Silversea Luxury Cruises To SYDNEY

SYDNEY

Sydney belongs to the exclusive club of cities that generate excitement. At the end of a marathon flight there's renewed vitality in the cabin as the plane circles the city, where thousands of yachts are suspended on the dark water and the sails of the Opera House glisten in the distance. Blessed with dazzling beaches and a sunny climate, Sydney is among the most beautiful cities on the planet.With 4.6 million people, Sydney is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. View more

A wave of immigration from the 1950s has seen the Anglo-Irish immigrants who made up the city's original population joined by Italians, Greeks, Turks, Lebanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thais, and Indonesians. This intermingling has created a cultural vibrancy and energy—and a culinary repertoire—that was missing only a generation ago.Sydneysiders embrace their harbor with a passion. Indented with numerous bays and beaches, Sydney Harbour is the presiding icon for the city, and urban Australia. Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the 11-ship First Fleet, wrote in his diary when he first set eyes on the harbor on January 26, 1788: "We had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbor in the world."Although a visit to Sydney is an essential part of an Australian experience, the city is no more representative of Australia than Los Angeles is of the United States. Sydney has joined the ranks of the great cities whose characters are essentially international. What Sydney offers is style, sophistication, and great looks—an exhilarating prelude to the continent at its back door.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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SYDNEY To BALI
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AUCKLAND To BALI
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    Feb 17 2019
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AUCKLAND To SYDNEY
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AUCKLAND To ADELAIDE
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Excursions in SYDNEY

Aussie Wildlife Express

Experience the scenic natural beauty and wildlife of Australia during this half-day tour to Featherdale Wildlife Park, one of Australia's largest private collections of Australian native animals and bird life.


Sydney

Depart the pier via motorcoach and drive west through Sydney to the renowned Featherdale Wildlife Park. Operating since 1972, Featherdale Wildlife Park houses a great variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, Australian reptiles, Tasmanian devils, wombats and various species of Australian birds.


Featherdale Wildlife Park

On arrival at the park, you are offered a Billy Tea Break, an Aussie tea consisting of lamingtons, Anzac biscuits and a vegemite sampler. The Tea Break features a 'Swaggie Talk' which will give you a brief insight on some of our Australian traditions.


After the tea break you will have some time to stroll through the park at your leisure. Get up close and personal with the animals and hand feed a kangaroo, wallaby, or emu. Other wildlife you may spot could include dingoes, possums, owls, foxes and Tasmanian Devils.


At the conclusion of your exciting visit to the park, re-board the coach and transfer back to your ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking over gravel paths. Most areas of the Wildlife Park are wheelchair accessible; however, wheelchairs are not permitted in animal enclosures. This tour is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair, able to embark/disembark the coach without assistance. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Tour sequence may vary. Should you wish to have your photo taken with a koala, the wildlife park will charge you AUD $20 (at the time of printing) however it is not possible to hold the koalas. You may be able to take a photo of the koalas with your own camera however the park ranger will advise. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes and a hat are recommended.

Bridge Climb

Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a world-renowned symbol of Australia. The historic tale of construction still fascinates locals and people from all over the world. Positioned across Sydney's breath taking natural harbour, the Bridge has become one of the most photographed features of our beautiful city. See the beauty of the Sydney Harbour Bridge around the clock in our image gallery.


Once at the bridge visit the friendly front desk team who will conduct a quick health and safety assessment to ensure you're ready to go.


Sydney Harbour Bridge

We equip you with all the outdoor gear you'll need for your climb based on the day's weather conditions and our health and safety essentials. All you need to bring with you on the day is your sunglasses, comfortable shoes and a sense of adventure.


With your Climb Leader as your guide, step by step you'll ascend the arches of the Bridge and enjoy the iconic views of Sydney, situated in one of the most beautiful harbours on earth. Throughout your Climb, your Climb Leader will entertain you with stories about the history of the Bridge, from its construction, to its opening in 1932, right through to its place in day to day local celebrations.


