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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!
20th December 2021 - Diamond Class
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**
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Our Gold Class coach tours let you experience the beauty of the Australian landscape in comfort and style. From the coach itself to the accommodation and meals, every detail is considered.
For the next level in luxury, our Diamond Class coach tours give you the business class experience every step of the way. We only book the very best options available
Take the inland route from Brisbane to Melbourne, discover quirky characters and hidden treasures along the way. Try your luck for opals in Lightning Ridge, enjoy a wildlife zoofari at Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, and visit Miners Heritage Park in Cobar. See the 'Living Desert Sculptures' in Broken Hill and the Old Wentworth Gaol before enjoying a paddleboat cruise on the Murray and a finale night in Melbourne.
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The National Cherry Festival is on the first weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the famous Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years. Travel in style on our `Diamond Class’ OR 'Gold Class' coaches, discover the town and its harvest, delicious fruit, wine, food and festival! Will the longest Pip Spit record be broken again this year? Who will be the 2021 Cherry Pie Eating Champion? Come with Fun Over Fifty and visit this lovely rural community and have FUN! Following the festival we make our way to the Hunter Valley for the famous Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular!
Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, with this unique style of music being the main focus of the town year round. Here, the information centre is guitar-shaped, the town’s entrance is marked by a 36ft guitar and country music stars are represented in a waxwork hall of fame. Get geared up for a country escape and enjoy the toe-tappin’, boot-scootin’ and two-steppin’ hype in January, when Tamworth plays host to one of the biggest and best country music festivals in the world.
To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.
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.
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:
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.
In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.