sapphire self-guided package
    Sapphire Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    From $1,209pp quad-share [+ $623 GCash credits]
    • 4 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 4 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 3 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 4 excellent excursions and activities
    • 3 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 1 restaurant dinner
    • 1 other inclusion

    FAQ: Single, twin-share and more

    What is twin-share, triple-share and quad-share?

    The share-basis is about accommodation pricing. It does not mean that you share a room with a stranger.

    "Twin-share" is where two people occupy a hotel room (open-plan style) or other accommodation such as an apartment, usually a couple or two friends. This is the normal way accommodation is priced. The price is shared between two people. Most accommodation properties (eg. hotels) offer rooms with king, queen or double beds. Most offer the option of "twin" beds as well which actually means two single beds to accommodate singles sharing, couples wanting space and so-on.

    "Triple share" is where three people occupy the accommodation and share the price. "Quad-share" is where four people occupy the accommodation and share the price. Family apartments and hotel rooms usually include a king, queen or double bed and one or more single beds to handle triple and quad-share arrangements. Sometimes other bedding configurations are available as well.

    What is a seasonal adjustment?

    Some accommodation providers, especially in very popular holiday locations, have higher room rates for busy holiday periods (usually spring and summer holidays). We must make an allowance for those price variations if applicable.

    What is a single supplement?

    A "single supplement" applies to single travellers who want a room to themselves. Because the price is not shared, a "single supplement" applies. This additional amount is based on the single covering the entire accommodation component of the trip that would normally be split between two or more people.

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    * Limits may apply to group bookings. Details will be provided at the time of final pricing.

    Member offer

    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis unless stated otherwise and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

    Not yet a member?

    Simply submit a booking enquiry and we'll automatically provide you with a 3-month Travel Club Trial account. No payment is required and you get instant access to member prices.

    Inclusions

     

    Our aim with this trip is to give you and your group a taste of Perth's highlights and provide exceptional value while keeping the dollars as low as possible.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,209pp quad-share [+ $623 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    "Western Australia's picturesque and rugged beauty was made to be explored."

    This is a first-class itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

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    Inclusions list:

    hotel
    2 nights accommodation in Fremantle

    Located right next to the Harbour

    Under the baking WA sun, Fremantle is a boho harbour town with a sea-salty soul to burn. Spend 2 nights in Fremantle and explore its quirky streets, sample its flavour, and marvelling at its Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

    Studio rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.5+; Breakfast available (surcharge applies).
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    1 night accommodation on Rottnest Island

    Spacious rooms

    The white sand and turquoise waters of Rottnest Island await you; spend 1 night on this gorgeous island and explore everything it has to offer. Situated in the town's centre, this accommodation provides easy access to restaurants and the island's top attractions.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 3.7+.
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    SeaLink Perth to Rottnest Island return ferry

    Begin and end your Rottnest Island journey onboard SeaLink's comfortable, air-conditioned ferry.

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    Swan River dinner cruise

    Cruise the tranquil Swan River

    Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise offers the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline after sunset. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment onboard alongside an array of delicious food.

    local_activity
    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Rottnest Island tour

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

    local_activity
    Fremantle Prison tour

    Prison tour

    Step inside, do time, and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991. Find out how a convict-built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration, and learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

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    Visit Perth Zoo

    Perth Zoo

    Just five minutes from the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to 1,300 animals from around the world.

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    4 day's car hire

    Embark on a self-guided short break to Perth & Rottnest Island. Kick back, relax, and enjoy fun-filled days with your friends.

    or similar; Suits max. psns w/luggage; , Air con. Zero excess applies.
    restaurant
    3 breakfasts

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 3 breakfasts are included on this trip.

    3 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 1 restaurant dinner
    restaurant
    3 lunches

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 3 lunches are included on this trip.

    3 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 1 restaurant dinner
    restaurant
    1 dinner

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 1 dinner included on this trip.

    3 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 1 restaurant dinner

    Exclusions and options:

    • Other meals can be arranged at an affordable price
    • A professional tour director is available for medium to large groups

    Other information:

    • Add extra nights wherever you want and pay the lowest member rates
    • Flexible group size (6 or more)
    • Tour director notes supplied for great organisation and more fun
    • Self-drive package available for couples
    • Hand-picked, top-rated hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Variety of optional excursions and tours

    All packages include:

    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary and travel documents

    Other information:

    This tour package is entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your group's interests and number of participants.

    Some substitution of activities might be required subject to travel date and/or day of week as not all activities operate seven days a week.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

     

    Discover all the highlights of Perth on this 4 day short break; wonder the Victorian styled streets of Fremantle, take in the spectacular skyline views of the city in Kings Park, and discover your slice of paradise on Rottnest Island. Giving you just a taste of what this spectacular state has to offer, there's no doubt you'll be back for more!

