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Welcome the New Year in spectacular style with an unforgettable 3-night stay in Sydney, enjoying an exclusive Opera House Gala Event, then a privately chartered boat cruise on Sydney’s dazzling Harbour.

You’ll spend this once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s extravaganza in exciting Sydney. With the city’s fantastic firework displays and celebratory atmosphere within a beautiful harbour setting, Sydney is regarded as one of the best places in the world to welcome-in the New Year.  For your unforgettable three-night stay in this dazzling harbour city, you’ll have a choice of either a four-star or five-star hotel, depending on your package booked; centrally located, you’ll be within walking distance of many of Sydney’s iconic attractions.

Following a day at leisure, you’ll make your own way to the world-famous Sydney Opera House, where the best New Year’s Eve of your life awaits with an exclusive Opera Gala performance. With the Opera House, you’ll first enjoy drinks overlooking Sydney Harbour; if you’ve booked the 5-Star Hotel Upgrade Package, you’ll savour an exclusive pre-performance three-course Gala Dinner and Platinum VIP seating. Then in the magnificent Joan Sutherland Theatre, enjoy this incredible Opera Gala Performance, an elegant and exclusive three hours of opera classics by maestros including Verdi, Bizet and Puccini, performed by illustrious opera artists accompanied by illustrious opera artists. At the perfectly timed interval, you’ll watch Sydney’s spectacular 9pm fireworks display exclusively from a private vantage point – a unique experience for Opera Gala attendees. Post-performance, stay on to admire the Midnight Fireworks.

Your New Year starts magnificently, boarding an exclusively chartered, Captain Cook vessel for a leisurely three-hour cruise on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours. Savour a delicious three-course a la carte lunch while soaking-up premium views of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and other city landmarks. Then, later, enjoy time at leisure in this fantastic city.

The next day, your New Year’s extravaganza concludes and you’ll fly home; however, if you wish to continue the celebrations, you could embark on a 12-night Celebrity Eclipse cruise exploring New Zealand!

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Your 3 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

30 December 2022

Arrive in Sydney and head to your hotel for the start of an exciting three-night stay and once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s celebrations

Today you’ll arrive in Sydney, Australia’s dazzling harbour city, where you’ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s celebration. Make your own way from the airport to your downtown hotel: if you’ve booked the lead-in Deluxe Package, you’ll stay for three nights at the 4-Star Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, while if you’ve booked the 5-Star Upgrade Package, you’ll stay at the luxurious Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney. With time at leisure to explore this fantastic metropolis, you’ll already sense the excitement as New Year’s Eve approaches. Stroll around the magnificent harbour area to catch a glimpse of iconic landmarks, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Within the harbour vicinity you could also explore the nearby waterfront Royal Botanic Garden and The Rocks, the historic site of Australia’s first European settlement and today, a vibrant precinct filled with atmospheric bars and restaurants housed in heritage buildings.

bell  Overnight: 4* Holiday Inn Darling Harbour / 5* Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney

Day 2

31 December 2022

The best New Year’s Eve of your life awaits with a fantastic Opera Gala performance at the world-famous Sydney Opera House

Following a day at leisure, get set for your best ever New Year’s Eve celebrations! Dressed up to the nines, make your way to the iconic Sydney Opera House, soaking-up the city’s buzz of anticipation. Within the Opera House, enjoy drinks overlooking Sydney Harbour before taking your seats; if you’ve booked the 5-Star Hotel Upgrade Package, you’ll be treated to an exclusive pre-performance Gala Dinner and Platinum VIP seating – the hottest tickets in town. Then in the magnificent Joan Sutherland Theatre, settle-in for the exclusive New Year's Eve Opera Gala Performance, an elegant and incredible three hours of opera classics by maestros including Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini, performed by illustrious opera artists. The interval is perfectly timed to coincide with the spectacular 9pm harbour firework displays, which you can watch exclusively from private viewing areas within the Opera House.

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bell  Overnight: 4* Holiday Inn Darling Harbour / 5* Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney

Day 3

1 January 2023

Happy New Year’s Day, savouring an exclusively chartered luxury cruise on stunning Sydney Harbour and a scrumptious three-course lunch

Your New Year starts in style, indulged with a fantastic Sydney Harbour cruise in the sunshine. Head to the wharf where you’ll embark the premium Captain Cook vessel, John Cadman 2, for an exclusively chartered three-hour cruise on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours. As you cruise the sparkling waters on board this spacious two-deck vessel, you’ll enjoy premium views of the harbour’s iconic sights – including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – and other beloved landmarks. Whilst soaking-up the dazzling sights, you’ll also savour a delicious three-course à la carte lunch, accompanied by wines, beers, soft drinks and juices. It really doesn’t get much better than this! The remainder of the day is free at leisure to experience more of Sydney’s amazing attractions.

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Day 4

2 January 2023

Bid farewell to Sydney as you make your way to the airport for your flight home

Today, your New Year’s extravaganza draws to a conclusion. Bid a fond farewell to Sydney as you make your way to the airport for your flight back home, filled with treasured memories. Those however that wish to continue their unforgettable New Year celebrations should head to the port and embark on a 12-night New Zealand cruise via Melbourne on board the Celebrity Eclipse!

