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Explore Sydney Like a Local on a Small-Group Day TourCultural Tours

Explore Sydney Like a Local on a Small-Group Day Tour

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GET OFF THE TOURIST TRAIL AND INTO SOME OF SYDNEY'S LOCAL HOT SPOTS! EXPLORE THE CITY AND MEET THE LOCALS IN THE LEGENDS BUS WITH OUR EXPERIENCED GUIDES. MINI BUS, KAYAK AND WALK A full day tour packed with adventure, we get you off the bus and into a fun variety of activities, and places. Admire the graffiti, experience a pocket city farm, paddle rose bay, explore a local brewery, meet local barristers, candle makers and more. Explore the city, make new friends and come see a truly authentic side of Sydney, all while cruising in comfort in a freshly renovated mini bus!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Half-Day Walking Tour in Sydney Half-day Tours

Half-Day Walking Tour in Sydney

Up-close views of the world-famous Sydney Opera House Exploration of the historic The Rocks neighborhood Incredible lookout point at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair Spectacular Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach coastal walk Diverse areas like Darling Harbour, Chinatown & Darlinghurst
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

See Sydney With A Local: Private & PersonalizedDay Trips

See Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

You’ll join one of our local Sydney hosts for an exhilarating experience of their city. Whether you have 3, 4, 6 or 8 hours to spare, it does not matter- your host will create an itinerary around your schedule and interests. Depending on how you envisioned your Australian adventure, you could explore Darling Harbor the famous Bondi Beach, or the Sydney Harbor National Park. Whether it’s a low-key day of discovering a few hip neighborhoods, or an action-packed day of sightseeing - your host can’t wait to share a slice of this Aussie gem with you! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

The Beauty of Sydney Private Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

The Beauty of Sydney Private Bike Tour

What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Sydney on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around taking in everything from the colonial-era Cadmans Cottage to the trendy spaces of the Museum of Contemporary Art and beyond. Cycling is a locals’ favorite way to get around. So hop on, blend in, and set off to discover Sydney. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike. Sydney is a city that embraces the outdoor lifestyle, with a fantastic mix of neighborhoods and open spaces to explore. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Sydney that only the locals see. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Sydney Tour with a Local expertPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Sydney Tour with a Local expert

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Kickstart your time in Sydney ​with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Sydney and discover the best the city has to offer. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of Sydney, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the world-famous Opera House, the incredible Circular Quay, and find out where locals look for the best timepiece in town. Hear all about how an observatory was created for a rebellion that never came and more.​ Ready for a unique private trip into this mix of history and modern culture? Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get your personal recommendations from your local host.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walking Tour to Balmain and Iconic PubsHistorical Tours

Walking Tour to Balmain and Iconic Pubs

Wonderful mix of juicy tales & delicious drinks at each pub Chance to learn about Balmain with entertaining stories Refreshing beers, bold glasses of wine & cold soft drinks Expert guide taking you to the suburb's 4 most iconic pubs Glimpse into the past of local gangsters & movie stars
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private and tailored tiny group tour of Sydney with travel writer and historianBus Tours

Private and tailored tiny group tour of Sydney with travel writer and historian

Everything about this boutique tour is tailored for your maximum enjoyment. Your guide Graeme Philipson is a successful travel writer and long-time Sydney resident with a degree in Australian history. Maximum two couples or one family (with some exceptions). This is a special tour for discerning visitors. The aim is to get behind-the-scenes and see how the locals live. Sydney is one of the world’s most attractive and exciting cities. You can’t hope to see it all in a day or even a week. But we can try! Sydney has so much to offer. To make it easy we work with you to tailor your visit, concentrating on the things you want to see and the experiences you want to have. Many of them blend into each other. We’ll spend some time beforehand working at an itinerary that best matches your interests. And if you want to make it up as we go along, that’s fine too!
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sydney City Customized Private TourHalf-day Tours

Sydney City Customized Private Tour

Experienced Sydney born and bred tour guide Visits to iconic as well as lesser known locations Greater understanding of Sydney's unique short history Panoramic coastal views including famous Bondi Beach Luxury 15 seat Mercedes Benz vehicle
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Deluxe Blue Mountains and Megalong ValleyDay Trips

