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Explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that features the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region’s natural beauty, including landmarks like Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Leura, and unlimited rides at Scenic World. On the return trip to Sydney, meet native Australian wildlife at Sydney Zoo, then cruise back to the city on a scenic Parramatta River cruise. Bonus: includes a delicious 2-course lunch at an award-winning restaurant.
Full-day tour to Blue Mountains with river cruise, from Sydney
Visit Scenic World for a ride on the world’s steepest scenic railway and views of the Jamison Valley
Savor a delicious lunch at an award-winning restuarant
Meet Australian animals such as kangaroos, wombats, and koalas
Return to Sydney on a boat cruise and glide under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This tour includes a river cruise plus lunch and Scenic World rides, usually extras on other tours.
Begin your experience of the Blue Mountains with morning pickup from your hotel in Sydney. After collecting your small group, your air-conditioned coach takes a scenic drive to the new Sydney Zoo. Take the opportunity to spot koalas, kangaroos, and wombats and more around the park.
Next up, your guide takes you to Scenic World where your tour includes rides on the cable car, railway, and skyway. Descend a steep track on the Scenic Railway route to arrive at a pristine rainforest landscape where you can stroll around the greenery. When you’re ready, step into the fully-enclosed cabin of the Scenic Cableway, which offers aerial views of landmarks such as Mt. Solitary, Orphan Rock, Three Sisters, and Katoomba Falls, then get another perspective as you soar high over Jamison Valley on the Scenic Skyway.
After your visit to Scenic World, tuck into a delicious lunch at an award-winning lunch. Soak in the atmosphere of this unique mountain town and spend some time exploring its quaint shops.
In the afternoon, start back towards Sydney, board a boat on the Parramatta River to cruise back to Sydney in style. Get a good look at charming waterfront homes and Sydney Harbour Bridge before your boat docks at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay to end your tour.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Great value tour
, Dec 2019
We thought this tour was fantastic, driver/tour guide was well informed and courteous. Very well priced with plenty to see and do, lunch was better than we expected in fact it was delicious. I know you can't control it but we had a perfect day weather wise and luckily bush fire smoke free. Would absolutely recommend this tour.
This tour is great! I highly recommend it.I can't speak for all the motor coach companies, however, AAT King was above average. The bus was very comfortable, with WiFi, USB charging ports, comfortable seat with foot rests. All the destinations were as advertised and in our case, we had perfect spring weather to boot.
Great trip! Comfortable bus ride with WiFi & USB connection. John was great guide. Picked up @ nearby hotel, plenty of time @ wildlife sanctuary where guide came along to give insights, fun @ the mountain with train & gondola rides and more stops along the way back to sightsee.
Coach pick up from outside hotel was on time. John S the driver was excellent. Very knowledgable on history as we went along. Lots of time at the various stops. Wildlife park was good as was the lunch that was included. It was very windy on the day so was unable to fully use the rides in the Blue Mountains. The views were great. The river cruise back to Sydney was nice and relaxing. Overall a great trip and would definitely do it again.
This trip included everything - an hour at Featherdale Wildlife Park, Lunch & Shopping at Leura Garage, Scenic World entry, a few scenic picture stops, and a river cruise into a drop-off of Circular Quay or Darling Harbor so you can enjoy additional shopping or dinner during the sunset near the Harbor Bridge & Opera House. The guide was knowledgeable, wi-fi on the bus was not only available but free, and on the ferry ride we each got 1 free beverage of our choice (including alcoholic). Our favorite experiences on this excursion included feeding the wallabies at Featherdale and the hike at Scenic World to The Three Sisters!
One very minor criticism would be that, as a younger couple, we could have done without the lunch/shopping at Leura Garage, especially if it would have extended our time at both Featherdale & Scenic World purely because of how much fun these stops were in comparison. We felt very rushed in both of those parks; for scenic world specifically, there is a lot of time lost simply waiting for the trams. We were able to ride all 3 (yellow, red, and blue) but definitely did not see everything because we chose to hike to The Three Sisters and were on a time crunch with the tram wait. However, these minor criticisms were not enough of an influence for us to rate this excursion lower, because it was still completely worth it just to check-out.
Overall a really good tour operated by AAT Kings. Our driver Jon was very knowledgeable and kept the bus entertained on some of the longer driving stints with interesting facts and history of the area and wider Sydney region. There was plenty of time at each stop to do the main activities & get photos- which hasn't always been the case on other tours I've been on. Lunch was also really good with a good selection of choices available. The only slight disappointment was the attractions at Scenic World which only lasted a few minutes each & we had to wait in long queues for. Perhaps a longer stop at the 3 sisters lookout or main mountain town instead would have been better. But overall very good & I would definitely purchase a tour with AAT Kings again.
Long day, bus was comfortable but hot, should have a least offered water, rushed through zoo, should have more time there and less in the lunch town,blue mountains were nice, nothing compared to the grand canyon, also it was a slow day and barely had time for the rides which were no big deal, walking down below is more important but ran out of time. Boat ride was like being on a bus with no commentary
I traveled with AAT Kings and the Pilot / Guide whose name was Peter T was very nice and friendly.Kudos to him for all his support and dedication to make this trip memorable and successful for everybody. I lost my camera in the scenic world and he did'nt hesitated to take me to the spot again even after we left the way in return and he did everything and managed to get my Camera back. I am so grateful to him for this.
Pick up fairly good time. Big John S was a brilliant driver and tour guide very helpful and entertaining. First stop Featherland Wildlife Park was a great stop seeing Koalas Kangaroos wallaby’s Wombats snakes birds great collection and all very well cared for. Lunch at a little town was a bit too early and the menu that was offered was 2 pastas and pork but when we got there a far better menu on offer such as Pizza such a simple addition to what we were offered but had to book ours 2 hours in advance. Then onto Scenic World which was great fun. Lastly cruise down the river to Darling Harbour and Circular Quay Brilliant day just need to sort out the Lunch. Thanks to John S for making our day