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Explore the Great Down Under with Singles 5o+! Our custom, private journey featuring the best wine regions🍷 and natural habitats 🦘takes us from Adelaide to Melbourne to experience the southern coast of Australia in style!  Add our optional, 3 night package and ring in the New Year in Sydney, where the New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular is the world’s best! 🎆

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Australia is a top Bucket List Destination and traveling Down Under with fellow singles makes it even more enjoyable. We’ll journey through Melbourne, Warrnambool, Naracoorte, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide for an off the beaten track experience like a local.

Looking to extend your vacation Down Under? Come in early for our New Zealand New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise!

Ring in the New Year with our 3 Night Sydney Option including the world’s most spectacular fireworks display! Simply add it to your cart when you check out.  See full itinerary for details. 

INCLUSIVE FEATURES OF OUR TOUR:

  • 8 Nights Accommodations in 4 Iconic, Scenic Locations: (2) Adelaide, (2) Kangaroo Island, (3) Melbourne, (1) Geelong (Great Ocean Road)*
  • 16 Meals: 8 Breakfasts (B), 5 Gourmet & Picnic Lunches (L) and 3 Dinners (D), 2 Days of Wine Tasting (W); This will provide an opportunity to join new friends and plan out your days!
  • Two (2), One Way Air Tickets Between Sydney & Adelaide on January 2; Kangaroo Island & Melbourne on January 6
  • Tours & Experiences: 
    • Adelaide: Barossa Valley with 3 Winery Visits & Chef Prepared Barossa Feast Lunch, Scenic Adelaide Hills Tour
    • Adelaide: Scenic Ferry Ride from Fleurieu Peninsula to Kangaroo Island & Return to Adelaide
    • Kangaroo Island: Wildlife Viewing (Kangaroos, Wallabies & Koalas), Beach Walk with Kangaroos & Seal Bay Conservation Park
    • Kangaroo Island: Flinders Chase National Park, Admiral’s Arch, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Cape du Couedic’s Colony of long-nosed fur seals, Picturesque Remarkable Rocks
    • Great Ocean Road: Majestic Costal Drive to View Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Forest Walk at Otway Ranges, Mornington Peninsula
    • Phillip Island: Koala Conservation Center, Churchill Island, Antarctic Journey & Penguin Parade
    • Melbourne: Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Afternoon Snack
    • Melbourne: Yarra Valley Winery Tour with Wine Pairing Lunch at De Bartoli Winery, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
  • Airport to Hotel Group Transportation in Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Melbourne
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Intimate Group allows us to get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, & get to know the locals.
  • Custom and Carefully Designed Vacation Elements so You Don’t Have to Plan, Just Show Up!
  • Services of a Friendly, Professional, Concierge Leader throughout our Trip
  • View Member Profiles and Meet Fellow Travelers Online Before You Go.
  • Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation – Topics Include Optional Tours, What to Pack, Who’s Coming Early etc., to Assist Members in Coordinating Activities in Advance. Create your own Topic and have fun!
  • Exclusively Singles Only Events and the Company of Other Like Minded Members with a Passion for Travel
  • Hotel Taxes & Service Charges

UNIQUE SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS:

  • PREMIUM MEMBERS Save on Your Own Space™ Join Today!  
  • Breakfast Club™ Each Morning
  • Singles Travel International, Friendly Professional Concierge commitment to an exceptional member experience assures that you get the most from your vacation
  • Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy Life!
  • Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation – Plan your Trip, Compare Excursions and Make New Friends!
  • Virtual Pre-Trip Get-Together to plan excursions and more!
  • Free Membership to SingleLife.Today, our 365 online community for singles ages 50+

*Hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Singles Travel International. We reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time. Inclusive features are subject to revision to accommodate local weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. 

