Blue Mountains Day Tours

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“ We loved the beautiful views of the Three Sisters and Blue Mountains and really enjoyed our time at Scenic World . ” in 3 reviews

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“ Very nice experience, we took on some back roads where Kangaroos are usual, we took some pictures and videos. ” in 4 reviews

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“ In the koala area you are able to get face to face with a koala and take some amazing pictures. ” in 3 reviews

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Blue Mountains Day Tours is recommended by 5 star hotels across Sydney and has a 100% 5 star rating on TripAdvisor. We are the only tour company that has 'breakfast with the Kangaroos' Don't book a big bus, our smaller personal tour allows you to interact with your Aussie tour guide and get to know your fellow travellers. Hear incredible stories about the history of our amazing country. Within one hour of leaving the City you will enjoy our famous 'breakfast with the Kangaroos' and hear the amazing sounds of the Australian bush. See the Three sisters, waterfalls and lookouts. Experience all rides at Scenic World, lunch at an iconic Aussie pub and be amazed at Featherdale wildlife park, showcasing Australia's unique variety of animals. Don't delay in booking our popular Blue Mountains Day Tour online Whilst other tour groups charge more as the day goes on, we charge one price $195 and everything is included. …

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Great tour we had an amazing time. Amy our guide was exceptional in every way. She was both knowledgeable of Australia and its culture. In addition her personality made it a fun tour.

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Our tour was awesome! Mick had loads of info and local knowledge! Never felt like we were rushed to move on tho the next. The restaurants for breakfast and lunch were very good! Definitely worth the price for the two of is!

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This was a fantastic trip! Our guide was great and even though it was foggy our guide made it a fun day. They were so easy to communicate with and we were a group of 8. We had a great time

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What an amazing view of the Blue Mountains and a great experience on the tram ride. Our tour guide Amy was entertaining and so knowledgeable. Best tour ever in Sydney. Must try!

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Great day with Amy on the small group tour! She was right on time for the pickup, really accommodating with dietary restrictions at breakfast, and just so fun to spend the day with. The different stops at the Blue Mountains were excellent, as well as scenic world. I cannot say enough good things about the experience they provided was amazing, from kangaroo feeding to pictures with koalas.

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We had a wonderful day in the Blue Mountains on this tour! The place we stopped for breakfast was nice and the food delicious. We loved the beautiful views of the Three Sisters and Blue Mountains and really enjoyed our time at Scenic World. Our tour guide Amy was great! Very knowledgeable, funny and friendly. Of course the highlight of the trip was being able to pet a koala and have our picture taken with him at Featherdale. I would definitely recommend this tour, it's well worth the money!

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Excellent tour and tour guide. Amy was our guide and she was excellent. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The day flew by. Thanks!

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Great experience!! One of the best tours ever! The tour guide was amazing and extremely knowledgeable.

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Excellent tour that picks you up from your Sydney Hotel and delivers you to the pristine beauty of the Blue Mountains. The whole day tour starts around 7 am and gets you back by ferry boat around 6 pm. Stops include a short hike to see kangaroos, a picnic style breakfast, a drive up to the top of Blue Mountains for a breathtaking view (the bush fire smoke gave us a respite), lunch, a gondola ride down the mountain and a trip to the Wildlife Reserve. Our guide Hayden was extremely knowledgeable and friendly - he easily fired off knowledge on local wildlife, trees, culture, you name it. Was a very wonderful trip during a very challenging time in Australia. We were happy to support the local economy.

