A TRULY SYDNEY ADVENTURE WITH LUNCH
TOUR DESCRIPTION: Join us for a half day exploration of some of Sydney’s most historic and picturesque locations with a gourmet lunch served in the middle.
WHERE: Our Journey will include Circular Quay, The City (especially Macquarie St) Hyde Park, The Domain and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
DURATION: 1.5 hours before lunch. 1 hour for lunch. 1 hour after lunch Total : 3.5 Hours
INCLUSIONS: Gourmet lunch at Botanic Restaurant (starter and main)
STATUS: Available for groups bookings : Minimum 4 people, Maximum 9 people
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This tour is packed to the brim with sights, stories and sensory experiences.
Your guide will lead you through Sydney’s colonial transformation as it pioneered England’s convict experiment, a place that defied the odds to become Australia’s founding city.
Discover the grand colonial structures of old Sydney Town that transformed the city in the golden age of Georgian architecture. Unearth the secrets of the convict barracks, the scandals of the rum hospital, gold rush at the Mint & the former use of Hyde Park. Before continuing to explore through the wonders of the Governor’s Domain, known to us now as the Royal Botanical Gardens.
This is a one of kind walking tour that will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of Sydney with a focus on the time of Governor Macquarie and his obsession with architecture & exotic gardens.
Best of all, the adventure will pause half-way at BOTANIC, a fine-dining restaurant in the picturesque heart of the Botanical gardens. A delicious contemporary Australian meal of your choice is included as you chat through stories with your group and guide.
Continue your journey through hidden corners of the Botanical Gardens where rare tropical natives and spectacular vegetation is ripe with with stories of its own. See what’s still growing at Farm Cove, Sydney’s original vegetable garden and learn how the colony narrowly survived years of starvation and the unlikely convict hero that saved them.
The tour will finish at Mrs Macquarie’s chair where stunning harbour views looking over the Bridge and Opera house are claimed to be the best in Sydney!
An easy paced tour for all ages, offering a unique insight into Sydney’s history, this walking tour is perfect for groups of visitors and locals alike.