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  • Sydney, Australia

One of the liveliest, must-see cities of the Pacific Rim, Sydney humbly began life as a British penal colony in 1788. Among the colorful characters in its early history was William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame who was deposed as governor during the Rum Rebellion of 1808. In 1852, with the discovery of gold in the interior, Sydney became a thriving port of the Victorian Empire. Today, Sydney looks to the future, its skyline crowned by the graceful billowing sails of its famed Opera House. Visitors can get a glimpse of the past along the narrow, twisting streets of the Rocks, Sydney’s restored historical district and for the adventurous, the Sydney bridge climb will reward you with panoramic views of the city and harbor. Excursions can reveal the spectacular, untamed beauty of the Blue Mountains with a ride on the worlds steepest perpendicular railway; or get up close and personal with Australia’s charming wildlife at the Koala Park Sanctuary, then end your day with a refreshing stop at a traditional Aussie pub.

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Code: SYDL03

Tailor your experience to your personal preference on this unforgettable tour of Sydney. Explore Sydney’s famous beaches and view the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an exclusive cruise through Sydney Harbor. If you are drawn to nature, discover the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains by scenic railway. Marvel at the famous Three Sisters that tower over the Jamison Valley and explore charming Katoomba. If wine tasting appeals to your palate, enjoy a day touring Hunter Valley, famous for world-class wines and exquisite local handcrafted cheeses.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals except breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details. Extra nights include private airport transfer.


Guests arrive on their international flights and transfer to hotel

Guests will have the day at their leisure to enjoy Sydney sights. A hotel Hospitality desk will be able to assist with any additional touring options and take your selection for Day 3.

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar with dinner on own

*If you prefer an earlier check-in, you may purchase hotel accommodations for an extra night. Note that if you independently book an extra night, you will not be transferred from the airport to the hotel.


AM Breakfast

9:45am Guests are met in the Hotel Lobby to walk to Circular Quay

10:00am Guests board an exclusive vessel for a Sydney harbor cruise including a buffet lunch

12:45pm Upon arrival to Manly guests will enjoy one hour free time to stroll the shops and beachfront

1:45pm Depart on a two hour tour of the Northern Beaches and Sydney


4:00pm Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the evening at own leisure

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar hotel.

Dinner on own

DAY 3 - There will be an option to do one of two tours on day 3. Below are sample itineraries for the tour options. You will be asked when you arrive at the hotel in Sydney which tour you will choose.

DAY 3 – If Blue Mountains option is chosen:

AM Breakfast

8:00am Guests to be picked up from the hotel and depart for the Blue Mountains

10:00am Guests to enjoy the visit to the Three Sisters and Scenic Railway including free time to

take in the sights and walk through the Forest

12:30pm Transfer to the lunch location

12:45pm Enjoy a two-course lunch

2:15pm Enjoy 30 minutes free time in the town of Katoomba

2:45pm Drive back to Sydney

5:00pm Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the evening at own leisure

Dinner on own

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar

DAY 3 –If the Hunter Valley option is chosen:

AM Breakfast

8:00am Guests to be picked up from the hotel and depart for the Hunter Valley

10:00am Guests to enjoy a visit to the Cheese factory

11:15am Guests to transfer to winery

11:30am Guests to enjoy a visit to a winery followed by lunch onsite

12:45pm Enjoy two-course lunch

2:15pm Drive back to Sydney

4:45pm Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the evening at own leisure

Dinner on own

Overnight at the Four Seasons or similar


AM Breakfast

Guests will have the morning at their leisure to enjoy Sydney sights within walking distance from the hotel before being transferred to the ship for embarkation.

Check out time is 11:00am.

Expected Weather:

The weather in January is 18°C - 26°C or 64°F - 79°F

What to Bring:

The program is casual throughout. Warm clothing is recommended for the Blue Mountains as it is much cooler in the mountains than in the city.


The Australian Dollar (AUD)


Australian electricity voltage for domestic use is 220-240 volts

Documents and Visa Requirements:

All guests must have an Australian tourist visa. You should check with your local Australian Embassy for entry requirements.


Four Seasons or similar hotel

199 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: +61 (2) 9250-3100

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of similar ratings and standards and you will be notified accordingly.

Program Includes:

•Lunch on Day 2 and 3 – includes 1 beer or glass of wine as well as bottled water

•3 nights at the Four Seasons or similar hotel including breakfast - Deluxe City-View King Rooms

•Touring on Day 2

•One optional tour on Day 3(Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley)

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your arrival transfer can be arranged; however should you book any additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

Program does not include:

•Any meals or beverages not listed above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Additional sightseeing and meals not mentioned in the itinerary

•Gratuities to drivers and tour guides

Information on the Scenic Railway (Blue Mountains Tour Option):

Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway. A whole new visitor experience awaits, with glass-roofed red carriages offering expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley. Custom designed carriages allow passengers to choose their own adventure like never before, adjusting their seated position up to 20 degrees! Choose an adventurous ‘Cliffhanger’ ride at a steep 64 degree incline, or for those seeking a relaxed journey select the ‘Laid Back’ option. Of course, loyal fans can still ride the ‘Original’ at 52 degrees. The Railway experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor.

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.