Sydney, Australia

New Year’s Eve Down Under
December 29, 2019 – January 3, 2020

 

 

New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia throws a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other on earth. Imagine yourself on a beautifully decorated and colorfully lit yacht in Sydney Harbour in front of the Sydney Opera House. You and several friends are dressed to the nines, enjoying dinner and cocktails, watching other boats sail by. As midnight approaches, you reach for your glass of champagne and the countdown begins.  At the stroke of midnight, fireworks explode overhead and we begin a new decade. Add a few days of 5 star culinary and cultural experiences, coupled with visits to Australia’s legendary wine region and you’ll be talking about this once in a lifetime excursion forever. 

 

Trip Information

  • Dates: December 29, 2019 – January 3, 2020
  • Duration: 5 nights
  • Total Trip Cost: Single Occupancy $5,797, Double Occupancy $4,697, Activities Only: $2,797
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $497 (non-refundable)
  • Payment Plan:
    • Single Occupancy:  Deposit +  8 payments of $673/month
    • Double Occupancy:  Deposit + 8 payments of $535/month
    • Activities Only: Deposit + 8 payments of $297/month
  • Payments are due on the 20th of each month for 8 months following deposit. All payments due in full by October 20, 2019.
  • Prices are in USD
  • Age restrictions:  All Global Gastronome guests must be 21 years of age or older

 

Itinerary Summary

Below is a brief summary of our activities and only details a tiny part of all that you will experience.  We can’t give away all the goodies just yet.  You will receive a detailed itinerary complete with locations, addresses, restaurant names, etc. approximately 6 weeks prior to the start of our adventure in Sydney, Australia.

  • December 29 –  Arrival – When you arrive in Sydney, you will be met at the airport by your driver who will whisk you away to our luxury hotel.  Get to know your fellow travelers at our Welcome dinner at 7:00 PM (dinner included)
  • December 30 – Vineyard Chocolates & Mountain Lunch – Rise and shine.  Today we depart on an Australian gastronomic adventure of vineyards, wine tasting, lunch and spirits.  Our private tour through the Hunter Valley will take us to 3 vineyards, a chocolatier and a beautiful lunch in the fresh mountain air. (breakfast and lunch included)
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve. Rest up during the day.  This evening we board a luxury ship and sail around Sydney Harbor under the watchful gaze of the legendary Sydney Opera House. Experience 2 spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks shows and the parade of lights while dining on local fare and libations. At midnight, toast to the new year with a glass of Australian sparkling wine (breakfast and dinner included)
  • January 1 – Happy New Year!  You may need to rest up from last night’s festivities so take today to luxuriate around the hotel or get out for some site seeing. (breakfast included)
  • January 2 –  During the day, we will enjoy a local cultural experience and as we wind down for the evening we will dine at one of Sydney’s best restaurants as we overlook the Sydney skyline from 88 stories high. (breakfast and dinner included)
  • January 3 –  Departures – Farewell and thank you. Our Australian adventure has come to an end.  (breakfast included)

Choose your package

Single Occupancy

1 person, 1 room, 1 bed
.

$5,797

Per Person. 
Payment Plan: deposit + 8 payments $673/month

Double Occupancy

2 people, 1 room, 2 beds OR
2 people, 1 room, 1 bed (couples)

$4,697

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 8 payments $535/month

Activities Only

Book your own hotel, join us
for foodie adventures & parties

$2,797

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 8 payments $297/month

Would you like to speak to a live person before booking? Click the button to the right and you can schedule a call with one of our customer service representatives who will answer your questions.

Activities Only – another Global Gastronome exclusive!  Several of our former and potential guests have expressed a desire to join us in the festivities of a Global Gastronome adventure without having to book a hotel room.  We heard you!  Now, you can book the Activities Only portion of our trip and stay with friends or relatives, an AirBnB or at home (if you’re local) while enjoying all the fun of a Global Gastronome excursion.