Itinerary

Mon, Dec 30:  Sydney, Australia – Arrival to Sydney for our Optional, 3 Night New Year’s Eve Package
Tue, Dec 31:  New Year’s Eve Celebration in Sydney, Australia
Wed, Jan 1:  Sydney, Australia
Thu, Jan 2:  Sydney, Australia – Fly to Adelaide, Australia – Main Tour Begins Make this an epic down under experience by adding our New Zealand New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise from December 19-Jan 2, and begin here for the second half of your adventure!
Fri, Jan 3:  Barossa Valley Wine Tasting & Gourmet Lunch
Sat, Jan 4:  Kangaroo Island, Australia
Sun, Jan 5:  Kangaroo Island, Australia
Mon, Jan 6:  Fly from – Kangaroo Island to Melbourne, Australia
Tue, Jan 7:  Great Ocean Road
Wed, Jan 8:  Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island
Thu, Jan 9:  Melbourne, Australia – Yarra Valley
Fri, Jan 10:  Depart Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney Option Begins: Monday, December 30, 2024
Main Tour Begins: Thursday, January 2, 2025
Tour Ends: Saturday, January 10, 2025

Make this the ultimate vacation by combining our New Zealand New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise from Sydney December 20-January 2! If you choose to combine, omit booking the 3 night Sydney option (December 30-January 2) as part of this land program January 2-10.  Your cruise includes 1 night in Sydney on December 19-20, before we depart for New Zealand.  

Day 1- Monday, December 30, 2024 – Sydney (Optional) 

Arrive at any time and transfer, on your own, to the hotel. Once checked in, begin exploring Sydney, at leisure. Please note that normal check-in times apply, but the hotel will store your luggage. For those arriving earlier in the day, take a stroll along the waterfront or the Rocks area to admire the Sydney Opera House. The city’s most iconic landmark was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1973. Around two million people, from all over the world, come to see concerts and cultural performances at the the Opera House each year. We recommend that you take an optional guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site to discover its history, folklore, and iconic appeal on January 1 when it’s open to the public. It is worth a visit just to hear the impressive sound of the grand organ, which took 10 years to build! With more than 10,000 pipes, it is the largest mechanical organ in the world.

We also recommend a visit to the Australian Museum, Bondi Beach, or Darling Harbour. Be sure to connect with your fellow travelers back at the hotel at 6 p.m. for happy hour and an early dinner. We imagine that everyone will have a bit of jet lag.

Dinner, and the rest of the night, are at your leisure.

Overnight:
Sydney – Grace Hotel

Day 2- Tuesday, December 31, 2024 – Sydney  (B, D) 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your day at leisure to explore Sydney.

This evening, it’s time to dress up for the New Year festivities with your new friends! Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular is the world’s best, and there’s no better vantage point than from the water. We’ve secured your place inside the exclusion zone with prime viewing positions for the spectacular Harbour Bridge finale aboard our vessel.  Enjoy a 4-course Dinner including Midnight Supper, Bottomless French Champagne, Cellarman’s selection of premium beverages, Live Music to dance the night away, Ocean Deck seating and Access to outside decks excluding Star Deck for fireworks viewing.  Happy New Year!

Overnight: Sydney – Grace Hotel

Day 3- Wednesday, January 1, 2025 – Sydney (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your day at leisure to explore Sydney. 

Today is a free day to wander the captivating city of Sydney. Spend a relaxing day strolling the main streets, lined with boutiques and restaurants and perhaps join a 1 hour tour of Sydney Opera House.  Seeking more nature?  Opt for a day trip to the Blue Mountains.

Evening is at leisure. Enjoy an early dinner, in town, with time to repack for your departure for Adelaide in the morning on Quantas #737 departing at 11:35 a.m.

Overnight: Sydney – Grace Hotel

Day 4- Thursday, January 2, 2025 – Adelaide (B)

Enjoy a quick breakfast before checking out of our hotel and transferring to the airport for our morning flight to Adelaide (Quantas #737 departing at 11:35 a.m.)  At the airport, we’ll meet up with our members who just disembarked from the Edge, visiting New Zealand. Edge members are picked up at the port and transferred to the airport along with our Concierge, Cory! Let’s continue the adventure and start making brand new friends!

Upon arrival in Adelaide, we’ll be met by our local driver/guide who will transfer us to our hotel, giving us a brief city tour en route.

This evening is at leisure to explore the restaurant options for dinner in town with new friends.  Our Singles Travel International Concierge will have several suggestions.

Overnight: Adelaide – Hilton Adelaide

Day 5- Friday, January 3, 2025 – Barossa Valley Wine Tasting (B,L,W)

Enjoy breakfast together at the Hilton before setting off on our exciting day! Get ready for a day akin to lifestyles of the rich & famous – tour, wine tasting and gourmet lunch in the Barossa Valley!

