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Review of Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour

Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour
Ranked #5 of 240 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
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Owner description: Blue Mountains Tour is a Luxury Personalised Small Group Tour in a Mercedes Benz MAX 14 People!! Blue Mountains Tours is a family owned & operated business, providing you with the Ultimate Blue Mountains experience away from the crowds. Blue Mountain Tours includes... *Complimentary Hotel Pick Up from most CBD Hotels *Morning Tea - Freshly baked Scones with Jam & Cream, Home made Tart with Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate *Enjoy a Hot filling Lunch with 6 menu options including a glass of Australian Beer, Wine or Soft Drink *Featherdale Wildlife Park Entry *Professional Photo in Display Folder per couple *River Cruise return to Circular Quay where tour concludes at approx 5pm. Blue Mountain Tours are also available for private charters to the Blue Mountains, City Tour or anything else you would like. We can cater for up to 34 people in 2 luxury Mercedes Benz and VW Caravelle for private tours. With great and professional guides Blue Mountains Tours is the best way to visit the Blue Mountains in a small groups. 6 Years of Guiding Excellence – Over 15,000 Happy Clients!! Certificate of Excellence 2011,12,13,14 and 2015!!
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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“An unforgettable day - really fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Roberto collected us from our hotel bright and early and we went off to pick up the rest of the tour-goers (mainly Americans, but a few English and 2 from Indonesia!). We drove firstly to Flat Rock, which was amazing - Rob even took a nice photo of us together and put it in a folder for us to keep as a souvenir (included in the tour price). Then we went up the road a bit further and stopped for tea and home-baked scones at another beautiful viewpoint. Next we were off to Scenic World (not included in the price but we did the whole thing and it was good value for what you got to do!). Firstly there was a cable car ride across the gorge with great views of the 'Three Sisters'. Then we went down a really steep incline on a cliff railway, then we had a walk through the rainforest, viewing a rather odd variety of 'art' installations on the way round. Then the trip back up on another cliff railway to the shop etc to re-join Rob. Our next stop was an aboriginal centre right by Echo Point. The centre was really interesting and we met some real aborigines, had our faces daubed with clay markings and were honoured to be given a fantastic demonstration of the didgeridoo! We also had a souvenir photo taken again (not included in the tour price, but again worth it!). Then it was back in the deluxe air-conditioned minibus for the trip back down the mountain - beautiful scenery all the way and interesting commentary by Rob, but not so much that you wished he would be quiet! He was a great driver and a great guide! Next stop was a Sports Club for a lovely lunch - we had a choice and had already opted for the roast lamb, which was delicious. Next stop was the marvellous Featherdale Wildlife Park, where we got to stroke koala bear (you're not allowed to hold one) and feed the wallabies and kangaroos, which hop around freely (watch out for the poo!!). There are plenty of places to wash your hands and decent toilets, plus there is a small cafe and you can buy ice-creams etc. Our last stop before the Rivercat cruise back to the city was to have a quick look at the Olympic Stadium, which is not far from Sydney and is now used as a sporting venue plus venue for music concerts, etc. Then we went for a quick look at an exclusive new development at Breakfast Point, then we went to the Rivercat stop and it was time to say goodbye to Rob. We also met his lovely wife Alena, who had our tickets for the boat. We took loads of photos during the day and some great ones of Sydney from the boat, before disembarking at Circular Quay. It was a really fantastic, well-organised day, truly worth every penny. We will never forget it! (Book online in advance to make sure you get a place!!)

Visited February 2012
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Berto and Alena M, Owner at Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you for your great review and explaining to people about our tour. We are so happy you had a awesom experience with us and enjoyed Sydney and the greater Blue Mountains area. Thank you for choosing Blue Diamond Tours.

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Rob and Alena Michail
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Dallas, Texas
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“Best Way To See the Blue Mountians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

My family and I recently booked a private Blue Mountain tour with Rob. We just can't say enough good things about this tour. Rob gave a lot of interesting information along the way and took us to some "off the beaten path" locations. I have no trouble giving this tour the highest recommendation...I only wish we could stay longer! The price was reasonable and worth every penny and in my opinion, the small group was so much better than the giant bus tours.