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Absolutely LOVED this tour! We couldn't have picked a better day tour with an awesome tour guide. My husband and I refused to come to Australia and not see its native wildlife such as Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Wombats, Dingos, and more. We looked into what was the best option to be able to experience this opportunity and found the Blue Mountain Day Tour (Glenbrook). We booked through our hotel concierge which made it easy and hassle free. The tour was an amazing experience! The activities that we did while on the tour are as follows: 1) had breakfast with the kangaroos, 2) visited the Scenic World Blue Mountains Australia, 3) had lunch at Ivanhoe Hotel, 4) visited more Australian wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park, 5) small cruise ride back to either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Our tour guide, Sean, was amazing, super accommodating and very knowledgeable. There are plenty of different day tours that you can take. The duration of the tours ranges based on the tour and the tour company. They range from 6 hours to 10-12 hours. Hence the name "Day Tour", these tours will take up one full day during your visit to Australia. Therefore, I would highly suggest that you plan ahead and know what you want to do and see. If not, you can risk either having to miss out on another activity or missing out on this tour all together. We picked this tour which was 12 hours. We were picked up from our hotel at 6:15 AM and we were dropped back off by boat to Darling Harbour at 6:30 PM. We happened to be the first pick-up so that is why it was so early for us. Depending on where you are staying your pick-up time will vary. Sean, our tour guide, picked us up on time. We were told to be down in the lobby by 6:10 AM for his arrival at 6:15 AM, and sure enough at 6:15 AM on the dot he was outside. They pick each person or couple up from their hotel. This is a small tour group so there wont be more than about 15-20 ppl in your group. You get back to your hotel by a boat ride. The cruise option is the only way back. The only two drop-off locations are Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. If you aren't staying at a hotel at either location or near by, you will need to find transportation back to your hotel.

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Jun 20, 2019

Hi Tiffany it was so great meeting you and Andrew back in April. It was a great crowd that day full of energy. Also......we will never forget you because you are our first ever YELP review and what an awesome review. Make sure you stay in touch online and I would love to follow your paths. Thanks again and we are beyond excited with our first YELP review. Graham (Chapo)

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Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Day Tour

Join Graham Ross for a day in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Waratahs will be in flower and you’ll see how the Australian bush is regenerating after the fires. Take a guided tour with Graham through the Blue Mountains Botanical Garden Mt Tomah, then head to Wildwood Garden for a garden visit and some plant shopping.

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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is the only botanic garden in Australia located within a UNESCO World Heritage Area. At 1,000 metres above sea level, Mt Tomah is an exquisite cold climate garden with diverse, highly endemic vegetation. The garden is home to rare and precious collections including some botanical gems such as the Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis). We’re travelling to the Blue Mountains today to learn how Mt Tomah, and the surrounding bushland, have recovered from this year’s devastating bushfires.

Your day with Graham Ross starts at Central Railway Station or at our office in Beecroft, where you board the bus and head up the Bells Line Road into the Blue Mountains. Mt Tomah is our first stop, where you’ll join Graham for a guided tour through the garden. With insights from Graham and other local experts, you’ll learn how the bush and the gardens are recovering and how the horticulturists are supporting the natural regeneration process. Lunch is at nearby Wildwood Garden, the gorgeous garden of Graham’s great friends, Wayne & Sue Tapping. Wildwood mixes exotic collections of blooming camellias, vibrant maples and cool climate perennials in a stunning mountain setting. This beautiful and serene garden is a perfect place to stop and relax for lunch. There’s time to shop at Wildwood’s specialist nursery. On the way home, we’ll stop in at Bilpin to buy fresh, local produce and support local businesses. This is a great day out for any plant lover!

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Have you been wondering About the Best Blue Mountains Day Tours from Sydney? I’ve got you covered!

Escape the bustling city of Sydney and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Mountains.

As a Sydney local for the past two years, I have explored this natural wonderland multiple times, and each visit has left me in awe.

When planning a day trip to the Blue Mountains, choosing a comprehensive tour that ensures your safety and satisfaction throughout the journey is essential.

Whether you’re an avid hiker, a photography enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the serenity of untouched landscapes, the Blue Mountains offers something for everyone.

With my knowledge of the area and personal experiences, I can guide you towards the most captivating spots within the Blue Mountains, including the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, Wentworth Falls, and the enchanting Jamison Valley.

