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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

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Sydney, Australia
Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Make the most of your time in Sydney on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just a few hours. Snap photos of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the glamorous Bondi Beach; travel through The Rocks and Paddington; and take in the views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Point.
  • Half-day small group sightseeing tour of Sydney
  • See Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach
  • Explore districts like The Rocks, Paddington, and Kings Cross
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up
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Depart from your hotel for a half day exclusive and unforgettable panoramic Sydney small-group experience. On tour with our experienced driver-guides, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We start in the Sydney Old Town and CBD heading east along the shores of Sydney Harbour for breath-taking views over one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world.

Journeying through some of the most exclusive harbourside suburbs of the Eastern Suburbs region we take a break at Watsons Bay and The Gap at the entrance of Sydney Harbour—one of the most captivating panoramic Views in Sydney.

Then it’s on to the famous Bondi Beach where guests can enjoy a stroll along the beachfront promenade, enjoy a tea or coffee (at own expense), and see bronzed Aussie lifesavers.

Returning to the city via Bondi Junction, Centennial Park, Paddington, and Chinatown we pause at Darling Harbour where guests can join our optional harbor lunch cruises. Then driving directly underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we finish the tour back in the old town of The Rocks near Circular Quay.
Pass By:  
The Rocks
Travel through the old town 'The Rocks' and learn fascinating history and stories of early European settlement and its convict beginnings. See many fine examples of well preserved early architecture, dating more than 200 years old.
Stop At:  
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Enjoy Sydney's best vantage point to view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge up close. Learn about Mrs Macquarie and get a photo in her historic chair. Time for a short walk along the edge of Sydney's glistening harbour and sight Fort Denison and Garden Island Navy Base
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rose Bay
We continue our tour of Sydney, travelling through the affluent Eastern Suburbs of Double Bay, Rose Bay, Point Piper and Watsons Bay, viewing grand houses with dazzling harbour views. We make several stops for photo opportunities, including a panoramic view of the city skyline. There is time a short walk at Watsons Bay (time and weather permitting) to see the entrance to the harbour from the Pacific Ocean, before heading south to Bondi Beach
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bondi Beach
Dig your toes into the soft sand of Australia's most famous beach, or stroll the beach promenade and watch Aussie surfers riding waves. You will have 30 minutes at leisure here.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Centennial Park
We take a drive through one of Sydney's most popular public parks, where Sydney-siders gather and meet socially or for recreational sport, and exercise. Learn about the creation of this park and its importance. See the many varieties of bird-life around the lakes. The Park is only open during daylight hours, and begins closing just before sunset.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
On our return to the city center we drive through the glitz and glam of Paddington, full of boutique shops and latest fashion. streets are lined with quaint terrace houses over a century old, full of character that is typical of the Victorian era.
Stop At:  
Darling Harbour
On our drive to Darling Harbour, we pass through China Town and Sydney's early market district. We stop at Darling Harbour, and learn of its early purpose, and how it has been transformed into an entertainment district, with many nice restaurants perched on the edge of the water. Time for a short walk before boarding your vehicle and concluding back at The Rocks. Those who wish to disembark at Darling Harbour may also do so.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AEA Luxury Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips

  • "If you just want an orientation to the city layout, Big Bus can provide it cheaper with more flexibility to stop where you want." See review
  • "This is an ideal option for most new visitors to Sydney who are on a limited timeframe and desire a quick view of this interesting city." See review
  • "It is fine to get a quick sense of the city if the stay is not long enough for in-depth followups." See review

