Captain Sandys Cruise Holidays Travel Ottawa West

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Hawaii for three nights, then cruise on the Celebrity Solstice from Honolulu to Lahaina, Maui, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Auckland, Bay of Islands New Zealand, Sydney, where the tour of  Australia (7 nights) begins

 

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 Australia  seven night Land tour Itinerary

 

Friday 16-Oct-20                    Arrive Sydney (L)

 

Upon disembarking from your cruise ship please make your way to the arrivals area where you will be met by a local guide who will accompany you on a Sydney Opera House Tour, Luncheon Cruise and half day sightseeing tour on route to your hotel.

You will be transferred by private coach from the cruise ship terminal to the coach bay close to Sydney Opera House.  The Opera House tour (approx. 45mins) offers the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation. Upon arrival at the Sydney Opera House, please check in at the Cloak Room Desk located on the Lower Concourse. Your tour then departs from the Lower Concourse located downstairs outside the Sydney Opera House Shop. Visitors are guided into theatres, given a fascinating account of the history and architecture of the House and introduced to the magic of performance. With its white, sculptural 'shells' rising from the harbour foreshore at Bennelong Point, the Opera House is Sydney's most recognizable building and, officially, one of the seven wonders of the 20th century. Joern Utzon, the Danish architect who designed the Opera House, ascribed the inspiration for his masterpiece to the sails of yachts on the harbour. As the Opera House is first and foremost a performing arts centre, some areas may be restricted for viewing due to rehearsals and performances.

After the tour your guide will accompany you on foot to the nearby Jetty 6 at Circular Quay for a Luncheon Cruise in Sydney harbour. Your cruise with Captain Cook Cruises departs 12.30pm.  Sydney Harbour is one of the most scenic harbours in the world. You will see spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Opera House, Fort Denison, Point Piper, Watson's Bay. See Sydney's foreshore parkland and many stately homes. Enjoy the live commentary while you feast on a smorgasbord of fine Australian cuisine. The buffet features the finest selection of Australian meats, fresh seafood, roast vegetables, salads, coffee and tea. Dine indoors and then if you like you can take in the scenery from the viewing deck. The cruise returns to Circular Quay at 2.20pm.

Following the lunch cruise, re-board your private coach for a half day sightseeing Tour.  Drive through the historic 'Rocks' area where Australia was first founded with its maze of terrace houses, restored warehouses, pubs and restaurants. Drive under the famous 'coat hanger', the Sydney Harbour Bridge and view Sydney's famous architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House. Continue through the commercial area of the city passing the historical buildings of Macquarie Street - Parliament House, The Mint and Hyde Park Barracks. Alight at Mrs Macquarie's Chair for breath taking views of the city and harbour. Proceed through cosmopolitan Kings Cross and exclusive garden suburbs to the Gap on the ocean headland at Watsons Bay. Return to the city via famous Bondi Beach and Paddington, a Victorian suburb of restored terrace houses richly decorated with cast-iron lace. The tour concludes at the hotel approximately at 6:30pm.

 

Accommodation: In : Friday 16-Oct-20 Out : Sunday 18-Oct-20

Sydney – Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, Standard Atrium Rooms (2 Nights)

 

Saturday 17-Oct-20                Full Day Blue Mountains Tour (BL)

 

Meet your Local Guide in the hotel Lobby who will accompany you on your Full Day Blue Mountains Tour. Tour includes: Entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park, Lunch at Mountain Heritage (beverages not included and at guests own expense) and Unlimited Discovery Pass to Scenic World.

Today you will travel 100km west of Sydney to the Blue Mountains. Follow the trail of Australia's early explorers as the coach ascends into the Blue Mountains National Park. Visit Featherdale. Featherdale is a Wildlife Park for a memorable and unique experience in a natural and well-established bush setting. Featherdale has one of Australia's largest private collections of Australian animals. View Koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, wombats, fairy penguins and Australian reptiles. The Blue Mountains, named for their distinctive blue haze (a result of eucalyptus oil evaporating from millions of gum trees), have long been a popular getaway destination for Sydneysiders. The mountains are a natural wonderland of untamed bush, spectacular rock formations and native wildlife. This is one of the most spectacular and captivating wilderness parks in the country, and a supreme example of Australia’s diversity.

