Enjoy 7 nights in Sydney packed full of culinary adventures. Sample the food and wine stories, showcasing the passionate people, stunning places and delicious produce of this vibrant city.

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Inclusions:

    • Arrival small vehicle shuttle airport transfers in Sydney
    • 7 nights Sydney at the 5* Amora Jamison Hotel with guaranteed early check in day of arrival
    • Half day Sydney city sights small group tour
    • Sydney Fish Market Tour
    • Sydney Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate
    • Sydney harbour cruise including gourmet lunch
    • Half day Gourmet South Sydney Tour
    • Outstanding Dining suggestions

This itinerary can be fully customized; to tailor this package to your specific requirements please call an Aspire specialist at 1-877-727-7473

Day 1 - Arrive Sydney
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. You will be transferred by small vehicle shuttle to to the Amora Jamison Hotel, where you will stay for SEVEN nights.

Relax, acclimatize and this afternoon if you feel like some exercise take a ferry or taxi to Milsons Point to Ripples Restaurant, where the harbour view is just as special as the food is Italian, and designed to share. It's right next door to Luna Park and don’t forget to take your camera.

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The hotel is in the heart of Sydney and is only a few minutes’ walk from the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the historic Rocks area. The rooms are well-appointed, contemporary in style with warm earthy tones and marble clad bathrooms. Deluxe Rooms are located on floors 4 – 29 with views overlooking either the city skyline, Jamison Street or Wynyard Park.

Day 2 - Half Day City Sights tour
An Ultimately Sydney Tours guide will pick you up from your hotel to commence a morning Story of Sydney tour. Introducing the iconic attractions, hidden gems and picture perfect photos opportunities including the Sydney Opera House, Bridge and Harbour, this tour unveils Sydney’s unique culture, contemporary lifestyle and fascinating past. View some of the most exclusive suburbs, fashionable shopping strips and hip dining precincts including the historic Rocks precinct, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Woollahra, Double Bay, Paddington, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Visit famous Bondi Beach and soak up the atmosphere of this beachside mecca. Rather than transferring back to Sydney downtown we recommend you bid farewell to your tour and spend the remainder of your afternoon at Bondi.

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For an outstanding lunch we recommend Icebergs (cost of lunch not included in package):
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Icebergs Dining Room and Bar  www.idrb.com
Level 3/1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
Phone +61 2 9365 9000+61 2 9365 9000
Icebergs is an icon for its perspective on Bondi Beach, its crashing surf below and “wow” views. Fortunately, despite an Italian accent, the place runs like Swiss watch, if we may mix metaphors. Superb service, excellent Italian-ish food, people-spotting par excellence and a unique taste of the town. What else is there?

This afternoon consider a learn to surf lesson with our partners Lets Go Surfing or simply browse the boutiques, shops and cafes that line the main beach parade. Make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 3 - Half Day Harbour Cruise
Board your Sea Sydney Cruises vessel at the Commissioner Steps Circular Quay to commence a 4 hour guided harbor cruise with commentary. Be engulfed by the beauty of Sydney as you 'cruise like a local' aboard Calypso, a 52 foot motor yacht. Cruise the foreshores of Sydney Harbour past world famous, iconic landmarks before dropping anchor in a secluded cove to enjoy a three course Australian BBQ lunch accompanied by regional wines and local beers. Then there is the opportunity to go for a swim, row into the beach, try your luck at fishing or just relax. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm at the Commissioner Steps.

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This evening we recommend heading over to Surry Hills. Crown Street is home to some of the city's most innovative restaurants – one to try is Marque, a meal here is a culinary performance you won't soon forget – and there are plenty of atmospheric small bars for a nightcap (cost of dinner not included in package):
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Marque  https://marquerestaurant.com.au/
5/355 Crown St, Surry Hills
+61 2 9332 2225+61 2 9332 2225
A salon, a den of gastronomic indulgence, a canvas for the quirky humour and military skills of Sydney chef Mark Best. The menu is predominantly French influenced that delivers highly intelligent and original flavour combinations. New age techniques are used but without ego and only when relevant to amplifying the best aspects of an ingredient in a dish.

Make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 4 - Sydney at your leisure
Now you are orientated enjoy a day at leisure or seek out more culinary experiences - Sydney has a proliferation of amazing places and spaces to enjoy breakfast and brunch: from iconic restaurant bills, where a seat around the communal table represents prime real estate to the sprawling cantina that is Kitchen by Mike, which has a cache of cult followers who don’t mind queuing at the counter for service. If your free day falls on a Saturday head east to Eveleigh Farmer’s Market and you will find on-the-go options such as steamed free range pork dumplings with ginger and tamari dressing from the Billy Kwong stall or the much-talked-about Oh My Goshlette omelette from Bird Cow Fish.
bills, 433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, +61 2 9360 9631+61 2 9360 9631
Kitchen by Mike, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, +61 2 9045 0910+61 2 9045 0910
Eveleigh Farmers’ Market, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, +61 2 8571 9099+61 2 8571 9099

Day 5 - Sydney Fish Market & Opera House
It's an early start, but the “Behind the Scenes” tour of Sydney's Fish Market on the edge of Blackwattle Bay in Pyrmont is a unique Sydney foodie experience – it's one of the largest in the world: only the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo trumps it for variety. Tours depart every Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6.40am. A bayside breakfast of super fresh sushi afterwards is a great way to start the day.

