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

Design your own tour with a Hop-On Hop-Off ticket with a choice of two exciting routes. Enjoy sightseeing, local attractions, shopping, museums, art galleries, restaurants and much more. Buses arrive at each of the 30+ stops every 15-30 minutes, and a full circuit of each route takes approximately 90 minutes.

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Debark Tour - City Drive & Bondi Beach

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

Survey Sydney's most celebrated sights on a narrated drive about town. Take in sweeping views of the Opera House, Sydney skyline and harbor from the rock formation called Mrs. Macquairie's Chair. See Chinatown and the city's celebrated bohemian district en route to Bondi Beach - Australia's most famous strand of golden sand.

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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

Survey Sydney's most celebrated sights on a narrated drive about town. Take in sweeping views of the Opera House, Sydney skyline and harbor from the rock formation called Mrs. Macquairie's Chair. See Chinatown and the city's celebrated bohemian district en route to Bondi Beach - Australia's most famous strand of golden sand.

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Sydney Harbour Cruise

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

Experience one of the world's great cities on a leisurely cruise around its stunning harbor. View the curved "sails" of the Opera House and see Harbor Bridge, the Royal Botanical Gardens and multimillion-dollar waterfront mansions.

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Hop On Hop Off Sydney, Premium 2 Day

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

Extend your fun with the Two-Day Premium ticket! This tour includes all the highlights of the Classic Ticket plus an extra day so you can sightsee, visit local attractions, shop, and more. Just hop-on and hop-off and explore at your own pace and according to your own interests!

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Hop On Hop Off Sydney - Including Luggage Storage

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

Store your luggage while you explore Sydney with the Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Ticket. Designed for those who are ending their voyage and disembarking the ship in Sydney, the ticket is good for the entire day and allows you to enjoy Sydney at your own pace and according to your own interests.

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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.

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Sydney Sights & the Opera House

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

Sydney welcomes you this morning and tempts you with her outstanding charms as you orient yourself to the city's highlights.

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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.

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Debark Tour - Spectacular Blue Mountains

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

The sandstone cliffs of the Blue Mountains were once thought impassable. Ride a high-tech cablecar over the ancient ravines and forests of Jamison Vallley - the Grand Canyon of Australia. Meet the local wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park - rangers hold and feed many of the animals allowing them to be touched and photographed.

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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

What's the best way to experience the beauty of Sydney? Try climbing the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge for views that are out of this world.

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