Tours by Diva tours lead you to many of the common attractions (and some you won’t have been to) but with a commentary and history that is as interesting as it is hilarious.
You think you know Sydney. Bridge, Opera House, Manly, Bondi . . . but that’s just the beginning. For the greatest insight into the rest of Sydney and its history, you need to have Portia guide you.
Tours by Diva tours lead you to many of the common attractions (and some you won’t have been to) but with a commentary and history that is as interesting as it is hilarious. On boarding the tour bus, your guide (famous Australian female impersonator Portia) is very worried about your safety, so everyone dons the protective headgear: a wig even Terence Stamp would have balked at. Have some bubbles and sushi on Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and hear all about how Flinders and Bass were “very close friends.” (“But still called it Bass Straight,” purrs Portia.)
“I LAUGHED SO MUCH MY CHEEKS HURT. THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE TOURS!” – Catriona Rowntree
And no tour would be complete without a visit to the Imperial Hotel, made famous by Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Portia is the actual muse for Guy Pearce’s character and she has you in stitches over waking up to Pearce’s antics when picking through her room to research his character. The finale is the entire group on stage at the Imperial. Now that’s a tour.
WHERE // Usual pick up is Kinsellas, but for group bookings they will start the tour “pretty much anywhere”. www.toursbydiva.com.au for more info. or call on 02 9310 0200
DID YOU KNOW? // The bus from Priscilla Queen of the Desert once belonged to well known Australian band The Whitlams, who toured in it unaware that it would soon be such a global icon.