From harbour cruises to walking tours of The Rocks precinct and coffee and gourmet food tours of the inner-suburbs, there really is a tour for everyone in Sydney. Day tours to the Blue Mountains National Park are also popular with many visitors, as are wine tours to the Hunter Valley. The majority of our top Sydney tours offer a small group size of 14 guests or less.
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Ten top Sydney tours & experiences
Looking for things to see and do during your visit to Sydney?
Here are ten top Sydney tours and experiences to consider.
When Rum Ran the Rocks
The New South Wales Corps, also infamously known as the Rum Corps, was formed in 1789 to take over the policing of the fledgling colony of Sydney. It’s fair to say England didn’t exactly send its best men for the job and the Rum Corps was soon running amok. Join a walking tour that follows in the footsteps of those early renegades of The Rocks.
Sydney Whale Watching Tour with Lunch
Watching whales is one of Sydney’s most popular leisure and tourist activities. From May through to November, hundreds of people head out daily onto the high seas to enjoy the passing parade. This popular whale watching cruise includes a delicious BBQ buffet lunch, and if you don’t see a whale your next cruise is free!
Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise
There are Aboriginal cultural sites located across Sydney – you just need to know where to look. Enjoy a fascinating day of Indigenous discovery in the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, including a cruise down Coal and Candle Creek.
Blue Mountains Scenic Day Tour
A visit to the stunning Blue Mountains is a ‘must-do’ for many visitors to Sydney. This popular Blue Mountains day tour offers a small group size and a big introduction to one of Australia’s most beautiful regions.
Gourmet tour of Sydney’s Inner West
The eclectic neighbourhoods of Sydney‘s Inner West offer a veritable cornucopia of gourmet delights; where innovative modern producers share close quarters with traditional family food stores and delis. Join a small group tour of some of the best gourmet offerings, tucked away in pockets across the inner-city.
Sydney Forsyth Coffee Hunt
Sydney-siders have been drinking coffee since the first fleet sailed through the Heads (having picked up beans enroute in Rio). Today we’re awash with purveyors of the liquid gold and this tour offers a chance to learn more about coffee from the industry’s best and sample the delights of some of the city’s top cafes.
Street Art Tour of Newtown and Enmore
Street art has an immediacy that few other art forms possess. It’s completely in the moment; here today and quite likely gone tomorrow. Such is the nature of the ever-changing urban canvas on which it appears. Join a Sydney street art tour that explores this transient artistic expression around the gritty Inner West.
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tour
The Hunter Valley north of Sydney offers much to tempt wine and gourmet food lovers, but having your own personal chef along for the ride takes matters to a whole new level. A gourmet menu is cooked and served from the back of your tour bus, using fresh produce purchased along the way.
Kings Cross Crime and Passion Walking Tour
For decades colourful Kings Cross has been synonymous with the seedy side of Sydney life. But it wasn’t always this way. The Cross started out as a leafy enclave for the burgeoning city’s wealthy elite, and today it sits firmly on the verge of re-gentrification. This walking tour of the precinct will give you the intriguing backstory.
Ultimate Sydney Historic Pub Crawl
Sydney’s pubs have always played a prominent and sometimes infamous role in the social fabric of our oldest city, with smugglers, illegal betting and the 6 o’clock swill just some of the more colourful chapters. You’ll explore Sydney’s oldest and most atmospheric pubs and bars on this fabulous walking tour. Enjoy great beer (own expense) and tasty included bar snacks, and listen to the stories and histories of these fascinating watering holes.
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