Explore Sydney and The Blue Mountains for Ramses the Great on April 15 – 19 April 2024.
Bookings and Full Payment Due 22 February 2024
Embark on an exciting 5-day Sydney and Blue Mountains tour from April 15-19, 2024, featuring the remarkable Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition. Your adventure begins with a comfortable stay at Parkroyal Darling Harbour, perfectly positioned for exploring Sydney’s highlights. Enjoy exclusive experiences like a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House, a visit to the Australian Museum for the Ramses exhibition, and breathtaking views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair.
Journey to the serene Blue Mountains for a scenic cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler and a historical tour of the Hydro Majestic Hotel. The tour culminates with a maritime exploration at the National Maritime Museum and a memorable dining experience at Sydney Tower Restaurant.
Inclusions cover return airfares, luxurious accommodations, delicious meals, and insightful guided tours, ensuring a blend of cultural enrichment and relaxation. Book by February 22, 2024, for an unforgettable experience with the Funtastic Tour Company.
What To Expect
DAY 1 (D): Home To Sydney – Monday 15 April 2024
Welcome to our 5-day tour to Sydney featuring a very special exhibition Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs. With our pick-ups complete we make our way to the airport for our direct flight to Sydney. Upon arrival in Sydney, we are met by our local tour operator who will transfer us to our hotel in the heart of Darling Harbour – home for the next 4 nights. We have some free time before dinner and the hotel is only a short walk to the exciting waterfront area. (Lunch own arrangements and cost, Dinner at the Hotel)
DAY 2 (BLD): Sydney Sights And Ramses & Gold Of The Pharaohs – Tuesday 16 April 2024
Following breakfast, we make our way to the Australian Museum where we immerse ourselves in a very special multisensory museum experience – Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs*. We’ll be transported back 3,300 years ago across the sands of the Sahara to the heart of Ancient Egypt and witness stunningly preserved collections of artefacts from jewels, and ornate golden treasures of the tomb to spectacular royal masks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed and a fabulous way to start our day! It’s lunchtime now and we make our way to the Sydney Opera House. We’ll take in some of the best views of the Harbour over a delicious meal before embarking on a behind-the-scenes tour. Seeing the Opera House from the outside is only half the story. Beneath her magnificent sails lie incredible spaces and stories. We’ll learn about the controversial history and exciting future of the Sydney Opera House. Each perspective brings a unique and breathtaking experience. Farewelling our wonderful guide, we now have a little time at leisure to explore Circular Quay before ending our day taking in the city sights. We stop for a great photo opportunity at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and see more spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison from a different angle as well as the waterfront million-dollar mansions before making our way to the hotel in time to freshen up for dinner. (Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch at the Opera House, Dinner in the Hotel)
DAY 3 (BLD): Exploring The Blue Mountains – Wednesday 17 April 2024
Today we leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind us and make our way to Penrith where we join the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler for a spectacular morning tea cruise on the Nepean River. Reflecting the grace and charm of yesteryear, the “Belle’s” interiors are beautifully panelled with stained timbers featuring cedar and teak. After a relaxing morning, our journey takes us into the heart of the Blue Mountains where we have a fascinating visit at Bygone Beauty browsing the vast array of old treasures including jewellery, furniture, fine china, dinner services, dolls and toys. We’re enjoying our time here so much we decide to stay on for lunch. Next, we take a sightseeing tour along the scenic Cliff Drive with a stop to admire Echo Point and the Three Sisters before rounding out the day with a History Tour at the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel. Our tour takes in the history of the Casino lobby with its iconic domed roof, the elegant Majestic Ballroom and concludes in the Hydro Majestic Pavilion showcasing vibrant displays of Hydro’s historical past along with boutique food and wine from the Blue Mountains and its surrounding regions. What a magical way to end our time in the Mountains before meandering our way back to Sydney for our evening meal at the hotel. (Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch at Bygone Beauty’s, Dinner in the Hotel).
DAY 4 (B): Maritime History And The Opera House – Thursday 18 April 2024
We have a relaxed start to our day and following breakfast, we make our way to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. The Museum began collecting maritime artefacts long before it opened its doors in 1991 and contains over 140,000 objects. Collection themes are based on Australia’s changing relationship with the maritime environment, its seas, coastlines and inland waterways, and aim to reflect the maritime history and contemporary maritime experiences of all Australians. Continuing our Maritime theme, we take the scenic route via the historic Rocks area before reaching Campbells where we set sail on a magnificent 1850s-style tall ship. Sit back and relax as we sail past some of Sydney’s biggest attractions including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and Admiralty House. Discover Sydney’s rich history and some of the stories and tales behind these iconic landmarks whilst enjoying a delicious lunch. Back on dry land, we make our way to the hotel in time to freshen up for dinner. Tonight, we’ll be dining 82 floors above the city in the iconic Sydney Tower Restaurant. SkyFeast offers spectacular, 360-degree revolving views of the harbour and city below. What a fabulous way to end our tour! (Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch aboard Cruise, Dinner at Sydney Tower Restaurant)
DAY 5 (B): Homeward Bound Friday 19 May 2024
Sadly, our tour must come to an end today. Following an early breakfast, we are transferred to the airport for our flight home. We arrive home after a wonderful getaway travelling with new and old friends. (Breakfast in the Hotel).
- Return Economy Class Airfares from Sunshine Coast to Sydney – Virgin
- 4 Cooked Breakfasts
- 4 nights accommodation – Parkroyal Darling Harbour
- 4 2-course dinners
- 3 included lunches
- Entry and self-guided tour to the Australian Museum for Ramses & the Gold Pharaohs
- Lunch and Guided Tour of the Sydney Opera House, day 2
- Devonshire Tea Cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler
- Lunch and entry to Bygone Beautys, day 3
- History Tour at The Hydro Majestic Hotel
- Big Ticket entry and self-guided tour at the Australian National Maritime Museum
- 2 Hour Tall Ship Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
- Farwell Buffet Dinner at SkyFeast, Sydney Tower – inclusive of guaranteed window priority seating and a glass of house wine or beer
- Parkroyal Darling Harbour – 4 nights
How much does it cost?
- Double/Twin Room pp – $2840pp
- Single pp – $3295pp
- Bookings and Payment Due 10 February 2024