Sydney is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on earth. Its harbour, beaches and warm, sunny climate combine to create a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle.
This morning's sightseeing tour will take in the harbour and surrounding beaches, which provide some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia.
We visit the historic area known as 'The Rocks', a strip of land where European settlers came ashore in 1788. With its cobbled lanes, cosy cafés, museums, galleries and Australia's oldest pubs, The Rocks is a popular place for visitors and locals alike.
We also visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, a historic chair carved out of a sandstone ledge by convicts for Governor Macquarie’s wife so that she could watch the activity on the harbour and await the arrival of ships from England. This vantage point provides wonderful views and photo opportunities of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
From here, we make our way through the exclusive suburbs of Double Bay, a picturesque bayside village packed with exclusive boutiques, and via one of Sydney's most affluent and prestigious suburbs, Vaucluse, with its wealth of history and many heritage listed buildings.
We continue to The Gap, a spectacular cliff on the southern side of the Sydney Harbour Heads with amazing views over the ocean.
Next it's Bondi Beach, where you can stroll along the promenade, purchase lunch and watch the surfers ride the waves.
Returning to town, we make our way to the iconic Sydney Opera House, where we'll meet our guide for a tour with a difference. In the late 1950s, Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. The Sydney Opera House is also the youngest cultural site ever to be included on the World Heritage List. This will be a fascinating tour.
The rest of the day and evening is free for some personal sightseeing and for you to enjoy the city's waterfront.
- Included meals: Breakfast