Visit Australia's premier destination, Sydney, for a vacation of a lifetime. Visitors can embark on all that this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Take a half day city tour to see the highlights. Cruise on the famous Sydney Harbour where you can catch a glimpse of the breathtaking Sydney Opera House or get a close up view touring though the halls of this iconic building. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge for a birds’ eye view of the city and escape the city for an afternoon of surfing on Bondi Beach and exploring the place locals like to visit. Sydney is an exciting place full of activity and adventure.
Trip Type: Cosmopolitan, Cultural, Food & Wine, Sun & Sand
Day By Day
Day 1 – Arrive in Sydney
Welcome to Sydney. Upon arrival, you will collect your luggage and clear Customs & Immigration before entering the arrivals hall. Your driver will be in the terminal at the designated waiting area to the rear of the arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will arrive at the designated waiting area 30 minutes after your flight's scheduled time of arrival and will wait for 60 minutes thereafter. Your driver will take you directly to your accommodations by private vehicle.Starting Accommodation:
Day 2 – Sydney In Style Tour
Depart from your Sydney hotel to discover the fabulous city of Sydney. You will travel through the business district and shopping areas, see Darling Harbour and the vibrant China Town and drive along Oxford Street with its trendy terrace houses and boutique fashion shops. See Centennial Park, a 220-hectare urban parkland in Eastern Sydney. Reaching the coastline, see Bronte and Tamarama, then go on to explore the famous Bondi Beach. Spend 30 minutes walking the promenade or enjoying a coffee overlooking the beach.
From here, continue along the coastal drive past Macquarie Lighthouse to the Southern Headland of Sydney Harbour. Visit Watsons Bay before following the harbor foreshore towards Sydney City. You pass some of Australia's most exclusive waterfront suburbs where harbor mansions may be seen. Drive through Vaucluse, Double Bay before reaching the colorful Kings Cross. Head through Woolloomooloo and see the famous Harry's Cafe De Wheels. Visit Sydney's Botanical Gardens and enjoy some spectacular Harbour Bridge and Opera House views. Return to Sydney's CBD via Saint Mary's Cathedral, historic convict buildings, State Parliament House and the historical quarter of the 'Rocks.' Visit Sydney's Observatory Hill for amazing views over Sydney Harbour to the Blue Mountains. Drop off back at your Sydney hotel, restaurant or other city location.Starting Accommodation:
Day 3 – Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise
Spoil yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. Step aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. This is a unique, private, four-hour cruise experience. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a three-course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and five-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers, including swimming, fishing and kayaking/rowing the tender - or sit back and relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.Starting Accommodation:
Day 4 – BridgeClimb Summit
BridgeClimb is a 3.5 hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 400 feet above Sydney Harbour. In climb groups of up to 14 people, you'll be led by a professional BridgeClimb leader on an adventure of the world's most recognizable bridge. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360-degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds. When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement that you will remember forever - you've conquered an Australian icon recognized the world over! The professional Climb Leaders will take pictures of you on the climb and at the end you will receive a commemorative Climber Certificate, a complimentary Climber Cap and group photograph, with all climbers in the group receiving an identical photo. Starting Accommodation:
Day 5 – Best of Bondi and Surf Experience
Enjoy Bondi and do what you like when you like. Your own Bondi guide will collect you from your city hotel and show you the best Bondi has to offer, including a private surf lesson - or swim. When it all gets too much, wander into one of the many Seaside Restaurants for an array of menus ranging from lovely seafood platters, grilled and BBQ meats to the amazing Italian cuisine at the North Bondi Italian. Your experience today includes hotel transfers, your guide for the duration of the excursion, lunch, a private surf or body board lesson, a surfing certificate, a bumper sticker and 'Lets Go Surfing' T-shirt or rash vest. Starting Accommodation:
Day 6 – Sydney at Leisure
It is no surprise that when the British first arrived in Sydney they named the area Botany Bay. Even today, with a population of over 4 million people and a reputation for fun rather than flora, one is still surrounded by bush land in this bustling city. Native Waratah wind their way through the historic Rocks area, palm trees frame long stretches of pristine beach, and Eucalyptus embrace the endless and beckoning bays of Sydney Harbour.
It is Sydney's man-made wonders, however, that draw most visitors. The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the most photographed icons on the continent. Choose a Seaplane Safari experience and enjoy a bird's eye view of the Opera House's signature sails. See the Harbour Bridge up close and personal by climbing the metal monolith to enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the glittering vista below with BridgeClimb as you climb to the top. Whether it is an early morning visit to the largest fish market in the southern hemisphere, or your very first surfing lesson on Bondi Beach, in this vibrant metropolis you will find no lack of energetic escapes and dynamic distractions.
There are many ways to enjoy the harbor: on a small luxury motor cruiser or sailing yacht, or ferries that take you to Taronga Park Zoo or Manly and the harbor suburbs. Take the Darling Harbour Rocket that connects Circular Quay to Darling Harbour where there are many restaurants and attractions such as The Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, The IMAX Theater and the Naval Museum. For a more leisurely afternoon, take a walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park, or learn about Australia's National Gemstone, the Opal, at Altmann; Cherny or The National Opal Collection, right in the heart of the city on Pitt Street.Starting Accommodation:
Day 7 – Depart Sydney
Ahead of your flight, you will be transferred from your accommodation to Sydney International Airport.
Package Level: Deluxe
|Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.|
|10/1/2023 - 3/31/2024||$5,015|
|10/1/2023 - 3/31/2024||$9,720|
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