• Pricing From $4,495 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Max Group Size 19
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 13 Dec 2019
  • Returns 16 Dec 2019

There is no more iconic building than the Sydney Opera House and no more stirring performance than the power and glory of 650 singers from Sydney Philharmonia Choirs as they fill the concert hall with antiphonal splendour performing Handel’s Messiah. Another musical celebration of the festive season will be the performance of the Noël! Noël! series by the ethereal Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at the City Recital Hall.

Join Bill Peach Journeys to celebrate the festive season as Sydney prepares for Christmas. Spend 3 nights in luxury accommodation at the boutique InterContinental Sydney in leafy Double Bay and enjoy amazing meals at Sydney’s famed restaurants. Cruise the iconic Sydney Harbour while enjoying an indulgent lunch. Don’t delay as this is the final performance of Messiah in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall before it closes for renovations; it’s sure to be a most rousing performance! A true feast for all the senses as we anticipate the holiday season.


  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning five star InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
  • Premium Tickets to Handel’s Messiah at the Opera House performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
  • An enchanting performance of the Noël! Noël! series by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
  • Indulge in an exquisite private lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Exceptional dining at some of Sydney’s most renowned restaurants
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy all the excitement of Handel’s Messiah at the Opera House with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code HM1900
Departs 13 Dec 2019
Returns 16 Dec 2019
Price From $4,495 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Transfer from Sydney Airport to the award winning InterContinental Sydney Double Bay located in the leafy Eastern Suburbs village of Double Bay. Relax with a drink at the Rooftop, a stylish and iconic poolside bar with breathtaking views overlooking the bay or explore the nearby high-end fashion boutiques, laneway cafés and harbour beaches this exclusive suburb is renowned for. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay or similar

Day 2: Sydney

After breakfast we will embark on a Sydney Harbour cruise, the perfect way to explore this iconic waterway. Enjoy a truly indulgent lunch as we celebrate the beauty of Sydney Harbour while cruising to iconic points of interest. Naturally, we will take in the breathtaking landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in all their splendour.

This evening we transfer to the City Recital Hall for a truly special performance of Noël! Noël! by the Australian Brandenburg Choir, celebrating its 30th Anniversary year. The ethereal Brandenburg Orchestra joins the orchestra and a highly-celebrated guest artist in a concert brimming with joyful twists and soulful serenity. We will experience the seasonal joy of festive pieces and much-anticipated classics including O Come All Ye Faithful and Stille Nacht.

After the performance, it is a short stroll to dinner. Afterwards, we transfer back to our hotel.

Overnight: Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay or similar

Day 3: Sydney

After a leisurely start to the day we take a water taxi crossing one of the world’s greatest harbours; passing Woolloomoolloo and Shark Island we arrive at Dunbar House, Watsons Bay where we will enjoy brunch.

Cruising next across to the Sydney Opera House, we head inside for the highlight of our tour, Sydney Philharmonia Choir’s performance of Handel’s Messiah. It is said that Handel finished the Hallelujah Chorus in tears, saying “I think I did see all Heaven before me and the great God himself!”

Since its first triumphant performance in 1742, it has inspired listeners with the drama and unity of its music and its impressive portrayal of the text. Transfer back to the hotel in time to prepare for our farewell dinner this evening. We conclude this evening with a visual celebration of the best of Sydney’s Christmas lights.

Overnight: Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay or similar

Day 4: Depart Sydney

After a leisurely breakfast, your morning is at leisure to relax in our boutique luxury hotel or perhaps wander the surrounding upmarket area. After a delightful high tea lunch at the hotel, we transfer to the airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of a delightful Sydney 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.


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.

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)