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In anticipation of our guests' desires for even more in-depth exploration and discovery, we have created a special collection of extended land programs that is without equal.
POST LUXURY RETREAT AUSTRALIAN BUSH

POST LUXURY RETREAT AUSTRALIAN BUSH

Recognized as the "Best Hotel in Australia" by Trip Advisor in January, 2013, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a luxury conservation-based resort located in Australia's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. The resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve where guests can enjoy absolute luxury, tranquility and connection with nature.

Nestled between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, the homestead style resort occupies just two percent of the total land area of 4,000 acres. Up to 90 guests are catered for in 40 free-standing suites each with private swimming pool, a main homestead with luxury facilities and standalone Timeless Spa.

Guests are able to appreciate the very special natural, cultural and scenic values of the Wolgan Valley through a diverse range of nature based activities. You will be transferred one way by luxury 4 x 4 vehicle and one way by helicopter.

The below description is a sample itinerary. You may choose your activities when you are checked-in at the resort.

Day 1

Following your disembarkation in Sydney, you will transfer to the airport and depart in style, aboard a helicopter, that will zip you in about an hour to the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. The resort lies in a gorgeous valley at the foot of two towering sandstone cliffs so you can expect fantastic views along the way.

After settling in, you are free to enjoy the resort's spectacular facilities, which include restaurants, a spa and fitness center, shop and unique spaces such as the restored Heritage Homestead, which was built in 1832.

Late in the afternoon, you will depart on a wildlife tour through the surrounding reserve, which is still inhabited by many of the same intriguing species that so fascinated Charles Darwin when he visited the Wolgan Valley. You may spot kangaroos, wallabies and countless indigenous birds such as peregrine falcons, while your field guide describes the environment and regales you with stories of the bush.

Afterwards, you will enjoy a leisurely 5-course dinner in the Wolgan Dining Room, whose stone fireplace, wooden flooring and leather furnishings lend the handsome setting an air of elegance.

Later, you will retire for the first of three evenings at the resort.

Day 2

Following a hearty breakfast, the morning will be spent on a guided mountain bike tour or a trail ride on horseback. The bike trail is over mostly level terrain with only occasion hills. In all likelihood, you will pass a freshwater dam, where a variety of wildlife usually congregates. You will have plenty of chances along the way to stop for water and observe the stunning scenery. Similarly, the trail ride on horseback is a wonderful way to become familiar with the spectacular landscape. Still, each ride is unique, so there is no telling what you may experience or see with regard to wildlife.

Then, after lunch in the informal Country Kitchen, you will enjoy a Colonial Heritage Tour that departs from the original 1832 homestead. This tour explains the homestead's restoration and how the early settlers of the Wolgan Valley dealt with their harsh lifestyle. You will also learn about the adjacent kitchen garden and how it has been re-established to supply many of the resort's fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs.

As an alternative to the Colonial Heritage Tour, you may join the Aboriginal Interpretative Tour and become immersed in centuries of Aboriginal culture. A field guide will describe how the seasons governed hunting, the medicinal use of plants, and the tools and weapons that the Aborigines used for survival and ceremony.

The day ends with dinner in the Wolgan Dining Room, or if you prefer, it will be served in the privacy of your suite.

Day 3

Start the day with a casual breakfast before setting out on a bush walk. Hiking in the reserve brings the rich diversity of Australia's plant life front and center, and you may also observe wildlife along the way. If the experience piques your curiosity for more hiking, you can arrange for a bush walk in a different area of the reserve during free time.

Later, you will have lunch at the Country Kitchen or perhaps enjoy a gourmet picnic at a favorite spot in the reserve. Most of the afternoon will be devoted to free time, during which you may indulge in the resort's facilities, or whatever else you choose to do.

Following dinner, you will be invited to venture into the bush for nocturnal wildlife spotting and stargazing. A field guide will be on hand to point out the animals, which may include possums, wombats, wallaroos and owls. If the night sky is clear, you will see constellations such as the famed Southern Cross, which once served as a navigational beacon for sailors and played an important role in the spiritual beliefs of the Aboriginal people.

Day 4

The morning is yours to do as you please, either at the resort or out in the bush on a self-guide hike or mountain bike excursion.

Following check-out you will transfer in a luxury 4x4 vehicle to Sydney and be dropped off either at the airport or your post package hotel (optional extra nights at Sydney hotels can be purchased for guests wishing to further their stay).

