Eastern Suburbs & Beach Tour
Tour itinerary and highlights:
- Private luxury touring
- Explore Sydney City
- The Rocks and Eastern Suburbs
- Morning Tea with views over The Gap
- Lunch overlooking Famous Bondi Beach
9.30AM Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel as we commence our private journey of Sydney city and the Eastern Suburbs Region. We begin in the Sydney old town (The Rocks) and CBD (Central Business District) for you to learn about the settling of Sydney, colonial convict history and the modern financially focussed skyscrapers. We visit Macquarie St, where some of Sydney’s most historic sites and buildings are located as well as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for prime views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We journey around the southern shores, bays and coves of Sydney Harbour for breath-taking views over one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. We take a break at Watsons Bay and The Gap with the option for a 15-minute clifftop walk at the entrance of Sydney Harbour – one of the most captivating Panoramic Views in Sydney.
Sydney sheds its suit and tie, ditches the strappy heels and chills out in the eastern suburbs. Beach after golden-sand beach, alternating with sheer sandstone cliffs, are the classic vistas of this beautiful, laid-back and egalitarian stretch of the city. The most famous of these beaches is Bondi Beach and here we will enjoy a 2-course lunch with one beverage of choice (beer/wine/soft drink) at a local beachfront restaurant and then time for guests to enjoy a stroll along the beach promenade and appreciate Bondi and all of its many unique faces.
Our afternoon is then spent further exploring the Eastern Beaches and Coastline. Highlights include Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra beaches before making our way to La Perouse overlooking Botany Bay where the explorer, Captain Cook first landed on Australian soil in 1770. From here it’s on to Centennial Park. Scratched out of the sand in 1888 in grand Victorian style, Sydney’s biggest park is a rambling 189-hectare expanse full of horse riders, joggers, cyclists and in-line skaters.
The elegant Eastern Suburbs are a band of suburbs that are distinctly well heeled – and in Paddington’s case, they’re probably Manolo Blahniks. This is still Sydney’s fashion and art heartland, full of pretty corners, quality commercial galleries and eye-catching boutiques. Curiously, Paddington’s gorgeous Victorian terraces, so desirable nowadays, once formed a desperately poor slum.
From here, it’s back to the city and your hotel with a drop off approximately 4.30-5.00pm.
** North Bondi Fish is our preferred lunch venue open Wednesday – Sunday’s. For tours travelling Monday/Tuesday an alternative lunch venue will be provided.
About the Eastern Suburbs
Welcome to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, a place where glamour meets coastal beauty and history and modern allure coexist harmoniously. This alluring destination, which is nestled along the Pacific Ocean’s sun-kissed shores, invites you to set out on a discovery adventure, where each step exposes a tapestry of rich history and beautiful landscapes.
As you wander through the Eastern Suburbs, you’ll find yourself immersed in a captivating blend of old-world elegance and modern sophistication. Explore the iconic suburb of Paddington, where Victorian terrace houses line the streets, exuding an air of timeless charm. Stroll along Oxford Street, adorned with stylish boutiques, art galleries, and bustling cafés that beckon you to savour the vibrant energy of this fashionable enclave.
The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney are not merely a destination; they are an invitation to embrace a lifestyle of elegance, relaxation, and natural beauty. Whether you’re savouring the vibrant atmosphere of Paddington, immersing yourself in the coastal charm of Bondi Beach, indulging in the sophistication of Double Bay, or uncovering the region’s storied past, the Eastern Suburbs will captivate your heart and ignite your spirit.
About Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is a mesmerising playground where the sun-kissed shoreline meets the vibrant energy of surfers, sunbathers, and beach lovers from all walks of life. Nestled along the glistening shores of the Pacific Ocean, this world-renowned destination is a haven of beauty, energy, and boundless possibilities.
Step onto the powdery sand and feel the warm sun on your skin as you soak up the infectious atmosphere. Surfers gracefully ride the waves, their movements a dance with the ocean, while beach volleyball players engage in spirited matches on the courts. Families build sandcastles and frolic in the shallows, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The laughter, the joy, and the sense of freedom in the air are palpable.
But Bondi Beach is not just a feast for the eyes; it is steeped in history and culture, which adds to its allure. In the early 20th century, Bondi emerged as a popular beach destination, drawing crowds seeking respite from city life. Today, it stands as a testament to its rich heritage, with iconic landmarks like the Bondi Pavilion, a striking heritage building that serves as a cultural hub for art exhibitions, live performances, and community gatherings.
About Centennial Park
The Centennial Park is a verdant haven nestled in the heart of Sydney. Spanning 189 hectares, it is a treasure trove of natural wonders, captivating history, and a sanctuary for both locals and tourists alike. Prepare to be transported to a realm of tranquillity and beauty that will ignite your senses and leave you in awe.
As you step foot into Centennial Park, you are greeted by a symphony of colours and scents. Lush green meadows sprawl before you, adorned with majestic trees that whisper secrets of the past. The air is filled with the fragrance of blooming flowers, enticing you to embark on a journey of exploration and wonder.
The history of Centennial Park is as captivating as its natural splendour. Established in 1888 to commemorate the centenary of European settlement in Australia, this iconic park holds a special place in the hearts of Sydneysiders. Its design, inspired by the English landscape movement, is a testament to its timeless elegance and charm.
Inclusions: Full day Private Charter of Luxury Tour Vehicle with English Speaking Driver/Guide, Morning Tea Refreshments, 2 Course Lunch with one beverage of choice at a local Beachfront Restaurant
Departures: Daily from Sydney City Hotels. Recommended pick up at 9.30AM and returns to hotels at approximately 5.00pm
Why Choose AEA Luxury Tours ?
With 30 Years of Experience, AEA Luxury Tours (Australian Eco Adventures Pty Ltd) has been providing complete luxury small group and private touring packages including Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and beyond to other regions in New South Wales and beyond right across this huge continental island.
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We begin in the Sydney old town (The Rocks) and CBD (Central Business District) for you to learn about the settling of Sydney, colonial convict history and the modern financially focussed skyscrapers.
We visit Macquarie St and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair where some of Sydney’s most historic sites and buildings are located as well as prime views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.