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Melbourne Theatrical Extravaganza

Melbourne Theatrical Extravaganza

17 - 24 February 2020

Join Jess, Alex and Lucy in Melbourne to see the king of crooners in An Evening with Michael Bublé, the show taking the world by storm; a two night theatrical experience of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as the fun, heart-warming and charming dance musical of Billy Elliot.

$6,674 NZD
per person
twin share
Single Room Supplement
- ADD $1,911 NZD
Initial Deposit On Booking
$900 NZD
Second Deposit Due 20 September 2019
$1,200 NZD
Final Balance Due 8 November 2019

Melbourne Theatrical Extravaganza

  • Experience the Exceptional

    Our trip includes five great theatrical and musical experiences:

    Premium fan package tickets to the king of the crooners and modern day Frank Sinatra; An Evening with Michael Bublé!

    The dynamic new show taking the world by storm with extraordinary special effects; a two night theatrical experience of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

    The fun, heart-warming and charming dance musical of Billy Elliot (all confirmed).

    Two of our own dinner concerts, Music be the Food of Love and A Champagne Gala presented by hosts for this trip Alex and Jess plus local stars as available.

    Seven nights at the luxurious Langham Hotel plus tours of Melbourne and Victoria indulging in music, history, sights and food.

  • Langham Hotel (7 nights)

    HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • Brunetti Cafe for lunch following our flight.

    • A short orientation tour of Melbourne before checking into the luxurious Langham Hotel, our home for the next seven nights.

    • Tonight we enjoy dinner at the hotel with music provided by Jess and Alex, entitled Music be the Food of Love.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • A half day tour of Melbourne which will include Flinders Station, Melbourne Cricket Ground, National Tennis Centre, St Paul’s Cathedral, Queen Victoria Market and Chinatown.

    • The iconic Parliament Building for a tour and high tea.

    • Transfer to the Laver Arena for our premium event An Evening with Michael Bublé, including the ‘Fan Package’ and category 1 seats!

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • Discover the goldfield history of Victoria with our local guide. First stop Castlemaine with morning tea at a Viennese style cafe, then to Bendigo for a vintage tram tour and free time for lunch and a wander.

    • We drive through small historic towns on the way to our final stop in Ballarat, where we enjoy a historic tour and then afternoon tea and a chance to wander the lovely botanic gardens.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • Take in the views of Melbourne’s fabulous skyline as we cruise the Yarra River on our Highlights of Melbourne cruise.

    • Dinner and then Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One. This show is taking the world by storm and in Melbourne alone the show is sold out up to a year in advance!

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • Today we explore the Werribee Mansion, a gorgeous historic house with a tour of the National Rose Gardens, followed by lunch at the Mansion Hotel.

    • Tonight it’s Part Two of the theatrical extravaganza Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • Free day for shopping or visiting friends.

    • Fabulous final dinner in the Yarra Room, with stunning views over Melbourne, entitled A Champagne Gala.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    • Shrine of Remembrance visit and then Grainger’s Museum.

    • An iconic high tea at the Langham Hotel!

    • Final show our heart warming dance extravaganza Billy Elliot.

  • Today we are off home filled with great memories of music, history and hopefully lots of shopping.

This trip includes

  • Return Air New Zealand airfares Auckland/ Melbourne including all taxes. (Wellington and Christchurch to Melbourne, return, are available on request. Any extra costs will be the responsibility of the traveller).

  • 7 nights accommodation at the luxurious five star Langham Hotel, Melbourne.

  • All shows and musical evenings as listed in the itinerary including premium tickets for Michael Bublé, theatrical extravaganza two night Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and charming dance show Billy Elliot (all confirmed) plus two of our own dinner concerts, Music be the Food of Love and A Champagne Gala with local artists.

  • Hosted by Jess Hindin, Alex Milligan and Lucy White.

  • Numerous special experiences and flavours including Melbourne city tour, historic Goldfields tour with guide including Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat, tour and afternoon tea at Parliament, river cruise on Yarra River and Werribee Mansion tour with lunch.

