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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Winery, Wine Making & Lunch Tour

1. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Winery, Wine Making & Lunch Tour

Travel over the Sydney Harbor Bridge en route to the award-winning Hunter Valley region, the oldest wine region in Australia. With over 100 wineries set among picturesque landscapes, the Hunter Valley offers delicious local produce and amazing wines. The day starts at an internationally recognised working winery where you will get the chance to join a 'behind-the-scenes' winemaking tour, and learn more about the process and knowledge that goes into making wine. Then it's into the cellar to stimulate your taste buds. Lunch is next with a choice from an extensive list of local produce that will leave you satisfied. Relax with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in hand and take in views from the balcony. Visit two more wineries and have an opportunity to purchase wine from the cellar. Learn the history behind one of the oldest family-run wineries in the Hunter Valley. Walk among the vines, taste local produce and be sure to keep an eye out for kangaroos in the wild.

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

2. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Can you picture yourself exploring the stunning Hunter Valley wine region, tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer, and distilled spirits? Small groups, a great music playlist, a relaxed style, and inside knowledge make this experience feel like you are with a group of friends heading out for a fun day. Participate in three relaxed, educational wine tastings of reds and whites with local gurus and enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine. Learn about the process of winemaking and see it firsthand on an exclusive behind-the-scenes wine production tour. Sample delicious cheeses and chocolate throughout the day and visit the Hunter Distillery, where organic vodka, schnapps, gin, and liqueur tastings are served in test tubes. Try the mango, choc mint, or chili (if you’re brave enough), plus lots more. See why this stop has become a highlight of the tour for some.

Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

3. Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

Meet your guide at the Keg & Brew Hotel and discover a haven for bourbon, beer and bites before you set off on a beer and cider tasting tour. Go behind the scenes of the local beer community, and take a look inside some working breweries in the heart of Sydney. The precise locations you will visit can change each day, based on brewery operations and bar hours. Your guide will keep their ears to the ground to learn what’s going on to ensure you experience some working breweries and taste the local beer in the best independent pubs. Visit 3 independent breweries and a top craft beer bar to fully immerse yourself in the Sydney beer scene. Learn all about the art of brewing craft beers through all your senses, and get to taste, touch and smell every part of the brewing process.   After learning all about the beers, you have the option of ending your tour at the Royal Albert Hotel or get drop off at the nearby Central Station.

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

4. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

Travel from Sydney and go on guided tours of popular breweries and award-winning wineries in Hunter Valley. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, a full lunch, and the comfort of traveling in a small group. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s first wine region. Go on guided tours inside the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how beer and wine are made. Get to know the local producers and discover the taste of a region famous for its beautiful wines, hand-crafted beers, and refreshing ciders. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider.

Balmain Historic Pub Walking Tour with Beer or Wine

5. Balmain Historic Pub Walking Tour with Beer or Wine

If you ask a Sydneysider about Balmain, they think of 3 things: the Balmain Tigers footy team, Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser and pubs. Lots of pubs. In fact, Balmain has the highest pub-to-person ratio in Australia. This 3-hour walking tour of this peninsula on Sydney Harbour covers Balmain's sordid history of escaped convicts,dodgy gangsters and corrupt politicians. In between weaving the backstreets, you'll stop for a drink of craft beer, wine or cider in 4 of the area's most iconic and oldest pubs. You can enjoy a choice of craft beer or wine in each pub that you visit!  Tour highlights include:  Balmain's Oldest PubThe Balmain Watch House, and stories of Balmain gangstersThe Balmain Tigers' 'Team of the Penitentiary'Duelling colonistsThe murderous confectionerThe hidden treasure of Australia's most audacious robbery- and many more tales of murder, vice and intrigue

Sydney: Marrickville Breweries Walking Tour

6. Sydney: Marrickville Breweries Walking Tour

Travel inside the world of breweries on this insightful walking tour. Learn how they started, their brewing process, the brewing ethos of the brand, and of course try the beer. With your expert local guide hear about the history of beer and what it's made from. Make your way to 3 around Marrickville's special venues and take a technical tour of each brewery you visit.  Breweries you may explore: Batch Brewing Co: Started by 2 Americans, this brewery always offers something new. Taste from a core range of 4 beers, and a further rotating 6 taps in the brewery, Batch puts out a new beer every 10 days.  Grifter Brewing Company: Based in an old commercial laundry, it has  12 taps and a pool table. Try the Fresh and Clean IPL named after the previous tenants. Stockade Brew Co Barrel Room: Stockade Brew Co began life in October 2015. The Marrickville based venue features a 10-meter long bar made from reclaimed oak barrel staves, a 14-seat analysis room, and working microbrewery. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon Barrels are scattered throughout the space, with a total of 200 oak barrels housing the liquid. Sauce Brewing Co: Sauce Brewing Co promotes the diversity of craft beer and creates flavoursome beers that can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you’re a hop-head, a sour-freak, or you just like good quality, drinkable ales, they have a beer for you.

Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

7. Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

This 2.5-hour walking tour visits the great historic pubs of Sydney's beautiful 'The Rocks'. Retrace the footsteps of famous convicts, larrikin gangs, and local celebrities as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Learn the secret behind which of the 4 claims to be Sydney's oldest pub, and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink in each. Continue the fascinating tour with a walk through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks, and learn the captivating stories of Australia's first European settlement. Savor a delicious pre or post-tour meal and drink at an iconic Aussie Pub. Choose from a selection of gourmet pizzas, burgers or salads plus any tap beer, cider, house wine, or soft drink. Present your order confirmation to the Duty Manager at the bar. If choosing to have your meal before the tour, do not order food with less than 1 hour before the tour starts.

Sydney: Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting

8. Sydney: Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting

Start your local beer discovery with a stop at 4 Pines Keller Door in Manly. Here you'll get to learn about and taste their award-winning beers and see where beer on the beaches all started. The tours change depending on the day, but some of the Northern Beaches breweries usually visited are Nomad Brewing Co, 7th Day or the 4 Pines Truck Bar in Brookvale; and Modus Operandi Brewing Company in Mona Vale, where the team will take you through their brewery and the brewing process. Filled with knowledge, you can relax over some tasters and a delicious lunch at the brewery. The tour can drop you in Manly or Surry Hills, just let the guide know.

Sydney: Complete City Walking Tour

9. Sydney: Complete City Walking Tour

Get a taste of everything in Sydney on this 3-hour walking tour with a local, English-speaking guide. Find out about the city's history, see its most prominent landmarks, and discover your guide's favorite cafes, pubs, museums, and walks to continue your exploration after. Look for your guide's blue umbrella at the meeting point, then get together for an introduction before beginning a journey town the Tank Stream, the river that started Sydney’s European settlement. Start by learning about Captain Cook and the First Fleet, then reach back further to learn the fascinating Aboriginal history of this place. After some brief introductions, your guide will take on board your group's particular interests and modify the tour route accordingly. Along the way, you'll stop at a cafe for a coffee break before finishing at a pub to enjoy a local beer. The exact schedule depends on the day and the guide, but you can expect to see and learn about a selection of the following: • Cadmans Cottage • Wollemi Pine • Jack Mundey art – “The Rocks” • The Tank Stream • Cenotaph • Angel Place Birdcages • Martin Place • Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge • Foundation Park • Argyle Cut • Customs House • Macquarie Place Park • Underwood St • Sydney’s Emerging Laneway Scene • General Post Office • Pitt Street Mall • Centrepoint Tower • The Strand

Sydney: 4-Hour Cruise with Lunch at a Fishing Village

10. Sydney: 4-Hour Cruise with Lunch at a Fishing Village

Discover the largest harbor in the world on this half-day sightseeing cruise. With a small group, enjoy a personalized harbor boat cruise on a small, sleek boat that ensures the best views of Sydney. After cruising up close to iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, see historic sites and naval dockyards as well as extravagant waterfront mansions belonging to Australia's rich and famous. Keep an eye out for resident penguins, seals, and dolphins. Break for lunch at a waterfront beach club and enjoy a delicious meal with wine, beer or a soft drink. Afterward, take a short stroll up to The Gap to admire magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and all the way back to Sydney. Your next stop is one of Sydney's lesser-known and most idyllic beaches, accessible only by boat, and described by locals as a hidden paradise. Take a stroll or swim in the beach's crystal-clear waters before hopping back on the boat. Finish your Aussie experience with a visit to the historic Quarantine Station and Museum and immerse yourself in Sydney's history. Here, enjoy afternoon tea including coffee and Aussie cakes.

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What people are saying about Sydney

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Thank you for this lovely tour! It is winter and it is (after) covid time. So I was the only one in this 'group'. The personal walking tour was was so interesting and my guide was excellent to understand. Good to explore hidden places! :)

Really great group and day trip. Mark was a great driver and tour guide. All the stops were well timed, great food and wine tasting experiences at all the venues and everyone was so friendly. Loved the whole day!

Our guide was easy to talk with and very informative. Lots of laughs

Nice little group with interesting conversations and delicious beer

Easy and on time transport, plenty of wine, beautiful settings!