Fly into Sydney to travel Diamond Class to the lofty heights of the Blue Mountains for 4 nights. Ride the cableway and skyway at Scenic World, take in a high tea and gossip tour at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, go underground at the Jenolan Caves, and visit the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Finish up with a night in Sydney’s Circular Quay, visit to Torbruk Sheep Station and magical dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.
29th September 2020
After our flights arrive in Sydney, we board our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach and depart for the serene World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.In Faulconbridge we stop in at the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum for lunch in the café, a tour of the gallery and time to explore the beautifully landscaped grounds. We then continue on to Leura for the duration of our stay in the Blue Mountains.
4 Night Stay: Fairmont Resort, Leura
This morning we head to Lithgow to Hassan’s Wall Lookout, the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains offering dramatic views of the escarpment and the rolling valleys. Next we take a ride on the newly re-opened heritage Zig Zag Railway which climbs the western flank of the Blue Mountains. After a visit to the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum we backtrack to Mount Victoria and Govetts Leap Lookout before arriving at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel. Here we enjoy the grand tradition of a high tea surrounded by elegance and charm with spectacular views of the Megalong Valley. Later we take a guided tour of the Casino Lobby, Majestic Ballroom and Pavillion.
Arriving at Scenic World, we take full advantage of our Ultimate Pass riding the Scenic Skyway, with its 360° views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and the Jamison Valley. We’ll take the Cableway into the valley then ride the railway and discover the tranquillity of ancient rainforest as we are guided through the Rainforest Walkway. Next we return to an era of grace, elegance and charm as we dine at the historic Carrington Hotel, established in 1883. After a visit to the spectacular Echo Point lookout the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Today we travel west through Mount Victoria to Jenolan Caves to discover the amazing limestone crystal formations during a private guided tour of the Imperial Cave where we follow an ancient river passage. After lunch we take the indigenous surface walking tour ‘Shaping Waters’ and learn how the Gundungurra people utilised the caves.
This morning we encounter an authentic outback experience at Tobruk Sheep Station. Set on a high plateau above the Hawkesbury River, Tobruk is surrounded by state forests and bushland with amazing views to the Blue Mountains. On arriving in Sydney we make our way to Circular Quay to check-in. Tonight we board the Sydney Showboat for a magical 3-course dinner cruise and cabaret show featuring dancers, singers and magicians. Don’t forget to take a stroll on the spacious deck for fantastic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
1 Night Stay: Sir Stamford Hotel at Circular Quay
After breakfast, enjoy a free morning before being transferred to the airport for return flights home.
Non-refundable deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components. Flights are arranged to suit the tour group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
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