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$95.72 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney Sightseeing Tour with Optional Harbour Lunch Cruise

After morning pickup at your hotel (see Itinerary for pickup times), you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach, listening to live on board commentary about the sights. Head to Manly Beach, passing Darling Harbour before crossing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stop at Milson’s Point for spectacular views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, then continue to Arabanoo Lookout where you’ll get panoramic views over Manly and the Pacific Ocean. In Manly, you’ll have time to stroll along The Corso, checking out the relaxed vibe of this popular pedestrian street that ends at Manly Beach. Dip your toes in the ocean and watch the surfers bobbing on the waves before returning with your coach to Sydney. You’ll have the option to upgrade your tour with a luncheon cruise at mid-day. On the cruise, you’ll enjoy a tasty buffet while listening to informative commentary about the sights that you see from the waters of Sydney Harbour. If you choose not to take the cruise, you will have two hours to explore at your leisure before meeting your coach for the afternoon portion of the tour. In the afternoon, you’ll set out first for the historic Rocks district, the oldest part of Sydney. Then your coach will drive past Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery of New South Wales to the Royal Botanic Gardens. In the gardens, you’ll stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a sandstone bench hand-carved in 1810 for the governor’s wife so that she could look over Sydney Harbour. Next you'll drive to The Gap, a coastal cliff with stunning views overlooking Watson’s Bay. Snap some photos, then pay a visit to popular Bondi Beach. Afterward you'll return to central Sydney traveling through Paddington, the exclusive eastern suburbs, and Rushcutters Bay.

$70.49 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbor Explorer Ferry Explore Sydney on a ferry cruise with your 2-day pass. Board the cruise at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay for a scenic, relaxing cruise. As you cruise along Sydney Harbor, hop off at several locations including ICC Sydney, Barrangaroo, Manly, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Fort Denison (Thur-Sun) and Darling Harbour, home to the Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and the Maritime Museum. Create your own sightseeing itinerary with your 2-day pass and enjoy informative commentary on board the cruise, which departs every 45 minutes.  Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Board the open-top, double-decker bus at Central Station or Circular Quay with your 24-hour pass and enjoy informative onboard commentary as you explore Sydney and the nearby suburb of Bondi, with 35 stops to choose from. Hop off to explore sites such as the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, The Rocks, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Aquarium, Town Hall, Bondi Bridge and Chinatown. The entire route takes about 1.5 hours, and the bus departs every 15-20 minutes from each stop. Included is a round-trip ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, a Sydney suburb known for its beautiful beaches and Sydney Harbour National Park.

$73.46 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Boat 3-Day Pass with Taronga Zoo

The harbor city of Sydney is tailor-made for getting around by ferry. Red Rocket ferries depart every 45 minutes, giving you the freedom to hop on or off in the city center at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, tranquil Shark Island in Rose Bay, Luna Park, next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic island of Fort Denison (Thur-Sun only). Along with an entry ticket to Taronga Zoo, one of Sydney’s most popular attractions, your pass includes a ride on the zoo’s Sky Safari cable car, as well as the National Parks fees for your visits to Shark Island and Fort Denison in the middle of Sydney Harbour. You'll also get a round-trip ride to the beach suburb of Manly, where you can spend the day at the beach, browse the shops or enjoy lunch by the water. No trip to Sydney is complete without a trip to Manly by ferry! While you cruise Sydney Harbour, listen to the live commentary providing fun facts and information on the harbor and its geography. You’ll also hear interesting historical and cultural facts about one of the world’s most beautiful harbor cities.

$77.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Official 'Home and Away' Tour of Palm Beach

After pickup in central Sydney, your small group will be transported by comfortable coach to Palm Beach, the filming location for the popular Australian TV show Home and Away. Known as Summer Bay in the TV show, the real location is Palm Beach, a beautiful and laid-back beachside suburb located north of Sydney. Follow your expert tour guide to famous locations from Home and Away, including the Summer Bay Surf Club, The Pier, Alf's Bait Shop, the lighthouse and the gorgeous beach. Your guide will share insider information, gossip and tricks of the trade from the set! With luck, you may catch a day when the show is filming and get to watch the crew in action. The cast will sometimes pose for photographs and give autographs; maybe you’ll get a pic with Brax! Popular since its debut in 1987, Home and Away’s notable former cast members include Heath Ledger and Naomi Watts.You’ll have free time to stroll around and take in the sights of ‘Summer Bay’ before heading south to Manly via a coastal route that passes breathtaking views of Whale Beach, Avalon Beach and the Bilgola lookout. Along the way, you might spot migrating whales (in season). You’ll also see multi-million dollar homes as you come into Manly, a suburb of Sydney that has become famous for its natural beauty, relaxed atmosphere and beach lifestyle. Your tour ends in Manly, giving you the option to stay and explore this vibrant beachside suburb at your leisure. You may want to take a walk along the coast, rent a bike or kayak, or check out some of the restaurants and bars along the beach. You can easily catch the Sydney Ferry (own expense) back to Circular Quay to return to Sydney.

$244.86 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

This Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane Tour encompasses Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches. Your scenic flight will provide you with unforgettable photo opportunities of Sydney's famous northern beaches, including Manly, Curl Curl, Avalon and the iconic Palm Beach where Australia's favorite soap "Home and Away" is filmed. Return to the harbor via the yachties paradise of Pittwater. You will be amazed at the number of boats grouped around the nooks and crannies of this picturesque waterway. Your sedate, high wing beaver aircraft is perfect for still or video photography.

$37.10 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney, Manly, Northern Beaches Cruise Tour with Lunch Option

Highlights on your tour of Sydney, Manly and the northern beaches include: See Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay See Hyde Park and the Sydney monorail Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge See the major shopping areas of Sydney Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famous city skyline Travel through the exclusive northern suburbs of Sydney Enjoy views from Seaforth look out over Middle Head and Pearl Bay Marinas Stop at Arabanoo Lookout for a panorama of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged headland Enjoy morning tea (own expense) at the seaside town of Manly Take a walk along Manly's Corso, which separates Sydney harbor from the Pacific ocean See the beautiful beach that has contributed to Manly's reputation as a popular waterfront suburb Tour through the northern leafy "beach suburbs" Travel through Queenscliff passing Freshwater Bay and Curl Curl Beach Return to Sydney via exclusive and trendy suburbs of Neutral Bay and Mosman Conclude your morning at either King Street Wharf or Circular Quay or why not spend more time at Manly's surf beach playground and catch the ferry back to Sydney (own expense)?