Please note: This tour involves a 1 1/2-hour bridge climb with a moderate to extensive amount of exertion required. It is only recommended for active guests that are in good physical condition and able to climb ladders and steep slopes. Minimum participant age is 8 years; those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Climbers must wear rubber-soled athletic shoes in addition to the climbing suit provided, over their clothing. No cameras, video recorders or other loose objects may be taken onto the bridge; a locker is provided for your convenience. Guests are required to sign a waiver and take and pass a breathalyzer test. Those failing to comply may not climb and will not receive a refund. This tour operates in all weather conditions, except electrical storms. The itinerary may be reversed. Although a minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour, space is limited.

Gourmet Icons Tour

Soak up the taste of Sydney's history while travelling around a variety of the city's much loved foodie hubs. Discover how international influences transformed the local cuisine. Meet the families behind the local businesses and learn of how they are now set in the fabric of Sydney life and culture.


P.R. Raineri Deli

Peter and Sarina have owned and operated this charming deli for over 35 years. Starting out as a very simple operation it is now one of the most well-known and adored Italian delis in Sydney. Enjoy a variety of antipasto dishes including olives, cheese, olive oil, bread and cured meats.


The Sydney Fish Market

Sample fresh local fish as you stroll around the bustling market. Experience the operation from the auction floor to the busy retail and dining areas.


Harry's Cafe d'Wheels

Starting out as a humble pie cart after the war in 1945, Harry's offers a marvellous choice of dishes for everyone. Indulge in the signature 'Tiger Pie' as you view the many famous faces who have dined there over the years.


The Old Fitzroy Hotel

Compliment your Aussie pie with samples of 3 of the local's favourite beers. Meet the family behind the bar of this character filled country style pub in the heart of the big smoke.


Messina Gelato

Voted 'Best Gelato in Australia' by the Good Food Guide. Freshen your palate and stroke your soul with a little sweet hit. Using ingredients in their raw and most natural form and made from scratch every morning. This is yet another Italian inspiration we have embraced and a heavenly way to finish your Sydney gourmet experience.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 550 yards (500 metres) and is suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair as long as guests can climb on the motorcoach. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring protection from the sun. Order of sites can vary. Space is limited; we suggest you reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Bring local currency for any additional purchases at dining locations. Full penalty will be applied if cancelled within 72 hours of ships arrival to Sydney. We suggest guest to have a light breakfast.

Manly Beach & Northern Shore with Airport Transfer

Guests with domestic flights departing after 2:30 p.m., or on international flights departing after 3:30 p.m., can explore Manly Beach and the north shore suburbs during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Sydney Harbour Bridge & Suburbs

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Manly. En route, cross over the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge, then continue through some of Sydney's most upscale suburbs, including Mosman.


Manly Beach

After an orientation drive through Manly, proceed to beautiful Manly Beach, one of Australia's most famous surfing beaches; the first World Surfing Championship was held here in 1964. Upon arrival at Manly Beach, ample free time is made available to explore your surrounds at your leisure. You can stroll along the tree-lined promenade and long stretch of fine, soft-sand beach, watch the expert surfers, browse the shops, and sip a drink or indulge in a delicious meal at one of the many waterfront cafés at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight home.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 109 yards-547 yards (about 100 metres-500 metres), at times over natural and sandy surfaces, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at Manly Beach is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Due to Australian occupational health and safety regulations, drivers are unable to lift more than 33 pounds (about 15 kilograms), but generally, all are helpful. Guest's luggage is stored under the coach. There are no porters at the airport; guests will have to independently manage luggage from the coach drop-off area to flight check-in. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Sydney at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Sydney at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.


Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Sydney at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Sydney at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Sydney Opera at its Finest: A Reserved Seating

Marvel at the exquisite beauty, sights and sounds of the iconic Sydney Opera House during this wonderful, half-day operatic excursion.


Sydney Opera House

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Sydney Opera House. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to this world-renowned destination. This spectacular building is a fusion of ancient and modern influences, and is home to Australia's national opera company, 'Opera Australia'. The Sydney Opera House conducts more than 700 performances playing to over a half-million people per year.


