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Partridge at Peppers Manor House

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Christmas
Christmas
Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco
Indigenous experience
Cultural

Tour summary

EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $400 per couple or $200 single. Book by 30 June 2021

Enjoy a luxurious Christmas getaway to the cool Southern Highlands as you travel in Diamond Class aboard beautiful 'Diamond-Tina'! Unrivalled in style and class this tour takes in South West Rocks, the Hunter Valley, 3 nights in old-world grand country-house charm at Peppers Manor House in Sutton Forest, and a 5 star finish in Sydney's Circular Quay. With a Gala Christmas Day lunch and Boxing Day cruise on Sydney Harbour, this will be a very Merry Christmas indeed!

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
9
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

20th December 2021 - Diamond Class

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
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Partridge at Peppers Manor House

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
4600
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
5500
pp
Deposit:
$800 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional days (TOTAL 11 DAY TOUR)

• Return economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central

• Return Airtrain ticket ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station

Plus $860pp Twin Share Plus $1025 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

DEPOSIT

$800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required 100 days prior to departure.

N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Scottish town of Maclean
  • 1 night South West Rocks
  • Tanilba House high tea and guided tour
  • Maitland Gaol guided tour
  • 2 nights Hunter Valley
  • Hunter Valley food and wine trail
  • Hunter Valley Gardens by day train tour
  • Hunter Valley Gardens dinner and Christmas lights spectacular
  • Broken Bay and Lower Hawkesbury River Cruise
  • 3 nights Sutton Forest
  • Illawarra Fly tree top walk
  • Bradman Museum
  • Christmas morning Fitzroy Falls and Kangaroo Valley scenic drive
  • Gala Christmas Day lunch in the Manor House with all the trimmings
  • Clearview glass boat lunch cruise to witness the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race
  • 1 night Maitland
  • Scone
  • Tamworth's Big Golden Guitar & lunch
  • 1 night Armidale
  • Standing stones at Glen Innes
  • Lunch paired with wines at Heritage Estate, Stanthorpe
  • 25 Meals

Additional information

Our Diamond Class tours have a seat rotation policy for all guests. Read more for details.

‘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).

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Coach
Coach
Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Luxury
Luxury
Walking component
Walking component

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - South West Rocks

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Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience

Departing Brisbane on our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach we travel via the Tweed River, breaking at Kingscliff. Our onward journey takes us through the picturesque Northern Rivers, arriving at the Scottish township of Maclean, breaking here for lunch. Our afternoon takes us to South West Rocks where we bed down for the night.

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Hunter Valley

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage

This morning we make our way via Port Macquarie taking the scenic coastal route to Tanilba Bay where there lies a hidden treasure. We visit Tanilba House, one of the grand homes which helps form the rich fabric of the history of Port Stephens. We enjoy high tea served in the conservatory and on the verandah, followed by a history talk and tour of this recently restored, convict built homestead. From where we continue on to Maitland where we take a guided tour of heritage listed Maitland Gaol. Once housing some of Australia’s most hardened and notorious criminals, today the Gaol has unlocked the gates for us to explore the site. We then take a short journey into the Hunter Valley.

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Hunter Valley

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Walking component

We take in the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens for a guided train tour through parts of the 25 hectares of International garden. From here we follow a food and wine trail making our first stop at McGuigan’s Wines for a behind the scenes wine making tour. We enjoy lunch at the Hunter Valley Gardens. Tonight, get into the Christmas spirit with a night visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens, superbly lit up with thousands of Christmas lights.

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Sutton Forest

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Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage

Departing the Hunter Valley, we make our way to the Jetty at Jamisontown. Boarding the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler, we experience incredible scenery of the Nepean Gorge while enjoying a delicious hearty lunch. Take the stunning ascending rock formations carved out by Nepean River - one of Australia's beautiful and largely unknown, natural archaeological splendours at the base of the Heritage Listed, Blue Mountains National Park.

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Peppers Manor House, Sutton Forest
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Sutton Forest

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
Walking component
Walking component

This morning we head to Knights Hill to visit the award winning Illawarra Fly. Take a walk through the treetops on the 1.5km track through beautiful warm temperate rainforest with 500 metres of steel walkway nestled in the treetop canopy some 20–30 metres above the ground. The walkway culminates in Knights Tower, a spiral tower that rises to a breathtaking 45 metres above the forest floor. Our next venture takes us to Bowral breaking for lunch before given free time downtown for shopping or take a guided tour at Bradman Museum.

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Sutton Forest

Eco experience
Eco experience
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Festival & Event
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Food & Wine experience
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Walking component
Christmas
Christmas

Merry Christmas! After a festive breakfast together, we take a morning scenic drive overlooking the tranquil Kangaroo Valley where you are free to take a short walk to explore the lush escarpment country and see the magnificent Fitzroy Falls. We return to Peppers to get ready for Christmas Day celebrations and festive feast. Enjoy a long lunch together capturing the spirit of Christmas, where we are in no rush today, taking time to enjoy every moment of this special day, savouring the delights of the freshest seafood and traditional fare. Tonight, a light dinner will be supplied.

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Sydney

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Food & Wine experience

We make our way to Sydney Harbour to witness an Australian iconic event, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race! Feel the spirit of the Harbour as the race starts, and enjoy a special 3-hour lunch cruise on the luxury Clearview Glass Boat, which serves a lovely lunch for the duration of th adults only cruise. There will be radio commentary of the race and spectacular photo opportunities from the outer decks and Sky Deck to see the maxi yachts in action. Our afternoon takes us to Maitland for an overnight stay.

**Please note: Restrictions are in place regarding proximity to the start of the race. Cruise operator does not cater for dietary needs.

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Armidale

Heritage
Heritage

We start our homeward bound journey travelling via Scone then breaking for lunch at Tamworth's Big Golden Guitar. The last of our journey today tales us via Moonbi Range finishing our day in Armidale.

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Return Flights

Heritage
Heritage
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Discover the Celtic heritage if Glen Innes, visiting the Standing Stones, a famous national monument to Australia's Celtic pioneers. Next we cross the border back into Queensland and make our way past the grape growing districts of Ballandean, breaking  at Heritage Estate Wines for lunch paired with local wines. Return to the Brisbane CBD at approximately 4.30pm.

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How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

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What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

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