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Beautiful Afternoon in Sidney
, Aug 2022
The tour Washington amazing and our guide, Graham, Washington kind , professional and told us many intersting storiy about the city. We started from the centre, passing through the rock and arrived to Bondi beach. Wanderfull!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Alessia. thank you for the kind review. we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with Graham. he is one of our amazing guides who goes the extra mile to make our clients holidays as best as they can be. All the best.
, Jul 2022
Very informative professional morning! Great company 😊We enjoyed seeing places we may have missed previously. Lovely morning meeting others would certainly recommend to others!😊
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your morning Sydney tour with us! We love showing our guests some great out of the way places as well as the icons! Wishing you a wonderful time for the rest of your holiday!
Money well spent
, Jul 2022
I had a wonderful half day trip, our driver was excellent and friendly he was happy to take photos of me and the other couple on board. We also stopped for rest rooms and a cuppa. We saw so much in the 4 hrs we never could have seen on our own
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Janet, thank you for the positive review. We are always glad to hear our clients enjoyed their trip with us. happy travels. dane
Best Tour
, Jul 2022
Hoof and Dane gave the best tour we've had in Sydney (we've had 3). Informative, funny, and friendly.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Mary. Thank you for the positive review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Panoramic Sydney Tour with us. Happy travels. Dane
Senior tourist from philly
, Apr 2022
Excellent city tour was fun and watching happy people felt no more COVID!guide was polite&informative &friendly.specially our couple private tour! Sydney want to more tourists.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review. we are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour in Sydney. our guides are passionate about their job and love showing clients around Sydney and providing exceptional service. Regards AEA Luxury Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic Sydney Tour by Scott
, Mar 2020
Scott (Lastname), the World traveler gave us a very nice and personable tour Sydney and surroundings. Thank you Scott. We hope to hear from you soon. Sudhakar Neti +16105976885
1 traveler found this review helpful
An excellent way to learn about Sydney's history on a beautiful day
, Feb 2020
Tyler gave an excellent tour of Sydney. He was quit pleasant and informative. However, he never provided a bottle of water as was addressed in the tour information. In addition, he was not planning to drop us off at our hotels as was also part of the program. However, Tyler did make an exception and drop a few of us off at our hotels. Otherwise it was a wonderful experience.
Brilliant way to see the city
, Feb 2020
I really enjoyed the morning tour of Sydney - we visited lots of differing sights - many were iconic Australian sights - such as Bondi beach. Scott the driver and guide was extremely knowledgeable giving us both historical background and up to date information - the trip was very relaxing and help set the context of Sydney for me - thank you Scott
Good Intro to Sydney
, Feb 2020
With only 2 days in Sydney this tour was a great way to get an overview of the city and and surrounding beaches, bays, and neighborhoods. Our driver/guide was knowledgeable and shared interesting info about the area and Australia. Bus held about 20 people, however we only had 9 on our tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Overview of Sydney
, Jan 2020
The driver/tour guide provided a very good of overview of Sydney. We saw the different sections of Sydney and also saw the beaches. Would recommend for your first day in Sydney.
Half day city tour of Sydney
, Dec 2019
Viator did not cancel even though there was only the 2 of us! Tyler was knowledgable and personable!
Informative City Tour
, Dec 2019
I found the tour rather informative. It was not my first time in Sydney, so I have visited many iconic locations such as the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. But having a good guide helped, as he gave us a lot more information I would not have known if I visited then myself.
, Nov 2019
This is an ideal option for most new visitors to Sydney who are on a limited timeframe and desire a quick view of this interesting city. Tour guide was very good and presented highlights of interest to a new visitor in a small group setting. Highly recommend!
Wonderful tour while recouping from a long flight!
Diane S
, Oct 2019
Small van, just 6 passengers, and we got all over Sidney, to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Did this the afternoon of arrival after a 14 hour flight and it was perfect. Tour driver/facilitator was very knowledgeable and friendly.
So much fun
Michelle L
, Oct 2019
This was one of our highlights of seeing Sydney. Graeme our driver was very helpful and full of so much knowledge about Sydney. I would do this trip again.
Afternoon Sydney tour with Paul B
, Sep 2019
We took an afternoon tour of Sydney with Paul B. He is an excellent tour guide; very knowledgeable of the history of the area and quite a personable easy going fellow. The was the perfect tour to do on our first afternoon in Sydney after a long flight from the states. We made a few stops where we could get out, explore a bit, and take a few pictures. Well worth the time. We’d highly recommend this tour as a great overview of the area.
Highly recommended experience
, Aug 2019
I traveled to Australia on business and had the opportunity to swing through Sydney for a partial day. Not knowing anything about attractions in Sydney apart from the famous Sydney Opera House, I looked for a tour on viator/tripadvisor that offered an experience which would fit within my time limitations. I found AEA Luxury tours. Prior to the tour, the company was in touch with me to ensure my needs were met. The day of, I went to the wrong side of the hotel for pickup. Paul went out of his way to find me, the person looking lost outside. Paul was very friendly, patient, and didn't give me any trouble for getting lost. The tour itself was one of the best tour experiences I've had. Paul's knowledge about not just Sydney, but all of Australia, was impressive, and I learned so many interesting historical and current facts. We went all over Sydney; I captured many cool pictures to remember my experience; Paul even offered to take some for me, so I could be in the picture. I highly recommend AEA Luxury tours!
Great Tour!
, May 2019
The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and would immediately fact check if there were issues he was unsure of. We all had a great time.
Awesome Sydney sightseeing
, May 2019
Great tour of the city, Bondi beach...If you find yourself in Sydney for one day, this is the trip to take. Good tour of city highlights with fantastic views.
Great afternoon
, May 2019
Lovely afternoon sightseeing in Sydney. Our driver-guide was Paul, who looked after us really well and made sure we had enough time everywhere to take photos without being rushed. We got to see so many neighborhoods in Sydney and enjoyed free time in Bondi Beach. Perfect for anyone who wants to see a lot of Sydney in a relaxed way without too much walking.

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