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Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see Sydney Opera House and Bondi
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Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see Sydney Opera House and Bondi

By Runaway Tours
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Expert Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Groups of 11+ - Luggage Surcharge for Cruise Ship and Airport Pickups


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • You will be picked up from your Sydney Hotel or other central location within 3km of the city centre. Groups up to 10 people: We can meet you at the Sydney Airport or Cruise Terminal to begin your tour and drop you and your luggage off at your hotel, Cruise Terminal or Airport at the end of your tour. Groups of 11 or more, please contact us for a custom quote for travelling with luggage. For airport pickups, we will advise your meeting point at the time of booking. You will need to load and unload your own luggage. Our tour guides are not professional porters and under Work, Health and Safety regulations are not permitted to lift heavy bags.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, New South Wales 2020 Australia
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
      • White Bay Cruise Terminal, Balmain, Sydney, Australia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14172P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Must be able to lift your own luggge and mobiliy equipment, or have someone in your group who can help.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        How much is Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi?
        Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi price starts from AU$366.36. Discover and book Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi on Tripadvisor
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        Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi on Tripadvisor
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        Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi is hosted by Runaway Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Runaway Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sydney Half Day Private Tour: see the Sydney Opera House & Bondi on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14172P3

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          Awesome experience. Great Tour!
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          Great way to get an introduction to the city
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          Chris O is the best guide, made our honeymoon special!
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          Wonderful day exploring!
          We had an amazing adventure yesterday with Glenn! He was a wealth of knowledge and entertainment for us. He even helped us spot some wildlife, which made the day of the kids and adults. We were a party of 8 with 3 kids- the tour was fun for all ages. We highly recommend this tour to see the areas outside of Sydney. Thanks for a great day.
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        LAfoodie72
        Westlake, OH62 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        We took the half day private tour due to timing but it was a disappointment. We would have been better off doing the regular half day tour. Our driver/guide didn't handle traffic jams or detours well. He was very concerned with getting parking tickets so we didn't stop at some places. He did share some interesting unique historical details but also missed explaining anything about important things such as the opera house. We were dropped off at an area for 15 minutes but only needed 5 minutes for a photo op. He admitted he hadn't done this in a while and we could tell. Fortunately, Sydney is just beautiful and spoke for itself. This tour was not worth the money. Do the regular tour!
        Written 22 November 2022
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        Hi LA Foodies. We're sorry that your tour wasn't to your liking. Due to COVID, it has been over 2 years since our guides have had the opportunity to get back doing the thing they love, which is showing visitors to Sydney the wonderful sights, sharing the history, stories and insights of this beautiful city. The last 2 weeks of October and the first week of November this year, we’ve had many of our guides getting back into the swing of it all, and we actually asked your guide to let you know this. We thought that would make it easier and friendlier for everyone. In regards to parking and traffic, this is an issue in every major city and our guides have to be ever vigilant, as parking fines are particularly exorbitant here! I’m sorry that your guide kept mentioning it, we will advise him to keep this particular challenge to himself in future. Sadly Sydney, like New York or London doesn’t allow tour operators to park outside the main attractions, and we do have to abide by the city rules. Please can you let us know which places you didn’t stop? All of the highlights on this tour are either drive-by or set-down stops to enjoy the sights and get that perfect picture. With the Opera House drop off, most of our clients like to stroll around the Opera House for 20 minutes or so. This allows time to get that perfect photo with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, and also walk up the wide expanse of the iconic steps leading up the the magnificent white sails. Many people like to make their way around to the front of the Opera House as well, which faces directly onto the Harbour and watch the Green and Gold ferries go by. As this is a private tour, you can adjust anything in the itinerary at anytime. Your guide would have been happy to just drop you for a couple of minutes if you had mentioned that this is what you wanted. I am surprised to hear that your guide didn’t talk about the Sydney Opera House. It is one of the highlights and is part of all of our guides’ expanse of knowledge and expertise. Thanks for the heads up; we shall definitely follow this up on this occasion. Safe travels Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours
        Written 27 November 2022
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        Alexandra N
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Couples
        Very incredible tour with Scott! We booked last minute but everything was seamless. He is very knowledgeable about the city and modified as he went with what we already knew or had seen! He navigated the city flawlessly with all the detours from Australia Day. Truly recommend if you want to learn a lot about Sydney and the greater area!
        Written 26 January 2024
