Sydney is a city of movement that ebbs and flows with the tide. Beaches shimmer with opulent gold sand and turquoise water. Sailboats glide over the horizon. Ferries connect the surrounding suburbs with the heart of the bustling cosmopolitan ambiance in the Central Business District, referred to by locals as the CBD. History resounds in the Rocks district overlooking the entrance to Sydney Harbour with the original sandstone-brick facades in view of the contemporary arching steel frame of the Harbour Bridge. Your flight lands at Sydney Airport, where your private transfer meets you upon arrival. The detailed statue of Queen Victoria adorns the 19th-century façade of the Queen Victoria Building.
The interior arcades frame antique mosaic floors highlighted by the natural light pouring through over 20 ceiling domes. Your hotel rises above Darling Harbour, providing you with gorgeous views of the waterfront and the emerald plants decorating the Royal Botanic Garden. The aroma of the sea sweeps across the brick esplanades leading to Circular Quay. After settling into the comforts of your accommodation, the remainder of the day is yours to explore the vibrant streets of central Sydney, at your preferred pace. Sky Tower punctuates the skyline of the city, reaching a height of more than 1,000 feet above the active streets below. From the top of the tower, you have a remarkable panorama of the city’s surroundings brushing against the verdant shoreline.