• Pricing From $4,495 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 4 Jun 2018
  • Returns 7 Jun 2018
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Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and 2018 will be Vivid Sydney’s tenth year! Join Bill Peach Journeys to see the Harbour City transformed by this unique colourful, creative canvas. The centrepiece of Vivid Sydney is the immersive light sculptures, multimedia interactive work and building projections that transform various buildings and landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in and around the Sydney central business district into an outdoor night time canvas of art.

Marvel at this incredible city as it comes to life under breathtaking lights. Each evening return to the comfort of your centrally located luxury accommodation the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, voted one of the world’s most loved hotels. Other highlights include a private cruise on Sydney Harbour to view Vivid, a scenic flight above the breathtaking city of Sydney, exploring the Taronga Zoo Vivid dislplay and more. If you haven’t been to Vivid yet, now is the time!

Hightlights

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Private cruise on Sydney Harbour viewing the bright lights of Vivid Sydney
  • Explore the extraordinary lantern creations that form the Taronga Zoo Vivid display
  • Enjoy a scenic flight above the breathtaking city of Sydney and Northern Beaches
  • Touring of World Heritage Listed Hyde Park Barracks and Art Gallery of NSW
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Explore the Vivid highlights of Sydney with new friends with all touring and transfers included
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code VS1800
Departs 4 Jun 2018
Returns 7 Jun 2018
Price From $4,495 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Transfer from Sydney Airport to the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the perfect base for our upcoming Vivid 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

Day 2: Sydney & Vivid

After breakfast, we visit The Art Gallery of NSW, one of Australia’s leading art museums. Enjoy a tour in a gallery housing a collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour. We lunch today at Chiswick Restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour and Woolloomooloo. Owned by world famous chef Matt Moran, you will enjoy a delightful seasonal menu in true expression of his ‘garden to plate’ philosophy
An exciting afternoon as we take a scenic flight to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sydney Harbour and the spectacular Northern Beaches. Return to the Harbour via Pittwater and be amazed at the number of boats grouped around the nooks and crannies of this picturesque waterway before concluding with a circuit close to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

This eveing we board our private evening cruise on Sydney Harbour to enjoy the spectacular visual feast that has become Vivid Sydney. Marvel as Vivid transforms Sydney into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’: a unique Vivid Sydney experience where art meets technology.Vivid engages lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Day 3: Sydney City & Zoo

After breakfast, we visit the the World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks, one of the most significant convict sites in the world. A crossroads for tens of thousands of people, it played a central role in the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation. This afternoon takes us to the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Chinatown. Modelled after the classic private gardens of the Ming Dynasty, the garden offers an insight into Chinese heritage and culture.

This evening we explore Vivid’s wildest precinct at Taronga Zoo featuring an illuminated trail comprised of giant animal multimedia light sculptures. Showcasing interactive lighting, sound effects and moving parts, these giant light sculptures will be among the largest and most technologically advanced lanterns ever to feature in Vivid.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Day 4: Depart Sydney

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, the journey concludes and you will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight home.


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 and opera tickets including a five course degustation dinner, five hour beverage package and lounge access.

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 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)