So, let’s dive into the world of Blue Mountains day tours and uncover the perfect adventure that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

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My Top 3 Picks: Blue Mountains Day Tours from Sydney

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Blue Mountains Full Day Tour with Scenic World

✅ Free admission to top attractions

✅ Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch

✅ Ferry cruise back to Sydney Habour

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Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience

✅ Morning tea and lunch included

✅ Experience Aboriginal culture

✅ Includes Waradah Aboriginal Centre and Featherdale Wildlife Park

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Blue Mountains with Scenic World, Sydney Zoo & Ferry

✅ Scenic World, including Skyway

✅ Sydney Zoo entry

✅ Enjoy the ferry cruise back to Circular Quay

Best Blue Mountains Day Tours from Sydney

The Blue Mountains National Park is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage site known for its vast eucalyptus forests, dramatic cliffs, and stunning waterfalls.

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Situated approximately 50 kilometres west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains astound as a World Heritage-listed area.

Overflowing with diverse native flora and fauna, ancient rock formations, and breathtaking waterfalls, the Blue Mountains beckon nature enthusiasts with open arms.

1. Blue Mountains Full Day Tour with Scenic World

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⭐️  RATING:  5/5 Stars | ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:   11 hours | ✅  Book it!

For a perfect Blue Mountains day trip, embark on an exceptional small-group day tour to the Blue Mountains .

Imagine starting your day in the bustling city of Sydney , brimming with anticipation and excitement.

Embark on an all-inclusive journey to a world heritage wilderness paradise filled with unforgettable adventures and awe-inspiring sights.

Discover the iconic Three Sisters and Jamison Valley, but don’t miss the hidden, exclusive lookouts accessible to small groups.

These hidden gems offer a sense of serenity and tranquillity, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the natural wonders that surround you.

Keep your camera ready. Each vantage point offers a unique perspective and an opportunity to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Steve was an excellent guide. Was such a wealth of knowledge as he is from the area. Loved the zoo experience at the end , too. All of it was a really great experience. -sandra (see more reviews)

Now, let’s talk about Scenic World rides

As you ascend the rugged cliffs on the Scenic Railway, I suggest sitting near the front for an extra thrill and unobstructed views.

Also, brace yourself as the railway plunges into the depths of the rainforest, providing an adrenaline rush like no other.

On top of that, the chef-prepared lunch is a true highlight of the tour.

Ensure that you inform them of any dietary requirements. They go above and beyond to cater to your needs.

As the day draws to a close, the gentle sway of the river cruise on the Parramatta River provides the perfect setting for reflection.

Take a moment to absorb the beauty of Sydney’s iconic landmarks as you return.

2. Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience

⭐️  RATING:  5/5 Stars | ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  10 hours | ✅  Book it!

Step into the vibrant tapestry of Australia’s history and culture with this immersive Blue Mountains tour from Sydney.

Your first stop is a truly mesmerising sight: Katoomba Waterfall.

But this isn’t just any ordinary visit; prepare to witness a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony.

Feel the ancient energy as the billowing smoke dances around you, carrying the essence of indigenous culture.

This was a first class day. I would have thought it was a great value at twice the cost. Blue Mountain & Animal Park & River/Harbor boat ride back to Sydney. john (see more reviews)

Also, embark on a captivating exploration of Aboriginal heritage at the renowned Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

Immerse yourself in their rich traditions as vibrant performances and storytelling transport you to a world steeped in ancient wisdom

But the adventure doesn’t end there. At the Featherdale Wildlife Park, prepare for a heartwarming encounter with unique Australian wildlife.

As you wander the park, keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, koalas, and even the elusive dingos.

Throughout the day, you’ll be captivated by the panoramic vistas unfolding before you.

Marvel at the majestic Three Sisters as they stand proudly in the distance, surveying the awe-inspiring Jamison Valley.

