Featuring the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Let us pamper you this Christmas with this spectacular getaway, staying three nights at the Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, right in the heart of Sydney. Spend time at the Taronga Park Zoo before a delicious Christmas lunch with all the trimmings at the Novotel Hotel. On Boxing Day spend a free morning exploring Darling Harbour, then escape the crowds and experience the action as you cruise the magnificent harbour with All Occasion Cruises for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Delight in the colour and excitement as the yachts make their way out of the harbour. During your cruise enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and beverage package with a signature champagne cocktail on arrival. Join us for fun and excitement on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world!
Departing: Thursday, 23rd December 2021
Fitness Level: E – Easy
Meals: B = Breakfast, M = Morning Tea, L = Lunch, A = Afternoon Tea, D = Dinner
DAY 1 HERVEY BAY – GRAFTON D
Thursday, 23rd December: Christmas is a time to be pampered. Following your morning transfer to Brisbane Coach Terminal where we meet our Brisbane passengers, make our way south via the Gold Coast, settle back and relax as the lush Northern Rivers countryside rolls by. Stop enroute for morning tea and lunch (own expense). Continue south via Big River Country to Grafton. Stay Quality Inn Grafton.
DAY 2 GRAFTON – SYDNEY BMLD
Friday, 24th December: Enjoy a leisurely drive south today stopping at KEMPSEY VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRE for morning tea then, continue on through Newcastle’s southern suburbs and the Central Coast, crossing the picturesque Hawkesbury River into Sydney. Settle in for the next three nights at the centrally located Hotel Ibis Styles Darling Harbour, Sydney.
DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY BLD
Saturday, 25th December: Merry Christmas! Enjoy a relaxed morning at Taronga Park Zoo before celebrating over a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings at the Novotel, Darling Harbour. This afternoon settle back in air-conditioned comfort as we take a scenic drive of Sydney’s northern beaches via Palm Beach, Warriewood, Dee Why, Curl Curl, Manly and North Head before returning to our accommodation for dinner.
DAY 4 SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE BLD
Sunday, 26th December: Today is Boxing Day – the day Sydney comes out to play. All the action is centered around the start of the SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE, one of the world’s greatest sailing events. Take a walk around Darling Harbour to purchase morning tea and perhaps catch a few Boxing Day bargains, before boarding the ALL OCCASION CRUISES vessel for a spectacular day on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board, taking in the fantastic views of the yachts as they jockey for position prior to the starter’s gun.
DAY 5 SYDNEY – ARMIDALE BMLD
Monday, 27th December: With Sydney’s festivities behind you, it is time to bid the Harbour City farewell and travel north through the picturesque Hunter Valley. Travel via Singleton to Scone where we stop for lunch at the SCONE RSL. After lunch continue on through Tamworth to Armidale. Stay Deer Park Motor Inn.
DAY 6 ARMIDALE – HOME BM
Tuesday, 28th December: Leaving Armidale travel to Tenterfield where we pause for morning tea then make our way to Warwick for lunch (own expense). Arrive in Brisbane mid-afternoon and in the Wide Bay early evening.
Adult: $2876 pp
Pensioner: $2864 pp
Past Passenger: $2858 pp
Single Supplement: $563 pp
Final Payment Due: 8th November 2021
Bookings Close on Wednesday December 22nd, 2021