With exquisite cellar door experiences across three World Class Wineries, well have the opportunity to taste close to 25 wines, and enjoy a Chef prepared Barossa feast for lunch from the award-winning Salters Kitchen.

Relax and enjoy expert commentary from one of our knowledgeable tour guides as we head to the Barossa Valley, traveling the scenic route through the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Look out for Kangaroos, Emus and marvel at the changing landscape as we approach the Barossa Valley and glimpse our first vines. Time to awaken your taste buds with our first tasting at one of the most photographed buildings in the Barossa, the stunning Chateau Yaldara. Immerse in the grandeur of our surroundings as the host takes us through a beautiful, structured wine tasting. Theres time to explore the property, walk around the grounds, take photos by the fountain, and explore the hidden tunnels that lie beneath this spectacular Chateau.

Our next stop is the quaint country town of Tanunda, where we’ll amble along the high street, browse in the local shops, maybe grab a coffee, take a seat and have a relaxing 20 mins of watching the world go by.

After lunch and the conclusion of our Barossa Valley experience, our tour continues with picturesque scenery along the way back to our hotel for the evening.

Our Concierge is ready to recommend wonderful options for those who still have an appetite.

Overnight: Adelaide – Hilton Adelaide

Day 6- Saturday, January 4, 2025 – Kangaroo Island (B,L,D)

Enjoy an early breakfast as a group before meeting our local guide for our scenic coach ride to Cape Jervis.  Along the way, we’ll enjoy picturesque scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula and its vineyards, coasts and rolling hills. From Cape Jervis, we’ll take a ferry to Kangaroo Island where we’ll meet our local guide who will teach us all about this unique eco location.  Today we’ll visit several island habitats to see the vast wildlife that lives here lives here, without the threat of introduced species.

Listen to the chorus of the vast birdlife high in the eucalyptus trees, many of which are unique to the island, and keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and an abundance of wildflowers. Arrive at Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach and the sand dunes. Dont worry, youll be standing at a safe distance from these wonderful, endangered creatures. After, visit an exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic-style lunch, followed by a walk along the beach. Keep an eye out for koalas, Tammar wallabies and echidnas and listen out for Australias rarest cockatoo – the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo. Later, watch the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin their evening grazing on the open pastures.

Later we’ll return to our hotel for a 2 course dinner with new friends.

Overnight:
Kangaroo island  Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge 

Day 7- Sunday, January 5, 2025 – Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B,L,D)

Enjoy breakfast as a group before meeting our local guide.

We’ll first travel to the islands western side and discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park – one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. Making up almost 20 per cent of the land, most of this park is a Wilderness Protection Area and home to various flora and fauna unique to Kangaroo Island. See Admirals Arch, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Weirs Cove and Cape du Couedics colony of 10,000 long-nosed fur seals. Discover the picturesque formations of the Remarkable Rocks – these granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliffs edge, which plunges 75 m into the Southern Ocean.

We’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch in a secluded location.

Depending on time and island conditions, our guides have said they will strive fit in a visit to some local island producers on one of the 2 days we are touring – these include a family-owned eucalyptus oil refinery and a honey farm, a third-generation family business and home to the only pure strain of Ligurian Bee in the world. Fingers crossed for mother nature!

After an inspiring day on this unique island habitat, we’ll have dinner included together at a spot chosen by our local guide. We’ll be keeping it simple and early in order to be “up and at’em” for our morning flight tomorrow (Quantas #2143 departing at 9:45 a.m.) to Melbourne.

Overnight: Kangaroo island  Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge 

Day 8- Monday, January 6, 2025 – Melbourne (B)

Rise and shine for our flights to Melbourne (Quantas #2143/#682 departing at 9:45 a.m.). Enjoy a quick breakfast before we check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport.

On arrival in Melbourne, we’ll meet our local guide and private coach for a transfer to our hotel.  We’ll check in and embark on a wonderful walking tour of the city at 3:00 p.m.

Lanes and Arcades Tour
Join this indulgent walk through Melbourne’s beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover artisan and specialty retailers, and see quirky cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and learn of historic tales in these walkways. Soak in the city via all 5 senses and engage with passionate creatives. There is something for everyone.  Afternoon tea and a snack is included. This is a great way to get orientated so you have a plan to return to those places you like best in the coming days at your leisure. Return to our hotel for a bit of rest before dinner.

