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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  4.5 or 7.5 hours
See the very best of Sydney on a private tour that takes in the city’s historic center and beaches, colonial heritage and natural beauty. Admire the historic sandstone buildings on Macquarie Street, watch surfers catch waves at Bondi Beach, and cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge to visit the golden beaches of North Sydney. Choose the sightseeing tour only, or make a full day of it a day and upgrade to the lunch option at Collaroy Beach Club. Receive personalized attention from your expert guide on this comprehensive private tour of Sydney.

Highlights

  • Private Sydney sightseeing tour
  • Discover Macquaire Street and the surrounding historic buildings
  • See Woolloomooloo Bay, Garden Island, Kings Cross and Bondi Beach
  • Journey through Oxford Street, the Spanish Quarter and Chinatown before stopping at Darling Harbour
  • Travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and see the Sydney Opera House
  • Enjoy lunch with views at Collaroy Beach Club on the full-day tour
  • Your private guide will ensure a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

A glimpse of The Gap

You have two choices for your private sightseeing tour of Sydney's highlights – a 4.5-hour tour or a 7.5-hour tour that includes lunch at Collaroy Beach Club. Both tours take in the same sights: the first option begins with a trip over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the North Shore, and ends with the sights of central and eastern Sydney; the second operates in the reverse direction, beginning in central Sydney and eastern suburbs, then crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge to the North Shore.

Itinerary

Sightseeing Tour Only (4.5 hours)
Start your day with an exciting trip over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney’s North Shore. Joining the Wakehurst Parkway, the tour takes you to Narrabeen Lakes and Mona Vale Beach, for panoramic sea views over the sandstone cliffs at Warriewood Headland.

Admire long golden beaches at Narrabeen and Collaroy, and pass the Long Reef golf links en route to Dee Why’s rock pool. Watch surfers catching waves and see more great coastal views on the trip over Curl Curl Headland, looking down to the beach and out to North Head.

Stop at Manly Beach and enjoy morning coffee or tea with chocolate cookies (biscuits), before traveling back to the city via the Spit Bridge, past Balmoral Beach and the leafy suburbs of Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

Enjoy another spectacular crossing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on your return to the Sydney city center, then trace the city’s colonial heritage on a visit to Macquarie Street. Pass the string of historic sandstone buildings lining Macquarie Street, including the Sydney Hospital, State Library of New South Wales, Parliament House and Hyde Park Barracks, designed in 1819 by convict architect Francis Greenway.

Visit the carved sandstone rock known as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, where Governor Macquarie’s wife sat looking out to sea, then take in views of the naval dockyards and wharves of Woolloomooloo. Your tour also takes you through the 24-hour party district of Kings Cross and through the affluent eastern suburbs to Sydney Harbour’s gateway at Watsons Bay and the sandstone cliffs of The Gap.

Returning to central Sydney, admire the long golden curve of Bondi Beach and the terrace houses of Paddington, with their lovely cast-iron balconies. Take a trip down Sydney’s gay and lesbian hub, Oxford Street, and then past the Spanish Quarter and Chinatown to Darling Harbour, where you can go for a stroll around Darling Harbour’s shops and cafes.

The tour continues along the wharves and under the Harbour Bridge, with great views of the harbor and Opera House, to Sydney’s birthplace, the Rocks precinct. Hear tales of the colony’s early history, and stories of sailors and convicts, before enjoying a drive through the financial center to your Sydney hotel, with drop-off at around 12:30pm.

Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch
(7.5 hours)
After being picked up from your Sydney hotel, head to the historic heart of the city on Macquarie Street for a viewing of the 19th-century sandstone buildings, including the Sydney Hospital, State Library of New South Wales, Parliament House and Hyde Park Barracks, designed in 1819 by convict architect Francis Greenway.

See where Governor Macquarie’s wife sat looking out to sea, waiting for ships arriving from Britain, at the sandstone rock named Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, then visit the naval dockyards and wharves of Woolloomooloo. Next, pass by the neon lights and cafes of the Kings Cross district and through the affluent eastern suburbs to Sydney Harbour’s entry at Watsons Bay and The Gap.

Stretch your legs on famous Bondi Beach and enjoy a light morning tea before following tiny backstreets in the suburb of Paddington, lined with terrace houses with ornate cast-iron balconies. Then, the trip through Sydney’s gay and lesbian hub, Oxford Street, past the Spanish Quarter and Chinatown takes you to the entertainment area of Darling Harbour.

There’s time to go for a stroll around Darling Harbour’s shops and cafes, before continuing along the wharves and under the Harbour Bridge, with great views of the harbor and Opera House.

See Sydney’s original precinct in the Rocks district, and hear a detailed description of the colony’s early settlement, historic buildings and stories of rascals and convicts. After a trip through the financial district, experience the exhilaration of crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney’s picturesque northern suburbs.

On the North Shore, the Wakehurst Parkway takes you to Narrabeen Lakes and Mona Vale Beach, for panoramic views over the sandstone coast at Warriewood Headland. Enjoy a superb seafood platter lunch at the Collaroy Beach Club, accompanied by a glass of beer, wine or soft drink.

After lunch, continue past the Long Reef golf links to Dee Why Beach, stopping to watch surfers catch waves and swimmers splashing in Dee Why’s rock pool. See more great coastal views on a drive over Curl Curl Headland, looking down to the beach and out to North Head.

See more surfers in action at Manly Beach, then travel through some of North Sydney’s most attractive districts on the journey back to the city center. The trip takes you down to Manly Cove, over the Spit Bridge, past Balmoral Beach and the leafy suburbs of Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay, before dropping you at your city-center hotel at around 4pm.
From USD $ 151.10

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