Sensational Sydney & Canberra Floriade

5 days | Departs Sep to Oct 2024 –
A brand new 5 day hosted holiday at an unbelievable package deal! It’s great being a senior on a Holiday Wonders tour! 3 dates to choose from on this first-class magical holiday experience!

Departs
Sydney
Returns
Canberra
Meals included
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
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$2,650

per person twin share*

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 4 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D)

Tour Highlights

  • Return flights from Homeport
  • Relax on a First-Class Rail journey from Sydney to Canberra
  • Quality 5 Star Hotel accommodation centrally located in Sydney and Canberra
  • Sydney Harbour luxury dinner cruise
  • Hawkesbury River “Last Riverboat Postman” cruise with Lunch
  • Canberra Floriade experience
  • Visit to the Australian National Gallery
  • Royal Mint tour in Canberra
  • Lake Burley Griffin cruise and Royal Yacht Club lunch
  • Includes all entrance fees to sightseeing highlights
  • Transfers, meals and sightseeing as per itinerary

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport to Sydney & Sunset Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour (D)
Your sensational Sydney and Canberra holiday package begins today with a flight from your homeport to Sydney. On your arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel situated in Darling Harbour. After time to settle into your suite there will be time to relax and enjoy some private time to yourself. You may wish to do a little personal sightseeing or shopping around Darling Harbour itself. This evening it's just a short stroll to the Kings Wharf Darling Harbour where we board a wonderful evening dinner cruise onboard the beautiful Spirit of Migloo Cruise ship. Our evening dinner cruise on the world's most beautiful Harbour under lights includes stunning views of the Opera House and of course the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, a view never forgotten! Your delicious dinner provided at your reserved table with views is superb restaurant quality, served by friendly waiting staff. The cruise returns to the wharf at 9:15 PM
2 nights: Darling Harbour
Day 2: Amazing Sydney Highlights, Hawkesbury River Last Riverboat Postman Cruise (BLD)
After breakfast today we begin a relaxing tour that takes us from our hotel and North across Sydney Harbour Bridge. We continue via Hornsby and Cowan then the scenic Milson Islands through Ku ring -gai chase National Park to Brooklyn situated on the beautiful Hawkesbury River. On arrival we board the Last Riverboat Postman cruise boat to commence a delightful three-hour journey which also delivers the mail and essential items to residents who live in some of the isolated areas along this very pretty river. Stops are made at Danga and also Milsons and Kangaroo Point along the way. Morning tea served with grandma's famous Anzac biscuits is always welcome and the ploughman’s lunch later is delicious! After this wonderful experience on the river, we tour back into Sydney arriving back mid-afternoon. This afternoon time for personal sightseeing or shopping along Darling Harbour or Downtown Sydney. Dinner tonight at the Novotel Hotel Restaurant.
Day 3: First Class Rail Journey Sydney to Canberra (BD)
Enjoy a relaxing and interesting day today. After a leisurely hotel breakfast this morning we transfer from our hotel at to Sydney Central Railway Station at 10:30am. Here we board the Sydney to Canberra train which departs at 12.01 (midday) for our 4 hour journey to Canberra. Enjoy and relax during the trip in the comfort of your first class carriage on the train as it travels through the Southern Highlands with stops at Campbelltown, Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Goulburn. Meals can be purchased on board and will be delivered to your seat. On arrival in Canberra passengers will be met and transferred to our hotel.
2 nights: Novotel Canberra
Day 4: Highlights of a Nation and the Canberra Floriade (BLD)
Today begins our special day with a tour along the Embassy Drive which features many of the impressive international embassy buildings in Canberra. We continue to Commonwealth Park situated alongside Lake Burley Griffin. The Park will be alive with glorious springtime colours and the magic of massive blooms and displays. Enjoy the gardens with new varieties of flowers in full glory, enjoy live performances and stalls displaying and selling all types of gardening aids. We then transfer to Parliament House for an interesting insight into the parliamentary history of Australia followed by a delicious lunch at the Queen Terrace café. During the afternoon we also visit the Australian National Gallery where the most significant and comprehensive art exhibits in the country are on show. International events and displays are often featured. As well in excess of 1500 pieces of priceless Australian indigenous art works are part of the permanent collection at the gallery. Our last stop today, our visit to the Australian War Memorial is a special highlight to experience. The beautiful poppy covered memorial dedicated to the sacrifices made by every one of the young women and men who served and died while defending our country is very moving, and the Last Post ceremony is also a warming experience you will remember.
Day 5: Royal Mint, Lake Burley Griffin Cruise, Royal Yacht Club Lunch & Flight Home (BL)
This morning after our hotel breakfast we travel to the Royal Mint where an amazing collection of Australian notes and coins can be seen. For coin collectors specially minted coins can be purchased here. We then travel to Lake Burley Griffin to board the Southern Cross Cruiser for a delightful and scenic cruise to Yarralumla for a long and elegant lunch with views of the Yacht Club restaurant. After lunch passengers will be transferred to Canberra Airport for the appropriate flight to Homeport.

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