Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Sydney and its surroundings
Sydney, Australia is a truly cosmopolitan city — a melting pot of European and Aboriginal heritage. This MSC World Cruise destination is celebrated for its iconic Harbour Bridge extraordinary Opera House, and glamorous Bondi Beach.
• The Blue Mountains
• Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
• Rural Outback Experience
The Blue Mountains are named in honour of the region’s beautiful forests which appear blue due to an optical illusion created by eucalyptus oil, water, and sunlight. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll visit the charming suburb of Leura before discover this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by the famous Three Sisters rock formation at Echo Point Lookout, the gateway to a vast array of walking trails. Afterwards, ride the amazing Scenic Railway — the steepest passenger train journey in the world!
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a true-blue Australian icon and one of the world’s longest steel-arch bridges. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll get a chance to climb this amazing structure which took 8 years to build in the 1930s! Spanning over 504 m, this magnificent architectural feat overlooks the Rocks, a historic precinct of cobbled laneways, charming cafes, and some of Australia’s oldest pubs. Wander this heritage area after your climb — the perfect place to enjoy a refreshment.
On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll experience the stunning Hawkesbury Valley, home to the Greater Blue Mountains area and the fascinating Tobruk Sheep Station. On a 50-acre estate, you’ll get a glimpse into the life of an Australian sheep farmer, taking part in their daily routine! Herd sheep with the help of farm dogs and enjoy an outback BBQ! You’ll even have a chance to crack a whip and throw an iconic boomerang.