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Sydney: VIVID Cruise

1. Sydney: VIVID Cruise

Join the fun at the largest festival of light, music, and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. Vivid attracted over 2.3 million visitors last year, with 2020 set to be bigger and better than ever. Beat the crowds and view the Vivid show from the water of Sydney Harbour. Sit back, relax, and take in the transformed city while enjoying a welcome drink and a buffet dinner. With dining rooms and multiple viewing platforms on the boat, you won’t miss a thing or a great photo opportunity.  Cruise past the spectacular Sydney Opera House Sails, the visual feast of Customs House in The Rocks, and National Maritime Museums' enormous light display on its roof. These are just some of the amazing sights you will experience during Vivid Sydney. Pickup and drop-off will be from King St Wharf in Darling Harbour. Wharf numbers will be advised closer to departure date. Full scheduled wharf departure numbers can also be found on the local partner's website.

Sydney: Sydney Harbour Cruise with Dining & Champagne

2. Sydney: Sydney Harbour Cruise with Dining & Champagne

Cruise around Sydney Harbour and choose from 3 different dining options as you relax in style. Take in picturesque views of the city and the sea with a glass of champagne, wine, or beer in your hand. Make your way down to Circular Quay to board your cruise ship and meet your helpful crew. Take your time to explore and enjoy access to reserved lounge seating on the ocean deck. Admire unforgettable, waterfront views of the Sydney Opera House as you set sail around the harbor, listening to live evening acoustic music on Saturdays, Sundays, and special events. Then settle down at your table to indulge in the meal you've chosen for the cruise. At any time you can add to your dining experience by ordering tapas plates and cocktails from the onboard menu and comprehensive drinks list. See the three dining options below: Beer, wine, and tasting plate:One house beverage of your choice upon arrivalOne tasting plate1.5-hour cruise Cocktail and cheese platter:One cocktail upon arrivalOne house beverage of your choice upon arrival Australian cheese tasting plate for 22-hour cruise Champagne and seafood:One bottle of GH Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne for 2One seafood platter of Australian prawns, oysters, smoked salmon blinis, and calamari to share2-hour cruise

Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

3. Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

A great day out in Sydney is to be had with this tour. Enjoy a tour of the opera house and a delicious meal at the Opera Kitchen with sweeping views of Sydney Harbor and the iconic Harbor Bridge. On this 1-hour tour, you'll experience the history and magic of the venue, as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The Opera House features 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theaters where more than 1,800 performances come to life each year and get ready for an unforgettable Opera Australia performance. For your meal, Opera Kitchen is located just a short walk from the Welcome Center, located on the Lower Concourse Level. Choose one meal from a selection and a beverage of your choice.

Sydney Harbour: Latin Fiesta Dinner Cruise

4. Sydney Harbour: Latin Fiesta Dinner Cruise

Planning a night out or a special occasion? Look no further than Sydney’s premier Latin themed dinner cruise. Enjoy a delicious entree, purchase a drink at the bar, enjoy catching up with your friends and dig into the delicious spread served to your table. After dinner, kick back and enjoy the show! Experience Brazilian samba with live drums and the rhythmic horns of Cuban salsa as our cast of professional dancers take you on a tour through South America. Join in on the action, learn a step or two and compete for first place to win some cool prizes (or at least give your friends a good laugh trying). After the show, the lights go down and the DJ turns the music up so you can dance the night away, grab some more bubbles, indulge in some decadent chocolate cake or head outside and take in the stunning views.

Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

5. Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

Meet your guide at the Keg & Brew Hotel and discover a haven for bourbon, beer and bites before you set off on a beer and cider tasting tour. Go behind the scenes of the local beer community, and take a look inside some working breweries in the heart of Sydney. The precise locations you will visit can change each day, based on brewery operations and bar hours. Your guide will keep their ears to the ground to learn what’s going on to ensure you experience some working breweries and taste the local beer in the best independent pubs. Visit 3 independent breweries and a top craft beer bar to fully immerse yourself in the Sydney beer scene. Learn all about the art of brewing craft beers through all your senses, and get to taste, touch and smell every part of the brewing process.   After learning all about the beers, you have the option of ending your tour at the Royal Albert Hotel or get drop off at the nearby Central Station.

Balmain Historic Pub Walking Tour with Beer or Wine

6. Balmain Historic Pub Walking Tour with Beer or Wine

If you ask a Sydneysider about Balmain, they think of 3 things: the Balmain Tigers footy team, Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser and pubs. Lots of pubs. In fact, Balmain has the highest pub-to-person ratio in Australia. This 3-hour walking tour of this peninsula on Sydney Harbour covers Balmain's sordid history of escaped convicts,dodgy gangsters and corrupt politicians. In between weaving the backstreets, you'll stop for a drink of craft beer, wine or cider in 4 of the area's most iconic and oldest pubs. You can enjoy a choice of craft beer or wine in each pub that you visit!  Tour highlights include:  Balmain's Oldest PubThe Balmain Watch House, and stories of Balmain gangstersThe Balmain Tigers' 'Team of the Penitentiary'Duelling colonistsThe murderous confectionerThe hidden treasure of Australia's most audacious robbery- and many more tales of murder, vice and intrigue

Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

7. Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

This 2.5-hour walking tour visits the great historic pubs of Sydney's beautiful 'The Rocks'. Retrace the footsteps of famous convicts, larrikin gangs, and local celebrities as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Learn the secret behind which of the 4 claims to be Sydney's oldest pub, and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink in each. Continue the fascinating tour with a walk through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks, and learn the captivating stories of Australia's first European settlement. Savor a delicious pre or post-tour meal and drink at an iconic Aussie Pub. Choose from a selection of gourmet pizzas, burgers or salads plus any tap beer, cider, house wine, or soft drink. Present your order confirmation to the Duty Manager at the bar. If choosing to have your meal before the tour, do not order food with less than 1 hour before the tour starts.

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What people are saying about Sydney

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Knowledgable tour guide, very informative. Included with the lunch afterwards, so had a nice glass of wine overlooking the sydney opera house and harbor bridge after the tour.

We had such a fabulous night on the latina cruise. Great show, great food and amazing staff ! Would definitely recommend and for the price it's absolutely amazing

Well worth it. An interesting tour with lots of facts about the history of the Opera House. Enjoyable meal afterwards. Real value for money.

Our guide was easy to talk with and very informative. Lots of laughs

Amazing insight into opera house and how it was built!