Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz

7 days from $9,282 per person*
  • Feast your eyes on the many architectural styles of Sydney accompanied by an award-winning urbanist.
  • Capture print-worthy shots of a spectacular sunrise over the South Pacific as you take to Sydney's iconic coastline alongside a professional photographer.
  • Celebrate your palate on a series of carefully curated wine tastings in the Hunter Valley and get pampered at a luxurious vineyard retreat.
  • Explore the breathtaking Blue Mountains region with a private guide.
  • Featuring a handpicked selection of luxury and premium accommodations.
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Experience Sydney like a local on a series of tailor-made, privately guided tours and escape to the verdant hills of the Hunter Valley for a taste of Australia’s finest wines. Travel to the picturesque Blue Mountains onboard a private helicopter and expose your senses to the irresistible beauty of New South Wales.

Upon arrival in Sydney, embark on a privately guided tour introducing you to its vibrant cityscape. Hear the stories behind its iconic structures and immerse yourself in the Sydney coffee culture as you watch the life go by from one of its quintessential cafés. Next morning, head to the coast for a glimpse of the Pacific’s raw beauty as it lights up with the rays of the rising sun, before indulging in a gourmet breakfast. Your Australian getaway continues as you travel to the idyllic Hunter Valley to experience the country’s superb wine scene. Stop by boutique wineries; enjoy behind-the-scenes tastings; and pause for a picnic lunch in a tranquil vineyard setting. Stay at a sumptuous estate and let your body and soul be pampered as you soak in the tranquil scenery of New South Wales. Fly over to the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains onboard a private helicopter and breath in the fresh air scented with notes of eucalyptus as you settle into your luxurious accommodations in the Wolgan Valley. Embark on a 4x4 adventure taking you deep into the heart of Australian countryside and spend the evening gazing into the night skies shimmering with the lights of a thousand stars. The flavors and colors of New South Wales reveal themselves in front of your eyes throughout this hand-crafted journey.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Transfer - International Airport Pick Up with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/City Hotels
    • Australia - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - Sydney's History & Architecture (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - Bondi, Tamarama & Bronte Beach at Sunrise with Professional Photographer (with Breakfast, 3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Sydney Harbour at Leisure
    • Dining Suggestions: The Rocks
  • Day 3 Sydney to Hunter Valley
    Sydney to Hunter Valley
    • Private Transfer - Sydney - Hunter Valley [via Wine Estates (with Tastings, 9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Hunter Valley
    Hunter Valley
    • Spa Reservations at Spicers Vineyard Estates
    • Dinner Reservations at Restaurant Botanica
  • Day 5 Hunter Valley to Blue Mountains
    Hunter Valley to Blue Mountains
    • Air - Hunter Valley - Blue Mountains [One&Only Wolgan ] - Helicopter Charter
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Blue Mountains
    Blue Mountains
    • Activity - Emirates One&Only Blue Mountains at Leisure
    • Self-Guided - Wolgan Valley Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting and Stargazing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Blue Mountains
    Blue Mountains
    • Private Transfer - Blue Mountains - Sydney [Wolgan Valley Resort] - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Sydney

For your comfort, an assistant will be waiting for you outside of Customs holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will assist you in meeting your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation in Sydney to assist with check-in. 

A welcome package with a detailed itinerary, supplier contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Explore Sydney’s architectural wonders on an exclusive, privately guided walking tour accompanied by a local host. Your guide for the day is an award-winning architectural urbanist and he is ready to give you fascinating insights into the stories behind the buildings that make the city’s landscape so unique. Your experience begins with an architectural bang when you visit Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, perhaps the most beautiful structure in the city. Along the way you will hear about how famous international architects who have molded the cityscape of Sydney and you will visit such renowned buildings as Custom’s House, the Museum of Sydney, and the Department of Lands. Your host will make sure that you don’t miss a thing leading you through the city loop that takes in the Australia Square, Martin Place and Bligh Street. Today you will also discover that Sydneysiders take their coffee very seriously when you visit a quintessential Sydney café. One thing that stands out throughout your tour is that the buildings themselves are not characterized by one style, but instead are an extensive and layered juxtaposition of old meets new – from the Victorian buildings to the modern high rises that grace the city center. Swap the city streets for the majestic Royal Botanical Gardens, passing ancient trees and Aboriginal sacred sites and taking in the outstanding harbor views. Your final stop is a restaurant at historic Woolloomooloo Wharf for some well-deserved Sydney rock oysters and champagne. Upon the conclusion of your tour you will be escorted back to your accommodation.             

