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“Overall very good time and the scenery is amazing”

Sydney Great Escapes - Blue Mountains Day Tours
Ranked #41 of 242 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
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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.
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Palo Alto, CA
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28 reviews
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“Overall very good time and the scenery is amazing”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I agree with many of the comments in these reviews and will not repeat them here. Rob is a good guy with a good heart - though very occasionally, the content of his running review does border on the inappropriate. He does have a special and amazing knowledge of the area which would be hard to replicate in another tour guide. Lunch was actually not so good. Servers brought out wrong dishes (e.g., beef pie instead of veggie pie), coffee was bad. Bus was excellent.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank alreiss
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Day Out & Good Laughs Along The Way”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

To book the day tour was so easy, I just rang up and booked it for 3 of us who we staying at the Hilton. Bronnie said that was completely fine, they picked us up at 07:10 outside on Pitt Street bang on time. The day before I had to amend the booking and add one more person, this was completely fine and not a problem.

We were picked up by Rob who is a lovely jolly man. He made us all introduce ourselves and the whole minibus was very comfortable with him.

He took us to Featherdale Wildlife Park which was an amazing experience, we were the first people in the park before the other tourists come in, so we had longer with the koalas and the kangaroos. You also get 5% discount in the shop when you come with Rob, so make sure you ask for the discount in the shop.

After Featherdale we went into the Blue Mountains to some little untouched places that Rob knew. He knew the right places to take photos and he was happy to take them for everyone as well.

We then drove to a tiny town with 1 hotel for lunch where the food was lovely!! This is all included in the price.

We drove to a place where the sold homegrown produce which was great for gifts to bring home to your family and friends. We then went to the Blue Mountains tourist bit where you have the cable car, steepest railway in the world and a walkway around the mountains, this is an additional cost but again Rob does get discount if you pay by cash.

All in all, we had a fantastic day out and I have already recommended other people to take the trip, it is definitely worth the money.

Thanks Rob and Bronnie!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank daniella c
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Melbourne Australia
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26 reviews
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“Very enjoyable & entertaining day out”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I was really impressed with the way Bronwyn & Rob handled our arrangements. The day i wanted for our tour was booked out but Bronwyn was so helpful coordinating my travel itinerary so i could fit my trip in and all this late on a Sunday night! Very impressive.
Rob was entertaining & so informative right through the long trip. So full of information, folklore & jokes. A great photographer & the local knowledge took us to places out of the normal tourist routes.
Enjoyed the Featherdale zoo. The early start was fully worth it when we had the zoo to ourselves for a good 45 minutes. Loved the scenic rail, cable car. It was crowded but what else can you expect from such a popular place. Rob allowed us enough time to enjoy the activities as well as time to browse the gift shop.
The lunch was yummy & it was a big lunch catered to any dietary requirement. the river boat ride was a great end to the evening.
On the whole one of the best tours i have taken. Fully worth the money paid.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Chut2010
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New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome Day Out”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Family of 4 - parents and 2 older teenagers. Very early start - 710am out on the street waiting! There were 10 in total on our trip - Kiwis, English, American and Sri Lankan. And Rob. He entertained us virtually non stop, full of stories and yarns about Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the geography and history of the area, as well as his experiences during the fires that ravaged the area last year. He would appear to be well known on the tour circuit as we were treated extremely well at the places we went to. The Wildlife Park - got there before the crowds; and the delicious huge lunch at the old Imperial hotel in one of the little towns. The touristy stuff at Three Sisters was also fab, even if there were too many people there! Loved the river boat ride back to the city, even if it was raining. Expensive trip, but we had a great day out. Thank you!

Visited April 2014
2 Thank kiwiflora
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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9 reviews
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“Worth every penny”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This day trip was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Rob is one awesome man who should actually be an entertainer! His knowledge of the Blue Mountains and surrounding area is full of wonderful insights. Our tour group was filled with really nice folks from all over the world and we all had a marvelous time doing the many items he had planned. Very comfortable bus and the area is gorgeous. Lunch was included and it was really enjoyable. Not much more to add other than it is well worth the costs. Thanks Rob for sharing your knowledge with us all.
Isaac and Karin from Ohio

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Isaac F
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