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With vibrant cities, stunning natural beauty and turquoise water rich in marine life, a journey to both the Philippines and Australia makes for an unforgettable holiday in which you can experience the diverse cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes of these extraordinary countries. Starting off in bustling Manila, you'll be able to immerse yourself in island paradise in the picture-perfect El Nido, before travelling to the iconic city of Sydney in Australia. Afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to see the mesmersing Great Barrier Reef whilst you stay in Hamilton Island, before finally heading to Melbourne on Australia's southern coast! 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 5 star New World Makati Manila Hotel
  • 5 nights at the 4 star El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
  • 1 night at the 5 star Peninsula
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
  • 4 nights at the 4 star Reef View Hotel
  • 3 nights at the 5 star Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto
Day 1-2
Fly from Manila to UK

After a long flight to the Philippines, you've finally touched down in Manila! With an action-packed itinerary to look forward to on your Philippines holiday, you'll feel excited as you step into your private car transfer to the luxury New World Makati Manila Hotel. With a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, you can cool off from the tropical heat as you look forward to exploring the bustling capital of Manila! 

Day 2-4
Meandering Through Manila

Basking under the tropical sun is Manila, the Philippines glistening bayside capital city that showcases the country's traditional Filipino and Spanish colonial heritage.  

To immerse yourself in Manila's diverse history, you must visit Fort Santiago, a Spanish fortress built in the 16th century. Located in Intramuros, Manila's old town, experience the Philippines' Spanish colonial era as you stumble across ornately decorated churches and walk across picture-perfect cobbled streets. 

On your Philippines holiday you must try authentic local food, and there is no better place than Manila to feast on sensational Filipino flavours; visit the Quiapo Market and taste the delicious Palabok, a traditional Philippine noodle dish! To experience any of these incredible excursions whilst in Manila, then a luxury travel expert can include these on your Philippines itinerary! 

Day 4
Fly from El Nido to Manila

After a memorable stay in Manila, you're now off to the jewel of the Philippines, the heavenly El Nido. After being taken to the airport, you'll be on the way to the paradise of Apulit Island in Taytay Bay, where you'll be surrounded by crystal-clear water and beaches lined with tropical coconut palm trees. Once you've landed in El Nido, you'll be met at the airport and taken to El Nido Resorts Apulit Island in pure luxury by a speedboat ride - perfect for a Philippines honeymoon

Day 4-9
Dreaming of El Nido

Apulit Island is everything you've ever imagined in your dream Philippines secluded castaway; picture twinkling turquoise water, a soft white-sandy beach and jagged limestone cliffs adorned with lush tropical flora.

For the ultimate eco-adventure, the El Nido Resorts Apulit Island is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of El Nido and experience unforgettable activities in nature. Included in your itinerary is an incredible snorkelling experience, where you can marvel at the mesmerising display of tropical fish in the rich bio-diverse waters of Taytay Bay - this is true underwater paradise on your Philippines holiday! 

Out of the water, the El Nido resort's guest activities coordinators can organise adrenaline-filled activities that will make your Philippines honeymoon simply out-of-this-world; go caving in the entrancing caves of Apulit Island, or climb and rappel down the 60-meter limestone cliff for thrilling views across Taytay Bay! 

Day 9
Fly from Manila to El Nido

After an extraordinary time in Apulit Island, you'll be taken back to the mainland by speedboat before flying to Manila for a relaxing stopover! Once you've landed in Manila, you'll be met by your private chauffeur where you'll be taken to the 5-star Peninsula hotel; you can spend your last night in the Philippines in style as you unwind at the hotel's luxurious spa! 

Day 9-10
More Manila!

With only a short stay back in Manila, you need to make the most of your time in this unforgettable city before you head off to Sydney!

With a combination of modern and traditional architecture, you can experience the growing economy of Manila as you wander through its vast shopping malls and luxury restaurants. For an authentic Philippines shopping trip, we recommend you visit the SM Mall of Asia, located in Manila's business park near the bayside; you'll experience the glitz of modern Manila as you wander through this air-conditioned, gleaming shopping paradise. 

For a relaxing late-afternoon on your Philippines honeymoon, take a stroll through the historic Rizal Park and enjoy the intricately designed ornamental gardens and ponds; make sure to visit the Chinese garden for ultimate tranquility! 

Day 10
Fly from Sydney to Manila

After a phenomenal time in the Philippines, the first part of your holiday is now complete and you're off on the second leg of your journey to the Land Down Under! You'll travel in style to the airport by your private car transfer, before taking to the skies on a journey down to the southern hemisphere! Once you've touched down in Australia, you'll be met by your private chauffeur who will take your luggage from your hands and whisk you away to the idyllic Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection hotel. Built on and over the water underneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, this hotel is in a prime location for exploring this celebrated Australian city! 

