DAY 1 Arrive in Sydney
DAY 2 Sydney Secrets Tour
DAY 3 Day at Leisure, Dinner and Evening Performance at the Sydney Opera House
DAY 4 Sailing on Sydney Harbour
DAY 5 Private Blue Mountains Tour
DAY 6 Day at Leisure, Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge at Sunset
DAY 7 Depart Sydney
DAY 1: Arrive in Sydney. You will arrive in Sydney early this morning and clear customs. After you have completed the Australia immigration formalities a representative of Australia 2000 Travel will meet you and accompany you as you transfer to your hotel in downtown Sydney via chauffeur driven car. While traveling to your hotel our agent will deliver your additional Australia travel documents and answer any questions you might have relating to the adventure awaiting you. The remainder of the day is yours to discover Sydney at your leisure.
During your 6 nights stay in Sydney you will be accommodated at one of Sydney’s most restored Neo-Gothic Heritage listed buildings located in the very heart of Sydney’s business district. Darling Harbour, the Opera House, shops, theaters, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney night life are just minutes away.
DAY 2: Sydney Secrets Private Tour. L
Your specialist guide, Suzanne, will meet you at your hotel this morning for a delightful day discovering the Secrets of Sydney and its best sights. You will enjoy an exclusive inside look at this cosmopolitan city with its impressive Harbor foreshores, glamorous homes and coastlines dotted with jagged sandstone cliffs and golden beaches. Discover the beauty of the Australian bush in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park overlooking the shimmering waters of Broken Bay with its ancient Aboriginal sites and engraved rock art, topped off with a relaxing gourmet luncheon on the waters edge. You will be privy to a rare glimpse of Sydney, far off the tourist tracks, with secrets even the locals do not know. Suzanne will be certain that you return to you hotel with plenty of time to prepare for any evening activity.
DAY 3: Day at leisure. Dinner and evening performance at Sydney Opera House. D
You have the day to explore Sydney at leisure. The staff at Australia 2000 Travel will provide an information package on spending leisure time in Sydney.
The famous Sydney Opera House is a matter of minutes walk from your hotel. This evening you will enjoy the spectacle as you attend a performance of opera, ballet, music or drama in one of the three halls of at the world renowned Sydney Opera House. Your package for this evenings performance will include a guided tour of Sydney Opera House, dinner at a leading restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour and seats booked in the A Reserve Section for the performance of your choice.
DAY 4: Sailing on Sydney Harbour. L
Today you will discover beautiful Sydney Harbour during a 5-hour cruise on board a 40 ft beneteau sailboat. You will see the beautiful homes lining its foreshore and explore some of the picturesque coves. As the skipper, Colin, always has fishing tackle fins, masks and snorkels aboard you may wish to try your hand at catching a Sydney fish or swimming like a fish in Sydney Harbor. At about 3.00 PM you will return to Darling Harbor where you might enjoy stopping at one of the wide variety of restaurants and cafes, the Sydney Aquarium, The Powerhouse or Maritime Museums The Japanese Gardens, Chinatown or the IMAX Cinema before returning to your hotel.
DAY 5: Full Day Private Tour to the Blue Mountains. L
Today discover the spectacular World Heritage listed Blue Mountains with your private wilderness guide. Your day begins as you drive out through Sydney’s south-western suburbs to Wirrimbirra Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to view some native wildlife up close, including emus, dingos and a variety of birds including parrots, galahs, kookaburras and the uniquely Australian frogmouth owl.
Your tour continues on to one of Australia’s oldest and most charming country towns, Berrima, which retains most of its early 19th century convict and colonial architecture including the old jail and courthouse. From Berrima, you will set off for a bush walk in search of koalas and lyrebirds amidst the eucalypt trees before stopping off at Joadja Vineyard, a small boutique family operated winery where you will sample a variety of the region’s cool climate wines. From Joadja your guide will head west into some of Australia’s most spectacular wilderness scenery. Your drive takes you into the Nattai National Park you will witness spectacular views over the Blue Mountains National Park and a chance to take in the breadth and beauty of this wilderness on Sydney’s doorstep.
This afternoon you will enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch and a bottle of wine in quiet seclusion on a private property on the banks of the Wollondilly River where you will have the opportunity to spot one of Australia’s more elusive mammals, the platypus. After lunch enjoy a short bush walk where you have the chance to see a variety of Australian animals including a goanna, grey kangaroo, wallaby and echidna before wrapping up your day with a drink and then returning to Sydney late this afternoon.
DAY 6: At leisure in Sydney. Sunset Harbour Bridge Climb.
You have the day at leisure to explore Sydney. This afternoon at sunset you will greet Sydney in unique style. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and is yours to climb to the very top with your specialist guide. Not only is the view breathtaking you will encounter one of Sydneys historic gems and an engineering wonder.
DAY 7 : Depart Sydney.
You will be met and transferred to Sydney Airport in time to board your onward flight. During your brief stay will have experienced Sydney and the surrounding areas at their best and gained an understanding as to why we think Sydneysiders are amongst the luckiest people in the world.
7 Day Sydney Indulgence Tour includes:
- 6 nights superior Sydney accommodation
- Private Sydney discovery tour
- Cruise on Sydney Harbour
- Private tour to the Blue Mountains
- 4 meals as indicated in the itinerary
- All private transfers
- Full services of our Australia specialist office while traveling in Australia
Does not include:
- Airfares. Please talk to us about booking your flights as part of the Aussie Air Pass
- Use of hotel rooms before /after normal checkout times
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips & gratuities
This sample Australian tour itinerary may be perfect for some, but please keep in mind that our specialty lies in Designing Custom Itineraries to suit your personal interests, desires, budget and schedule.