Beach Tours

What To Expect on a Beach Tour

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and take it easy under the sun in some of the world's best beach destinations? From relaxation and escape to exciting water-sports, scuba diving and snorkeling we have a wide range of beach and island tours to suit you. See a selection of the tours on offer below or contact our travel experts for help finding the perfect tour from leader operators.

frequently asked questions

  • What destination do you offer beach and island tours to? We offer tours to beach and island destinations worldwide including Thailand, Fij, Greek Island, Croatia
  • Are international flights included? Typically flights are not included with tours unless stated otherwise but our consultants can help you with cheap international flight bookings.
  • What should I bring? That all depends on your destination and when you travel but our agents can give you idea of the climate. If your hitting the beach then packing some swimmers and a quick dry towel could be helpful.

Beach Tour Holiday Packages

  • Discover the secrets of Waikiki

    Waikiki Explorer, 3 Days

    from $285*

    • 3 day tour departing Hawaii.
    • 2 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • Daily voucher for coffee and pastry.
    • Tour featuring Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial and Punch Bowl.
    • Services of a Contiki concierge service.
    • Local taxes as per itinerary.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Waikiki

    There is no place on earth quite like the Hawaiian tropical islands - palm fringed blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls, ancient volcanoes and stunning beaches with fantastic surf. Stay in the Park Shore just minutes from world-famous Waikiki Beach. While you are here tap into the Contiki Customer Service Centre - our concierge is there to make your holiday hassle free and direct you to the best action on the Island.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Explore temple-laden-landscapes, trek in the hills & learn unforgettable history!

    Busabout Asia, Thai Adventure, 6 days

    from $509*

    • 5 nights accommodation.
    • 4 breakfasts.
    • Services of a fantastic Busabout Guide.
    • All transport (train & private bus).
    Pricing Options:
    Student from $509*
    Adult from $529*


    Day 1: Bangkok to Pai
    Bangkok. A city of hedonistic temptations and transport-driven infuriation. Meet us in the morning to begin our exploration of Thailand's wise side. We start with a short drive to the more than impressive ancient city of Ayutthaya. This place is a spectacle for both the brains and eyeballs! Learn about the unique language that was only to be spoken in the presence of the king, and the violent war that almost destroyed this place. After an afternoon of sightseeing board our overnight train. Your train journey will be buzzing with excitement from all the things you've seen, and all the things you're about to do. (Transfer at Chiang Mai).

    Days 2-3: Pai
    Chilled Vibes. That's what Pai's all about. The town has a few dusty roads, an incredibly lively market and loads of hip bars and cafes. What you do with your time here is up to you. There's rafting trips, treks into the hill tribes and great live music. What's not to love?

    Day 4: Pai to Chiang Mai
    Arrive in Chiang Mai. There's hundreds of temples, thriving universities, great nightclubs and everything else in between. It's one of those amazing towns that feels both lived in and ancient. You arrive early morning so take your time and choose from a bunch of cultural activities. Cooking classes, Thai boxing, eating; or if you're feeling adventurous head out to the lush surrounding areas for some great outdoor activities.

    Days 5-6: Chiang Mai
    At the end of tour feel free to join up with our fantastic Laos tour.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • North Queensland adventure

    Tropical Suntanner, 6 Days

    from $1,175*

    • 6 day tour departing Cairns.
    • 4 nights accommodation in hotel & lodges.
    • 1 night 'live-aboard' sailing.
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.
    • Transport by modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi.
    • The service of an escorted fully trained Trip Leader & Driver.
    • Overnight sailing in the Whitsundays.
    • Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach.
    • 2 nights at the tropical Long Island Resort.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Cairns - The Whitsundays - Long Island - Emu Park

    Topdeck's 6 day Tropical Suntanner tour between Airlie Beach and Cairns is a short but very sweet north Queensland adventure. Included in the trip price are some awesome 'Totally Topdeck' experiences - Whitsunday Islands sailing in a racing maxi-yacht, a trip to world-famous Whitehaven Beach, two nights on a tropical island and a catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Sweet!

