Welcome to Sydney, one of the most vibrant and panoramic cities in the world. For your first day in Sydney let one of Australia’s leading tour companies Australian Luxury Escapes 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.
Heading east, we 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 fifth Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie. Here you will see Australia’s first Parliament House, Mint, Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. The tour continues onto Mrs Macquarie’s Chair situated on the water’s edge, here you will enjoy a walking tour of the harbour’s edge with magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House before re-joining your vehicle.
We then continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and into Rushcutters Bay. It’s here we stop to enjoy a lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
We continue on through Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs and see some of Sydney’s most sought after addresses. Pass by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of this beachside Mecca. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals and maybe enjoy an ice cream before re-boarding 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 and having taken some fantastic photos. Welcome and enjoy your stay.
- Highly qualified and knowledgeable private guide
- Travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunch at the Royal Cruising Yacht Club of Australia featuring local cuisine and wines
- City hotel pick up and drop off
- Comprehensive commentary