• Pricing From $6,495 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Alice Springs
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 17 May 2022
  • Returns 22 May 2022

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to encounter a once in a lifetime experience at Uluru. Internationally recognised artist Bruce Munro’s immersive illuminated installation, Field of Light, forms the breathtaking backdrop to an Opera Gala unlike any other. As the sun sets over the desert backdrop, opera’s best loved performances stir the heart, accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

Explore the remarkable Red Centre, touring the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges including Simpsons Gap, the stunning Standley Chasm and historic Telegraph Station. Tour Alice Springs and visit the Alice Springs Desert Park, a fascinating look at this ancient land, its flora and fauna. We then fly on to Uluru; marvel at the immense scale of Uluru from the air before exploring it up close. Spend three nights at the multi-award-winning Sails in the Desert Hotel, which beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback experience. Enjoy the remarkable Field of Light Opera Gala, a helicopter flight to Kings Canyon and the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner experience under the Southern Desert sky. Seats limited!

Highlights

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Sails in the Desert Hotel, itself a destination of exploration and indulgence
  • Experience a memorable operatic gala in the spiritual heart of Australia performed next to the breathtaking Field of Light art installation, Uluru
  • Touring of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs, the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Telegraph Station and the fascinating Alice Springs Desert Park
  • An extraordinary helicopter flight over the iconic Kings Canyon, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including Sounds of Silence Dinner, pre Opera Gala dinner and the award winning Earth Sanctuary evening
  • Explore the Red Centre with new friends yet enjoy your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code OO2200
Departs 17 May 2022
Returns 22 May 2022
Price From $6,495 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Alice Springs

Transfer from Alice Springs Airport to the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, the perfect base for our touring of Alice and her surrounds. Your welcome dinner this evening will be a memorable outback experience as we enjoy an award-winning gourmet BBQ with stories ranging from local ecology, culture and astronomy at Earth Sanctuary.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 2: Alice Springs

Today we tour the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges which extends for approximately 200 km east of Alice Springs and features spectacular natural formations. We visit Corroboree Rock, an outstanding dolomite column of rock along with Simpsons Gap and the stunning Standley Chasm.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 3: Alice Springs - Uluru

This morning we visit the Alice Springs Desert Park where you will immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of Australia’s deserts. Experience the animals of the night and discover the diversity of desert plants. Be inspired by ancient living cultures, gain an awareness of the interconnected life in the desert and marvel at free flying birds before visiting the Telegraph Station, the birthplace of the Alice Springs township. Following lunch, we fly to Uluru for an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert

Day 4: Uluru

We arise early and travel towards Uluru, its vast shape rising from the sand dunes as the early dawn light shines over this amazing monolith. You will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is Uluru before moving on to Kata Tjuta where you will revel in the serenity of a truly spiritual place. This afternoon is at leisure before discovering the beauty of nature’s palette as she paints an unforgettable sunset tableau on Uluru. The vastness of the half-lit desert landscape, the grasses gently swaying in the breeze and the enthralling, ever-changing rock texture offers a spectacle second to none.

This evening we enjoy a ‘bush tucker’ feast under the stars at the magnificent ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner. An unforgettable dining experience with Uluru majestically set in the distance. All senses come alive as canapes and chilled sparkling wine are served to the evocative sound of a didgeridoo. As the night sky twinkles to life, we will enjoy our dinner while learning about the southern sky above, breathtakingly on display due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert

Day 5: Kings Canyon & Opera in the Outback

Another unforgettable Red Centre experience awaits this morning as we helicopter above Uluru, the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus accompanied by expert commentary, landing at Kings Canyon. An unforgettable evening as we depart for the gala concert which showcases opera’s best loved hits, performed in the stunning Red Centre of Australia, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. As the sun sets, the performers will be illuminated by the spellbinding colours of the 50,000 glass spheres of the Field of Light at Uluru.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert

Day 6: Depart Uluru

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, this spectacular ‘Red Centre’ journey concludes and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from exploring Australia’s Top End to world-class events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Alice Springs are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Alice Springs/Uluru, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Alice Springs/Uluru, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 1 kilometre unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.