    Day 1: Cairns
    G'day and welcome to your Island Suntanner trip with Topdeck! Renowned for its relaxed vibe and tropical climate, our home for the next two nights is the stylish city of Cairns. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and perhaps even take a swim in the lagoon, or simply wander the many cafes, bars and shops this afternoon with your new travel companions. To celebrate the beginning of our amazing east coast trip together, we have arranged a group welcome dinner at one of Topdeck's favourite Cairns restaurants.

    Day 2: Cairns
    Known as the adventure capital of Australia, today's the perfect opportunity to go wild with optional activities and day trips, from white water rafting on the Tully River to a full day tour of the World Heritage listed Daintree region. Why not get up close and personal with a cuddly Koala or even zip line over a Saltwater Crocodile! There's also horse riding, quad biking, bungy jumping, tandem skydiving, hot air ballooning - you name it, Cairns has it! A very popular option and a Topdeck favourite is of course a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef with our friends at Passions of Paradise. This is certainly an incredible, almost unbelievable day - one that we guarantee you'll remember forever. Setting sail for the outer reef onboard this multi award winning catamaran; we'll stop at two unique locations - Michaelmans Cay and the exclusive Paradise Reef. All snorkelling equipment is included and if you're keen to dive, optional introductory and certified scuba diving is available too. Michaelmans Cay National Park is a world-famous bird sanctuary featuring a beautiful sandy beach that provides the rare opportunity to snorkel and dive straight off the edge in calm, protected waters. Sea turtles are abundant here and you're likely to see giant trevally, small black tip reef sharks and bat fish among many other species. Paradise Reef is an exclusive mooring just for Passions of Paradise so there are no crowds as you snorkel the hard coral reef with depths of up to 25 metres. There's also a tasty buffet lunch included on this day trip, freshly prepared by our onboard chef and including prawns and fresh tropical fruit.

    Day 3: The Whitsundays
    Who's up for sailing the Whitsundays? Today we'll do just that as we make our way to Airlie Beach. This buzzing party town is your gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Passage and the 74 nearby tropical islands, and by far the best way to experience the islands is onboard our own private yacht! This will be our home for the night and the experienced sailing crew will provide us with a feast of freshly prepared meals along the way. You'll be able to learn the basics of sailing by lending a hand with hoisting and trimming the sails and there is plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling the reefs at your leisure too. By night we'll stargaze at the Milky Way without a worry in the world it's a tough life, but someone has to do it! Prepare for nothing but azure waters, good times and star-lit skies. Bliss.

    Day 4: Long Island
    Wake up to pure paradise in one of the many sheltered coves that make up the Whitsundays. Today we'll set sail for golden sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. A visit to the famous blinding white sands of Whitehaven Beach and Blue Pearl Bay will also be an option if the weather behaves - fingers crossed! If you're a budding captain, you can even help set the sails and have a turn at the helm whilst further exploring the islands. Later this afternoon set course for land where we'll spend the next two nights at the stunning Long Island Resort.

    Day 5: Long Island
    Today's itinerary: a free day to explore the island's unspoilt beaches and azure waters. Live the Island life and relax over an indulgent buffet breakfast as the day unfolds on this little slice of paradise. You will soon discover the many sides to Long Island, it's all yours to explore at your own pace. Be submersed in the endless array of activities this idyllic resort has on offer. You have access to hectares of unspoilt National Park featuring over 20 kilometres of walking trails and many secluded beaches to explore. You might choose to get the blood pumping with a Zumba class or if you're feeling adventurous, enjoy the numerous water sports on offer. Even challenge your trip leader to a game of mini golf or tennis, but be warned - they can get quite competitive! Of course, if a slower pace is more your thing you can always relax in a hammock in the shade of the coconut palms, feed the fish from the jetty, take a leisurely paddle in a kayak or simply watch the sunset by the pool bar, cocktail in hand.

