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We were the couple from the U.S., that toured the city with you and your driver on Dec 7th. We were surprised, as we were the ONLY ones on the bus. You provided a most inclusive, informative, and historical tour of Sydney. You and your driver were very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly, and made our tour one of the best we’ve ever had. We felt like we were touring the city with good friends, and your attention to detail was greatly appreciated. So, thank you, for a job well done!!! Swain Destinations made the right choice for our lovely tour of Sydney.
— All the best, Bill and Jane Saettel

We all had a fabulous time yesterday ! In spite of the long drive, we had the most interesting and informative guide (Alex) who was able to show us the Olympic grounds on the way to the Blue Mountains , answer all our many questions, entertain the children and show us the best time at the stops in Leura, Katoomba and the mountain rail and cable rides. He was patient and kind and anticipated our needs – and we were a large and varied group ranging in age from 2 years to 71 years! We would recommend Alex and the company to our family and friends! Many thanks to Alexand a happy new year to you all!
— Jill Friedman and Family

We are now back at home. Thank you for your assistance in our two-day visit to Sydney. We have a great city. Alecks was excellent. We thought that he was the best tour guide of our trip. We had two very good days even though the weather was less than perfect.

We had a wonderful time with Scott, he was a very great, gracious and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will be passing your company name along to any friends who are interested during our conference.

Jo and I have just returned from our trip to the Blue Mountains with Alecks. We cannot praise him highly enough – his knowledge, enthusiasm and good company made today a fantastic experience for us – please pass on our thanks and gratitude to him. We will certainly pass on the name of Ultimately Sydney to anyone coming here.

Just wanted to write a quick thankyou. Myself and my friends enjoyed, very much, our tour yesterday. Although in our 50’s and have all lived in Sydney most of our lives, there is always some place new to investigate. My family will enjoy all the delicacies I bought home for them.
Thanks again and I am sure we’ll see you again

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our tour of Sydney. Rohan was our tour guide and did a excellent job in explaining the many aspects of the tour. He took the time to answer any questions that we had and is very knowledgeable about the history of Sydney. I got to sit up front and was able to take many great pictures and Rohan also took the time to take pictures of my wife and I together with some wonderful background scenes of Sydney. Also, thanks to Rohan for taking us to the port for our cruise on Diamond Princess. This was a great help in that we did not have to return to Ibis hotel for our luggage and then take a taxi to port. Thank you for calling us when we got to Ibis to tell us what time to be ready for the tour. We had a wonderful time and if we ever are able to visit Sydney again, we hope to use your touring service. To visit Australia was a dream come true for my wife and I.
Thank You

Had a great city tour with Alecks yesterday afternoon. He was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and very kindly accommodating of my wife’s injury and consequent need for a wheelchair. FYI, the Radisson Blu concierge said they’d never heard of your company and tried to steer us to big bus tours.

I would like to say thanks for the best tour. We all had a ball we loved everything about it, We loved that we could shop up and we have all booked in a date already to head back to the destinations to keep shopping. Rohan was unreal and his knowledge on Sydney was amazing.

I would highly recommend you guys ,very professional, very friendly and best of all Rohan let us all have a great day. The girls have not stopped talking about it. Thanks again it was Great.
— Kind regards Mel
We’ve just arrived back at our hotel after spending a simply delightful and delectable 4 hours on the Inner West Sydney Gourmet Tour. A huge thank you to Helen, who brought the tour to life for us, and to all the local businesses who opened their doors. From Freshly roasted coffee to the most amazing fresh food, gourmet chocolate & smooth wines mixed together with lots of background stories from Helen! We’ll definitely be back & recommending you to our friends!

Just a word of praise for Alex – tour guide who accompanied my parents (I booked this tour for them) .. Thanks for your effort mate and you have left a long lasting impression not for your services but also for Australia
— Cheers, -Prakhar

My wife and I were recently in Sydney, Australia. While there the concierge at our hotel set up a 4-hour tour of Sydney with “Ultimately Sydney.” This is one of the best tours I have ever had; we hated to see the end. Our fantastic tour guide, Alecks Mitchell, read our minds. He knew what we wanted to see, how long we needed to be there, and what we needed to know about the particular site. He drove us around this lovely city with many stops, including the Botanic Garden, Sydney Opera House, and Brandi Beach. He pointed out houses owned by several movies. He stopped for many photo ops and even ageed to take some of the pictures to include the participants.

We’ve just finished out tour with Alex, and can I just say, we were all blown away. The tour far exceeded our expectations; the Vehicle was very comfortable, the weather perfect and the length of the tour was ideal. Alex was incredibly personable and especially conscious and considerate of my grandmothers needs. We were all very impressed with his knowledge and as someone that lives in Sydney, I certainly learnt and saw a lot of new things. Alex was engaging, entertaining, knowledgeable and warm, we really enjoyed the tour and thought it was excellent value, we will certainly recommend to family and friends!
— Kind regards, Philippa Easling.

We did the 1/2 day highlights tour of Sydney with Andrew Smith and loved it. Sydney is a beautiful city full of rich history and Andrew brought it to life for us. He went above and beyond our expectations and even helped us with what to do while we were in the Blue Mountains on our own. We just returned home and wanted to say that this was a highlight of our trip

Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the Inner West Gourmet Tour for us last week. The clients and our two staff members were blown away – it was a total success all round. Trust you have a wonderful festive season and a brilliant 2014.
— Kind regards, Glennis

It was a good to see what makes your small tours different from others. It definably provides a more personal experience for your customers since the groups are smaller. I enjoyed seeing just how beautiful Sydney is from its earlier beginning to the drive along the eastern shores and inlets, accompanied with the great commentary from Andrew. It was nice to pass through some of Sydney favourite and more elite suburbs, viewing great architecture along the way. I also enjoyed the stop off around Darling Point to view a nice quant beach with a wooden bridge.
— Thank you once again. Peter Twelves

Our group were very happy with our tour of Sydney South. Our tour guide Rohan was very helpful and informed. He provided plenty of interesting background information to each of the businesses we visited as well as lots of general knowledge about the suburbs we visited. We were provided with plenty of tastings and Rohan helpfully organised vegetarian options where they were possible for one of our group. He also generously allowed us to collect our bags from our hotel and then delivered us to Central Railway Station which was much appreciated because of our very tired state. Please thank him profusely from us.
I received lots of positive feedback regarding the choice and variety of places that we had the opportunity to visit, so thank you.
— Kind Rregards, Alison Tonini

We wish to thank you for two days of great tour with your most valuable Naomi Shedletzki. Indeed it was great having her on both tours. She made our visit exciting and meaningful and showed us the best of Sydney and the Blue Mountains. She is an excellent tour guide, a prudent driver and mostly – a fantastic person. Thank you so much for assigning her to us.
Anat & MORIEL Matalon
Barbara & Boris Krasny
I just wanted to say thanks for taking such good care of Paula and her group yesterday. When we met for dinner they were all on a high telling us about what a wonderful day they had enjoyed and how fabulous you were. So a BIG THANK YOU from me.
— Kind regards, Julianne

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