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Sydney Return Canberra Full Day Tour with National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, and Australian War Memorial

  • Canberra
  • English
  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Visit National Museum of Australia
  • 2. Guided tour of Parliament House
  • 3. Guided tour of Australian War Memorial
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels
From AUD
$189.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Visit National Museum of Australia
  • 2. Guided tour of Parliament House
  • 3. Guided tour of Australian War Memorial
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Canberra
Depature point ● Departs: Mondays and Fridays
● Departure Time* and Point:
- 07:15 Crescent on Bayswater (Address: 33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point NSW 2011 )
- 07:25 Vibe Hotel Sydney (Address: 111 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
- 07:35 Sheraton on the Park (Address: 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000. At Castlereagh Street Entrance)
- 07:40 Sofitel Wentworth Hotel (Address: 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
* Times are reference only. Please refer to your confirmation email for exact pick up time
● Arrives Sydney at approximately 21:30
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Reconfirmation requirements Arrival and departure time must also be reconfirmed at least 24 hours prior to departure with our reservations team on 1300 615 110.
Check-in requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Money/credit card for optional purchases

2 Overview

Enjoy this comprehensive tour of the Australian Capital, home to many important landmarks and historic buildings. Take in all the highlights of this planned city, with its contemporary architecture set amongst beautifully maintained gardens and parks. Gain an insight into the workings of Australia and its capital.

Canberra Full Day Tour with National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, and Australian War Memorial Sydney Return

 

Australian Capital Territory

Approximately 3 hours from Sydney lies the nation's capital, Canberra. Here you'll find Australia's Federal Parliament, the Australia War Memorial and the National Gallery of Australia. The gallery boasts an exceptional national collection and popular international exhibits.

 

Canberra 

Canberra is Australia's capital city and a unique Australian city with an entirely planned urban landscape. 300 kilometres south west of Sydney, the site was chosen as Australia's capital in 1908 as a compromise between the two largest Australian cities, Sydney and Melbourne. It's the nation's political heart and home to some of Australia's best historical and cultural institutions.

Unlike most cities which have been developed organically overtime, Canberra's unique inner-city layout was built from a holistic design. Throughout the inner-city you'll notice a pattern of geometric motifs such as circles and hexagons, the work of American architect Walter Burley Griffin who won an international competition to design the city.

Canberra was officially named with a ceremony on 12 March 1913. A variety of original and quirky names were suggested for the city including Paradise, Shakespeare and Boomerang City. However the name of Canberra was eventually settled upon. It is derived from an Aboriginal word thought to mean 'meeting place'.

The city is home to Australia's Parliament, High Court and a number of diplomatic embassies and consulates as well as the Lodge, the official residence of Australia's Prime Minister.

A trip to Canberra will give you a fantastic insight into the rich history and culture of Australia. Visit the Australian War Memorial, a deeply touching shrine to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who've lost their lives serving their country, the National Museum of Australia and the distinctly designed Parliament House.

As you drive around the key landmarks of Canberra you'll see its centrepiece, the man-made Lake Burley Griffin. This unique landscape was planned with a garden city in mind and is home to the annual Floriade Festival. Watch the city burst into colour from September to October, as hundreds arrive to view Australia's biggest flower festival. 

 

Highlights

  • Before entering the city, travel to the summit of Mt. Ainslie for a terrific view of Canberra and surrounds. A great photo opportunity! 
  • Visit the Australian War Memorial, where you'll be greeted by a local guide to start your tour 
  • Learn about the history of the ANZACs as you travel along the boulevard dedicated to the participants of two world wars 
  • Enjoy a tour of the National Museum of Australia - it focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment 
  • Take a guided tour of Australia's Parliament House - you may even get to witness the Houses of Parliament in session 
  • You'll visit some of its 4,700 rooms and learn more of its architecture, history, artwork and the Australian parliamentary democratic process 
  • See 'The Lodge', the Prime Minister's official residence 
  • Travel along the pretty tree-lined streets and see diplomatic homes and embassies of many foreign ambassadors 
  • Drive past the National Library and the High Court of Australia 
  • Drive past Canberra's centrepiece, Lake Burley Griffin, named after the American architect who won a competition to design Australia's Federal Capital, Walter Burley Griffin 
  • See the Carillon Bell Tower on the edge of the lake, a gift from the British Government to mark Canberra's 50 years as the nation's capital

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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