Optional Day: Tuesday, 30th October
The optional day is designed to give an opportunity for our international and interstate visitors to explore more of Sydney. Please note that the optional day is an additional cost of $140.
Morning: Sydney Opera House Tour
The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks and this is your chance to truly get up close. You can run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles and marvel at the vaulted ceilings. The tour will cover the stories behind architect Jørn Utzon’s revolutionary designs for this masterpiece and how he solved the engineering challenges. We will visit off-limit areas to the public and we will be able to capture photographs from rare vantage points. Explore theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year, then look at the Opera House from the water and explore Sydney harbour over lunch.
12.30 - 2.30pm: Sydney Harbour Cruise and Lunch
The buffet lunch cruise with commentary explores the most beautiful and fascinating coves of the harbour. Sights include the stunning Opera House of course, fascinating Shark Island, Taronga Zoo, historic Fort Denison. The cruise goes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, views Darling Harbour and the newest harbour foreshore playground at Barangaroo.
Please note that there are stairs to the buffet and no lift on this cruise.