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    Australia's Funtastic Four
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    Arrive Melbourne

    Day 1 Arrive Melbourne

    Arrive Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (before 2230) and transfer on SIC basis to your Hotel.. Check-in & Overnight at Hotel in Melbourne (B)
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    Melbourne:  City tour, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour or Melbourne Yarra River Cruise

    Day 2 Melbourne: City tour, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour or Melbourne Yarra River Cruise

    After Breakfast, proceed for Morning Half Day SIC Marvelous Melbourne City tour, packed with city sights and historical landmarks. The tour ends by 1200hrs at Federation Square. Later take the Free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle Bus to Sports Precinct (stop # 3) or and walk across to Gate # 3 to Join the guided 1Hr Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour. The MCG Tour gives you the opportunity to relive their great sporting memories through a comprehensive tour of this marvelous stadium covering The Pons ford Stand, City Terrace - with views of Melbourne's skyline, MCC Members Reserve, MCG Tapestry, Players' change rooms (subject to availability), Cricket viewing room (subject to availability), Long Room, Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, MCC Library, Media facilities (subject to availability), A walk on the arena (subject to availability). OR Walk across to Southgate Art & Leisure Precinct to Join 1Hr Melbourne Yarra River Cruise. You’ll discover a great deal about Melbourne’s rich maritime history as you meander past the 19th Century sailing ship ‘Polly Woodside’, Melbourne’s docklands and wharfs. You’ll also see the enormous Crown Casino, Melbourne’s Aquarium and some great city views from a new perspective.Overnight at Hotel in Melbourne. (B)
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    Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Adventure OR Phillip Island Penguins Tour or Ballarat Gold Rush with Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Tour or Melbourne Yarra Valley Wineries

    Day 3 Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Adventure OR Phillip Island Penguins Tour or Ballarat Gold Rush with Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Tour or Melbourne Yarra Valley Wineries

    After Breakfast, proceed on your choice of tour. Full Day Great Ocean Road Adventure with Lunch: Travel one of the world's most scenic roads through the Great Ocean Road region which covers south-west Victoria and is home to the famous 12 Apostles. The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 Kms, is Australian National Heritage listed road, it was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932. During the tour visit Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge & Port Campbell. The Twelve Apostles are limestone rock formations up to 45 metres high, result of erosion that began up to 20 million years ago. Your Guide will share the history of their fascinating evolution while you take in the great spectacle of this natural wonder. If you find you can only count 9 Apostles and not 12 – test your Driver Guide’s knowledge as to why!! There are many Scenic walks around the location of the 12 Apostles providing closer access to the shoreline. From the cliff top viewing area you can absorb the grandeur of this iconic site and take some photographs. During the break at Apollo Bay, enjoy the exclusive lunch at Apollo Bay Hotel. With magnificent ocean views and good old fashioned country hospitality, the hotel is the ideal venue to relax and enjoy the cuisine. OR Afternoon Phillip Island Penguins Tour With Viewing Platform: This afternoon you will travel south-east, heading to Westernport Bay. First stop is Maru Koala & Animal Park for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more! Later visit Phillip Island, home to the famous Penguin Parade. Phillip Island also features a stunning coastline with great surf conditions and a range of wildlife including the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. It is also the location of our Motorcycle Grand Prix track. Before reaching the site of the Penguin Parade you’ll see the ‘Nobbies’, so named for its unique rock formations. Located at the western tip of the island, this area has high conservation significance due to its population of penguins and graceful sea birds. After visiting the information centre and souvenir shop, you will head down to Summerland Beach to witness some penguin magic. Just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is home to the largest colony in the world. It’s easy to understand why this wonderful spectacle is one of Australia’s most popular wildlife attractions. To protect these Little Penguins, all revenue generated from the parade is invested into environment and education projects. (B) OR Ballarat Gold Rush with Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Tour: Today you will step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush. First you’ll head out over the West Gate Bridge, en route to the beautiful town of Ballarat. As you arrive in Ballarat you will come to understand the historical significance of this town. In its centre the lush tree-lined streets are filled with grand homes of the Victorian era, many the result of prosperity from the gold fields of the 1850s. Later visit Sovereign Hill, where you will be placed back in time to the great gold rush era of the 1850s. It’s just like stepping into a working town of the time, with period-style homes, shops and retailers, blacksmiths, hotels and costumed characters that bring the exhibition to life. You can wander through the town to get a feel for the lifestyle as it was then. Later take Red Hill Mine Tour, go down into the depths of a real underground gold mine and discover the dark and dangerous world of deep lead mining. Here you will also witness the discovery of the famous ‘Welcome Nugget’. One of the many fun things you can do at Sovereign Hill is pan for gold. There are diggers on hand to show you the tricks and techniques used to strike it rich, and then you can have a go and try your own luck. You’ll be entertained by the many performances each day illustrating the exciting and colourful life on the gold fields. With wonderful costumes of the day and many stories to share, the characters will sweep you up in the fun of it all. You can also visit a number of operational workshops and witness demonstrations of blacksmithing, wheel wrighting, gold pouring, candle making and many more. Later visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park, where you will see a truly unique selection of wildlife up close, in their natural habitats. You will see saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, wombats, koalas, echidnas and so many more. You can wander through the park taking in the many exhibits, join guided tours and participate in interactive shows. Feeding times can be a lot of fun – particularly with the crocs! (This tour operates on Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat) OR Melbourne Yarra Valley Wineries f Domain Chandon & Dominique Portet Highlights: Yarra Valley wine tour and visit four of the region's best known wineries Domaine Chandon see why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's most picturesque wine regions on your Yarra Valley wine tou Overnight at Hotel in Melbourne. (B)
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    Melbourne - Gold Coast