Land Program Step by Step:

Guests can choose to participate in as much or as little during their time at the resort. The below day by day is a sample itinerary. Times are subject to change. You may choose your activities when you are checked-in at the resort. You may also check on line ahead of time for other sample itineraries and activities: www.wolganvalley.com

Please see below for details on how to pack for this program.

DAY 1

9.00am The Vessel arrives alongside in Sydney, Australia

9:30am Disembarkation from ship

10:15am Depart pier for the airport

11:00am Arrive at airport for flight briefing and luggage check-in

12:00pm Fly to Wolgan Valley via Helicopter

12:45pm Enjoy lunch and resort facilities prior to checking into suite

3:00pm Official check-in time

5:30pm Enjoy the Wolgan Wildlife Tour

7:30pm 5 course dinner at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room

Overnight at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

DAY 2

6:00am Breakfast at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room

8:30am Guided mountain bike tour or trail ride

12:00pm Lunch at leisure in Country Kitchen

2:00pm Colonial Heritage Tour or Aboriginal Interpretive Tour

3:30pm Free time

7:30pm Dinner at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room, or perhaps in the privacy of your own suite.

Overnight at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

DAY 3

6:00am Breakfast at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room

10:00am Guided bushwalk

12:00pm Lunch at leisure in the Country Kitchen or perhaps enjoy a gourmet picnic in your own private spot on the reserve

1:30pm Free time

7:00pm Dinner at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room

9:00pm Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting & Stargazing

Overnight at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

DAY 4

6:00am Breakfast at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room

AM Enjoy resort facilities, or enjoy a self-guided or guided bush walk or mountain bike ride

11:00am Check out and depart Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

11:30am Direct 4X4 transfer to either Sydney hotels or the Airport

Additional Nights: Optional extra nights at the Four Seasons Hotel (Deluxe City Harbor View Room) can be purchased for guests wishing to further their stay. Transfers are included when purchased through the cruise line. Please contact our Reservations Department for more details.

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 departure information so your transfer to the airport can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, airport transfers are not provided and the cruise line will need to know your hotel in order that your transfer from the resort to your post package hotel can be arranged accordingly.

Expected Weather:

The average weather during the visiting time of year is a high of 77° Fahrenheit and a low of 55° Fahrenheit.

What to Bring:

Bring comfortable clothing for outdoor activities such as horseback riding and bush walking.

Currency:

Australian Dollars

Electricity:

In Australia 230 V sockets are used, and guests should bring an adaptor, if needed.

Luggage Information:

*Please advise your weights when booking this program as this is necessary to have ahead of time for the helicopter transfer as requested by our ground operator.

Personal luggage should be in one soft bag per person (maximum size of bag 65 X 40 X 30cm) and up to 15kg (33 lbs) per piece for helicopter transfers.

Extra luggage will be stored in Sydney free of charge. The maximum weight for two guests and their luggage is approximately 200kg (440lbs), but is at the discretion of the pilot.

You can carry one piece of hand luggage such as a laptop, handbag, or coat. The total weight of all your cabin baggage must not exceed 5kg (11lbs).

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Guests are required to check with their travel agent in regards to Visa requirements for Australia.

Accommodation:

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, Lithgow NSW 2790

Tel: +61 2 6350 1800

All suites feature:

Separate living and bedroom, luxurious en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, walk-in wardrobes, central air-conditioning systems, verandah and courtyard, private temperature-controlled swimming pool, double-sided gas fireplace, LCD TV and DVD player in living room and bedroom, International TV channels, high-speed internet access, iPod docking station ? hairdryer, daily housekeeping with evening turn-down, same-day laundry/dry-cleaning service, in-room safe, 24-hour room service, binoculars for wildlife viewing, two mountain bicycles.

Please Note:

*Room service - 24-hour room service is available but will incur a surcharge on your

room account.

*Smoking - All indoor areas, including suites and public spaces, are strictly

non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas of the suites and the resort.

*Certain on-site activities may be cancelled without prior notice should it be deemed that prevailing climatic or other conditions would make the activity hazardous or uncomfortable. Participation in on-site activities shall be strictly at the client's own risk.

Program includes:

3 nights accommodation in a Heritage Suite at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort

Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Non-alcoholic beverages

A selected range of premium local wines and beer with meals

Two on-site nature-based activities per person per day

Luxury 4 x 4 vehicle transfer one way (may not be private)

Helicopter transfer one way (may not be private)

Meet and greet at the airport

Program excludes:

Additional activities

Private touring

Spa treatments

Additional beverages

Room service charges

Gratuities

Other hotel incidentals

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, gravel and 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 recommended.