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Be swept away by the beauty of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s crown jewels, from the doorstep of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. The Four Seasons is impressively situated overlooking Sydney Darling Harbor in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centers. All rooms feature a refrigerated private bar, down pillows, thick terry bathrobes, and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. A luxurious day spa features exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments, and with three dining options as well as an outdoor pool, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a getaway of its own. 

Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sydney's Iconic Skyline
Sydney's Iconic Skyline
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sydney
Sydney

Day 2: Sydney

Get an opportunity to capture original, print-worthy shots of the wonderful sunrise from Sydney’s iconic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk with the assistance of a professional photographer on a privately guided tour. Your local host for the day is an award-winning photographer who has a distinct eye for natural charm. Her passion for capturing the raw beauty of the ocean and coastline runs strong and her portfolio includes breathtaking images of Bondi’s surf, landscape and its people. Embark on a refreshing morning stroll along the Bondi to Bronte trail, taking in the spectacular views of the beaches. The coastal walk is approximately 4 kilometers in length and you may choose to either walk the entire distance or stay in one spot to experience the sunrise. One of the favorite locations is the South Bronte rock pool where the early morning sun hits the natural pool in a truly breathtaking way, an absolute must to capture. The tour concludes with a healthy gourmet breakfast at a local café and a private transfer back to your hotel.

Your local insider host will bring her own cameras to capture the experience for you, although she also encourages you to bring your own equipment if you wish to learn from her and take your own photographs. By the end of the tour you will walk away with at least 20 frame-worthy photographs to treasure and remember your experience.        

During your free time, consider exploring the Harbour area with its many cafes, gift shops and gorgeous waterfront, or perhaps head to the Queen Victoria Building to shop at a few high-end designer boutiques. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to enjoy your time at leisure in sensational Sydney.

The Rocks precinct of Sydney is among the city's most lively neighbourhoods for both shopping and dining. This evening, consider making a reservation at one of this area's outstanding restaurants. For modern Australian cuisine, we suggest visiting Pony Dining on the Rocks, featuring wood fired local cuisine. For something more adventuresome, visit Sake Restaurant and Bar, celebrated for its exceptional Japanese cuisine and beautiful Japanese atmosphere.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sydney Seascape at Sunrise
Sydney Seascape at Sunrise
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Harbour Cruise
Harbour Cruise

Day 3: Sydney - Hunter Valley

Today, travel to the idyllic and beautifully picturesque Hunter Valley wine region to experience Australia’s superb wine scene and indulge in locally made, award-winning wines. The Hunter Valley is home to over 150 vineyards, some of which produce the continent’s finest wines. After picking you up from your hotel in the morning, your insider host takes you on a full day tour of the region before dropping you off at your accommodation in the Hunter Valley. Leave the bustling city behind and travel north across the iconic Harbour Bridge. Along the way, pause in a tranquil setting to enjoy a gourmet morning tea before continuing your travels. Your tour focuses on boutique wineries boasting rich history and a myriad of stories to tell. Visit at least 3 wineries producing some of the most outstanding wines in the region, all of which are selected by your knowledgeable guide according to your personal varietal preferences. Here, you are escorted through the chosen estates and introduced to wine makers and cellar door managers, ensuring that you feel connected and comfortable at all times. Enjoy an exclusive private tour with a local winemaker taking you behind the scenes to sample wine straight from the barrels while learning the secrets particular to the winery’s style of production. After exploring the tranquil scenery of the lovely estates, take a break to enjoy a picnic lunch in a picturesque vineyard setting. The Hunter Valley is also known for its incredible produce. Throughout your experience you will be able to taste the region’s many fine delicacies including locally produced cheese, olives and chocolate – some of which you may wish to purchase to take home with you. After a day of indulgence, your host will transfer you to your retreat in this most serene part of New South Wales.