    Day 6: Emu Park
    Our short morning ferry transfer lands us back into Shute Harbour and the resort town of Airlie Beach where sadly it's time to bid farewell to your new friends and continue on your travels. We hope you have enjoyed travelling with Topdeck and we look forward to seeing you on one of our great trips again soon. If you are looking to travel further afield Down Under, Topdeck also have trips on offer throughout the Northern Territory, Southern States and even across the Tasman in New Zealand!

    Ask about our great airfares

Beach Tour Holiday Packages

  • Discover the secrets of Waikiki

    Waikiki Explorer, 3 Days

    from $285*

    • 3 day tour departing Hawaii.
    • 2 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • Daily voucher for coffee and pastry.
    • Tour featuring Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial and Punch Bowl.
    • Services of a Contiki concierge service.
    • Local taxes as per itinerary.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Waikiki

    There is no place on earth quite like the Hawaiian tropical islands - palm fringed blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls, ancient volcanoes and stunning beaches with fantastic surf. Stay in the Park Shore just minutes from world-famous Waikiki Beach. While you are here tap into the Contiki Customer Service Centre - our concierge is there to make your holiday hassle free and direct you to the best action on the Island.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Explore temple-laden-landscapes, trek in the hills & learn unforgettable history!

    Busabout Asia, Thai Adventure, 6 days

    from $509*

    • 5 nights accommodation.
    • 4 breakfasts.
    • Services of a fantastic Busabout Guide.
    • All transport (train & private bus).
    Pricing Options:
    Student from $509*
    Adult from $529*


    Day 1: Bangkok to Pai
    Bangkok. A city of hedonistic temptations and transport-driven infuriation. Meet us in the morning to begin our exploration of Thailand's wise side. We start with a short drive to the more than impressive ancient city of Ayutthaya. This place is a spectacle for both the brains and eyeballs! Learn about the unique language that was only to be spoken in the presence of the king, and the violent war that almost destroyed this place. After an afternoon of sightseeing board our overnight train. Your train journey will be buzzing with excitement from all the things you've seen, and all the things you're about to do. (Transfer at Chiang Mai).

    Days 2-3: Pai
    Chilled Vibes. That's what Pai's all about. The town has a few dusty roads, an incredibly lively market and loads of hip bars and cafes. What you do with your time here is up to you. There's rafting trips, treks into the hill tribes and great live music. What's not to love?

    Day 4: Pai to Chiang Mai
    Arrive in Chiang Mai. There's hundreds of temples, thriving universities, great nightclubs and everything else in between. It's one of those amazing towns that feels both lived in and ancient. You arrive early morning so take your time and choose from a bunch of cultural activities. Cooking classes, Thai boxing, eating; or if you're feeling adventurous head out to the lush surrounding areas for some great outdoor activities.

    Days 5-6: Chiang Mai
    At the end of tour feel free to join up with our fantastic Laos tour.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • North Queensland adventure

    Tropical Suntanner, 6 Days

    from $1,175*

    • 6 day tour departing Cairns.
    • 4 nights accommodation in hotel & lodges.
    • 1 night 'live-aboard' sailing.
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.
    • Transport by modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi.
    • The service of an escorted fully trained Trip Leader & Driver.
    • Overnight sailing in the Whitsundays.
    • Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach.
    • 2 nights at the tropical Long Island Resort.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Cairns - The Whitsundays - Long Island - Emu Park

    Topdeck's 6 day Tropical Suntanner tour between Airlie Beach and Cairns is a short but very sweet north Queensland adventure. Included in the trip price are some awesome 'Totally Topdeck' experiences - Whitsunday Islands sailing in a racing maxi-yacht, a trip to world-famous Whitehaven Beach, two nights on a tropical island and a catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Sweet!

    Day 1: Cairns
    G'day and welcome to your Island Suntanner trip with Topdeck! Renowned for its relaxed vibe and tropical climate, our home for the next two nights is the stylish city of Cairns. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and perhaps even take a swim in the lagoon, or simply wander the many cafes, bars and shops this afternoon with your new travel companions. To celebrate the beginning of our amazing east coast trip together, we have arranged a group welcome dinner at one of Topdeck's favourite Cairns restaurants.

