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  • Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    1. Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    Experience a first-class dining experience aboard one of Sydney's premier vessels, the MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman II, as you sail around a dazzling night sky or a mesmerizing Sydney Harbour during sunset (summer). Enjoy the enchanting backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and savor the scrumptious choices of the 3-course a la carte meal Contemporary Australian menu and 5-star service. Once you have indulged in the fantasic cuisine on offer, enjoy the wonderful tunes provided by the live band and singer onboard from your seat or out on the dance floor! The Captains Dinner is truly the perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion or a night out for dinner in the city.

    Lovely meal with great views and very attentive waitress. Website shows meal choices which could be subject to change. However on arrival at the table it was a set menu with no choice so slightly disappointing. Fortunately after explaining I couldn’t eat the dessert I was offered an alternative. Great window table, professional and swift service.

  • Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

    2. Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

    Taste some of the finest wines produced in Australia on an amazing tasting tour of the Hunter Valley. Sample the best of the region's produce including cheeses, chocolates and other culinary treats. Quench your thirst with a local beer and sample distilled spirits and liqueurs.

    Travel in a small group with a great music playlist for a relaxed style and pace. Get inside knowledge about the boutique wineries and other producers of this extraordinary region. Take part in 3 fun and educational wine tastings to sample both red and white varietals with local gurus.

    Enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine or more. Try organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueurs served in test tubes along the way. Choose from different flavors, such as mango, chocolate mint, or chili if you are feeling brave.

    The day was an absolute awesome day with the other 4 people we had on the tour with us, but the driver Tom, I would never recommend again, he wasn’’t very sociable, drive like a lunatic reaching speeds of 104 km/h in 80 km/h zones and was very pushy with what we had to do. In fact if I knew I was going to have him as a driver again, I would consider cancelling the trip.

  • Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

    3. Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

    Take a full-day tour to discover the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains and visit some of the region’s natural highlights. Your day begins with pickup at your hotel in Sydney in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Head towards the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, and relax during the drive there. Visit the incredible Jenolan Caves, the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Learn about and explore this outstanding limestone cave system, dating back 360 million years. Discover what the caves might have been used for throughout the ages. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the Blue Mountains to see the most scenic spots, including the Grand Arch. Admire stunning waterfalls and glistening blue pools as you learn about native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the breathtaking Kanangra Lookout where you can appreciate the unforgettable views. As you walk through this unique land...

    We were unable to visit the Jenolan caves due to riad damage. Antoine still provided an amazing comprehensive and interesting tour.

  • The Sydney Opera House Tour

    4. The Sydney Opera House Tour

    More than 60 years ago, a young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is a work of art that came in existence against impossible odds and went on to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, putting Sydney on the map forever. On the Sydney Opera House tour, you will discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The opera house is home to 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year, and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts came into existence. You might catch a rehearsal in action, or the crew working o...

    Great experience learning the history behind our famous Opera house. Very knowledgeable guide and very health conscious with the whole COVID-19 situation. Must do...

  • Sydney: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise with Live Music & Tapas Menu

    5. Sydney: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise with Live Music & Tapas Menu

    Embark on a 90-minute cruise and experience a relaxed way to see the iconic Sydney Harbor. Get stunning views of the city skyline, taste tasty tapas and cocktails from the bar lounge, and enjoy the festive ambiance of live music on board.  Depart from the King Street Wharf and benefit from the offering flexibility to disembark at either Circular Quay or back at King Street Wharf. Take in the 360-degree waterfront bar views from the various observation decks as you cruise past iconic Sydney sites, including Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Listen to live music and visit the bar lounge to try the unique cocktails and tapas available to purchase from a Sydney-inspired menu that was designed especially for the 90-minute cruise duration.

  • Sydney Harbour: 3-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

    6. Sydney Harbour: 3-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

    Spend the afternoon at leisure on a 3-hour lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour. Climb aboard the pleasure boat at King Street Wharf and make use of all the on board facilities, including a licensed bar selling a range of refreshing drinks. Live musicians will perform ultimate relaxing tunes to unwind you, while the aroma of a delicious and fresh seafood and carvery buffet will whet your appetite for the hours ahead. Dig into tasty chicken and roast beef, succulent seafood, and fresh pastas and salads. Follow it off with a choice of teas and coffee, along with sumptuous desserts. Wash it down with a glass of bubbly from the bar, and enjoy the brilliant sights of Sydney Harbour, such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from various spacious indoor and outdoor decks.

