Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

Sydney, Australia
Morning or Afternoon Half Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

From $89.66

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your time in Sydney on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just a few hours. Snap photos of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the glamorous Bondi Beach; travel through The Rocks and Paddington; and take in the views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Point.
  • Half-day small group sightseeing tour of Sydney
  • See Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach
  • Explore districts like The Rocks, Paddington, and Kings Cross
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Drop off

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Please be waiting outside the hotel or pick-up point that we advise PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE ON 02 9971 2402 DAY PRIOR TO RECONFIRM YOUR TOUR AND JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

What To Expect

Depart from your hotel for a half day exclusive and unforgettable panoramic Sydney small-group experience. On tour with our experienced driver-guides, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We start in the Sydney Old Town and CBD heading east along the shores of Sydney Harbour for breath-taking views over one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world.

Journeying through some of the most exclusive harbourside suburbs of the Eastern Suburbs region we take a break at Watsons Bay and The Gap at the entrance of Sydney Harbour—one of the most captivating panoramic Views in Sydney.

Then it’s on to the famous Bondi Beach where guests can enjoy a stroll along the beachfront promenade, enjoy a tea or coffee (at own expense), and see bronzed Aussie lifesavers.

Returning to the city via Bondi Junction, Centennial Park, Paddington, and Chinatown we pause at Darling Harbour where guests can join our optional harbor lunch cruises. Then driving directly underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we finish the tour back in the old town of The Rocks near Circular Quay.

The Rocks (Pass By)

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Rose Bay

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bondi Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Centennial Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Paddington (Pass By)

Darling Harbour

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tour operator reserves the right to vary or cancel tours or part thereof due to extremes of weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, fire bans or other conditions beyond the control of the operator.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Traveler Tips

If you just want an orientation to the city layout, Big Bus can provide it cheaper with more flexibility to stop where you want.
This is an ideal option for most new visitors to Sydney who are on a limited timeframe and desire a quick view of this interesting city.
It is fine to get a quick sense of the city if the stay is not long enough for in-depth followups.
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294 reviews
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Great way to get a taste of Sydney
d2gredvig, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Matt executed a wonderful "Half-day small group sightseeing tour of Sydney". We saw the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach. Matt also provided us with great recommendations as we explored the districts in The Rocks, Paddington, and Kings Cross.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for reviewing our tour. Matt is a stand out guide with a lot of passion for his job and Australia. Enjoy the rest of your holidays regards
good tour, very informative and saw a lot
Bob_D, Feb 2024
Andy was a great guide , even with a recovering leg operation, very informative and knowledgeable. saw the rocks, acquires chair, Sydney harbor overlooking opera house. all good
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi . Thank you for reviewing our tour, and I am glad to hear your comments on Andy. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays
Rohit_T, Feb 2024
Steve was amazing and very knowledgeable , my middle schoolers loved the interesting facts he shared along the comfortable journey!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi, thank you for reviewing our tour. Steve is a great guide who knows a lot about Australia, and clearly very passionate. I am glad you and the kids had a nice time with us. Regards
Mila_D, Feb 2024
Driver very knowledgeable and nice,showed us places that we will miss if we did it ourselves ,thoughts hot,the ride was very comfortable and not crowded
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Thank you for writing us a nice review. we are glad to hear you enjoyed your excursion
Great overview of Sydney
Lara_L, Feb 2024
Wonderful guide! Nice trip, we enjoyed it. Make sure you check in with company itself for hotel pickup times as Viator time is not correct. We learned the hard way standing outside hotel for an hour
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi . Thank you for writing us a review, and glad you have a nice tour. Our pickups for this tour begin at 7:30am and are usually completed by 8am, which is when the tour begins. We make contact with our clients at the time of booking, and provide an accurate pick up time based on what hotel they are staying in.
Wow not good
Yolanda_W, Feb 2024
The tour was not good the driver/tour guide didn’t really notify us ahead of sights, so he’d be talking and we already passed the building. We weren’t given water as stated in tour description, however old used water cartons still in our seats. The driver wasn’t good, couldn’t recommend tour if he was conductor.
Small taste of Sydney
Stephanie_H, Feb 2024
The bridge, opera house view across the water and Bondi Beach. Tour guide didn’t introduce himself. Could have been more knowledgeable about Sydney. Felt uninformed.
Not worth it
Vasantha_G, Feb 2024
English is spoken differently in different parts of the world. We are from California and didnt quite understand what was tour guide was saying. Tour guide should speak slow and explain better.
Touring Sydney
Lisa_S, Feb 2024
Graham was a spectacular guide! We got a great taste of Sydney with this tour. The tour was the perfect amount of time…. Not too long or short! What a beautiful city matched by kind natives. Can’t wait to come back!
Great overview of Sydney
Cynthia_B, Feb 2024
We enjoyed the half day tour. We’re able to see a lot of areas of Sydney including Bondi Beach and the Rocks and learned a lot from our driver/tour guide.
Great half day tour
Cynthia_M, Feb 2024
Our tour guide was Steve. He was very friendly and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time on this half day tour.
Best overview of Sydney and thoroughly enjoyed!
Cindy_M, Feb 2024
Great overview of Sydney and history of Australia too. Graham was a wonderful tour guide and driver. Would do again and definitely recommend!
Great intro to Sydney
Benjamin_R, Feb 2024
Great intro to Sydney and set us up nicely with some ideas for further exploration. Nigel was knowledgeable and helpful and dealt with the herding of cats in group admirably!!
Sydney Tour
Nazneen_K, Feb 2024
Started quite well. However, it did not meet our expectations. Bondai beach was interesting. Would have been better to make an actual stop at the opera house
A great way to see a lot in a short time
Wendy_D, Feb 2024
The journey to the Blue Mountains was beautiful complete with sitings of several kangaroos and cockatoos. Our guide, Mitchell was very knowledgeable and made the day fun.
Lots to see in half a day !!
Rowena_V, Feb 2024
We had only the morning free. Fit perfectly in our schedule. Our guide and driver brought us to many places, otherwise we'd never have visited the outskirts of Sydney.
Paul was great tour guide...
MSuzanne_C, Feb 2024
Paul was great tour guide - he gave us many stories of life in Sydney! My only wish is that we had been able to do end some time around the opera house - but we had a great orientation to the city..
Good Experience
John_E, Feb 2024
James was an engaging and pleasant tour guide. The tour was exactly as advertised. We enjoyed seeing the highlights of Sydney.
The best of Sydney.
Jane_M, Feb 2024
Exploring the Royal Botanic Gardens and visiting the headlands, entrance to the harbor. This tour was a very good use of our short time in Sydney.
Excellent way to get an overview of Sydneyand Australian histyt
Joseph_G, Feb 2024
Great way to get a broad overview of Sydney, its neighborhoods, history, culture and overall feel for the residents. Guide was excellent, full of knowledge, entertaining and humor. Loved it!

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