From harbour cruises and whale watching tours to walking tours of The Rocks historic precinct and vibrant 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 these top Sydney tours and experiences offer a small group size of 14 guests or less.
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Ten top Sydney tours & experiences
There are so many amazing tours on offer in Sydney, and you’re guaranteed to find a guided experience that interests you.
Here are ten top Sydney tours and experiences to consider. They’ll show you the best of the Harbour City.
History and Pubs of The Rocks Walking Tour
On this fascinating small group walking tour of The Rocks in Sydney, you’ll step back in time to the days when rum was the currency of choice in the colony and the renegades of the infamous Rum Corps ruled the roost! You’ll learn some of the colourful history of the precinct and enjoy a drink at three heritage pubs.
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 Rock Art 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.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Cultural Walking Tour
Sydney is one of the most inclusive cities in the world and celebrates its gay and lesbian culture with gusto. On this walking tour you’ll explore local gay and lesbian heritage, visit cosmopolitan Oxford Street — home of the world-famous Mardi Gras parade, and enjoy a drink at an iconic gay bar.
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.
Sydney Street Art Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in the vibrant, creative buzz of Sydney’s inner-west neighbourhoods of Newtown and Enmore on this small group guided walk. You’ll explore the colourful, ever-changing street art scene with an expert guide, and finish with a refreshing craft beer at a local brewhouse.
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.
Sydney Small Bar Walking Tour
On this intimate tour you’ll explore Sydney’s emerging small bar scene with a friendly local guide. Visit three unique CBD bars, sample delicious bar snacks and small plates, and learn some of the rich history of Sydney along the way.
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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