    Celebrated my 60th and my grandsons 13th, it was a lovely day, crew on board amasing, had a fabulous day, food was lovely

  • Sydney: Private 2-Hour Harbor Cruise with Seafood Dinner

    7. Sydney: Private 2-Hour Harbor Cruise with Seafood Dinner

    Board your private vessel for the evening, a luxury 10.5 meter catamaran, in the vibrant and bustling Darling Harbor. From here, set sail towards one of the world’s most beautiful and famous harbors, Sydney Harbor, marvelling at unparalleled views of the skyline along the way. As you float around the harbor, soak up incredible views of your surroundings and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House. After some time admiring the sights, head to a nearby quiet cove where the boat anchors to indulge in a romantic seafood dinner accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine. This cruise is perfect for travelers looking for a romantic evening to celebrate special occasions such as an engagement proposal, honeymoon, an anniversary, a surprise date, or simply a way to spend private time together and explore the harbor from a unique perspect...

  • Sydney: Tall Ship Harbour Twilight Dinner Cruise

    8. Sydney: Tall Ship Harbour Twilight Dinner Cruise

    Step aboard a historic tall ship for a 2-hour twilight sail from Sydney Harbour. You will travel on one of our two tall ships; the Southern Swan, the flagship of the celebrated First Fleet Re-Enactment, or the graceful Søren Larsen, a beautifully maintained Brigantine ship that sailed from Denmark to Greenland, and through the South Pacific to Sydney. You will depart from Campbell’s Cove, and sail past the Opera House, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Luna Park, and the Admiralty House before returning to stunning Sydney Harbour glistening in the twilight. On board, you will enjoy a delicious dinner, splendid views, and an authentic sailing experience. This Tall Ship Cruise gives you the opportunity to get involved. You are welcome to help hoist and set the sails, and even take a turn steering the ship! Or, if you prefer, sit back, relax, let the others do the work and enjoy the scenic vi...

    Fantastic experience. Lovely staff . Got to steer the ship and learnt heaps about sydney. Recommended. Will definitely do it again.

  • From Sydney: Hunter Valley Multi-Brewery Tour with Lunch

    9. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Multi-Brewery Tour with Lunch

    Travel from Sydney and visit four famous breweries in Hunter Valley. Taste award-winning craft beers and ciders, learn about beer production on guided brewery tours, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s popular wine and spirits region. Discover some of Australia’s best craft brewers with the help of your expert local guide as you sample the variety of brews and beverages created in these fertile landscapes. Go on a guided tour inside one of the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how craft beers and ciders are made. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider. Stop at the following breweries: HUNTER BEER CO.: The oldest operati...

  • Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

    10. Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

    After a lazy start to your morning in Sydney, embark upon a truly special day in one of the most spectacular world heritage listed national parks, the Blue Mountains. You will leave the hustle and bustle of the Sydney metropolis and avoid the peak hour traffic, driving west towards the national park. Once there, you will explore the Blue Mountains National Park, with the regular tourist buses long gone, you will be left alone to soak in the golden hours before sunset. On your Blue Mountains tour, you will learn all about the native flora and fauna as well as the indigenous people of the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains has a very special indigenous dream-time creation story linked to the national park. Upon arriving in the Blue Mountains, you will commence an awe-inspiring scenic bush walk overlooking the breathtaking Jamison Valley. You will make your way to a sensational lookout acr...

    Overall the experience was good. We had problems with the bus . It broke down but the tour guide handled it great. We did see all of the sights.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,696 reviews

We had an awesome afternoon sailing today. Crew were all lovely, knowledgeable and did their best to make us comfortable and included in the day. Already planning another day out with family and friends. Special mention to Jim (Jim lad) for all his interesting information and friendly fun nature. And the dancing. Can’t forget the dancing!

The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !

Absolutely fantastic experience. Everything was amazing from the Steve., the guide, to every place we visited. We went there for a birthday celebration and it was absolutely amazing! Looking to book a tour again soon!

Wonderful day out with 3 boutique wine tastings and cheese and chocolate shopping. Highly recommended!!

Most informative, and interesting, and enjoyable tour