Adelaide travellers: A transfer will take you to Adelaide Airport where you will meet the tour escort & the rest of the tour group. You will then fly from Adelaide to Sydney with the group.
Interstate Connections: Your Sensational Sydney adventure begins with a flight from your homeport to Sydney. Meet the tour escort & the rest of the tour group on arrival at Sydney Airport.
Our group will then 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
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.
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.
★ 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, you have the option to watch the award-winning Hamilton Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. This Tony, Grammy, Olivier & Pulitzer Prize winning musical that features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a truly revolutionary moment in theatre.
Ask us about ticket options for the Hamilton Musical that can be added to your holiday.
We set off from Sydney early this morning and begin our journey south to Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Along the way, we stop at Berrima, a historic town that is widely recognised as the best preserved Georgian village in mainland Australia.
★ Enjoy a tour of Australia’s iconic Parliament House.
Your guided tour will show you all of the must-see highlights of this unique building.
★ Later, we visit the iconic Australian War Memorial for an interesting guided 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.
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 iconic Darling Harbour or Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall.
★ Tonight, enjoy an indulgent dinner cruise on Sydney’s iconic harbour – a perfect way to end your holiday in Sydney.
Taste quality local food & enjoy live entertainment set against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney’s skyline by night.
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning. You will be transferred to Sydney Airport with the group.
Adelaide travellers: Fly back to Adelaide with your tour escort & group. On arrival, you will be transferred home by chauffeured car.
Interstate Connections: Leave the tour group at Sydney Airport and fly to your homeport.