Australians keen to take to the air and travel again have been quick to book luxury touring company Constellation Journeys’ first domestic air tour.
Guests on the first 8-day ‘Destination Australia’ journey departing Sydney on 23 April, 2021, will fly by privately chartered Boeing 737 and experience Hobart and surrounds, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley, Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Longreach.
To celebrate a return to the skies, Constellation Journeys has secured Qantas’ “Retro Roo” Boeing 737-800. The distinctive aircraft is painted in the ochre and white livery that featured on Qantas jets during the 1970s and 80s.
Constellation Journeys has chartered the aircraft and Qantas crew for a flightpath which will depart and return to Sydney, and touch down in Tasmania, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland during the eight-day circle itinerary.
Dan Kotzmann, Managing Director of Constellation Journeys said his team is thrilled to be offering an Australian air tour after an unprecedented year for the Australian tourism industry.
The all-inclusive tour is expertly planned to meet all travel protocols, in conjunction with aviation and state requirements, said Kotzmann.
“After the worst period Australian tourism has ever encountered, we are delighted with the response to our domestic tour and especially pleased to be working with dozens of small and medium businesses as they get back on their feet,” he said.
“By engaging with regional tourism centres and operators, we have been able to create many exceptional travel experiences for our guests,” he added.
Constellation Journeys has received immediate demand for the all-inclusive tour, which is priced from $9,450 per person and includes tour flights, premium accommodation, meals and beverages, Gala dinners, VIP travel experiences and the services of expert tour hosts, a concierge and a doctor.
The total package price is also commissionable to travel agents at a level of 10%.
Guests on the ‘Destination Australia’ journey will experience exclusive Gala dinners, after-hours access and private events including at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Peter Lehmann Wines, Field of Light Uluruand the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach.
On board the Qantas jet, ‘Superior’ and ‘Business Class’ seating are offered and travel also earns Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. For guests who are not existing members of Qantas Frequent Flyer Program, Constellation Journeys has arranged for membership joining fees to be waived.
For further details see – Constellation Journeys 2021 ‘Destination Australia’ Itinerary
“In good faith and for the peace of mind of our clients, we have also included a flexible COVID Cancellation policy in our terms and conditions,” Kotzmann added.
“In the unlikely event of the tour being cancelled, or if a guest cannot travel due to restrictions related
to their place of residence, Constellation Journeys will offer either a full 100% credit towards a future
journey or a refund, less reasonable unrecoverable costs.”
Prior to COVID-19, Constellation Journeys has experienced strong demand for their unique brand of bespoke global touring, travelling by privately chartered aircraft, trains and vessels to explore iconic and lesser known locations around the world.
The company’s first 23-day global air tour flying by Qantas Boeing 747, departed Sydney fully booked in 2017.
For more details on Constellation Journey’s Destination Australia itinerary, click here.
Lead image: Sunset camel rides at Uluru (supplied)