    "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag

    Your day-to-day itinerary:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,209pp quad-share [+ $623 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

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    DAY 1
    PERTH - FREMANTLE (1 NIGHT)

    Under the baking WA sun, Fremantle is a boho harbour town with sea-salty soul to burn. Like Valparaiso in Chile, old-town ‘Freo’ is a tight nest of streets with an atmospherically faded cache of Victorian and Edwardian buildings. And like any port, the world washes in on the tide and washes out again, leaving the locals buzzing with global zeitgeist.

    Your hire car:

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    4 day's car hire

    Embark on a self-guided short break to Perth & Rottnest Island. Kick back, relax, and enjoy fun-filled days with your friends.

    About today:

    Enjoy the city as you cruise down the Swan River

    Explore the historic streets of Fremantle

    Join us as we take in the must-see sights of Perth and Fremantle. Boarding our luxurious minivan, our first stop is gorgeous Kings Park. Walk among the treetops and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway before returning to the minivan and continuing to Fremantle.

    Enjoy a picturesque drive along Cottesloe Beach before munching down on a delicious meal at Capri Restaurant. After checking-in to our accommodation, the afternoon is yours to explore the streets of historic Fremantle. If you are travelling between Friday and Sunday, you will catch the renowned Fremantle Markets. In the evening, relax on a serene dinner cruise along the Swan River, passing exclusive riverside suburbs, the Royal Perth Yacht Club and the University of WA.

    Located right next to the Harbour
    A range of fantastic facilities to enjoy
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    2 nights accommodation in Fremantle

    Under the baking WA sun, Fremantle is a boho harbour town with a sea-salty soul to burn. Spend 2 nights in Fremantle and explore its quirky streets, sample its flavour, and marvelling at its Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

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    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.

    Activities:

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    Swan River dinner cruise

    Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise offers the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline after sunset. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment onboard alongside an array of delicious food.

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    DAY 2
    FREMANTLE - ROTTNEST ISLAND (1 NIGHT)

    Just 19 km off the coast of Perth City, but an entire world away, lies the sunny holiday island of Rottnest, blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world's finest beaches and pristine bays.

    About today:

    Meet the friendly locals on Rottnest Island!

    Journey through the beautiful Rottnest Island

    Enjoy a decadent breakfast at Duck Duck Bruce before embarking on a ferry to Rottnest Island. Located 19 kilometres off the mainland, this car-free nature reserve is home to spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays and unique wildlife. You’re sure to encounter a quokka, which can only be found on Rottnest.

    We will learn all about Rotto’s colourful history on a comprehensive hop-on/hop-off bus tour of the island, stopping at some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the majestic lookout point at the rugged West End. We will make a stop at Frankie’s On Rotto for lunch before continuing our journey.

    In the afternoon, we will check-in to our accommodation and spend the rest of the day relaxing at leisure. Group dinner arrangements are optional but can be made upon request.

    With easy access to the surrounds
    Spacious rooms
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    1 night accommodation on Rottnest Island

    The white sand and turquoise waters of Rottnest Island await you; spend 1 night on this gorgeous island and explore everything it has to offer. Situated in the town's centre, this accommodation provides easy access to restaurants and the island's top attractions.

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    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
    restaurant
    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

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    DAY 3
    ROTTNEST ISLAND - FREMANTLE (1 NIGHT)

    About today:

    Tour the Fremantle Prison

    Journey back through time in the famous Fremantle Prison

    Enjoy your breakfast at Rottnest Bakery before heading off to Oliver Hill. Here, you will explore this nationally significant WWII defence heritage site on a guided tour. After the tour, you will have some free time to soak up last-minute experiences. In the afternoon, we will reunite as a group for lunch before returning to the pier for our ferry journey back to Fremantle.

    No trip to Fremantle would be complete without visiting the famed Fremantle Prison. Step inside, do time and explore the prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991 on a guided tour of the main cell block and exercise yards. Following your exciting prison experience, we will check-in to our accommodation before dining at Manuka Woodfire Kitchen.

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    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
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    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
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    Enjoy dinner this evening
    Served at a hand-picked restaurant. Dine on excellent local produce and enjoy friendly hospitality.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Fremantle Prison tour

    Step inside, do time, and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991. Find out how a convict-built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration, and learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

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    DAY 4
    FREMANTLE - RETURN HOME

    WA is full of adventures waiting to be discovered. Travel further, stay for longer and explore the wonders only WA can offer. Share the water with wild dolphins, or see the gorges of Kalbarri from a new perspective, in WA there's more in store than you could ever see.

