Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Sydney with a 5.5-hour tour that begins with a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, followed by a bus tour that hits the highlights from central Sydney to the eastern suburbs. Admire iconic sights such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, drive through diverse districts including The Rocks, Royal Botanic Gardens and Kings Cross, and head to the coast to see The Gap, Bondi Beach, Rushcutters Bay and more. You’ll discover the best of Sydney and get insider tips from your local guide.
Take in all the highlights of Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross on this afternoon tour
Walk along the sands of famous Bondi Beach
Enjoy a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
Travel through Kings Cross, once Sydney's notorious red light district
See the famous Sydney Opera House and the Conservatorium of Music
Start your tour by making your own way to King Street Wharf to board your motorized yacht for your Sydney Harbour lunch cruise. Enjoy a superb buffet lunch while viewing waterside sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and Shark Island.
When you return to the dock, transfer to a comfortable air-conditioned bus for a spin around the city and its stunning beachside suburbs. Your driver shares informative commentary about the history, people and landmarks of Sydney throughout your tour.
Drive through the historic district called The Rocks, where the British colony was established in the 1780s. Admire another perspective on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, then pass by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Hyde Park and St Mary's Cathedral, whose architecture was inspired by Notre Dame in Paris.
Drive past Parliament House, Art Gallery of New South Wales and the lush open space of The Domain, then view Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower and bustling Darling Harbour. Head into the Royal Botanic Gardens to take in panoramic views of Sydney Harbour from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then head over to The Gap, where tall sandstone cliffs meet the Pacific Ocean. Continue to famous Bondi Beach and have time for a stroll along the sand or afternoon tea (own expense).
Then continue by road to the waterside suburbs of Paddington and Double Bay, which are known for handsome 18th-century houses and sprawling mansions. Meander through Rushcutters Bay, home to the Royal Cruising Yacht Club, and travel through bohemian Kings Cross, Sydney's red light district. Your guide points out modern architecture in Darling Harbour and where Sydney’s main shopping areas are located so that you can visit later if you like. Your tour ends with drop-off at select hotels in the early evening.
Enjoy a delicious seafood buffet lunch on board a Sydney Harbour Cruise. Sail around Sydney Harbour and take in all of the spectacular city sights from the water (when option selected)
The tours were fabulous. Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise was lovely, with gourmet food for lunch. However, the attendant at the window of Captain Cook's was extremely rude and unhelpful. That was where we needed to pick up our tickets. After the cruise, we were scheduled for the tour, which was fantastic. Driver/leader was very informative. The only problem was that we had no idea where to get the bus. We had no directions, so we went up to street level, frantically looking for the bus. We found it just before he took off. Great tours, but frustrating in terms of logistics.
Harbor Cruise was great. But when we disembarked to transfer to the bus for the land tour there was no one there to direct us to the bus.
We were among the last passengers and other passengers were going different directions.
The harbor cruise was good. However, when we disembarked to go on the land tour there was no one to direct us to the bus. We were among the last to leave the ship and people were going different directions so we went back to the ship and asked directions. We were told to follow a group of people. After about 1/2 mile we ended up at the harbor aquarium. By this time we had missed the tour bus. Consequently, we only got 1/2 of our scheduled tour. Cook Tours, who conducted the tour, did a very poor job of directing and managing the tour.
The lunch cruise was very nice and enjoyed the river views. It was hard to hear everything the narrator was saying about certain view points. The bus tour was very good and the driver, David, was excellent at giving us the highlights. He was delightful!
Beautiful beach, and landscapes on the road on the part of Bondi. The Cruise with Captain Cook and their lunch were great.
I just not give 5 starts, because I think is better to take more time for each one.
I did not think the lunch was very good, so next time I will choose a tour without it. Otherwise, the trip was enjoyable. It was good to have a time to just ride around (by boat and bus) and have sights pointed out to us. Bondi Beach as beautiful as I imagined even in cold, windy, weather.
the harbor cruise is a must do, if your visiting Sydney for a short time. the food was excellent, and the harbor view is spectacular. the bus tour was great and the tour guide was funny and very informative.
We did the lunch harbor tour followed by the Bondi beach and kings cross tour. We were very disappointed with the lunch harbor tour. The narration is given while eating the buffet lunch. We were barely able to hear any of the narration despite the fact that the group eating were not noisy at all. The lunch itself we found mediocre at best. I certainly would skip the lunch cruise as delightful as it sounded.
As for the bus tour, we were supposed to be escorted from the boat to the bus. The person who met us didn't know where exactly to find the bus it was only by luck we saw a bus and when we asked, it was the correct one.
The bus tour was excellent, very comprehensive and we'll done. As I said, I would skip the lunch tour and just take the bus portion.