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Sydney Architecture Walks

| Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Highly recommended

One of the best walking tours you will do in Sydney. Very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate C
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Lomdon
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One of the best architectural tours I've taken

I went on the SAW 6 tour of George Street. Ben was outstanding. He was able to translate not only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
140frequenttraveler
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Denver, Colorado
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We are architects and we want to share Sydney with you. We organise intimate walking and bicycle tours that are open to the general public. We also arrange private / customised architectural tours and itineraries on request. Taking the form of a series of urban provocations, our conversations are straightforward and jargon-free exercises in story telling. Aimed at the expert-enthusiast, we want you to understand the 'why' of the city whilst exploring the most provocative and daring projects Sydney houses; works of architecture, public art and landscape that inspire and delight but also projects that reveal something of Sydney's grimy pulse. We are interested in ideas and in the drivers of city; the vibrant network of invisible forces - political, cultural, economic and environmental that give the city form. Get stung by architecture. Sydney will never look the same again. Promise!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best walking tours you will do in Sydney. Very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Really shows aspects of historic and contemporary Sydney you won’t get in other tours. Excellent value for money.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the SAW 6 tour of George Street. Ben was outstanding. He was able to translate not only the architecture but the history, the politics, the geography, and design to the non-specialists. It was informative, interesting and very well thought out. I highly...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

After this riveting tour I'll never think of, look at or visit the Sydney Opera House in the same old way again. Not your average tour but an informed, fascinating, at times witty, and certainly comprehensive experience. Our passionate and erudite guide gave us real...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi Susan - such a lovely review - thank you!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A fascinating introduction to the architecture and other aspects of the beautiful city of Sydney. A very enjoyable walk round central Sydney led by the engaging and informative Eoghan. Thoroughly recommended to anyone with an interest in why buildings are the way they are.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We went on the SAW 1 The City walking tour in early February. We did three other tours, two a few years ago, and the Utzon one at the end of last year. All the tours were fantastic. They are more than your usual city...More

Thank Ana C
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Just done the Harbouring tour....highly recommend it ...it was a morning filled with facts and insights that you only get from people with passion for what they do.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A brilliant experience. A really fascinating way to look at Sydney for both the visitor and the resident. I grew up in Sydney and never knew it in this way, never questioned why is it the way it is; never really saw it in perspective...More

Thank Sean B
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Sean We really appreciate your review. It's interesting to hear what people with different relationships to place and to the subject matter get out of our tours and especially satisfying when locals see something familiar, something known with fresh eyes and fresh perspective. It's...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Dec 27 "Harbourings" and Dec 30 "Utzon". Architect and passionate storyteller Eoghan leads each of these 3-hour explorations of the forces and personalities behind the urban structures that make Sydney familiar to the world. Friendly and well-informed, guide Eoghan addresses what drives this city's form...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for your review - I'm so glad you enjoyed the tours. Urban planning, history, architecture, politics and culture - yes! Happy New Year!

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

My sister and I did the new George St walk with Ben. It was way too much fun! I can't wait to do all the other walks too. There are always so many little quirky things you don't know about a city and Ben was...More

Thank Simina S
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you really want to learn something about the Sydney Opera House, its history and its architect Utzon then take the Utzon tour with Sydney Architecture Walks! What you get to hear from theses passionate and knowledgeable architects is so exciting, it will open your...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks so much for your review Ostertag22. Such an amazing project and such an incredible man!

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