Hold on to your tartan everyone!! Prepare the drums, tune your bagpipes – the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is heading our way!!
18th October 2019
Flights will be arranged to arrive in Sydney early afternoon where we are met by our coach captain and ‘Gold Class’ coach. This afternoon we take time to rest before the main event tonight. Tonight, we have the best seats in the house that are available. The Gold Class tours will have a VIP experience at the Jubilee Dinner. Along with a Platinum category ticket,you will get a three-course Scottish themed sit down dinner with premium beer, wine and soft drinks. The intimate dining space will be lavishly decorated and entertainment will ensure you are transported to a Scottish castle for the evening. You will also receive a souvenir gift and a padded seat cushion for you to enjoy the spectacle in comfort from the perfect viewing spot on Level 5. 1,200 performers from around the globe create an unrivalled display before a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle.At the heart of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the stirring sight and sound of the magnificent Massed Pipes and Drums of Scotland’s famous regiments. Marvel at the extraordinary, life-size replica of the Castle façade with performers entering the stadium by crossing the drawbridge just as they do in Edinburgh. The grand finale draws together the entire cast of more than 1,200 for that international song of love and friendship, Auld Lang Syne. The Lone Piper, standing high on the castle ramparts, brings the event to a poignant conclusion, leaving memories that will be treasured forever.
3 Night Stay: Rydges Sydney Central
This morning enjoy some retail therapy time before making our way into Darling Harbour. Take time to capture the sights and sounds and the hustle and bustle of Darling Harbour, take a trip up the stairs of the iconic Sydney Opera House or grab a coffee in one of the many waterfront restaurants. We re-group to board the vessel for our lunch buffet cruise – the perfect venue to dine out on whilst taking in the all that Sydney Harbour is known for. With spacious entertainment areas, including a mezzanine cocktail lounge and a semi-open Sky Deck, this vessel is a great cruising venue that offers roving harbour views.
Today we step back in time taking a short ferry ride from Sydney to Cockatoo Island. On arrival we join a local historian guide who will provide an overview of the island’s history, revealing stories and anecdotes about convict life and fascinating characters of the island’s colourful past. We return to the mainland and the hotel for lunch, the afternoon is then at your leisure.
This morning we take a driving tour of some of Sydney’s highlights. The sights include Kings Cross, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the famous andluxurious Kirribilli area, where you can capture the perfect image of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. After leaving Sydney behind, we start our journey north, making our way to the beautiful Hunter Valley. On arrival we almost set the scene for a progressive lunch where our main course is enjoyed at The Cellar Restaurant. We then spend the afternoon grazing and sipping on the area’s finest delicacies and delicious wine, visiting a local winery for a tasting and cheese platter. We finish our day treating our palettes with a sweet treat at the local artisan chocolate shop before checking in at our hotel.
1 Night Stay: Mercure Hunter Valley
**Please note: These rooms are accessed by stairs.
We take to the highway again and make our way to Port Macquarie, breaking for a cuppa along the way. On arrival we indulge in lunch by the water. After lunch we take a driving tour of the sights of Port Macquarie before checking into our accommodation. The resort is beautifully positioned on the Hasting River adjacent to the Port Macquarie Marina, the afternoon is at your leisure to explore, take a walk or maybe take a swim in the resort pool.
1 Night Stay: Sails Resort, Port Macquarie
We board the coach and head north passing through the town of Coffs Harbour. After our break, we continue on next stopping off at New Italy. An area near Woodburn that was taken up by Italian Immigrants back in the 1880’s. Here the Museum presents the history of the Italian migration to Australia. We have lunch here before we continue back into Roma Street, Brisbane.
Non-refundable deposit of $2000pp 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.
Due to the popularity of this major event, deposit and final payment are governed by the venue terms and conditions. Deposit is non-refundable and due 14 days after reservation booking; full final payment is due on or before 31 March 2019 and is non-refundable.
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
1 additional day (TOTAL 7 DAY TOUR)
Plus $450pp Twin Share, Plus $519 Sole Use
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