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Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

1. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to the 2 different routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Your ticket permits unlimited rides throughout its validity, and provides premium views of iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are over 30 stops in the two tours to hop off and experience the diversity of Sydney’s lifestyle. Both tours feature an entertaining and informative audio commentary available in 8 languages: English Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Italian. Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Or you can choose the Premium Ticket which will extend your experience to 2 days. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approx. every 2hrs on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Catch a bus anytime from 10 AM to 2 PM. Sydney Tour Bus Stops: • Circular Quay • Elizabeth Street  • Cook & Phillip Park  • William St  • Kings Cross • El Alamein Fountain  • Woolloomooloo Bay  • Sydney Opera House  • Botanical Garden • State Library  • Hyde Park  • Central Station  • Power House Museum • Sydney Fish Market • The Star • Maritime Museum • Convention Centre  • Chinese Gardens/Chinatown • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium • King St Wharf  • Barangaroo  • Dawes Point  • The Rocks  To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. On the way to this famous beach the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. Bondi & Bays Tour Bus Stops: • Central Station  • Sydney Tower Eye • Cook & Phillip Park • William Street • Paddington Town Hall  • Centennial Parklands • Bondi Beach • North Bondi • Rose Bay  • Double Bay

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

2. 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.

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Sydney Tower Eye: Fast-Track Entry with Observation Deck

3. Sydney Tower Eye: Fast-Track Entry with Observation Deck

Skip the big queue and enjoy faster entry by going straight to the prepaid voucher queue. Then stand on the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, 820 feet (250 meters) above the street, and be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views as far as 48 miles (80 kilometers) into the distance. Then, discover a new dimension to Sydney with a 4D cinema experience. Nestled at the highest point of the city, the Observation Deck offers the ultimate view of Sydney’s beaches and neighborhoods, with vistas as far as the Blue Mountains. Offering both day and night viewing slots, state-of-the-art multilingual touchscreens provide an interactive introduction to some of the city’s famous landmarks, and the high-powered binoculars give you an even closer look. Then, uncover a new dimension to Sydney with the brand new 4D cinema experience. See what makes Sydney work, through a new perspective of spectacular footage that transports you across Sydney Harbour and coastline, and takes you to iconic landmarks and events.

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From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

4. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

Visit multiple lookouts in the Blue Mountains Region on this tour. Your first port of call will be at Echo Point, where you will have the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains creates. You'll have the option of ordering breakfast or a coffee (at your own expense) while enjoying the views.  Next, visit Scenic World (included in the price of the tour) and dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. The trains drive down with an incline of 52-64 degrees, but the views from the top are also spectacular. The Scenic Cableway & Skyway offers magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. Your tour guide will then take you down to the valley floor whilst explaining the area and coal mine. After, visit the quaint village of Leura. Explore the boutique store and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (at your own expense). Then head back to Sydney, with a stop at the suburb of Doonside to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. This multi-award-winning park has the world's largest collection of Australian native animals, including emus, wombats, Tasmanian devils, crocodiles, and countless numbers of bird species. You can also feed the baby wallabies. Finally, drive back to the city to four major drop-off points where the tour concludes.

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Sydney: Airport Shuttle Transfer to and from CBD Hotels

5. Sydney: Airport Shuttle Transfer to and from CBD Hotels

Enjoy a simple, stress-free journey to your hotel after arriving from your domestic or international flight into Sydney Airport.  Experience a meet-and-greet-service from the meeting point inside the Sydney International Terminal. If you arrive into Domestic Terminal you will be picked up by your driver straight from the baggage carousel. Your driver will escort you to the vehicle and drive you to your destination, making 2 to 4 stops along the way. Enjoy a smooth ride to your Sydney hotel in a modern, air-conditioned mini bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. Rest easy knowing your driver is monitoring your flight schedule to ensure you are not left behind. If your flight arrives early your driver will collect you at the earlier time. For departure transfers, pickup will be approximately 3-hours before your flight time for international flights, and around 2-hours in advance for domestic flights. The driver will drop you off at the entrance to the appropoeiate terninal at Sydney Airport.

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Sydney: 20-Minute Helicopter Ride over Sydney Harbour

6. Sydney: 20-Minute Helicopter Ride over Sydney Harbour

Following a courtesy transfer from Sydney CBD hotels, listen to a safety briefing and snap some preflight photos at the heliport. Next, climb aboard and begin your 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour and its glorious beaches. Fly over sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Taronga Zoo in the company of a licensed pilot. Listen to a running commentary through the provided voice-activated headsets as you continue over Watson's Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Enjoy free refreshments back at the heliport on landing.

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Sydney: Premium Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

7. Sydney: Premium Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

Relax and enjoy the luxury of your own personalized driving experience. Don't stress when you land in a new place. Meet your highly personable, professional driver wearing a suit and tie. The local provider drivers monitor your flight arrival time and will be there when you land to take the hassle out of your transport. When you land, you will see the driver just after the exit holding a personalized sign with your name on it. The driver will transport you directly to your hotel or drop-off location and point out anything you need to know along the way. Arrive at your hotel in style and comfort. Select the round-trip option and enjoy a premium private transfer back to the airport at the end of your trip.

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What people are saying about Central Business District, Sydney

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,769 reviews

Always in contact by text so I knew when to expect pick up. Very polite and helpful. Travelled with elderly mother in wheelchair and the drivers made it all so easy. Definitely would use them again.

We loved it being in the top in the fresh air . We felt we saw more and learned more about Sydney than navigating around by ourselves.thoroughly enjoyed it

Driver (Costa) there waiting at carousel for pick up and driven direct to hotel

Staff eye amazing food and drink lovely would definitely go again

It was good fun and great tour for a city sightseeing !