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What to do in Sydney

Essential Sydney Tour

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Food & wine
  • Visiting friends & family

The perfect introduction to Sydney! Travel on a luxury small group half day tour through the Rocks District, exploring some of Australia’s first buildings. Visit Circular Quay, the Opera House and Botanical Gardens, before a short walk for excellent harbour views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, before wandering along Bondi Beach with the locals, and visiting the boutique shopping precincts of Oxford Street.

From £130 per person

Please Note: From April '17 tour departs daily, except on 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 31Dec and 1 Jan. Tour departs from Sydney city hotels at 10.30am and returns at 3.30pm. Includes morning or afternoon tea and lunch.

Bondi Surf Experience

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family

If you are feeling adventurous there is the chance to take a two hour beginners course – and where better to learn to surf than Bondi Beach? The Bondi Surf Experience is a popular beginners course which teaches how to safely get out and up onto your first waves. The small group lessons ensure that there is plenty of hands-on help, and is a great opportunity to build surf knowledge, and confidence. You will be amazed at how easy, safe and enjoyable surfing is!

From £61 per person

Please Note: Tour and lessons departs from 128 Ramsgate Avenue, Bondi. Learn to Surf lesson lasts 2 hours and include all surf equipment and wetsuits. Use of changing rooms and storage also provided. Participants must be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres.

The Sydney Opera House Tour

Great for
  • Visiting friends & family

One of the world’s most famous icons and the crowning glory of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House stands out as a triumph of 20th Century architecture. The magic of the building, and the real life dramas that go on behind the curtain, are stories shared  with more than 250,000 visitors each year. Embark on this tour and let your guide bring the stories and secrets of this international landmark to life. See inside the major theatres and halls, where thousands of events and performances are staged  each year. See the Concert Hall stage from the conductor’s perspective, sit in the orchestra’s pit, stand where legends have performed and visit the stars’ dressing rooms. 

Upgrade your tour to include a Tasting Plate with world-class alfresco dining at Opera Kitchen, and one of the best views you'll ever have for lunch!

Ask your expert Travel Designer for details of Opera House performances for 2016 and 2017.

The Sydney Opera House Tour: From £23 per person

Tour and Tasting Plate: From £52 per person

Please Note: The Sydney Opera House Tour - there are approximately 300 steps in this tour and participants are required to wear comfortable shoes. All large items of luggage or backpacks must be cloaked before the start of the tour. Access to individual theatres is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals and other events. Tour departs every 30 minutes between 9am and 5pm. For the Tasting Plate upgrade, enjoy your meal before or after the Opera House tour.

Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off 3 Day Pass

Great for
  • Visiting friends & family

This 3 day pass is a fantastic addition to any stay in Sydney, with ferries leaving every 45 minutes between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo, Watson's Bay, Shark Island and Luna Park. The pass also includes entry to Taronga Zoo and a Sky Safari Cable Car ride, plus a return ferry journey from Circular Quay to Manly.

From £60 per person

Please Note: Pass is valid for 3 consecutive days, and ferries depart every 45 minutes between 9.45am and 4.30pm.

Sydney Seaplanes Highlights

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Luxury

Taking off from Rose Bay, exit the harbour and fly along the cliffs at 500 feet until you reach the world famous Bondi Beach to take in the great views. Head back into the harbour and climb to 1000 feet all the way to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, before completing a circuit above both famous icons. 

From £112 per person

Please Note: Tour includes 15 minute scenic flight with commentary, highlights include Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Hotel transfers are not included - tour departs from Rose Bay Seaplane Base, Lyne Park, Rose Bay.

Taronga Zoo - Behind the scenes

Great for
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

The VIP Aussie Gold Tour is a behind the scenes look at Taronga Zoo’s unique animal collection, designed especially for the inquisitive traveller. This informative introduction to Australia’s unusual wildlife includes excellent photographic opportunities with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and echidnas, as well as a trip on the Sky Safari cable car for some memorable views.

