Sydney, Australia

As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.

Australia's oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.

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Points of Interest

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Bondi Beach
  • MacQuairies Chair
  • The Rocks
  • Echo Point
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  • Sydney Opera House

    This masterpiece of late modern architecture is a symbol of both Sydney and Australia. It has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts center and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Spanning Sydney Harbour from the central business district to the North Shore, this icon, nicknamed the "coat hanger" by locals, is the world's widest long-span bridge and tallest steel-arch bridge.

  • The Blue Mountains

    The sandstone cliffs of this region were once believed impassable. Today this major gateway to Western New South Wales boasts ancient ravines, lush forests and stunning waterfalls.

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Enjoy face-to-face encounters with one of the country's largest private collections of native Australian animals in a natural bush setting, easily accessible and within metropolitan Sydney.

  • Bondi Beach

    This beach is one of Australia's most popular for residents and tourists. At a little over a half-mile long, this stretch of sand plays host to numerous festivals and events each year.

  • MacQuairies Chair

    Also known as Lady Macquarie's Chair, this famous attraction was carved from a rock ledge for Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth and offers excellent views of Sydney Harbour.

  • The Rocks

    Sandstone cliffs give the area its name. Site of the first penal settlement, the district is rich in colonial history and is home to 5 star hotels, restaurants, pubs, shops, galleries and museums.

  • Echo Point

    Discover the "Grand Canyon" of giant rock formations, geological history, deep, tree-studded valleys and cascading waterfalls. View the world famous rock formation, The Three Sisters, and panoramic views of the Jamieson Valley, Mount Solitary and the Ruined Castle.

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Hop On Hop Off Sydney - Classic 1 Day

3 hours | Sydney | SYD-185
  • Bondi Beach
  • The Rocks

Hop-On and Hop-Off the double decker bus and discover the landmarks and attractions that define Sydney. With a total of 30 stops along the way, your classic one-day ticket allows you the freedom to explore one of Australia's most vibrant cities on two different routes: Hop on the Sydney Tour to discover the inner city surrounding Darling Harbour. Hop off to visit attractions like the Australian Museum, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium and Sydney Tower Eye, and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens, Chinatown and Surry Hills. Change to the Bondi Tour for a coastal adventure through Sydney's Eastern bays toward sun-soaked Bondi, a must for beach-lovers. The open-top bus provides fantastic views and the fun and entertaining multi-lingual audio tour is available in a choice of eight languages. (Guests are responsible for making their own way to Stop #1 across from the cruise ship terminal at Circular Quay).

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$55.00

Debark Tour - City Drive & Bondi Beach

4 hours | Sydney | SYD-985
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • MacQuairies Chair
  • The Rocks
  • Bondi Beach

See Sydney's most celebrated sights on this half-day excursion. Your narrated drive takes you on a tour of The Rocks, Sydney's historic city center. The original buildings were made mostly of sandstone from which its name is derived. Now a popular tourist attraction, The Rocks features galleries, shops and pubs with several historic drinking establishments claiming to be the oldest in Sydney. Your tour takes in Hyde Park, Domain and the Botanical Gardens. We'll drive through Kings Cross, the reputed red light district, and on to Rushcutters Bay, home of the Royal Cruising Yacht Club. We'll also pass Double Bay and Rose Bay. We'll stop for photo opportunities at Mrs. Macquaries Chair for stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Finally, we'll head to Australia's most popular resort destination, Bondi Beach where you'll have time on your own to relax on the beach or souvenir shop.

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Sydney City Sights & Bondi Beach

4 hours | Sydney | SYD-200
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • MacQuairies Chair
  • The Rocks
  • Bondi Beach

See Sydney's most celebrated sights on this half-day excursion. Your narrated drive takes you on a tour of The Rocks, Sydney's historic city center. The original buildings were made mostly of sandstone from which its name is derived. Now a popular tourist attraction, The Rocks features galleries, shops and pubs with several historic drinking establishments claiming to be the oldest in Sydney. Your tour takes in Hyde Park, Domain and the Botanical Gardens. We'll drive through Kings Cross, the reputed red light district, and on to Rushcutters Bay, home of the Royal Cruising Yacht Club. We'll also pass Double Bay and Rose Bay. We'll stop for photo opportunities at Mrs. Macquaries Chair for stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Finally, we'll head to Australia's most popular resort destination, Bondi Beach where you'll have time on your own to relax on the beach or souvenir shop.

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Sydney Harbour Cruise

2.5 hours | Sydney | SYD-290
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tour one of the world's great cities on a relaxing harbor cruise. Board your luxury cruiser at Circular Quay for a few hours of leisurely cruising around Sydney Harbour. Guides provide onboard commentary and point out such famous landmarks as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. View the graceful curves of this award-winning Opera House and pass under the "Coathanger." We'll also cruise Fort Denison and the Royal Botanical Gardens, as well as go along the waterfront with its million-dollar mansions, beautiful beaches and colorful yachts. Your excursion includes tea, coffee and light snacks.

