A Blue Mountains day tour is a great way to escape from the noise and crowds of Sydney for the day. A variety of tour companies offer trips to this beautiful area, located about a two hour drive from the city. Many tour buses will pick you up from your hotel, and drop you off there again in early evening, and buses are typically comfortable, air conditioned and come with a professional driver and guide. Different tours have different themes; you may want to explore the many wineries that the area is known for, get a taste of Aboriginal culture, or perhaps choose a tour with a focus on antique and craft shopping. The Blue Mountains are also known for their dramatic scenery, and many tours take in features such as the Three Sisters rock formation or the scenic Parramatta River.