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  • Floriade

    Floriade

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    Parliament House

  • Australian War Memorial

    Australian War Memorial

  • Canberra Floriade

    Canberra Floriade

  • Tulip Time

    Tulip Time


Itinerary

1 September 2018 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1
Sydney – Canberra

As this holiday departs early morning from the Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Depart Sydney this morning at 7.30am and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima to see its convict-era sandstone gaol, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Gold Creek is a working pastoral property that currently runs merino sheep and beef cattle. On arrival in Canberra join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, the seat of the nation’s government. Built almost entirely of Australian materials, 10,000 people worked on its construction. Then visit the Australian War Memorial, which brings together a world-class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive. Hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Enjoy dinner at your hotel with your travelling companions.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
Floriade and Canberra

Today enjoy the spectacle and festivities of Floriade 2018. Originally developed as a floral display to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th birthday, this month-long festival attracts more than 480,000 visitors per year. Start the day with a guided walk of the grounds. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy not only over a million flowers but markets, sculptures, workshops and live music. You might wish to extend your day with a visit to the magical and mesmerising Floriade NightFest (additional cost), featuring two fully choreographed light shows set to music (28 September departure only).

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Bowral Tulip Time – Sydney

Discover the Southern Highlands during Tulip Time, when Corbett Gardens in Bowral becomes the festival centrepiece with over 75,000 tulips. Enjoy the festive vibe before travelling to Mittagong for Devonshire Tea. Your fabulous flower festival concludes this afternoon at 5.00pm approximately in Sydney.

As this tour concludes in the evening, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Tour departs from Sydney and returns to Sydney

Highlights

  • Sheep Shearing and BBQ Lunch
  • Guided tour of Parliament House with local expert
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Floriade 2018 Canberra
  • Tulip Time 2018 Bowral
  • Traditional Devonshire Tea

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Breakfast (2)
  • Devonshire Tea (1)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day Prior   Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport day prior to tour
Day 3   We recommend guests fly out the day after the tour returns to Sydney.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket

Fitness Level

Low level fitness required

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
    1 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2601

    • Hotel Interior
    • Superior Room

    At Crowne Plaza Canberra you’ll find a warm welcome with friendly staff, spacious and comfortable Canberra accommodation, and everything you need to make your trip a success. Crowne Plaza Canberra offers seamless service, premium facilities and well-appointed guestrooms with a central city location adjacent to tranquil parklands. The hotel is close to restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Broadband Internet access
    • In-room safe
    • Electronic security key system
    • Security peephole
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Bathrobe
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
    1 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2601

    • Hotel Interior
    • Superior Room

    At Crowne Plaza Canberra you’ll find a warm welcome with friendly staff, spacious and comfortable Canberra accommodation, and everything you need to make your trip a success. Crowne Plaza Canberra offers seamless service, premium facilities and well-appointed guestrooms with a central city location adjacent to tranquil parklands. The hotel is close to restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Broadband Internet access
    • In-room safe
    • Electronic security key system
    • Security peephole
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Bathrobe
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)