Arrive into Sydney
Upon arrival transfer and check into your hotel to relax after your flight and get ready to explore this sunshine filled city - take a wander down to the darling harbour and enjoy views of the Opera House, perhaps even book to see the Opera this evening a magical, once in a lifetime experience (pre-booking required).
Hotel: Rydges Central (standard) or Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (Superior) for 3 nights
Sydney sights & harbour cruise lunch
In the morning, stroll across The Corso to see the beach that has made Manly famous! Cross Sydney Harbour Bridge and pause en-route at Milsons Point to take some photos of the inspiring skyline with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit Arabanoo lookout for a panoramic view of the Manly headland then dip your toes in the waters of Manly Beach before returning to the city for a buffet lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour. Learn about the your surroundings whilst eating a seafood lunch and In the afternoon, tour the city with a guide, including the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. At the end of the day, visit the world-famous Bondi Beach where you can take a wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the clear water.
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Blue Mountains & wildlife park
Head West to the iconic Blue Mountains. From Echo Point, admire the view of the Three Sisters rock formation and the vistas of Jamison Valley before a visit to Scenic World (360 degree panoramic views). If you’re feeling adventurous, you can ride the world’s steepest railway here (own expense). Afterwards, stop off at Leura to browse the charming antique shops, stroll the streets and enjoy a 2-course lunch. Visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park to see an array of fascinating species up close, including the cuddly koala, kangaroos, crocodiles and possums. Take an optional cruise down the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour.
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Enjoy another free day to explore your surroundings in Sydney before embarking on the Jewel cruise ship for departure at 18:45
Full day at sea to enjoy the on-board facilities on route to the Tasmanian Island.
Arrive in port at 7am, allowing plenty of time to explore today. Why not head through the rolling countryside to Wing’s Farm Park for a chance to see Australia’s native animals or sample the local cheeses at a tasting workshop.
Arrive in Hobart at 11am, you’ll have another full day to explore with the departure time not until 9pm today. Hobart is filled with culture, history and vibrancy. Stroll the cobblestone square with its boutique shops, restaurants, live music and art galleries or journey to the peninsula to explore more of Tasmania’s beauty – perhaps spot the Tasmanian Devil here.
Opt to go on a countryside and wine tour or an Oysters and wine delicious tour sampling the local Oysters and wine.
Arrive early in the once richest city in the world, thanks to the abundance of gold. Melbourne is the cultural capital – explore its striking architecture, chic galleries and quaint boutiques. Opt to wave at a wallaby and get up close to Koala’s at the lovely Wildlife Park.
Disembark in Sydney this morning.
Transfer to the airport for your onwards flight.