Our Singles Travel International Concierge will have plenty of options from which to choose tonight in this vibrant town.  After Dinner return to our hotel together with lots of laughter and feeling part of something special.

Overnight: Melbourne – Hilton Hotel Melbourne Little Queen Street

Day 9: Tuesday, January 7, 2025 – Melbourne (B,L)

After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll meet our local driver guide who will take us on a 2 Day adventure along the Great Ocean Road – pack an overnight bag as we’ll be staying overnight, storing your main luggage at the Hilton until we return tomorrow night.

Great Ocean Road & Overnight 

Depart the city and head out to experience this majestic coastal driving in style with your new friends and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world-famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting journey where we will stop for plenty of photo opportunities.  During the next 2 days we’ll get to see the stunning scenery this area is so well known for, with stops at Apollo Bay, the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Time and conditions permitting, we will enjoy a walk in the forest in the Otway Ranges. A truly unique day out, taking in the wonders of the Victorian Coastline. Lunch will be included.

Due to the distance to travel back to Melbourne, we will not head back into the city but instead overnight in Geelong. For those who wish to dine together, our Singles Travel International Concierge will offer options.

Overnight: Geelong – Rydges Hotel 

Day 10- Wednesday, January 8, 2025 – Melbourne (B,D)

Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island 

Enjoy breakfast and some free time this morning before reboarding our coach. We will travel to the Mornington Peninsula today crossing on the Queenscliff Ferry to Portsea, to avoid a long road journey that we passed during yesterday’s adventure.

Today we will enjoy time exploring the Monrington area and then heading to Phillip Island to see the Little Penguins famously known in this region. Our trip today include the 4 Park pass, and this allows us to access to the Koala Conservation center, Churchill Island, Antarctic Journey and the Penguin Parade with the Penguin Plus viewing area upgrade.

Together, we’ll enjoy an early, quick dinner at Rusty Water Bar and Restaurant on Phillip Island (0r similar) prior to the Penguin parade at 6:30 p.m.

We’ll reach Summerland Beach just before dusk for the Penguin Parade, one of Australia’s most popular natural tourist attractions. Witness the Penguin’s daily journey from the sea to the land.  Full of a day’s catch of fish, they return to their nests to feed their awaiting families.  Convenient boardwalks and platforms ensure a prefect view while safeguarding environmental and ecological protocols to protect the penguins. 

We’ll all transfer back to our Melbourne hotel reaching this around 10-11pm depending on road conditions etc

Overnight: Melbourne – Hilton Hotel Melbourne Little Queen Street

Day 11- Thursday, January 9, 2025 – Melbourne (B,L,W)

After breakfast together at our hotel, we’ll have a slightly later start for touring today, departing at 10 a.m., with a focus on exploring and savoring the specialties of the Yarra Valley.

We’ll head toward Ferntree Gully to ascend the Dandenong Ranges where we become enveloped by lush ferns and greenery amidst towering mountain ash.  Our journey continues across the Dandenong Ranges to the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley is a place of great beauty with a proud history of grape growing and wine making. Get ready to stop at several wineries for some sampling of the region’s finest wines.

Savor a wonderful 3 course lunch paired wines at the De Bartoli Winery, following a tour of the grounds and winery.

We’ll also visit Coombe Yarra Valley, once the home of world-famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Coombe Yarra Valley is a historic destination that includes a world class restaurant, wine experiences and guided tours of the original Melba Estate gardens.

Our last stop is the piece de resistance, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery!  What a great way to chill out at the end of our incredible day.

We’ll all return to our hotel at approximately 6:30 p.m. and out last night in Melbourne is at leisure. Our Singles Travel International Concierge will have plenty of recommendations! Restaurants and nightlife are abundant in this lively city, so there will be plenty of options to suit every taste.

Overnight: Melbourne – Hilton Hotel Melbourne Little Queen Street

Day 12- Friday, January 10, 2025 – Melbourne (B)

Cory, our Singles Travel International Concierge will have organized everyone’s transfer to the airport where we’ll say our farewells. Even though this is the end of our time together in Australia, we know that our friendships will last for a long time to come.

