Sensational Sydney

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7 days | Departs 7 Sep 2020 –
Sydney » Blue Mountains » Hawkesbury River

Don’t miss out on this escorted tour featuring the classic Fiddler on the Roof at the iconic Sydney Opera House, the smash-hit Frozen the Musical & the Canberra Floriade. A shorter 5 day tour is also available.

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Highlights
  • Stay in Darling Square in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant city
  • Cruise down the Hawkesbury River aboard the Last Riverboat Postman
  • Discover the highlights of Sydney on a guided tour of the city
  • Take in the panoramic views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Enjoy the musical theatre classic Fiddler on the Roof at the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Experience the smash-hit Frozen the Musical at the Capitol Theatre
  • Sail around Sydney’s iconic harbour on a scenic coffee cruise
  • Explore the magnificent Mt Tomah Gardens in the Blue Mountains
  • Discover over 5,500 teapots at the Bygone Beauties Museum
  • See the unusual Three Sisters rock formation
  • Experience a day at the famous Canberra Floriade
Inclusions
  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (M), 2 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D)

Our shorter 5 day itinerary includes:

  • 4 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (M), 1 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D)
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Day 1 / Monday 7 September: Homeport to Sydney (D)

Your Sensational Sydney 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.

❱ 6 nights: Novotel Sydney Darling Square

Day 2 / Tuesday 8 September: Hawkesbury River Cruise (BMLD)

After breakfast, we depart Sydney’s city centre and travel north past Hornsby & Cowen to Brooklyn, a quaint village located at the entrance of the Hawkesbury River.

★ Here, we board the Last Riverboat Postman and cruise for 3 hours to deliver mail & other essential items to some of the isolated residents living along the pretty river.

The cruise stops at Dangar & Milson Islands, Kangaroo Point, Bar Point and Milsons Passage along the way. Surrounded by national parks, the Hawkesbury River features over 1,100km of foreshore with plenty of birdlife including kookaburras, whip birds & sea eagles. The river has been a food basket for Sydney since colonial times and was the primary produce market for the region for many years. Today, the river is still known for its quality apples, vegetables, stone fruits, oranges & honey, many of which are grown organically.

Morning tea is served onboard as well as grandma’s favourite Anzac biscuits! Later, a delicious Ploughmans Lunch is also served.

Day 3 / Wednesday 9 September: Sydney City Sights, Harbour Cruise & Fiddler on the Roof (BM)

★ 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.

★ Later, we sail around Sydney Harbour and hear about the fascinating stories behind the iconic harbour and the beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House.

During your cruise, you will see iconic landmarks including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Garden Island Naval Base, Taronga Zoo, Government House, palatial waterfront homes, Fort Denison and much more. Included during the cruise is a glass of sparkling wine and a selection tea/coffee, cakes, macaroons and cheese.

★ Tonight, we transfer to the iconic Sydney Opera House to experience a classic musical theatre performance of Fiddler on the Roof.

This special show will be performed in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family!

Following sold-out seasons in New York, Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of milkman Tevye and his five daughters who are growing up and falling in love in a time of extraordinary change.

This iconic musical has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world for over 55 years with its humour, warmth and honesty.

The show is a celebration of life, love, family and ultimately a story of hope, featuring songs including ‘Tradition’, ‘Matchmaker’, ‘Sunrise Sunset’ and ‘If I Were A Rich Man’.

Day 4 / Thursday 10 September: Day at Leisure in Sydney & Frozen the Musical (B)

Today has been set aside for you to enjoy some private time, sightseeing or shopping. You may wish to take the opportunity to take a ferry trip across the Harbour to Manly for a stroll along the boardwalk to the famous Manly beaches. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or shop in Sydney’s Darling Harbour or Pitt Street Mall.

★ Tonight, we transfer to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre to experience Frozen the Musical.

Adapted from the Oscar winning film, Frozen the Musical is expertly brought to the stage by acclaimed director Michael Grandage, giving life to this beloved story in an all new, unforgettable theatrical experience.

An inspiring tale of sisterhood and true love, it features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers.

With gorgeous sets and costumes as well as sensational special effects, Frozen is everything a Broadway musical should be – moving, spectacular and pure joy.

Be one of the first to witness this global phenomenon on stage!

 
Travellers doing our shorter 5 day itinerary will depart after breakfast on Day 5 instead of travelling to the Blue Mountains.

Day 5 / Friday 11 September: Picturesque Blue Mountains (BMLD)

After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing in the pretty Blue Mountains, touring via Richmond & Kurrajong to Mount Tomah.

★ The Mount Tomah feature 28 hectares of magnificent colour in curated gardens filled with Protea, Cherry Blossom, Rhododendrons & Azaleas.

Enjoy morning tea here while taking in the views which extend across the canyon. Later, we arrive at 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.

★ A special highlight is our visit to Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms in Leura.

Learn all about the world’s largest private collection of teawares, including more than 5,500 teapots from all over the world spanning 5 centuries – a truly memorable experience! We will also be served a delightful light lunch which includes old fashioned bread and butter pudding and of course a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee.

★ We venture 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 6 / Saturday 12 September: Canberra Floriade (B)

We set off from Sydney early this morning and begin our journey south to Canberra.

Along the way, we stop at Berrima, a historic town that is widely recognised as the best preserved Georgian village in mainland Australia.

★ We then continue to Canberra, Australia’s capital city and enjoy a day at the nation’s biggest celebration of spring!

The Canberra Floriade offers a diverse program of music, food & wine, cultural celebrations, market traders, horticultural workshops, entertainment & recreational activities.

★ Later, we visit the iconic Australian War Memorial for an interesting tour around this iconic memorial before experiencing the moving Last Post Ceremony.

We then travel back to Sydney, stopping for dinner (own expense) along the way.

Day 7 / Sunday 13 September: Sydney to Homeport (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning. You will be transferred to Sydney Airport in time for your flight home.

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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.
  • The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
    After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
    Within 60 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
    We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your holiday.

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