Accommodation: Spicers Vineyards Estate

Set among the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate welcomes you to a stylish retreat in one of the most picturesque areas of New South Wales, ideal for food and wine lovers visiting this part of Australia. Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, you will be greeted by tranquil vineyards and natural bush land. This boutique property features 12 elegant suites, each with its own fireplace. The onsite restaurant is renowned for serving its innovative and delicious cuisine with views overlooking the estate’s private vineyard as a backdrop. Spicers Vineyards Estate provides a perfect setting for your Hunter Valley getaway and it is a great starting point for your exploration of this stunning wine country.   

Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Australian Wineries
Australian Wineries
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley

Day 4: Hunter Valley

Take in the fresh vineyard air and unwind at Star Anise Spa. A luxurious range of treatments are available ranging from massage and aromatherapy to body scrubs and facials. We would be pleased to assist with making reservations on your behalf. Please note: Spa treatments are not included and must be paid directly to the hotel in-destination.

This evening, enjoy a stunning farm-to-table experience at Restaurant Botanica. Please note: Dinner is not included and must be paid directly to the hotel in-destination.

Accommodation: Spicers Vineyards Estate
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Restaurant Botanica
Restaurant Botanica

Day 5: Hunter Valley - Blue Mountains

Transfer from Hunter Valley to the One&Only Wolgan resort on a privately chartered helicopter. The Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains area of New South Wales are among some of the most scenic destinations and become absolutely dramatic when seen from the air.

Accommodation: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort is a luxury conservation-based resort located in Australia's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Modelled on acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve where guests can enjoy absolute luxury, tranquility and connection with nature. Nestled between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, the homestead-style resort occupies just two percent of the total land area of 4,000 acres. Up to 90 guests are catered for in 40 free-standing suites each with private swimming pool, and a main homestead with luxury facilities and stand-alone timeless spa. Guests are able to appreciate the very special natural, cultural and scenic values of the Wolgan Valley through a diverse range of nature based activities.

Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort

Day 6: Blue Mountains

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is without-a-doubt one of the most incredible lodges in all of the Pacific. Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains on a 7,000 nature conservancy, this is iconic Australia. Originally an 1832 homestead, Charles Darwin himself once visited while developing his revolutionary theory of evolution. Restored and developed into a true luxury lodge, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley facilitates an in-depth exploration of this special place on Earth. Guests are encouraged to develop a personal program of activities with the concierge in-destination. From horseback riding to culinary experiences, the lodge offers a plethora of choice. Please note that optional activities at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley are not included and must be paid for in-destination directly to the hotel.

Southern Ocean Lodge offers a complete Kangaroo Island experience. The celebrated luxury lodge blends pristine nature, contemporary surrounds and superb fine dining, as well as a tailored itinerary of exhilarating experiences to create a very real sense of place. Guests are presented with a personalised itinerary upon arrival including the Lodge’s Signature Experiences. Designed to explore this ‘zoo without fences’ in a stylish and relaxed manner, these encounters are a must-do.

Explore the fascinating nocturnal world of the Australian Bush using spotlights to see rare possums, wombats, wallaroos and other night animals.

Accommodation: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Wombat at night
Wombat at night

Day 7: Blue Mountains

Today you will take a private transfer from Wolgan Valley Resort to Sydney via Bells Line Road.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney : Sydney

Be swept away by the beauty of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s crown jewels, from the doorstep of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. The Four Seasons is impressively situated overlooking Sydney Darling Harbor in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centers. All rooms feature a refrigerated private bar, down pillows, thick terry bathrobes, and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. A luxurious day spa features exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments, and with three dining options as well as an outdoor pool, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a getaway of its own. 

Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby
Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby

Spicers Vineyards Estate: Hunter Valley

Set among the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate welcomes you to a stylish retreat in one of the most picturesque areas of New South Wales, ideal for food and wine lovers visiting this part of Australia. Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, you will be greeted by tranquil vineyards and natural bush land. This boutique property features 12 elegant suites, each with its own fireplace. The onsite restaurant is renowned for serving its innovative and delicious cuisine with views overlooking the estate’s private vineyard as a backdrop. Spicers Vineyards Estate provides a perfect setting for your Hunter Valley getaway and it is a great starting point for your exploration of this stunning wine country.   

Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Spicers Vineyards Estate
Spicers Vineyards Estate
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Spicers Vineyards Estate Restaurant
Spicers Vineyards Estate Restaurant

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort : Blue Mountains

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort is a luxury conservation-based resort located in Australia's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Modelled on acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve where guests can enjoy absolute luxury, tranquility and connection with nature. Nestled between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, the homestead-style resort occupies just two percent of the total land area of 4,000 acres. Up to 90 guests are catered for in 40 free-standing suites each with private swimming pool, and a main homestead with luxury facilities and stand-alone timeless spa. Guests are able to appreciate the very special natural, cultural and scenic values of the Wolgan Valley through a diverse range of nature based activities.

Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort
Sydney, Scenery & Shiraz Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Outdoor Pool
Outdoor Pool

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Mona Y — June 14, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Rehana was wonderful. Her recommendations were all top notch and made me realize how well she knew Australia. Everything ran like clockwork and that allowed us to make the most of what was actually a short time in Australia. She was also very patient with my many questions and gave me alternatives when I asked. It is the third time that we've used Kensington Tours and I can't imagine using anyone else. We've never been disappointed.

  • Curtis L — March 21, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Kerry Brown was an exceptional travel consultant throughout the entire planning phase as well as a responsive resource as we encountered a few challenges while travelling. Her personal interest in our comfort, convenience, and pleasure made our trip an unforgettable experience. We will definitely consider using Kensington for international travel.

  • Ellen M — February 12, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Wonderful trip, tailored to our exact needs and wishes, quality hotels, tours, experiences. Very satisfied, the best part of our trip was through Kensington.

  • Holly T — April 17, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha was amazing and the trip was wonderful and enchanting! Guides were amazing and super knowledgeable. Special shout out to Kenn Holmes (Brisbane) who not only provided an amazing tour of the Australian Zoo but went above and beyond to look for medical care for me for an ear infection during our day together. He was amazing!

  • Susan S — June 05, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Our trip to New Zealand was a special occasion in that I was celebrating my 70th birthday. Our itinerary was jam-packed as we were visiting both the North and South Islands, that included 6 cities and 4 national parks. Kensington Tours truly did an outstanding job arranging for our transportation, hotels and tour guides. They far exceeded my expectations.

  • Jennifer B — February 19, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    We felt like rock stars on this trip! Everything was so well arranged and of high quality. The guides were all excellent and even the drivers to and from the airports provided a mini-tour during the transport. Many thanks for Jennifer May for accommodating our preferences of activities and hotels and making this all possible.

  • Jennifer U. — September 30, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    We had run into a snag on our trip. When we could not resolve this on our own we reached out to the after-hours contact at Kensington and between her and our original trip organizer, the issue was resolved for us promptly. It let us enjoy the rest of our trip without the stress of having to deal with the issue on our own. Peace of mind is priceless.

  • Ronald J. — August 13, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Ashwarya, my Destination Expert, was on top of everything and answered all my questions.

  • Joshua J. — July 24, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    I am always thrilled with Kensington and their experts.

  • Emily D. — June 22, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee, our Destination Expert, put together a great trip for our family. She listened to what our priorities were and designed a trip within our budget.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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