Sydney welcomes you this morning and tempts you with her outstanding charms as you orient yourself to the city’s highlights. The Victorian era brought prosperity to Sydney, and endowed the city with scores of handsome buildings. Many of these remain today, nestling among dazzling, modern architecture.
First, travel back in time to Sydney’s oldest village--the Rocks. Australia’s most historic enclave sits in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge and exhibits the heritage of two centuries in its narrow, twisting streets.
Enjoy a panoramic drive through the city center, viewing the Sydney tower and the magnificent Queen Victoria Building.
Travel east of the city to the most sought after residential areas in Sydney. From Darling Point to Watson’s Bay, the shoreline is fringed with vast mansions and expensive apartments overlooking a flotilla of yachts and launches moored along the harbor’s edge. View the sidewalk cafés and chic boutiques of Double Bay and the magnificent city skyline from Watson’s Bay.
The Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973, and is today indisputably Sydney’s most famous landmark. Stop here for a short, guided tour of this imposing building with its distinctive sail-like roof, and learn about its history, design and current role.
Enjoy a brief photo opportunity at Bondi, Australia’s world-famous surfing beach where Sydneysiders enjoy the half-mile crescent of sand and surf, and the delightful cafés and restaurants that line the main street.
Head back to the city via the narrow streets of Paddington, lined with picturesque terraces framed with iron laced balconies, sandstone houses, designer boutiques, art galleries and cafés.
Return to your waiting ship knowing more about the fabulous city of Sydney.
Notes: Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Tour does not operate on holidays.