The Essential Sydney Tour
INCLUSIONS Hotel pick up and drop off, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air – conditioned vehicles, cafe style lunch, comprehensive commentary and all entries. ITINERARY Welcome to Sydney, one of the most vibrant and panoramic cities in the world. Let us show you the best the city has to offer. Your tour today will start in your hotel lobby where your friendly guide will meet you before showing you through the historic Rocks precinct. Witness the birth place of Sydney and explore the convict built cottages, pubs and the first church in Australia. Climb Observatory Hill for views of Anzac Bridge and Darling Harbour. Next we cross the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of Australia’s most recognized landmarks. Travel through the leafy northern suburbs before arriving at Manly, a beautiful seaside town. Here your guide will continue up to North Head for unrivalled views of the Harbour and CBD. Take a secluded walk along the rugged sandstone cliffs; it will take your breath away. Reboarding your vehicle we turn south and make our way to the stunning botanical gardens situated right in the heart of Sydney. En route we pass through Macquarie Street, named after the first Governor of Sydney, Lachlan Macquarie. Here you will see Australia’s first Parliament House, Mint, Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. Lunch today is a special treat. Situated in the magnificent botanical gardens, the Botanical Gardens Pavilion offers splendid views and splendid food. Sit back and immerse yourself in your unique surroundings. After lunch, your tour continues down to Mrs Macquarie’s chair, situated on the water’s edge. Continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and onto Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs and see some of Sydney’s most sought after addresses. Continuing on we pass by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of the beachside mecca. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals and maybe enjoy an ice cream before reboarding your vehicle. We make our way back to Sydney via the vibrant Oxford Street and the suburb of Paddington. Admire this boutique shopping precinct and the charming Georgian and Victorian architecture of the homes. Arriving back at your hotel you will have enjoyed a great day out seeing some of Sydney’s best kept secrets as well as her best known icons.
The ULTIMATE Sydney Tour
Hotel pick up and drop off, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, home-made morning tea, Doyle’s fish and chips lunch and cheese platter, selected Australian wines and refreshments, afternoon Sydney harbor sailing and comprehensive commentary.
This unique day is the ultimate way to experience the beauty of Sydney. Your experienced guide greets you at your city hotel for a drive around the historic Rocks precinct, visiting the first church in Australia, the Observatory and the convict built cottages, continuing around Circular Quay, the Opera House and into the magnificent Botanical Gardens. Here we take a short walk to view Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and excellent harbor views to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Rejoining the vehicle we drive around Woolloomooloo Bay, Potts Point and Kings Cross, as well as the ritzy Double Bay area. Along the foreshore of the Eastern Suburbs we pass by the up-market homes of the rich and famous.
Arriving at Watson’s Bay on South Head, we enjoy a meal of Doyle’s famous fish and chips in the park with a bottle of chilled Australian wine and a cheese platter. We return to the city, via Australia’s famous Bondi Beach, arriving at Darling Harbour where your yacht awaits for a cruise around Sydney Harbour with a delicious afternoon tea. After an incredible 2 hours on the world’s most beautiful harbor, your vessel returns to Darling Harbour. Here you may decide to eat out at any one of the dozen or more restaurants, stay and enjoy the entertainment, or take the monorail into the city, returning to your hotel at your leisure.
Historic Hunter Valley Vintage Tour INCLUSIONS Hotel pick up and drop off, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air – conditioned vehicles, home-made morning tea, home prepared buffet, selected Australian wines and refreshments, informative winery tours and tastings, all park entry fees and comprehensive commentary. ITINERARY A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to the world class wineries of the Hunter Valley – allow us to take you there. Leaving your hotel we travel through the historic Rocks area before crossing over the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge. We wind our way through the leafy Northern Suburbs, and then escape through the brilliant sandstone outcrops of Ku-ring-gai National Park to reach the mighty Hawkesbury River. Stop for a traditional Aussie morning tea deep in the bush and then continue on to the historic township of Wollombi, famous for its local brew called Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice. From Mt View we descend into the Hunter Valley and begin our wine tasting at a few of the very special boutique wineries in the area. We chat to the owners, admire their cottage locations and let them show off the best of their vintages. At the foothills of the Broken Back Range, we enjoy a sumptuous lunch and then spend the afternoon visiting some of the larger vineyards for more superb wine tasting. As the afternoon approaches we return to Sydney via the scenic freeway to conclude this relaxing and enjoyable day.
Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour INCLUSIONS Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, country-style morning tea, Barbecue lunch with fresh salads, cheese platter, refreshments, National Park entries, city hotel pick up and drop off, comprehensive commentary. ITINERARY Departing your hotel this morning your tour starts in the historical precinct of the Rocks, the birth place of Sydney and Australia. Heading North we cross the Harbour Bridge and west towards the historical towns of Windsor and Richmond. Some of Sydney’s earliest history can be found in these quaint villages. We enjoy some beautiful, home-made morning tea at the foot of the mountains. Continuing on we cross the Nepean River at the charming village of Yarramundi where we stop to view a myriad of Native Australian Birds in their natural wetland environment. Not far from here we enter the Blue Mountains National Park and view outstanding Aboriginal Rock Art. Hidden in thick bushland, you will be amazed at the detail of artworks that are thousands of years old. Our steep ascent of the mountains continues as we arrive at Hawkesbury Heights for outstanding views over the Sydney basin. Next it is onto the town of Blackheath, deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains for a traditional Australian Barbecue under the canopy of the Bush. Enjoy world class food and wine in unique surroundings and experience the plethora of wildlife that surrounds us. After lunch we visit the stunning Wentworth Falls for a short walk to explore the area and the view the stunning scenery. Later we drop into a hidden valley where we roam the area, seeking out the many kangaroos that graze in the wild, before returning to Sydney.
Port Stephens – Dolphin Magic Tour (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS The ultimate Aussie day tour – sun (most days), surf, sand, beaches, great food and superb wildlife. Go 4WD on the biggest beach sand dunes in Australia, enjoy a great lunch at Port Stephens plus join a dolphin watching cruise. Travel in fully air conditioned luxury mini bus with friendly and expert driver/guides. Depart Sydney, travel across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Hawkesbury River sandstone cliff countryside. Enjoy a morning tea stop (at own expense) enroute to Port Stephens. Start your adventure by 4WD at amazing Stockton Beach with the largest beach sand dunes in Australia – stretching 40 kms. Everyone can even try sandboarding! Search for Pipis (clams) like the local Aborigines did, enjoy a beach walk. Travel on to Port Stephens for lunch today overlooking the marina. Enjoy great food, views and Aussie holiday lifestyle. After lunch join your special dolphin watch cruise. This 1.5 hour cruise on the calm waters of the bay is an experience not to be missed. The expert crew onboard your boat bring the wild dolphins into view (97% success of finding dolphins). Swimming off the back of the boat in the ‘boom net’ is also popular in summertime. Late afternoon rejoin your tour vehicle for the return to Sydney and your hotel.