    About today:

    Fremantle's famous Fishing Boat Harbour

    Relax with a coffee at Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour

    Today marks the final day of your Short Break. After breakfast, we will stroll Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour before visiting the famed Perth Zoo.

    In the afternoon, say goodbye to your friends and begin your journey home.

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    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Visit Perth Zoo

    Just five minutes from the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to 1,300 animals from around the world.

    Accommodation

     

    All accommodation is carefully selected to meet the high standards defined by our accreditation system. Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,209pp quad-share [+ $623 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    Accommodation standards applied:

    Fremantle

    Located right next to the Harbour

    A range of fantastic facilities to enjoy

    Under the baking WA sun, Fremantle is a boho harbour town with a sea-salty soul to burn. Spend 2 nights in Fremantle and explore its quirky streets, sample its flavour, and marvelling at its Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

    Example Property Type:
    Holiday Apartments
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.5 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Studio

    Rottnest Island

    With easy access to the surrounds

    Spacious rooms

    The white sand and turquoise waters of Rottnest Island await you; spend 1 night on this gorgeous island and explore everything it has to offer. Situated in the town's centre, this accommodation provides easy access to restaurants and the island's top attractions.

    Example Property Type:
    Lodge
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    3.7 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel Standards

    Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.


    Shown above are examples of the type and quality of accommodation to be supplied. When ready to proceed, we will confirm available accommodation at that time including any examples given here where possible. Any changes to accommodation will be approved by you prior to bookings being placed. Actual accommodation might need to be changed subject to availability and with the aim of working within the package price.

    FAQ's for This Package

    Flights are not included in this package. If required, we'll happily price flights for you to suit your requirements along with transfers to and from the airport once the number of travelers is known. If you have accumulated Australian Escapes Free Flights vouchers, these can be used to reduce the overall price (limits will apply).

    All of our travel and tour packages are fully flexible. Each is a TEMPLATE to be used as a framework around which you can customise an itinerary to suit. The minimum numbers are flexible as well and groups can be as small as two people for a self-guided holiday. After discussion, we'll go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    Accommodation is supplied in Fremantle for 2 nights and Rottnest Island for 1 night. It will be hotel style rated Bronze Standard or above. This means high quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and high quality.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing. Also shown are exclusions.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) Many will show "Join a departure" dates to suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for your group size as pricing is often affected by the number of people.

    When you arrive at each destination on your trip your tour director will show you around and point out places of interest. A professional tour director is provided and recommended for exclusive charters of 20 or more people. A group trip organiser may also fill this role.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) "Join departure" tour types are tours where you can join a tour group leaving on various departure dates. This suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for an exclusive charter to suit your group.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van depending on group size. It means that you drive yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a professional driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required. A "fully-guided" bus tour is operated by a driver-guide or tour director. There are usually preset departures that you can join. Fully-guided tours can also be arranged exclusively for a group and this is called a "group charter".

    We will recommend accommodation to meet your preferences. All accommodation is selected using our exclusive hotel rating system. You can then change the accommodation if prferred. Often you will also have a choice of accommodation types at the recommended accommodation properties. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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    FAQ: Tour package types and flexibility

    What is a "Self-guided" tour?

    This means you are in full control of your trip including driving. You will have a rental car (uncluded in the package) to get you around. The vehicle size varies according to preference and/or group size. Self-guided is aimed at singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people.

    Our job is to organise most things for you in advance saving you a lot of time, stress and money. You'll receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide to fill in the gaps. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and to do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Group-guided" tour?

    Group-guided is aimed at groups of 12 or more people. "Group-guided" means you or another person runs the tour as would a tour director. A tour coach and professional driver is supplied.

    The included "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" helps you run the tour, plus you receive a FREE Lonely Planet guide. Included is a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information as a well as a driver itinerary.

    We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Fully-guided" tour?

    Fully-guided tours are aimed at larger groups on a charter basis, the same as "Group-guided", except that the tour is run by a professional tour director.

    Transport is a tour coach and professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously. A fully-guided tour means everyone can relax including the trip organiser.

    What is a "Join departure" tour?

    You join a fully-guided tour that starts on an available departure date. Small and large groups can join a departure, however the tour is focused on the interests of the broader group. You can appoint a leader specifically for your group if preferred to focus on separate interests.

    The tour is run by a professional tour director. Transport can vary from a 8 to 12-seater commuter bus, driven by the tour director, up to a 54-seat luxury coach with professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance and there is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

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