• Pricing From $4,250 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Max Group Size 20
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Departs 16 Apr 2018
  • Returns 19 Apr 2018
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Described as one of the top four open-air opera events in the world, the annual Opera on Sydney Harbour is a highlight of the Australian cultural calendar. Join Bill Peach Journeys to experience Puccini’s La Bohème in style viewing this epic story from premium seats! Known as one of the world’s all-time favourite operas, and the inspiration behind Moulin Rouge, La Bohème is an ageless tale; between the ideals of love and art and the cruel realities of cold winters, bitter jealousies and empty pockets, two sets of lovers are trying to find their way.

Each evening return to the comfort of your centrally located luxury accommodation, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, voted one of the world’s most loved hotels. Touring will include the fascinating Susannah Place Museum and SH Ervin Gallery in the Rocks. We will also explore the historic and picturesque towns of Coledale, Austinmer and Thirroul on the Grand Pacific Drive.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Premium tickets to Puccini’s La Bohème opera performance, including superb seating
  • Tour of Susannah Place Museum and SH Ervin Gallery in the historic Rocks
  • Explore the southern coastal towns of Coledale, Austinmer and Thirroul on the Grand Pacific Drive
  • Farewell dinner at Sydney’s iconic O Bar
  • Enjoy all the excitement of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

TOUR DEPARTURES

Tour Code OP1800
Departs 16 Apr 2018
Returns 19 Apr 2018
Price From $4,250 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: SYDNEY

Transfer from Sydney Airport to the award winning Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the perfect base for our upcoming touring. Enjoy the many facilities of this exceptional hotel and take advantage of it’s incredible location as it places you among the city’s vibrant shopping and business precincts, and next to the popular historic Rocks district and harbour side Circular Quay. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Day 2: SYDNEY TOURING & LA BOHEME

After breakfast at leisure, we will step back in time to a Sydney of yesteryear. Built in 1844, Susannah Place Museum is a terrace of four houses that incorporates a recreated 1915 corner store. Rare in the city of Sydney, it has a continuous history of domestic occupancy and provides the opportunity to explore domestic Sydney life from 1844 to 1990. It is evidence of the richness of community life that existed in the Rocks and is a fascinating look at nineteenth century inner city life.

Our next stop is the S.H. Ervin Gallery, considered one of Sydney’s leading public art institutions housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, the Rocks in Sydney. The Gallery’s exhibition program is designed to explore the richness and diversity of Australian art, both historical and contemporary, and present it in new contexts.The Gallery is renowned for encouraging research and promoting scholarly appraisal of artists from all periods of Australian art history. You have the afternoon at leisure to prepare for this evening’s performance.

Following dinner, you will experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, the opera is based on Scènes de la vie de bohème (bohemian everyday life) by Henri Murger. La Bohème opens your soul to emotions stirred by Puccini’s passionate music. As six friends bare their hearts in a Parisian winter, you will fall in love, flare with passion and ache with loss, right alongside them. Immerse yourself in the romance as the sun sets over Sydney’s spectacular skyline, a magnificent backdrop as dusk falls.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Day 3: GRAND PACIFIC DRIVE

Following a leisurely breakfast, depart the hotel for a coach tour of one of the world’s most beautiful touring routes. The Grand Pacific Drive weaves through one of the oldest national parks in the world and then over the Sea Cliff Bridge, an engineering marvel. We will visit Governors Game lookout in Stanwell Park which offers brilliant coastal views and lovely heathlands.

After a local lunch, we visit the charming coastal towns of Coledale, Austinmer and Thirroul, all historic coal mining villages, better known today for their breathtaking beaches on this unspoilt NSW South Coast. Enjoy your farewell dinner this evening at Sydney’s famed O Bar.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Day 4: DEPART SYDNEY

After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to the airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of a delightful Sojourn in Sydney.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact over 40% of our guests travel alone, and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director and opera tickets including a five course degustation dinner, five hour beverage package and lounge access.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Melbourne are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Melbourne, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Melbourne, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)