AUSTRALIA TOUR 2018
June 11-25, 2018
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Join The Choir of St. James
for a choral tour to Australia
- Multi-city tour includes Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
- The Choir of St. James’ will sing a concert and/or Evensong at prominent cathedral and church venues in each city
- Choir Companions tour includes:
- Return airfare from Los Angeles, and all internal flights in Australia
- All ground transportation by luxury air-conditioned motorcoach
- Superior hotel accommodation in each city (including breakfast)
- Dedicated tour guide services and sightseeing day trips in each city
- Price starts for the land/air package at $5495 per person (based on shared room.) Land only package, which includes all of the above with the exception of flights, is $3595. Additional levels of travel and accommodation available for supplement.
Subject to change. This webpage will be updated as more details become available.
June 11 – 12
Overnight flight to Melbourne
Situated at the head of Port Phillip and centered on the north bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne has a population of over three million. A journey through the precicnts of the city is a journey through the cultures of the world. Excursion by coach to Healesville Sanctuary (entrance included), you will enjoy close encounters with Australia’s quintessential native animals.
Guided tour of Parliament House, St. Patrick’s and St. Paul’s Cathedrals, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flinders St Station, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, concluding with a visit to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.
Coach transfer to the Art Precinct to expolre theatres, Art Galleris and Southbank, with entrance to Eureka Tower for stunning views of the city. Leisure afternoon allows for free sighseeing activities such as the Royal Botanical Gardens, Federation Square, the Ian Potter Centre for Aboriginal Art and the Koorie Heritage Trust and more.
June 16 & 17
Leisure days for more exploration concluding with performances of the Choir of St. James’ in concert and Evensong.
Coach transport to airport for a flight to Sydney, the birthplace of the nation and Australia’s best-known city that is home to four million people. This thriving harbour-side metropolis is renowned for its great beauty, its world famous buildings and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Modern city buildings contrast with the beautiful structures of Sydney’s past.
Sight-seeing tour includes Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and Farm Cove, Sydney Opera House (entrance included) followed by independent lunch in Sydney Harbour. Before attending an evening concert by the Choir of St. James’ in Australia’s largest church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, you are free to explore the many Art Galleries, Museums and shopping districts.
Leisure days with plenty of opportunities for leisure exploration, ending with Evensong by the Choir of St. James’.
Arrival at Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, founded in 1824 as a convict settlement and opened to free settlement in 1842. The Brisbane River meanders through the suburbs and the city into Moreton Bay, which is dotted with beautiful tropical islands. The atmosphere of the city is relaxed, without the bustle of the two southern cities just visited. Brisbane boasts a modern transport system, a wide selection of international cuisine, arts and entertainment, and bautiful parks and gardens which thrive in the tropical climate.
Walking tour of Brisbane City including travel by the City Hopper Ferries.
Excursion by coach to Mooloolaba and its famous Aquarium (entrance included). The Choir of St. James’ sings their final concert of the tour this evening, followed by a farewell dinner (included).
Transport to the Brisbane Airport for the return flight to Los Angeles (or customized destination).