Day Tour

Sydney City Tour (5 Hours)

ShoreTrips

Sydney, Australia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Sydney City Tour (5 Hours )

Sydney, Australia

Tour Features

Experience(s)

Experiences have not been selected at this time

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

None

Activity Level

The activity level is not available.

Description

Often these days when people say the word "beautiful" it just goes in one ear and out the other. After getting back from a trip you might hear someone say "ohhhhh it was so beautiful" and then you instantly hope they move on to their next thought. Beautiful this. Beautiful that. The word is losing its meaning. Well, if we could rewind to the first utterance of the word, then Sydney would be one of the most appropriate places to accept that label. See what we did there? We gave power back to the word.

After a pickup from your area hotel, you will head over to Observatory Hill, which provides a panoramic view of the harbor that perfectly frames the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House. From a gazebo platform you will learn all about the first fleet and convicts that served as the foundation of the Sydney "rocks" neighborhood. From the hill you will make your way to the well known Mrs. Macquarie's Chair for an additional vantage point of the harbor. Mrs. Macquarie was the wife of the governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 and this location quickly became known as one of her favorite spots in the entire city.

Although the stunning views of the harbor bring in the tourists, the beaches here are what make the locals fall in love. Your guide will bring you over to the famous Bondi Beach for a walk along the Esplanade. Learn about the surfers who flock to its waters and the lifesaving clubs who watch their every move. This beach epitomizes the Sydney lifestyle!

Once at Watson Bay, you will learn why many refer to Sydney as the "Emerald City." The beautiful coastal views and a chance to get some mouthwatering seafood at Doyle's restaurant, which has been around since 1845, makes this a great spot just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Back across Sydney, you will also stop at Balmoral Beach, which provides perfect swimming areas for families and office workers skipping out on the day a little bit early.

The tour will finish up at Taronga Zoo. From here, you will have the option to learn about the unique wildlife on your own while returning to the hotel at your own pace, or have your guide get you back into the city. This is the perfect overview of Australia's most BEAUTIFUL city.

Departures:
09:45 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- At the end of the tour, you will have the option to stay and explore the Taronga Zoo. Admission for adults is approximately $32 USD and for children, 4-15 years old, it is approximately $18 USD. These fees are not included in the price of your tour.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. You will have the chance to get a quick bite to eat while in Watson Bay.

About Us

ShoreTrips provides shore excursions, day activities and city sightseeing tours in more than 500 locations around the world. We're the experts – having researched every location thoroughly...choosing the best sites to visit and the best things to do. We interview the guides and providers...and only when they meet our strict criteria do we offer their services to you.

Insider Tip

Our dolphin swim excursions sell out fast! Smart shoppers buy them months in advance.

Terms & Conditions

Please view our Terms of Service by clicking here.

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your ShoreTrips booking and receive a full refund up to 11 days before the actual date of your ShoreTrip (15 days for Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia ShoreTrips). At 10 days (14 days for Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia ShoreTrips) outbound, all trips become non-refundable. Some trips have a special cancellation policy and this information will always be noted on the trip. Additionally, group bookings may be non-refundable if the trip price is based on a specific number of participants.



The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Reviews and Recommendations for ShoreTrips

100%

of 11
guests
recommend


Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

Shore Excursions

By: Laurie


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

In Cozumel we enjoyed the snorkeling that we did off a catamaran. The staff was friendly, very professional, and helpful with my first time snorkeling daughter. Grand Cayman we went to sting ray city with a trip and snorkeling. Staff and trip was amazing, crew very helpful and fun. in Jamaica we did a Dunn's River Falls excursion and private beach. We had fun but were not impressed with the staff, and their timeliness (waited around alot),

Trip to Versailles

By: EWC


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Lucille was funny, engaging and knowledgeable on all aspects of Paris and Versailles. She kept us entertained and tuned in the whole trip!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster

Great service, knowledgeable guides

By: FamilyTraveler


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017

Traveling into Russia can be nerve-wracking (and getting more so every day) -- but ShoreTrips made it easy by providing all of the paperwork and instructions, as well as organizing good guides.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

European cruise

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Both tour guides and drivers were great!
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

Shore trips

By: Hutch


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2018

Great way to plan activities. Everything was just as advertised.
Travel Advisor:  Karen McAlpin

MOSTLY EXCEPTIONAL

By: WENDY from MIAMI


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2018

We did a private whale watching tour which was incredible. The train ride in Sitka which we were not going to do at first was spectacular. Scenery, comfort - a wonderful way to see the area and spend our time. We signed up for a Mendenhall Glacier trip plus Salmon bake. This one was so very commercial and although the glacier and waterfall were above our expectations, a short time was given to walk there and view. This left out two of our party as they could not move as fast as needed to return in the time frame of one hour. Then the BAKE- the food was marginally ok. They were out of the most important SMORES ingredients. It is crazy but that was advertised (we were willing to break our diets ) and we looked forward to them and then disappointed. The people were nice. the area was pretty but that one I would strongly advise friend not to sign up for.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Parkin

Shoretrips

By: ACE


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Great experience. The tours of the Louvre, and Notrre Dame were great. The guide even helped me try to get Eiffel tower admission tickets switched after I had booked them on the wrong date.
Travel Advisor:  Marilyn Bennett

Summer Hawaii Cruise

By: CGreene


Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2018

I arranged a church group of 55 for a Hawaiian cruise. This was our first time to use ShoreTrips and we had VIP treatment as compared to the mega busloads arriving from the ship/hotels excursions. Many times we had a site all to ourselves and then were leaving when the larger groups arrived. With all of the excitement about the active volcano, we weren't sure what to expect when we arrived on the Big Island. Those taking the helicopter ride raved about the experience and others were amazed to truly explore, taste and see that there is much more to her than only the volcanos. Every guide was lovely and professional, in fact, when I asked my group of to each submit 2 of their personal favorite photos, one was a guide on the last day in Honolulu for the private Pearl Harbor/airport excursion. It was nice to choose a selection of excursions for my group and ShoreTrips truly worked hard to make every trip come to fruition. Highly recommend all types of excursions with them.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Alaskan Cruise

By: Reenie


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

We loved all our Excursions! The small number of people on our Excursions was awesome! It was great not being in big crowds of people! All the tour operators were wonderful! We never felt rushed or hurried. They all seemed like they loved doing their jobs!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Blue Star in Positano Amazing

By: 3As


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2018

Helen was able to get us on a beautiful boat with an amazing Captain in Positano...would suggest it to anyone interested in a beautiful day trip on the Amalfi coast.
Travel Advisor:  Helen Papa

Bermuda

By: Weezy


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

We had a great time sailing with Mike and Peter. I’d love to sail with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes