Guided tour

Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider:Ultimately Sydney
Guided tour

Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

Activity provider:Ultimately Sydney

From US$ 96.78 per person


Unravel the fascinating history of Sydney and learn how the city transformed from convict dumping ground to the vibrant and contemporary city it is today. Visit Bondi beach, Australia's oldest suburb, and drive along the Bondi to Bronte coastal path.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a small-grouped tour of Sydney led by a professional guide
  • Travel through Australia's oldest suburb, discover the best shopping regions, and learn about Sydney's turbulent past
  • See the Opera House, Mrs Maxquarie's Chair, Kings Cross, and China Town
  • Relax with deluxe round-trip-transportation from your hotel
Full description
Get to grips with the history and contemporary culture of Sydney in just 1 day. See some of the famous and not so famous sites from bustling shopping precincts to fabulous beaches. Your professional tour guide will begin the tour in Australia’s oldest suburb, the Rocks. Sit on Mrs Macquarie’s chair and as you gaze out over the harbor. Hear about how Lachland Macquarie transformed Sidney from a convict dumping ground to a proud city. Travel through the infamous Kings Cross and note the contrast to the luxury suburbs next door. Take a small 15-minute bush walk as you look out over the Pacific ocean and Sydney Harbor. Then it’s on to Bondi Beach to see how the locals live. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline of Australia’s internationally renowned beach. Drive along the Bondi to Bronte coastal path soaking up the atmosphere of Woolahra and Paddington’s leafy streets. See Darlinghurst, a landscape transformed from a hill of windmills to the world-famous home of the Mardi Gras, and witness the vibrant street culture of Chinatown and Darling Harbor. This is a fun and informative tour with professional guide services and deluxe round-trip-transportation included.
  • Luxury transportation to and from your hotel
  • Professional tour guide
  • Meals
  • Entry fees

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour is operated with an English-speaking tour guide.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Luke was engaging and passionate about Sydney history and the sights that make Sydney unique.

May 23, 2023

This was a great way to see different neighborhoods within the city. We went from the rocks to MacCleary Point which is an excellent place to get a picture with the Opera House in the back ground. Our guide was very versed on the history of each neighborhood we visited. We made several 15-30 minute stops to buy coffee, take photos, take a quick walk to a point of interest or walk the beach. Bondi Beach was our longest stop. It was cold so it wasn’t a great time to go to the beach but it was beautiful. We drove through Potts Point and the red light district. We drove past the gardens,

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April 15, 2023

Fabulous tour even though it was heavy rain throughout. Antonio, our guide, was punctual, friendly, professional and interesting. Highly recommended.

March 5, 2020

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