Included In Your Trip…

  Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Activities Only
6 days/ 5 nights Hotel Accommodations

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Transportation to/from Sydney International Airport

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X

 
Breakfast every morning

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Welcome Dinner

X

X

X

Global Gastronome Swag Bag

X

X

X

Vineyard Tour, Chocolates & Mountain Lunch

X

X

X

New Year’s Eve Cruise with Dinner & Cocktails

X

X

X

6 Course Degustation Farewell Dinner

X

X

X

Transportation to/from all scheduled excursions

X

X

X

Global Gastronome GastroBox

X

X

X

Professional Photographer

X

X

X

Global Gastronome onsite Representative

X

X

X

Private Facebook Group

X

X

X

Pre-departure Conference Call

X

X

X

       
       
  • GLOBAL GASTRONOME EXCLUSIVE– Approximately 3 weeks after you return home you will receive The GastroBox – a box full of authentic spices, recipes and cooking implements experienced during our Australian adventure!
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • Luxury New Year’s Eve cruise with dinner and cocktails
  • Vineyard tour, chocolates and mountain lunch
  • Daily breakfast, other meals as mentioned above
  • 6 Course Degustation dinner
  • Round trip transportation to and from the airport upon arrival and departure
  • On-site Global Gastronome representative to assist make your adventure worry free

Roommates

Don’t have a roommate but want to book double occupancy package?  No worries, we will assign a roommate to you! Simply check the box marked ‘I need a roomie’ on your registration form.

Transportation

Transfers to and from the airport to the hotel are provided as-well-as round-trip transportation to all scheduled events.

Not Included In Your Trip…

  • Cost of travel to Sydney
  • Cost of travel visa
  • Souvenirs
  • Additional hotel costs (honor bar, massages, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Mandatory trip insurance (all attendees are required to have travel insurance)
  • Excursions not listed above
  • Alcoholic drinks, snacks and remaining meals
  • Transportation for non-included activities
  • Gratuities to hotel and tour staff

Trip Insurance, Cancellations and Refunds

Trip Insurance

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of us having a great time.  This is why Global Gastronome requires all participants to purchase trip insurance – both cancellation and medical.  Once your booking is processed, you will receive a link to purchase trip insurance.

Cancellations and Refunds

Package and/or all other travel arrangements are non-refundable (unless otherwise stated) but may, in some cases, be transferrable 60 days or more prior to departure.  For all changes and cancellations, please notify us at info@globalgastronome.com .Change and cancellation terms are subject to change without notice.

Any bookings purchased outside of Global Gastronome business hours may not be considered booked or purchased until confirmation from the purchaser is obtained. Booking prices and availability are subject to change until booked and paid in full.

OMG I can’t wait to go! What do I do next?

Click any of the Book Now buttons above or below. Choose your package from the booking page and follow the directions to submit your deposit. Once your deposit is processed, you will receive a confirmation and welcome email that has all the information you need to provide personal information such as dietary and physical constraints, roommate details, purchase trip insurance, payment plan information and dates, gain access to the private Facebook group, and much more!

Single Occupancy

1 person, 1 room, 1 bed
.

$5,797

Per Person. 
Payment Plan: deposit + 8 payments $673/month

Double Occupancy

2 people, 1 room, 2 beds OR
2 people, 1 room, 1 bed (couples)

$4,697

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 8 payments $535/month

Activities Only

Book your own hotel, join us
for foodie adventures & parties

$2,797

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 8 payments $297/month

Payments are automatically drafted from your account every 30 days. Final payment is for full remaining balance.  You will receive a reminder email 5 days prior to each payment.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Due to the unique nature of our scheduling, each excursion is custom designed and, occasionally activities listed on this itinerary may not be available due to acts of nature, availability or political climate. Please rest assured that our team takes special care in planning each excursion and will do everything in our power to provide activities of equal or greater value in the event of a substitution.  Please read Global Gastronome Terms & Conditions for more information.