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Sydney Great Escapes - Blue Mountains Day Tours

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9624 6217
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Description: Sydney Great Escapes is a family owned and run business. We pride...
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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Informative, intimate, slick, and excellent value... plus all the sights!

We found Sydney Great Escapes through Trip Advisor and our Blue Mountains day trip exceeded expectations. Full credit to tour operator Rob, who knows his job, his land and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Wellington
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Wellington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We found Sydney Great Escapes through Trip Advisor and our Blue Mountains day trip exceeded expectations. Full credit to tour operator Rob, who knows his job, his land and local history, and how to relate to people. We were picked up in a roomy air-con van (seats about 12) and taken to Featherdale Wildlife Park, arriving before hoardes of others... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great itinerary which worked like clockwork. Rob is a brilliant tour guide developing rapport quickly with a diverse international group through banter and a vast general knowledge of world and local history. His use of satire and humour, and the fantastic sights visited made for a brilliant day out. A must if this is your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What a fantastic day! Rob picked me up from my hotel, the small bus was super comfortable and the day was fantastic. We were taken to quiet spots where there were very few tourists so were able to enjoy the views peacefully. A great day for a very reasonable price.

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Coffs Harbour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were wanting to show the Blue Mountains to our group of family visitors from Denmark, in early January 2015, and only had one day to do it! Our day with Rob from Sydney Great Escapes lived up to our every expectation, including those of us who had been there before and those who had never set foot in Australia.... More 

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Bingley, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 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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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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