Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©

When Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography, it was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary sound worlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Described as a ‘dazzling extravaganza’ by the Daily Telegraph (UK) Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© will be The Australian Ballet’s major new production for 2017. See the premiere season of this work ‘down under’ combined with a visit to Melbourne in the spring.

Arrive in Melbourne and check-in to the Langham Southbank Hotel.

Tour arrangements begin with a visit to the Australian Ballet’s new purpose-built production centre at Altona (2.00 – 4.30 pm).

Later, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant with an exclusive pre-performance introduction to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© by a member of the company.


This morning you will visit the National Gallery of Victoria’s new exhibition: The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, this exhibition includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Afternoon at leisure.

Tonight, following dinner at the Arts Centre Melbourne, experience the magic, extravaganza and sheer brilliance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© by The Australian Ballet on the stage of the State Theatre.


Tour arrangements conclude after breakfast. Or extend your stay in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final weekend! Extra night rates available on request.


Per person, twin-share from

AUD 1,100

Single* from

AUD 1,350

Deposit per person (at time of booking)

AUD 250

*All prices are per person, in AUD.

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.

Tour prices

Langham Southbank Hotel

Classic Rooms
Per person, twin-share AUD 1,100
Single* AUD 1,350

River View Rooms
Per person, twin-share AUD 1,140
Single* AUD 1,430

Final payment due

11 August 2017

Tour code


Fitness level

Please see booking conditions for fitness level definitions.


Please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for assistance.

Tour price includes

  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Langham Southbank Hotel with breakfast daily (B)
  • Two dinners (D) as per itinerary, incl. wines
  • Visit to the Australian Ballet’s new Production Centre at Altona and the NGV’s exhibition: The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
  • Premium-reserve tickets to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©
  • Pre-performance talk and programme

Tour price does not include

  • Flights to/from Melbourne
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry, minibar etc.)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)


Your hotel

The Langham *****
Located on Southbank Promenade, this grand hotel features an extensive array of services and facilities including Melba restaurant, Aria bar and lounge, Chuan spa, a gymnasium and swimming pool. The rooms combine classic elegance with contemporary facilities. Grand Classic rooms offer views of Southbank or the Bay whilst Grand River Rooms offer premium views of the city skyline and Yarra River. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Arts Centre Melbourne.

NB. Hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.