3. Blue Mountains with Scenic World, Sydney Zoo & Ferry

⭐️  RATING:  5/5 Stars | ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:   10 hours | ✅  Book it!

Prepare for an action-packed itinerary showcasing the best of the Blue Mountains.

This tour provides a comprehensive experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Experience the world’s steepest railway and cableway, an exhilarating ride that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment.

Also, embrace the exhilaration as you soar through the sky on the Skyway, taking in panoramic views that will make your heart skip a beat.

As you venture into the heart of the Blue Mountains, you’ll take leisurely forest walks that will immerse you in the tranquillity of nature.

Rob was a great tour guide, he was full of knowledge, we loved every part of this tour and would do it again! gretchen (see more reviews)

The lush rainforest at Scenic World will envelop you in its beauty, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore its wonders firsthand.

Speaking of wildlife, get ready to encounter some of Australia’s most iconic creatures.

On this tour, explore the Sydney Zoo and witness kangaroos, koalas, and mischievous Tasmanian devils in their natural habitats.

But that’s not all! Lions, tigers, and even rhinos await your arrival, making this a truly unforgettable wildlife experience.

4. Blue Mountains Day Tour with Wildlife at Sunset

Sunset views at Katoomba

⭐️  RATING:  4.5/5 Stars | ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:   10 hours | ✅  Book it!

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains Day Tours from the Sydney Sunset Tour !

Imagine this: you’re standing atop a viewing platform, gazing out at the awe-inspiring Jamison Valley as the golden sun bathes the landscape in a warm, enchanting glow.

Sounds magical, doesn’t it? Well, that’s precisely what awaits you on this incredible adventure.

I’ve carefully chosen this tour to avoid the crowds and let you experience the mystical splendour of Blue Mountains Day Tours from Sydney .

Furthermore, one of the highlights of this tour is the guided bush walks led by your knowledgeable and friendly guide.

They will show you the best spots for views and waterfalls and explain the region’s history and ecology.

It was a great day Seen a lot of the country our driver Buck was very knowledgeable and friendly . We loved Wentworth falls and the 3 sisters daniel (see more reviews)

Also, soak up the serenity of the Australian National Park as you stroll through ancient forests, breathing in the crisp, invigorating mountain air.

But that’s not all! They’ve also taken care of the logistics, offering you convenient round-trip transport from central Sydney .

No need to worry about navigating through peak-hour traffic or finding parking.

As the day unfolds, you’ll gradually make your way towards the grand finale: the sunset behind the imposing mountain ridges.

Indeed, this is the moment when the Blue Mountains truly come alive, painting the sky with vibrant orange, pink, and purple hues.

Trust me, it’s a sight that will leave you in awe and provide you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

5. Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Wildlife Park

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⭐️  RATING:  4.5/5 Stars | ⏳  TOUR LENGTH: 11 hours | ✅  Book it!

This tour is definitely not one you should miss! Join them on an extraordinary adventure to the breathtaking Blue Mountains Day Tours from Sydney !

This full-day tour is designed to immerse you in the wonders of this World Heritage-listed park, showcasing its most captivating highlights.

To start off, prepare to be captivated by the majestic Three Sisters.

Specifically, be awestruck by the cascading beauty of Wentworth Falls and enchanted by the mystical allure of Jamison Valley.

As you make your way through this natural wonderland, they’ll make a special stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

What sets this tour apart is the intimate experience it offers.

When you travel in a small group, you can truly connect with the surroundings and form lasting connections with fellow adventurers.

Had a great time on this tour. Our guide Smokey was fantastic and a great resource of information. Highly recommend. james (see more reviews)

In fact, you’ll feel like you’re embarking on this magical exploration with a close-knit group of friends.

As you delve deeper into the heart of the Blue Mountains, it becomes clear why this region is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Take a guided walk to the majestic Wentworth Falls, where you can breathe in the crisp mountain air and marvel at the awe-inspiring vistas.

