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Sleigh Bells in the Snowys

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Tour summary

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Awarded GOLD at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards

Experience the enchantment of Sleigh Bells in the Snowys, a festive journey that includes a Canberra city tour and lunch at the National Arboretum. Enjoy a night at Jamala Wildlife Lodge with a private zoo tour and encounters with animals. Indulge in a meal at the one-hat Courgette Restaurant before spending three nights in Thredbo, featuring thrilling adventures and a scenic lunch at Eagles Nest Restaurant. Celebrate Christmas with a traditional feast and explore the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery with tastings and lunch. Conclude the journey with two nights in Sydney, highlighted by a private guided Opera House tour, a spectacular lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, and a city sights tour. Delight in 18 included meals throughout this magical Snowys adventure.

Departure location:
Flights arrive into Canberra
Return location:
Flights Depart Sydney
Tour duration:
7
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

22 December 2024

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Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

2 Eco Experiences 2 Cultural & Heritage experiences

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Tour special offer

Save $300 per couple or $150 Single if booked by 30 April 2024

Offer departure dates

22 December 2024

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Sleigh Bells in the Snowys

Tour pricing

Twin Share Ushaka Lodge
$
5570
pp
Twin Share Meerkat Suite
$
5760
pp
Twin Share Giraffe Treehouse
$
5935
pp
Twin Share Jungle Bungalow
$
6345
pp
Sole Use Ushaka Lodge
$
7373
pp
Sole Use Meerkat Suite
$
7745
pp
Sole Use Giraffe Treehouse
$
8089
pp
Sole Use Jungle Bungalow
$
8893
pp
Deposit:
$1500pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

Deposit of $1500pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Tour inclusions

  • Economy class Carbon Neutral flights to Canberra ex Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide and from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Lunch at National Arboretum; Canberra city sight seeing tour
  • 1 night Jamala Wildlife Lodge including private guided zoo tour, animal encounter rooms and animal experiences
  • Visit one hat Courgette restaurant for lunch
  • 3 nights Thredbo
  • Enjoy thrilling express chairlift and Alpine Coaster ride
  • Savour a scenic lunch at the Eagles Nest Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Christmas Day lunch with traditional fare and included beverages
  • Visit to Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery to explore the sculpture gardens, tasting & lunch
  • 2 nights Sydney
  • Private guided tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Spectacular lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney city sights tour
  • 18 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

Additional information

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Flight included
Flight included
Coach
Coach
Cruise
Cruise
Chair lift
Chair lift
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Flights arrive into Canberra
Returns
Flights Depart Sydney

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1

Canberra

Flight included
Flight included
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Our Carbon Neutral flights arrive in Canberra, where we board our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach, travelling responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. Traverse through the capital city, enjoying a drive-by tour of Canberra’s International Embassies and High Commissions, followed by a delightful light lunch at the National Arboretum. The journey extends to Jamala Wildlife Lodge, where an ‘out of Africa’ experience awaits. At uShaka Lodge, a warm welcome initiates a private guided tour of the zoo, unveiling the wonders of the animal kingdom. Luxuriate in 5-star themed accommodations, choosing from the opulence of Jungle Bungalows, the elevated charm of Giraffe Treehouses, or the elegance of uShaka Lodge. Prepare for spellbinding animal encounters with majestic lions, tigers, cheetahs, and bears. The night unfolds with pre-dinner drinks progressing to the Rainforest Cave, where surprises may manifest in the form of white lions or hyenas joining the gathering. Dive deeper into the African theme with a delectable and lively African gourmet dinner party, featuring exceptional wines—all seamlessly included for an immersive and unforgettable expedition. This remarkable journey seamlessly blends luxury, sustainability, and the enchantment of wildlife, promising an unparalleled experience.

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Thredbo

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Following a leisurely breakfast, the day unfolds with the freedom to explore the zoo at your own pace. Indulge in a lavish, hat-awarded long lunch at one of Canberra’s finest restaurants. As the journey progresses, traverse into the breathtaking scenery of Kosciuszko National Park, where rugged mountains, lush forests, and alpine meadows create a picturesque landscape. Our destination is Thredbo Village, embraced by ski slopes and hiking trails, and home to the delightful Thredbo Alpine Hotel. Immerse yourself in the charm of this alpine haven, surrounded by nature’s beauty, promising a serene and rejuvenating retreat in the heart of the mountains.

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Thredbo

Chair lift
Chair lift
Walking component
Walking component
Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide

This morning we meet up and make our way to the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift for a different kind of ascent. As you ride the Thredbo lift soak up the stunning mountain views. Here we embark on an optional self guided walk to Mount Kosciuszko Lookout, a grade 2 hike, being a gentle walk with a distance of 4klm return. We take a seat at Eagles Nest Restaurant, perched high above, and enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Kosciuszko. After lunch take a ride on the new Alpine Coaster.

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Thredbo

Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Walking component
Walking component
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Merry Christmas! This morning we will gather for a special Fun Over 50 Holidays Christmas message from your crew. Enjoy breakfast before choosing a morning at your leisure or join your hostess for the grade 2 Pipeline Path walk. A perfect 3km round trip walk for those looking for a relaxing stroll through the forest and along the Snowmakers Pond. Dress festive for our Christmas Day long lunch filled with food, friends and a jolly good time. No rush today, slow down to sip and savour Christmas delights. Tonight, we regather for a light dinner.

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Sydney

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

This morning we embark on a scenic journey to Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, breaking here to visit the sculpture gardens and savour in a unique tasting experience, sampling their renowned schnapps. After the flavours dance on our palates, we break for lunch. This afternoon takes us on a scenic route travelling via the Southern Highlands into Sydney.

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
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Sydney

Local guide
Local guide
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Walking component
Heritage
Heritage
Cruise
Cruise
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Embark on a captivating Sydney journey exploring cultural and natural wonders. Begin with a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage masterpiece. Learn its fascinating history and admire its iconic sails. Extend the enchantment with a relaxing harbour cruise, relishing a gourmet lunch amid stunning views of Sydney’s harbour, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Immerse yourself in a day of culture, cuisine, and coastal beauty.

**Dinner venue caters for gluten free and vegetarian dietary requirements only. Anyone with an allergy must self-manage.

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Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
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Sydney

Coach
Coach
Local guide
Local guide
Flight included
Flight included

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before boarding a local operator’s coach where the coach captain will give an interesting gossip tour of some Sydney’s iconic area’s such as Kings Cross; Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the famous Bondi Beach; stroll around The Rocks; and take in the views from Mrs Macquarie’s Point. We are then transferred to the airport for our respective Carbon Neutral flights home.

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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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