Day 10-14
Feeling Splendid in Sydney

Sydney is a city like no other. Beautifully located on the harbour of Port Jackson and with easy access to brilliant beaches, Sydney is the perfect place to enjoy the laid-back Australian culture and immerse yourself in the country's delicious food scene! 

You can't visit Sydney without taking a trip to the iconic Sydney Opera House, an architectural wonder that was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. After taking many photos in front of the Sydney Opera House, you can admire this incredible building from different points across the harbour before enjoying an memorable show in the evening - a must on your an Australian holiday

To experience Australia's renowned beach culture, you should visit the famed Bondi Beach, thought to be one of the best beaches in the world and perfect for an Australian honeymoon. With great waves for surfing, you can watch surfers ride the waves as you relax on the pristine white-sand beach or take a dip in the warm water of the Pacific Ocean

Day 14
Fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney

Your time in Sydney has come to an end; although you're sad to say goodbye to this remarkable city, you cannot wait to explore the stunning beauty of Australia on the tropical Hamilton Island. After being met by your personal chauffeur, you'll be on your way to the airport for a short domestic flight to Hamilton Island! Once you've arrived, you'll be taken to the Reef View Hotel, which has spectacular views across the stunning Whitsunday Islands! You can relax in the hotel's serene outdoor pool as you look forward to the rest of your Australian holiday to begin!  

Day 14-18
Hamilton Island

One of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, experience the tropical side of Australia on Hamilton Island, nestled between the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and glistening Queensland coast. 

In close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, a stay on Hamilton Island is not complete until you've visited this wonderful natural landmark on your Australia holiday. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest coral reef system, you can travel to the Great Barrier Reef on a high-speed catamaran to see the kaleidoscope of life and colours in this mesmerising marine paradise - you'll have the adventure of a lifetime as you see turtles and the iconic clownfish! 

Back on Hamilton Island, there is plenty for you to see and do; hear the crickets chirp as you go on a walking trail through the bush or walk to the secluded Coral Cove with its crystal-clear turquoise water and instagrammable wooden swing, perfect for a romantic Australia honeymoonBoth these unforgettable experiences can be added to your personal itinerary by a luxury travel expert.

Day 18
Fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

After having the time of your life in Hamilton Island, you're now looking forward to exploring Melbourne, the coastal capital of Australia's Victoria state. After a short flight from Hamilton Island to Melbourne, you'll be met at the airport and taken by private car to InterContinental's 5-star Melbourne The Rialto. You can sip a glass of vintage Australian wine at the hotel's wine bar as you look forward to the rest of your Melbourne adventure to begin!

Day 18-21
Magnificent Melbourne

A city known for its dazzling skyline, artsy cafes and historical architecture, Melbourne is Australia's stylish city on the coast. 

A rival of Sydney, Melbourne has it's own unparalleled charm; visit the vibrant Queen Victoria Market for a variety of specialty stalls and fresh produce or wander through the Royal Botanical Gardens for the aromatic scents of seasonal flowers. 

To see the city in it's full splendour on your Australia holiday, embark on a Magnificent Melbourne City Sights and Yarra River Cruise; you'll meander through the beautiful waterways and parklands of Melbourne and cruise alongside the glistening skyscrapers that dominate the city. For an intimate Australian honeymoon, take a day trip to the vineyards in the Yarra Valley and sample locally produced wines under the warming sun. To include any of these activities on your Australian adventure, contact a luxury travel expert who will add these on to your personalised itinerary. 

Day 21
Fly from UK to Melbourne

Your time in Melbourne has unfortunately come to an end! After an incredible trip to Australia and the Philippines, you're now preparing for the long journey back to the UK. You'll be met by your private chauffeur at your hotel in Melbourne, who will swiftly take you to the airport. Once in the air, you'll be on your way to Manila, where you'll catch your connecting flight back to the UK. As you settle down on the plane for your flight home, you'll remember the crystal-clear water of El Nido and Hamilton Island before you start dreaming of where you'd like to visit next. Wherever your next adventure will be, our luxury travel experts will be here to help create your next unforgettable holiday! 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 5 star New World Makati Manila Hotel
  • 5 nights at the 4 star El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
  • 1 night at the 5 star Peninsula
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
  • 4 nights at the 4 star Reef View Hotel
  • 3 nights at the 5 star Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto
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