Operatic Performance

The best way to experience the spirit of this architecturally elegant landmark is by viewing one of its dynamic operatic performances. Upon arrival at the drop-off area, walk to the entrance, check-in and be escorted to your reserved seat. Relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience, as some of the world's top performers and talented professionals give a dazzling performance in this unparalleled performing arts venue. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board the coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


The Merry Widow

JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE

Hanna is newly wealthy, newly widowed and suddenly, she's the hottest catch in town. Dapper gents are lining up for a place on her dance card, but the beguiling widow has eyes for only one man: the one that got away. International star Danielle de Niese returns to her homeland to play the bubbly, beautiful widow, inadvertent heiress of a city's fortune after just eight daysof marriage. She's looking for love, but the widow is not the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance. Lehár's charming operetta is filled with delicious waltzes and pretty ballads, including the famous 'Vilja Song'. Graeme Murphy brings his spirited choreography and direction to this glamorous new production.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 765 yards (about 700 metres), with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and 200 steps at the Opera House; elevators are available. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair, provided they can get on/off the coach independently. Guests are advised to wear smart-casual or semi-formal attire, and bring a sweater or light jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Photography, audio recording or videography is not permitting during the performance; however, guests are permitted to take photos before-and-after the performance, and at the intermission. Performances are subject to change; the actual performance name is released closer to the performance date. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Sydney Sights, Opera House & Bondi Beach

Discover three icons of this one great city - its imposing skyline and city heart, its famous Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House. Take in the history and stunning views and learn about the fashionable suburbs in the east of the city during this half-day orientation tour.


Depart the pier in Sydney for an orientation drive through the city. Your tour commences with a visit to the Sydney Opera House, officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973, and one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. You will stop there for a short guided tour of this imposing building with its distinctive sail-like roof and learn about its history, design and current role.


Sydney

Travel through Sydney's oldest village, The Rocks. This historic enclave is nestled in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and depicts the heritage of two centuries along its narrow twisting streets. See a splendid mix of Victorian-era buildings alongside modern-day structures. During your drive through the city centre, your guide points out the magnificent Sydney Tower the Queen Victoria Building.


Sydney Harbour & Bondi Beach

The coach continues east of the city to the most sought-after residential areas in Sydney. From Darling Point to Watson's Bay, the shoreline is fringed by vast mansions and expensive apartments overlooking a flotilla of yachts and cruising boats moored along the harbour's edge. Stop briefly to take in the spectacular views at The Gap at Watson's Bay (weather permitting), the southern head of the entrance to Sydney Harbour.


Bondi Beach

Carry on to Bondi Beach, a world-renowned surfing haven featuring delightful cafés and restaurants along its main streets. Disembark the coach for an hour at leisure to take some photos, stroll along the famous promenade, enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafés (own expense). Admire the views as you head down the narrow streets of Paddington, which are lined with picturesque terraces framed with iron-laced balconies, sandstone houses, designer boutiques, art galleries, and cafés.


Afterwards, the coach takes you back to the pier and ship at White Bay.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with a distance of approximately 1095 yards (1000 metres) from the coach's pick-up and drop-off point to the Opera House. The Opera House has more than 200 steps throughout the venue and is not wheelchair accessible. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable footwear and we recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Land programmes in SYDNEY

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: From City to Sea

Discover the sights and sounds of this delightful region of Australia that offers a superb blend of exquisite natural beauty, modern and historic landmarks, and cultures and traditions dating back thousands of years. Experience them all during this panoramic, Mid-Voyage Land Adventure. Your excursion begins with a private tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House before flying to Melbourne. After check-in at your hotel and afternoon tea, take a guided tour of Melbourne. Following dinner and an overnight stay at the Sofitel Melbourne, take a full-day, guided tour of the Great Ocean Road. See lovely towns and hamlets, rugged cliffs and seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls, and secluded beaches. Following lunch on Apollo Bay, visit Port Campbell National Park to see the sculptured beauty of the massive Twelve Apostles before dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Mantra Lorne. On Day 3, visit the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest on mainland Australia, and Kennett River to observe koalas in their natural habitat. Next, head to the Anglesea Golf Course to observe eastern grey kangaroos. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Four with a flight to Adelaide, sightseeing tour of the city and some free time at the Rundle Mall before transferring to the pier and embarking the ship.


