Morning Or Afternoon Highlights Tour In Sydney With A Local Guide - Double Bay

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning tour departs at 8am, Afternoon tour departs at 1:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all city hotels, and airbnb addresses within the CBD area.
    We do not pick-up from airport hotels, or from hotels in North Sydney.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This half day Sydney highlights tour is just perfect to kick-start or end your holiday. See all the city hot spots and tourist icons: Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera, Mrs macquarie's chair, Woolloomooloo, Harry Cafe de Wheels, Rushcutters Bay, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Shark beach, The Gap, Bondi beach, Paddington, Darlinghurst, China town and Darling harbour. En route, your expert tour guide will provide you with all the insight information you need to know as a first time visitor: where are the best beaches in town? Or the best walks, the finest restaurants or the most atmospheric Aussie pubs. In fact, this half-day Sydney tour will leave you with so many ideas and plans that you'll likely decide to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city!

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: The rocks, New South Wales

The oldest part of (white) Australia. It is where Captain Arthur Philip started the first penal settlement on 26 January 1788. Now a lively & romantic area with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.

Stop At: Observatory Hill, New South Wales

The highest point in the inner-city, where in 1858 the Observatory was built to keep the timer and observe the Southern Cross. Now a museum, a cafe and a favourite location for weddings.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dawes Point Park, New South Wales

Right by the Sydney harbour bridge. From the Ivy Steps we marvel at this beautiful part of the harbour, with views on the bridge and the Sydney opera house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sydney harbour Bridge, New South Wales

Opened in 1932, after 9 years of construction. Employed 16,000 people, and therefor called "Sydney's Iron Long". Also known as "The Coat-hanger". With 508 meters wide, for a long time the widest single span bridge. 134 meters high. 8 car lanes, 2 train-tracks, a pedestrian walkway, a cycle path and a ... commercial Bridge climbing operation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mrs macquarie's chair, New South Wales

Spot where Elizabeth Macquarie, Lachlan's second wife, loved to wait for tall shops to come in from England with letters from home, furniture and clothes.
Her husband had a seat carved for her out of the sandstone: Mrs macquarie's chair is an attraction, and a good excuse to take in the views over this part of the harbour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Fort denison Island, New South Wales

Former prison island, military fort (during the Crimean War) and a posh restaurant.

Pass By: Woolloomooloo wharf, New South Wales

AKA the Fingerwharf, the largest wooden construction in the world. Once a working waterfront, with a fish-market and a ferry-wharf. Now the home of Hollywood actors, a 5 star hotel and upmarket restaurants.

Stop At: Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Tempe, Tempe, New South Wales

Not the one in Tempe, but the original one an Woolloomooloo!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Potts Point Sunday Markets, New South Wales

Potts Point: an eclectic mix of Victorian, Colonial, Art-Deco and Manhattan-style architecture.

Pass By: Kings cross, New South Wales

Party-town, (former) red-light district, the Golden Mile, the Coca-Cola sign, Bohemian Sydney of the 30's.

Pass By: Rushcutters Bay Park, New South Wales

The Royal Yacht club of Australia - start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.
First of as series of wealthy Harbour-side suburbs.

Pass By: Double Bay Farmers Markets, Woollahra, New South Wales

Double Bay, AKA Double Pay. The most expensive shops in Australia include Dior, Cartier, Louis Vuitton. Streets lined with Ferrari's, Bentley's, and all types of German cars.


Pass By: Woollahra Thai Therapeutic Massage, Woollahra, New South Wales

No, we're not having a Thai massage. We're just seeing thje posh suburb of Woollahra. And Point Piper - the most expensive real estate in Australia, where properties cost an average of $12 million.

Stop At: Rose Bay Beach, Rose Bay, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

The largest bay of the 66 bays of Sydney harbour.
Location of the first international airport of Sydney. An airport for seaplanes, AKA the Flying Ships.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Nielsen park, Vaucluse, Woollahra, New South Wales

Part of Sydney harbour national park.
Shark beach!

Stop At: Rose Bay to Watsons bay Walk, New South Wales

A short walk across Parsley Bay to absorbe the atmosphere in this magnificent part of Sydney. Plenty of Rainbow Lorikeets in the Banksia's.
In summer we can spot an Eastern Waterdragon.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Watson's Bay, New South Wales

And its hamlet of wooden cottages on a peninsula, between the Pacific and the harbour.

