Breathtaking Night Lights with Bill Peach Journeys

Vivid Sydney 2017

Bill Peach Journeys will take you inside the beautifully bright world of Vivid Sydney, the city’s annual outdoor lighting winter festival. The centrepiece of Vivid Sydney is the immersive light sculptures, multimedia interactive work and building projections that transform various buildings and landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in and around the Sydney central business district into an outdoor night time canvas of art.

Marvel at this incredible city as it comes to life under breathtaking lights. 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. Other highlights include a private tour of Old Governement House and exploring the Taronga Zoo Vivid dislplay. We partake in the very elegant affair of High Tea at the historic Queen Victoria Building and more! If you haven’t been to Vivid yet, now is the time!

Highlights

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Private cruise on Sydney Harbour viewing the Vivid Sydney spectacle from an indulgent perspective
  • Explore the extraordinary lantern creations that form the Taronga Zoo Vivid display
  • Touring of World Heritage Listed Old Government House
  • Enjoy an elegant High Tea at the historic Queen Victoria Building
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Explore the Vivid highlights of Sydney with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director
Day
1

Arrive Sydney

Transfer from Sydney Airport to the award winning Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the perfect base for our upcoming Vivid 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

Parramatta & Vivid

After breakfast, we board a water taxi to Old Government House, a World Heritage site set on the Parramatta River. This convict-built Georgian house and its surrounds was the country residence for the first ten governors of NSW. Today it houses the nation’s premier colonial furniture collection amongst parkland and other heritage sites.

Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, the convict-built Old Government House and garrison buildings were built in 1799-1816, the oldest surviving public buildings in Australia. For seven decades, it was the ‘country’ residence of ten early governors of the Colony, including Gov. Lachlan and Mrs Macquarie who, from 1810 to 1821 preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary and crime ridden streets of Sydney Town.

We return to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure before boarding our private evening cruise on Sydney Harbour to enjoy the spectacular visual feast that has become Vivid Sydney. Marvel as Vivid transforms Sydney into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’: a unique Vivid Sydney experience where art meets technology.

Vivid engages lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Day
3

Sydney City & Zoo

After a leisurely breakfast, we arrive at the historic Queen Victoria Building, a beautiful example of Romanesque Revival architecture built in 1898. Located in what was once the original Grand Ballroom, we dine today at The Tea Room which epitomises style and quality. Beneath custom designed Baccarat crystal chandeliers and a beautiful Victorian ceiling, we will enjoy sweet and savoury morsels, served on authentic British silverware and classic Royal Albert china
in the refined elegance of this remarkable dining room.

This evening we explore Vivid’s wildest precinct at Taronga Zoo featuring an illuminated trail comprised of giant animal multimedia light sculptures. Showcasing interactive lighting, sound effects and moving parts, these giant light sculptures will be among the largest and most technologically advanced lanterns ever to feature in Vivid.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Day
4

Sydney - Home

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, the journey concludes and you will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight home.

Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
VS1700 4 30th May 2017 2nd June 2017 $4,150

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

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 Sydney are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Sydney, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Sydney, 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.

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.