Luxury Australia Vacations: Vivid Sydney

See Sydney become a canvas for brilliant light installations and projections during Vivid Sydney! This spectacular festival of light, sight, and sound takes place in May and June.

From $4,499
per person
7 days
Airfare additional cost
Based on
2 travelers

This Luxury Australia Vacations: Vivid Sydney vacation was planned for a couple who wanted to experience Sydney’s world-famous Vivid festival. They wanted a truly special bucket list trip to Australia, so we packed their trip with incredible local experiences you can only get in Sydney.

They started their Luxury Australia Vacations: Vivid Sydney vacation with a private transfer to their fabulous hotel, The Langham. While in Sydney, they had some incredible local experiences: surfing on Bondi Beach, a bike tour of Sydney highlights, and a twilight BridgeClimb where they were treated to 360 views of the city.

They arrived during Vivid Sydney, where the entire city comes to life in spectacular artistic displays. They were able to see historic sights—including the Sydney Opera House, Customs House, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Taronga Zoo—illuminated in brilliant color. During their leisure days, they had plenty to explore with installations around the city, and the nighttime projections on the Sydney Opera House were unforgettable!

Next on their Luxury Australia Vacations: Vivid Sydney vacation, they went to a stunning beach retreat north of Sydney to unwind for a few days. At Pretty Beach House, they were treated to exceptional service, delicious gourmet meals, unlimited premium drinks, and beautiful surroundings. Pretty Beach House offers just 4 luxury villas, offering a tranquil and exclusive getaway.

They stayed here for 2 nights of romantic and luxurious bliss. They were welcomed with drinks and an indigenous smoking ceremony. The rest of the time was at their leisure to lounge, hike, golf, go boating on a privately chartered launch, and enjoy heavenly spa treatments. It was the perfect way to end their Luxury Australia Vacations: Vivid Sydney vacation after the hustle and bustle of the city.

At last, it was time to say goodbye to Australia. They enjoyed a private transfer back to Sydney, where they caught their flight back home.

Our Reference D322

Day 1
Welcome to Sydney! Upon arrival, you will be met by a private driver and transferred to The Langham hotel. This luxurious hotel is nestled into a quiet area of the city, but still close to all the major attractions. Spend the day at your leisure in Sydney.

Arriving during the colorful Vivid Sydney celebration, you’ll witness Sydney become a canvas for brilliant light installations and projections. The annual event attracts more than 2.3 million visitors, and sees historic sights—including the Sydney Opera House, Customs House, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Taronga Zoo—illuminated in brilliant color. The program also includes big-ticket music performances, creative conferences, talks and workshops.
The Langham Sydney

Day 2
This morning, head to the beautiful Bondi Beach for a half-day tour and surfing lesson. Take some leisure time to explore on your own or perhaps relax in the heated swimming pool of your hotel. This evening, discover a spectacular 360 view of Sydney as you climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge.
The Langham Sydney

Day 3
Discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour taking you underneath the world-famous sails. Then, enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. Take in all the iconic sights, plus some local hidden gems, while enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch. If time permits, you can even stop for a swim at one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches!
The Langham Sydney

Day 4
Spend the morning at your leisure. This afternoon, experience Sydney’s essential sights on a fun bike tour featuring breathtaking harbor views! Pedal past Circular Quay, Walsh Bay piers, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Be sure to ask your guides for recommendations on things to see and do tomorrow.
The Langham Sydney

Day 5
It’s your last day in Sydney, and you’re free to spend it as you wish. Head back to Bondi or visit Manly Beach; discover incredible food, museums, and shopping; and explore Sydney’s vibrant neighborhoods.
The Langham Sydney

Day 6
Today, leave the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a private transfer to a tranquil and utterly luxurious retreat: Pretty Beach House. This private guesthouse on Bouddi Peninsula, 90 minutes north of Sydney, features just 4 sumptuously decorated villas, offering the height of laid-back luxury. Enjoy signature welcome drinks and lunch on arrival, followed by a welcoming indigenous smoking ceremony. The rest of the day is for relaxation. Enjoy unlimited drinks as you lounge on your sunny veranda and relax in your private plunge pool. This evening, enjoy a fabulous gourmet dinner.
Pretty Beach House

Day 7
The day is open for relaxation or adventure. Take a guided bush walk in Bouddi National Park and explore Aboriginal cultural sites, play a round of golf, charter the Pretty Beach Launch, or enjoy rejuvenating treatments at the spa.
Pretty Beach House

Day 8
Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your incredible Australian retreat. Enjoy a private transfer to the Sydney airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.

  • 4 nights The Langham Sydney
  • 2 nights Pretty Beach House – all inclusive
  • Let’s Go Surfing – Bondi Beach surfing lesson – includes lunch
  • Lunch with beer or wine at Sydney Opera House
  • Twilight BridgeClimb
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • Sensational Sydney Cruises – Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Bonza Bike Tours – Sydney highlights tour
  • Private transfers
“For the ultimate Bondi surfing experience as a family, opt for a private family lesson and get first-hand recommendations and tips on how to surf some of Australia’s most famous waves. I recommend heading over to Icebergs for a light lunch afterwards!”
–Ellen, Down Under Endeavours

Let’s Go Surfing

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney and Byron Bay
  • Surfing Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate
  • Small-Group or Private Lessons
  • Suitable for Children 7 and Up
  • Bondi Beach Local Tours

Sydney Opera House Tour

Partner Information

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Sydney Opera House
  • See Areas Off Limits to the Public
  • Interpretation and History from Your Guide
  • Dining and Performance Packages Available
  • Tours Run Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sensational Sydney Cruises

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Small-Group or Private Tours of Sydney Harbour
  • Tours Held on Private Yacht
  • Local Knowledge of Popular and Offbeat Attractions
  • Friendly Atmosphere

Bonza Bike Tours

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Small-Group or Private Touring
  • Sydney Highlights Tours
  • Beach Tours
  • Easy and Safe
  • Entertaining, Local Guides
  • Child Bikes and Baby Seats Available