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Sydney & Canberra Shows & Opera

Sydney & Canberra Shows & Opera

7 - 14 September 2018

Join Alex and Lynette on this music filled trip, which includes three incredible shows: Evita and Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia, and the stunning show Jersey Boys in Sydney. We enjoy two nights in Canberra in the quirky QT Hotel and five nights in Sydney in the luxurious Langham. 

$6,288 NZD
per person
twin share
Single Room supplement
- ADD $1,565 NZD
Initial Deposit On Booking
$900 NZD
Second Deposit Due 31 March 2018
$2,000 NZD
Final Balance Due 25 May 2018

Sydney & Canberra Shows & Opera

  • Join Alex and Lynette on this music filled trip, which includes two nights in Canberra and five nights in Sydney. We enjoy a full day tour of Canberra including the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House; and in Sydney, a city tour, an opera harbour cruise, two high teas and a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House.

    We stay at the luxurious five-star Langham Hotel, one of the most beautiful hotels in Sydney. In between all this, there is lots of free time to shop and catch up with friends in our usual blend of time off and stunning organised activities where every show, every tour and every dinner becomes its own special event.

  • We depart from Auckland (Wellington/Christchurch departures available on request) and fly via Sydney to Canberra.

    HIGHLIGHTS include:

    •Canberra for our two-night stay at the QT Hotel. The QT series of hotels are designer hotels with fabulous atmosphere. This is a centrally located, fun, quirky hotel.

    •Welcome dinner at the hotel with music.

  • HIGHLIGHTS Include:

    •Our full day tour in Canberra including the Australian War Memorial, and lunch.

    •Guided tour of Parliament House plus drive around the Embassies.

    •Drive along Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra’s man-made lake.

    •Evening performance of Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia.

  • We drive to Sydney today. Our five-star hotel, The Langham, is considered one of the best in Sydney, boasting some of the largest hotel rooms and luxurious reception and foyer areas.

    HIGHLIGHTS Include:

    •A truly decadent high tea experience at the charming heritage-listed Mosman establishment, Boronia House.

    •Rest of the afternoon and evening free to enjoy settling into our beautiful hotel

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    •Morning driving tour of Sydney including Sydney Harbour Bridge, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour.

    •A one-hour backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House, with a focus on the history and architecture of the building and access to the main theatres.

    •Lunch at the Opera Bar with its views over the Harbour Bridge.

    •Late afternoon off at leisure for shopping or meeting friends.

    •An evening on the Sydney Harbour Opera Cruise, which includes dinner and a magnificent cruise of the harbour. 

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    •A full free day to experience The Rocks, shopping or your own tours.

    •This evening we enjoy our fabulous show Jersey Boys at Capitol Theatre.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    •Private cruise to Watson's Bay with high tea at the historic Dunbar House overlooking Sydney Harbour.

    •Drive back through Sydney's impressive suburbs with its most expensive houses.

    •Gala dinner with music provided by our singers in our magnificent hotel ballroom.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    •A free day to enjoy shopping or spending time with friends and family.

    •Late afternoon cocktail party at The Langham followed by the stunning new production of Evita at Sydney Opera House

  • Following our final breakfast at the hotel, we board our flight back home full of great music, food, new friends and amazing memories of fantastic Canberra and Sydney!

This trip includes

  • Return airfare including taxes, Auckland - Sydney flying Air New Zealand (Wellington and Christchurch flights available upon request. Any extra costs will be the responsibility of the traveller).

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in luxury: 2 nights at the QT Hotel, Canberra and 5 nights at the 5-star Langham Hotel, Sydney.

  • Tickets to three exceptional shows: Opera Australia’s productions of Evita and Madame Butterfly, and the new production of Jersey Boys (all tickets confirmed).

  • A welcome dinner at the QT Hotel in Canberra with music from Alex and Lynette

  • A full day tour in Canberra including tour of the famous Australian War Memorial and Parliament House.

  • Gala dinner at The Langham Hotel in the ballroom, with singing provided by Alex and Lynette plus special guests. 

  • A city tour of Sydney, a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House, high tea at Boronia House and lunch at the Opera Bar beside the Opera House.

  • Opera plus dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.

  • A cruise on Sydney Harbour with high tea at historic Dunbar House, Watson's Bay. 

  • All transfers, taxes, tips and porterage included.

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 high teas, a cocktail party and 3 dinners included. 

  • Escorted by Alex and Lynette.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • For further information please ring our office or visit our website.

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

    • All deposits are refundable up until final payment date minus any costs that the company has incurred.

    • Please refer to our terms and conditions on our booking form.

    • While we carefully plan our trips to be well paced, all travellers need to possess a  certain level of fitness. Some trips are more arduous and carry an advisory note in the itinerary that a specific level of fitness is required.

    • Operatunity Travel requires all travellers to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. Please be sure to ring our office if you require any information or clarification about insurance or any questions regarding travelling with Operatunity Travel.

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Evening performance of Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia.

We enjoy the fabulous show Jersey Boys at Capitol Theatre.

The stunning new production of Evita at Sydney Opera House.

Musical entertainment by our fabulous escorts Alex and Lynette.

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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