  • Free time to explore this great city or catch up with friends.

  • All tours and entrances as listed in itinerary.

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 morning tea, 2 high teas, 1 afternoon tea, 3 dinners.

  • GENTLE TOUR

    This tour will suit most people but, sorry, not someone in a wheelchair. The activity level is gently paced, but you still need to be able to get on and off buses easily. There will be walking, but not a lot.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • All trips are subject to change but any changes will be of equal or greater value.

    • Deposits refundable until final payment date minus any costs incurred, or an administration fee of up to $300.

    • Travellers need to be independently mobile and fit to travel.

    • Travellers are required to obtain comprehensive travel insurance for all international trips.

    Please refer to terms & conditions on our booking form.

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Our premium event An Evening with Michael Bublé, including the ‘Fan Package’ and category 1 seats at Laver Arena!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Princess Theatre. This show is taking the world by storm and in Melbourne alone the show is sold out up to a year in advance!

Heart warming dance extravaganza Billy Elliot.

Two dinner concerts presented from your hosts Jess and Alex, with local artists; Music be the Food of Love and A Champagne Gala.

Travel Insurance

Every customer is required to take out insurance for all international travel when taking a trip with Operatunity Ltd. We have our own travel insurance broker and we invite you to ring direct for your insurance requirements.

Phone Harriet on 09 3629038 Or email Harriet.lawrence@aon.comYou are of course welcome to make your own insurance arrangements for travel, just be sure that your insurance policy covers you extensively especially when travelling to certain countries such as USA with its high health costs.

 

MOBILITY

Operatunity provides group senior travel and with this in mind we plan trips to suit our target market. But not every trip is created equal in terms of mobility. We want to give you the best possible experience but that will only be achieved if you are able to enjoy everything that our trips have to offer.
Most of our long haul trips require a better level of mobility. We will look after everyone as well as we possibly can, but we cannot look after one at the expense of the rest of the group. We also cannot have one person slowing the rest of group to the point where the group is not able to enjoy every experience we are able to provide.
With this in mind we have put a mobility clause into every trip. Under each explanation here I have popped a statement. Ask yourself if this is ‘you’, when booking on a trip.

None of the following mobility clauses preclude you from ordering a wheelchair at the airport if required.

1. GENTLE TOUR This tour will suit most people, even with a stick or a walker, but sorry not someone in a wheelchair. The activity level is gently paced, but you still need to be able to get on and off buses easily. There will be walking, but not a lot. “I love travelling, but at a gentle pace. I like to avoid stairs or too much activity, but I am able to get on and off buses easily.” 

2. EASY TOUR This tour will suit people with a stick, but not a walker. You will be required to walk to get from place to place and stand in museums, but it is designed to be an easy tour with lots of times to rest, travel on a coach and walk easy leisurely distances.  ”Walking is fine. I can get on and off a coach. I am happy to stand for an hour or two in museums and galleries and gently stroll through places of interest. I am happy to climb the odd set of stairs.” 

3. MODERATE WALKING TOUR This tour requires a better level of fitness with no wheelchairs or walkers. Generally, there may be times when we can’t get the coach close. In some of our Pacific Island tours we will need you to transfer onto a tender and walk on soft sand. We also will have much longer flights and long walks through airports. “I like walking at a moderate pace. I love to keep my days full and experience everything the tour has to  offer. Stairs, tender transfers and cobblestones don’t bother me.” 

4.  EXPLORING TOUR This is still a moderately paced tour, but you will be required to walk longer distances, walk on cobblestones and stand in museums. To really get the best out of this tour you need to be able to stand or walk for a couple  of hours comfortably, be it at a leisurely pace.  “I like to spend most of the day exploring. Whether walking historic neighbourhoods on cobblestones at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I want my days full. Stairs don’t bother me and I am keen to see and do as much as I can with the odd day off to recuperate.” 

