I have been meaning to reach out to you email you...we had a fabulous time! Everything worked out well! The Mantra in Sydney was perfect for our needs...great location and comfortable. The only challenge was their in-room WiFi which didn't work consistently, but even their coffee in the lobby was great!
The Blue Mountains tour was perfect with the owner Rob as our guide. He was so professional and made sure we saw so much. We loved Uluru and the tours. The Sounds of Silence dinner was well worth it...we had a beautiful night and really enjoyed it. I can't believe that I ever doubted going!
The Mandalay was great for our needs...a wonderful location, nice facilities, helpful staff. The Silversonic was fabulous...we were so lucky to have a perfect day (they said it was the best they had in weeks) with calm seas. The advantage of this tour is the speed with which they get you out to the reef so that we had plenty of time to snorkel. We left another tour boat in the dust on the way back.
The Citigate worked out fine...clean, good location and it didn't break the bank. There's a special Monet exhibit that we got to see at the National Gallery of Victoria that I would recommend along with a tour of the Rod Laver tennis center.
Lastly, the airport shuttles all worked out well...were always where they needed to be and got us to and from on time.
We so appreciated the chance to see such a wide variety of locations...all so different...even got to have dinner with our daughter's host family. The jet lag was not worth mentioning...I only felt a bit tired on the first day. So....thanks so much for everything! This was our favorite trip to date. Your expertise and guidance were so appreciated and were critical to the success of our trip. Thank you! Ruth & John NY - OCT 2014