Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

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Morning or Afternoon Sydney Highlights Tour with a Local Guide

From $98.20

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cram all of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
  • 4-hour tour of Sydney’s highlights
  • Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, The Gap and Rose Bay
  • Snap photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera house and Bondi Beach
  • Explore Sydney’s vibrant neighborhoods including The Rocks, Paddington and Chinatown
  • Get insider tips from a local guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time!
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pick up from all city hotels, and airbnb addresses within the CBD area. We do NOT pick-up from airport hotels, cruise terminals, Bondi or from hotels in North Sydney. For private tour we pick up form anywhere. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING PER EMAIL, MESSAGE OR PHONE 48 HOURS (or 24 HOURS IN CASE OF LAST MINUTE BOOKING) BEFORE DEPARTURE.

What To Expect

The Rocks (Pass By)

Observatory Hill

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dawes Point Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sydney Harbour Bridge

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fort Denison Island (Pass By)

Woolloomooloo Wharf (Pass By)

Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Tempe

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Potts Point Sunday Markets (Pass By)

Kings Cross (Pass By)

Rushcutters Bay Park (Pass By)

Double Bay Farmers Markets (Pass By)

Woollahra Massage (Pass By)

Rose Bay Beach

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nielsen Park (Pass By)

Rose Bay to Watsons Bay Walk

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Watsons Bay (Pass By)

Camp Cove

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gap Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Macquarie Lighthouse

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bondi Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tamarama Beach (Pass By)

Bronte Beach (Pass By)

Centennial Park (Pass By)

Paddington Markets (Pass By)

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (Pass By)

Aurora Rooftop Hotel (Pass By)

The Haymarket Hotel Syd (Pass By)

Darling Harbour (Pass By)

Barangaroo Reserve (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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66 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Perfect trip to get to know Sydney
tina, Feb 2024
We really enjoyed the very interesting and individual tour with our guide Jelle. He showed us many amazing places and told us a lot about the history of Sydney and the lifestyle of the people living there. We can highly recommend the tour!!
Viator failed to show at pickup point.
Albert_P, Feb 2024
The viator sub-contractor failed to show at the pick up location. I had arrived early for a cruise in order to take this tour of Sydney and didn't get to see anything.
Great way to start your vacation in Sydney!
Larry_P, Feb 2024
This tour was an excellent way to get an overview of Sydney. We especially enjoyed the brief photo stop at Bondi Beach. The beauty of this beach on a gorgeous weather day reminded us that we were truly on vacation!! Our tour guide was super friendly, informative about everything Sydney, and helped us get acquainted with many points of interest in the area.
Sydney afternoon tour
joseph_d, Feb 2024
Good overview of the city ; good if you are mobility impaired. Included pick up from hotel which was great.
Great way to see Sydney!
LEEANN_W, Feb 2024
Driver and guide (Ben) was awesome! He had lots of knowledge about Sydney and the surrounding areas from a lifetime of experience! Great tour with multiple stops to enjoy the sights! Loved it!!
Best Tour of Sidney
Abdallah_M, Feb 2024
Great knowledge of Sidney. Good customer service and showed us all around Sidney with stops to see and take photos. Enjoyed the experience.
A Great Introductory Tour!
Steven_S, Feb 2024
Jelle was a fantastic guide! We so so much of beautiful Sydney. He gave us opportunities for photos, brief walks and coffee. I highly recommend this for all people visiting Sydney!
Best tour ever
Rick_F, Feb 2024
Our guide, Ben, was terrific. Many stories about all the neighborhoods we visited especially those outside of Sydney proper. The tour went beyond anything I was expecting: gorgeous scenery, cliff walks, gorgeous views of the Pacific.
Good city overview
Sonja_K, Jan 2024
Very nice to get an overview of the city on the first day of the visit. An entire day tour with walks and more time at different areas would be a very good offer.
Susan_P, Jan 2024
Jelle was a wonderful guide. He packed quite a bit in our 4 hours. So knowledgeable and pleasant. He showed us many highlights of Sydney in a short period of time. Pickup was easy.
Drive around Sydney
Marilyn_M, Jan 2024
Our guide was very knowledgeable regarding Sydney neighborhoods and landmarks. It rained most of the tour but we were able to stop briefly at several points of interest. It would have been helpful if our guide explained the plan for the tour upfront and referenced the handout along with way.
Great tour to get a feel for the city
Josh_F, Dec 2023
This was the perfect tour for our short trip to Sydney. We were able to see many of Sydney’s highlights in a short amount of time and we had plenty of opportunities to get out of the van to walk around and take photos. Our guide Jelle had a great sense of humor, he kept the ride entertaining and fun while also providing great information about the city and all of our stops. Overall highly recommend for first time visitors.
Excellent introduction to Sydney
Mark_H, Nov 2023
This tour was a great way to get to know Sydney in a few hours. Andy our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Dawes point was a particular highlight as you had a clear view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
The tour guide never showed up
Hong_K, Oct 2023
The tour company never picked us up. Luckily, the Viator customer service worked with me and processed the refund.
Great 1/2 day tour!
Darren_D, Oct 2023
If you are looking for a 1/2 tour to catch many of the highlights of Sydney, this tour works great! Jelle was great to accommodate our hotel location and we loved the sights we were able to see in the van as well as opportunities to get out of the van and walk some of the locations.
I was originally...
Marcy_K, Oct 2023
I was originally scheduled for the morning trip for 4 hours that got canceled. I was given the option to sign up for this tour in the afternoon which I did. The tour was for 3 hours, I got picked up at the hotel but did not get dropped off at the hotel after the end of the tour. The tour guide was kind enough to drop me off a couple of blocks away, which was ok. Just a little short on the tour inclusions.
they did not pick me up
Timea_B, Sep 2023
I spent an hour at the pickup spot (30 min before to 30 min after) and nobody came to pick me up. No phone call. nothing.
Learned a lot about Sydney
Anna_B, Jun 2023
Very knowledgeable guide who shared a lot of information about the history of Australia and Sydney. Highly recommend
Great tour for a short...
azatchison, Apr 2023
Great tour for a short stay in Sydney. Guide was exceptional and very informative. Loved our stop at Bondi Beach so we could actually put our feet in the water. This definitely exceeded our expectations.
Jeanette_W, Apr 2023
Dune was our guide and such a wonderful person. He was friendly, professional and took us to all the top spots of Sydney. We love him and would recommend this tour to see Sydney.

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