Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Sydney and the Blue Mountains - 9 Days

13th November – 21st November, 2019

Explore the best New South Wales has to offer

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $3,995
Repeat clientele twin share  $3,945
Single supplement room  $825
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (1 lunch at own expense as per Itinerary)

Weary Dunlop Memorial - Benalla, Humes Cooma Cottage, Sydney Tower Revolving Restaurant, Bondi Beach, Vaucluse House, Homebush Olympic Village, Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens, Govetts Leap Lookout, The Three Sisters, Scenic World - Katoomba, Everglades House and Gardens, Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, Jenolan Caves Tour, Hartley Historic Village, Bathurst Mount Panorama Race Circuit, P.O.W. Breakout site -  Cowra and Japanese Gardens.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
3 nights in Sydney and Lithgow.

 

CRUISES
Hawkesbury River Cruise, Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise and Parramatta River - Ferry Cruise.

Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO TUMUT

                               

With personal pick up from home we travel over the great divide for a lunch stop at Benalla. After a visit to the Weary Dunlop Memorial, we continue past Albury and Holbrook on the Hume Highway, taking the Snowy Mountains Highway to Tumut for our first night.

 

OVERNIGHT: Tumut Valley Motel, TUMUT

TUMUT TO SYDNEY    

                                  

This morning we make our way further north through to Yass for morning tea and take a stroll around Humes Cooma Cottage, before travelling to Goulburn. After lunch we continue on to our accommodation at PARKROYAL, where you can enjoy the stunning view of Darling Harbour and the city.

 

OVERNIGHT: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

HAWKESBURY RIVER CRUISE        

 

This morning we travel north of the city to Brooklyn where we take a cruise on the Hawkesbury River. We enjoy morning tea and lunch aboard as we explore the Hawkesbury on the “Postman Cruise”. We return to Sydney for some free time before going to a buffet dinner at the Sydney Tower enjoying revolving views of the city.

 

OVERNIGHT: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

SYDNEY            

 

With a leisurely start to the day, we tour the sights of Sydney this morning, including Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a great photo shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House. Our tour also includes famous Bondi Beach, the majestic Vaucluse House, Rushcutters Bay and the historical “Rocks” area. We have time this afternoon to relax or explore the city at your own leisure. A highlight of this tour will be our evening dinner on board Captain Cook Cruises whilst enjoying a beautiful sunset on Sydney Harbour.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangements                 

OVERNIGHT: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

SYDNEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS           

 

This morning we leave Sydney, cruising up the Parramatta River taking in local sights and suburbs on the way. We will get off the ferry at Homebush for a quick drive around the Olympic Village. We continue on through outer suburbs filled with vineyards, on our way to the city of Windsor and Richmond. Both these towns were among the first established by Governor Macquarie in 1810 and were among the first surveyed in Australia. After lunch we drive the Bells Line of Road to Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens. Be enchanted by this 252 hectare garden that sits on the summit of a basalt capped peak 1,000 metres above sea level. The garden is World Heritage listed in the Greater Blue Mountains and is home to a world class collection of plants from the cooler Southern Hemisphere We spend the next 3 nights’ accommodation in the lovely town of Lithgow.

 

OVERNIGHT: Zig Zag Motel, LITHGOW

KATOOMBA & THE BLUE MOUNTAINS           

 

We depart for our day of sightseeing in the beautiful Blue Mountains, stopping to enjoy the view from Govetts Leap Lookout. We then visit the famous Three Sisters, before arriving at Scenic World to ride the steepest incline Railway in the world. Enjoy a walk in the bottom of the valley before riding back up via the Cable Car. Also included is the Skyway across the Valley and return, providing you with spectacular views. Our coach takes us on a spectacular drive enjoying the views over the Grose Valley to our lunch stop at the beautiful Everglades House & Gardens – one of Australia’s foremost heritage gardens. This treasure from the 1930’s sits in twelve and half acres of European-style gardens and native Australian bush with breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. We will make a visit to the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, to see the world famous collection of historic tin toys, dolls, teddy bears and model trains.

 

OVERNIGHT: Zig Zag Motel, LITHGOW

JENOLAN CAVES                  

 

This morning we take the scenic drive down to Jenolan Caves. Folk who prefer not to tour inside the Cave may enjoy a short walk by Jenolan River, while the rest of the group tour inside Imperial Cave. On our return we will stop to explore the Hartley Historic Village. This small village consists of a number of colonial buildings that seem to be frozen in time somewhere in the middle of the 19th century. It includes several historic inns, a courthouse, a church and a post office, all of which provide a fascinating look into colonial architecture. Hartley was a thriving community in the gold rush of 1856 and saw the town double in size. Now you can see a remarkable remnant of the original town, hardly changed since the 19th century.

 

OVERNIGHT: Zig Zag Motel, LITHGOW

BLUE MOUNTAINS TO WAGGA WAGGA

 

We leave the Blue Mountains area today, driving through to Bathurst, where we enjoy a short tour of the city including a drive around the famous Bathurst Mount Panorama Race Circuit. After a morning tea break, we continue through to Cowra, visiting the site of the largest P.O.W. breakout in Australia. We have a look at the Japanese Cemetery and visit the famous Japanese Gardens. Our drive this afternoon takes us through the gold country towns of Young, Cootamundra and Junee, before arriving at our last nights accommodation in Wagga Wagga.        

      

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Hotel, WAGGA WAGGA

WAGGA WAGGA TO HOME            

 

With all the memories of the past 8 days, we head home down the Hume Highway to Albury in time for morning tea at the Botanical Gardens. Crossing the Murray River we enter Victoria, arriving in Melbourne in the late afternoon. As always our chauffeurs will await our arrival to take us to our homes.

Sydney and the Blue Mountains 2019

Sydney and the Blue Mountains 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

 

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 30 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 31 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 30 to 15 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date
10% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.