This kind of long trip can be grueling, but it was well timed, everyone stayed punctual and our driver, Peter, was witty, informative and entertaining (as well as a smooth driver). The use of individual additional guides at the sites in Canberra was excellent (kudos to Kirsten). Very interesting and informative adventure.
It is quite a long journey by bus from Sydney, but Canberra is well worth seeing. We started with a panoramic view from above the city which was a useful introduction. We then visited the ANZAC memorial, a gallery of Australian art, including some aborigine and finished off in the parliament buildings. We had a very knowledgeable guide, but unfortunately she supplied a bit too much detail.
This trip is not worth it at all. The tour guide was absolutely TERRIBLE!!!!!!!! She spoke very softly and therefore could not hear anything she said. She hurried us through everything it was really bad. The driver dropped us off blocks from our hotel, after letting every one else off at their hotels and directed us in the wrong direction to walk to our hotel!! We left at 7 am and we got left off at 10 PM!!! WAY TO LONG TO BE ON THIS BUS!!! I do noy recommend this
Took our American friends for a tour of our Capital and all were really impressed by the great overview we got. A bird's eye view from Mt Ainslie, guided tours by an amazing guide, Bernard, of the War Memorial, Art Gallery and Parliament House, and a quick drive around the embassies were all included. The only downside was the sometimes lack of knowledge of our driver/guide who had unfortunately been given short notice of his duties for that day and had not had time to brush up on his information.
A long day but certainly worth it.
We had a great trip to Canberra with the best guide of our whole extensive trip. Tony was so knowledgeable and entertaining. He kept us on schedule which was packed full of interesting sights. The ride to and from Canberra was great with pretty scenery and one of our only chances to spot kangaroos in the wild, especially on the return trip at dusk. Canberra was a beautiful city and he gave great commentary and even took us around to all the embassies. There were separate guides for the war memorial, parliament and art museum. This was a full day of sightseeing and we loved every minute of it. Even spotted some exotic birds on Mount Ainsley. Tony was the best!!