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Hop On Hop Off Sydney, Premium 2 Day

3 hours | Sydney | SYD-190
  • Bondi Beach
  • The Rocks

Enjoy the day according to your own interests, staying as long or as little as you like. With a total of 30+ stops along the way, your Premium Two-Day Ticket allows you the freedom to explore one of Australia's most vibrant cities on two different routes: Hop on the Sydney Tour to discover the inner city surrounding Darling Harbour. Hop off to visit attractions like the Australian Museum, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium and Sydney Tower Eye, and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens, Chinatown and Surry Hills. Change to the Bondi Tour for a coastal adventure through Sydney's Eastern bays toward sun-soaked Bondi, a must for beach-lovers. The open-top bus provides fantastic views and the fun and entertaining multi-lingual audio tour is available in a choice of eight languages. (Guests are responsible for making their own way to Stop 1 across from the cruise ship terminal at Circular Quay).

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Hop On Hop Off Sydney - Including Luggage Storage

3 hours | Sydney | SYD-195
  • Bondi Beach
  • The Rocks

Enjoy all the highlights of the Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Ticket and your luggage will be safely stored for the day. With a total of 30+ stops, your classic one-day ticket allows you the freedom to explore one of Australia's most vibrant cities on two different routes: Hop on the Sydney Tour to discover the inner city surrounding Darling Harbour. Hop off to visit attractions like the Australian Museum, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium and Sydney Tower Eye, and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens, Chinatown and Surry Hills. Change to the Bondi Tour for a coastal adventure through Sydney's Eastern bays toward sun-soaked Bondi, a must for beach-lovers. The open-top bus provides fantastic views and the fun and entertaining multi-lingual audio tour is available in a choice of eight languages. (Guests are responsible for making their own way to Stop #1 across from the cruise ship terminal at Circular Quay).

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Taronga Zoo Experience

6 hours | Sydney | SYD-270
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Taronga Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species. What makes Taronga something special is its location.

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Sydney Sights & the Opera House

5 hours | Sydney | SYD-280
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Bondi Beach

The Victorian era brought prosperity to Sydney, and endowed the city with scores of handsome buildings. Many of these remain today, nestling among dazzling, modern architecture.

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Beautiful Sydney Harbour

3.5 hours | Sydney | SYD-295
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

A visit to Sydney means a visit to the Harbour. Enjoy one of the most relaxing tours in Sydney – cruising the harbour, whilst enjoying morning or afternoon tea. The tour covers the Main Harbour attractions such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison before cruising the magnificent upper reaches of Middle Harbour where palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas show Sydney life at its best. The cruise includes a light morning or afternoon tea to enjoy while you are on the water.

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Sydney Sights and Opera House- White Bay

5.5 hours | Sydney | SYD-285
  • Sydney Opera House

Sydney welcomes you this morning and tempts you with her outstanding charms as you orient yourself to the city's highlights. The Victorian era brought prosperity to Sydney, and endowed the city with scores of handsome buildings. Many of these remain today, nestling among dazzling, modern architecture.

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Taronga Zoo Experience- White Bay

6 hours | Sydney | SYD-275

Panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and Taronga Zoo. Taronga Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species

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Debark Tour - Spectacular Blue Mountains

8.75 hours | Sydney | SYD-960
  • Echo Point
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park

Embrace the wilds of New South Wales on this all-day excursion. We'll also visit the wonderful Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can encounter Australia's unique and precious wildlife in a natural bush setting. You'll get an opportunity to observe the private collection of more than 2,200 mammals, birds and reptiles. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Explore Jurassic rain forests, waterfalls and giant rock formations as you glide across the sky in the Scenic Cableway, an aerial cable car, over the Blue Mountains. Views include the Three Sisters, a famous rock formation, and the Giant Stairway, which descends 916 steps into the Jamison Valley.

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Discover the Blue Mountains

8.5 hours | Sydney | SYD-260
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park

Travel by motor coach west to the Blue Mountains – an awesome Grand Canyon-like rock formation among deep valleys and cascading waterfalls. The Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site – an area of breathtaking views, rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs and deep, inaccessible valleys covering more than 2.5 million acres. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and relax as you marvel at majestic landscape of waterfalls and awe-inspiring sandstone escarpments.

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Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb

5 hours | Sydney | SYD-150
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Climb the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge on this half-day excursion where the views are truly incomparable. Accompanied by a professional climbing guide, you'll be thoroughly briefed on safety and equipment, as well as receive a breath-alcohol test. Next, you'll watch a climb simulation. Once you've donned your special bridge suit, you're ready to begin your adventure. You'll climb steadily along the upper span of the Bridge's arch on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, more than a half mile above Sydney Harbour.

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Sydney by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half-Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Sydney | SYD-915

Vehicles with an English-speaking guides are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Sydney by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half-Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Sydney | SYD-910

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Sydney by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Sydney | SYD-905

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide sare generally offered on a full-day basis. Deviations to duration, departure / return time or locations to be visited can be made onboard in advance but will incur an additional charge. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited therefore reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle; the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Sydney by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Sydney | SYD-900

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a full-day basis. Deviations to duration, departure / return time or locations to be visited can be made onboard in advance but will incur an additional charge. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited therefore reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle; the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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