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When your cruise ship docks in Sydney, discover the city’s iconic landmarks and fascinating history on a two-hour walking tour that departs from Circular Quay. In addition to seeing classic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Rocks, you’ll follow the Tank Stream path, a historic route that reveals the inner workings of Sydney from the past to the present. Exploring Sydney is easy and entertaining with your expert local guide there to give you a comprehensive introduction to the city.


  • Guided walking tour through central Sydney
  • Discover the city's history and get the inside tips from a local
  • Have great photo opportunities as you pass Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Rocks
  • Friendly and informative guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is great value for money and an excellent choice if visiting Sydney for the first time. The guides are passionate about Sydney and will take to you places of interest that you would not find yourself. The departure point of the tour is very convenient if your cruise is docked Circular Quay.

What You Can Expect

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Walking Tour

Fountain at Hyde Park

Make your own way from your cruise ship to the meeting point for your walking tour, which is located just a few minutes walk from the cruise ship terminal at Circular Quay. Your guide welcomes you to the place where Sydney began, the Rocks district, where the British colony was founded in the late 1700s.

Your walking tour includes the historic route of the Tank Stream, which provided fresh water to the original Aboriginal residents of the region and later the British colonialists. Learn the history of Sydney in part through this lens as your guide takes you to fascinating nooks and crannies off-the-beaten-path.

Expect to walk at a leisurely pace from Circular Quay, through the heart of downtown and wrap up in the lush environs of Hyde Park, covering about 1.5 miles (2 km) with frequent stops and photo ops. Along the way you’ll get a good look at iconic sights including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

You’ll also see the Conservatorium of Music, a handsome castle-like structure that contains 18th-century architectural artifacts, then pass by the Mint, which was originally a convict hospital and is currently central Sydney’s oldest public building.

Your guide wraps up your walking tour in Hyde Park, Australia’s first public park. You'll leave this tour equipped with insider tips from your local guide, so that you can discover more of Sydney on your own.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk to the cruise port at Circular Quay, so you determine the time you return to your ship. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

We will make sure the excursion ends in time to get back to their ship, but it is their responsibility to make their way back to the ship from the tour conclusion point.

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