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Sydney, Katoomba & The Blue Mountains

7 Days  |  Departing Thursday 7th April 2022 and returning Wednesday 13th April 2022

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Progress Payment: $ 1450 1650 by 8 Dec 2021
Final Payment: $ 1624 1849 by 7 Jan 2022
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Highlights

  • Lunch at Manly Pavilion
  • Visit to Taronga Zoo
  • Highlights Coach Tour of Sydney
  • Tour of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay
  • Lunch at the Opera House Bar
  • Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler Morning Tea Cruise
  • Norman Lindsay Gallery tour and lunch
  • Echo Point and Three Sisters Lookout
  • Visit the pretty village of Leura
  • High Tea at the famous Hydro Majestic Hotel
  • Everglades Historic House and Gardens
  • Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens
  • Katoomba Scenic World Pass
  • Museum of Fire tour
  • Lunch at The Fiddler
  • Visit the Museum Discovery Centre
  • Old Government House in Parramatta 
  • Exploring Darling Harbour
  • Buffet Lunch Cruise on board the MV Sydney 2000
  • Friends for Company!

Inclusions

Fully Escorted by a Sisterhood Tour Hostess who is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one!
Return Economy flights Melbourne / Sydney Return (other departure cities available upon request)
6 Nights quality hotel accommodation
Luxury coach travel whilst touring
Breakfast, lunch & dinner as per Itinerary 
All entry fees, attractions & guides as per itinerary
Meet and Greet subject to minimum numbers attending
Willing to Share Option

Notice

COVID-19 NOTICE

The itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Should social distancing measures remain in place, Sisterhood Womens Travel will adapt our itinerary accordingly. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday 7 April 2022

Melbourne - Sydney (L,D)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel!  Meet your Sisterhood Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Sydney.  Upon our arrival into Sydney we are met by our local coach captain and make our way through Sydney, across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and into Manly for lunch at the Manly Pavilion for an amazing experience on the outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the harbour. This afternoon we visit the Taronga Zoo, home to over 4,000 animals from over 350 species. During our visit, join one of the keeper talks or settle down for the free-flight Bird Show. Late afternoon we check into our hotel before dinner.

Overnight - View North Sydney (or similar)

Day 2 - Friday 8 April 2022

Sydney Sightseeing (B,L,D)

After a leisurely breakfast we enjoy a highlights tour of Sydney including sights such as Bondi Beach, Watson’s Bay, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We stop at the World-Heritage listed Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this iconic landmark. Run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings. On our tour we visit off-limit areas and capture photographs from rare vantage points. After our tour we enjoy lunch at the Opera Kitchen Restaurant and this afternoon we have time at leisure to explore Circular Quay and surrounds.

Dinner tonight will be back at the hotel restaurant.

Overnight - View North Sydney (or similar)

Day 3 - Saturday 9 April 2022

Penrith - Katoomba (B,L,D)

After breakfast we make our way to the Penrith Jetty to check-in and board our Morning in the Gorge cruise aboard the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler. We are treated to the unique view of the Nepean Gorge and base of the Blue Mountains National Park, a largely unexplored wonderland of natural flora and native wildlife. On board we see native Australian wildlife such as wombats, wallabies, lizards, eagles, cormorants and even mountain goats and white breasted sea eagles! We enjoy fresh locally made fluffy scones, served alongside a pot of strawberry jam and fresh vanilla bean cream, hot brewed coffee and loose leaf tea as we immerse ourselves in the spectacular natural surrounds of the Nepean Gorge. 

We then venture into the Blue Mountain National Park and visit the Gallery of famous artist and craftsman, writer Norman Lindsay (1879 - 1969) who lived in this stone cottage for most of his long life. The cottage is presented as the showplace of a major collection of Lindsay’s work including watercolours, sculptures, ship models, novels and an exhibition of models from his classic children’s book The Magic Pudding. After a light lunch we continue into Katoomba and travel along Cliff Drive around to Echo Point and the Three Sisters Lookout which overlooks the beautiful Jamison Valley. We check-in to our accommodation for a rest before dinner.