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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
★★★★

This four-star Holiday Inn comes conveniently located at the southern end of Sydney's premier entertainment precinct, a short stroll to bustling hotspots, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Housed in a striking heritage building constructed in 1890, the hotel has since transformed into Australia’s largest Holiday Inn and recently underwent an extensive refurbishment. Thus, the 370 guestrooms and suites welcome with a more contemporary feel and neutral hues, with a focus on technology and practicality; enjoy the choice of soft and firm pillows and bathroom’s dual pressure showerheads. The refurbished fitness centre covers a yoga zone, spa and gym open 24-hours. The on-site restaurant serves a scrumptious buffet breakfast; for lunch and dinner, head to the countless dining options surrounding the hotel.

Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney
★★★★★

Positioned in the heart of Sydney's CBD, this five-star property is an easy walk from Sydney’s stellar attractions such as Circular Quay, The Rocks, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Amora Jamison also prides itself on its superior levels of Sydney hospitality. The diverse portfolio of 415 guestrooms and suites combine space, style and exceptional comfort, providing the ultimate ambience for your Sydney stay; stylish bathrooms come generously-sized with separate shower and deep bathtubs. At the sunshine-filled Croft Restaurant, savour modern farm-to-table cuisine showcasing locally-sourced produce, while at Silo Bar you can enjoy locally crafted beers, wines and cocktails. After a day’s sightseeing, relax at the indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and day spa, or work up a sweat at the fitness centre.

Touring Experiences

New Year’s Eve Opera Gala

Relish being the privileged few, not only in Sydney for the world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations but attending the exclusive Opera Gala event at the harbourfront Sydney Opera House. During this fantastic New Year’s Eve event and dazzling three-hour performance, you’ll relish renowned Australian and international opera stars perform impressive arias by maestros covering Verdi, Bizet and Puccini, accompanied by an Opera Australia Orchestra. The interval is timed to coincide with Sydney’s famous fireworks display at 9pm, which you can watch exclusively from a private vantage point at the Southern Foyers, providing incredible views of the spectacular fireworks. This unique experience for Opera Gala attendees only makes seeing-in the New Year that much more special!

The above image is of a past performance in the Concert Hall – this year’s NYE Opera performance will take place in the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House.

Book the 5-Star Hotel Upgrade Package for New Year’s Eve exclusive privileges

Why not make your exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney even more memorable? If you upgraded to a 5-Star Hotel Package, you’ll get to enjoy some exclusive privileges at the unforgettable New Year’s Eve Opera Gala Event at the Sydney Opera House (as detailed above). Commencing around 5.30pm, you’ll savour a sublime pre-performance Gala Dinner, a sumptuous three-course dinner accompanied by beverages in the refined Northern Foyers of the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre. You’ll also get upgraded to Platinum VIP tickets for the Opera Gala itself, seated at the most exclusive middle seats in the Sydney Opera House for prime viewing – the ultimate way to welcome-in the New Year!

Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Following your unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebrations, the excitement continues on New Year’s Day, enjoying an exclusively chartered cruise around one of the world’s most magnificent harbours. Climb aboard your premium Captain Cook vessel, John Cadman 2 and settle-in for an unforgettable three-hours sailing on the sparkling waters of this beautiful sun-soaked harbour. As you leisurely relish a delicious three-course a la carte lunch accompanied by an array of beverages, you’ll get to admire the harbour’s many iconic sights in comfort, such as the striking sails of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as learning more about their storied history.

Your Holiday Summary

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour with breakfast

Exclusive Performance at the New Year's Eve Opera Gala

  • An elegant evening of opera classics performed by Australian and international artists
  • C Reserve Seating

Fully Escorted Tour

  • Sydney Harbour long lunch cruise
    • 3 course à la carte lunch

Upgrade to Five-Star Platinum Package and receive:

  • 3 night five-star hotel stay at the Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney with breakfast
  • Exclusive pre-performance 3 course dinner (including beverages)
  • Platinum seating to the New Year's Eve Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House (most exclusive seating)

All flights and taxes

Prices

3 Nights |  Departing 30 December 2022

Departing

Melbourne

Deluxe Twin

$2,499pp

Deluxe Solo

$3,699

Platinum Upgrade Twin

$3,699pp

Platinum Upgrade Solo

$4,999

Departing

Perth

Deluxe Twin

$2,899pp

Deluxe Solo

$4,099

Platinum Upgrade Twin

$4,099pp

Platinum Upgrade Solo

$5,399

Departing

Brisbane

Deluxe Twin

$2,499pp

Deluxe Solo

$3,699

Platinum Upgrade Twin

$3,699pp

Platinum Upgrade Solo

$4,999

Departing

Adelaide

Deluxe Twin

$2,699pp

Deluxe Solo

$3,899

Platinum Upgrade Twin

$3,899pp

Platinum Upgrade Solo

$5,199