A Night at the Opera, Sydney Highlights & QE Cruise

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8 days | Departs 20 Nov 2020 –
Sydney » Blue Mountains » Melbourne » Adelaide

Experience the best that Sydney has to offer on a tour of the city’s highlights & a night out at the Sydney Opera House. Spend a day exploring the picturesque Blue Mountains before travelling to Adelaide aboard Cunard’s luxurious Queen Elizabeth ship, stopping in Melbourne for a day along the way.

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  • Stay in Darling Square in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant city for 3 nights
  • Discover the highlights of Sydney on a guided tour of the city
  • Take in the panoramic views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Enjoy a fun night out at the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Spend a day exploring the magnificent Blue Mountains
  • See the unusual Three Sisters rock formation
  • Cruise aboard Cunard’s famous Queen Elizabeth ship from Sydney to Adelaide
  • Spend a full day exploring the city of Melbourne
  • Take advantage of the many activities available onboard the luxurious Queen Elizabeth ship
  • Indulge in a traditional high tea
  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 2 high teas (H) & 6 dinners (D)

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Day 1 / Friday 20 November: Homeport to Sydney (D)

Your adventure begins with a flight from your homeport to Sydney. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Novotel Sydney Darling Square.

Enjoy some time at leisure to explore Sydney & the beautiful Darling Harbour area. Your hotel is also within easy walking distance of the Chinese Gardens & Paddy’s Markets. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner at our hotel.

❱ 3 nights: Novotel Sydney Darling Square

Day 2 / Saturday 21 November: Sydney City Sights & Opera House Performance (B)

★ Enjoy a tour taking in many of Sydney’s highlights including a drive through the historic Rocks area, lively Chinatown, captivating Darling Harbour, Kings Cross & elegant Double Bay.

During our city tour, we also see the famous Sydney Opera House & the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We also stop to take in the picturesque views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – be sure to have your camera ready!

★ Tonight, we transfer to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a fun night out.

The Opera House opened in 1973 after an extensive international design competition that attracted designs from 32 countries. Construction of the masterpiece took 14 years and took place in 3 stages. It is home to a number of performance venues including the 2,679 seat Concert Hall, the 1,507 seat Joan Sutherland Theatre and the 544 seat Drama Theatre.

The details of tonight’s included show will be announced soon.

Day 3 / Sunday 22 November: Picturesque Blue Mountains (BD)

★ After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing in the pretty Blue Mountains, touring to the beautiful township of Leura, possibly the best known in the mountains.

Experience the relaxed nature of this picturesque town with time to stroll the attractive main street that is filled with antique stores & boutiques. You may wish to make a purchase from the famous Leura Candy Store, a specialty store with all your favourite lollies.

★ We then travel via Springwood, stopping to view one of the best known sights in the Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters!

Take in the views of this unusual rock formation before we tour back into Sydney.

Day 4 / Monday 23 November: Depart Sydney on the Queen Elizabeth (BD)

★ Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore the city of Sydney before being transferred to Circular Quay to board Cunard’s iconic Queen Elizabeth ship.

Tonight, indulge in a delicious dinner at the ship’s formal main dining room as you set sail from Sydney.

❱ 4 nights: Queen Elizabeth Ship – Balcony Cabin

Day 5 / Tuesday 24 November: Day at sea (BLHD)

Enjoy a full day at sea as your cruise follows the south eastern coast of Australia. Days aboard the Queen Elizabeth ship can be as diverse as you want them to be. Do something new & exciting like painting, salsa classes or meet a famous author or simply relax by the pool and enjoy Cunard’s famous hospitality. Don’t miss out on Cunard’s traditional high tea experience which features an array of cakes, sandwiches & sweets. It’s a must do on any Queen Elizabeth voyage!

Day 6 / Wednesday 25 November: Full day in Melbourne (BLD)

★ Enjoy a full day in Melbourne to take in all that the city has to offer.

Explore the area of Port Melbourne or nearby St Kilda Beach or take the tram into the city for a day of shopping or exploring. Flower gardens & wide, graceful tree-lined boulevards give Melbourne its refined air, and it is considered the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual & financial life.

Day 7 / Thursday 26 November: Day at sea (BLHD)

Enjoy another full day at sea as your cruise sails across to South Australia. During the day, take advantage of a wide variety of activities including art classes, Insight Talks, dance classes, fitness classes, the Games Deck, movie screenings or pub games. There’s also classical concerts with guest musicians & guest choir performances.

By night, be entertained by Broadway calibre musical productions & dance performances or join in the fun with ballroom & sequence dancing in the Queens Room.

Day 8 / Friday 27 November: Arrive in Adelaide (B)

Sadly today marks the end of your Queen Elizabeth voyage. Disembark after breakfast today. Adelaide travellers will be transferred to their home, whilst interstate travellers will be transferred to the airport in time for their flight home.

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20 Nov 2020


The following terms & conditions apply to your booking in addition to our General Booking Terms & Conditions:

  • Flights are included from all departure cities shown as required. These are based on Economy Class group airfares, and are subject to availability at the time of your booking confirmation.
  • Cabin price is based on a Balcony Cabin – Category BD. Ask us for a price on other cabin categories including Interior, Obstructed & Oceanview Cabins and Suites.
  • The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
    After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
    71 to 100 days before departure – 30% of total booking value plus deposit;
    Within 70 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
    We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your holiday.

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