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Vivid Sydney Spectacular & Beyond in Diamond Class

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Get ready to be dazzled by the lights of Sydney’s innovative and breathtaking Vivid Festival. Join us to experience this internationally renowned extravaganza of light, music and ideas in ‘Diamond Class’ with touring in and around Sydney including the Riverboat Postman on the picturesque Hawkesbury River. Return to Brisbane via Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Ballina.

Duration Duration:

6 days

Price From From

$3,550pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

1st June 2020
8th June 2020

Location Departure Location:
Flights arrive into Sydney

Location Return Location:
Brisbane Transit Centre

Pricing

Twin Share
$3550pp
Sole Use
$4400pp
$800pp non-refundable

Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use

Itinerary (Flights arrive into Sydney - Brisbane Transit Centre)

Day 1    Monday (L,D) Sydney

foodwine plane

board a luxury comfort plus coach to transfer from the airport to the CBD for lunch at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach will meet us here. Next up we visit Madame Tussauds, taking the red-carpet entry to this celebrity experience and meeting a stunning collection of lifelike wax figures. We then make our way to Circular Quay to check-in to our hotel. Tonight, enjoy welcome drinks with your fellow passengers and crew before dinner in the hotel restaurant.

3 Night Stay: Sir Stamford Hotel at Circular Quay

Day 2    Tuesday (B,L,D) Sydney

cruise eco festival foodwine

Today we join the Riverboat Postman, established in 1910, as it delivers mail and other essentials to the river-access-only settlements on the Lower Hawkesbury River. On returning to Sydney, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. After dinner tonight, take a walk around the harbour and be dazzled by the lights and music of Sydney’s Vivid Festival.

Day 3    Wednesday (B,L,D) Sydney

cablecar cruise eco festival foodwine walking

Admiring the majestic World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, we stop at Echo Point lookout before arriving at Scenic World. Glide between clifftops on the Scenic Skyway with 360-degree views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Tonight, we take a cruise around Sydney Harbour on the city’s newest ‘clearview glass boat’, offering magical views of the Vivid Sydney lights at night. Enjoy canapes and drinks on the Sky Deck and marvel at the spectacular Sydney skyline up in lights as we cruise under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House. We then enjoy a quality buffet dining experience in the saloon with included beverages. **Please note: Dinner venue will not cater to gluten, dairy or nut free requirements. Anyone with an allergy must self manage.

Day 4    Thursday (B,MT,L,D) Port macquarie

foodwine heritage

Departing Sydney, we make our way to Wauchope to arrive at Timbertown Heritage Theme Park for an afternoon of heritage delights. Take a scenic tour around the village behind one of the gentle giant Clydesdale horses whilst enjoying some local commentary. Afterwards, we take a short journey to Port Macquarie to check in to our water view rooms in the hotel.

1 Night Stay: Sails Resort, Port Macquarie Marina

Day 5    Friday (B,MT,L,D) Ballina

eco foodwine

 

This morning we discover Coffs Harbour to add a little ‘wildlife’ into our day with a visit to Dolphin Marine Magic. Home to Indo- Pacific bottlenose dolphins, seals, penguins, turtles and fish, the marine park provides an educational and enjoyable experience. We hit the highway mid-afternoon taking us to Ballina where we bed down for the night.

1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort, Ballina

Day 6    Saturday (B,MT,L) Travel back to Brisbane

eco foodwine train walking

This morning we make our to Cape Byron Distillery. Here we take a guided tour and short stroll through the subtropical rainforest. We continue north stopping at Tropical Fruit World for lunch followed by a guided farm tour by tractor train and delicious tasting session. We then head for home making our way back to Brisbane Transit Centre.

Tour Inclusions

  • One-way economy class flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel
  • Visit to Madame Tussauds
  • 3 nights 5 star Sydney
  • Riverboat Postman cruise
  • Sydney Harbour Clearview Glass Boat buffet dinner cruise to see the VIVID lights at night
  • 1 night Port Macquarie; 1 night Ballina
  • Dolphin Marine Magic at Coffs Harbour
  • Cape Byron Distillery guided tour
  • Tour and tasting Tropical Fruit World
  • 16 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

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

Flight Included
Cruise/Boat
Rail Travel
Heritage
Eco Experience
Walking Component
Food & Wine Experience
Festival/Event

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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