Capture a picture-perfect moment with the iconic Three Sisters rock formation as your backdrop, a truly mesmerizing sight.

To top it all off, a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park awaits you. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible variety of native Australian animals that call this place home.

With the largest collection of its kind, you’ll be able to see kangaroos, wombats, and more.

6. Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Lunch & Wildlife Park

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⭐️  RATING:  4.5/5 Stars | ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:   9.5 hours | ✅  Book it!

Next on our list is this Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney with Lunch & Wildlife Park .

First, you’ll venture into the heart of nature, exploring the rugged peaks, majestic waterfalls, and lush rainforests that define the Blue Mountains.

Indeed, with each step, you’ll feel a connection to the earth beneath your feet, and the beauty surrounding you will leave you in awe.

Specifically, your first stop is Wentworth Falls, a natural wonder that will take your breath away.

The views from the top will leave you feeling like you are on top of the world, and you’ll understand why this place holds a special place in the hearts of all who visit.

For a change of perspective, hop on the Scenic Railway (at your own expense) and witness the beauty of the Blue Mountains from a bird’ s-eye view.

It was a nice experience, probably if you go to the blue mountains for first time and you don’t know where exactly go. It is a very good option! roberto (see more reviews)

As you descend into the valley, you’ll experience excitement and a sense of freedom from seeing the world from new heights. Trust me; this is a moment you won’t want to miss.

Rest assured, this tour is designed to provide unbeatable value for your money.

With lunch and coach transport included, you can focus on immersing yourself in the wonders of the Blue Mountains without any worries.

With a small-group setting limited to just 24 people, you can expect a personalised experience that allows for meaningful connections and the chance to ask questions to your heart’s content.

7. Blue Mountains Sunset & Wildlife Tour

Sunset views over the three sisters

This tour of the Blue Mountains starts with a guided bushwalk exploring the wonders of the great outdoors.

With an experienced tour guide leading the way, you won’t have to worry about deciphering maps or losing your bearings.

Also, allow yourself to be fully immersed in the serenity of nature as you explore the scenic trails, breathing in the crisp, fresh air.

Next, marvel at the awe-inspiring sights that await you. Witness Wentworth Falls’ majestic cascading waters tumbling down gracefully. 

And let’s not forget the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, proudly standing as a testament to the forces of nature.

But hold your excitement because the highlight of this tour awaits you— the mesmerising sunset over the Blue Mountains .

Picture yourself gazing at a sky ablaze with vibrant hues as the sun bids farewell to the day in the most spectacular fashion.

Indeed, this is an ideal moment to capture breathtaking photographs and create lasting memories.

Can you do the Blue Mountains without a tour?

A visit to the Blue Mountains without a tour is absolutely possible, offering flexibility and freedom.

You can take a train from Sydney to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and easily navigate attractions independently.

The town of Katoomba at the top of the blue mountains

With well-marked trails and visitor centres for guidance, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains is a rewarding experience.

Join a recommended Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney for expert guidance and convenient transportation to remote locations.

Ultimately, both options offer unique opportunities to appreciate this iconic destination.

Where to Stay in The Blue Mountains

If you plan to create your own itinerary, I highly suggest spending 2-3 days in the Blue Mountains. With that being said, these are my highly recommended accommodations in the Blue Mountains:

📍 Budget: Katoomba Town Centre Motel

  • ⭐ Rating: 7.8 out of 10
  • 🏆 Known for: Location, comfortable bed, onsite parking
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In the heart of Australia’s Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba Town Centre Motel offers comfortable rooms, free parking, and limited daily WiFi.

Staff were helpful, room was clean and comfortable. terrie (see more reviews)

Explore nearby attractions like The Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves. Enjoy the convenience of air conditioning, heating, and in-room amenities.

Make use of the internet kiosk, laundry facilities, games room, and garden BBQ.