PRE -LUXURY RETREAT AUSTRALIAN BUSH

PRE -LUXURY RETREAT AUSTRALIAN BUSH

Recognized as the "Best Hotel in Australia" by Trip Advisor in January, 2013, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a luxury conservation-based resort located in Australia's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. The resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve where guests can enjoy absolute luxury, tranquility and connection with nature.

Nestled between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, the homestead style resort occupies just two percent of the total land area of 4,000 acres. Up to 90 guests are catered for in 40 free-standing suites each with private swimming pool, a main homestead with luxury facilities and standalone Timeless Spa.

Guests are able to appreciate the very special natural, cultural and scenic values of the Wolgan Valley through a diverse range of nature based activities. You will be transferred one way by luxury 4 x 4 vehicle and one way by helicopter.

The below description is a sample itinerary. You may choose your activities when you are checked-in at the resort.

DAY 1

Following your flight into Sydney, you will travel in a luxury 4x4 vehicle to the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, which lies in a gorgeous valley at the foot of two towering sandstone cliffs. After settling in, you are free to enjoy the resort's spectacular facilities, which include restaurants, a spa and fitness center, shop and unique spaces such as the restored Heritage Homestead, which was built in 1832.

Should you choose, late in the afternoon, you candepart on a wildlife tour through the surrounding reserve, which is still inhabited by many of the same intriguing species that so fascinated Charles Darwin when he visited the Wolgan Valley. You may spot kangaroos, wallabies and countless indigenous birds such as peregrine falcons, while your field guide describes the environment and regales you with stories of the bush.

In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely 5-course dinner in the Wolgan Dining Room, whose stone fireplace, wooden flooring and leather furnishings lend the handsome setting an air of elegance.

Later, you will retire for the first of three evenings at the resort.

DAY 2

Following a hearty breakfast, the morning will be spent on a guided mountain bike tour or a trail ride on horseback. The bike trail is over mostly level terrain with only occasion hills. In all likelihood, you will pass a freshwater dam, where a variety of wildlife usually congregates. You will have plenty of chances along the way to stop for water and observe the stunning scenery. Similarly, the trail ride on horseback is a wonderful way to become familiar with the spectacular landscape. Still, each ride is unique, so there is no telling what you may experience or see with regard to wildlife.

Then, after lunch in the informal Country Kitchen, you will enjoy a Colonial Heritage Tour that departs from the original 1832 homestead. This tour explains the homestead's restoration and how the early settlers of the Wolgan Valley dealt with their harsh lifestyle. You will also learn about the adjacent kitchen garden and how it has been re-established to supply many of the resort's fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs.

As an alternative to the Colonial Heritage Tour, you may join the Aboriginal Interpretative Tour and become immersed in centuries of Aboriginal culture. A field guide will describe how the seasons governed hunting, the medicinal use of plants, and the tools and weapons that the Aborigines used for survival and ceremony.

The day ends with dinner in the Wolgan Dining Room, or if you prefer, it will be served in the privacy of your suite.

DAY 3

Start the day with a casual breakfast before setting out on a bush walk. Hiking in the reserve brings the rich diversity of Australia's plant life front and center, and you may also observe wildlife along the way. If the experience piques your curiosity for more hiking, you can arrange for a bush walk in a different area of the reserve during free time.

Later, you will have lunch at the Country Kitchen or perhaps enjoy a gourmet picnic at a favorite spot in the reserve. Most of the afternoon will be devoted to free time, during which you may indulge in the resort's facilities, or whatever else you choose to do.

Following dinner, you will be invited to venture into the bush for nocturnal wildlife spotting and stargazing. A field guide will be on hand to point out the animals, which may include possums, wombats, wallaroos and owls. If the night sky is clear, you will see constellations such as the famed Southern Cross, which once served as a navigational beacon for sailors and played an important role in the spiritual beliefs of the Aboriginal people.

DAY 4

The morning and early afternoon is yours to do as you please, either at the resort or out in the bush on a self-guide hike or mountain bike excursion.

Then, you will depart in style, aboard a helicopter that will zip you to Sydney in approximately one hour. Expect fantastic views along the way and before long you will embark your ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Guests can choose to participate in as much or as little during their time at the resort. The below day by day is a sample itinerary. Times are subject to change. You may choose your activities when you are checked-in at the resort. You may also check on line ahead of time for other sample itineraries and activities: www.wolganvalley.com

Please see below on how to pack for this program.

