The Story of Sydney

The Story of Sydney
Price: $142.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ships' Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and rain protection if necessary.
Restrictions Participants must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. Some easy walking is involved. This tour can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs or walkers if a traveling companion can assist. This tour cannot accommodate luggage.

The Story of Sydney

Set around the Sydney Harbor on this fascinating excursion. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of beautiful Sydney as your tour unfolds. Beginning in the suburbs of The Rocks, you'll reach Macquarie street before driving through the Double Bay shopping district. Driving onto Bondi Beach, you'll be privy to coastal views of Watsons Bay. Then walk the Bondi to Bronte coastal path before reaching the arts and entertainment district.

Established in 1788, Sydney is the site of Britain's first colony in Australia. The Rocks, the city's oldest suburb, is the first destination on your tour. The complicated penal history is covered as you see the lifestyle enjoyed by the citizens today.

Next, you'll visit Macquarie Street, where the story of Lachlan and Elisabeth and how they changed the face of Sydney with a tremendous vision is shared. Thereafter, enjoy a drive through the upmarket shopping district of Double Bay.

The coastal views of Watsons Bay and Vaucluse are then seen before visiting Bondi Beach, serving as an international launching point for whale watching. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline before reaching the vibrant culture and entertainment and shopping boutiques in Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Conclude your tour with a return trip to the port.

Book this Sydney tour today for a memorable Australia excursion.

Please Note: This tour cannot accommodate luggage. This tour is for cruise guests who need to be picked up and dropped off at the cruise pier. If you require to pick up from a hotel, please refer to our pre-cruise tours.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Outstanding Tour
January 07, 2023
My wife, son and I took a wonderful tour with Helen. She was very knowledgeable about the city ad did a great job showing us a wide range of different areas that we probably would not have been exposed to if not for taking the tour. When people think of Sydney, they think of the Opera House (which is absolutely awesome, by the way; make sure you book a tour for that!), but there is much more to the city than just the Opera House. So I would highly recommend the Story of Sydney Tour, and see if you can ask for Helen, because she was great!
Reviewer: Bob Nachman
5 Stars
Sydney van tour
December 18, 2017
The tour was very interesting, it took us through residential area and places and views, we would never had seen on our own. Also, to city and beach areas. It was a small group, so almost private. The driver was very good and told us all kind of interesting things. The only negative thing was that it wasn't 5 hours like promised, it was 4 hours, so it should say 4 hours not 5.
Reviewer: Jan Schachet
4 Stars
The Best Sydney Shore Excursion
February 27, 2017
My wife and I did back-to-back cruises on the Radiance of the Seas and we selected this excursion for our in-port day between cruises. This was the best city and area tour we have ever taken. Helen (company CEO) did a great job in setting up our tour and arranging meeting location with Rowen (guide and driver). Rowen was absolutely the best! Personable, knowledgeable, and really showed us the beautiful sights of Sydney. Thanks!!
Reviewer: Rod Berlin
5 Stars