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        Hi Alexandra We're very pleased you had a great day out on your private Sydney City Sights tour with Scott. He loves his history and showing off this incredible city to our visitors. It was also great that you were here on Australia Day to learn about our modern history and the Aboriginal culture before the Europeans arrived. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a great review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia Happy travels, Steve Arnerich Owner Runway Tours
        Written 30 January 2024
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        OrcasIslady
        Deer Harbor, WA12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        First of all I cannot say enough good things about our guide Bettina-she was wonderful! We had never been to Sydney before and only had the day to see as much as we could of Sydney. We asked her to show us the best highlights in the time given and she delivered! The communications were excellent, the vehicle comfortable and all for a reasonable price! We highly recommend Runaway Tours!
        Written 17 February 2024
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        Hi there We're delighted you had a great day out on your private Sydney City Sights tour with Bettina. She loves showing off this beloved city and our city highlights tour is a great way to spend a short amount of time seeing it in the flesh! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a great review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia Happy travels, Steve Arnerich Owner Runway Tours
        Written 21 February 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        linabella
        Brisbane Region, Australia1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Friends
        We had Andrew, take us around to all the tourist spots of Sydney on 9.4.2019, we only had a few hours as we came off a cruise ship. A private tour. 10/10 Andrew was very polite and so much knowlege of the history of Sydney. Everyone was so happy that such a private tour could be done, with the tight schedule, back in plenty of time to board the cruise ship going back to Brisbane. Will definately use again an will advise others.A1 Excellent. 10/10
        Written 15 April 2019
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        Hi Lina Thank you for your excellent review about your Sydney city tour and Andrew. He is one of our best guides (and a personal friend) so we really appreciate you taking the time out to review him and us! Happy travels! Steve Arnerich Owner Runaway Tours
        Written 20 April 2019
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        Toni T
        Bellingham, WA80 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had an amazing tour led by Danny. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour. If you want a great guide ask for Danny.
        Written 8 February 2024
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        Hi Toni We're very pleased you had a great day out on your private Sydney City Sights tour with Danny. He loves showing off this beautiful city and sharing all of his insights along the way We really appreciate you taking the time to write a great review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia Happy travels, Steve Arnerich Owner Runway Tours
        Written 20 February 2024
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        Kathy G
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Vic was a wonderful guide through Sydney. His knowledge and experience show as he provided insights and history of the Sydney area.
        Written 26 December 2023
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        Hi Kathy We're very pleased you had a great day out on your private Sydney City Sights tour with Vic. He is a gem and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a great review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia Happy travels, Steve Arnerich Owner Runway Tours
        Written 1 January 2024
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        Journey616923
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We loved our guide, Andrew! He has a wealth of knowledge and took us to a few secret gems from his childhood! Everything was spectacular!! We loved it!!!!!
        Written 27 October 2023
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        Hi there We're very pleased you had a great day out on your private Sydney City Sights tour with Andrew. He really has some great stories and knows all the hidden nooks and crannies around Sydney. I think his Grandad built half the place! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia Happy travels, Steve Arnerich Owner Runway Tours
        Written 1 January 2024
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        Navigator797213
        Homewood, IL23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        This was a personal tour of Sydney. Our guide was a local and super knowledgeable. I hate to be rushed from place to place, but she really took her time and allowed us to get to know the neighborhoods and the beach.
        Written 5 August 2023
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        Hi Navigator. Thank you for your wonderful review of your private Sydney city sights tour with Jen. She really loves to show all of her favourite Sydney sights and get you behind the scenes Happy travels. Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours
        Written 6 August 2023
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        John D
        5 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        A potentially good tour spoiled by a thoroughly terrible and narcissistic guide.

        We wanted me to see the highlights of Sydney and to hopefully learn something in the process.

        90% of the words out of the guides mouth were about him and his personal exploits, or his family and their exploits. The rest seemed to center around the price of housing in the various neighborhoods we drove through.

        His not-so thinly veiled disdain for America and Americans was ill-advised and unwelcome

        THIS IS NOT WHAT THE AVERAGE TOURIST IS INTERESTED IN!

        Not a good experience.
        Written 17 April 2023
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        Hi John Thank you for your review and we are very sorry to hear that your tour was not a great experience. All of our guides have their own style and commentary and we appreciate you highlighting that this was not well received in your case. Your guide has had excellent reviews in the past, but we can see there is clearly an issue and we will address your concerns regarding some of his commentary and attitude. We hope this tour has not marred the rest of your holidays in Australia. Safe travels Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours
        Written 19 April 2023
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        Pat
        Missouri17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kegan was very informative, showed us so many places we wouldn’t have otherwise seen, and explained so much. He did a great job.
        Written 11 March 2023
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