Aussie Garden Festivals Tour - AGF17

Number of Days: 11
Destination: Australia
Overview
Itinerary
Inclusions
Available Dates
  • Tour Highlights:

    • Sydney
    • Bowral
    • Canberra
    • Bowral Tulips
    • Floriade
    • Leura
    • Blue Mountains
    • The Three Sisters
    • Scenic Railway
    • Spring gardens

     

  • Day 1, Thursday

    From Sydney airport we make our way into the city centre for a short visit to Paddy’s Market, the Chinese Gardens and Darling Harbour before checking in to our centrally located hotel. You have time to freshen up before the welcome dinner this evening. Please meet in the hotel lobby at 6.45pm. From here the group has a short walk for our welcome dinner (included). D

    • 2 nights accommodation staying at the TRAVELODGE SYDNEY or similar.

    Day 2, Friday

    This morning after breakfast we take a stroll down to the Royal Botanic Gardens, which are just a short walk around the water's edge from the Sydney Opera House, is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful settings you will see anywhere, with the gardens filling an area of land between the harbour and the eastern part of the central business district. The gardens sit on the side of an undulating piece of land and the harbour views from up on the hill are superb. The afternoon is free. B

    Day 3, Saturday

    This morning at 8.30am we head away from the city into the Southern Highlands and to the colonial style village of Bowral (the distance from Sydney to Bowral is 130km). This afternoon the group travels to the beautiful tulip festival. B

    • 2 nights accommodation staying at HOTEL GRAND BOWRAL or similar.

    Day 4, Sunday

    After breakfast we visit Milton Park Garden, this garden is typically Edwardian, with formal geometric beds and garden rooms leading to beautiful vistas. Lunch enroute before our next garden, Chinoiserie. This colourful perennial garden is set in 1.25 acres with informal plantings in a formal setting consisting of herbaceous borders, potager, angel garden, stream and pond, peony garden, alpine troughs, rare plants and a developing woodland garden.This afternoon we return to Bowral. B

    Day 5, Monday

    After breakfast this morning your will need to check out of the room. We continue exploring the area and beautiful Moidart Garden, a mature garden with many exotic specimen trees, then journey to Canberra (approx distance is 175km), Australia’s capital and our destination for three nights. B

    • 3 nights accommodation staying at MARQUE HOTEL or similar.

    Day 6, Tuesday

    After breakfast we travel to Australia’s celebration of spring at Floriade 2011, where we have a full day. Discover a delightful world of for spectacular entertainment, horticultural delights and a smorgasbord of activities for the whole family.Look out for the dazzling garden bed displays and tulip displays. B

    Day 7, Wednesday

    This morning we have a tour of central Canberra. Highlights of the tour include a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, the Embassies Row and Parliament House. Free time this afternoon to explore the Capital. B

    Day 8, Thursday

    We return north to the Blue Mountains in Sydney’s far western suburbs to explore gardens at the local flower festival at Leura, the gem of the Blue Mountains. The distance from Canberra to Leura is approximately 300 km. Enroute we will see the grandeur of the dividing ranges and vast panoramas over the hidden valleys. The mountain areas are home to a variety of flowers and plants not seen in the drier and hotter lower areas around Sydney - a marked contrast. B

    • 3 nights accommodation staying at MOUNTAIN HERITAGE or similar.

    Day 9, Friday

    We head off to a special place in the Blue Mountains today, the Everglades Historic House and Garden, the 1930s garden sits in twelve and a half acres of European-style gardens and native Australian bush with breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. B

    Day 10, Saturday

    Time to explore the Blue Mountains including Katoomba and Leura. We visit Echo Point and view the Three Sisters, also ride the Scenic Railway/Cableway. Later the group will stop in the delightful village of Leura, the village has its annual fair on this weekend, with market stalls and music creating great atmosphere in the village. Farewell dinner (included) tonight. B 

    Day 11, Sunday

    Last look at the Blue Mountains, before we head back to Sydney International Airport where our tour concludes. B

    * Meals included as per final itinerary: B = Continental breakfast, D= Dinner

    * 2017 Itinerary varies slightly, contact us for details.

  • This tour includes:

    • 3+ to 4 star accommodation
    • Meals as per the itinerary
    • Activities and excursions as per the itinerary
    • Coach touring and tour host
    • Arrival and departure transfers

     

  • Available Dates

    • From $4895

    Ref: AGF17

    21-Sep-2017 01-Oct-2017

    Based on twin share

    $4,895.00 Book Now

    Enquire Now

Tour Search Form

×