Sydney

Sydney Half Day Highlights - Luxury Private Tour | Morning or Afternoon Avail

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Sydney Highlights Half Day Private Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the best of Sydney in this comprehensive 4-hour tour. Visit major sights like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach, as well as some hidden gems off the tourist track. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea with incredible Harbour views. This private tour can be customized to suit travelers’ interests.
  • See Sydney’s major sights in just 4 hours
  • Completely customizable private tour
  • Water, snacks, and tea provided
  • Hassle-free transport with hotel pick-up and drop-off

What's Included

  • 100% Private Tour with friendly, professional local guide.
  • Complimentary Morning Tea or Afternoon Tea, Bottled Water and Snacks
  • Stress Free Hotel pick up and drop off
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • National Park Entry Fee's

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Pickup details

    We pick up from all Sydney Hotels, Accommodation and Cruise Terminals. Airport pick ups available on request ( small fee applies to airport pick ups)

    What To Expect

    The Rocks

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Sydney Opera House

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Bondi Beach

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Kings Cross

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Mrs Macquarie's Chair

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Woolloomooloo Wharf

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Tempe

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    St. Mary's Cathedral

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Watsons Bay

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    NPWS South Head Heritage Trail

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Sydney Private Day Tours (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Camera - there will be many fantastic photo opportunities
    • Stroller accessible
    • We Recommend Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen and Sunhat
    • Service animals allowed
    • This tour can cater for guests with limited mobility - your guide will be on hand to assist if required
    • Near public transportation
    • Sydney Private Day Tours will provide a Regulation Child Safety Seat for Infants and Children under 7 years
    • On request we can pick up from Sydney Airports - there is a $25 Airport Pick-Up & Parking Fee payable on the day
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.

