Tick off the main iconic sites in this one day tour of the amazing city of Sydney.
We start in the heart of the city, meeting at a designated point in the historical area of the Rocks precinct at 10.30 am.
The Rocks holds a unique place in Sydney’s colonial history as the birthplace of European Australia and is an essential visitor destination.
We'll stroll along the sea line of stunning Sydney Harbour and take in the views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour bridge, past Campbell's Cove and Cadman’s Cottage. Have your camera's and smartphones ready to capture your memories.
We''ll wander down hidden alleyways, into shady courtyards, along cobbled lanes whilst you get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Australia's first British settlement.
You will hear stories about the First Fleet 1788 and the doomed convicts and the rogues that made this area their home.
I'll show you the Suez Canal, and the Argyle Cut 1840, and tell you a little about the plague 1900, and the diabolical 1970's plan to demolish The Rocks, and the green bans that saved it!|
The Rocks is renowned for having the oldest streets in Sydney which are dotted with beautifully restored nineteenth century buildings
This part of our tour will take us about 2.5 hrs.
Don't worry, of course we''ll take a break and have time to drink a good cup of coffee, or tea, or refreshment and rest for a bit.
From there we will make our way on foot, to Circular Quay.
And this will take us to have a close up look of the famous Sydney Opera House, and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Fabulous!
We''ll stop for a bite of lunch at a restaurant close by and watch the boats and ferries sail by in the Harbour.
You'll have time to shop for memorabilia in the local shops, and for those that prefer to just chill, and relax, we'll have time to do just that.
After our lunch break, we'll take a leisurely walk through the The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney which I am sure you will find enchanting and stunning. It's right on the Sydney Harbour.
We''ll finish up at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, otherwise known as Lady Macquarie's Chair, which will provide you with one of the best vantage points in Sydney. You will see the historic chair that was carved out of a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, as she was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.
We'' try and time it for dusk because at around that time, Mrs Macquarie's Point, (which is directly east of the Opera House on the eastern edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens) , will provide you with an excellent view west across the harbour to the Bridge and the Mountains in the far distance.
I will show you that if you look north and east you will see Kirribilli House, Pinchgut Island and the Navy dockyards at Wooloomooloo. Stunning views!
If the weather permit's we'll enjoy an evening sun-downer, a refreshment or a glass of wine, and some light cheese and crackers snacks, with my compliments, before we bid farewell and until we meet again.
We will finish the tour officially at 6.30 pm
I cannot wait to meet you and show you the main sites of the great city of Sydney city, in one beautiful day,