DAY 1

Today's timing depends on your flight into Sydney International Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the resort in a luxury 4x4 vehicle.

Additional Nights: Optional extra nights at the Four Seasons Hotel (Deluxe City Harbour View Room) can be purchased for guests wishing to arrive earlier than the program start date. Transfers are included when purchased through the cruise line. Please contact our Reservations Department for details.

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 additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided, and the cruise line needs to be informed of your hotel to arrange pick up on Day 1 of the program.

Arrive Transfer to the resort in a luxury 4x4 vehicle (3 hour journey)

3:00pm Official Check-in time.

7:30pm 5-course dinner at your leisure in the Wolgan Dining Room (from

7:00pm onwards)

Overnight at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Note: Lunch is available at the resort from 12:45pm - 3:00pm for guests who may arrive in the afternoon.

DAY 2

6:00am Breakfast at leisure in the Wolgan Dining Room

8:30am Guided mountain bike tour or trail ride

12:00pm Lunch at leisure in the Country Kitchen

2:00pm Colonial Heritage Tour or Aboriginal Interpretive Tour

3:30pm Free time

7:30pm Dinner at leisure in Wolgan Dining Room, or perhaps in the privacy of your own suite.

Overnight at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

DAY 3

6:00am Breakfast at leisure in the Wolgan Dining Room

10:00am Guided bushwalk

12:00pm Lunch at leisure in the Country Kitchen or a gourmet picnic on your own

1:30pm Free time

7:00pm Dinner at leisure in the Wolgan Dining Room

9:00pm Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting & Stargazing

Overnight at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

DAY 4

6:00am Breakfast at leisure in the Wolgan Dining Room

8:00am Enjoy resort facilities, a self-guided or guided bush walk or mountain bike ride

11:00am Check out, and lunch at leisure followed by free time

2:00pm Fly by helicopter from Wolgan Valley to Sydney

3:00pm Drive from the airport to embark the ship

Expected Weather:

The average weather during the visiting time of year is a high of 77° Fahrenheit and a low of 55° Fahrenheit.

What to Bring:

Bring comfortable clothing for outdoor activities such as horseback riding and bush walking.

Currency:

Australian Dollars

Electricity:

In Australia 230 V sockets are used, and guests should bring an adaptor, if needed.

Luggage Information:

*Please advise your weights when booking this program as this is necessary to have ahead of time for the helicopter transfer as requested by our ground operator.

Personal luggage should be in one soft bag per person (maximum size of bag 65 X 40 X 30cm) and up to 15kg (33 lbs) per piece for helicopter transfers.

Extra luggage will be stored in Sydney free of charge. The maximum weight for two guests and their luggage is approximately 200kg (440lbs), but is at the discretion of the pilot.

You can carry one piece of hand luggage such as a laptop, handbag, or coat. The total weight of all your cabin baggage must not exceed 5kg (11lbs).

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Guests are required to check with their travel agent in regards to Visa requirements for Australia.

Accommodation:

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, Lithgow NSW 2790

Tel: +61 2 6350 1800

All suites feature:

Separate living and bedroom, luxurious en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, walk-in wardrobes ? central air-conditioning systems, verandah and courtyard, private temperature-controlled swimming pool, double-sided gas fireplace, LCD TV and DVD player in living room and bedroom, International TV channels, high-speed internet access, iPod docking station, hairdryer, daily housekeeping with evening turn-down, same-day laundry/dry-cleaning service, in-room safe, 24-hour room service, binoculars for wildlife viewing, two mountain bicycles

Please Note:

*Room service - 24-hour room service is available but will incur a surcharge on your

room account.

*Smoking - All indoor areas, including suites and public spaces, are strictly

non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas of the suites and the resort.

*Certain on-site activities may be cancelled without prior notice should it be deemed that prevailing climatic or other conditions would make the activity hazardous or uncomfortable. Participation in on-site activities shall be strictly at the client's own risk.

Program includes:

3 nights accommodation in a Heritage Suite at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort

Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Non-alcoholic beverages

A selected range of premium local wines and beer with meals

Two on-site nature-based activities per person per day

Luxury 4 x 4 vehicle transfer one way (may not be private)

Helicopter transfer one way (may not be private)

Meet and greet at the airport

Program excludes:

Additional activities

Private touring

Spa treatments

Additional beverages

Room service charges

Gratuities

Other hotel incidentals

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, gravel and 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 recommended.

