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About Sydney

One of the world's great cities and harbours, Sydney always lives up to great expectations. When you are on one of our Sydney cruises, the first glimpse of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House will stay in your memory forever.

Even before the 2000 Olympics, cruises to Sydney had much to offer - hosting the games just made the city even better with improved facilities and extra dining and entertainment venues all round.

From the waterside restaurants fringing the historic Rocks district, the Sydney cruise tour takes you around Sydney Cove past the Circular Quay ferry terminal to that remarkable Opera House and the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.


Shore excursions in Sydney

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Discover the Blue Mountains

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 8 hours

Recognised as a World Heritage Site, the Blue Mountains region is home to some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery.

Setting off from the pier, you’ll take the highway road out of the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the Blue Mountains region. Known for its dramatic scenery, the area offers some spectacular scenery and views.

Upon arrival into Katoomba, you’ll head to the Echo viewpoint that overlooks giant rock formations known as the Australian ‘Grand Canyon’. Look across to the ‘Three Sisters’ and take in the panoramic views of the Jamieson Valley, Mount Solitary and the Ruined Castle. Afterwards, you’ll head to Scenic World to take a ride on the world’s steepest perpendicular railway plunging 700 feet down into the lush valley. Once at the foot of the valley, a short walk will bring you to the Scenic Cableway, for the return journey on the steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.

To round off your visit, a delicious 2-course lunch will be served at the Mountain Heritage Hotel. This quaint building has an old world charm, where you can relax and reflect on your day’s sightseeing, whilst absorbing the spectacular unrivalled views of the surrounding mountain panorama.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by by coach, railway and cable car. The journey to the Blue Mountains region is around 2-2½ hours each way depending on traffic. There is a 7 minute walk from the railway to the cable car over some uneven ground. Flat, enclosed shoes are recommended. All other walking is at passengers’ own discretion. This tour is not suitable for passengers who have a fear of heights. Views are weather dependent.

Leisurely Sydney

Activity low

Duration: 3½ hours

Enjoy this leisurely introduction to Sydney’s most celebrated sights.

Travel back in time as you drive through The Rocks, a ‘must-see’ attraction as it is Sydney’s birthplace. Your drive takes in King’s Cross, the reputed red light district and Paddington, a trendy artists haven of steep hills and Victorian homes. You also pass Sydney Tower, the Opera House and the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Stop at one of the best vantage points in Sydney, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. This historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth. The carved bench provides lovely panoramic views across the harbour, to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the mountains in the far distance.

Enjoy a photo stop at the modern and trendy coastal area of Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous beach. Bondi has a number of cafés and restaurants which overlook the beach, making it a great place to watch the world go by.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. There will be approximately 15 minutes of free time at Bondi Beach. Most surfaces are paved, however there maybe some uneven ground at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 5 hours

Enjoy this exhilarating ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to participate in the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a unique way to view the world famous harbour area. Your qualified guide will lead your small group up the eastern arch, through steel catwalks, to the summit. On reaching the top of the bridge, you will be able to stop to celebrate your moment of glory. Take in the unrivalled panorama of Sydney Harbour and its famous surroundings 400 feet below, before descending down the western arch. Back on the ground and invigorated by your ascent, you will receive a souvenir photo of your climb.

Continue on foot to The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest village, for a brief walking tour. The Rocks is the heart of the metropolis and the area where the city’s first settlers hammered together a primitive village. As you tread through this centuries-old district, discover notable buildings, classic terrace houses and sandstone cottages. Stop for refreshments at a traditional Australian pub to celebrate your epic achievement.

Essential information

This excursion will operate on foot. The tour is recommended only for those in good physical condition. Children may not participate. No loose items of clothing are allowed on the Bridge – lockers are provided. Passengers are required to undergo an alcohol breath test. Your visit will start with a safety briefing before being fitted with protective suits and harnessed to safety rails by sliding cables. Personal cameras, mobile phones and video equipment are not permitted on the climb. The bridge climb takes approximately 3½ hours to complete which includes the safety briefing and process. Flat, enclosed walking shoes are recommended.

Taronga Zoo Sunset Walk

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a captivating guided sunset walking tour with an experienced zoological guide, at Sydney’s Taronga Zoological Park.

Located in the suburb of Mosman is Taronga Zoological Park, home to over 4,000 animals with a dedicated animal conservation programme. Your sunset walk will take you on a journey of discovery through the Zoological Park, viewing animals such as kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and Australian birdlife.

Your expert guide will provide a wonderful insight into the Park and its inhabitants. You’ll also experience exhibits such as the Platypus Pool, which recreates the wonder of a Blue Mountains sandstone gorge. Here, you can view many species of Australian animals and the recently discovered dinosaur tree, the Wollemi Pine.

A great opportunity to discover more of the Australian wildlife.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The guided tour is around 1½ hours over varying terrain, including uneven ground. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The drive to Taronga is around 45 minutes each way.


A selection of cruises to Sydney

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