*Note: Itinerary and activities are subject to change at the discretion of our local operators without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes.

Optional tours and excursions are not included in the package and would be at an additional cost.

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PASSPORT MANDATORY A passport is required for US citizens. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately, or visit their website.

Visa: US Citizens are required to obtain a Visa prior to entering Australia. You can do so easily online for approximately $100 USD. Click here for more information. Please make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to receive the visa!

Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.

FLIGHT & PASSPORT INFO Two months prior to your vacation, you’ll receive an email with a link to upload your flight and passport information. This is important for us to be able to schedule your arrival and departure transfers.

INSURANCE Although travel insurance isn’t mandatory, we highly recommend it. In addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation. (Please see FAQ on Travel Insurance.)

If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days, or CLICK HERE to go directly to Travel Guard and request a policy quote. It only takes a few minutes.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

The tour begins with a flight from Sydney, Australia (SYD) in the morning of January 2, 2025, and ends on the morning of January 10, 2025 in Melbourne, Australia (MEL). Therefore the tour is 8 nights/9 days.

Note: Flights from North America may depart on December 31, 2024 , in order to arrive in Sydney on January 2. Your return flight from Melbourne Airport arrives in North America on the same day, so the actual length of the trip is 10 nights/11 days.

Have more time? 

December 30, 2024 – Jan 2, 2025: Ring in the New Year with our 3 Night Sydney Option, including the world’s most spectacular fireworks display! Simply add it to your cart when you check out.  See full itinerary for details. 

December 19, 2024 – Jan 2, 2025: Looking to extend your vacation Down Under, ring in the New Year with other singles your age and see New Zealand too?  Join our New Zealand New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise, for the back-to-back, 23 day experience!!

Note that if you join New Zealand New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise, you will not need to add the 3 night Sydney option before this tour.  Your cruise reservation includes 1 night in Sydney before we depart. 

As of Saturday, March 11, 2023, people traveling to Australia will not be required to show evidence of a negative pre-departure test for COVID-19. Also, it is no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel to and from Australia.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. Please schedule a physical check-up, before your trip, to discuss the type of trip in which you are participating with your physician.

You and your physician may access much more, very detailed health information for travelers (including tips on staying healthy while traveling) on the CDC website. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

A deposit is due at time of reservation, and final payment is due on September 11, 2024.

If you make a reservation after September 11, 2024, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.

Changing lives through traveling the world together is our “why” and we want to make it possible for every member to achieve their personal vacation dream goals.  Sometimes, it takes extra care and attention to helping you make it a reality.  Below are payment options to accommodate every need.

Final Payment Options

Credit Card
We’ve made paying your balance online as easy as 1-2-3! You’ll be able to see your balance directly within your Singles Travel International profile. Under the shopping cart icon, choose “Reservations and Payments” from the drop down to view your dashboard. To see how to use this NEW reservation and payment feature, watch this quick VIDEO. You may also call us at 877-765-6874 ext. 4 and provide us with your preferred payment information.

Check 
Contact our team at service@singlestravelintl.com and request the Pay-By-Check discount. Your final payment balance will be recalculated deducting the Pay-By-Check discount. Then be sure to mail your check with the revised balance total to our office so that it arrives by September 11, 2024, in order to secure your reservation and price.  Late payments will not be accepted. 

Mail checks payable to:
Singles Travel International
7491 N Federal Highway
Suite C5328
Boca Raton, FL 33487

IMPORTANT: If you pay online using your credit card on the Reservations & Payments dashboard, be aware that the discounted rate is no longer valid and that the higher price applies. We will contact you to collect the non-discounted price balance due.

Zelle® 
Contact our team at service@singlestravelintl.com and request the Zelle® discount. Your final payment balance will be recalculated deducting the Zelle® discount. Then be sure to send your payment with the revised balance total to EZPay@singlestravelintl.com so that it arrives by September 11, 2024, in order to secure your reservation and price.  Late payments will not be accepted. Should you pay via credit card, the discounted rate is no longer valid, and members will be charged the original non-discounted price.

Make sure that you are using the correct EZPay@singlestravelintl.com email address for Singles Travel International (listed as Tammy Weiler) because once you press “Send”, the payment cannot be canceled.  Singles Travel International is not responsible for payments sent to the incorrect Zelle® account. 

