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Sydney Tour | Five Night Package: Wednesday, September 13 – Monday, September 18, 2023
Wednesday, September 13 – Arrive in Sydney and transfer on your own to the InterContinental Sydney. Upon arrival, join us for a welcome brunch and Q &A briefing from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM where you will meet fellow travelers and your MTT Hosts. This afternoon is free to explore the local neighborhoods in Sydney and enjoy the views of the Sydney Harbour. (brunch included)
Thursday, September 14 – After breakfast, the group will depart on an unforgettable panoramic Sydney half-day sightseeing tour. On the tour you will visit the historic Rocks area, enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and visit Bondi Beach. We will end our tour at the ASICS Event Expo. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.
Mid-afternoon, join us for the optional Sydney BridgeClimb, one of the most iconic things to do while in Sydney. We highly recommend it and have tentatively booked space for 14 people to experience the Twilight Climb (3:30 PM). At a leisurely pace, the BridgeClimb takes three (3) hours and you will be finished between 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The cost is $305 USD per person. If you are interested in an alternate date and time you can scan and email the completed form (available HERE) back to : email@example.com. (breakfast and lunch included)
Friday, September 15 – Choose between a full-day tour to the Blue Mountains or explore Sydney on your own.
Blue Mountains with Self-Guided Hike | $215 per person | 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of the seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderful sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region. A highlight today will be a 1 ½ to 2 hour hike along the top of the Grouse Valley – it provides an exhilarating walk while seeing wildlife such as the elusive Lyre Bird. We’ll stop and enjoy a picnic style lunch while looking over one of the world class views this walk provides. (lunch included)
Explore Sydney on your own. The 2023 Sydney Running Show hours today are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
This evening, Marathon Tours & Travel will host a Sydney Harbour Cocktail Cruise. There is no other Sydney venue more desired, no views more captivating than the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Join runners from all over for this exclusive event. Includes canapes and one (1) drink per person.
Saturday, September 16 – Half-Marathon Race Day! Come cheer on the half-marathon runners or enjoy the sights of Sydney at your leisure. You can relax at one of the famous beaches, visit the Taronga Zoo to see the koalas or head to the Sydney Running Show for last minute race gear purchases. Tonight, join us for our pre-race dinner at the hotel. (breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday, September 17 - RACE DAY! This morning, a representative from Marathon Tours & Travel will walk you to the trains that take you to the starting line. After you finish, stop by and recharge at the Marathon Tours & Travel post-race celebration area. Enjoy some light refreshments before walking back to the hotel on your own. Your hotel is located 800 meters from the finish line. This evening, the group will gather for a post-race reception to celebrate your accomplishment at a nearby restaurant! (breakfast included)
Monday, September 18 – Enjoy the day at your leisure before transferring on your own to the airport for your flight home. (breakfast included)