For a unique experience, ask our experts about the Taronga Zoo Roar and Snore, where you can stay overnight in safari style tents looking out over Sydney's famous harbour. Take a guided night safari walk to meet the nocturnal inhabitants. 

 

From £60 per adult

Roar and Snore: From £216 per person

Please Note: With a maximum of just six people per tour you are guaranteed to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most extraordinary creatures! Price includes all day access to the zoo, tours depart from 9.45am and 1.15pm.

Hunter Valley Vintage

Great for
  • Food & wine
  • Wildlife & nature

A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to the world-class wineries of the Hunter Valley. Begin your day passing through the historic Rocks area before crossing over the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge. Escape through the brilliant sandstone outcrops of Ku-ring-gai National Park to reach the mighty Hawkesbury River.

Stop for morning tea deep in the bush and then continue on to the historic township of Wollombi. Next you’ll visit the Broken Back Range and climb the escarpment to Mt. View before descending into the Hunter Valley to begin wine tasting at several of the area’s boutique wineries which produce some of Australia’s finest wines.

From £137 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from your hotel at 8am and returns at 5.30pm. Date restrictions apply. Includes morning tea, buffet lunch, and wine tours and tastings.

Captain Cook Harbour Story Cruise

Great for
  • Food & wine
  • Visiting friends & family

A cruise on Sydney Harbour is simply a must-do! This cruise includes an informative commentary, plus tea, coffee and biscuits served on board. Sail past the iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison before cruising the magnificent upper reaches past exclusive waterfront homes, beaches and marinas. Upgrade to the Premium option for a glass of sparkling wine and a selection of cakes and cheeses.

From £24 per adult

 

Please Note: Departs daily at 10am and 2.30pm from No. 6 Jetty at Circular Quay, returning at 12.25pm and 4.00pm to either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Lunch and dinner cruise options are available; New Years Eve prices on request.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Visiting friends & family

BridgeClimb is the ultimate experience in Sydney, offering fully guided climbs to the summit of Sydney Harbour Bridge. You will be given a ‘BridgeSuit’ to wear, communication equipment and harness linked to a static line throughout the climb. Choose from Dawn, Day, Twilight and Night climbs, for the ultimate view of the famous harbour.

From £192 per adult

Please Note: Surcharges apply during the festive season. Duration of tour is 3 hours 30 minutes. All climbers must take an alcohol breath test before being allowed to climb and must report in fifteen minutes prior to the allocated climb time. No climbs operate on 30th, 31st Dec or 1st Jan. Children must be accompanied by an adult climber at all times. Pregnant women over 24 weeks are unable to take part in the climb. Certain other medical conditions could affect participation, so please refer to your Travel Designer.

Blue Mountains High Country Ecotour

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

This fantastic Eco tour begins at your hotel and the historical Rocks area of old Sydney. Heading westwards across the coastal plain we make our way to the Great Dividing Range of Australia, it is here we leave the average Blue Mountains tourist behind and enter the National Park and Euroka Clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Drop into a hidden valley where we roam the area, seeking out kangaroos that may graze in the wild.

Next visit some scenic lookouts to view the Blue Mountains including King's Tableland before visiting the quaint little village of Leura. Skirt around Cliff Drive to Katoomba where you will find yourself looking out over the magnificent Jamieson Valley and the world renowned Three Sisters from Eagle Hawk lookout. Enjoy a fine lunch of local cuisine and local wines in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Travel to the scenic Evan's Lookout for more gorgeous views of the Blue Mountains and finish the day with a short walk at the stunning Wentworth Falls.

Continue back into Sydney, time permitting we may call into the Sydney 2000 Olympic site.

From £153 per adult

From £80 per child

Please Note: From April '17 departs daily. Tour does not operate 25 Dec, 26 Dec and 1 Jan. Includes morning tea, lunch, selected Australian wines and refreshments.

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