Begin with early morning pickup from your Sydney hotel and start the 3-hour drive to Canberra in your climate-controlled deluxe coach. Stop halfway in the quaint town of Sutton Forest located at the Southern Highlands to stretch your legs or perhaps purchase or morning tea (own expense).
Drive into central Canberra where you drive by important civic monuments such as National Library of Australia, the High Court of Australia, National Carillon bell tower and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet (fountain).
Your tour to Canberra can include stops at the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, the National Museum and National Art Gallery of Australia, and the National Carillon.
The War Memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia; you will have a private tour with a guide through the shrine and honor the people who have sacrificed their lives during the wars.
Your guide will provide fascinating insight into an exhibit at either the National Art Gallery or the National Museum of Australia, which present top-notch exhibits that explore Australian culture and history.
Your excursion includes a private tour with a guide of Parliament House, which reopened in 1988 after extensive renovations. The innovative buildings include rooftop gardens with 360-degree views of the city. You maybe even get to witness the Houses of Parliament in session (subject to sitting times). Later, drive past The Lodge, which is the official residence of the Prime Minister. As Australia’s political and administrative center, Canberra houses various foreign embassies and other key national institutions.
After taking in the many highlights of Canberra, take in views of the city at the Mount Ainslie Lookout and then head back to Sydney, stopping briefly en route at a restaurant where you can purchase dinner. Your tour ends in the evening when you are returned to your Sydney hotel.