Sydney City Private Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Located on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. With its iconic landmarks across the city, world-renowned Sydney Bridge and Opera House; pristine beaches stretching miles along the coast; Sydney is brimming of fun activities to do! A Petite Tour’s Sydney urban itinerary packs a well-selected list of iconic attractions into a relaxing day of Sydney city private tour. 

Sydney day tour will take you on a journey to explore the historic and cultural landmarks across Sydney as well as its beautiful scenery.

  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Fish Market
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Bondi Beach
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Hyde Park
  • Darling Harbour
  • Additional attractions such as Royal Botanic Gardens

Start Time

9 am

Finish Time

before 7 pm

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Friendly Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Child Safety Chair (if required)
  • Heaps of Fun
  • Parking fees
  • Tolls

Hotel Transfer

Our guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning. Upon the conclusion of Sydney tour, you can choose to be transferred to either hotel or any restaurant within CBD

Price

$629 AUD

for 8 seater Mercedes

(Suitable for 1 to 7 passengers)

$829 AUD

for 12 seater Mercedes

(Suitable for 8 to 11 passengers)

For a group booking of more than 11 people, please contact us for a quote.

Have more questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

TOUR ITINERARY

1

Sydney

Early morning, our friendly guide will greet you at either hotel or Sydney Airport.

Sydney is the largest city in Australia by population, it was established as the first European settlement in Australia in 1788, led by Arthur Philip. The city was named in recognition of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, a famous British politician at the time. Your Sydney private tour will showcase both the past and present of Sydney with great photo opportunities along the trip.

2

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is located adjacent to Sydney CBD. The iconic “shell-like” building is one of the most distinctive buildings in the twentieth century, it is also a world-renowned performing arts centre. Sydney Opera House is composed of multiple performance venues, together they host more than 1,500 performances a year to more than 1.2 million spectators. The most notable theatres are Concert Hall and Opera Theatre (aka. Joan Sutherland Theatre), the former was known for its world’s largest mechanical tracker action pipe organ, with 10,000+ pipes. In 2007, Sydney Opera House was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

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The Rocks

The Rocks is the birthplace of modern day Sydney, the district was the first to be developed by European settlers in 1788. Many historical buildings in the area were constructed with local sandstone, from which it derives its name from. The Rocks is home to Susannah Place Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art; a lively local market is open every Sunday (from 10am to 5pm). In addition, You’ll find here some of the oldest pubs in Australia and a wide range of local crafts and souvenirs, complemented by spectacular performances by street artists.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge nicknamed “the Coat Hanger” thanks to its arch-based design. Opened in 1932, the bridge spans 503 metres in length, its highest point is 134 metres above the water. The bridge connects Sydney CBD and the North Shore, forms an integral part of Sydney’s traffic system. It is one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks with the likes of Sydney Opera House. It is also the sixth longest and the tallest steel arch bridge in the world.

BridgeClimb Sydney offers breathtaking views on the summit of Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are 3 different time slots for climbing, day, twilight and night climbing, if you have a packed itinerary, there is even an express option available. Please find additional information on Sydney Bridge Climb.

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s most famous attractions. Bondi is an Aboriginal word which means “the sound of water breaking over rocks. The one-kilometre beach attracts thousands of surfers all year round. Take a stroll on the beach and dip your feet in the azure seawater or enjoy the beautiful weather by sunbathing on the sandy shore. Across the street, there are many popular cafes, restaurants and hotels.  Bondi Beach also hosts a number of sporting and cultural events, offers visitors a diverse range of activities to take part in.

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Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market is the largest seafood market in the southern hemisphere and the 3rd largest in the world. With close proximity to the CBD, Sydney Fish Market offers wholesale, retail, seafood cooking experiences and countless eateries that specialise in seafood. Up to 60 tons of seafood exchange hands here on daily basis, you will find the freshest blue manna crab, salmon, lobster, oysters and many more. In addition, you’ll love the quality farm produce in the fruit and vegetable market located within.

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St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. It is located adjacent to Sydney’s Hyde Park, built from local sandstones, St Mary’s Cathedral is the longest church in Australia. The cathedral broke ground in 1821, unfortunately it was destroyed by fire in 1865. The present cathedral was rebuilt from scratch, two towering spires were added in 2000 to complete the overall structure. Today it is 107 meters long, 24 meters wide and its spires are 75 meters in height. Pope Benedict XVI visited here in 2008.