Customized Payment Plan
Find your dream trip and “Pay Over Time” to make your vacation goal a reality.  Contact our Accounting Team at 877-765-6874 ext 4 to set up a customized payment plan designed to meet your individual needs.

 

All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International at service@singlestravelintl.com and are subject to per person penalties as follows:

After deposit and at any time of cancellation, refunds may be requested less a minimum charge of $750 in addition to other penalties listed below.

*September 11, 2024 and October 31, 2024 – 50% penalty applies.

*After October 31, 2024 – 100% penalty applies

Air packages and air tickets are subject to cancellation policies imposed by the airlines.

Cancellations made prior to the final payment date of September 11, 2024, may request a Future Trip Credit for the Singles Travel International portion of $250 and our minimum cancellation fee will be waived, but not refunded. The Future Trip Credit may be used toward any future Singles Travel International vacation within 1 year of cancellation, for travel at any time. No refunds will be given on any unused portions of the trip. 

January 2, 2025
If you are not joining the tour from the cruise, nor taking advantage of our 3 Night Sydney option, make sure you are at the Hilton Adelaide, Australia by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2025. Our Concierge will be on site to meet and greet all of our members for our Welcome Meeting at the Hilton Adelaide.

If you choose our 3 Night package in Sydney for New Year’s Eve, your package includes a transfer from the hotel to the airport on January 2, to meet the group who just disembarked from the Edge.  We will all fly together to Adelaide!

Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by Singles Travel International. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate.

In order to accommodate singles from all over the world, our tours and cruises are priced as land/cruise only. Therefore, airfare is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.

Please review this section carefully before reserving your airline ticket.  We have several modules from which to choose and we matched your flight dates to make it easier to understand.  Note that it takes 2 calendar days to travel from North America to Australia because you cross the International Dateline, which adds an extra day.

December 28, 2024 – Depart the USA and fly into Sydney (SYD) if you are planning to join our Optional, 3 Night, New Year’s Eve in Sydney package, December 30, 2024 – January 2, 2025.

December 31, 2024 – Depart the USA and fly into Adelaide (ADL) if you only plan to join the 8 day Vistas, Vineyards and Kangaroos Singles Tour, January 2-10, 2025.

January 2, 2025 
Make sure you are at the Hilton Adelaide by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2025. Our Concierge will be on site to meet and greet all of our members, for our Welcome Meeting at the Hilton Adelaide.

If you chose our 3 Night package in Sydney for New Year’s Eve, your package includes a transfer from the hotel to the airport to meet the group who just disembarked from the Edge.  We will all fly together on January 2 to Adelaide on Qantas 737 Sydney/Adelaide 11:35A/1:10P (Included).

January 6, 2025
We will all fly together from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne on Qantas 2143/682 Kangaroo Island /Adelaide/Melbourne 9:45A/1:45P (Included).

 

January 10, 2025
Schedule your return flight from Melbourne (MEL) to depart anytime on Friday, January 10, 2025. In order to participate in our group departure transfer, please schedule your flight to depart after 11:30 a.m. We have included 1 group transfer based on typical USA bound departures from the international terminal for flights between 10:30-11:30am (Qantas and United to LAX) – if your flight is outside of this window we’ll facilitate a separate transfer for you and an additional charge may apply.

Looking to extend your vacation Down Under?  Start off  with our New Zealand New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise, December 19, 2024 – January 2, 2025!

Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.

Sydney, December 30, 2024: Arrival transfers are not included. Here are a couple of transfer options.

You may access taxis and ride-share services when you arrive. Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travelers. Rates to downtown will run approximately $45-$55.

If you’re looking for transfer services that provide transport between the airport and most Sydney suburbs and regional areas, you can find a range of providers CLICK HERE for more info.

There is also the airport train, AirportLink. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Also, once you make a reservation with Singles Travel International, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for coordinating taxi/shuttle shares!

Melbourne, January 10, 2o25: We have included 1 group transfer based on typical USA bound departures from the international terminal for flights between 10:30-11:30am (Qantas and United to LAX) – if your flight is outside of this window we’ll facilitate a separate transfer for you and an additional charge may apply.

