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Darling Harbour Tours

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Darling Harbour
One of Sydney’s top attractions, Darling Harbour boasts fine-dining restaurants, a shopping center, one of the largest IMAX cinema screens in the world, and two entertainment staples for families: SEA LIFE® Sydney and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Extend your visit into the evening to view the city lights reflected on the water.

The Basics

Darling Harbour is a staple of both Sydney sightseeing cruises and hop-on hop-off bus tours, which typically also stop at city highlights such as Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. However, you easily can dedicate an entire day to Darling Harbour itself. Maximize your time by booking a skip-the-line admission ticket to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, which can get busy.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Darling Harbour offers an array of activities and is particularly suited to families.
  • All of the attractions are within walking distance of one another, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • There’s an abundance of restaurants, cafés, and nightlife options at Darling Harbour.
  • During the months of May through October, whale watching cruises depart from Darling Harbour.

How to Get There
Darling Harbour is an easy 10–20 minute walk from Sydney’s central business district. You also can reach the harbor by water taxi, public ferry, or harbor cruise, the majority of which depart from Circular Quay near Sydney Opera House.

When to Get There
Although there’s plenty to do at the harbor in the day, Darling Harbour itself is at its most magical at night, when waterfront skyscrapers illuminate and reflect into the still water below. For the best nighttime views, admire the harbor from Pyrmont Bridge.

Further Delights at Darling Harbour

In addition to an ever-changing program of cultural events, Darling Harbour boasts plenty of permanent attractions. Highlights include the Chinese Garden of Friendship, where pathways wind past waterfalls and exotic plants; the National Maritime Museum, home to a sailing ship and submarine; and the Darling Quarter Playground, which promises to keep kids entertained for hours.

 

Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Admission: Free
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35 Tours and Activities to Experience Darling Harbour

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Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Join a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by double-decker bus to discover the highlights of Sydney and Bondi Beach. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded onboard commentary as you travel along two routes to top destinations like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach. Go in-depth at any given place by simply hopping off the bus to explore. You can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions at your own pace with your choice of ticket, valid for either 24 or 48 hours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.34
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$27.34
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Sydney Bike Tours

Sydney Bike Tours

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Cycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Choose from various tour durations depending on your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.95
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.72
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$230.72

Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in Sydney on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just a few hours. Snap photos of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the glamorous Bondi Beach; travel through The Rocks and Paddington; and take in the views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.63
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The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

Experience Sydney’s waterfront and historic district with an insider. Check out Darling Harbour’s biggest attractions, including Sydney Aquarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo. Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, stroll across Sydney Harbour Bridge, get tips from a Sydneysider guide. Then, visit Sydney’s oldest, neighborhood, The Rocks, where you can enjoy a complimentary pint at Sydney’s oldest pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

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Cram all of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.13
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Intimate Catamaran Cruise with Canapes

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Intimate Catamaran Cruise with Canapes

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The Vivid Sydney Festival is one of the most spectacular events on central Sydney's calendar, and you'll enjoy the show from a prime position on Sydney Harbour. Get away from the crowds on a comfortable luxury motor catamaran, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Sip a complimentary drink while being mesmerized by the colorful light show outside.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

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Get the best views of the Vivid Sydney Festival without the crowds on a 35 foot (10.5meter) Seawind Resort 1050 catamaran. Glide along the Sydney Harbour on an intimate cruise with delicious antipasto and bread rolls enjoy unobstructed views of the incredible light shows projected on to the Sydney Opera House and other landmarks. Spend a relaxing 90-minutes on the water and bring your own alcoholic beverage with no corkage if you choose.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Half-Day Iconic Sydney

Private Tour: Half-Day Iconic Sydney

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Enjoy the attention of a dedicated guide and a flexible itinerary on this half-day tour of Sydney's highlights. A great intro for first-time visitors, this Sydney tour hits all the hot spots and gives insider tips that you can use during the rest of your stay. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$329.61
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Private Tour: Sydney Highlights In A Day

