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Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise

Highlights
  • Explore Sydney’s sights, cuisine and history on this culinary tour

  • Take a cruise through Sydney Harbour and see the Sydney Opera House

  • Eat like a local starting with a casual breakfast overlooking the water

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Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise
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Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise
US$128.71
Overview

Experience Sydney’s sights, culinary culture, and history on this guided tour of Parramatta starting with a Sydney Harbour cruise. Start with breakfast on the quayside and then taste artisan chocolates, perfectly pulled espresso drinks, authentic Thai food, freshly made sushi, and locally produced baked goods. The tour encompasses Australian food history and modern classics, and showcases the city’s rich cultural diversity.

What to Expect
This Taste of Australia journey starts at Sydney's Circular Quay at 8.30am as you breakfast with the locals then cruise west following the journey of the colonial settlers.  You will sail through the harbour past many glorious landmarks and historic sights, some that are little known outside of Australia, as well as have an insider view into the backyards of modern life in Sydney.

You will also be provided with an OPAL card for the trip which can be used on public transport for the rest of your Sydney stay, and escorted to the train for the return journey back to Sydney leaving Parramatta around 2.30-3pm.

Parramatta - The Food Tour
You will walk on the lands of the Darug people, where we explore the food basin that is Parramatta, sharing stories from centuries, Indigenous, colonial and modern.

Parramatta was the first food bowl for the colony, and provided the arable land needed for the settlers to survive.  It is home to many historic sites including Australia's oldest remaining farm. This tour is a taster of the stories and the food that makes our nation.

Our first stop includes sampling delectable hand made chocolates from one of Sydneys favourite artisan producers. You will then share the great Australian passion for coffee, followed by hot and spicy Thai dishes at the pub (a truely Australian favourite), freshly made sushi hand rolls and artisan baked goods.  We will cool down with some Persian hand made flower jelly, which is a beautiful work of art!. Th final treat is in the parkside cafe, delicious Middle Eastern inspired cake and tea.

On the journey we will explore Parramatta's colonial and modern day cultural history. As the diverse city and centre of Western Sydney, it's full of historic and natural landmarks which tell centuries of stories. You will see the remains of convict cottages and see Australia's first pub, opened by the first Chinese Australian.  The tour will conclude in view of old Government House (home of the first 10 Governors) in the beautiful Parramatta regional park. The city is Australia's best kept secret, rich with history, remains and historic buildings

This tour is treat for tourists wanting to get off the beaten track to see something different and get a taste of our hidden history and favourite food.  It is ideal for those who love food, and those who love history and stories, and its bliss for this who love both!

Make sure you bring comfortable footwear, a bottle of water and most importantly, a sense of fun!
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Reviewed 23 May 2018
Learning about history while sampling delicious food.

This tour started out from Sydney harbour with a pleasant ride down the river to Parramatta with breakfast. We visited many historical sites and learned about the early days of white settlement and of the local aboriginal people. On the way we tried a variety...More

Thank TCtravellor
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Food, History & Friends

WIth our trip overseas we found this tour on-line and decided to see what it was all about and we were very please that we found it. Out guide was Parastoo Bahrami and the meeting place was at the harbour and we caught the ferry...More

1  Thank Frank_Urankar
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Ferry into the tastes and sights of Paramatta

A welcoming change of pace last weekend with Taste Tours ferry trip up the river into Parramatta. So enjoyable to leave Sydney weekend traffic behind and simply take in the the delights of the harbour - passing one of its best (no longer secret) Cockatoo...More

2  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile
Fun day out with a difference

Despite being a Sydney local, I knew so little about Parramatta! The tour was interesting, fun and informative, covering history, culture, diversity and lots of food! Our guide Sophie was fantastic. Highly recommended tour for visitors and locals alike!

2  Thank cindybp1
Reviewed 6 February 2018
History and Food....what else would you want!

What a day ! we started off cruising from Circular Quay down the Parramatta River to Parramatta. Took in some history lessons and the beautiful sights of Sydney which I never get tired of seeing. Our guides were very informative on the history of Parramatta,...More

2  Thank KTM26
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