Private Tour: Sydney Highlights In A Day

Sydney, Australia
Private Sydney Sightseeing Day Tour

From $781.77

per group (up to 3)

Select Date and Travelers

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

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


With just one day in Sydney a sightseeing tour is a must, but group tours can be crowded and leave limited time to explore. This private 5.5-hour tour is tailor-made for you, with a personal guide and luxury transport to ensure you check off all the highlights. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • 5.5-hour private Sydney sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Explore Sydney neighborhoods such as The Rocks, Manly, and Paddington
  • Visit Watsons Bay, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, and Bondi Beach
  • Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Sydney or those short on time
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Comfortable tour vehicle
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Optional ferry return from Manly to Sydney CBD

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:45 AM

Pickup details

Please advise pick up location.

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Sydney hotel in time for a 7.45am departure. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, head into The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest district, where you can admire the historic buildings and learn a little about the city’s colonial history.

Continue to Sydney Harbour to see the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, then set out along the coast, stopping to take in the views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Pass through the gentrified neighborhood of Paddington, plus other well-heeled suburbs, before arriving at Watsons Bay. Here, at the entrance to harbor, admire the ocean and city skyline from the sandstone cliffs. a beach and harbourside suburb popular with locals and tourists.

Your tour ends in Manly around 12.45pm, from here, you can choose to be dropped back at your hotel or return from Manly in your own time. Perhaps stay a while to enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants then ride the public ferry (own expense) back across the harbour.

The Rocks

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Bondi Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sydney Harbour Bridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sydney Harbour

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Watsons Bay

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Centennial Park (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 7 people per one booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-up is from Sydney CBD hotels. For pick-up from other areas, or if unsure if your location is within Sydney CBD, please contact us before booking
  • Children under 7 years old are required to use a child seat. Please contact us at the time of booking if child seats are required.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.


5 reviews
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Perfect day
Joseph_E, May 2024
We had several things in mind we wanted to see and do. Kay was very prompt and had a perfect itinerary set up for us. The entire city was beautiful. Kay took fabulous pictures with us to preserve our great experience. And he is very witty and fun to be around.
Great tour
Jon_K, Dec 2022
Great tour. Excellent vehicle. Pleasant tour guides. I would highly recommend this tour! It was just the two of us, the driver & guide. We had lots of questions about Sydney & they certainly knew their town.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Jon. Thanks for your lovely review. We had a great day showing you the beautiful highlights of Sydney. We're glad you enjoyed our tour.
Glenn was a wonderful tour guide...
Patricia H, Mar 2018
Glenn was a wonderful tour guide... telling us about Sydneys culture and history. He took is to spectacular views of the harbor, hikes along rocky cliffs, ice cream at the charming Watson Bay community and walks along Bondi and Manly beach. We had plenty of breaks to stretch and he was excellent at educating us about this wonderful city.
Very accommodating.driver was extremely...
thomas A, Jul 2017
Very accommodating.driver was extremely patient and waited a couple of hours while we tried in vain to locate our luggage at the airport. It arrived three days later. We were able to prearrange our pickup at the airport and started the tour from there. Great introduction to Australia. Once in the vehicle the experience was once in a lifetime venture. Wonderful beginning to an excellent trip. Highly recommend this tour. Worth every penny and then some.

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