Stop At: Camp Cove, New South Wales

The first bay Capt Philip saw after he had entered Sydney harbour, and where he first set foot on Australian soil on 21 January 1788 - 5 days before disembarking in Sydney cove.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Gap Park, New South Wales

Walk part of the famous Gap Walk to enjoy views over Sydney harbour and the Pacific,
In winter and late spring/early summer we can spot Humpbacks and Southern Right whales on their yearly migration to and from the tropics.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Macquarie Lighthouse, Vaucluse, Woollahra, New South Wales

Replica of the first lighthouse built in Australia, to a design of Frances Greenway - the convict-architect who helped Lachlan Macquarie built Sydney.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Bondi beach, New South Wales

Famous Bondi beach. Birthplace of Australia's Beach Culture, location of first apartment buildings, first milkbar, first professional life saving club, Sydney's first tram terminal...
Starting point of the Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tamarama beach, Bondi, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

AKA Glamourama.
Older generations know it also as 'Little Bondi' , where some of them may still remember the trips in a Hot Air Balloons and a visit to one of the many an ill-fated Aquariums and other entertainment venturers that dotted the Sydney beaches at the turn of last century.

Pass By: Bronte beach, Bronte, Waverley, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

Terminus of the Bondi to Bronte Backpacker Express - the rip that takes you on a free, yet dangerous trip between Sydney's best known beaches.

Pass By: Parque do Centenario, New South Wales

In English "Centennial park', Sydney's largest city park. Home of Lachlan Swamp - once source of Sydney's drinking water (the Tank Stream), now the home of thousands of fruitbats hanging in the paperbark ghost-tree forest.

Pass By: Paddington Markets, New South Wales

Paddington, aka Sydney's Fashion District.
Where Australia's top-designers hold court in beautiful, heritage protected Victorian Terraces.

Pass By: Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, New South Wales

Held every year in Darlinghurst.

Pass By: Aurora Hotel Surry Hills, New South Wales

Passing though lively Crown Street.

Pass By: The Haymarket Hotel Syd, New South Wales

Located in Sydney's China town - small but old settlement.
Home of Paddy's markets!


Pass By: Darling harbour, New South Wales

Formerly a busy working waterfront, now an entertainment district with national and international attractions, junk food, restaurants & bars, casino's, hotels etceteras.

Pass By: Barangaroo Reserve, New South Wales

The last chapter of Sydney.


Inclusions

Bottled water

Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Nov-2022

    Our ship was five-hours late arriving due to high winds between New Zealand and Sydney. We had a 1:30 excursion time and attempted to call the tour company at 12:30 to see if they could pick us up at the cruise terminal instead of the hotel, but the phone number provided on the ticket did not work. Our hotel contacted us just after 1:30 and said that our bus was there to pick us up. I explained that we were still at the terminal and couldn’t make it to the hotel on-time, and asked them to inquire if the tour operator could pick us up at the terminal. The tour operator replied that they still had others to pick-up, and we would have to take it up with our insurance company. I completely understand if the tour operator was unable to change their schedule, but the second part of their statement was completely unnecessary, and just showed me their lack of concern. Now we ended up paying $230 for an excursion we never got to do. We were really looking forward to this excursion, but I would not recommend this provider.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    from the start a prompt and courteous welcome,very impressed by his knowledge and stories of the city and the people that make sydney such a fantastic place to visit and enjoy. the smaller vehicle used also allowed the occasional departure off the beaten track to saviour some more examples of typical sydney life. A brilliant excursion served up by a brilliant driver tour guide.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    A great insight of Sydney aeara. The guide was very knowledgeable. A great trip put into 4hrs plus. Mini bus nice and clean and spacious.We only had one other couple on the tour which made it nice. Would recommend if short on time in Sydney.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Our guide Yella, not sure of spelling, was awesome!!! He had great knowledge of the city, and did his best to show us as much as possible, stopping at beautiful spots and other places of interest. We appreciate his time showing us around.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    Very knowledgeable and flexible. Driver took us to many different parts of Sydney. There was a good balance with driving and walking.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Very knowledgeable and flexible. Driver took us to many different parts of Sydney. There was a good balance with driving and walking.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Jelle gave a great tour of the city and surrounding areas. We’d booked as a group tour, but there were only the two of us. We got to do quite a bit of walking in several beach areas.

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Jelle gave a great tour of the city and surrounding areas. We’d booked as a group tour, but there were only the two of us. We got to do quite a bit of walking in several beach areas.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    This is our first trip to Australia and we did not know what to expect. We found a gem! Not only is Sydney a beautiful city worth multiple visits, but Jelle was a personable, well spoken guide. We are only in Sydney for a few days (leaving on a cruise) so we tried to jam in multiple short tours. I would take this again. It was great seeing all of the special places in this great city. I left the tours wanting to come back again. What else can I say? Highly recommended.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Jelle is an excellent tour guide and showed us the main sights in Sydney while also giving us lots of photo stops. We have no hesitation recommending him and his tour John

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