03MIDSYD-A: From City to Sea

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Departs from: Sydney

Re-join ship: Adelaide

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.



Discover the exquisite natural beauty, modern and historic landmarks and cultures and traditions dating back thousands of years during this four-day, three-night journey to Sydney, Melbourne, Lorne and Adelaide.


DAY ONE - Friday, February 22, 2019 - Sydney/Melbourne


Sydney Opera House, Flight to Melbourne

After breakfast and before disembarkation, collect your boxed lunch from the ship. After disembarking the ship, you are met and transferred to the Sydney Opera House. Upon arrival, take a private, one-hour, guided walking tour of the Sydney Opera House, the busiest performing arts centre in the world.


Since its opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House has brought countless hours of entertainment to millions of people, and has continued to attract the best in world-class talent year-after-year. There are nearly 1,000 rooms in the Opera House, including the five main auditoria. There is also a Reception Hall, five rehearsal studios, four restaurants, six theatre bars, extensive foyer and lounge areas, 60 dressing rooms and suites, library, administrative offices, and extensive plant and machinery areas. Following your tour, re-board your coach and transfer to the Sydney Airport for your flight to Melbourne.


Sofitel Melbourne Hotel, Afternoon Tea, Melbourne Walking Tour, General Post Office

Upon arrival at Melbourne Airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel, which consists of a hot beverage and cake. Later, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart for a walking tour of Melbourne, a wonderful way to discover Melbourne's architectural and cultural heritage. Along the way, your guide leads you through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways. Discover lanes filled with trendy cafés and boutiques, not to mention some eclectic graffiti street art. See the hands of progress as you encounter buildings that have been renewed and transformed, such as the old General Post Office.


Following your tour, proceed for dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, re-board your coach and transfer back to the hotel.


Overnight in a Superior Room at the Sofitel Melbourne - Melbourne.


Please note: A packed lunch is provided due to flight times. An in-flight snack is provided. Afternoon tea included.


DAY TWO - Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Victoria/Great Ocean Road/Lorne


Victoria, Great Ocean Road, Towns, Hamlets, Cliffs, Seas, Coves, Waterfalls, Secluded Beaches

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full-day private tour of Victoria's Great Ocean Road; an amazing experience at any time of the year. One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches approximately 151 miles (about 243 kilometres) along the southern coast of Victoria. During your drive, discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland, and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls, and secluded beaches.


Bells Beach, Memorial Arch, Kennett River, Koalas

Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with its rugged cliffs and big waves. Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne, where a stop is made to take a delightful stroll on the stunning beach. Following a photo stop at the Memorial Arch, re-board your coach and continue on toward Apollo Bay. En route, pass by the small hamlet of Kennett River, one of the best places in Australia to observe koalas in the wild.


Apollo Bay, Lunch, Port Campbell National Park, Visitor's Centre, Twelve Apostles

Upon arrival at the sandy beaches of Apollo Bay, proceed for lunch on the bay at a restaurant the sources local produce. After lunch, re-board your coach and travel towards Port Campbell National Park. Upon arrival, walk to the Visitor's Centre for an opportunity to view the sculptured beauty of the Twelve Apostles. Many of these stacks of flat-bedded limestone rise approximately 213 feet (about 65 metres) above sea level, and are an inspiring sight to see.


Loch Arch Gorge, London Bridge, Grotto, Lorne, Mantra Lorne Hotel

Next, re-board your coach and head for a visit to Loch Arch Gorge. Upon arrival, hear stories about the tragic and romantic shipwreck whilst marvelling at the landmark. Following your visit, photo stops are made at London Bridge and the Grotto for splendid views of your surrounds. Following your day of sightseeing, re-board your coach and transfer to your hotel, the 4-star Mantra Lorne. After check-in, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.


A three-course dinner is at the hotel's restaurant.


Overnight in a One-Bedroom Apartment at the Mantra Lorne - Lorne.


DAY THREE - Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Lorne/Great Ocean Road/Melbourne


Cape Otway Lighthouse, Bass Strait, Bush Tucker Plants, Kennett River, Koalas

After breakfast and check-out depart for the drive to the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant in the country. Built in 1848, the Cape Otway Lighthouse, known as the 'Beacon of Hope', is perched (about 90 metres) above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait. Hundreds of lives were lost along this shipwreck coast, a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the light station on the cliff's edge.


