Independent Post-Cruise Options

President’s Council Cruise: Independent Post-Cruise Options

Option 1 – Sydney Hotel Package

January 24–26 // 2020

Spend two nights at the Marriott Sydney Circular Quay in the heart of the city and explore Sydney at your leisure.

Itinerary

Friday, January 24, 2020 // Sydney, Australia

Disembark the ship in Sydney and meet your driver for your short group transfer to the hotel.  Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Marriot Sydney Circular Quay – Unwind at this sophisticated 5-star hotel
Located in the bustling heart of the city, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay welcomes guests with superb service, luxury amenities, and a prime location. Guests are near dining, fashion, and entertainment hot spots, as well as top attractions, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, The Rocks, and Hyde Park. Recharge inside spacious, modern rooms that feature plush bedding, mini-refrigerators, mini-bars, 24-hour room service, ergonomic workstations, and free Wi-Fi.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 // Sydney at Leisure

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a day at leisure in Sydney, both a laid-back beachside town and a thriving metropolis that boasts some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best surf, landmarks, and activities. Watch a show at the iconic Opera House, explore The Rocks and Darling Harbour, unwind at Bondi or Manly Beach, or take a peaceful stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden – the day is yours to do as you please. (B)

Sunday, January 26, 2020 // Depart Sydney

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect to your international flight. (B)

Inclusions and Pricing

Inclusions:

Includes 2 nights accommodation in Sydney at Marriott Sydney Circular Quay in a Deluxe City View Room, daily breakfast, private group transfer from cruise port to hotel, and private group transfer from hotel to airport. Please note these post-cruise options are independent programs and are not hosted by Purdue President’s Council or Global Tracks staff.

Price:

$449 per person, double occupancy
$849 per single

Option 2 – Great Barrier Reef

January 24–27 // 2020

Discover the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest while spending three nights in Cairns, Australia at Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort.

Itinerary

Friday, January 24, 2020 // Depart Sydney, Australia and Fly to Cairns

Disembark the ship in Sydney and meet your driver for your group transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Once you arrive in Cairns, transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Cairns. Set between the stunning twin backdrops of the mountain ranges and a sparkling Coral Sea, Cairns has the sophistication of resorts, restaurants, entertainment, and boutique shopping all within a lush tropical setting.

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort – Rediscover fun at this luxury 5-star hotel
Centrally located at the northern end of Cairns iconic waterfront Esplanade, Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort features 311 stylish rooms and suites, three restaurants and bars including Cairns’ highest rooftop bar, Rocco, an expansive lagoon pool and private beach, and the stunning Eléme Day Spa.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 // Full-Day Great Barrier Reef

After breakfast at the hotel, board your vessel to commence a full-day cruise to Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Upolu Reef. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran to visit two destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. The first destination is Upolu Cay which is a naturally formed coral cay with crystal clear protected shallow waters. Experience a glass bottom boat trip or relax and unwind, lazing in the crystal sparkling waters where you can swim, snorkel, and dive (diving is an additional charge). During lunch, cruise to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef where you can snorkel or dive the amazing “Wonder Wall” on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. (B, L)

Sunday, January 26, 2020 // Full-Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Tour

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and travel to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Cruise on the Daintree River and explore this wildlife environment of birds, tree snakes, unique plants, and the estuarine crocodile. Drive to Cape Tribulation, winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Finally, visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre before boarding your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. (B, L)

Monday, January 27, 2020 // Depart Cairns

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect to your international flight. (B)

Inclusions and Pricing

Inclusions:

Includes 3 nights accommodation in Cairns at Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort in a Sea Room, daily breakfast, private group transfer from cruise port to Sydney airport, flight from Sydney to Cairns, private roundtrip group airport transfers in Cairns, full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise with lunch, and full-day Daintree Rainforest tour with lunch. Please note these post-cruise options are independent programs and are not hosted by Purdue President’s Council or Global Tracks staff.

Price:

$1,149 per person, double occupancy
$1,689 per single