Arrive ‘Down Under’ in the New South Wales Capital – Sydney - easily recognised by its sail like harbour front opera house and distinctive harbour bridge. Draped around a natural harbour, Sydney is a vibrant and vivacious city where there’s always a new restaurant to discover, a hip band to check out, a sports team to watch or a show to see. Explore Circular Quay with the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Tower, Queen Victoria Building and various shopping malls and museums. The Rocks district is crammed with narrow lanes, market boutique shops and pavement cafes. Venture west to the Blue Mountains region, where dramatic scenery includes steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests and waterfalls in complete contrast to the cityscape. Embark on a voyage to New Zealand, glide through the serene fjords backed by the towering Southern Alps and explore the Maori culture through the many museums and culture centres.
Australia & New Zealand
21 January 2020
Cruise and Stay
Included in this Package
International flights from London
Two Nights’ Four Star Hotel in Sydney
Thirteen Night Full Board Cruise
Blue Mountains Tour and Wildlife Experience incl Lunch
London / London
Fly from London to Sydney arriving 2 days later.
Arrive in Sydney. Private transfer to 4* hotel. Overnight Sydney.
Blue Mountains Tour and Wildlife Experience with Lunch. Overnight Sydney.
Private transfer to the port, Embark Celebrity Solstice
Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you'd think you were in Edinburgh. Dunedin is home to New Zealand's only castle, and architecture borrowed heavily from Scotland.
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays, French and English colonial history, and even the largest little penguin colony on the mainland.
Plentiful sunshine and sandy shores… you’ll see why Captain Cook called this area the Bay of Plenty. Close by lie the steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools of Rotorua.
See Day 12
Ascend the soaring 1076ft Sky Tower for jaw-dropping 360-degree views of this captivating Kiwi city. Or, venture just a little further inland to explore the nation’s proud Maori heritage.
Bay of Islands
Many consider the Bay of Islands home to some of the world’s finest beaches. It’s the ideal place to try out some active pursuits, such as kayaking and swimming with dolphins.
Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London