Sydney & Canberra Explorer

6 days 5 nights

Sydney – Canberra – Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Discover Sydney, Australia’s most beautiful city. Enjoy the amazing Blue Mountains. Savour award-wining wines in the Hunter Valley. Immerse yourself in the proud history and culture of the Australian people on a day tour to Canberra. You’ll find many memorable experiences.

DAY 1: SYDNEY ARRIVAL

Welcome to Sydney. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon is free for you to explore the city or relax.

Overnight in Sydney

DAY 2: SYDNEY CITY TOUR (B/L/D)

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a day tour. Travel to Manly Beach for a stroll along The Corso to see the beach that has made Manly famous. On your way you’ll view Circular Quay and then cross the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. At North Head Lookout admire a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy time at Manly Beach before heading back to the city.

Board a Captain Cook cruise for lunch on Sydney Harbour. Take in the stunning harbour views and listen to informative commentary while you enjoy a buffet lunch of fresh seafood, tender prime meats and seasonal fruit. This afternoon drive through the historic Rocks area and then see the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent sunset views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Overnight in Sydney

DAY 3: SYDNEY – CANBERRA (B/L/D)

Embark on a day trip to Australia’s capital city Canberra and immerse yourself in the proud history and culture of the Australian people. Depart from Sydney in the early morning, sit back and relax on a luxury coach as you journey west to the nation’s capital city. With a short break at the historic township of Berrima in the Southern Highlands, refresh yourself with a morning tea (own expense) and hop back on board the coach.

Upon arrival in Canberra, visit the Australian War Memorial. Take time to learn and ponder about the sacrifices made by countless brave Australians through the museum’s poignant tributes. Next, visit the Parliament House. Watch democracy in action while sitting in the gallery of the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives at the New Parliament House. When you reach the top of Mount Ainslie, 360-degree views greet you, showcasing the city’s modern architecture, punctuated by leafy open spaces and the calm waters of Lake Burley Griffin. Complete your day with a relaxing coach ride back to Sydney. Gaze out the window and soak in the vast expanse of the Australian bush with its ever-changing vistas. Refuel with an evening meal on the return to Sydney.

Overnight in Sydney

DAY 4: SYDNEY – BLUE MOUNTAINS (B/L/D)

Travel out of Sydney in the morning with your guide, making the drive towards the Blue Mountains. Your first stop is at Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is home to over 1,700 animals. Get the chance to see native Australian critters like koalas, wombats, and kangaroos up close. After spending time learning about Australia’s wildlife, head to Kings Tableland – Lincoln Rock offering stunning views of Jamison Valley. Head to Wentworth Falls, where Charles Darwin once set foot in 1836. Take guided walk.

As midday approaches, move on to Leura Village, garden village known for its Mall where you can grab lunch while taking in picturesque scenery. Later, follow a scenic drive out to Katoomba, stopping at the Echo Point viewing platform, which overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains and the 3 Sisters rock formations. In the afternoon, choose to explore less touristic areas, like Blackheath wilderness or explore the Railway Skyway and Cableway attractions of Scenic World.  Afterward, relax on the scenic return drive to Sydney.

Overnight in Sydney

DAY 5: SYDNEY – HUNTER VALLEY (B/L/D)

You’ll be treated to magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River on your way to explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste award-winning regional food and wine. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the winemaking process. Purchase some wines or just enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside. At the first vineyard experience a guided tour to learn about the winemaking process, while sampling some of their award-winning wines.

Then visit Hunter Resort and enjoy a presentation on how the winery operates. Your lunch will be complemented by specially chosen wines. Further tastings include a visit to McGuigan Wines, with its history in wine-making dating back to the 1800s. Your last stop is the Hunter Valley Gardens Village, a quaint little township within the Hunter Valley, where you’ll have free time to explore its many hidden delights. You also have the opportunity for tastings at the Hunter Valley Cellars. Talk about an awesome day! Make sure to leave enough space in your suitcase for some foodie souvenirs.

Overnight in Sydney

DAY 6: SYDNEY DEPARTURE (B)

Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 5 night accommodation (twin/double share) with daily breakfast (B)
  • 4 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers and guides.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

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