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Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Spend a day exploring Sydney with an expert guide, and take in iconic highlights around the famous harbor-side city on this full-day tour. Admire the swoop of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Tickle your toes in the sands of Manly Beach, and then head over to Bondi Beach later that day. Take in the sights of downtown Sydney, and wrap up with a scenic drive to The Gap and Watson’s Bay. You can also upgrade to add a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour if you'd like.
  • Full-day tour of Sydney with optional luncheon cruise
  • Visit picturesque Manly and see its famous beach
  • Enjoy great photo ops at Milson's Point, Arabanoo Lookout, the Rocks, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and the Gap
  • See Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House from several vantage points
  • Take in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and Parliament House
  • Get spectacular views of the coast at The Gap and Bondi Beach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Great for newbies, this tour covers Sydney’s top sights with a break for lunch or an upgrade to a lunch cruise.
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2 Course Lunch on board a Sydney Harbour Cruise (if option selected)
Professional Local Guide
Learn all about spectacular Sydney with your expert local guide
Pickup from selected Sydney hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
Mandarin audio devices available. Must be requested at time of booking- not guaranteed
Your local guide will bring you to the best lookouts and photo stops in the city
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Get picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned coach (times under Itinerary) to begin the morning portion of your Sydney tour.

Drive from Sydney CBD to the suburb of Manly, listening as your driver shares informative commentary about the city’s history and landmarks. Pass Darling Harbour, and stop at Milson’s Point and the Arabanoo Lookout for a new perspective on the engineering of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Wander in Manly on a pedestrian walkway known as The Corso, and end up at Manly Beach. After marveling at the majestic Pacific Ocean and dipping your toes in the water, hop back in your coach to drive back to central Sydney.

For lunch, you have two options. You can upgrade to include a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, or you can enjoy free time before rejoining the coach for the afternoon portion of your tour.

After lunch, see highlights in downtown, such as Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Parliament House. Stop at the Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas of Sydney Harbour from a landmark known as Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair.

Keep your camera handy as your coach travels out of town to the dramatic seaside cliffs called The Gap. There you have great photo ops of Watson’s Bay. Continue on to Bondi Beach.

Your return journey to Sydney takes you through desirable areas such as Paddington and Rushcutters Bay, before dropping you off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Capture a different view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair at the far end of the Domain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bondi Beach
Stop at the world-famous Bondi Beach and enjoy the spectacular scenery
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Opera House
Next visit one of Australia's most iconic buildings. See, feel and touch the magic that happens on a behind the scenes guided tour. Visit areas off limit to the general public.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Perouse
Travel east to the historical headland suburb of La Perouse and see the heritage-listed Bare Island. It’s where Captain Arthur Phillip’s First Fleet initially landed in 1788 before deciding on Sydney Cove. The area is named after a French explorer who missed the First Fleet by days.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Rocks
Discover Sydney's history on a guided walking tour of The Rocks district. European settlers chose to step ashore here in 1788, making The Rocks the birthplace of modern Sydney. This area has been transformed from a British colony of convicts, soldiers and sailors into a thriving 21st century entertainment precinct right by spectacular Sydney Harbour. Amble along on cobbled laneways with your guide, and marvel at iconic attractions – the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Milsons Point
Get your camera ready to take some final snaps of Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (if you select the lunch cruise option)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AAT Kings

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks 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
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Definitely take the whole day tour instead of morning or afternoon only." See review
  • "Manage your expectation, you are going to be in traffic all day." See review
  • "It was an all right tour if you are short on time and need to see all the different beaches in Sydney." See review

Reviews

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More than just the City Center
James_H
, Mar 2020
Great city-wide tour, and more than just the City Center - inner harbour, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, and North Sydney across the bridge, just to name a few. The driver did an excellent job maneuvering around traffic and history of Sydney. Recommend adding the lunch cruse - good variety of dishes.
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The best ever tour
WILLIAM_G
, Mar 2020
Had a wonderful “sunny” day touring Sydney with the harbor lunch cruise. This is our first trip to Australia! Henry our driver was the very best. We learned sooo much about Sydney and he had a fun personality. Highly recommend this tour.
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Sydney tour with harbor cruise lunch
Kathy
, Mar 2020
Steve was our guide and he was very personable as well as knowledgeable about the places he took us, as well as Sydney/Australian history. We only stayed for the morning half of the tour, due to opting out of the cruise lunch, but Steve told us other great options for getting back to Sydney from Manly and was able to offer up options for meals as well. The way the tour was described on Viator did not match what we thought the tour was. One was to tour parts of Sydney, have 2 hours on harbor cruise with lunch and then end the day touring East Sydney which we had done the day before. We understood it as a harbor cruise to see the city and that we could opt out of the lunch and make it a half day excursion. This was not the case. It was a full day tour and we had other plans.
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Manly and bondi beaches
Ella
, Mar 2020
The guide Daryl was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He told us stories about the convicts and was interesting to listen to
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City tour with AAT King
Teresita_P
, Feb 2020
The tour guide John S. was excellent and friendly. The company was efficient. The places we went to see were the places we were expecting to go.
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Great tour of the Sydney area
Douglas_A
, Feb 2020
This was a full day around the Sydney area on a 50 passenger motor coach with a professional driver/tour guide. Steve, our driver, gave a good informative narration during the tour, including history. We got to spend 1 hour at Manly Beach (morning) and Bondi Beach (afternoon). Steve also stopped at many places allowing for good pictures of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. We took the optional lunch cruise and enjoyed a nice lunch with dessert, (drinks & soda pop were extra). There were just enough rest breaks and the coach was restroom equipped. Over all it was a very good tour of the area and we enjoyed it but it was a full day.
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Great day tour of Sydney
gregvz1952
, Feb 2020
Great way to get an overview of Sydney. Our driver Peter T was great. Was very knowledgeable on the history of Sydney. We had a very rainy day but Peter made the most of it for us. Added several sites along the way as we were not always able to get out at all of the scheduled stops. Kept everyone entertained. Can't say enough good about him. The lunch cruise totally exceeded our expectations for the quality of the food. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Excellent tour
Thedorfs
, Feb 2020
In spite of it being a very rainy day; our guide, Jason, made it a wonderful tour. He had to deal with some “difficult” passengers, and he was able to take care of matters graciously. Jason walked us to our destinations when necessary so we always felt looked after. We saw a great deal of Sydney on this tour. Very worthwhile.
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Super Sydney tour
rayedwards
, Feb 2020
John S. did a fantastic job as our tour guide; fantastic knowledge and stayed on top of our needs. Highly recommended.
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Sites tour in a day
andywilliams679
, Jan 2020
This is the second time we have done this tour (6 years apart) and was just as enjoyable. Our tour guide Brad was knowledgeable and provided great commentary throughout the day. For anyone staying in Sydney for just a few days we would recommend this tour to give the opportunity to see many of the great sights in the area. Time to look around a few places & grab a drink in the morning and afternoon. Lunch on the boat was good - 2 course meal with menu selection to choose from. Drinks are extra and you do have a few photos taken available at the end of the boat tour for $12 each. A nice momento but maybe a bit expensive. A mature couple travelling with mum - no issues with accessibility or problems. (No option below to say travelling as older family group😉)
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