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Sydney to Papeete

Orchid Isles | 26 Nights | Departs Jan 20, 2015

 

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  • PRE - SYDNEY AND BEYOND
  • PRE - LUXURY RETREAT IN THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH
  • PRE - SYDNEY AND BEYOND

    Code: sydl08

    Tailor your experience to your personal preference on this unforgettable tour of Sydney. Explore Sydney's famous beaches and view the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge on an exclusive cruise through Sydney Harbor. If you are drawn to nature, discover the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains by scenic railway. Marvel at the famous Three Sisters that tower over the Jamison Valley and explore charming Katoomba. If wine tasting appeals to your palate, enjoy a day touring Hunter Valley, famous for world-class wines and exquisite local handcrafted cheeses.

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Four Seasons Sydney. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

    DAY 1

    Arrival of your international flights into Sydney. You will be met and transferred to the hotel based on your flight details. Check in time is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have your room available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed.

    Guests will have the day at their leisure to enjoy the Sydney sights. A hotel hospitality desk representative will be able to assist with any additional touring options.

    Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar with dinner on own

    DAY 2

    Breakfast on own - not included

    10:30am Guests are met in the Hotel Lobby to walk to Circular Quay

    11:00am Guests board an exclusive vessel for a Sydney harbor cruise including a buffet lunch

    1:45pm Upon arrival to Manly guests will enjoy one hour free time to stroll the shops and beachfront

    2:45pm Embark on a three and a half hour tour of the Northern Beaches and Sydney sights

    6:15pm Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the evening at own leisure. Dinner on own.

    Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar.

    **There will be the option to do ONE of the following tours on day 3. Below are sample itineraries for both tour options. Our local ground operator will ask for your choice when you arrive.

    DAY 3 - If Blue Mountains option is chosen:

    Breakfast on own - not included

    8:00am Pick up from the hotel and depart for the Blue Mountains

    10:00am Visit the Three Sisters and Scenic Railway including free time to take in the sights and walk through the Forest

    12:30pm Transfer to the lunch location

    12:45pm Enjoy 2 course lunch

    2:15pm Enjoy 30 minutes free time in the town of Katoomba

    2:45pm Drive back to Sydney

    5:00pm Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the evening at own leisure. Dinner on own.

    Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar

    DAY 3 -If the Hunter Valley option is chosen:

    Breakfast on own - not included

    8:00am Pick up from the hotel and depart for the Hunter Valley

    10:00am Visit the Cheese factory

    11:15am Transfer to the second location

    11:30am Enjoy a visit to a winery followed by lunch onsite

    12:45pm Enjoy 2 course lunch

    2:15pm Drive back to Sydney

    4:45pm Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the evening at own leisure. Dinner on own.

    Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar

    DAY 4

    Breakfast on own - not included

    Guests will have the morning at their leisure to enjoy Sydney sights within walking distance from the hotel before being transferred to the ship.

    Check out time is 12:00nn.

    Expected Weather:

    The weather in January is 18°C - 26°C or 64°F - 79°F

    What to Bring:

    Guests are to bring layered clothing as although this is summer up in the Blue Mountains it can get cold.

    Currency:

    The Australian Dollar (AUD). $1 USD = approximately 0.95 AUD

    Electricity:

    Australian electricity voltage for domestic use is 220-240 volts

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    All guests must have an Australian tourist visa. Guests to check with their embassy for entry requirements.

    Accommodation:

    Four Seasons or Similar

    Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 199 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

    Tel. +61 (2) 9250-3100

    Program Includes:

    " Transfers and Lunches

    " 3 nights at the Four Seasons or similar (Deluxe King Room)

    " One optional tour (Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley)

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program does not include:

    " All breakfasts and dinners are at the guests own expense

    " Personal expenses

    " Additional sightseeing and meals not mentioned in the itinerary

    " Tip to drivers and tour director, gratuities

    Information on the Scenic Railway (Blue Mountains Tour Option):

    Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway. A whole new visitor experience awaits, with glass-roofed red carriages offering expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley. Custom designed carriages allow passengers to choose their own adventure like never before, adjusting their seated position up to 20 degrees! Choose an adventurous ‘Cliffhanger’ ride at a steep 64 degree incline, or for those seeking a relaxed journey select the ‘Laid Back’ option. Of course, loyal fans can still ride the ‘Original’ at 52 degrees. The Railway experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor.

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    PRE SYDNEY AND BEYOND
    Price: $1,399.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

    PRE SYDNEY AND BEYOND (Concierge-Level Suite Pricing)
    Price: $1,329.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

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