Sydney is far more than the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and inviting beaches which you’ll discover during your stay. Wander the coastal, cliff-side paths, with rock pools and secluded bays, where you can watch surfers ride the waves. Embrace the city’s rich heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point or tour the Rocks and learn about Australia’s first European settlement.
Fly to Ayers Rock for the next part of your Australia adventure, a fascinating and beautiful area of aboriginal significance. Also knowns as Uluru, this spectacular natural rock formation is thought to be over 550 million years old. In the evening, you’ll be mesmerised during a sunset dinner, as the sandstone glows a burnished orange and gradually deepens to a vibrant red in the fading light of the day.
You’ll return to Sydney for a three night hotel stay before your cruise. As if Sydney’s glorious harbour and beaches weren’t stunning enough, this ambitious and energetic city adds extra wow factor with its exciting waterfront developments and glamorous nightlife.
Sydney - Embark Queen Elizabeth
Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth in Sydney, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.
Your day on board the Queen Elizabeth can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in The Royal Spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.
The capital of the Sunshine State boasts an exciting array of attractions with a packed events calendar, renowned galleries and museums and awarding-winning food and drink. For idyllic beaches, head to Moreton Island, a quiet retreat of sandy dunes, bush and lagoons. You may even spot passing whales, turtles and dolphins in its turquoise waters.
Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.
The clear blue waters surrounding these islands are part of a marine park, and fall within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Major attractions include access to coral reefs for snorkelling and diving, and the islands also offer lush green landscapes and pristine white beaches, such as the famous Whitehaven Beach.
A relaxing few days at sea gives you ample opportunity to experience all that your ship has to offer. There are so many activities to choose from; enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings and then dance the night away in the grand ballroom.
This whole area is rich in indigenous culture and unique natural landscapes. Venture outside the compact city centre to one of the two National Parks nearby. Kakadu National Park is Australia’s biggest national park where you can see Aboriginal rock art dating back 20,000 years. At Litchfield National Park, discover misty waterfalls and swim in crystal clear waterholes.
Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.
Bali has it all: cliffside temples overlooking the sea, tranquil sunsets that turn sweet-smelling nutmeg forests gold and volcanos looped with walking trails that reveal beautiful views. Whether you’re after rich cultural experiences or sandy beaches, you won’t be disappointed.
Dine, relax and rest in timeless style and luxury. Every suite and stateroom is your own personal oasis where you can enjoy 24 hours complimentary room service dining. Unwind in your own comfortable space and dream of what’s to come.
Singapore’s kaleidoscope of cultures is evident as you uncover colonial gems, historic temples and the vibrant districts of Little India and Chinatown. The futuristic skyline features the modern skyscrapers of Marina Bay Sands and the space-age trees of the Gardens by the Bay.
Singapore – Disembark Queen Elizabeth and fly to Delhi
Arriving in Singapore, you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth for your flight to Delhi, one of the most historic capitals in the world and a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and modernity. Made up of seven ancient cities, its multi-layered existence and profusion of architectural styles is tantalizing.
Your full day of sightseeing includes a tour of the 300-year-old walled city of Old Delhi. Visit the most elegant mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, characterised by its black and white onion dome and minarets, and Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. You’ll also see the imposing India Gate on a tour of New Delhi and visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.
Delhi to Agra
In Agra, you’ll visit the world famous Taj Mahal, an architectural masterpiece in white marble with beautiful inlay work. You’ll also travel to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the capital of the Mughal Empire for generations.
Agra to Jaipur
On your way the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, you’ll stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century, before arriving at the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.
During your time in Jaipur you’ll see the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Amber Fort and the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astrological and astronomical wonder built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
Jaipur to Delhi
Today you’ll travel back to Delhi for a final night and a chance to relax before your flight back to the UK.
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