Stay Local in Sydney

Stay Local in Sydney

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2-night in-depth embark/debark port exploration.

Stay Local in Sydney

Location
Australia
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
2-Night Pre-Cruise | 2-Night Post-Cruise

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Boasting one of the world’s most iconic skylines, crowned by its striking Opera House, Sydney begs to be explored. Your journey will take you to all the hallmark attractions, including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, and famed Bondi Beach. However, you’ll also explore hidden streets and less-traveled neighborhoods for a real glimpse at how 'SydneySiders' live and where they hang out. Local snacks—including the requisite Vegemite—are sure to be enjoyed along the way. From panoramic city views to intimate walks through the suburbs, you’ll discover Sydney from a uniquely local perspective.

Visa's are required to enter Australia. Visa must be obtained prior to arrival. Guests without a valid visa for Australia will not be permitted to travel and will be in 100% cancellation penalty. All Passport details should be confirmed at the time of booking. Sales of this program close 90 days prior: book early to avoid disappointment, as space is limited.

Highlights

Royal Botanic Gardens: Stroll this waterfront oasis of gardens that also offers spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair: This exposed sandstone rock overlooking the harbour was carved into a bench by convicts in 1811 and is a favorite local treasure.

Bondi Beach: Watch local surfers carve up the waves at this legendary beach lined with cafés and local shops.

Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs: Connect with local life exploring a number of different local hamlets, including Double Bay, Rose Bay and Neilson Park.

The Gap: Snap panoramic photos from this dramatic ocean cliff on Sydney’s South Head peninsula.

Sydney Sky Tower: Soak up panoramic views from the second-tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere.

Highlights

  • Royal Botanic Gardens: Stroll this waterfront oasis of gardens that also offers spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

  • Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair: This exposed sandstone rock overlooking the harbour was carved into a bench by convicts in 1811 and is a favorite local treasure.

  • Bondi Beach: Watch local surfers carve up the waves at this legendary beach lined with cafés and local shops.

  • Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs: Connect with local life exploring a number of different local hamlets, including Double Bay, Rose Bay and Neilson Park.

  • The Gap: Snap panoramic photos from this dramatic ocean cliff on Sydney’s South Head peninsula.

  • Sydney Sky Tower: Soak up panoramic views from the second-tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere.

Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Sydney
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    After flying into Sydney, you’ll transfer to the Shangri-La Hotel where you will settle in for the next two nights. The day is yours to enjoy as you please. Settle in at the hotel or consult with the concierge for suggestions on what to see and do on your first day in Sydney. Stroll through The Rocks area—only a moments’ walk from the hotel—and discover its historic laneways before entering Circular Quay and soaking in the beauty of Sydney Harbour with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in plain sight. Dinner today will be on your own, allowing you to unwind after your travels. You may choose to relax with in-room dining in the comfort of your room or discover one of the nearby restaurants and café within The Rocks.

  • Day 2
    Explore Sydney
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    Following breakfast, board a coach to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Created for the wife of the state’s Governor-General in 1810, this hand-carved stone bench offers panoramic views of the picturesque Sydney Harbour. From here, prepare to fall in love with the beauty and distinctive architecture of one of the most famous performing arts centers in the world, the Sydney Opera House. Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973, it remains one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. Step inside to enjoy a guided tour and learn about its history, design, and current role. Hungry for more sightseeing? Lunch today will take place at the famous Bondi Beach, where you’ll enjoy free time to explore various boutique stores and dine at your leisure. Complete your day of sightseeing with a photo stop at ‘The Gap’ for spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour before returning to your hotel to refresh. Reunite with your group in the hotel lobby to head to dinner at a nearby restaurant in The Rocks, known for its focus on quality Australian produce.

  • Day 3
    Begin Your Azamara® Voyage
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    After breakfast at the hotel, check out and prepare to witness Sydney from new heights as you make your way to the top of Sydney Tower for 360-degree views of this marvelous city. Afterward, continue to the Royal Botanic Gardens for an Aboriginal Heritage tour to learn about the history and culture of Sydney’s Aboriginal people from your Indigenous guide, exploring the ways native plants are used in cooking, and even try a few! Boxed lunch for two* with sandwiches, charcuterie, and a sweet treat will be provided for you to enjoy within the tranquil surroundings of the gardens. Sit under the shade of tree cover, recline on a park bench overlooking Sydney Harbour or meander through winding pathways in search of a secluded haven. You may only be a short distance from the city center, but you’ll find its bustling sounds disappear into the distance as the garden's natural setting consumes the sounds. After a relaxing afternoon, re-join your group to transfer to the pier and embark on your next adventure. *Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice and single travellers will receive a box catered for one.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Sydney
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    Following disembarkation, meet your dedicated guide and board a coach to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Created for the wife of the state’s Governor-General in 1810, this hand-carved stone bench offers panoramic views of the picturesque Sydney Harbour. From here, prepare to fall in love with the beauty and distinctive architecture of one of the most famous performing arts centers in the world, the Sydney Opera House. Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973, it remains one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. Step inside to enjoy a guided tour and learn about its history, design, and current role. Hungry for more sightseeing? Lunch today will take place at the famous Bondi Beach, where you’ll enjoy free time to explore various boutique stores and dine at your leisure. Complete your day of sightseeing with a photo stop at ‘The Gap’ for spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour before heading to the Shangri- La Hotel to check-in and refresh. Reunite with your group in the hotel lobby to head to dinner at a nearby restaurant in The Rocks, known for its focus on quality Australian produce.

  • Day 2
    Explore Sydney
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    Following breakfast at the hotel, reunite with your group to witness Sydney from new heights as you make your way to the top of Sydney Tower for 360-degree views of this marvelous city. Afterward, continue to the Royal Botanic Gardens for an Aboriginal Heritage tour to learn about the history and culture of Sydney’s Aboriginal people from your Indigenous guide, exploring the ways native plants are used in cooking, and even try a few! Boxed lunch for two with sandwiches, charcuterie, and a sweet treat will be provided for you to enjoy within the tranquil surroundings of the gardens. You may only be a short distance from the city center, but you’ll find its bustling sounds disappear into the distance as the garden's natural setting consumes the sounds. Spend the rest of the day as you please, exploring the Royal Botanic Gardens or shopping at Pitt Street Mall before boarding the Light Rail Train back to Circular Quay. For dinner, try one of the many restaurants and bars within the Central Business District (CBD) or venture to Darling Harbour to experience its nightlife.

  • Day 3
    Return Home
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    After breakfast at the hotel this morning and check out, you’ll be transferred to the airport. For guests with late flights, luggage storage is available at the hotel. Check out time is at 12:00pm. Transfers will be based on your flight time.

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