Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 4-Day Sydney Tour: City Sightseeing, Sydney Harbour Cruise and the Blue Mountains. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tour was great though Viator should have well coordinated the vendors on field. They did not know what we were talking about.
Plus: The Vibe hotel and staff were amazing and EXTREMELY helpful!!. I would strongly recommend them to ANYONE!! The AAT Kings tours were well run with great tour operators. Our itinerary was waiting at the hotel desk with directions for every day. We were picked up and dropped off at hotel. The harbor cruise was beautiful and the food was good. Manly beach was lovely, city sights were interesting. The trip to the Blue Mountains was amazing and so was the wildlife park. Great experience!
Minus: Only three small items 1) The airport shuttle was confusing--where do you meet the driver? We had printed our Viator voucher but it had no directions. We called AATKings and they told us where to go. But then the airport shuttle driver wanted our voucher and we just had one copy. He agreed to take us to hotel and make a copy.
2) We were headed on a cruise. So we just lost the last transfer back to airport. A cruise line drop off option would be nice especially since both terminals are so close. MUCH closer than the airport.
3) Some of the Bondi beach tour was repetitive as we are not beach people. AAT Kings offers lots of tour options--so we wished we could have picked something else to do after the WONDERFUL harbour cruise. Aquarium visit? Opera House tour? We had an amazing time!!
I found the drivers/guides for your local affiliate to be quite informative, knowledgeable and hospitable. The tours itself were fun but I wished we had more time at Katoomba Scenic World and at Featherdale Wildlife Park. I understand it’s a group tour and it’s under certain time constraints to meet everyone’s need; especially dodging the Sydney traffic to get everyone back to their hotels.
I could have easily spent an entire day at Katoomba Scenic World. BTW, why was it not mentioned it would cost $35 per person to enter Scenic world on your itinerary?
This is probably my biggest frustration and disappointment with your company; when the little details are left out, it leaves the customer at a lost.
This has already been documented: We arrived at Sydney International airport expecting someone to meet us to direct us to our transportation to our hotel. There was no one there and it was extremely frustrating; especially after a 15hr flight from Los Angeles. After clearing customs and immigration; it took us well over 2hrs to arrive at our hotel; we missed our complimentary breakfast but was later awarded with lunch on a later tour.
Somehow, there seems to be a big communication problem with your company and the vendors. The itinerary are not the same, the contact information are not the same. If you have my contact number and email address, I would think your vendor also should have that same information.
Anyhow, I could go on but I get more frustrated as I try to recall what should have been a smooth operation gone awry. I would be very hard pressed to go through your company again or have a positive recommendation.