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    Reviews

    5.0
    30 reviews
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    Althea_M, Mar 2020
    Nicholas was very pleasant but it was pouring rain, so that kinda put a quirk in the works. He was about 25 minutes late and his kid had spilt popcorn all over the inside of his car. I had previously seen most of the sites when I’d been in Sydney a couple of weeks prior, so didn’t want to walk in the rain and see stuff I had already seen. He did take me up to Bondi and Manly, which was nice, and I got to see the bay and Opera House from a different vantage point. He did offer to take me where I needed to go after the tour, but the weather wasn’t looking too good. Would have been better if the weather had been nice. I only did it as I thought there may have been more places to see which weren’t on the regular tourist route, or I would have cancelled. After reading prior reviews, it appears a great way to “hit the high spots”, but it would have been nice if they had a back up tour when you’ve already been to the gardens, chair and Opera House.
    Response from Host, Mar 2020
    Dear Althea, Firstly let me sincerely apologise for the less than exceptional experience you had last week. Your driver/guide, Nick is our newest team member and after extensive training and excellent feedback we felt confident that our exceptional service standards would be met. We are extremely disappointed that this was not the case for your tour. We agree, there is no excuse for being late without contacting the customer and advising of the traffic delays due to bad weather conditions and there is absolutely no excuse for arriving in a vehicle that is not pristine and immaculate. As a tour guide myself, I can assure you that our other driver/guides are flexible, knowledgeable and very competent at customising tours due to bad weather and can cater for clients who would like enjoy more locations that are off the main tourist trail. Again, it is extremely disappointing that you feel you missed some of the wonderful, hidden Sydney locations. Rest assured, we will be working with Nick to ensure that this never happens again. Please get in touch with me directly as I would like to personally offer you my apologies and a credit voucher for another tour. Once again, thank you very much for your detailed and constructive feedback, we greatly appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Kind Regards Julia Owner & General Manager Sydney Private Day Tours
    Falling in Love With Sydney
    Bclark3122, Feb 2020
    We began our adventure in Sydney with Scott. He picked us up at our hotel right on time. Scott was quite knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the afternoon. We finished our tour at a local, historic pub that we discovered might be haunted. We enjoyed seeing Sydney through Scott’s eyes and definitely recommend his tour! We have fallen in love with this city. Thanks, Scott! What a fun afternoon.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Dear Barbara and Don, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others and to write such a lovely review! We definitely managed to see a lot of Sydney on your half day tour and it was great getting to know you both. It's great hear that you enjoyed the stop at the historic pub (with its' interesting history and 'ghost' stories too!) Sydney is an easy city to fall in love with - we hope to see you back here one day soon! All the best, Scott Sydney Private Day Tours
    Outstanding
    kimberlybocian, Feb 2020
    Scott was excellent. He was on time, exactly where he said he would be. We talked the whole time. He took us to all of the important sites and gave us a lot of history. We will definitely use them again when we come back. Highly recommended.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Dear Kimberley, Thanks for such lovely feedback. It was my pleasure to meet you both and share this beautiful city with you. We would love to host you on your next visit to Australia and show you more of Sydney and the surrounding regions of the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley. Kind Regards Scott Sydney Private Day Tours
    Spectacular Sydney Half Day Tour
    Kimberly_S, Jan 2020
    Wonderful tour with Julia. I would highly recommend her tour and services. She is a native of the area and it shows. She knows exactly what visitors need to see and maximizes your time. Very detailed and thorough information with rich historical insight. A personal tour was just what we needed after a long flight. It was stress-free since she was waiting for us at our hotel and also brought us back there. We simply just got to soak in all of the local flavor and culture. Definitely book here! You will be delighted with the experience.
    Response from Host, Jan 2020
    Dear Kimberley and Billy, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - We really appreciate it! It was my pleasure to meet you both and be your guide for the Sydney Half Day Private Tour and also to have Sydney Private Day Tours host you for your other tours to the Blue Mountains as well. Sydney has such a rich, interesting and unique history and it is a privilege to bring that colourful history to life.....especially with fellow history buffs!! I am so glad you enjoyed the day (despite arriving from a very long flight that morning) and I hope that you fell a little in love with this wonderful city too! Wishing you both all the very best for your exciting adventures in Australia, Kind Regards Julia Sydney Private Day Tours
    AMAZING experience!! Book this tour!!!!
    zekaroo, Jan 2020
    WOW!!! What an incredible tour this was!!!! Scott picked us up from the cruise terminal and showed us all around Sydney. He even took pictures of our family at several iconic sites and sent them to me once we got home! Scott and his tour are FIRST CLASS....all the way!!! He was also happy to let us drop our bags off at the hotel, check in, then drove us to our show at the Opera House at the end of our tour, which was so helpful!!! Thanks again Scott!! Book this tour...you'll be SO glad you did!!!!
    Response from Host, Jan 2020
    Dear Kasey and Jamie, Thanks for the fantastic review and thank you for choosing Sydney Private Day Tours. It was my pleasure to meet you and host your lovely family during your visit to Sydney. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves and loved the photos. Wishing you all the very best for your travels in 2020 - I have a feeling you will return for more adventures in Australia one day and if you do, please get in touch! Warm Regards Scott Sydney Private Day Tours
    Excellent tailor made tour of Sydney
    Charlotte_D, Jan 2020
    Had a brilliant extra long morning with Julia, meaning we were collected at 9 and not back at our cruise ship until 2. Julia gave us a very comprehensive tour of Sydney and the environs. We saw the most famous places plus the houses and districts where the rich and famous live. The tour was tailored to our needs which involved little walking because of my fathers hip problems but we saw very special places and little coves and viewing points we wouldn't have seen without someone who has a vast knowledge of the area. The itinerary was completely flexible even on the day. I would absolutely recommend contacting this company to make the most of even a limited amount of time in Sydney