📍 Mid-range: Carrington Hotel

  • ⭐ Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • 🏆 Known for: Location, free parking, good breakfast

Carrington Hotel in Katoomba after a winter snowfall

Situated just 200 meters from Katoomba Train Station, the heritage-listed manor of The Carrington provides elegant accommodation. Indulge in fine dining, casual options, and various bars.

The rooms at The Carrington exude classic charm and offer amenities like tea/coffee-making facilities.

Loved staying in this historic hotel, such wonderful atmosphere! Great continental breakfast included in room rate. Dinner in the Grand dining room was top quality! Perfect location in Katoomba Main Street and minutes away from the train station!” sue (see more reviews)

Enjoy city views or relax on a balcony; some rooms even boast a spa bath.

Savour informal dining at Old City Bank Bar & Brasserie or sip cocktails at Champagne Charlie’s. The Grand Dining Room offers a delightful dining experience.

Located in the Blue Mountains, guests can partake in outdoor activities and enjoy complimentary private parking.

📍 Luxury: Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

  • ⭐ Rating: 8.4 out of 10
  • 🏆 Known for: Location, comfortable bed, good breakfast

Nestled within 2 acres of gardens, the luxurious 5-star Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa offers a grand country house experience in the Blue Mountains.

Indulge in boutique rooms adorned with elegant decor and modern amenities.

Delight in gourmet meals at the resort’s restaurants, and pamper yourself with spa treatments.

We couldn’t fault the whole experience. Great hotel in a beautiful location. phil (see more reviews)

Engage in outdoor activities like tennis or a refreshing swim in the pool. The knowledgeable staff can also arrange tours for you.

Enjoy nature walks, cycling, and canoeing in the surrounding area. At Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, experience the epitome of luxury.

How to Get to The Blue Mountains from Sydney

Several convenient options are available to reach the Blue Mountains from Sydney. One of the most popular is to take a train from Sydney Central Station to the Blue Mountains.

The journey takes approximately two hours, and trains depart regularly throughout the day.

Another option is to drive, which allows for flexibility and the opportunity to explore at your own pace.

The options above for a Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney offer hassle-free transportation, guided commentary, and a well-planned itinerary for an unforgettable experience.

Whether you choose to travel by train, drive, or join a tour, the journey from Sydney to the Blue Mountains promises stunning scenery and a memorable adventure.

Things to Know Before Booking Your Tour

Before booking a tour to the Blue Mountains, it’s important to be aware of a few key details.

✔️ Consider your interests and preferences when planning your itinerary for the Blue Mountains. Research popular sites like the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Scenic World to align your expectations.

✔️ Be prepared for the ever-changing weather conditions in the Blue Mountains. Pack layers, including a jacket or raincoat, to ensure your comfort throughout the day.

✔️ Evaluate the tour duration and select a suitable option based on your available time. Consider whether you prefer a group tour or a more personalized experience with a private tour.

✔️ Check if there is transportation back to Sydney CBD in the Blue Mountains Day Tours to simplify your travel logistics.

✔️ Ensure the tour operator’s credibility, customer satisfaction, and safety measures by reading reviews and conducting thorough research.

Blue Mountains Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Is the blue mountains worth a day trip.

Absolutely! The Blue Mountains is definitely worth a day trip. With its stunning natural beauty, unique rock formations, and mesmerizing waterfalls, the Blue Mountains offer a captivating escape from the city. In just a day, you can immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the mountains, explore breathtaking lookout points, and even embark on scenic hikes.

When is the best time to visit the Blue Mountains?

The best month to visit the Blue Mountains is subjective, as each season offers its own unique charm. However, spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are generally considered ideal months. During these times, you can enjoy milder temperatures, vibrant foliage, and fewer crowds compared to the peak summer and winter tourist seasons.

Can you visit the Blue Mountains without a car?

Yes, it is possible to visit the Blue Mountains without a car. There are several convenient transportation options available. You can take a train from Sydney to one of the Blue Mountains stations, such as Katoomba or the village of Leura.  Once you arrive, you can explore the area on foot, join guided tours, or use public buses to reach various attractions. Additionally, the above options for private tours offer day trips from Sydney, providing transportation and a guided experience of the Blue Mountains.