POST CRUISE Sydney and Beyond

POST CRUISE Sydney and Beyond

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 Harbour Bridge on an exclusive cruise through Sydney Harbour. 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.

DAY 1

9:00am The Vessel arrives alongside in Sydney Port

9:30am Disembarkation at Sydney port

10:15am Luggage is transferred to the hotel while guests board an exclusive vessel for a Sydney Harbor Cruise including a buffet lunch

1:00pm Upon arrival to Manly, guests will enjoy one hour free time to stroll the shops and beachfront

2:00pm Depart on a three and a half hour tour of the Northern Beaches and Sydney sights

5:30pm Arrive to the hotel for check in and enjoy the evening at own leisure

Dinner on own

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar hotel

DAY 2

**You will have the option to do an included tour EITHER on day 2 or day 3 and the day that a tour is not chosen will be a day at leisure. Below are sample itineraries. You will be asked to choose your option when you are met at the Cruise Terminal upon disembarkation.

DAY 2 or DAY 3– If the Blue Mountains option is chosen:

Breakfast on own – not included

8:00am Guests to be picked up from the hotel and depart for the Blue Mountains

10:00am Guests to enjoy the visit to 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 a 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 hotel

DAY 2 or DAY 3 - If the Hunter Valley option is chosen:

Breakfast on own – not included

8:00am Guests to be picked up from the hotel and depart for the Hunter Valley

10:00am Guests to enjoy a visit to the Cheese factory

11:15am Guests to transfer to the second location

11:30am Guests to 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 hotel

DAY 2 or DAY 3

Breakfast on own – not included

Guests will have the day at their leisure to enjoy Sydney sights. The hotels Hospitality Desk will be able to assist with any touring options.

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar hotel

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 airport for their flight home.

Check out time is 12:00pm. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

Expected Weather:

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

What to Bring:

The program is casual throughout. Warm clothing is recommended for the Blue Mountains as it is much cooler in the mountains than in the city.

Currency:

The Australian Dollar (AUD)

Electricity:

Australian electricity voltage for domestic use is 220-240 volts

Documents and Visa Requirements:

All guests must have an Australian tourist visa. You should check with your local Australian Embassy for entry requirements.

Accommodation:

Four Seasons or similar hotel

199 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: +61 (2) 9250-3100

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

• 2 lunches (while on tour) – includes 1 beer or glass of wine as well as bottled water

• 3 nights at the Four Seasons or similar hotel - Deluxe City-View King Rooms

• Touring on Day 1

• One optional tour on either Day 2 or Day 3(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 departure information so your departure transfer can be arranged; however should you book any additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure 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

• Gratuities to drivers and tour guides

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 CRUISE Sydney and Beyond

PRE CRUISE Sydney and Beyond

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 Harbour 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 Hotel, 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

Guests arrive on their international flights and transfer to hotel

Guests will have the day at their leisure to enjoy Sydney sights. A hotel Hospitality desk 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 Depart 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

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar hotel.

Dinner on own

DAY 3 - There will be an option to do one of two tours on day 3. Below are sample itineraries for the tour options. You will be asked when you arrive in Sydney which tour you will choose.

DAY 3 – If Blue Mountains option is chosen:

Breakfast on own – not included

8:00am Guests to be picked up from the hotel and depart for the Blue Mountains

10:00am Guests to enjoy the visit to 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 Guests to be picked up from the hotel and depart for the Hunter Valley

10:00am Guests to enjoy a visit to the Cheese factory

11:15am Guests to transfer to the second location

11:30am Guests to 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 for embarkation. Check out time is 12:00pm.

Expected Weather:

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

What to Bring:

The program is casual throughout. Warm clothing is recommended for the Blue Mountains as it is much cooler in the mountains than in the city.

Currency:

The Australian Dollar (AUD)

Electricity:

Australian electricity voltage for domestic use is 220-240 volts

Documents and Visa Requirements:

All guests must have an Australian tourist visa. You should check with your local Australian Embassy for entry requirements.

Accommodation:

Four Seasons or similar hotel

199 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: +61 (2) 9250-3100

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of similar ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

• Lunch on Day 2 and 3 – includes 1 beer or glass of wine as well as bottled water

• 3 nights at the Four Seasons or similar hotel - Deluxe City-View King Rooms

• Touring on Day 2

• One optional tour on Day 3(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 arrival transfer can be arranged; however should you book any additional hotel 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

• Gratuities to drivers and tour guides

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.

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