Deluxe Blue Mountains and Megalong Valley

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Our tours are unique because we are flexible and are able to deliver to our guests preferences they may have. We have exceptional value in running a private tour. Our tours show unique perspectives of the Blue Mountains from guides that have lived amongst it their whole lives.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private City Walking Tour Half-day Tours

Private City Walking Tour

Do what the locals do and access the gems of Sydney by joining us on a privately guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the local culture by utilising our local transport system including our Ferries, Trains and Buses
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Whirlwind Blue MountainsDay Trips

Whirlwind Blue Mountains

Our tours are unique because we are flexible and are able to deliver to our guests preferences they may have. We have exceptional value in running a private tour. Our tours show unique perspectives of the Blue Mountains from guides that have lived amongst it their whole lives. Our guests get dropped off at Homebush and catch a ferry back to Sydney which is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Sydney Private TourHalf-day Tours

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Sydney Private Tour

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! A multicultural melting pot with the most beautiful harbor in the world and a laid-back atmosphere. On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Sydney. Explore the past highlights and historical treasures. Visit Wendy's secret garden and hear the story behind her hard work. And for a fun carnival ride, there's no better place than Luna Park! Follow your local through Sydney's harbor,and cross the bridge that connects the North Shore to Sydney CBD. Go to Observatory Hill for panoramic views, and make a stop at Church Hill and hear about its religious upbringings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Highlights and Hidden Gems Private TourFull-day Tours

Full Day Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

If you’re wondering how to see the best of Sydney in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extended experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Sydney such a fascinating place, from culture to hidden gems, open spaces, and landmarks. Get to know Sydney and its main spots on a 7-hour tour that will give you lots of in-depth insights into the city. Check out the iconic shell-like structures of the Sydney Opera House and take a walk across the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Embrace the local Australian culture as you mingle with locals at a traditional pub, see some of the parks where they hang out, and take a ferry ride to a former prison island that’s become a much-loved arts and events venue. And how about the hidden gems? Of course, they are included too! Stroll through a secret garden, and admire the classic styling of an early 20th-century department store. Discover several special places!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Luxury Sydney's Royal National Park Full Day TourDay Trips

Private Luxury Sydney's Royal National Park Full Day Tour

Breathe in the fresh air and immerse yourself in the Australian wilderness within the majestic Royal National Park, less than 2 hours from Sydney CBD. Today you will be met at your accommodation by your specialised Splendour host and private vehicle for your exclusive full day tour of hiking, picnicking, swimming and sightseeing in the bushland of Australia’s oldest National Park. There are so many optional extras that can be added to your day – from mountain biking to kayaking, beach fishing or even hang-gliding off the sea cliff. Think of the Royal National Park as your COVID-free playground today, let us know what makes you smile and we can make it happen! (*Please note that additional charges apply). 8am - 5pm
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Broulee Island Nature Reserve: An audio tour of this tranquil island paradise Nature and Wildlife

Broulee Island Nature Reserve: An audio tour of this tranquil island paradise

This self guided audio tour is located in the seaside town of Broulee. It takes a tranquil stroll following the ocean shoreline around Broulee Island Nature Reserve in a clockwise direction. Look out for seabirds and marine life, including humpback whales, as you hear tales of modern and natural history.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes

Antica Australis Day TourDay Trips

Antica Australis Day Tour

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A one-day packaged tour experience exploring the food, wine and cultural heritage of regional Australia across the historic districts of Borenore, Molong and Carcoar in the Central West region of New South Wales. Includes guided visits to local sacred Wiradjuri sites and a bush tucker tasting experience with a visit to the historic village of Carcoar and lunch at the local Italian locanda, Antica Australis.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Newtown Walking Tour with historic Camperdown CemeteryPrivate and Luxury

