Ten of the best Sydney bus tours and experiences
Sydney offers an array of tours and guided experiences. Here are ten top options that will show you the best of the Harbour City.
1. Sydney Morning City Tour with The Rocks and Bondi Beach
Roll several Harbour City must-sees and dos up into one neat half-day package with this superb Sydney morning city tour by coach. You’ll see many of the city’s highlights and explore its fascinating history. Visit Chinatown, Kings Cross, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Garden and more. You’ll also enjoy a leisurely guided walk in The Rocks, and see world-famous Bondi Beach.
Sydney Morning City Tour by Coach with The Rocks and Bondi Beach
Featured Guest Review:
My wife and I loved this tour. From the minute we boarded the coach, our guide was interacting with the group — remembering names and nationalities, asking questions about where we were from, and offering advice for our stay. His knowledge of Sydney was amazing. He was full of historical information, fun facts and personal recommendations, and has an obvious passion for the city. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney. Chad P (via TripAdvisor)
2. The Rocks Walking Tour
Explore The Rocks on one of Sydney’s most popular, longest running, and best value walking tours of the historic harbourside district. This leisurely guided stroll takes in all the precinct’s key highlights and reveals plenty of hidden surprises along the way. If you only have a short amount of time in the Harbour City, this tour will be 90 minutes well spent!
3. Tastes of Sydney Food Tour
Immerse yourself in the fabulous flavours of Sydney and some of its most characterful neighbourhoods on this culinary city tour by air-conditioned transport. You’ll take in four vibrant foodie precincts — Barangaroo, Rozelle, Rosebery and Chippendale — and enjoy food and drink tastings in each. It’s a delicious way to spend a day!
4. 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!
5. Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
Go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most famous buildings on this superb guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Learn its controversial history, hear about some of the most memorable performances, and enjoy plenty of fabulous photo opportunities. Upgrade your tour to include a meal overlooking majestic Sydney Harbour.
6. Blue Mountains Scenic Day Tour with Rides
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. Tickets to ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway at Scenic World are included in the cost of the tour.
7. 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.
8. Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Lunch
This boutique, small group tour is the perfect introduction to the Hunter Valley wine region for visitors to Sydney. Enjoy wine tastings and an included cafe-style lunch, and taste some of the gourmet produce the region is so famous for.
9. Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour
Catch a glimpse of the Harbour City’s supernatural side on this fabulous Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour. As you stroll the dark cobbled streets of The Rocks, you’ll hear tales of dastardly deeds of the past — including murder, mystery and the macabre. How many of those responsible still haunt the city? You be the judge!
10. Canberra Day Tour
Spend a day exploring the nation’s fabulous capital — Canberra — on this full day tour from Sydney. Canberra effortlessly blends imposing monuments and architecture with lakeside gardens and open green spaces, and you’ll see many of the city’s highlights during your visit. Guided tours of Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial are included.
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