Tourism

Sydney tops TripAdvisor’s most ridiculous experiences list

TripAdvisor has released a list of the most luxe experiences ever booked on the site, based how much cash you have to drop to partake.

And surprise! Sydney has topped this list for most expensive experience, with a group tour of Sydney Harbour on a luxury superyacht.

That’s right, our tourism activities are starting to catch up to our obscenely expensive housing prices.

Anyway, here’s the list so you can spend your Tuesday drooling over experiences you’ll probably never be able to afford unless you’re super rich.

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10. 4-Day Classic Greece private tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphia, Meteor– $5,096 per group

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This private tour exclusive to your group journeys to 5 UNESCO world heritage sites visiting some of the most impressive remains of Ancient, Classical & Byzantine Greece spanning almost 2000 years in the development of one of the world’s great civilizations.

From the Sanctuary of Asclepius & first healing centre, to the first widespread regional culture at Mycenae, to breathtaking Olympia, and the centre of the ancient world at Delphi.

9. Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise: 6-Day Tour with a Naturalist Aboard the ‘Odyssey’ – $5,158 per person

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Cruise into the Galapagos Islands aboard the ‘Odyssey,’ a first-class motor yacht offering hotel- like amenities, on this 6-day cruise.

Set voyage to Fernandina and Isabela, and visit Santiago, where Darwin spent much of his time.

Catch sight of the flightless cormorant, considered a ‘holy grail of evolution,’ as well as penguins, sea lions, and fur seals.

Tidal pools, rocky islets, beaches, and volcanoes are all part of this exploration — limited to just 16 passengers — into the UNESCO-listed archipelago.

8. 14-Day Namibia Highlights from Windhoek – $5,382 per person

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From the rugged terrain of Damaraland to the foggy Atlantic shore, Namibia is a land of extreme beauty.

Travel with a guide through the country’s epic landscapes on this 14-day tour of the country, which includes stops at highlights like Etosha National Park.

Your guide will provide all logistical services, meals, and lodging as per itinerary, so you can just enjoy your trip.

7. 13-Day Best of Patagonia Tour from El Calafate to Ushuaia: Los Glaciares, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego National Parks – $5,423 per person

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Discover the best of Patagonia’s phenomenal beauty on an unforgettable 13-day tour.

Set out from El Calafate to explore stunning natural landscapes in both Argentina and Chile: iconic places like Los Glaciares National Park, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego.

Embark on day-long guided tours and choose from a variety of activities such as glacier-climbing and mountain hikes.

Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier and its towering ice walls, canoe along the Lapataia River and enjoy ample free time.

6. 14-Day Egypt Jordan Highlights Tour – $5,998 per person

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Enjoy 14-days touring Egypt, Jordan, Cairo from Amman. Enjoy and choose from 5 and 4-star luxury accommodations and a 5-star cruise.

Visit the Pyramids, Petra, Jerash, the Dead Sea and go to all the main attraction in Jordan with an international flight from Cairo, returning you back Amman.

5. 8-Day Central Mexico Explorer from Mexico City – $6,261 per person

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Visit some of Mexico’s most beautiful cities on an 8-day tour that explores ancient architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and traditional culture.

After arrival in Mexico City, you’ll begin in the colonial-era city of Puebla, travel to Cholula, Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Teotihuacan, and more, then finish the tour back in the country’s bustling capital.

This 8-day tour includes accommodations in four-star hotels, private transport, entrance fees, and guided visits, with pickup and drop-off at the airport in Mexico City.

4. Amalfi to Capri Private Boat Tour – $6,404 per boat

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See the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri on a private, 6-hour boat trip that can be customised to your group.

Discover sheltered coves, colourful seaside villages, and soaring rock formations, with a local captain to lead the way.

This 6-hour Amalfi Coast and Capri tour departs from a centrally-located pier in Amalfi, on a boat stocked with drinks and snorkelling equipment.

3. 5-Night Churchill Tour and Polar Bear Adventure from Winnipeg – $7,351 per person

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Experience polar bears in their natural habitat on an incredible 5-night tour into the Canadian wild.

Fly from Winnipeg to the remote town of Churchill, your Hudson Bay base.

While here pay visit to the local Eskimo Museum, go dog-sledding and enjoy multiple polar bear-viewing adventures.

Set out in a specially-designed tundra buggy to witness these magnificent creatures feed and frolic and to learn about their daily lives, as well as ways climate change is affecting them.

2. 75’ Lazzara LSX Boat Rental with Jet Ski in Miami – $7,360 per vessel

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Time to take a day off, and relax on this beautiful 75′ Lazzara LSX.

Choose between a 4-hour package or 8-hour package, which can be tailored specifically to your needs.

Rejuvenate your mind and body with a peaceful charter or party until the sun goes down.

Both packages come with a Captain, stewardess, jet ski, boat fuel for local cruising at idle speed, towels, water, sodas, and ice.

1. Private Group Sydney Tour in One Day Including Luxury Super Yacht Cruise in Sydney Harbour – $7,755 per group

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Enjoy the VIP treatment while in Sydney with a full-day tour by land and sea.

Spend the morning sightseeing in a luxury SUV and hop out to explore The Rocks, watch the surfers at Bondi Beach and marvel over the views from The Gap.

Then, hop aboard a glamorous yacht and glide past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, while enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by a personal chef.

After soaking up the scenery, head out to sea for a swim at some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches.

 

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