Essential Sydney Tour

Itinerary: 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 rejoining 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 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.

If you are visiting Sydney this tour is a must. The absolute best way to see all the best parts including The Rocks, Botanic Gardens, the Eastern Suburbs, Bondi Beach and the charming suburb of Paddington. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at a private yacht club on Sydney Harbour and experience Sydney like a local.

 

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Tour Code: ESS

Pickup: 10.30am

Return: 3.30pm

Departing: All City Hotels

Days: Operates 7 Days all year round

Minimum number of passengers: 2

Maximum number of passengers: 12

Inclusions: Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, lunch, city hotel pick up and drop off, comprehensive commentary.

The Ultimate Sydney

Itinerary: 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 harbour views to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

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 return to the city, via Oxford Street Paddington, 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 harbour, 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, returning to your hotel at your leisure.

This experience really is the ultimate way to see Sydney. Spend the day travelling like a local visiting all the best parts of the city. Enjoy lunch on the water’s edge overlooking the city and harbour before boarding your own private yacht for a magnificent 2 hour cruise on the world’s best harbour.

 

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Tour Code: SYU

Minimum number of passengers: 2

Maximum number of passengers: 12

Departing: All City Hotels

Days: Operates 7 days all year around

Pick Up: 10am

Return: 5.30pm approx

Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air – conditioned vehicles, refreshments, restaurant lunch, afternoon Sydney harbour sailing and comprehensive commentary.

Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour

Itinerary: Departing the city this morning your personalised guide will start the day by showing you the historical Rocks precinct. The birth place of Australia has a fascinating past and you will see convict built cottages, Australia’s first church and remnants of how Australia was shaped as a nation. We then travel North across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Australia’s shortest freeway. Continuing west now our first stop is at Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to Australia’s favourite marsupials. Arriving early we beat the crowds and allow you to get up close and personal with Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies and Wombats. You will love these amazing animals.

Reboarding the vehicle we continue west towards the Blue Mountains National Park. We enter a little known hidden clearing to enjoy some home style morning tea. You will have time to roam the area and seek out the wild kangaroos and birdlife that frequents this part of the National Park. Our next stop is Kings Tableland. This breathtaking view looks out over the Jamison Valley. You will see firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.

Lunch today is at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains.  After lunch we head to Wentworth Falls. Here you will be guided down a well worn path towards the falls and stunning views. Experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide informs you of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.

Next we reboard the vehicle and skirt around cliff drive towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous 3 sisters Rock formation and marvel at the stunning views of the Jamieson Valley. From here we continue around Narrowneck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.

Reboarding your vehicle we continue east towards Sydney. Sit back and relax on board your comfortable vehicle for the interesting drive back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across ANZAC Bridge before finally arriving back in the city around 5.00pm.

The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park lies just to the west of Sydney. Enjoy a day out from Sydney to experience the ruggedness and beauty of the Blue Mountains. Our experienced guides will show you hidden valleys and stunning waterfalls. Pack your walking shoes for some great short hikes.

 

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Tour Code: BM1

Departing: All City Hotels

Days: Operates 7 days all year around

Pick Up: 7.30am

Return: 5.00pm approx

Minimum number of passengers: 2

Maximum number of passengers: 12

Inclusions: Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, Featherdale Wildlife Park entry, morning tea and coffee, restaurant lunch featuring local cuisine and wines, National Park entries, city hotel pick up and drop off, comprehensive commentary.

Private Tours

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Trail

Australia is blessed is several amazing wine regions. The Hunter Valley wine region is located 2 hours drive north of Sydney and features over 100 world class cellar doors. A day tour to the Hunter Valley includes a little bit of everything. Australian history and culture, stunning Australian scenery, fine dining and world-class private wine tasting matched with exceptional local produce. You will also have the opportunity to view Australian wildlife like Kangaroos and birdlife in their natural landscape.  Let our experienced team tailor an experience to suit your taste buds.

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  • Private Helicopter flight over the Hunter Valley with a private picnic amongst the vines
  • 1-night luxury stay in Hunter Valley
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Inner City Food and Wine

Sydney is a patchwork of suburbs that collectively make up the heart and soul of the city. Just south of the CBD is a melting pot of cultures and curiosity. Bohemium Book stores and eclectic galleries make way to organic bakeries and whiskey distilleries. Today will be a truly gastronomic experience as you taste a range of different foods and wines as you make your way through the Inner City of Sydney. Hidden laneways and holes in the wall are home to fresh food and local wineries. This tour is suited to both foodies and urbanites looking for a closer look at Sydney.

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  • Book a private shopping consultant to introduce you to Sydney’s best fashion boutiques.
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Paddock to Plate at Private Sydney Residence

Sydney’s Hills district is a vibrant leafy destination North West of the city centre dominated by suburban parks and market gardens. Today your guide will take you on a wonderful discovery of this area. Along the way we stop at some organic grocers to pick up some fresh ingredients for lunch. Enjoy a little bit of history and a scenic drive before arriving in the semi rural suburb of Dural.

On arrival you will be invited into the family home of Grant and Elise Charlesworth. Sit back on the sunny deck overlooking the Blue Mountains and enjoy some Australian hospitality. A traditional Australian BBQ lunch with wines is included as part of your experience.

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  • One way private helicopter to/from private residence
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Sydney Sights and Surfing

Australia is well renowned for its beaches.  One of the most iconic is Bondi Beach, situated just 15 minutes from the centre of the city. Today enjoy a local and authentic Sydney experience. Start your day with a surfing lesson on Bondi Beach. Hang five with the locals and immerse yourself in the unique culture.  Lunch is at a popular local hangout before a walk along the rugged coastline. Later explore more of the city.

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  • Lunch at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
  • Sydney Bridgeclimb
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Mind, Body and Soul

Need to get some Zen whilst on vacation? we have just the cure. Today be totally swept away with an early morning beachside Yoga lesson. Reset your Chakra as you gaze out over the endless Pacific Ocean before enjoying a healthy breakfast from a nearby organic cafe. Later indulge in some SUP before returning to your hotel.

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  • Day Spa Experience
  • Private sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour
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