St. Mary’s Cathedral is open for visit from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the oldest public park in Australia. Situated on the east side of the Central Business District, it covers a total area of 16.2 hectares. The rectangular-shaped park is home to more than 580 species of trees, including: palm trees, conifers, figs and others. The parkland is well-known for its monuments, such as the ANZAC War Memorial, the Pool of Reflections on the south side and Archibald Fountain on the north. It is a perfect spot for a leisurely walk or some nice family snaps.

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Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour, originally known as Long Cove, is a stone’s throw away from the bustling Haymarket. The area is ornamented with large water fountains, kids playgrounds and many popular restaurants and cafes. The district offers an abundance of leisure activities, amongst them are Sydney Aquarium, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Imax Cinema, Madame Tussauds Sydney. At night, Darling Harbour comes to life with a myriad of colourful light displays.

ADDITIONAL TOUR OPTIONS:

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney first established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in Australia. A total of 30 hectares in size, the gardens showcase more than 7,000 tropical and subtropical plants, including both local and exotic species from abroad. The gardens consist of several parts, e.g. Palm Grove Centre, Lower Gardens, Palace Gardens and etc. offering visitors to sightsee and learn about a wide variety of flora and the history behind the park.

The Lady Macquarie’s Chair is located next to the Royal Botanic Gardens, it is an exposed sandstone rock bench built to commemorate the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Elizabeth Macquarie. Her husband was the fourth governor of NSW from 1810 to 1821. According to folklore, Mrs. Macquarie would often sit on the rock and await the return of her husband from the Britain. This is one of the best places in Sydney to get panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Manly Beach is one of the most famous beaches in North Sydney. It was named by Captain Arthur Phillip in light of the local indigenous people’s manly behaviour. Situated a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, Manly hosted the world’s first surfing contest in 1964, it is well-received by local and international visitors with its Norfolk Island pines and soft sandy beach.

Enjoy a delicious buffet while take in magnificent views of the world-famous Sydney Harbour and panoramic sights of Sydney’s stunning city skyline.

There are a variety of cruise options available, includes: day scenic tour, dinner cruise with live music and dance performance. Let us know what fancies your group, our friendly staff will recommend the right choice for you.

Located in Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium opened in 1988, it exhibits more than 13,000 individual fish across 700 aquatic species, mostly from Australia’s water habitats. It has 14 themed zones to keep children of different ages entertained.

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium Ticket: Adult $ 46 / Child $ 33

Madame Tussauds is located in Darling Harbour, prepare to be mesmerised by the wax statues of nearly 90 celebrities and well-known figures, from the royal family to Hollywood and Bollywood stars. Snap as many photos as you wish with your favourite characters.

Watson Bay

Watson Bay is a harbourside suburb located on the east of Sydney. As Australia’s oldest fishing village, Watson Bay boasts of numerous heritage-listed buildings, along with great restaurants, walking trails and beautiful parklands.

Double Bay

Positioned 4km east of Sydney CBD, originally known as Keltie Cove after the master of HMS Sirius (ship). Its current name refers to the two geographical formations between Point Piper and Darling Point. It is noted as one of the most fashionable and expensive shopping spots, or as some would call it Sydney’s “Little Europe”.

Rose Bay

Rose Bay is an eastern suburb of Sydney, situated approximately 7 kilometres from the CBD. It is named after George Rose, the former secretary to British Treasury. Admire the incredible art exhibitions and cultural performances by street artists at one of Sydney’s oldest districts.

Sweet and Personal

Sweet & Personal

A Petite Tour creates fun and memorable travel experience by providing quality tour services! Every trip is bespoke to what you would like to see and do. With flexible itinerary and attention for detail, we want to create happy moments for more families, a trip that is right for everyone!

Local Expertise

Travel Experts

Our guides are friendly and fun, tap into our expansive knowledge about Australia and travel, tailor an unforgettable travel experience. English, Mandarin & Cantonese tour service are available.

Comfort & Convenience

Comfort & Convenience

Travel in comfort and style, Mercedes Benz luxury vehicles , free hotel & airport transfers on full-day tour. Ticket pre-booking to secure your spot in advance, restaurant recommendations and more!

Family Oriented

Inclusive Culture

Organise a holiday for a big group is hard-work, we do our best to help, no overtime surcharge or compulsory tips,  bottled water, child safety chairs/wheelchair, umbrellas and more. You can count on us!