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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour
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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

By AEA Luxury Tours
About
Familiarize yourself with the best of Sydney's Old Town and Central Business District and have time left over to hang out on Bondi Beach with this half-day tour of the city. You'll see the world-famous Sydney Opera House, the beautiful Sydney Harbour, before carrying on to Bondi Beach, where you’ll have time to walk around. You’ll then pass by Darling Harbour, ultimately finishing off at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
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AU$135.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Audio guide: German, Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Familiarize yourself with the highlights of Sydney in just half a day
  • A driver/guide will provide on-board commentary
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departures
  • Hotel pick-up is included in the price of the tour

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Mrs Macquarie's Chair
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Drop off


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please be waiting outside the hotel or pick-up point that we advise PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE ON 02 9971 2402 DAY PRIOR TO RECONFIRM YOUR TOUR AND JOINING INSTRUCTIONS
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3898P21

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • The tour operator reserves the right to vary or cancel tours or part thereof due to extremes of weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, fire bans or other conditions beyond the control of the operator.
        • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

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

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        Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour price starts from AU$135.77. Discover and book Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour on Tripadvisor
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        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: 3898P21

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          Breathtaking views and adorable animals
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          Double aspect view of Sydney
          The tour guide was excellent and the excursion packed in a lot of sights which was amazing for our short stay in Sydney. We would recommend this trip as a must when visiting Sydney.
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          The highlights of Sydney
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          A long bus ride, but we'll worth the investment in time
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        Vicki B
        Boca Raton, FL1 contribution
        Jan 2023
        Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our guide Steve was fantastic. He provided entertaining info/stories and didn't bore us with dry, uninteresting, textbook facts. His tour took us to all the must see sites in and around Sydney. Very memorable.
        Written 17 February 2023
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        Irene E
        Greenville, SC10 contributions
        Dec 2022 • Couples
        We had a fabulous day seeing the sights of Sydney. Hoof, our guide, was very knowledgeable and full of excellent tips. It was a small group of 8 of us in a nice Mercedes minibus, We would recommend this tour right at the beginning of your stay. Then you can choose where you want to explore in more detail.
        Written 7 December 2022
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        Questovia
        Wells, ME1,171 contributions
        Feb 2023 • Friends
        This 3 1/2-hour tour is the perfect way to get an overview of Sydney. We enjoyed every aspect of it and it helped us to see what we wanted to explore deeper on our own. It was nice that the tour took a maximum of 17 people, so we were able to jump on and off the bus easier to get to the next destination. Driver was very experienced and really brought the city to life for us.
        Written 21 May 2023
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        Q4979RBmarkh
        Benton City, WA226 contributions
        Nice half day tour. Driver was very knowlegable about the area and was able to answer some very off the wall questions from one of the tourist. Very helpful information on whT he would recommend viekwing and how best to get there. Would recommend.

        Written 21 March 2020
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        hdk
        North Charleston, SC23 contributions
        G. Was a great tour guide! He offered up great tidbits and stories at just the right points. Also, curated stops with the best views and gave us a since of history and current day in Sydney. This is the perfect ride-along after a long flight to acquaint oneself with the city’s offerings.
        Written 17 January 2024
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        Jo W
        1 contribution
        Fantastic Tour. Mario was amazing. Highly recommend this especially at the start of the stay as able to re-visit key places of interest. Loved Mario’s suggestion to spend day at Manly Beach. Great day. Thank you
        Written 3 February 2023
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        Mario is a top guide. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. safe travels
        Written 7 February 2023
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        chris h
        London, UK12 contributions
        Sept 2023 • Couples
        An excellent way to see a lot of the city in a short space of time whilst traveling in comfort as part of a small group. The guide provided an interesting mix of the history of Australia combined with an (often amusing) insight to the culture of Sydney and the different areas visited. Highly recommended.
        Written 19 October 2023
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        Teachmark
        21 contributions
        Terrific morning visiting the different areas of Sydney. Beginning at The Rocks and winding our way through the different parts of Sydney, our guide Tyler took us on a comprehensive tour. Interesting and informative commentary. Loved the beautiful vistas and beach stop. Could have spent more time at Bondi beach! Great introduction Sydney!
        Written 27 February 2020
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        Thanks for your review of our Sydney tour product with Tyler. We at AEA Luxury Tours like to give a flavour of Sydney with this tour so that guests can return back to the places that appealed the most while they are in beautiful Sydney - hope you go back to Bondi Beach!
        Written 12 March 2020
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        tlahuele
        Henderson, NV460 contributions
        Jan 2024 • Family
        We have taken tours of Sydney previously, but this one turned out to be our favorite. The tour guide, Matt, was very personable and had a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of the area. He had an infectious enthusiam for sharing facts, including bits we had never heard previously on other tours of Sydney. He was attentive to our needs. The van was comfortable. Other guests on the tour also mentioned that the tour exceeded their expectations. We definitely recommend this tour.
        Written 12 January 2024
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        Thank you for taking the time to review our product. Matt is our newest guide, but brings with him experience within the tourism industry. He certainly has a great attitude to the job.
        Written 27 January 2024
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        Robert T
        Schwenksville, PA14 contributions
        May 2022
        All three AEA Luxury Tours were excellent. Small groups, comfortable vehicles, knowledgeable, personable and professional guides who aimed to inform. The city tour provided a good understanding of Sydney, and a lot longer (which was good) then what we were told by the guide. TAEA was intune with our interests and bent over backwards to answer questions and make sure we got the most out of the tour.
        Written 2 June 2022
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        Thank you Robert, for the positive review. We are always thrilled to hear our clients enjoyed their time with us. Our guides are passionate about their work and enjoy showing clients around this wonderful city of ours. With so much to see in Sydney, there may be times where the tour extends to around 4 hours. we always attempt to maximise the experience in the time we have. All the best AEA Luxury Tours
        Written 12 July 2022
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