    Day 4 Melbourne - Gold Coast

    Arrive in Brisbane Airport and take a transfer to Gold Coast Hotel on Seat-in-Coach (SIC) basis. Check-in and rest of the day is free. Gold Coast is a modern city of glittering high-rise buildings, built around superb beaches, including the world renowned ‘Surfers Paradise’. Overnight at Hotel in Gold Coast.
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    Gold Coast: Dream world, White Water world & Sky Point Observation Deck

    Day 5 Gold Coast: Dream world, White Water world & Sky Point Observation Deck

    After breakfast, proceed to Dreamworld, Australia's favourite family theme park. Dreamworld spans 30 hectares and is filled with a variety of rides, shows and attractions. So many worlds in one, Dreamworld is home to The Big 8 Thrill Rides including the Tower of Terror 2 - one of the world's tallest and fastest thrill ride, Pandamonium - a swinging rickshaw ride with a split personality, the Giant Drop with a freefall from 38 storeys or 'The Claw' where you'll be propelled 9 storeys high, swinging up to 64kmh while spinning 360 degrees for a 90 second adrenalin rush! Enjoy Wiggles World, The Australian Wildlife Experience, Tiger Island - where magnificent and rare tigers interact with a team of dedicated tiger handlers, V8 Supercars Redine, and Australia's first Flow Rider - born from the roots of surfing, skateboarding and bodyboarding! Later on Slide in for the ride of your life at the Gold Coast's coolest water park, WhiteWater World! (Same day pass) Just a hop, skip and a splash from Dreamworld, combining adrenaline-pumping thrills with family-style fun in the ultimate Aussie beach paradise. WhiteWater World boasts all four of the hottest water slides on the planet, including one of only two LIM powered rocket coasters in the world and the only eight-lane Octopus Racer in existence. Ride into the centre of a surfer's universe on Australia's biggest funnel of fun, The Green Room, or go head-to-head with your mates on The Little Rippers and see who gets flushed out first. Laze about in the Cave of Waves or splash and play at Wiggle Bay. Later you enjoy , Australia's Favourite Family Water Park on the Gold Coast is the only place in the world boasting all four of the hottest waterslides on the planet. With a unique variety of slides such as The Bro, The Green room, The Rip, Little Rippers, The Wedgie, The Temple of Huey and Super Tubes Hydro coaster there is endless hours of thrill hard to find anywhere else in the world. Later on your own proceed to Skypoint, which is Australia’s only beachside observation deck, located on Level 77 of Q1. Rising a sheer 230 meters into the sky, Skypoint boasts the highest enclosed vantage point of the Gold Coast where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the unsurpassed 360 degree views that extend from the surf to the hinterland and beyond. Overnight at Hotel in Gold Coast. (B)
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    Gold Coast: Sea World or Movie World