Lighthouse, Bush Tucker Tour, Indigenous Culture, Lifestyles, Tools and Diet, Bush Tucker Plants

Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Cape Otway Lighthouse and its grounds. Along the way, learn about the Cape's history, nearby shipwrecks, secret World War II activity, and engineering feats such as the first telecommunications cable from the mainland to Tasmania in the 19th century. Afterward, take an Aboriginal bush tucker tour. Discover the fascinating Indigenous culture, lifestyle, tools and diet, with many species of native bush tucker plants growing on-site.


Lunch, Great Ocean Road, Kennett River, Koala-Viewing

Following your bush tucker tour, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, re-board your coach and travel along the Great Ocean Road en route to the small hamlet of Kennett River, one of the best places in Australia to observe koalas in the wild. Upon arrival, take a short, guided walk to observe koalas in the gum trees. Although resting during most of the day, by late-afternoon the koalas become more active, eating leaves, grooming or seeking new food trees. If you are lucky, you may spot some at lower levels and see mothers with their babies in the springtime.


Anglesea Golf Course, Grey Kangaroo-Viewing, Sofitel Melbourne Hotel

Next, proceed to the Anglesea Golf Course to get up-close and personal with some eastern grey kangaroos. Kangaroos are highly-habituated to humans here, and your visit offers a rare opportunity to observe and study kangaroos up-close. There are currently 210-270 kangaroos living on the course; one of the highest densities ever recorded for this species. During your visit, take a ride in a golf cart around the course to spot kangaroos. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and head to your hotel in Melbourne City. After check-in, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.


A three-course dinner is at the hotel's restaurant.


Overnight in a Superior Room at the Sofitel Melbourne - Melbourne


DAY FOUR - Monday, February 25, 2019 - Melbourne/Adelaide


Melbourne, Flight to Adelaide

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, transfer to Melbourne Airport for your scheduled, approximately 50-minute flight to Adelaide. Upon arrival at the Adelaide Airport, meet your guide and depart for a private sightseeing tour of Adelaide.


Adelaide Sightseeing, City Centre, North Terrace, South Australian Museum

One of the most charming and best-planned cities in the world, Adelaide is proud of its relaxed lifestyle, colonial heritage and reputation as the arts capital of Australia. Highlights to be seen may include the heart of the city, with its distinctive squares, terraces, parks and gardens, touring North Terrace with its galleries, museums and hidden courtyards, and visiting the South Australian Museum, home of the Aboriginal Cultural Exhibition, the finest exhibition of Aboriginal works in the world.


Mt. Lofty Lookout, Rundle Mall, Haigh's Chocolates

At the Mt. Lofty Lookout, take in spectacular panoramic views and photo opportunities overlooking the city. Afterward, enjoy some free time at the Rundle Mall, where you can browse shops such as Haigh's Chocolates, a family-run business producing quality chocolates in Adelaide since 1915. Here, you can purchase delicious treats at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier in Adelaide. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, rocky, sandy, grassy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the airplane, and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a sweater or light jacket, insect repellent, raingear, a bathing suit, towel, and a camera from the ship. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Only Australian dollars are accepted by all vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited.


Airlines restrict baggage to 44 pounds (about 20 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 15 pounds (about 7 kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline).


Programme Includes:

  • Two-night stay in a Superior Room at the Sofitel Melbourne - Melbourne
  • One-night stay in a One-Bedroom Apartment at the Mantra Lorne - Lorne (This accommodation is 4 stars)
  • Scheduled flights: Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide (Economy-Class). Business-Class is available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability, as most aircraft do not offer business seating
  • Three breakfasts, four lunches (Day 1 packed lunch) and three dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)
  • Two afternoon teas
  • Aboriginal bush tucker tour
  • Lunch on Apollo Bay
  • Koala-viewing - Kennett River
  • Kangaroo-viewing - Anglesea Golf Course
  • Private tour - Sydney Opera House
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

Hotels in SYDNEY

SYDNEY GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

SYDNEY SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.