Private Tour: Sydney Highlights In A Day

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With just one day in Sydney a sightseeing tour is a must, but group tours can be crowded and leave limited time to explore. This private 5.5-hour tour is tailor-made for you, with a personal guide and luxury transport to ensure you check off all the highlights. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Best Sydney Tours by Life Long Locals - Hidden gems & more - lifetime experience

Best Sydney Tours by Life Long Locals - Hidden gems & more - lifetime experience

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Enjoy a customized Sydney tour tailored to your private group's interests. Your host will pay you undivided attention and help create an itinerary geared toward the sights you want to see most. Take a local nature hike, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, hit the hip strip for some shopping; really anything you like. Along the way, ask plenty of questions and learn about the city's history and culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$516.28
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Private Sydney City Customized Tour

Private Sydney City Customized Tour

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Explore Sydney with a local guide on a private full-day tour that efficiently covers the highlights. See top destinations including the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House, and learn about the Aboriginal heritage and colonial history of Australia. You’ll also take in attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, stop at Bondi Beach for a walk and lunch, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$161.97
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Private Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Tour

Private Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Tour

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Benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of traveling with your own private guide on a half-day sightseeing tour of Sydney. See key places such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, the Rocks district, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Bondi Beach, Oxford Street, Darling Harbour, and more. You can even take a walk on the headlands of The Gap. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private & Fully Guided 4-day Sydney Tour Package

Private & Fully Guided 4-day Sydney Tour Package

If you are staying in Sydney for 2-4 days and are looking for the services of your own exclusive tour guide throughout your entire visit, then this tour package is for you!! In consultation with your local, experienced guide, this private tour offers guests an opportunity to customise a schedule which best suits their interests. No need to stress about what to do, how to get there or waste time waiting for others on standard day tours. Recommendations will be proposed regarding activities, attractions as well as dining options. As a general itinerary the tour package includes: Day 1 - pick up from airport, transfer to hotel and option to participate in guided tour Day 2 - Blue Mountains & Kangaroo/Koala Experience Day 3 - Sydney City Tour Day 4 - transfers to airport and optional guided tour (flight schedule dependent) (shorter time frame itineraries available) So why not make the most of your trip to Sydney and allow us to showcase one of the great modern cities in the world!!
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  • 4 days
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Hidden Sydney Walking Tour - Stories, Food & Coffee

Hidden Sydney Walking Tour - Stories, Food & Coffee

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Join a knowledgeable local guide on a fun walk through the inner-city areas of Pyrmont, Ultimo and Glebe! Often missed by visitors to Sydney, these older neighbourhoods are bursting with stories and hidden gems that even many locals don't know about. On this walk, you'll learn why there are so many pubs in this part of Sydney, what a "VIP Lounge" is, discover the Aboriginal and early European history of the area and be surprised by our choice for Australia's "national dish". You'll see why this is one of the most multicultural parts of Australia, gain an insight into our sense of humour and find out some Aussie slang along the way. We'll stop for a coffee at a favourite local cafe mid-way through the walk, and at the end, we finish with a glass of delicious local craft beer at one of the most unique pubs you'll find in Sydney - complete with a talking pet cockatoo! We recommend doing this early in your Sydney stay as you'll get lots of tips to make your time in this city amazing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Sydney&Melbourne City Lovers- 2 Day Combo Private Tour!

Sydney&Melbourne City Lovers- 2 Day Combo Private Tour!

This is your only chance to catch 2 stunning cities on 1 tour! Our tour consists of two parts: a visit to Sydney and a visit to Melbourne (or vice versa). Our experienced local guides will accompany you for 4-5 hours in each city to the must see sites as Opera House, Bondi Beach, Queen Victoria Market and Shrine Of Remembrance, but will also make sure you don't miss the hidden gems where the crowds never arrive! Our lovely guides would be more than happy to hear about your preferences and interests before starting the tour and customize it to your desires! Only with us you can choose the travel dates for each city, that is, you can visit one city today, and visit the other city only in a few days or weeks (your choice upon booking). There is no need to join an organized group trip between the cities and no need to commit for two days in a row. We also allow you to choose the order of your trip: start in Sydney and finish in Melbourne, or start in Melbourne and finish in Sydney.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney & Bondi Beach plus local secrets with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