    Day 2: Cairns
    Known as the adventure capital of Australia, today's the perfect opportunity to go wild with optional activities and day trips, from white water rafting on the Tully River to a full day tour of the World Heritage listed Daintree region. Why not get up close and personal with a cuddly Koala or even zip line over a Saltwater Crocodile! There's also horse riding, quad biking, bungy jumping, tandem skydiving, hot air ballooning - you name it, Cairns has it! A very popular option and a Topdeck favourite is of course a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef with our friends at Passions of Paradise. This is certainly an incredible, almost unbelievable day - one that we guarantee you'll remember forever. Setting sail for the outer reef onboard this multi award winning catamaran; we'll stop at two unique locations - Michaelmans Cay and the exclusive Paradise Reef. All snorkelling equipment is included and if you're keen to dive, optional introductory and certified scuba diving is available too. Michaelmans Cay National Park is a world-famous bird sanctuary featuring a beautiful sandy beach that provides the rare opportunity to snorkel and dive straight off the edge in calm, protected waters. Sea turtles are abundant here and you're likely to see giant trevally, small black tip reef sharks and bat fish among many other species. Paradise Reef is an exclusive mooring just for Passions of Paradise so there are no crowds as you snorkel the hard coral reef with depths of up to 25 metres. There's also a tasty buffet lunch included on this day trip, freshly prepared by our onboard chef and including prawns and fresh tropical fruit.

    Day 3: The Whitsundays
    Who's up for sailing the Whitsundays? Today we'll do just that as we make our way to Airlie Beach. This buzzing party town is your gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Passage and the 74 nearby tropical islands, and by far the best way to experience the islands is onboard our own private yacht! This will be our home for the night and the experienced sailing crew will provide us with a feast of freshly prepared meals along the way. You'll be able to learn the basics of sailing by lending a hand with hoisting and trimming the sails and there is plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling the reefs at your leisure too. By night we'll stargaze at the Milky Way without a worry in the world it's a tough life, but someone has to do it! Prepare for nothing but azure waters, good times and star-lit skies. Bliss.

    Day 4: Long Island
    Wake up to pure paradise in one of the many sheltered coves that make up the Whitsundays. Today we'll set sail for golden sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. A visit to the famous blinding white sands of Whitehaven Beach and Blue Pearl Bay will also be an option if the weather behaves - fingers crossed! If you're a budding captain, you can even help set the sails and have a turn at the helm whilst further exploring the islands. Later this afternoon set course for land where we'll spend the next two nights at the stunning Long Island Resort.

    Day 5: Long Island
    Today's itinerary: a free day to explore the island's unspoilt beaches and azure waters. Live the Island life and relax over an indulgent buffet breakfast as the day unfolds on this little slice of paradise. You will soon discover the many sides to Long Island, it's all yours to explore at your own pace. Be submersed in the endless array of activities this idyllic resort has on offer. You have access to hectares of unspoilt National Park featuring over 20 kilometres of walking trails and many secluded beaches to explore. You might choose to get the blood pumping with a Zumba class or if you're feeling adventurous, enjoy the numerous water sports on offer. Even challenge your trip leader to a game of mini golf or tennis, but be warned - they can get quite competitive! Of course, if a slower pace is more your thing you can always relax in a hammock in the shade of the coconut palms, feed the fish from the jetty, take a leisurely paddle in a kayak or simply watch the sunset by the pool bar, cocktail in hand.

    Day 6: Emu Park
    Our short morning ferry transfer lands us back into Shute Harbour and the resort town of Airlie Beach where sadly it's time to bid farewell to your new friends and continue on your travels. We hope you have enjoyed travelling with Topdeck and we look forward to seeing you on one of our great trips again soon. If you are looking to travel further afield Down Under, Topdeck also have trips on offer throughout the Northern Territory, Southern States and even across the Tasman in New Zealand!

    Ask about our great airfares

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HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai - Thaton - Chiang Rai

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