    Day 6 Gold Coast: Sea World or Movie World

    After Breakfast, proceed to Sea World or Movie World, depending upon your choice, however need to decide and inform in advance. Sea World offers a full day of family fun. Get below the surface to discover a world of fun and adventure at Sea World! Flip out with the dolphins; seal a new friendship with a kiss or dare to dive with the predators of the deep! Experience the world's first 'SpongeBob ParadePants' parade at Sea World, and enjoy the delightful live show, Dora's Best Friends Adventure. Step back in time and discover the long lost world of dinosaurs with Dinosaur Island, a brand new interactive attraction. Scale new heights at the adventure playground, Castaway Bay and be enchanted by the dolphin show Imagine. Then enter the amazing frozen world of Penguin Encounter, home to the world's second largest penguin species, the King penguin. The clever and hilarious Sea Lions will have you in stitches in their Fish Detectives show. And come face to face with the beautiful Polar bears at their state-of-the-art home Polar Bear Shores, and sharks and tropical marine life at the awesome Shark Bay. OR Experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast in true star style at Warner Bros. Movie World! Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and movie attractions. Get ready for the most thrilling battle of your life on Justice League 3D - The Ride, an epic 3D interactive ride experience like nothing you've ever seen before. Experience fun and thrills of a galactic proportion on the Green Lantern coaster as you take on the steepest drop in the world. This amazing new ride is truly in a league of its own! Plus, don't miss the high voltage thrill on 'Arkham Asylum', and there are more thrills to come on the awesome Batwing Spaceshot and the adrenalin pumping Superman Escape. Experience the live action stunt show Hollywood Stunt Driver, a world class stunt show. And the Kids will love the colourful Kids' WB! Fun Zone - a magical cartoon world filled with rides and all your favourite Looney Tunes characters. Don't miss the magical parade with all on your favourite characters on Movie World's famous Main Street. Enjoy a huge variety of live shows and character appearances. Overnight at Hotel in Gold Coast.(B)
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    Gold Coast - Cairns

    Day 7 Gold Coast - Cairns

    Post Breakfast, Depart to Brisbane or Gold coast Airport by SIC Transfer for flights within 2230hrs. Arrive Cairns Airport and Transfer to your Hotel on SIC basis. Overnight at Hotel in Cairns. (B)
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    Cairns: Full Day SIC Big Cat Cruise Tour to Green Island Reef + Lunch, Semi-submarine & Glass bottom boat OR Snorkeling Gears

    Day 8 Cairns: Full Day SIC Big Cat Cruise Tour to Green Island Reef + Lunch, Semi-submarine & Glass bottom boat OR Snorkeling Gears

    After breakfast, Cruise in comfort aboard the modern air-conditioned catamaran “Big Cat” for a full day Green Island tour on the Great Barrier Reef, which is the perfect place to enjoy reef and island activities. Snorkel, scuba dive, swim or stay dry to view the coral and fish life from the comfort of a glass bottom boat or semi-submarine. Semi-Submarine lets you explore the underwater world in air-conditioned comfort with a lively fish feeding display and commentary. Enjoy delicious buffet lunch freshly prepared and served on board. Also get pleasures from, the Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tour with fish feeding and commentary or Snorkel and swim in the clear cool island waters. Overnight at Hotel in Cairns. (B, L)
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    Cairns: Full Day SIC Kuranda Tour including Tjapukai Cultural Park, Sky Rail & Scenic Rail

    Day 9 Cairns: Full Day SIC Kuranda Tour including Tjapukai Cultural Park, Sky Rail & Scenic Rail

    After Breakfast, proceed for a Full Day SIC Kuranda Tour. You will be transferred from your hotel to Freshwater Station, where you will board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for a breathtaking journey on one of the world’s most scenic operational rail journeys. On arrival in Kuranda explore the Village in the Rainforest and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. After enjoying the world’s most beautiful rainforest experience, take a short walk to the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your indigenous guide who will escort you through the park as you discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, before boarding your coach for the return to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel in Cairns. (B)
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    Cairns - Sydney

    Day 10 Cairns - Sydney

    After Breakfast, depart for Cairns Airport by SIC transfer for your onward flight. Arrive in Sydney & Transfer by SIC to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Sydney.(B)
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    Sydney: City Tour, Sea Life Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Experience & Sydney Showboat Cruise

    Day 11 Sydney: City Tour, Sea Life Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Experience & Sydney Showboat Cruise

