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Botanica

Garden Cruise Aboard Queen Elizabeth with Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart Private Gardens

Sydney Return

Trip Code: BTSS9
9 Days
28 Feb 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 9 Days including a 7-night cruise aboard Cunard’s luxurious new liner, the Queen Elizabeth
  • Airport transfers on first & last day
  • Escorted by Botanical Guide, Judy Horton
  • Stay one night Sydney 5-star hotel plus 23 meals
  • Visit exclusive private gardens in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart
  • Enjoy onboard celebrity lectures and events hosted by luminaries of Australia’s gardening scene
  • Be invited to attend the Queen Elizabeth’s Gala Ball

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size - Up to 30 guests
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Australia map BTSS9 2020-2021
Sydney Return

Arrive into Sydney by 4pm. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located close to Circular Quay. This evening enjoy a drinks reception and Welcome Dinner hosted by your Botanical Guide Judy Horton where you will meet your fellow travellers.

Stay: Sydney, Amora Hotel Jamison

Daily :
  • Dinner

This morning after breakfast, Judy’s husband Rob Horton will join you and share his additional expertise during your journey. Set off for Dural in Sydney’s Hills District, where you will visit exclusive private gardens in the area. Return to Sydney and board the Queen Elizabeth.

Stay: 7 Nights, Queen Elizabeth

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea aboard the Queen Elizabeth as it makes its way down Australia’s east coast. Explore the ship’s wonderful decks, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities and attend special garden-themed events including lectures and workshops.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning the Queen Elizabeth has arrived into Hobart. After breakfast, join our Botanical Guides on a discovery of Tasmania’s unique gardening heritage that stems from its cool climate and European influences.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning after breakfast set off to visit a private garden in the Hobart region known for its symmetrical parterres and box hedges. Return to your ship for lunch on board then spend the afternoon enjoying the ship’s facilities, or explore Hobart further at your leisure. The Queen Elizabeth departs Hobart this evening bound for Melbourne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy the day relaxing on board.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your impressive ship will arrive into Port Melbourne this morning. Here set off on a full day tour of some of Victoria’s most significant gardens, including a visit to an exclusive private garden.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend another glorious day on board the Queen Elizabeth cruising along the New South Wales south coast to Sydney. Relax on deck or perhaps indulge in a spa treatment. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning the Queen Elizabeth has berthed back in Sydney. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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