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Brigadoon at Bundanoon Festival 'Diamond Class'

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The 42nd annual Gathering of the Clans at Bundanoon promises everything Scottish with a wee bit of Aussie flavour; massed pipe bands, highland games, Celtic dancing, the Tartan Warriors, craft and more. Will you take the Kilted Dash?

Duration Duration:

7 days

Price From From

$3,399pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

4th April 2019

Location Departure Location:
Fly into Sydney

Location Return Location:
Brisbane Transit Centre

Pricing

Twin Share
$3399pp
Sole Use
$4300pp
$800pp non-refundable

Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use

Itinerary (Fly into Sydney - Brisbane Transit Centre)

Day 1    Thursday (L,D) Sydney - Bowral

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Fly into Sydney arriving mid-morning and board our ‘Diamond Class’ coach making our way to King Street Wharf. We join Captain Cook Cruises for a cruise on Sydney Harbour gliding past waterside landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a buffet featuring chilled oysters, mussels, ocean prawns, succulent fish, plus a full range of nonseafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert and cheeses. Back on land we board our coach and make our way to the cool Southern Highlands.

3 Night Stay: Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa, Bowral 

Day 2    Friday (B,L,D) Bowral - Fitzroy Falls - Bowral

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Travelling on Australia’s most scenic country backroads we descend from the Highlands through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country. We stop to take a boardwalk to Fitzroy Falls before continuing on and absorbing striking views and deep valleys as we make our way to Berry. Enjoy some free time in this quaint town before taking our taste buds to Silo’s Restaurant nestled amongst vineyards
and surrounded by lush pastures. Here executive chef Andrew Hickie (who has cooked with Manu Feildel and has cooked for Ellen De Generes, Oprah, Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro) and his talented team are committed to serving delicious produce-driven food working with regional suppliers. Our afternoon takes us via the Kiama coast then on to Robertson stopping at the Big Potato for a photo opportunity. Back in Bowral we visit Dirty Janes emporium and antique market, offering the best in vintage incorporating antique furniture, lighting, architectural elements, beautiful quality preloved home furnishings, and the fabulous Recycled Rags clothing salon – it is the one stop shop for style on a budget.

Day 3    Saturday (B,D) Bowral - Bundanoon - Bowral

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The 42nd annual Highland Gathering Festival is where Bundanoon becomes Brigadoon for a day. This is Australia’s premier Scottish Highland Gathering, with a wee bit of Aussie flavour. There’s a street parade with marching pipe bands, clan societies, decorated floats, the Tartan Warriors, and over 120 speciality craft, souvenir and food stalls. Experience massed pipes and drums, highland and Scottish country dancing, traditional and not-sotraditional highland games such as the hay toss, shot put, caber toss, kilted dash, egg throwing and water toss. **A special exclusive treat for Fun Over Fifty passengers today with a surprise celebrity guest appearance. This is where the motto behind the name comes into play and the real fun factor shines. Celebrity guest is not publicly known/is exclusive FUN just for us! **Lunch is at own expense today.

Day 4    Sunday (B,L,D) Bowral - Mudgee

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Today we travel up into the Blue Mountains taking time at the Three Sisters lookout for a photo opportunity. We then make our way to the iconic Hydro Majestic historic hotel where we enjoy the grand tradition of a high tea surrounded by elegance and charm whilst enjoying spectacular views of the Megalong Valley. Later we take a guided tour of the Casino Lobby, Majestic Ballroom and Pavillion. Our afternoon takes us to Bathurst where we take a lap of Mount Panorama Circuit (subject to no motor racing events being held) before finishing our day at Mudgee.

2 Night Stay: Winning Post Motor Inn, Mudgee 

Day 5    Monday (B,MT,L,D) Mudgee - Goree Park - Mudgee

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We arrive at Gooree Park for a Thoroughbred stud tour, wine tasting and lunch. Our visit offers us an opportunity to meet some of the past and future horse racing champions and savour a wine tasting in the cellar door courtyard. This afternoon enjoy free time for some retail therapy in downtown Mudgee before returning to the Winning Post Motor Inn.

Day 6    Tuesday (B,MT,L,D) Mudgee - Goondiwindi

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Discover Gulgong Pioneers Museum housing a comprehensive array of domestic tools and utensils, farm and mining equipment, horse drawn vehicles, early photographs, Aboriginal and geological artefacts, periodic clothing and buildings dating from Gulgong’s heyday during the turbulent Gold Rush days of the 1870s. From here our afternoon takes us to Coonabarabran for lunch before we continue on via Narrabri and Moree, finishing our day at Goondiwindi.

1 Night Stay: Ascot Lodge Motor Inn, Goondiwindi 

Day 7    Wednesday (B,MT,L) Goondiwindi - Brisbane

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Departing Goondiwindi, we leisurely make our way home today stopping in Warwick to enjoy a tour and lunch at the beautiful Abbey of the Roses before finishing our journey at the Brisbane Transit Centre.

Tour Inclusions

  • One-way economy class flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel
  • Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
  • 3 nights 5 star in Bowral
  • 42nd anniversary of the Highland Gathering of the Clans Festival at Bundanoon
  • Massed pipe bands, highland games, market stalls, Celtic dancers
  • Fun Over Fifty celebrity guest appearance on tour
  • Fitzroy Falls and Kiama coast day tour
  • Specialty lunch at Silo’s Restaurant
  • The Big Potato
  • Three Sisters lookout at Katoomba
  • Hydro Majestic high tea and tour
  • Bathurst and Mount Panorama
  • 2 nights Mudgee
  • Gooree Park winery and thoroughbred stud tour
  • Gulgong Pioneers Museum
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Abbey of the Roses ex convent tour and lunch
  • 18 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner *standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited*

Additional Information

DEPOSIT
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. 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.

GREEN GUEST POLICY
Select the GGP option to help reduce pressures on our natural environment and get a reduced price of your tour. Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

Please click here to view our ‘Diamond Class’ seating expectations that apply to both sole use and twin/double bookings.

Flight Included
Cruise/Boat
Heritage
Festival/Event
Entertainment
Food & Wine Experience
Indigenous Experience

Moderate

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

See our terms for more details

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