Essential Sydney

Get under the skin of the city on this insider tour

Available Privately

Family Friendly History

• An intimate and small group led by a local expert 
• Iconic sights, vibrant neighbourhoods and stunning suburbs  
• Discover the city’s rich history and cosmopolitan culture  

What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

‘What better way to get to the heart of Sydney than with a local guide to show you the way? From world-class sights such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, to the buzzing neighbourhoods of King’s Cross and Chinatown, you’ll discover the best of Australia’s biggest city. Hear about Sydney’s rich history, including the penal colony that populated the famous Rocks area, and how it became the colourful hub it is today, embodied by its famous Mardi Gras. The tour will also take you beyond the city centre to see the golden-sand suburbs of Watson’s Bay and Bondi Beach. As you’re driven around town there’ll be plenty of chance to hop out to snap photos, browse shop and take in those incredible harbour views.’ 


- English speaking guide

- Short coastal walks and photo stops

Other important info:

Refunds and changes: A 10% fee applies to cancellations that are made more than 24 hours before departure, after that no refunds will be given.

This tour runs in all weathers.

Tours are available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese).

Pick up and drop off is from your hotel (or convenient city location)

Tour operates with a minimum of 2 passengers

Customer Reviews

"Really knowledgeable guide, welcoming and friendly. Would have been impossible to achieve all this without such a well planned and delivered small group tour… thoroughly recommend to others." Mary B
"We did this tour on our first afternoon in Sydney and thoroughly enjoyed it! Antonio was our guide, and he was informative, friendly and energetic." Cynthia J
4 hours
Total: A$148.00