The ultimate femme fatale is back, in a brand new, first ever island performance in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Carmen tosses her hair, stamps her feet and the whole world falls under her spell. Revel in the irresistible Spanish tunes, sultry story and dark undercurrent of Carmen. You’ll hear the flirty Habanera and famous Toreador song amid a spectacle that features fire-twirling, car crashes and fireworks.
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Welcome to our tour to Sydney featuring the inaugural opera on Cockatoo Island – Carmen. Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager then fly to Sydney. Upon our arrival into Sydney we are met by our local tour operator who will transfer us to our hotel right in the heart of Circular Quay where we settle in. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, Sydney for 4 nights
Today we have some fantastic touring to do starting with a visit to the Art Gallery NSW, one of Australia’s leading art museums. Here we’ll meet our guide to be taken on a journey through the significant collections house here from around the world. For lunch we have arranged it on the water today. We board Captain Cook Cruises for our Top Deck Lunch; enjoy a three-course a la carte meal served on the premium upper restaurant deck offering million dollar views. We have time at leisure to wander circular quay and explore the area.
Later today we make our way to the Sydney Opera House; where we meet our guide for a tour with a difference. Over 60 years ago Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is also the youngest building ever to be world heritage listed. This will be a fascinating tour followed by a tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen. There is nothing more to do than sit back and enjoy ourselves at Sydney’s picturesque iconic location. After some time to freshen up back at our hotel, our night begins with a ferry ride across the glittering water to the world-heritage listed sanctuary of Cockatoo Island. Step off the boat and we are surrounded by layers of history. Once a meeting place for the Eora Nation, the site is now dotted with the industrial relics of a century of ship-building and architectural marvels dating back to Sydney’s convict past. Grab a drink and something to eat from an array of pop-up bars and eateries on the foreshore before settling in under the stars for an unforgettable night out at Opera Australia’s performance of Carmen.
A leisurely start to the day, mid-morning we take a drive to Sydney’s unspoilt Northern Beaches. These are some of the most notable beaches in the world. We stop at Arabanoo Lookout and then all the way to North Head where we can see the Hornby lighthouse, across the water, and the impressive swells. We will then find ourselves in the ‘insular peninsula’ of Manly where we soak up the atmosphere in this idyllic setting as we enjoy our lunch the Manly 16ft Skiff Club, delicious! We return to the hotel to freshen up before our farewell dinner. Tonight we enjoy our farewell dinner located 82 floors above the CBD, in the iconic Sydney Tower Restaurant, sky feast offers spectacular 360-degree revolving views of the harbor and city below.
Following breakfast you have the day to enjoy as you wish. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to assist you with any plans you would like to make. Mid-afternoon we make our way to Sydney Airport for our flight home to Perth. Upon our arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to take you safely home.