How long does it take to drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains?

Driving from Sydney to the Blue Mountains typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the location and traffic conditions.

Final Thoughts: Best Blue Mountains Tours

In summary, the Blue Mountains offer a perfect escape from Sydney, presenting an array of day tours that cater to all kinds of adventurers.

Whether you’re drawn to the dramatic landscapes, interested in the rich cultural heritage, or need peace away from the city buzz, these tours are designed to enhance your experience with safety and satisfaction at their core.

As you plan your journey to this breathtaking natural wonder, remember that the right tour can make all the difference, turning a simple outing into a memorable adventure.

For more insights and travel tips, make sure to check out my other posts on Sydney and the Blue Mountains to help you plan your trip with the best possible experiences in mind.

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The classical tour of Moscow and Saint Petersburg is designed for tourists, who just start their acquaintance with Russia and its two treasures — the biggest cities, Moscow, the capital, and Saint Petersburg, the cultural center and the cradle of architectural and gems of tsar époque. The classical program usually takes from 5 to 8 days and can be adapted in intensity depending on how much free time you would like to have in addition to excursions.

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day 1 Welcome to Russia!

Our driver meets you at the airport (or railway station). Watch out for your name on a signboard the driver will hold. Don’t worry if your flight is coming late: we are monitoring the actual schedule of each customer and you can be sure we are aware of the delays, and your driver is waiting for you patiently.

After you arrive at your hotel, we can either give you time to have a rest and deal with jet-lag or take you to your first tour where you will see Moscow in its night-lighted beauty.

day 2 Panoramic tour of Moscow and the Kremlin

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Together with the guide, who is most likely to become a great company for you for the next couple of days, and the driver, responsible for your comfortable transportation during the tour, you are going to see Moscow, learn about its history and make photo-stops. You will see the beautiful Red Square, the landmark of Moscow and Russia; watch the picturesque panorama from the Sparrow Hills; enjoy the view of the magnificent MSU building, walk down the elegant Nikolskaya street and shop around GUM — posh and exquisite oldest shopping center of Moscow.

Our guide will show you the best places to have lunch. Tell them about your preference and you will be taken to a sweet cosy cafeteria or a high-end restaurant. We do not normally include meal prices in the individual package so that you could have a wider choice of places and meals that you can pay for on the spot.

After lunch, get ready to immerse into the earliest Russian history. The Moscow Kremlin tour is about heritage, art, culture, and religion — and, of course, the pleasure of your eyes. Our packages include the visit of the territory of Kremlin and two cathedrals of three. You can also choose the extras: a visit to the Diamond Fund, Armory, or Saint Basil’s Cathedral, located on the Red Square just a few minutes walk.

Usually, our second day ends after the Kremlin tour and we take you back to your hotel.

day 3 Get closer to Russian art: The Tretyakov Gallery

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Be ready to wake up early today if you book the optional tour to Moscow metro and the Old Arbat: Why should you choose it? The essential part of the travel is to feel the vibe of the life of locals and traveling by metro followed by the stroll down the favorite pedestrian street of the Muscovites. This is a fully walking tour, so make sure you can walk on long distances; it will take approximately three hours. The metro tour will start at the station closest to your accommodation place — near the station or at your hotel if it is located within walking distance from a station. You will see the impressive stations designed like the palaces: Ploschad Revolutsii, Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Teatralnaya, and the others. This tour is only available in the morning according to the excursion committee of the metro regulations, so don’t oversleep! The next point is the beautiful pedestrian street Old Arbat. Here you can have lunch, take beautiful pictures and do some shopping, or just walk down the busy street, so loved by youth and tourists.

