• Pricing From $6,500 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE*
  • From Melbourne
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 22 Dec 2021
  • Returns 27 Dec 2021

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to enjoy a delightful Christmas Luxury Short Break in the coastal splendour of the Mornington Peninsula. Beginning with an exploration of the vibrant and culturally rich city of Melbourne. Explore its famed laneways and architecture and cruise the iconic Yarra River taking in many renowned landmarks. Stay two nights in world-class style at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto; featuring a Venetian Gothic façade, the interior exudes modern luxury.

Heading south, breathtaking views across Port Phillip Bay will amaze you from the Arthurs Seat Eagle. Take in the scents and sights at Peony Estate, resplendent in nature’s beauty. Explore the picturesque village of Sorrento, where gorgeous heritage limestone buildings line the main street. Learn the history of the region at the fascinating Sorrento Museum, Watts Cottage and Quarantine Station. Stay three nights at one of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts, Peppers Moonah Links. Make new friends while celebrating Christmas in style complemented by fascinating touring, fabulous scenery, exceptional accommodation and superb wine and cuisine.

Highlights

  • Spend 6 days exploring sophisticated Melbourne and the spectacular Mornington Peninsula
  • Spend 2 nights at the luxurious centrally-located InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
  • Enjoy 3 nights at the award-winning Peppers Moonah Links Resort, magnificently set in the serene rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula
  • Explore hidden secrets of Melbourne on a walking tour
  • Cruise the iconic tree-lined Yarra River
  • Marvel at amazing views riding the Arthurs Seat Eagle
  • Delight in the intoxicating display of Christmas lillies, peonies and dahlias at the elegant Peony Estate
  • Discover the heritage charm of seaside Sorrento including Watts Cottage and the Quarantine Station
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including Christmas lunch at the multi award-winning Max’s
  • Celebrate Christmas with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code CH2200*
Departs 22 Dec 2021
Returns 27 Dec 2021
Price From $6,500pp
Single Supplement FREE*
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne

Transfer from Melbourne Airport to the luxurious InterContinental Melbourne, a timeless heritage building. Your Journey Director hosts the welcome dinner tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: InterContinental Melbourne

Day 2: Melbourne

Following breakfast, we enjoy a Hidden Secrets of Melbourne walking tour. Explore the city’s signature lanes, arcades and architecture hearing historical tales of Melbourne along the way. Many of Melbourne’s points of interest are dotted along the Yarra River, so a cruise is the perfect and most relaxing way to see them.

Lunch today is in the art deco inspired ‘1932’ located in the architecturally iconic Manchester Unity building. Continuing on to the Immigration Museum, we learn through photographs, historical objects and personal stories how those that came across the seas helped to shape this nation from the gold rush days of the 1840s to the present day.

Overnight: InterContinental Melbourne

Day 3: Melbourne - Sorrento

Leaving the city behind, we head south. On arrival, we board the Arthur’s Seat Eagle, an aerial gondola that will take us on a journey of flight to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula offering stunning views across Port Phillip Bay, towards the Melbourne city skyline and beyond.

After lunch at a local winery, we will soak in nature’s kaleidescope at Peony Estate located in the lush green volcanic hills of Red Hill. A family owned property since 1886, today the land has evolved into lush fields of peonies, dahlias and lillies where fruit orchards once stood.

Check-in to the award-winning Peppers Moonah Links Resort to enjoy the landscaped gardens and rolling green hill views from your stylish deluxe accommodation. This evening we celebrate Christmas Eve dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Peppers Moonah Links Resort

Day 4: Christmas Day

Today you will spend a relaxing Christmas Day with new friends. For those clients wishing to attend church services, there will be the opportunity to do so. Early afternoon we will enjoy a wonderful Christmas long lunch at the multi award-winning Max’s. Famed for being the Mornington Peninsula’s original winery restaurant, their focus on local sustainable produce results in exceptional dining. Supper this evening is at the hotel.

Overnight: Peppers Moonah Links Resort

Day 5: Sorrento

This morning’s visit to the Sorrento Museum reveals the history of the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula. Visit Watts Cottage and learn about churning butter, cooking with fire, fridges in trees and much more. Following lunch, we visit The Quarantine Station and discover the experiences of those that came to Victoria and were quarantined. Tonight’s farewell dinner is at the resort.

Overnight: Peppers Moonah Links Resort

Day 6: Depart Melbourne

Transfer to Melbourne Airport. Bid farewell to new friends, taking away fond memories of a delightful festive Luxury Short Break.


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.

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 1 kilometre 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)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.