• Pricing From $6,295 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Max Group Size 19
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Departs 23 Dec 2020
  • Returns 27 Dec 2020

There are few cities more beautiful than Sydney and Christmas time only enhances her appeal! Stay in luxury accommodation at the perfectly located Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park in the heart of the city. Celebrating the festive season, we will view the best of Sydney’s Christmas lights and enjoy a Christmas concert. Indulge in a memorable Christmas Eve dinner with Harbour views and a fabulous Christmas lunch with new friends.

We will have a private tour of the State Library of NSW and a private tour of the Arthur Streeton exhibition at the NSW Art Gallery, considered the most significant retrospective ever held of this Australian impressionist’s work. Boxing Day sees us cruising and lunching on Sydney Harbour as we watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. We will also enjoy a visit to iconic Sydney beaches and Centennial Park. This will be a true feast for all the senses as we celebrate the holiday season in the magnificent Emerald City as she twinkles in all her festive finery.

Highlights

  • Spend 4 nights at the award-winning Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park within walking distance to St. Mary’s Cathedral and major shopping districts
  • Watch the exciting Sydney to Hobart Yacht race while cruising on the harbour on a luxury private cruiser
  • Private touring of the State Library of NSW and Arthur Streeton exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW
  • Celebrate the festive season with Christmas light viewing and a Christmas concert
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including Christmas Eve dinner with harbour views and an indulgent Christmas Day lunch
  • Experience all the excitement of Christmas in Sydney with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code CH2000*
Departs 23 Dec 2020
Returns 27 Dec 2020
Price From $6,295 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Transfer from Sydney Airport to the award-winning Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park located in the city’s vibrant shopping and business precincts. This afternoon, we will enjoy the seasonal joy of festive pieces and much-anticipated classics during a Christmas concert. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Day 2: Sydney

This morning we will enjoy a private heritage tour of the State Library of NSW. We will discover the architectural features of the historic Mitchell Library, the beautiful tudor style Shakespeare Room and learn about the decorative stonework, stained glass windows and marble mosaics.

Following lunch at the Art Gallery of NSW, we will enjoy a private tour of acclaimed artist, Arthur Streeton’s exhibition. ‘Streeton’ is considered the most significant retrospective ever held of this Australian impressionist’s work featuring over 150 pieces from public and private collections, some not exhibited for over 100 years.

This evening is a feast for the senses as we begin by enjoying a visual celebration of the best of Sydney’s Christmas lights before gathering for our elegant Christmas Eve dinner looking out over Sydney’s spectacular Harbour.

Overnight: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Day 3: Sydney - 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 lunch at the hotel restaurant. After lunch, either enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the hotel or join the Journey Director for a stroll through the city. Supper this evening is at the hotel.

Overnight: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Day 4: Sydney

An exciting Boxing Day ahead as we join in the festivities on Sydney Harbour. One of the world’s most prestigious ocean races, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race creates a vibrant carnival atmosphere in Sydney as a flotilla of sleek yachts race out of Sydney Harbour. The annual event sees maxi yachts and weekend racers from across the globe tackle the 628 nautical miles of sea separating Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour and Hobart’s Battery Point. Each year, the stakes are raised. Starting with only nine entrants in 1945, the race has grown to accommodate around one hundred yachts and the record for fastest finish continues to be toppled.

Later, enjoy afternoon tea before transferring back to the hotel via Sydney’s iconic beaches and historic Centennial Park prior to our farewell dinner this evening.

Overnight: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Day 5: Depart Sydney

After breakfast, your morning is at leisure to relax in the hotel or perhaps wander the surrounding city. Transfer to the airport saying a fond farewell to new friends and take away memories of a delightful Christmas Sojourn.


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/Post 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.

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.