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Sydney in One Day

By Viator, December 2014

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As far as cities go, Sydney is enormous. It’s so big, in fact, that by some accounts it’s 10 times larger than Paris since it has so many suburbs. Though it’s easy to be overwhelmed by its size, the good news is that many of Sydney’s most popular sights can be seen in a single day since they are housed in central Sydney.

Morning:
First off, if you’re going to hit the highlights of Sydney, you may as well begin at one of the iconic spots: the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wake up with Sydney as you climb to the top of the bridge on a Sydney BridgeClimb at dawn, and witness the sunrise from the top of this Australian landmark which is like no other thrill in the city, and the panoramic view stretches from the fabled Blue Mountains out towards the beaches of Bondi.

Once back on the harbor pavement, mosey over to Circular Quay to take a morning walking tour of the city's highlights. Take in the beautiful views of the harbor and Sydney's most iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House. If you're not an early morning person or aren't a fan of heights, you can start the day with this guided walk instead.

Afternoon:

To really get a feel for the harbor scene, board the decks of a Sydney Harbour cruise and watch the city fade behind you. Choose from a quick two-hour coffee harbor cruise to simply feel the breeze in your hair, or opt for a hop-on hop-off tour where you can make stops anywhere that suits you.

Back on land, opt for a guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, or turn your afternoon into a longer adventure and visit Taronga Zoo and receive a 2-hour behind the scenes tour with a professional zookeeper!

Evening:

As the day wears on, and the sun begins to set, prepare yourself for the ultimate view of Sydney atop the Sydney Tower. Dine on a delicious buffet of fresh seafood and prime meats for dinner before heading to see a world-class opera inside the Sydney Opera House.

And if planning the day for yourself is too much work, you can always opt for a comprehensive city sightseeing tour that takes you to the best spots in one day!

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Sydney BridgeClimb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 381 Reviews

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an expert guide for the ultimate Sydney experience. Get amazing views and learn all about the iconic structure during your ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $122.83

Sydney Tower Restaurant Buffet

4 star rating: Recommended 857 Reviews

Enjoy panoramic views and an incredible meal at the Sydney Tower Restaurant, perched atop the tallest building in Sydney. You’ll spot Darling Harbour, Circular ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.65

Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 818 Reviews

Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $33.20

Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 250 Reviews

Go behind-the-scenes at Sydney Taronga Zoo for an in-depth, interactive and close up encounter with Australian wildlife. Feed a wallaby and take photos with a ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.40

Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

Discover Sydney and its surroundings on a full-day tour that combines a morning visit to Manly with an afternoon tour of downtown Sydney and a drive out to see ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.44

Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 340 Reviews

Get an insider look at the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour walking tour. Go behind the scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.71

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

Catch one the many amazing performances by Opera Australia at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. With your choice of seating, the 2014 season ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $74.61

Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

Take in panoramic views of top city attractions from the waves on this 2-hour Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.37

Sydney Guided Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Fall in love with Sydney on this 2-hour guided walking tour taking in the main sights of the Sydney Opera House, The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and Hyde ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.20

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 86 Reviews

There's no better way to see the sights of Sydney Harbour than on a hop-on hop-off harbour cruise. You can jump on and off at any number of stops, including ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.20

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