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Sydney Bike Tours

Sydney Bike Tours

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Cycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Choose from various tour durations depending on your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.31
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$94.31
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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydney’s convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadman’s Cottage and Campbell’s Cove. Tour Highlights: • The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove • Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge • Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816 • Campbell’s Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour • Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843 • Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.08
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$23.08
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Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

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Spend some time like a classic Aussie on a historical pub tour of The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood. Join a fun-loving and informative guide, and visit some of the quarter’s oldest drinking holes to experience authentic Aussie pub life. Enjoy five drinks and dinner; discover pubs' behind-the-scenes secrets; and uncover the The Rocks' history, discovering how its drink spots have shaped local culture. Includes souvenir gift, photos, and discount vouchers for local shops and restaurants.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.39
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$91.39

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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Discover the history of Sydney on a 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl in The Rocks. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you to four of Sydney's oldest pubs where you try a different glass of craft beer, cider, or wine in each venue. Learn about the early days of the British colony in Australia and hear the stories of these old-time pubs as you enjoy their rich atmosphere and tasty drinks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.46
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$69.46

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian

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Head to The Rocks to learn about Sydney’s colorful past. Your historian guide will regale you with stories of the first convicts to arrive in Sydney, their early experiences in Australia, and how they ultimately transformed a shanty camp to an enduring settlement. Listen to tales of street gangs, see the city’s oldest cottage, visit the Customs House, and check out maps and murals of old and new Sydney.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.32
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$26.32

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

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Enjoy an insider’s perspective on the iconic Sydney Opera House during a 1-hour walking tour. Learn about the performances, history, and architecture of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House as your expert guide takes you behind the scenes of the venue. Get photos ops from vantage points that are normally off-limits, and have the option to include a tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen or dine at the famous Opera Bar. Tours are offered throughout the day, making it easy to schedule into your sightseeing when your cruise ship docks in Sydney.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.30
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$30.30
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Blue Mountains Deluxe Small-Group Eco Wildlife Tour from Sydney

Blue Mountains Deluxe Small-Group Eco Wildlife Tour from Sydney

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Leave the bustle of Sydney behind during a full-day tour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy a picturesque morning tea picnic at Calmsley Hill before seeing the highlights of Blue Mountains National Park including the Three Sisters rock formation and Govetts Leap. Have the option to include a 2-course lunch at the elegant Hydro Majestic Hotel. This is a small-group tour, with numbers limited to 17 people, for a more intimate experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.73
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$176.73

Sydney Six Beaches Trike Tour

Sydney Six Beaches Trike Tour

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Hop on a trike and explore the six beaches of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Explore stunning coastline from Bondi to La Perouse. Learn the history of the beaches and see how the locals live. This tour includes helmets, jackets, gloves, and headsets to hear your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.98
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$116.98
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Shark Dive Xtreme at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Shark Dive Xtreme at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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Get the opportunity to dive among grey nurse sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles on this beginner scuba dive at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Book your passes ahead for this popular tour, which includes a full scuba training session, use of all gear, and supervision by a guide as you dive in the huge aquarium.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.68
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$215.68
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Hawkesbury River Kayak Adventure

Hawkesbury River Kayak Adventure

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Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney's northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country. Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, and pull in to untouched beaches for a tea or a coffee. Take a short hike to a clifftop lookout with breathtaking views over the meeting of the 3 great waterways: Berowra, Marramarra, and the Hawkesbury. All food and equipment provided, no experience required. Tea, coffee, and snacks also provided. Kayaking is easy and fun for everyone, we welcome all ages, just bring a sense of adventure! Come by train: A scenic one hour ride from Central, with trains leaving each way every hour. Or drive a car 45 minutes north from the CBD to Deerubbun Reserve boat ramp. Pick ups also available if you're staying on the river.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.17
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$90.17

Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Discover how the Cadigal people used local plant life to thrive on a tour of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. Lead by an Aboriginal guide, you receive insider information on the history, culture, and practices of the first people of present day Sydney. Depending on the season, you may get to try traditional Bush foods along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.30
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$30.30
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Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$236.95
Price varies by group size
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$236.95
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Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

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Cram all of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.27
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$100.27
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Private Tour: Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney

