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“Mixed feelings”

Sydney Great Escapes - Blue Mountains Day Tours
Ranked #43 of 252 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took the Blue Mountains trip with Rob in February 2017. Collection from our hotel was on time and Rob is as most of the reviewers point out jovial and a good entertainer. He is also forthright with his views which seems to be usual with many Australians. No problems with that. The mountains are quite impressive, and covered in jungle. How humans manage to put roads in some places never ceases to amaze me. The history of the first explorers was very interesting and trying to envisage them making their way through such a wild environment is equally as incredible as the road. Overall I enjoyed the trip which ended with a pleasant ferry return to Circular Quays. On the negative side you must appreciate that the mountains are quite some distance from the city so it should be obvious that the stops are always going to feel a bit rushed. If we return to Sydney we would consider a couple of nights stay in the mountains so we could take our time to explore it properly. Two other points regarding our particular trip which led to the middle rating are the meal supplied was awful, with three of the group having to return the chicken snitzels as they were still raw in the middle. The food was sent back and it was obvious that the same pieces of meat were just put back in the oil and returned to the table. They were still inedible. The hotel gave a free drink to everyone in the group, but this still spoiled what could have been a decent trip. One other point is Rob used his mobile phone several times while driving, something we should have pointed out at the time. Maybe I needed a bit of that Australian forthrightness to point out the danger of taking your eyes off the road.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this experience with Rob, our tour guide and driver. He was on time picking us up from the hotel and his vehicle was modern and clean. This is an all day adventure learning about the history of Australia. Rob was very informative on the culture and entertained us with plenty of laughs throughout the day. Rob was more than able to answer all questions that we asked about Australia, even with moving to Australia. I highly suggest choosing this tour, as it will introduce you to Australia in a very unique way.

We wish you the best Rob and your son through his education and athletic abilities.

Thanks,
T & Jae

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour based on the great reviews we'd read and we weren't disappointed. Firstly communication to book on the tour was quick and simple. Despite the rain we were picked up from our hotel and set off for the day. I was slightly nervous as there were only 4 of us on the tour (which I'm told is very unusual) but Rob made the day fun and enjoyable with his stories and knowledge which he happily shared. The wild park we visited was good, and we were first in the queue to get our pictures taken with the koala's. The weather wasn't great, so the view of the Blue Mountains was very poor, however Rob had lots of ideas up his sleeve to keep us entertained. Thanks for a great day, Rob!

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

My wife and I went on this tour during a five day break in Sydney and it proved to be one of the highlights of our trip. It was a long day, meeting Rob at 7-30am and not returning to the city until 6-00pm but it was indeed a day to remember.
The scenery throughout the day was spectacular, the zoo trip a delight, the lunchtime meal was excellent (although the hotel seemed in a time warp but in its own way added to the charm), the afternoon trip to Scenic World was particularly frightening for me personally as I do not like those sorts of heights but I lived to tell the tale! The trip on the ferry to Circular Quay was a relaxing end to a very enjoyable and tiring day.
The trip, however, would not have been the same without our super guide Rob who's enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and conversation were a delight!
Give the trip a try as you will certainly end up with a day to remember!

Thank Neil H
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I had a great day out with Rob who was very knowledgeable, fun and humorous and got us to the sights early so we avoided the crowds. Everything was laid on for you to get the best from the day. I would definitely book this Blue Mountains tour again or any other tour with this company and feel assured that we would have a good time. Thank you for the little koalas too - grandchildren love them!

Thank Gill G
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