Travel through the historic townships of Blaxland, Springwood, Lawson and Wentworth Falls and view the National Trust township of Leura. Leura is a little town made up of cafes, craft shops, art galleries, tea houses and quant boutiques. It is situated at the edge of the Blue Mountain National Park and has magnificent views of Mt Solitary. Continue along Cliff Drive to Echo Point to view the world famous "Three Sisters". Perched on the edge of the escarpment, Echo Point precinct provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and the iconic Three Sisters rock formation from a variety of lookouts.

Enjoy lunch overlooking the stunning views and gardens of The Blue Mountains, The Mountain Heritage restaurant offers seasonal menu of fine Australian cuisine and comprehensive selection of quality Australian wines (beverages are not included).

Located at the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains Adventure - from native birds and fresh air, to breath taking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls & Jamison Valley. The Unlimited Discovery Pass offers unlimited experience on the Railway, Skyway, Cableway and walkway.

Scenic Railway - Discover the thrill of a 52degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway. A whole new visitor experience waits, with glass-roofed red carriages offering expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley.

Scenic Walkway - Discover the tranquillity of ancient rainforest whilst strolling along the 2.4kilometre Scenic Walkway. The elevated boardwalk immerses you in Jurassic rainforest on the Jamison Valley floor with minimal impact on the environment. Along the way, explore elements of the site’s coal mining history including the mine entrance, a replica miners’ hut and scale bronze sculpture of a miner and his pit pony.

Scenic Cableway - Discover panoramic views of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains from the Scenic Cableway. The 545metre journey gently descends into the Jamison Valley and also returns you to the top of the escarpment. The Cableway’s fully enclosed cabin is a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls.

Scenic Skyway - Glide between cliff tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway! Suspended 270 metres above ancient ravines, the Skyway provides a unique thrill as breath taking views are revealed beneath your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor. For the less adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available. With 360° views, the 720metre journey provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley stretching to the horizon.

On your return to Sydney travel through Sydney Olympic Park before returning at your hotel.

Sunday 18-Oct-20                  Depart Sydney to Cairns (B)

You will be collected from your hotel for private coach transfer to the airport. Fly Sydney to Cairns (cost of Flight is not included). Upon arrival in Cairns you will be met by a local guide who will assist you with Private Coach Transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: In : Sunday 18-Oct-20 Out : Wednesday 21-Oct-20

Cairns - Cairns Hilton, Guest Rooms (3 Nights)

 

Monday 19-Oct-20                 Full day Reef Magic Cruise (BL)

 

Please make your way on foot to The Reef Fleet Terminal located on 1 Spence Street (approx. 4 minute walk from the hotel) to join Reef Magic Cruises for your Full Day Reef Trip. Please check in at the Reef Magic Cruises counter between 8.00am-8.30am. Cruise departs at 9.00am.

 

Reef Magic Cruises new, luxury fast catamaran travels direct from Cairns to the spacious, stable Marine World activity platform in less than 90 minutes. Guests have privileged access to one of the most pristine, accessible & versatile Outer Great Barrier Reef sites available on a day trip from Cairns. Unmatched in value, Reef Magic Cruises provides the complete reef experience with 5 full hours at a private patch of reef & the smallest pontoon passenger numbers – no rush, no crowds. Guests choose from a full complement of inclusive activities and an affordable range of optional extras in a uniquely relaxed, friendly and personalized atmosphere.

Inclusions:

* 90minute transfer on a spacious fast catamaran

* 5hours at the Marine World reef activity platform

* Morning and afternoon tea

* Hot/Cold Tropical buffet lunch

* All snorkelling equipment (including FREE use of wetsuit or lycra suit)

* Spacious sundeck with lounges and shaded areas for summer

* Semi-Submersible AND Glass Bottom Boat Tours

* Change rooms and fresh water rinse showers

* Great Barrier Reef presentation by a Marine Biologist

* Complimentary Tea/Coffee/filtered drinking water

* Underwater reef viewing observatory

* Infants safety swimming enclosure

* Fish feeding & identification session with a Marine Biologist

* Environmental Management Charge (EMC)

Return to Fleet terminal approximately at 5:00pm. 