Private Tour: Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Blue Mountains on a private, full-day tour from Sydney. Your experienced guide shares the best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region with stops at landmarks in Blue Mountains National Park including Three Sisters rock formation, and visit native Australian animals at Calmsley Hill Farm while enjoying morning tea. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at your choice of venue within the luxurious Hydro Majestic Hotel, the elegant Echoes Restaurant or the relaxed Boiler House Cafe.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$605.92
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$605.92
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Half Day In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

Half Day In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Ditch the guidebook and explore Australia’s most populous city with a local host. Craft an itinerary that suits your interests and hit the streets with a local, visiting landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as amazing hidden spots and vibrant neighborhoods. Enjoy an insider’s view on this beautiful, diverse metropolis.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.32
Price varies by group size
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$120.32
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

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Discover Sydney’s history and colonial heritage along with its beaches and natural beauty on a private tour with your choice of half- or full-day tour. The half-day sightseeing tour takes in history along Macquarie Street and The Rocks, lively Kings Cross, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and scenic Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach and the northern coast. The full-day tour upgrade includes a seafood lunch at Dee Why beach on one of Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches. Traveling with a private guide ensures a personalized Sydney experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$367.88
Price varies by group size
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$367.88
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Story of Sydney Tour

Story of Sydney Tour

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This comprehensive tour of Sydney is perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time. Spend a half-day immersed in the history and culture of Sydney, learning through stops at landmarks such as Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and Australia’s largest urban development, Barangaroo. Your guide will follow a curated itinerary centered on the history of Sydney from 1788 to modern day, adding commentary to illuminate the details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.20
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$108.20

Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades; visit Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and explore the rides at Scenic World (own expense). See ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, then take a boat cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.20
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$77.20

Private Sydney City Customized Tour

Private Sydney City Customized Tour

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Explore Sydney with a local guide on a private full-day tour that efficiently covers the highlights. See top destinations including the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House, and learn about the Aboriginal heritage and colonial history of Australia. You’ll also take in attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, stop at Bondi Beach for a walk and lunch, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.97
Price varies by group size
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$155.97
Price varies by group size

Small Group Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney

Small Group Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney

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Discover the highlights of the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park from Sydney. Stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park to see Australian native animals including kangaroos, koalas and wombats. Continue into Blue Mountains National Park to lookout points over the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Kings Tableland, Grose Valley and Wentworth Falls. In the picturesque town of Leura, have lunch accompanied by a glass of wine or beer. Your tour includes informative guide, morning tea and lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$209.19
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$209.19
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Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch

Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch

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Explore Sydney on a 5-hour tour that includes a comprehensive city tour, lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, and a visit to Bondi Beach. In Sydney, see highlights including the historic Rocks district, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. You'll also drive through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Oxford Street and the suburbs of Paddington, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, enjoying informative commentary along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.12
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$173.12
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Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour

Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour

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Discover Sydney’s most infamous crime scenes and learn about its chilling past on this leisurely walking tour. The saying “Truth is stranger than fiction” plays out as you hear Sydney’s most terrifying tales, walk through its neighborhoods, and visit the sites of its true crimes. Your guide provides fascinating facts about the city’s dark history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.86
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$24.86

3-Day Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Small-Group Eco-Tour

3-Day Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Small-Group Eco-Tour

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Discover the wilderness and wines within reach of Sydney on an idyllic 3-day tour of the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley. See native Australian animals at Calmsley Hill Farm, and marvel at natural treasures such as the Three Sisters, Govetts Leap, the Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, and Wollemi National Park. Then explore the wineries of the Hunter Valley with several tastings, meals, and optional activities. This small-group tour includes deluxe accommodations and has a maximum of 17 people, ensuring an intimate journey and top destinations.
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  • 3 days
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$828.82
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$828.82

Experience the Real Sydney with our Signature Tour

Experience the Real Sydney with our Signature Tour

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Explore Sydney on a private full-day tour with a guide who shows you around by car and on foot. Highlights include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Next, head to the eastern suburbs and see places that most visitors miss. Continue on to view the Pacific Ocean through The Gap and stop at Bondi Beach for lunch (own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$290.49
Price varies by group size
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$290.49
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