Group Christmas Tours for Seniors 2017 - Photo
Blue Mountains Trips at Christmas - Photo
Holidays to the Blue Mountains for Xmas - Photo
2017 Christmas Tours to the Blue Mountains for Seniors - Photo

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DAY 1 Thursday – Arrive Newcastle, Hunter Valley (D)

Our flights take us in to Newcastle airport to board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and make our way to join a 1-hour tour on the famous tram. We discover the city, iconic beaches and historical sites then travel on to the picturesque Hunter Valley. 2 Night Stay: Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley

DAY 2 Friday – Maitland Gaol, Hunter Valley Gardens & Christmas Lights Spectacular (B,L,D)

This morning we make a visit to the Maitland Gaol and learn some of its 150 year history on a guided tour with a former inmate. After lunch we discover the immaculately tended Hunter Valley Gardens before resting up then returning to the gardens in the evening for the 10th annual Christmas Lights Spectacular when the gardens are transformed with over 2 million lights on display. Our evening includes a sumptuous Christmas dinner on the Garden Terrace.

DAY 3 Saturday – Hawkesbury River Cruise (B,MT,L,D)

Departing the Hunter Valley we head to Brooklyn at the lower end of the Hawkesbury River where we take to the water. Our cruise includes a guided tour of historic Dangar Island and also takes in the township of Brooklyn and the settlements of Wobby Beach and Cogra Bay with wonderful views of the ocean. Back on solid ground we head to the lofty heights, and cooler climate of the Blue Mountains. 4 Night Stay: Fairmont Resort, Leura

DAY 4 Sunday – Jenolan Caves (B,L,D)

Discover the amazing limestone crystal formations in the Jenolan Caves when we take a guided tour of the Imperial Cave following an ancient river passage (this path is mostly level, with short sets of stairs). After lunch at historic Caves House we take the indigenous surface walking tour ‘Shaping Waters’ and learn how the Gundungurra people utilised the caves. GGP

DAY 5 Monday – Blue Mountains touring (B,L,D)

Merry Christmas! This morning we take a short scenic drive to the Three Sisters lookout, and Govetts Leap lookout. We then return to the Fairmont to get ready for a gala Christmas Day celebration and festive feast. We dine in the Grand Ballroom which is beautifully themed to capture the spirit of Christmas. Enjoy every moment of this special day and savour the delights of fresh seafood, traditional fare and fine wine. GGP

DAY 6 Tuesday – Sydney Harbour Cruise to watch Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (B,L,D)

Join in the thrill today as all of Sydney and its visitors come out to witness an Australian iconic event – the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race! Boarding our luxury Captain Cook vessel for a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise, we will be in the vicinity and most likely be able to witness the action around the start of one of the world’s greatest sailing events.GGP

DAY 7 Wednesday – Bathurst, Abercrombie House, Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo (B,MT,L,D)

The vibrant regional city of Bathurst is our first stop today where we take a circuit of Mount Panorama before arriving at Abercrombie House for a tour and morning tea. This gothic mansion is a heritage treasure of the Bathurst region, built in the 1870’s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family. After lunch in Orange we arrive in Dubbo to visit the state heritage listed Old Dubbo Gaol. See history come to life in this remarkably complete and intact gaol which was built in 1847 and now houses an eerie silence and many intriguing stories. 1 Night Stay: Cattleman’s Country Motor Inn, Dubbo

DAY 8 Thursday – Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Coonabarabran, Goondiwindi (B,L,D)

This morning we begin at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo enjoying a guided wildlife zoofari where we get an up-close look at some of the zoo’s most famous residents. We continue on to lunch in Coonabarabran then travel through Narrabri and Moree to Goondiwindi.
1 Night Stay: Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi

DAY 9 Friday – Arrive Brisbane (B,L)

Today we visit iconic Goondiwindi Cotton then travel to Warwick for a tour and lunch at the historic Abbey of the Roses. We finish our journey arriving at Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2017
$3750pp $5100pp 21 Dec
  • Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour.
    SAVE: $30PP TWIN SHARE OR $60 SOLE USE
  • Non-refundable deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air, coach and cruise components.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
    • Walk on areas such as bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
    • Stand for 15 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
    • Getting on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • One way economy class flights to Newcastle ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
  • Tram tour of Newcastle
  • 2 nights Hunter Valley
  • Guided tour of Maitland Gaol
  • Hunter Valley Gardens and Christmas Lights Spectacular with dinner on the Garden Terrace
  • Hawkesbury River cruise including Dangar Island
  • 4 nights Leura in the Blue Mountains
  • Imperial Cave tour and indigenous surface walking tour at Jenolan Caves
  • Three Sisters lookout; Govetts Leap lookout
  • Gala Christmas Day celebration and festive feast in the Fairmont’s Grand Ballroom
  • Sydney Harbour Boxing Day lunch cruise
  • Bathurst; Mount Panorama
  • Abercrombie House tour
  • Old Dubbo Gaol
  • 1 night Dubbo
  • Guided wildlife zoofari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • Coonabarabran
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Goondiwindi Cotton
  • Abbey of the Roses
  • 26 meals

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