    Response from Host, Jan 2020
    Dear Charlotte, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your customized private tour of Sydney and that you both got to see and do the things on your wish list! It was my pleasure to meet you both and share all the best of Sydney plus many of the unique gems that are off the main tourist trail. The extra time allowed for a wonderful relaxed pace even though we covered a lot of Sydney! I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your travels and wish you both a very happy New Year. Kind Regards Julia Sydney Private Day Tours
    Excellent service & tour
    Toni_H, Jan 2020
    Julia was an excellent tour guide. She was very responsive to our requests & covered all the key tourist attractions. She gave 110% to make sure we experienced the best of Sydney.
    Response from Host, Jan 2020
    It was my pleasure to host you and it's wonderful to hear that you both enjoyed your Sydney Half Day Tour! We always try to go above and beyond to ensure clients have a fantastic day and see all the wonderful sights in Sydney. (plus all those fabulous 'local secret' locations too!) Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Kind Regards Julia Sydney Private Day Tours
    Perfect Holiday Experience
    Geraldine_d, Dec 2019
    Julie was an amazing tour guide. Accommodated my walking abilities and tailored our tour to my needs.
    Response from Host, Dec 2019
    Dear Geraldine and Dian, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your private tour experience with other travellers. It was a pleasure to meet you both this week and to customise the tour for you! The day flowed at a lovely relaxed pace and we actually got to see quite a lot which was great! It was lovely getting to know you both and being able to see all of those special locations on your wish list. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Sydney and we wish you all the very best for the New Year! Warm Regards Julia Sydney Private Day Tours
    Sydney Half Day Luxury Private Tour - Morning
    546roxanne, Dec 2019
    it was very great and she shared a lot of information with us about Sidney It is a beautiful city and we had a great time
    Response from Host, Dec 2019
    Hi Roxanne, It was my pleasure to meet you and show you the very best of stunning Sydney. I am so glad you all enjoyed the tour - it was a perfect day with amazing Spring weather - we managed to see a whole lot on the half day tour! (and we even had time to enjoy a relaxing morning tea at the beach too!!) Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate your feedback. Wishing you all the best on your 'trip of a lifetime' holiday! Warm Regards Julia Sydney Private Day Tours
    Half day with Julie
    Karin L, Oct 2019
    Two of us wanted an easy tour. No bus. No other tourists. Little or no walking. Julie was perfect. Small vehicle. She’s a history buff with generations of ancestors in Sydney. She knows all the secrets and special places, and she knows all about Sydney and Australia. Certainly one of my best tours ever!
    Response from Host, Oct 2019
    Dear Karin and Faye, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was my genuine pleasure to meet you both and share all the very best of Sydney with you. I have to agree - it is much better travelling in the SUV rather than an inaccessible bus when exploring all of the inner city hidden locations - nipping in and out of quirky cobbled laneways and interesting colonial historical sites! It is great to hear how much you both enjoyed your Custom Private History Tour of Sydney! I wish you all the best for your next exciting travel adventures. Kind Regards Julia - Sydney Private Day Tours
    Incredible tour with Julia of Sydney Private Day Tours!
    Jennifer_A, Jul 2019
    Julia, owner of Sydney Private Day tours, was our guide - she was absolutely incredible. Her knowledge of the city and history of the area were top notch. She was super accommodating. We had a fantastic time - best tour we've ever experienced! Thank you Julia and Sydney Private Day Tours.
    Response from Host, Jul 2019
    Hi Jennifer & Ted, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share the experience of your wonderful day with Sydney Private Day Tours! It was such a pleasure to meet you both and share some of my favourite 'local secret' spots with you and also the fascinating history of Sydney. We managed to cover a lot of ground on the tour and had plenty of fun along the way too - plus the perfect sunny weather was a bonus (Winter is a great time to be in Sydney!) If you are ever back in Australia please get in touch! Warm Regards Julia - Sydney Private Day Tours
    This was by far the best tour I have...
    Sandra B, Mar 2018
    This was by far the best tour I have had. It was my first time by myself with a tour guide. Scott was awesome. Made me feel right at home, and took me places a tour bus would not be able to go. I was able to stay as long as I wanted at places, and got to see everything I had hoped for. I take alot of Viator tours, and have found them to be really good, but I liked this the best. Ask for Scott. Picked me up at cruise terminal and got me back with no problem.
    Response from Host, Jul 2019
    Hi Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your Half Day Tour / Shore Excursion. We agree - one of the best things about Private Tours is the flexibility and being able to take your time, with a friendly guide. Regards Scott - Sydney Private Day Tours
    Fabulous tour of the highlights of...
    Robert_S, Feb 2018
    Fabulous tour of the highlights of the Sydney area. Best way to see as much as possible in a short period of time. Julia was awesome and went above and beyond.
    Response from Host, Jul 2019
    Hi Rob, Thanks for your lovely feedback. Julia really enjoyed meeting you both and showing you around Sydney and the Beaches. You certainly had fabulous weather for visiting all of the beach areas as well as the city sights! We hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney and your first taste of a genuine 'Aussie Meat Pie' too!! Julia & Scott Sydney Private Day Tours
    This tour was absolutely brilliant...
    Derwyn W, Nov 2017
    This tour was absolutely brilliant. Scott our tour guide was extremely accommodating and flexible with timings throughout. He picked us up at the cruise terminal without delay and took us to see the most amazing sights and beaches around Sydney. Also included in the morning tour was a picnic with some fresh fruit and muffins and some delicious cake homemade by Scott's wife Julia which was superb. Again Scott, many thanks for a great morning around Sydney. Best Regards Derwyn and Christine
    Response from Host, Jul 2019
    Hi Derwyn and Christine, Thanks so much for writing a review for Sydney Half Day Tour. It really was my pleasure to meet you both and show you all the best spots on your half day tour. So glad you enjoyed the delicious morning tea (and the fabulous secluded waterfront location we stopped at for morning tea too!) Wishing you all the best with your future travels, Kind Regards Scott Sydney Private Day Tours
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