• Pricing From $4,250 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Brisbane
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Max Group Size 10
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 3 Jul 2020
  • Returns 7 Jul 2020

Join Bill Peach Journeys to see arguably the most famous ballet of all time, complimented by an iconic score that is recognised the world over. Considered the epitome of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake will be performed by the oldest national ballet company, Paris Opera Ballet, regarded as one of the most preeminent ballet companies in the world today. Immerse yourself in the stirring music accompanying this profoundly moving and heartbreaking tale of impossible love which was choreographed by the greatest male dancer of his generation, Rudolf Nureyev.

Each evening return to the comfort of your centrally located luxury accommodation alongside the Brisbane River, the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Touring will include a visit to historic Newstead House, a behind the scenes look at the heritage listed Queensland Performing Arts Centre and a luncheon cruise on an iconic paddle wheeler. We will visit Mount Tamborine to explore the fascinating Glow Worm Caves and the art of Arthur Hamblin, renowned for being the ‘Father of Australian Outback Art’. Simply splendid!

Highlights

  • Spend 4 nights in 5 star luxury at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel alongside the Brisbane River
  • A Reserve tickets to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake performed by the world’s oldest national ballet company, Paris Opera Ballet, only in Queensland
  • Behind the scenes tour of QLD Performing Arts Centre
  • Tour of historic heritage-listed Newstead House, Brisbane’s oldest surviving home
  • Enjoy a luncheon cruise on an iconic paddle wheeler showcasing the best of riverside Brisbane
  • Visit the renowned Glow Worm Cave and Arthur Hamblin Art Gallery in Tamborine Mountain
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy all the romance of the iconic Swan Lake with new friends while enjoying your own room incurring no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code BB2000
Departs 3 Jul 2020
Returns 7 Jul 2020
Price From $4,250 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Brisbane

Arrive into Brisbane and transfer to the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, a centrally located stunning mixture of 5-star serenity and cutting-edge urban luxury alongside the Brisbane River. Relax and enjoy the facilities of this exceptional hotel or perhaps explore the welcoming, spirited and energised subtropical city that is Brisbane, Australia’s third largest capital. Meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers at a welcome dinner this evening.

Overnight: Brisbane Marriott or similar

Day 2: Brisbane

After breakfast, we visit heritage listed Newstead House, Brisbane’s oldest home, established in 1846. This iconic Brisbane landmark has evolved from a simple Georgian cottage into a grand residence following significant renovations and extensions in 1867. The house occupies a commanding position within Newstead Park, offering sweeping views of the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the Brisbane River. Newstead House is an established museum, decorated and furnished to reflect the late Victorian period.

Next we experience Australia’s most beautiful river city from an iconic custom-made paddle wheeler. We will cruise past the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the Maritime Museum, Brisbane’s Southbank precinct including the Brisbane Wheel, the iconic Story Bridge, the city’s finest modern and heritage architecture, homes of the rich and famous and many more of Brisbane’s spectacular attractions. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Brisbane Marriott or similar

Day 3: Brisbane

After breakfast, we enjoy a backstage tour of the heritage listed Queensland Performing Arts Centre. This behind the scenes look allows us the opportunity to explore the theatres and discover the history and architecture of QPAC. Our guide will take us on a journey filled with stories and theatrical tales, giving an insider’s perspective into a busy performing arts centre.

After lunch, we enjoy the highlight of our journey, the inimitable Swan Lake performed by the world acclaimed Paris Opera Ballet. In Swan Lake, Pyotr Tchaikovsky used the timeless legend of deception and mis-matched lovers to create some of the most beautiful music ever written for ballet. The choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov left their distinguished mark on this story of an impossible love between an earthly prince and a bird princess, re-fashioning the myth of the swan dancer, the ultimate ballerina. This version, created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984 by Rudolf Nureyev, adds a Freudian dimension to the story, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream through a sense of profound hopelessness.

Overnight: Brisbane Marriott or similar

Day 4: Brisbane

After breakfast we visit the fascinating Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves. After lunch at Cedar Creek Estate, we peruse the art of Arthur Hamblin, renowned for being the ‘Father of Australian Outback Art’. We return to Brisbane for tonight’s farewell dinner.

Overnight: Brisbane Marriott or similar

Day 5: Depart Brisbane

After breakfast, transfer to Brisbane airport. Say farewell to new friends and take away memories of a delightfully elegant 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 Canberra are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Brisbane, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Brisbane, 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)