Newtown Walking Tour with historic Camperdown Cemetery

Always wanted to visit Newtown but afraid you’ll be wearing the wrong pants? Fear no more! Your aging local hipster (aka guide) will lead you through the epicentre of Sydney’s most alternative suburb. Whet your appetite with the incredible array of multicultural foods, delectable sights and smells and enough funky bars to get James Brown begging for mercy! One block away, enter a different world as you step back into the 19th century. Hear stories of great achievement, tragedy, love and betrayal as your guide brings to life the stories of people buried at Camperdown Cemetery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Aboriginal Rock ArtFull-day Tours

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Aboriginal Rock Art

Panaramitee Rock Art and Historic Tin Mining town. We take a leisurely drive through the winding ranges then across the flat plains of the outback and visit the ruins of a historic Tin Mining Town for our first stop. We have a well earned morning cuppa by an old gum tree lined creek bed.After our cuppa we do a little exploring around the old tin mine sites and rocky ravines. Now it is time to head to the historical homestead and shearers quarters once owned by the very famous Sydney Kidman for a light lunch and well earned refreshing drink. After lunch we will drive down to Australia's most extensive Indigenous Panaramitee Rock Engravings site in the region. Heading home on the back roads of our beautiful and picturesque countryside before making our way back to Broken Hill. Minimum 3 Passengers
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James CraigSailing

Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig

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Sail around Sydney on the impeccably restored ‘James Craig’ — an authentic square-rigged ship that offers sailing adventures only twice per month. Morning tea, picnic lunch and afternoon tea are all included during your 6-hour cruise (afternoon tea and coffee included for the 5-hour adventure), which details fascinating stories from your ship's history and Sydney's maritime past. Embark on a lovely route around Sydney Harbour that goes past Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House before venturing into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Choose to sail for five or six hours on this must-do Sydney experience.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Australian Pearl Experience & Kangaroo Encounter Day Trip from SydneyDay Trips

Australian Pearl Experience & Kangaroo Encounter Day Trip from Sydney

On the day of this Australian Pearl Experience tour, your private driver picks you up from your accommodation in Sydney at 7.30 am and head towards northern suburbs. Your first stop is at the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park where you will encounter free-roaming kangaroos and Emus. Woy Woy fisherman’s wharf is the next stop of the tour where you will enjoy a waterfront seafood lunch. Boarding into a catamaran with an experienced skipper your journey starts with exploring the incredible marine wilderness of the Central Coast followed by revealing the intricacies of Australian pearl farming. All activity and entry prices included in the tour pricing with the care of a private guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maitland Dark Stories True Crime TourPrivate and Luxury

Maitland Dark Stories True Crime Tour

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Take a walk on the dark side - revisit the scenes of the crimes. Retrace the steps of Maitland's most ruthless.   Be seduced by the murky world of the past. Relive a time that proves truth is far stranger than fiction and book your ticket for a unique investigation into a dark and crime ridden history. 100% True - 100% Unbelievable.......stories the city tried to forget....... Meets at the corner of St Andrews St and Maitland St (just near the Belmore Bridge).  Bring comfortable shoes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Quay People: Sydney Harbour Walking Tour with CoffeeCultural Tours

Quay People: Sydney Harbour Walking Tour with Coffee

Delve into the past as we introduce you to some of the larger than life characters that made the city of Sydney what it is today. Theirs are tales of vision and self interest, of conflict and collaboration, of brilliance and incompetence. Along the way we'll take in scenic highlights like the Royal Botanic Garden, magnificent Sydney Opera House, bustling Circular Quay, the iconic Harbour Bridge, and the colonial sandstone architecture of the The Rocks. A stop at a café with unrivalled harbour views is all part of this immersive experience in the story of Sydney. Ideal for visitors and Sydney-siders alike.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private 4-hour city tour of Sydney with Hotel pick up and drop offHalf-day Tours

Private 4-hour city tour of Sydney with Hotel pick up and drop off

Discover and explore the wonderful city of Sydney with a local expert. Let us show you our city and its most emblematic sites during a 4-hour private guided tour of the city. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Opera house and the harbour bridge from Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Enjoy the beautiful scenic drive through Watson’s Bay and The Gap. Visit The Rocks, the first settlement in Sydney. Learn the history of the city with a local experienced driver/guide. Pick up and drop off in your hotel or place of choice in Sydney.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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