Visited March 2012
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Berto and Alena M, Owner at Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you a wonderful review. It is always a pleasure taking care of family groups and we are so happy you had a great experience with us.

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Rob and Alena Michail
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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“Wonderful Tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

My daughter and I went with Rob on a Blue Mountain Tour and I just can't say enough good things about this tour. Rob gave a lot of interesting information along the way and was more than accommodating to everyone in our small group. I have no trouble giving this tour the highest recommendation! The price was reasonable and worth every penny. In my opinion, the small group was so much better than the giant bus tours.

Visited February 2012
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Berto and Alena M, Owner at Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you for a fantastic review and explaining to future guest about a small group option. It is always good to hear from our customers and thank you once again for choosing Blue Diamond Tours.

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Rob and Alena Michail
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Orange County, CA
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“Great family operated tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

My wife and I were visiting from the U.S. early December 2011, and decided to book a tour with Blue Diamond because of the wonderful reviews on tripadvisor. All the excellent reviews were spot on.

We were picked up at the Shangri-La in Sydney (wonderful Bridge and Opera House views) early in the morning for our tour. There were 3 other couples on tour with us that day.

Unfortunately for us, the weather was a little rainy and cold that day (coldest summer in Sydney in 50 years), and Alena, our tour guide and owner, took us to Featherdale Wildlife first.

Going to Featherdale was really the highlight of our tour. No crowds, and great opportunities to take pictures of Australian wildlife. We were able to take pictures with the koalas, wallabies, and kangaroos as well as feed them. No, they're not in their natural, wild habitat, like a safari, but it's great to be able to get up close and personal.

Alena then took us up towards the Blue Mountains. It was great to see her call her contacts up in the Blue Mountains / Scenic World to see how the weather was like up there and if it was raining. On the way, we stopped at a little town for some of the best scones and coffee.

The Blue Mountains were breathtaking, and we even took a little diversion off the beaten path towards a hidden scenic area, near a cliff for beautiful pictures.

We stopped in a cute town of Leura for some shopping before lunch. Lunch was at a local sports club, which is a big thing in Australia. It's where the local communities, war veterans go to socialize, eat, play poker, and relax. It was a little like our YMCA, but much nicer and closer nit. It seemed to be a place for the local community to gather and socialize.

On the way back, we were dropped off and said our farewells near a ferry for a scenic ride back to Circular Quay with views of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge.

My wife and I travel often, and we love taking the small private tours, especially family run ones. The service is much more personalized. We get to ask questions about the culture and learn so much more about the city we are visiting. And you don't realize how nice it is that your tour guide is willing to take pictures of you, instead of asking another tourist to take a photo.

This was a great tour and would definitely do it again.

Visited December 2011
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Berto and Alena M, Owner at Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to see you had a great day with us, despite the weather being the worst in 50 years. We always try our best to alter and change the tour depending on the weather and we are so glad you had a great day.

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Rob and Alena Michail
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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“A True Five Star Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

On our recent trip up the East Coast from Melbourne to Port Douglas, we had our fair share of tours. This one stood head and shoulders above the rest in offering exactly what they said they would. Alana is a friendly and knowledgable guide, the vehicle is comfortable, the food (especially that superb morning tea!) simply excellent. You really do feel that you get to places before all the big buses arrive and then slip away to your next stop. The Koori Aboriginal Centre was a highlight - the small performance area meant that you got up close and personal with the dancers as they explained the meaning of their dances. The Blue Mountains were spectacular, the animal park visit was excellent, the ferry ride back to Circular Quay was a thoughtful and well-planned end to the tour. Can't recommend this highly enough!

Visited February 2012
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Berto and Alena M, Owner at Blue Diamond Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour, responded to this review, 22 April 2012
Thank you for you review. We always try our best to avoid the larger bus groups so that our guests enjoy every place we visit throughout the day. We always try to be different and we thank you so much for choosing Blue Diamond Tours.

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