Sydney calling! Why Mardi Gras is a must-do for 2017

Christmas is over, it’s freezing and everything generally feels a bit miserable. What better way to escape this relentless cold spell than by taking the trip of a lifetime – to Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras!

An event that captivates Australia and reverberates around the world, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade sees 10,000 people take to the streets to celebrate pride in the heart of Sydney’s gay district. The festivities either side of the parade on 4 March are guaranteed to make this year’s Mardi Gras a truly unmissable experience.

Whether it’s dropping Down Under to party hard for the weekend or chilling out in Sydney’s serene surrounds, an exclusive tour package with Premier Holidays and Philippine Airlines is the perfect way to celebrate this year’s festival in style.

Revellers will rendezvous at Heathrow Airport on 28 February for an exclusive pre-departure party at the lounge before boarding Philippine Airlines’ non-stop flight to Manila.  After a smooth and speedy transit, the party will make the final jaunt south to Sydney where a party on arrival will set the scene with a signature sparkling Aussie welcome.

The party will settle into the 4-star Cambridge Hotel and acclimatise to the Sydney sunshine, and then head to the harbour for the Sydney BridgeClimb – an adrenaline-pumping, sky-high experience with breathtaking views of the city. Back on terra firma, guests can explore the city and discover the culinary delights of its numerous restaurants and lively bars ahead of the big parade the following day.

Party guests needn’t worry about queues or crowds, as the package includes exclusive Diamond Club access – an exquisite Mardi Gras experience, with spectacular views and experience of the Parade at Taylor Square. With private bars, gourmet food, raised platforms and toilets, this is undoubtedly the best place to take in the sensational sights and sounds.

To nurse those post-party jitters, a tranquil retreat from the city beckons. Guests can explore the surrounding areas by camper van at their leisure, with five nights in a Britz Venturer motor home. Bask in the sunshine on a boozy wine-tasting tour of the Hunter Valley before exploring the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage site famous for the captivating azure glow of its Eucalyptus trees. Wherever the road takes you in New South Wales, it’s all yours!

Ditch the last dregs of winter now and make memories to last a lifetime at Mardi Gras!

9 nights with return flights on Philippine Airlines starts at just £1699 per person.

Call 08444 937 531 or visit Premier Holidays to book now.

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