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Sydney Great Escapes - Blue Mountains Day Tours

Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9624 6217
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Ranked #47 of 464 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Sydney Great Escapes is a family owned and run business. We pride ourselves on being able to...
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Owner description: Sydney Great Escapes is a family owned and run business. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with a unique insight and memorable experience. We specialise in smaller, more personalised, boutique tours. Our late model Mercedes sprinters carry a maximum of 14 passengers, they have been uniquely designed with extra leg room, extra height and reclining coach seats, for that more comfortable ride. Our team of tour guides has been handpicked for their vast experience of local knowledge and represent our company with pride. We have guides who are specialised in the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, and Sydney areas. You can be guaranteed that your guide will have a wealth of knowledge on whichever tour you take.
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Bingley, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our first full day in Sydney and we had pre-booked the Blue Mountain Tour with Sydney Great Escapes after reading previous reviews. We were not to be disappointed. Rob picked us up on time and proceeded to advise we were the only couple on the tour today which left us rather surprised as when this has happened before with other... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had setup a Blue Mountains tour with Sydney Great Escapes for the day after we arrived in Australia from the US on October 29, 2014. Unknown to us, we were the only couple to have scheduled a tour on that day. The company wanted to see if we could move to a different day, but could not contact us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Rob our driver and volunteer fire fighter could have been a stand up comedian as he had us laughing for much of the trip and shared interesting facts and stories. It was a pretty full day tour including a stop at Featherdale Nature Reserve which was a really lovely experience seeing some of the native wildlife such as wombats, koalas... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a lovely day visiting the blue mountains with our tour guide Rob. We were picked up at 7am in a minibus and arrived at featherdale wildlife park before the crowds. We have been to a few places in Australia trying to get close to koalas and kangaroos without much luck so this was by far the best place.... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took the tour on the 24th December 2014 with Rob who is also the owner/operator of Sydney Great Escapes. For us we would much rather support a locally owned/operated business rather than a large tour company and knew the experience would be better. We had about 5 days in Sydney and this tour was a great way to get... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Blue Mountain views were all right, but overall service was terrible. Libby (driver) tried to be friendly but was quite annoying and rude at times. Lunch was shocking, Chichen Pesto Pasta was cold, had no sauce and came with one little piece of chicken. No desert or drinks included and coffee was dissolvable. Final destination was at the Quay which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went on Sydney Great Escapes on a recent trip to Sydney where we already had a hotel room in Sydney and did not want to do an over-night. Rob (the drive tour guide) picked us up from our hotel around 7am and we were back in the city about 5pm. Some of the stops are likely party of many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had an amazing day with Rob in the Blue Mountains. He is an incredibly friendly and informative guide who is clearly passionate about the area. He knows all the places to stop to avoid the crowds and was able to tell us so much about everything we were seeing. The wildlife park was a great stop and we were... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After reading the many rave reviews, this was the tour we opted for and have no regrets! As arranged, Rob arrived at our hotel exactly on time, and the good times began. There were eight of us entertained from 7ish a.m. until a bit after 4. As other reviewers have indicated, Rob is fun, knowledgeable, and genuinely concerned for the... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Each group is small and everyone can interact with the the driver/tour guide who was great at providing historical background information about Australia. The Featherdale wildlife park, the lunch, the hike in the mountains, and the dramatic blue mountains themselves, all made for a wonderful experience.

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