    After breakfast, proceed for Half Day Sydney City Sight tour including views of Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly Beach, etc. Post the end of the tour you will be dropped near King Street Stop, Darling Harbour, from here proceed to Sea Life Aquarium. It houses over 12,000 animals from 650 species, including sharks, dugongs, turtles, stingrays, penguins, platypuses, tropical fish and much, much more. Later visit Sydney Tower Eye, which is at about 10 minutes walking distance. Your Sydney Tower Eye experience begins on the ground floor with 4D cinema; see what makes Sydney the city it is through a whole new perspective with spectacular footage transporting you across Sydney Harbour, its famous coastline, iconic landmarks and events that are integral to the city. The engaging film experience is taken to the fourth dimension with evocative in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and fire - a perfect way to get to know the inspiring city of Sydney. Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck offers you the ultimate view of Sydney where you'll enjoy a horizon-to-horizon panorama. In the evening proceed on your OWN to King Street Wharf #5, Darling Harbour by 1850-1900hrs to join Sydney ShowBoat Standard Indian Dinner Cruise. Overnight at Hotel in Sydney.(B,D)
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    Sydney Blue Mountain Tour with Wildlife Park OR  Blue Mountains Tour with Jenolan Caves OR Hunter Valley Wine Taster Tour OR Canberra Tour

    Day 12 Sydney Blue Mountain Tour with Wildlife Park OR Blue Mountains Tour with Jenolan Caves OR Hunter Valley Wine Taster Tour OR Canberra Tour

    After Breakfast, proceed on your choice of Full Day Excursion: Option 1 – Blue Mountain Tour with Wildlife Park & Scenic Rides at Scenic World Highlights: Echo Point, Panoramic Vistas, The Three Sisters, Leura Village, Featherdale Wildlife Park and 2 course lunch at Leura. You’re off over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world’s largest steel arch bridge in the world. Head along the Bradfield Highway towards the Blue Mountains. Entering the National Park and winding your way along Cliff Drive, you’ll take in spectacular views of Megalong Valley before arriving at Echo point, perched on the edge of a 170 metre cliff face. Echo Point has views stretching across to the Three Sisters – a trio of rocky pinnacles. Later visit Waradah Aboriginal Centre, experience traditional dance, take part in an interactive didgeridoo performance, examine authentic artworks and take home genuine Aboriginal souvenirs. Learn about Australia’s living Aboriginal culture from the local Darug and Gundungurra tribes through informal cultural discussions and lectures. Next is a stop at the picturesque and quaint town of Leura. Stop at delightful village of Leura. This beautiful town will take you back in time and is famous for its antique stores and of course its Candy Store which is stocked floor to ceiling with more than 1,000 unusual sweets gathered from all over the world. Post lunch, you’ll stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, one of Australia’s largest private collections of Australian native animals and bird life. Situated on seven acres of natural bush setting, here you’ll be able to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus or enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of the friendly koalas. On your way back to Sydney, your route takes you via Sydney Olympic Park, the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. You’ll see the grand stadiums that are still used for more than 5,000 events each year. OR Option 2 - Blue Mountains Tour with Jenolan Caves Highlights: Katoomba, The Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Jenolan Caves, Lucas or Imperial Cave and Blue Lake As you head toward the iconic Blue Mountains, you’ll drive through the tourist town of Katoomba, which first became known in 1879 when a coal mine was established here. On reaching at Echo Point you’ll be treated to a view that is spectacular. This mountainous World Heritage region covers an area of up to 10,000 square kilometres and features dramatic cliffs, deep canyons and lush vegetation, particularly eucalypt. When first discovered by the European visitors, the Blue Mountains had already been home to the Gundungurra people for what is believed to be millions of years and evidence of their culture and spirituality can be found throughout the region. Also from Echo Point you can see the imposing Three Sisters. Now you head to the Jenolan Caves via the stunning scenery of the Cliff Drive. On arrival you’ll meet your experienced Guide who will take you through the oldest known open cave system in the world. Known to the local Aboriginal people as ‘Binoomea’ (Dark Places), the Jenolan Cave system stretches over an enormous 40 kilometres of multi-level passages, many still undergoing explorations. There are nine caves open to visitors, all featuring amazing lighting, underground rivers and limestone formations. You’ll be captivated by Lucas Cave, the largest of the Jenolan Caves. Its chambers are simply incredible. The highest chamber, reaching 54 metres, is known as the Cathedral and, with its incredible acoustic capabilities, has provided the setting for many underground concerts. At certain times, Lucas Cave will be replaced with a visit to Imperial Cave. Before heading back to the city, you simply must take in the beauty of the Blue Lake. This gorgeous sight is the result of mineral laden water seeping through the limestone caves. When cast in sunlight, the lake takes on the most captivating vivid blue colour. Definitely a great photo opportunity! OR Option 3: Hunter Valley Wine Taster Tour with 3Winery & Lunch Highlights: Day trip from Sydney to tour the beautiful Hunter Valley and sample the region’s delicious wines, cheeses and chocolate. You'll visit artisanal small-production wineries, hand-feed native animals at an Australian wildlife park and enjoy a gourmet lunch at a vineyard restaurant. OR Option 4: Canberra, Australia’s Capital Tour Highlights: Visit the National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, At Ainslie, National Gallery and Australian War Memorial on this full-day tour from Sydney. Enjoy a guided tour of Parliament House and the National Museum of Australia. the history of the ANZAC as you travel along the boulevard. See The Lodge, the Prime Minister's Canberra residence. Amazing views of Canberra from Mt Ainslie. Overnight at Hotel in Sydney. (B)
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    Sydney – Back home