Sydney & Bondi Beach plus local secrets with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

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SEE SPECTACULAR SYDNEY - THE FAMOUS SIGHTS AND HIDDEN LOCAL SECRETS on a Private Tour of Sydney and the Bondi Beach area. The places we can visit are the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay. Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or parts of the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Try a weekend market, art gallery, city winery or micro brewery. Go gift shopping or try local produce at a beachside restaurant. There's options aplenty. We are a fun Australian business owned by Ben Barry - a tour guide of over 15 years. Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries and it's your choice whether you want a slower paced experience with a walk or two or one that quickly packs in every sight. Depending on where you have been and what you have seen, we can customise each tour to your interested areas and activities.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$277.17
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$277.17
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Sydney Secrets & Bondi Beach Private 4 Hr Morning with Personalised Sydney Tours

Sydney Secrets & Bondi Beach Private 4 Hr Morning with Personalised Sydney Tours

SEE SPECTACULAR SYDNEY AND ITS FAMOUS SIGHTS ON A 4 HOUR MORNING TOUR FROM 8AM - 12PM. Pushed for time whilst you're in Sydney? Then this is the perfect tour to see what matters, plus a few local hidden secrets thrown in. Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries from a relaxed pace to one that packs in every sight. We can take a set route or customise your tour to any interests. We can visit the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Try a weekend market, art gallery, city winery or micro brewery. Go shopping or try local produce at a beachside restaurant. There's options aplenty. We're a fun Australian business owned by Ben Barry - a tour guide since 2004. Immerse yourself into exciting Sydney.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.02
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$191.02
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Sydney Secrets & Bondi Private 4 Hour Afternoon with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

Sydney Secrets & Bondi Private 4 Hour Afternoon with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

Benefit from a customized half-day tour of Sydney that shares the best of the city and its surroundings. Cover more ground in one afternoon with options such as viewing the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks; exploring destinations like Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Bondi Beach, and beyond; or focusing on interests such as Australian wildlife, food and drink destinations; beaches, historical landmarks, or shopping.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.02
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$191.02
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Discover Sydney

Discover Sydney

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Trixity offers a series of trails which are not only sightseeing experiences around some of Australia’s most beautiful cities but we will also give your brain a work-out on the way round You will guide yourself on your ‘smart’ device along the trail solving clues as you go - get the answer correct and we send you the next clue – easy! There are ‘Help’ & ‘Hint’ options if you get stuck and of course you can use your device to look things up if required. We think this is an excellent way to spend 2-3 hours discovering the city you live in, work in, play in. See our website for more details www.trixity.com.au
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.20
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$41.20
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Family Day In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

Family Day In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

Explore Australia’s most populous city with a local host for a hassle-free family travel experience. Craft an itinerary that suits your family’s needs and make the most of your time in Sydney. Visit landmarks like Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden and check out the aquarium and wildlife park. Enjoy amazing views, learn about Australia’s aboriginal heritage, and discover fun places to let your little ones play.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.47
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$103.47
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Half Day In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

Half Day In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Ditch the guidebook and explore Australia’s most populous city with a local host. Craft an itinerary that suits your interests and hit the streets with a local, visiting landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as amazing hidden spots and vibrant neighborhoods. Enjoy an insider’s view on this beautiful, diverse metropolis.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.16
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$124.16
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Escape The Airport: See Sydney On Your Layover

Escape The Airport: See Sydney On Your Layover

Maximize your time in Australia with a walking tour of Sydney during your airport layover. Sightseeing tours can be arranged for the daytime or at night in order to show you Sydney’s highlights during your layover. Your guide facilitates your visit to the places that you most want to experience before your plane takes off for your next destination.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.66
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$228.66
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A Night In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Night In Sydney With A Local: Private & Personalized

If you are new to a city, it can be challenging to figure out how to best spend your evening. This private and personalized tour of Sydney after dark helps make those decisions for you by customizing an itinerary specifically to your own interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.33
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$179.33
Price varies by group size
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