Bridgeclimb | Opera House Tour | Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

Date: Tuesday 1st March 2018.
Time and Duration: 9:00 AM Start Time, 13 Hour Day
Meeting Point: The Cambridge Hotel, 212 Riley Street, Surry Hills.
Price: $659 per person

Tour Summary:

Any trip to Australia wouldn’t be complete without seeing Sydney Harbour, and this tour covers every possible vantage point, in one day! This ultimate day tour will take you up, over, across and around the harbour, in a variety of ways.

The day starts with an escorted journey to the Bridgeclimb check in, for the highly sought after Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb. After you have soared your way to the summit and been thrilled by the heights of one of the most spectacular climbs in the world, we head back down to earth for your harbourside lunch.

A walking tour around the central harbour districts, followed by an unforgettable bucket list experience – an escorted tour inside the Sydney Opera House.

Finally, our afternoon gently sails into evening with the exclusive Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise! An evening of fantastic vibes, entertainment and sunset behind the bridge, from the best stage in Sydney, the Harbour!

As the cruise comes to an end, this extraordinary day will become one of the stories you tell forever!

Further Information:

After a quick stop to pick up our freshly baked morning pastries, we head through the city to The Rocks, located on the edge of Sydney Harbour, and the birthplace of Modern Australia. It’s here that your guide will explain a little about the history of the Harbour, the Bridge and the settlement of Australia.
Once checking into your bridgeclimb, your guide will explain the details of the adventure ahead of you, and give you the chance to change into your fashionable and chic jumpsuit.

Your climb takes the extended route latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, along the underside of the bridge, following your Climb Leader step-by-step as you climb this Aussie icon. You will walk on catwalks through the south-east pylon, directly over Sydney Harbour, until you meet the base of the Bridge’s lower arch on the Opera House side. Here you will commence your fully commentated guided ascent as you take to the arches, to ascend to the summit. During the climb, your guide will entertain you with fantastic stories about the birth of Sydney and the rich history of the bridge.

After a summit celebration, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side to make your descent to our Climb Base. After a brief viewing of our photos, included in the package, we head to our Harbourside lunch spot!

A full Australian style lunch with single beverage of choice included to enjoy as we recount our awesome experiences, before we head down for a short guided walk around the Rocks and Harbour side, visiting some of the historical sites which dot the foreshore, ending on the forecourt of The Opera House.

When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”. Now it’s your turn to step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable achievement. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships’ sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You’ll find out on this very special one-hour guided tour into the intricate workings of a living, breathing Opera House.

You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building’s 14-year creation and 58-year history.

You’ll run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world.

Once you’ve visited areas off limits to the general public and captured photographs from rare vantage points inside the majestic Sydney Opera House, you’ll realise that from the outside you’re only getting half the story.

Finally, our evening reaches the crescendo – The Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise!

Sydney Harbour is the home to Australian cruising, from its Iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, to the little known sandy beaches of the inner harbour like Camp Cove and Obelisk Beach.

Again this year, we take over the Harbour in what has now become one of the hottest tickets on the calendar – The Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise!

As a privileged ticket holder for the Ultimate Sydney Experience, you will get VIP priority boarding to this exclusive event.

Once onboard, join us for a toast upstairs with your included single beverage, then mingle and relax with the other guests, with our cash only bar.

Friendly, welcoming and warm, just like our city, our floating glass palace is again the exclusive venue to view the breathtaking sights you’ve always wanted to see!

MC’d by Aussie Drag Royalty accompanied by chilled beats from our Planetdwellers resident DJ, Indulge in delectable canapes as the sun melts over the best stage in Sydney – this is THE event for outgoing locals and our sexy international guests alike!

An all weather event, across several decks, the main deck will be serving food and tunes, upper deck (weather permitting) is an open air venue, with a relaxed feel and plenty of room to take in the sights, with the Basement a chilled out zone with an additional bar and restrooms.

With an arrival time back at Man O’ War steps just before 10:00PM, you will still have plenty of time to make your own way to the late night partying on Oxford Street, or take some time to wander around the foreshore, to reflect on your Ultimate Sydney Experience!

A truly once in a lifetime Adventure!

Includes:

  • Fully commentated tours
  • Air Conditioned one way seat in coach transfer to Bridgeclimb Check in from our pick up point.
  • Bottled water throughout the day
  • Limited morning tea snacks
  • Mardi Gras Bridgeclimb
  • A USB Photo package with all images from the climb
  • Full Australian style lunch with single beverage of choice included (dietary requirements: please advise at time of booking)
  • Backstage Tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Glass of Sparkling wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink after Backstage Tour
  • Adult ticket to Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise
  • VIP Priority Boarding to Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise
  • Arrival drink onboard The Sunset Cruise (All other drinks are cash only)
  • Canapes onboard The Sunset Cruise
  • Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) currently 10%

Does not include:

Supplemental items such as, but not limited to gratuities to guides and drivers, snacks and drinks other than listed above, souvenirs, personal travel insurance or transfers other than those listed above.

This tour price does not include drinks beyond your first drink on the Sunset Cruise.

Really important small print:

Sometimes things outside of our control happen, like traffic, weather and kangaroos (and whales, dolphins and lifesavers!). We reserve the right to change, alter, cancel and reschedule stops and visits at our discretion with little or no warning, notice or clarification for any reason we deem necessary… although it’s always done with class!

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