For those wanting to learn all about how to cook a wide variety of sea creatures without having to leave the comfort of the city lights, the Sydney Seafood School at the iconic Sydney Fish Market is just the ticket. Having the Sydney fishing fleet docking right beside the market ensures that a vast array of the best and freshest produce is close at hand and regular classes by some of the country’s top chefs means that the level of instruction – everything from basic filleting to mastering a seafood paella – is of the same quality as the seafood (ask an Aspire consultant for more details)

It's an easy half-hour walk to the city via historic Pyrmont, Darling Harbour and Chinatown – take a break along the way in the teahouse in the lovely Chinese Garden of Friendship. For an inexpensive but very authentic Asian-style lunch head to one of the food courts in Chinatown – try the one on the corner of Dixon and Little Hay streets. On Sundays most restaurants serve fantastic Yum Cha.

Work your way towards Sydney harbour and explore the historic Rocks area – the oldest neighbourhood in Australia and follow the sculpture and heritage trail around Walsh Bay.

This afternoon experience a delicious tour and tasting plate package that combines The Sydney Opera House Tour with world-class delicious alfresco dining at Opera Kitchen. Begin your journey by exploring underneath the sails with a spectacular Sydney Opera House Tour taking you inside one of the world’s greatest buildings of all time. You will see inside the theatres, discover the stories, history and magic of the House and learn of how architect Jorn Utzon’s heritage-listed masterpiece came to life. You can also decide when to take your Opera Kitchen three-tier gourmet Tasting Plate or Bento Tower, before or after your tour as lunch or return for dinner at dusk or a late supper. There’s nothing more to do than sit back at Sydney’s newest dining spot and indulge in our famous oysters, mini wagyu burgers, or fresh sushi and sashimi on the Bento Tower and soak in the Sydney Harbour views. Opera Kitchen is home to Sydney’s best chefs, food artisans and producers that will tantalise your tastebuds and leave you spoilt for choice.

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Make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 6 - Half Day Gourmet South Sydney tour
This morning commence a half day Gourmet South Sydney tour. Treat your tastebuds to an extraordinary culinary journey through this multicultural corner of Sydney, brimming with character and full of flavor. Talk to the purveyors of delicious Mediterranean delicacies, learn the secret to a great lamb roast, discover where to buy authentic Italian ingredients and sample freshly baked bread, boutique Sydney-brewed beers and delicious Asian-inspired dumplings. Tour concludes at approximately 1.00pm, at which time you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Inclusions:
- Visit unique food quarters.
- Greek butchery.
- Hellenic bakery authentic Vietnamese restaurant and tasting.
- Boutique brewery - meet the brewer and sample local beer.
- Mediterranean food warehouse.
- Freshly made Asian inspired dumplings.

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy your last day in Sydney – consider the Sydney BridgeClimb for the climb of your life with stunning views over the city. The Twilight Climb is spectacular for enjoying the day to night light of the city

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Make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 7 - Sydney at leisure
Enjoy your final day at leisure in Sydney. Tonight bid farewell to Sydney by blowing the budget with dinner at Quay or enjoy Asian fusion at Rockpool

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Quay  www.quay.com.au
Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, 5 Hickson Road, The Rocks
Phone +61 2 9251 5600+61 2 9251 5600
Talk about the whole package. The site (Overseas Passenger Terminal), the views (Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge) the service staff and the food. Peter Gilmore’s name is known internationally for his light, imaginative cuisine inspired by nature. Possibly Australia’s best chef, if there is such a thing, this is almost certainly one of Australia’s best restaurants.

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Rockpool www.rockpool.com/sydney/
11 Bridge Street, Sydney
Phone +61 2 9252 1888+61 2 9252 1888
In Neil Perry, we have one of the country’s true great chef/restaurateurs and Rockpool is his empire’s flagship, his first child. Recently moved to new, heritage-listed premises, Rockpool is darkly elegant, moody and dramatic, while chef Phil Wood’s modern Australian food, often with a faint Chinese inflection, is truly his own. An uncompromising, special restaurant.

Make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 8 - Depart Sydney
Make your way to Sydney airport and flight to US

 

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy for travel until 31 March 2015. Mardi Gras and other blackout periods will have surcharges. Hotels and tours are subject to availability. Restaurant recommendations are not included in the package price. All prices reflect a 3% discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payment. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

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