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Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise

  • 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

Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise
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Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise
From US$129.86

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 'million dollar' pho, a great Aussie favourite,  freshly made sushi hand rolls and artisan baked goods. The final treat is in the picturesque Parramatta Regional Park , in view of the historic first Governors Cottage 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!
Reviews (9)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Terrific tour!

Well worth the time and money! It was lovely to go up river from Sidney to Parramatta, and experience the different cuisines there. I had a great day with Ivy - she was not only very knowledgeable about the area and the food, but was...More

Thank Seaside66776866180
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We love showing off our city, and we are so glad that you have enjoyed the trip to Parramatta the original food bowl of our nation! Enjoy the rest of your travels

Reviewed 1 week ago
An overabundance of food

I booked a scheduled tour, but I was the only confirmed booking. Although they e-mailed me to get me to switch dates, they still ran the tour even though I was the only one booked because my dates were inflexible. Obviously, I'm giving them a...More

Thank blunderinga
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed. Australia is a multicultural nation so our food is a world of dishes brought by each new wave of migration. Delicious isn’t it:)

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Amazing tour!

We (German family of 5 with our cousin) spent a lovely albeit rainy day in Parramatta. Learning about Australian history while eating yummy food was a perfect combination, especially for our forever hungry teenager. Latife was really sweet and knowledgeable, time just flew. Thank you...More

1  Thank martina6480
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
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