The main tour of the day is about art and you will definitely enjoy it: there is hardly a person who cannot find a catching thing for them in the famous Tretyakov Gallery, the greatest collection of Russian fine art. There you will see the most significant pieces of art, known by every Russian from a schooler to an expert. The classic tour includes the visit to the division of classical art, but if you also want to get acquainted with modern style paintings, don’t forget to book an extra tour to another building of the Tretyakov Gallery.

day 4 Open the window to Europe: transfer to St Petersburg

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Have a hearty breakfast before you start: today you are going to travel 750 kilometers to visit another brilliant Russian city. We offer you to try the unique experience with Russian Railways and take an overnight brand train with sleeping berths; you can choose between 4-berths and 2-berths compartments; hot meals and bed linen for your comfortable overnight journey are included!

Before the train, you have plenty of time, so why not take another extra tour of Pushkin museum, with its enormous collection of sculptures, paintings, art, and other items of different epochs.

In the afternoon, you are collected from the hotel and dropped off at the railway station. During your trip between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, you are not having a guide, but the friendly staff will help you with any questions.

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day 5 Arrival to Saint Petersburg and the city tour

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In the early morning, your train arrives at the main railway station of Saint Petersburg. Your guide is already here, waiting for you with a signboard. People in the city are in a hurry to their jobs and you can take your time, enjoying the views of this true tzar city. The city tour, organized upon arrival before you check it, will show you the main square of the city — Palace square, Vasilievsky island with its rostral columns, and aesthetical architectural monuments of the 18th century. Everyone will find enjoyment during the tour: history lovers will learn more about the Russian culture, art enthusiasts — find out the unique architectural objects, and the Instagram addicts will definitely enrich their accounts with the new stunning pictures with city views.

After the tour, you check-in to your hotel and have spare time for the rest of the day.

day 6 World-famous museum: Visit the Hermitage

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Get ready to walk a lot today! It’s time to explore the gem of Saint Petersburg and its main lair of the world art objects: the Hermitage. The guided tour allows you to skip the enormous lines and see as much as possible in a three hours tour. It would take many years to explore each item of the Hermitage, so the tour is focused on the most famous paintings and sculptures: Rembrandt’s Danaya, Gainsborough’s Woman in Blue, Matisse’s Dance, The Peacock Clock, and the others.

day 7 Tour of Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Park

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This is the most desired part of the tour for many visitors: today you have an opportunity to visit the legendary Amber room in the Catherine Palace, located 25 km away from Saint Petersburg. With the help of the driver, your guide takes you to the town of Pushkin and shows the impressive summer residence of Russian emperors. The Amber Room is a gem: it is a chamber, fully decorated with amber and gold; it is the unexceptionable reconstruction of the missed genuine Amber room. If there is no chance to get in the Catherine Palace (sometimes there are too many requests), it is replaced with the amber workshop, where you have a chance to work on your own piece of amber and have a glass of sparkling champagne as the cherry on a pie. In addition, the trip includes walking around Catherine park, a piece of landscape design art.

day 8 Goodbye Russia! Departure transfer

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Today the journey comes to its end; if you want to have the most of your last day, book the tour of Peterhof, if time allows. It is usually called a Russian Versaille for its fountains layout and complex of sculptures; the Great Palace visit is also included in the tour. The whole assembly holds the spirit of the Tsars epoque and is a great place for walking, taking pictures, and learning more about the emperors' time of Russia and Saint Petersburg.

After the tour, you are delivered directly to the airport for your return flight, or to the hotel — if you need a transfer later.

  • Day 1: Welcome to Russia!
  • Day 2: Panoramic tour of Moscow and the Kremlin
  • Day 3: Get closer to Russian art: The Tretyakov Gallery
  • Day 4: Open the window to Europe: transfer to St Petersburg
  • Day 5: Arrival to Saint Petersburg and the city tour
  • Day 6: World-famous museum: Visit the Hermitage
  • Day 7: Tour of Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Park
  • Day 8: Goodbye Russia! Departure transfer

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