    Day 13 Sydney – Back home

    After breakfast, check out of Hotel and proceed to Sydney Airport on SIC basis for onward flight.(B)
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    Accomodation

    Location Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Melbourne Crown Promenade The Swanston Hotel Melbourne Grand Mercure Ibis Styles Melbourne The Victoria
    Sydney Astral Towers and Residences at The Star Rydges Sydney Central Rydges Sydney Central
    Cairns Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Cairns Plaza Hotel
    Gold Coast Hilton Surfers Paradise - Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise Mantra Legend Mantra Legend
    Note: Accommodation will be provided in the Hotels/Resorts mentioned above or in similar category.
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    Package Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    Accommodation for 12 nights with breakfast Return Airport transfers on Seat-in-Coach basis (SIC). SIC transfer to Dreamworld. Return SIC transfer to Seaworld OR Movieworld (Choice of 1 Theme Park - must be pre-booked) in Gold Coast. Morning Half Day SIC Marvellous Melbourne City Sights, this Tour ends by 1200hrs at Federation Square. Later take the Free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle Bus from stop # 2, outside the St Paul's Cathedral (opposite the Federation Square) to Sports Precinct (stop # 3) or and walk across to Gate # 3 (between light towers 1 & 2) to Join the guided 1Hr Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour (operates between 1000-1500hrs on non-event dates) OR Walk across to Southgate Art & Leisure Precinct to Join 1Hr Melbourne Yarra River Cruise (Last departure time between 1500-1530hrs). Choice of 1 Full Day SIC Tour, Either - Great Ocean Road Adventure with 1Course Lunch OR Afternoon Phillip Island Penguins with Viewing Platform OR Ballarat Gold Rush with Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Tour (Operates on Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat), Melbourne Yarra Valley Wineries f Domain Chandon & Dominique Portet in Melbourne. Full Day SIC Big Cat Cruise Tour to Green Island Reef + Lunch, Semi-submarine & Glass bottom boat OR Snorkelling Gears. Full Day SIC Kuranda Tour including Tjapukai Cultural Park + 1Way SkyRail + 1Way ScenicRail in Cairns. Morning SIC for Half Day Sydney City, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium + Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Experience (Transfers to Tower/Aquarium Not Included), Sydney ShowBoat Standard Indian Dinner Cruise (No Transfers), Choice of 1 Full Day SIC Tour, Either - Blue Mountains Tour with Wildlife Park OR Blue Mountains Tour with Jenolan Caves.

    Exclusions

    International and Domestic airfare, Visa Charges, Travel Insurance, Tips and Porterage, Expenses of personal nature, Services not part of inclusion list.
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    Package Price (per person)

    Validity: 01 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2019 BARRING PEAK AND BLOCK OUT PERIODS

    Rooming Basis Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Adult Twin Sharing AUD 3779 AUD 2502 AUD 2360
    EXCL GST OF 5.00%
    Package Price may vary as per actual Date of Travel
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