 

Our tour does not include international airfare, 5 dinners, 3 lunches and extra hotel nights before or after the tour. You are responsible for alcoholic beverages (except when included in Singles Travel International events), incidentals such as laundry and phone calls, plus gratuities to local guides ($5-$10 per tour).

It has been our experience over 30 years that the best possible quality of service is achieved when our Singles Travel International Concierge Team is compensated by tips from our delighted members. This is their best incentive to make your vacation an exceptional experience and the recommended amount is ($15 per day). You will have an opportunity to reward your Concierge at the end of your tour. It is customary to tip, but of course, gratuities are at your discretion and are greatly appreciated for a job well done!

Our affordable Premium Memberships allows solo travelers the ability to have Your Own Space™️ for a lot less so that you never have to share. Review the special Premium Member rates on the Book Now page. You may join at the same time that you purchase your vacation or click here to learn more and purchase your membership.

Roommate matches are available by request if you already have a traveling companion. Contact us at 877-SOLO-TRIP to speak with one of our teammates to make your reservation.

 

 

Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every trip sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 31 years, we have perfected the singles vacation experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day. From the moment you join our tour, our Singles Travel International Concierge is waiting to meet you. Our first day begins with an orientation and the camaraderie builds as we go along. The nature of the trip is trying something new, challenging yourself and motivating those around you. The bonds that develop on our tours are by far the strongest and longest lasting.

Our “Baby Boomer” vacations cater to singles in their 50s and 60s but you will often meet singles ranging anywhere from 45-75. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages.

We recommend that you meet the members of the Singles Travel International Community online where you may view and interact with members via “Who’s Going” on every trip page. This is the best way to find out exactly who will be on your vacation.

Yes! Singles Travel International is the only singles vacation company that features a travel community where members may send messages to one another at any time. Once you make a reservation, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for finding out more about your fellow travel companions, coordinating taxi shares, setting up tours and more. Your trip chat is accessible from the trip page. Ask your Singles Travel International Reservation Guide for assistance.

Our program for 50+ singles also includes live online events plus a virtual Meet & Greet with your travel companions before you depart. View and get reminders for each event on our community page, www.SingleLife.Today.  Be sure to sign up today so that you don’t miss out on anything!

A valid passport is required for travel to Australia. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.

US Citizens are required to obtain a Visa prior to entering Australia. Singles Travel International has NOT included the visa cost in your tour package. You must download the Australian ETA App on your phone and apply for your visa via the app. Click here for a step-by-step guide as well as “How To” videos to assist you with the application.
Cost: There is a service charge of AUD20 ($13 USD) to use the Australian ETA app. There is no other charge payable for an ETA.
Processing times: In most cases you will be notified of the result of your ETA application immediately. Your application may take longer if you do not complete the application process correctly or we require further information. We recommend that you apply well ahead of when you want to travel.

Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.

If you have dual citizenship, please email us at service@singlestravelintl.com to advise immediately for proper issuance.

We recommend that you also make copies of your passport, visa, driver’s license, photo identification card and/or birth certificate in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your original documents.

It’s summertime in the southern hemisphere! We chose the southern region for our tour because of its more pleasant summer temps compared to the northern regions.

The average temperature in Sydney & Adelaide in January ranges from a high of 81°F (27°C) to a low of 69°F (20°C). Some would describe it as pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze.  Melbourne is a pleasant mid 70s by day and a bit cooler at night.

 

Currently, most airlines will allow you to check two bags, weighing 50 pounds each, for a fee. In addition, you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.

Please note that the max luggage allowance on domestic flights within Australia is 1 checked bag (44 lbs/20 kgs) and 1 carry on (15 lbs/7 kgs) per person. Any additional luggage is subject to airline fees and is not included.

We are visiting Australia during their summer. We anticipate that the lowest temps will be in the high 60s to low 70s but may reach high 80s, after all, it’s mother nature! We chose the southern region for our tour because of its more pleasant summer temps compared to the northern regions.

As always, for traveling, we recommend that you pack layers with 3 main colors and accessories. Start with pants and shorts and a few T-shirts, add a light sweater or sweatshirt and then a water/wind proof jacket with a hood, just in case. Comfortable walking shoes are a must with extra socks in case you get wet.

Packing Tips: Take only what you need; don’t over pack. Save room for souvenirs and purchases. Pack flat and full to avoid wrinkling. Bring wardrobe basics; mix and match 1-3 colors. Don’t pack anything valuable, fragile or perishable. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Our tour is moderately active with a lot of walking.

