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  • The Sydney Opera House Tour

    1. The Sydney Opera House Tour

    More than 60 years ago, a young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is a work of art that came in existence against impossible odds and went on to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, putting Sydney on the map forever. On the Sydney Opera House tour, you will discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The opera house is home to 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year, and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts came into existence. You might catch a rehearsal in action, or the crew working o...

    Great experience learning the history behind our famous Opera house. Very knowledgeable guide and very health conscious with the whole COVID-19 situation. Must do...

  • Sydney: Sydney Opera House Guided Architectural Tour

    2. Sydney: Sydney Opera House Guided Architectural Tour

    Meet your guide directly at the Sydney Opera House, then begin your one hour architectural tour. Admire this stunning landmark, which is perhaps the city's most iconic sight, alongside the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Learn how the Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, and what inspired its unique design.  Hear how visionaries, architects, engineers, and artists came together to build this masterpiece, which was the cutting edge of what was possible at the time.

  • Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    3. Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    Join this tour for an immersive exploration of Sydney’s notorious heritage as you uncover the stories, sights and secrets of its hidden convict origins in The Rocks. As you navigate your way past the forgotten relics and ruins of this historic quarter, your guide will unpack the process of criminal transportation to Australia and its immediate effect on Sydney’s indigenous population at the turn of the 19th century. You'll discover the curious case of the convict architect and the ambitious Governor who wanted to decorate the prison settlement, and you’ll retrace the steps of the teenage girl who rose from chains to riches by conquering Sydney’s economy. Expect unique examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, hidden corridors, convict cut sandstone, abandoned slums and enormous cellars for spirits and stores. Get lost in charm of The Rocks as its past is brought back to life by y...

    It was amazing to learn so much of our Australian history in such a short time. Max was incredibly knowledgeable, understandable and interesting in his presentation of the facts. The pace was excellent, and the timeframe perfect. It was refreshing to hear our history presented in such a way that opened our eyes to how things unfolded in this country. Max was friendly, helpful and very easy to understand. He welcomed questions and he went at a great pace. I would recommend this tour for all ages as the best value thing to do in Sydney for anyone who would like to know the history of our beginnings. Incredible value for money!

  • Sydney: Complete City Walking Tour

    4. Sydney: Complete City Walking Tour

    Get a taste of everything in Sydney on this 3-hour walking tour with a local, English-speaking guide. Find out about the city's history, see its most prominent landmarks, and discover your guide's favorite cafes, pubs, museums, and walks to continue your exploration after. Look for your guide's blue umbrella at the meeting point, then get together for an introduction before beginning a journey town the Tank Stream, the river that started Sydney’s European settlement. Start by learning about Captain Cook and the First Fleet, then reach back further to learn the fascinating Aboriginal history of this place. After some brief introductions, your guide will take on board your group's particular interests and modify the tour route accordingly. Along the way, you'll stop at a cafe for a coffee break before finishing at a pub to enjoy a local beer. The exact schedule depends on the day and the...

  • Sydney: Sunset Secret Photo Hotspots with Wine & Cheese

    5. Sydney: Sunset Secret Photo Hotspots with Wine & Cheese

    After meeting at a quirky café in the Rocks, you will walk down to some of Sydney's best kept secret locations. You can appreciate some of the history and unique colonial structures away from the main streets, before discovering a parkland high above the harbor as the city workers retreat for the day. By now you will already have taken some amazing photos and learnt tips from your professional photographer guide about light and composition. From here you will board an executive 9-seater van for a short cross-city trip to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Once here you will walk to the edge of the Botanical Gardens to take photos from one of the best locations in Sydney as the sun begins to set. Afterwards, you will return to a few secret harbor foreshore spots, before driving across the bridge to enjoy a wide view of the harbor and gaze at the city lights against the night sky. Here you can relax...

  • Sydney: 4-Hour Cruise with Lunch and Afternoon Tea

    6. Sydney: 4-Hour Cruise with Lunch and Afternoon Tea

    Discover the largest harbor in the world on this half-day sightseeing cruise. With a small group, enjoy a personalized harbor boat cruise on a small, sleek boat that ensures the best views of Sydney. After cruising up close to iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, see historic sites and naval dockyards as well as extravagant waterfront mansions belonging to Australia's rich and famous. Keep an eye out for resident penguins, seals, and dolphins. Break for lunch at a waterfront beach club and enjoy a delicious meal with wine, beer or a soft drink. Afterward, take a short stroll up to The Gap to admire magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and all the way back to Sydney. Your next stop is one of Sydney's lesser-known and most idyllic beaches, accessible only by boat, and described by locals as a hidden paradise. Take a stroll or swim in the beach's crystal-clear...

  • Sydney: Smartphone Photography Course

    7. Sydney: Smartphone Photography Course

    Explore the back laneways of the historic Rocks area while you tell your travel story using your smartphone camera. You can learn to master composition as you discover the best spots in the best light. This is an educational adventure to give you the confidence you need to capture great memories of your visit to Sydney. Throughout your experience, your guide will help you make the most of the settings on your mobile. Your photographic guide will assist you with mastering composition, whilst also helping you with hands-on challenges to put theory into practice. You will also receive assistance with exposure control, and assistance with editing and enhancing your images.

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What people are saying about Sydney

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based on 440 reviews

Thank you for this lovely tour! It is winter and it is (after) covid time. So I was the only one in this 'group'. The personal walking tour was was so interesting and my guide was excellent to understand. Good to explore hidden places! :)

Well worth taking a tour to hear the history and see hidden parts of the Opera House and enjoy the magnificent views from a number of different angles. I would highly recommend it to others.

The man who’s name was Nicolas was fantastic just loved listening to his enthusiasm about the opera house. Keep sharing your stories.

Concert Hall was closed for renovation. visit after renovation.

Most informative, and interesting, and enjoyable tour