• Pricing From $4,495 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 25 Mar 2019
  • Returns 28 Mar 2019
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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 West Side Story on the iconic stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Sit back and enjoy this modern day Romeo and Juliet unfold. On the mean streets of New York’s West Side, two rival gangs strut their stuff. But when a Jet falls for a Shark, the stage is set for a rumble. Their wistful love story is studded with infectious songs including ‘Somewhere’, ‘Maria’, ‘I Feel Pretty’, ‘America’, ‘Cool’ and ‘Tonight’. Complete with premium seating, full dinner, a live orchestra hidden beneath the dramatic stage and fireworks. 

Each evening return to the comfort of your centrally located luxury accommodation, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Touring will include Sydney’s historic Government House and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. We will also explore Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Lighthouse in the spectacular Northern Beaches.

 

 

Highlights

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Premium tickets to Sondheim’s West End Story opera performance, including superb seating and dinner
  • Tour of historic Government House and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Explore the spectacular Northern Beaches including Palm Beach and the iconic Barrenjoey Lighthouse
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy all the excitement of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code OP1900
Departs 25 Mar 2019
Returns 28 Mar 2019
Price From $4,495 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Sydney

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

Day 2: Sydney

This morning we depart to visit the House and magnificent grounds of one of Australia’s oldest buildings. Considered one of the nest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney, Government House is the official Residence of His Excellency General e Honourable David Hurley, 38th Governor of New South Wales. We will view the restored grand historic interiors, including the exquisite hand painted stencil ceilings, portraits, furniture and decorative arts. We then visit the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia’s premier tertiary music institution which plays a pivotal role in the Australian musical landscape.

This evening immerse yourself in the atmosphere as the sun sets over Sydney’s spectacular skyline, a magnificent backdrop as dusk falls. Enjoy a lovely 3 course dinner before proceeding to your Platinum seating for the dramatic opera, West Side Story. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned.

The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless masterpiece. It features unforgettable songs including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, that have been universally adored for generations. A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle, the Jets and the Sharks.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney or similar

Day 3: Sydney

Following a leisurely breakfast, depart the hotel for a coach tour of one of Sydney’s most beautiful destinations as we head to the spectacular Northern Beaches. We will explore the iconic Palm Beach famed for its glittering blue waters, golden sands and towering pines. As Sydney’s northernmost seaside point, Palm Beach lies at the end of a long peninsula, fringed by surf on one side and tranquil Pittwater on the other. We will follow a trail to heritage-listed Barrenjoey Lighthouse and keeper’s cottage for splendid views of the coast, Pittwater and Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park. Transfer back to Sydney in time to prepare for our farewell dinner this evening.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney or similar

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 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.

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.

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)