Essential Items: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.

– A smile and an open minded attitude
– Notepad, reading material and a travel journal to write all about your experience.
– Bathing suit, we have our own indoor pool!
– Sunglasses, sun block, sun hat or visor
– A good, comfortable pair of broken-in walking shoes
– A pair of shoes for restaurants (loafers, sandals, etc.)
– Ladies will want to bring a nicer warm wrap and gentlemen a nicer jacket, for evening wear.
– Water Resistant Jacket with light lining and/or collapsible umbrella, just in case
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials
– Prescription medications: sufficient supply for the entire trip plus legible written prescription in case of loss. Keep medications in their original, labeled container. Always pack your medications in your carry-on bag!
– Eyeglasses, contacts, contact lens solution. You may want to bring along a written prescription for your eyewear in case of loss.
– Over the counter medications: cold remedy, aspirin/pain reliever, antacid/stomach upset remedy, Band-Aids, money or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face
– Small, Swiss Army type utility knife. Remember to pack this in your checked luggage!
– Home address book (smart phone with contacts) for sending postcards to all your friends who said they’d go but didn’t! A useful tip is to pre-write or print names and addresses of people to whom you want to send postcards on sheets of self-adhesive labels. It saves time and space in your luggage.
– Photography Equipment: Bring a sufficient supply of film, cards, extra batteries and/or chargers.
– An adapter and converter for your electrical gadgets. *Plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins shaped live a “V” and some may contain a third flat pin in the centre. Click here to view more info. 

The tours may last anywhere in length from 2 to 8 hours of intermittent walking and standing. Although these tours aren’t strenuous, a certain amount of stamina and health are required in order to be able to walk slowly and stand for extended periods of time. At any time, you can opt out of an excursion! After all, this is your vacation. Keep in mind that part of the charm of Australia, in general, is the terrain— therefore, in most locations, there will be uneven surfaces and hills to ascend and descend.

Travel Insurance is not mandatory, but, based on our experience, we highly recommend it. In addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.

When selecting a travel insurance policy, we recommend that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. We also strongly recommend that the policy cover personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days, or CLICK HERE to go directly to Travel Guard and request a policy quote. It only takes a few minutes.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

The currency used in Australia is the AUD.

Exchange Rates: The exchange rate fluctuates often. You may find the current exchange rates in the financial sections of newspapers and on the Internet. For current exchange rates, please check here.

Currency Exchange: Many locations will accept major credit cards, but for incidentals and small vendors you will need some local currency. ATM machines will dispense local currency for internationally accepted ATM cards and/or credit cards. They are usually conveniently located in large cities, but are limited in smaller towns and rural areas.

You may exchange cash and traveler’s checks for local currencies at hotels, banks and exchange bureaus. Banks offer the best rates, and there is always an exchange at airports.

We recommend that you bring a combination of $300-500 USD depending on your spending habits for meals and shopping, as well as a debit card for withdrawals and a major credit card, preferably VI or MC.

Credit Cards: Your credit card will be accepted to settle your incidentals bill at all hotels and in major shops and restaurants.

Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site, 21 days prior to trip start date.  We suggest you leave a copy of this with your family.

For easy, less expensive communication in Australia, you may be able to use your own phone plan, generally $10 per day on demand (check before departure).

Internet access is available almost everywhere, including our hotels, but access is not always free. We recommend that you contact your provider before you depart to add an international roaming, text and data package. Most may be disabled once you return home.

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please contact Tammy Weiler via What’s App at 815-715-6998.

All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.

On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.

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Cory

Aloha! My name is Cory Montee and I am honored to be your Tour Concierge with Singles Travel International.

As a child, I was blessed to be part of a family that loved to explore the World. Soon after graduating from the University of Missouri, I set out to complete a long list of destinations that fascinated me.

After almost three decades of employment on various luxury cruise lines and travel companies, two dogs and a parrot, a few of my favorite adventures include the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Alaska and the South Pacific.

Expanding my knowledge of other cultures is always important but I love sharing past experiences with others most. There is so much out there!

I currently reside in Hawaii and enjoy scuba diving, camping and a good game of Scrabble.

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