 

Tuesday 20-Oct-20                Full Day Kuranda Tours (BL)

 

Meet your local guide in the hotel lobby who will accompany you on your full day Kuranda Tour. Tour includes: Scenic Rail from Freshwater Station to Kuranda (One way), Army Duck tour of the rainforest, Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, Dreamtime Walk & Cultural Centre, Koala & Wildlife Park, lunch at Rainforestation (Meal only, beverages not included) and One Way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Board your Private Coach from the hotel to Freshwater Station. Depart Freshwater Station by Scenic Rail, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is a journey encompassing deep river gorges, rugged mountain ranges and spectacular waterfalls.

Arrive at Kuranda Station and re-board your Private Coach for transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Ride the amphibious army duck through the rainforest and visit the Koala and Wildlife Park.

The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons on spear throwing. Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheatre where the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music.

Lunch will be served during the day (Meals only, Beverages NOT included and at guest own expense).

Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. Your Skyrail experience should take approximately 1 ½ hours and includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations. Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.

Transfer back to the Hotel by Private Coach

 

Wednesday 21-Oct-20           Depart Cairns to Melbourne (B)

 

You will be collected from your hotel for private coach transfer to the airport. Fly Cairns to Melbourne (cost of Flight is not included). Upon arrival in Melbourne you will be met by a local guide who will assist you with Private Coach Transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: In : Wednesday 21-Oct-20 Out : Friday 23-Oct-20

Melbourne – Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Studio Suite Room (2 Nights)

 

Farewell Dinner on 22nd October (Meals only, Beverages NOT included and at guest own expense)

 

Thursday 22-Oct-20               Half Day Sightseeing Tour (BD)

 

Meet your local Guide at the Hotel Lobby who will accompany you on your half day tour in Private Coach. Melbourne is Australia’s cosmopolitan and sophisticated lifestyle capital, discover Melbourne's past and present. The drive will take in the central business district with its eclectic architecture, past the 170million dollar Victorian Arts Centre. View Captain Cook's Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens with avenues of huge English elms planted along gently contoured lawns. Pass by the Botanical Gardens and observe the hustle and bustle of the famous Queen Victorian Markets. Continue along taking in views of the Shrine of Remembrance and St Patrick's Cathedral. The tour concludes at your hotel.

In the evening a group farewell dinner is included at the hotel restaurant (beverages are not included).

 

Friday 23-Oct-20                    Departure Day (B)

 

The group will be collected from the hotel and transferred to Melbourne airport for departure.

 

 

 

Are Australia and New Zealand on your bucket List?

Is the distance to fly there holding you back?

This is the experience for you!

Fly to Honolulu and relax in Honolulu Hawaii for Three nights before boarding the magnificent Celebrity Solstice for a 17 night cruise to Maui, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Auckland, Bay of Islands, New Zealand then on to Sydney Australia.  Then begin a 7 day land tour including Sydney, Cairns, the Blue Mountains, Melbourne, and so much more...

 

September 25th to October 23, 2020

Cruise and Land Tour

28 Nights

Celebrity Solstice

and 

Goway Tours

 

Price:

 

Category
Description
Double

A2                             Aqua Class                $13,310*

C3                 Concierge Class                    $12, 590* 

2C                  Balcony                                 $12,005*

* CAD per person based on double occupancy

 

 Price includes: Seventeen Night South Pacific Celebrity Cruises Cruise from Honolulu to Sydney * Round trip flights from Ottawa to Honolulu returning from Melbourne, Australia * Three nights hotel stay in Honolulu * Onboard gratuities * Transfers * All port and government taxes * Seven Night Australian tour (with meals as per the itinerary) * Internal Australian flights * Daily tours as per the itinerary * Daily breakfast