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Sydney Half Day Private Tour see the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach
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Sydney Half Day Private Tour see the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

By Runaway Tours
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AU$370.00
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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
        • Stroller 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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        4.5
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        Journey616923
        1 contribution
        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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        Navigator797213
        Homewood, IL16 contributions
        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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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        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
        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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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        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
        Missouri4 contributions
        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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        Jennifer W
        55 contributions
        Dec. 2022
        We had an excellent half day tour with our guide Brendan upon arrival in Sydney. We were picked up from the airport, shown around the city, and then dropped off at our hotel about the time we could check-in. Steve was in constant contact with me until we found Brendan at the airport.
        Written 19 January 2023
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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        Hi Jennifer Thank you for writing a great review about your private Sydney City Sights tour. We're glad Brendan found you going round and round the baggage carousel at the airport and gave you a great day out! Happy travels. Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours Sydney
        Written 21 January 2023
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        Lesley R
        1 contribution
        Jan. 2023
        We are South Africans who have recently moved to Queensland and we visited Sydney. We did the half day with Vic who was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Our mom of 90 was with us and he went out of his way to ensure she was comfortable and assisted her on and off the van. We visited the places we wished to go to and he was extremely interesting for us to listen to the history of Australia. We can highly recommend Vic who made our afternoon a very, very special memory/
        Written 7 January 2023
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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        Hi Lesley Thank you for writing a wonderful review about your private Sydney City Sights tour. We're glad you all had a memorable day out with Vic and he took good care of your Mum. That's great that she's still getting out and about! Vic loves his history and is truly passionate about this wonderful city of ours! Happy travels. Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours Sydney, Australia
        Written 9 January 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        LAfoodie72
        Westlake, OH57 contributions
        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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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        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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        Delaney H
        Madison, WI4 contributions
        Jun. 2022 • Friends
        This was our favorite thing we did in Sydney! Steve was our guide and was incredible. We were fascinated by how much he knew and how much we were able to include in four hours. Highly highly recommend this tour.
        Written 22 June 2022
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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        Hi Dealney Thank you so much for the review on your Half Day private Sydney Tour. It was an absolute pleasure taking you and your Mom around Sydney and showing it off. You picked a cracking day for it and we really appreciate you making the trip to Australia. Happy Travels Cheers, Steve Arnerich Owner and Operations Manager
        Written 23 June 2022
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        Navigate597802
        2 contributions
        Feb. 2020
        We thoroughly enjoyed this indepth look at this beautiful city. Our guide, Danny, was so very knowledgeable and accomodating. The van was clean and air conditioned and equipped with a speaker system, so we were very comfortable. I highly recommend this tour at the beginning of a Sydney visit to gain a good perspective of the city.
        Written 24 February 2020
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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        Hi peter Thank you for taking the time to review your private Sydney City tour yesterday with Danny. We are pleased you had a great time around the city. It certainly was a beautiful day here yesterday so we're glad you got to enjoy it. Enjoy your cruise! Cheers, Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours
        Written 25 February 2020
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        Jay May
        6 contributions
        Apr. 2019 • Couples
        My mother and I had the best time with Essey! She was warm, patient, compassionate, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about her tour. She went above and beyond out expectations and we felt blessed and fortunate to ha e her as our guide. She is a precious gem.
        Written 22 August 2019
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        Steve_Runaway_Tours
        Hi Jaymayiv4 Thank you for taking the time our to review your Sydney City Sights tour. We're delighted you and your mother had a great day out with Essey! She certainly knows her stuff and is a great asset to our business. And as for being a precious gem, she definitely loves her opals! Happy travels Cheers, Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours
        Written 23 August 2019
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