Luxurious, personalised and bespoke tours


Our knowledge of Melbourne and Victoria is extraordinary. Our bespoke tours take in the most famous and most sought after destinations, but also those hidden places that very few people ever see.

The 8 Journeys concept is created for Asian needs and desires: our highly personalised service means we create tours only for individuals, couples, and very small groups of up to seven family members or friends.

We also offer selected scheduled tours, with daily departures to some of Victoria’s most popular attractions. These tours are also limited to seven people, and itineraries can be personalised.


8 Journeys believes there’s only one way to travel: in a luxurious Mercedes Benz with leather seats and wifi, and a guides who have a unique perspective on our country. Our guides are culturally-diverse (they speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and English), have lived in Australia for many years, and are sophisticated, mature, professional people who adore travel.

They passionately believe in our concept of bespoke travel and exclusive experiences, and take great pride in ensuring your tours with 8 Journeys really do turn your dreams into magical reality.


Our Directors, Garry Burns and Jessica Xue, are two of Australia’s most experienced international travel executives. With more than 20 years in this industry, they have spent over 10 years developing and marketing premium Australian tours and products for the China, India, South East Asia, UK, Europe and USA markets.

Garry BurnsManaging Director
Garry has long been immersed in the needs of luxury travellers, particularly from China, India and South East Asia. He has made more than 50 trips to China and India over the past 20 years, and has lived in Shanghai for short periods to gain a deeper understanding of the market. His travel management roles have also taken him many times to the UK, Europe and the USA, where he has sought out luxury travel experiences.

Garry is a former Director of Marketing for Sovereign Hill, one of Australia’s most successful tourist attractions. A multi-award winning destination, Sovereign Hill won the Major Tourist Attraction Award in the 2015 Australian Tourism Awards. Garry has also developed premium products for Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade.

Jessica XueGeneral Manager
China-born Jessica is one of the leading tourism executives in Australia for the China market. She grew up in Shanghai, so has an innate understanding of the needs of travellers from that country.

Jessica has held management roles with major tour companies and luxury hotels. She loves creating bespoke experiences, has extraordinary industry connections and can open almost any door for 8 Journeys travellers.

Jessica is a former International Sales and Marketing Manager for the award-winning Sovereign Hill, where she was responsible for all international markets. She has a Bachelor of Management in Tourism from the University of Technology in Sydney, and is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.