  • Operatunity is a company specialising in music lovers tours to the senior market. Each trip has been especially planned to include music and arts experiences and has a level of friendliness and care which cannot be found anywhere else! Our trips are packed with features not found anywhere else

  • Yes we have lots of people who travel on their own. We endeavour to match you up with someone who lives close to you or is close in age to you. Often you will get a chance to meet with your matchup or ring them before you leave on your trip. You also may prefer to travel solo and pay the single supplement price. We travel as a happy band so there will be lots of chances to meet people. You will find fellow music lovers and those with other similar interests. In fact those like the nicer things of life so you will travel with like-minded people.
    It is also important to remember that our singers are our escorts so you will see at least a couple of familiar faces as you leave.

  • If you live outside of Auckland, we can arrange travel and accommodation on your way to meet up with our group. We have access and can book domestic airfares in conjunction with Air New Zealand international airfares. Plus we can book your pre and post tour accommodation if required.

  • It is compulsory for our international trips and highly recommended for our domestic tours. 

  • No as most airlines offer various special meals and any restaurants we visit are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements.

  • While we will endeavour to provide the best possible experience and care, all travellers must be fit to travel and be independent. All trips are catering for a senior market but some trips will suit better than others. Some trips also carry an advisory note as they require a higher level of fitness.

  • We ask that you can walk at least 100 metres unaided and be able to get on and off buses with little or no assistance. We cater for a senior market but it is important that you do not jeopardise the enjoyment of others by requiring more care and holding up the rest of the group. Talk to our office or staff at concerts and any advisory notes for individual trips to get a better idea of your suitability for each trip.

  • We stay at 4 and 5 star character hotels, avoiding package, tourist or big hotel chains. We choose  hotels with a more personal feel often with historic content or hotels of beauty and character, centrally located or in parks, by the water, or with beautiful gardens.

  • Breakfast is included daily, and many dinners and lunches are also included as per our itinerary.

  • There are no hidden costs. Included in the trip are tips, taxes, porterage, breakfast, meals where specified, inclusions listed in the itinerary, entry fees where listed in the itinerary, concert/show tickets where listed in the itinerary, tour escorts and local specialised guides. 

  • Some of our trips sell out very quickly and we recommend you make your booking as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. 

  • We will ask you to pay an initial deposit when making your booking. We will then follow up for a second deposit and then a final balance payment prior to travel.

  • All deposits up until final payment are refundable minus any costs the company may incur.

    After final deposit refunds are unlikely and the refund becomes an insurance claim. We do not charge a cancellation fee.

  • Our numbers vary from destination to destination, please contact our office for further information.  We have a minimum number required to operate a tour. Should minimum numbers not be met, a full refund will be made. 

  • For international trips, all guests must have a valid passport that does not expire earlier than at least 6 months beyond their intended stay. 

  • Music is a key element in making our experiences special. There are special experiences and events every day, such as themed dinners, impromptu concerts, music, art tours with art experts and garden tours with garden experts.

  • Most hotels now have internet connection and all hotels have telephones in the room or at reception. If using your mobile telephone check calling and text rates, and disable data roaming before leaving New Zealand. Consider purchasing a prepaid SIM card. And you can keep in touch using social media such as Facebook. We have a copy of your next of kin details in case of emergency and we are also happy to help out with texts, phone calls and emails if you can’t get in touch with your family and need to while away. We are also happy to help out with getting your phones, ipads and cameras to work if needed while away.

  • We spend less time travelling between regions, allowing more time to enjoy experiences when you arrive. We avoid one night stops and “conveyor belt” travel, so you really can capture the local colour and vitality of the region. Our trips are planned so that there is a balance of included activities and free time for you to relax or do some exploring on your own.

  • Contact Operatunity Travel 

    Phone toll free: 0508 886 489
    Mail your booking form to PO BOX 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644
    Email: travel@operatunity.co.nz

  • Phone toll free: 0508 886 489
    Email: travel@operatunity.co.nz

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