Sydney is Australia’s oldest city, and it is incredibly seductive. The Sydney Harbour shimmers beneath the archway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the celebrated Sydney Opera House stands on an outcrop paved with brick. Its ceiling rises into the air like endless sails catching the sea breeze while numerous gold sand beaches glisten against the crashing waves. You will arrive at Sydney Airport, where your transfer waits to greet you. Then, make your way to the heart of the city and settle into a luxurious accommodation with a spectacular view that overlooks downtown where the historic buildings of the Rocks line narrow, cobbled lanes.
Spend your first day in Australia exploring Sydney at your leisure. Once you settle into your hotel, explore the small park, which overlooks the boulders that jut out from the landscape while the ocean laps against the rugged coastline. It was on this shoreline that the Aboriginals first saw the British ships sailing into the natural harbor, which would become Sydney. Today, boutique shops fill the antique warehouse facades and the aroma of Bavarian pretzels and microbrewery beers emanate from a specialty restaurant. You will unhurriedly stroll through quaint shops where handmade crafts, candies, and baked macaroons fill the display windows and admire ho luxury blends effortlessly with the beauty and history of Sydney.