Virtuoso Life - March/April 2009 - 124
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION REALIZE SYDNEY’S TRIpLE BOTTOM LINE If travel is an investment, Sydney offers excellent returns. With its lens-popping scenery (quaint cottages, legendary beaches and the gravity-defying Sydney Harbour Bridge), a standard for high culture set by its iconic opera house, and easy access to the fruit of the region’s celebrated wineries and organic farms, Sydney serves up urban delights with an easy-going vibe. REINVENT SURF AND TURF IN QUEENSLAND Share the fantastic flora and rare fauna of Australia’s northeast coast with family and friends. Connect through unforgettable encounters—hearing a giant tree frog bark in towering old-growth and spying Ulysses butterflies skippering across velvety moss-rocks in the Daintree Rainforest. Or simply kicking back together as the scent of blooming Frangipani drifts over the beach of a Great Barrier Reef island with sand so sparkling it puts diamond dust to shame. Eight nights with GoGo Worldwide Vacations features a helicopter/catamaran tour out of Port Douglas. From $3,415 per person, double-occupancy includes domestic airfare, transfers, full breakfast at Voyages Silky Oaks Lodge in Mossman, and all meals and non-alcoholic beverages at Qualia on Hamilton Island. Valid for travel between 5/1-12/31/09. Classic Vacations’ four-nights in Sydney at the InterContinental Sydney includes a city highlights tour, a red carpet tour at the opera house including performance tickets and dinner, and a day trip to the Hunter Valley wine country with a seaplane sweep of the coast, Lake Macquarie and Sydney Harbour. From $1,799 per person, double-occupancy, land-only includes private airport transfers, late check-out and room upgrades subject to availability. Valid for travel between 4/1/09-3/31/10. For reservations, or to build a custom itinerary to Australia, please contact your Virtuoso travel advisor.