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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Sydney with a 5.5-hour tour that begins with a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, followed by a bus tour that hits the highlights from central Sydney to the eastern suburbs. Admire iconic sights such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, drive through diverse districts including The Rocks, Royal Botanic Gardens and Kings Cross, and head to the coast to see The Gap, Bondi Beach, Rushcutters Bay and more. You’ll discover the best of Sydney and get insider tips from your local guide.


  • Take in all the highlights of Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross on this afternoon tour
  • Walk along the sands of famous Bondi Beach
  • Enjoy a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
  • Travel through Kings Cross, once Sydney's notorious red light district
  • See the famous Sydney Opera House and the Conservatorium of Music
  • Informative and friendly guide

What You Can Expect

Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Sydney's famous Bondi Beach

Start your tour by making your own way to King Street Wharf to board your motorized yacht for your Sydney Harbour lunch cruise. Enjoy a superb buffet lunch while viewing waterside sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and Shark Island.

When you return to the dock, transfer to a comfortable air-conditioned bus for a spin around the city and its stunning beachside suburbs. Your driver shares informative commentary about the history, people and landmarks of Sydney throughout your tour.

Drive through the historic district called The Rocks, where the British colony was established in the 1780s. Admire another perspective on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, then pass by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Hyde Park and St Mary's Cathedral, whose architecture was inspired by Notre Dame in Paris.

Drive past Parliament House, Art Gallery of New South Wales and the lush open space of The Domain, then view Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower and bustling Darling Harbour. Head into the Royal Botanic Gardens to take in panoramic views of Sydney Harbour from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then head over to The Gap, where tall sandstone cliffs meet the Pacific Ocean. Continue to famous Bondi Beach and have time for a stroll along the sand or afternoon tea (own expense).

Then continue by road to the waterside suburbs of Paddington and Double Bay, which are known for handsome 18th-century houses and sprawling mansions. Meander through Rushcutters Bay, home to the Royal Cruising Yacht Club, and travel through bohemian Kings Cross, Sydney's red light district. Your guide points out modern architecture in Darling Harbour and where Sydney’s main shopping areas are located so that you can visit later if you like. Your tour ends with drop-off at select hotels in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

the harbor cruise is a must do, if your visiting Sydney for a short time. the food was excellent, and the harbor view is spectacular. the bus tour was great and the tour guide was funny and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The tour guide was so friendly and all staff are very helpful could not recommend this tour more :)

Richard C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

great lunch. tour bus driver was so friendly (phil)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Cruise of Sydney Harbor was very nice. Only problem was a large wedding party that made so much noise you couldn't hear the narrative. Seafood buffet had a lot of variety and was done about a well as can be for buffet style. We only had a short wait between departing the boat and picking up the bus for the rest of the tour. Bus tour was comprehensive and we got to see most of the main Sydney attractions. Stops were well planned and gave enough time to see things. Driver took each person back to where ever they wanted to go in Sydney. Great way to spend the first day in Sydney and see what you want to come back to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly.. They made every effort to take you back to your hotel after the tour. the seafood buffet during the cruise was excellent.

David S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

We had been planning this trip for a while. Everything was great throughout the day.

Peter G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Really enjoyable, the lunch was wonderful! The Cruise was interesting and the coach tour very good! We had an excellent driver, very informative and at the end dropped us off at our lodging which was totally unexpected and much appreciated.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2009

From the moment we left the wharf, I knew I was in for a wonderful day. The staff on the cruise were delightful, and the food was delicious. After a cruise of approximately an hour and a half, we changed to the bus tour. Our tour guide on the bus was awesome. He knew everything there was to know about Sydney's history. I couldn't fault him at all! He also had a wonderful sense of humour which everyone enjoyed! I would recommend this tour to everyone.

Angela C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2009

This tour was great, meal on the cruise excellent, the tour guide gave so much information. As we were only there 2 days, not to be missed.
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