Overnight - Carrington Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 - Sunday 10 April 2022

Leura - High Tea at the famous Hydro Majestic - Blue Mountains (B,HT,D)

Today we enjoy free time in the pretty village of Leura. The township is littered with many fine coffee shops, galleries, antique, craft and curiosity shops. Bygone Beauty Antiques Emporium and Teapot Collection, The Candy Store and the Toy and Railway Museum are well worth a visit. Then we'll transfer to the The Hydro Majestic to enjoy a delectable High Tea. This is a real highlight of the tour!

The Hydro Majestic was Australia's first health retreat that officially opened in 1904 during a snowstorm.  The unique Hotel has attracted guests from all over the world, including famous Opera Singers, Prime Ministers, authors and Sportsmen. 

This afternoon we continue to explore the gardens of the Blue Mountain Botanical Gardens. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden featuring thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world.  At 1,000 metres above sea level, the Garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey. Enjoy a Guided Tour of the gardens before Dinner tonight back at the hotel restaurant.

Overnight - Carrington Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 - Monday 11 April 2022

Blue Mountains Sightseeing (B,D)

This morning we visit the Blue Mountains premier attraction Scenic World where our Scenic Pass enables us to ride the Scenic Skyway, which travels horizontally 300 metres above the Jamison Valley floor above Cooks Crossing and offers magnificent views of Katoomba Falls and Orphan Rock. We can also enjoy the Scenic Rail, which was built in 1878 and takes us on a drop of 207 metres into the valley and has the reputation of being the world steepest inclined railway. Once on the Valley Floor we can enjoy some short walks along the board walk to the Ruined Castle and Federal Pass before enjoying the Cableway back out of the Valley to the Visitors Centre.

This afternoon we visit Everglades Gardens, where The National Trust brings Australia’s heritage alive drawing from the great traditions of European landscape design as well as the unique Blue Mountains bushland. Constructed in the 1930s by Danish-born landscape gardener Paul Sorensen in conjunction with owner Henri van de Velde. Everglades Gardens is Australia’s most spectacular inter-war period gardens and has received acclaim from garden lovers worldwide.

Later this evening we return to our accommodation for a rest before dinner.

Overnight - Carrington Hotel (or similar)

Day 6 - Tuesday 12 April 2022

Penrith - Rouse Hill (B,L,D)

After breakfast we make our way down the mountain and into Penrith to visit the Museum of Fire where we take a step back in time and immerse ourselves into the fascinating world of fire and firefighting. Home to Australia's largest collection of Fire Brigade vehicles and a vast display of objects, equipment, memorabilia and educational displays. 

After our guided tour we travel across to Rouse Hill and call into The Fiddler for a 2 course lunch. The Fiddler remains the most awarded hotel complex in Australia with its heritage dating back to 1826 when a half-way house was designed by Sir Francis Greenway for Cobb & Co. After lunch we visit the Museum Discovery Centre located in Castle Hill. The Museum Discovery Centre is a major storage site for the collections of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, the Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums. We have a rare opportunity to see thousands of museum objects that are normally held in storage, in the ‘Visible Collections Store’. 

This afternoon we check into our accommodation for a rest before dinner.

Overnight - Mercure Hotel Rouse Hill (or similar)

Day 7 - Wednesday 13 April 2022

Rouse Hill - Darling Harbour - Home (B,L)

This morning after a hearty breakfast we make our way to Darling Harbour to enjoy some free time before we board our delightful cruise and delicious 3 course a la carte lunch aboard the MV Sydney 2000. Set on the world’s most beautiful harbour, in a casual and relaxed atmosphere aboard Sydney’s most impressive cruise ship. After our scenic lunch cruise we travel to Sydney Airport for check in and our flight home after a wonderful week exploring Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look foward to welcoming you back for your next adventure.

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