Your Itinerary

This is our signature tour and it’s a great way to explore Sydney. You’ll learn about local history and folklore… but just enough to be entertaining, never boring. You will get glimpses of Sydney only locals know about and see some magnificent views. We show you all the sights that matter without cramming in too many things. We want you to experience the Sydney we love…

Pick up from your hotel by arrangement at 8.30am.

Our journey usually begins with a drive down Macquarie Street to get a sense of how the history of Sydney has changed since its days of early settlement. We enter the Royal Botanic Gardens precinct where we take a short stroll to see some lovely views. From here you can capture that perfect photo of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Then we stroll down to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for a little bit of history right on our harbour foreshore.

We will drive through lively Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross before we leisurely make our way through the beautiful Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. You will see how each suburb is a small village in its own right as we introduce you to Double Bay, Rose Bay, Parsley Bay or Nielson Park, Vaucluse and Watson’s Bay. We explore Sydney’s East by car and on foot taking in some beautiful secluded bays in the area where big tourist buses do not visit. We’ll get to see where Sydney siders hang out!

We stop at a beautiful harbourside park to provide you with a special morning tea made up of Aussie snacks and, of course, a taste of Vegemite!

We take you to an area called The Gap and show you the brilliant cliffs and waters of the Pacific Ocean. Our harbour and coastal exploration gives you a real insight into life in Sydney. Of course we take a stop at iconic Bondi Beach and, weather permitting, you’ll have time to take some great photos.

After lunch at Bondi Beach it’s on to the wonderful suburbs of Paddington and Chinatown before returning you home via a drive through the historic Rocks area.

Tour ends around 2.30pm, so you can enjoy the afternoon at your leisure or head back to your cruise ship.

Our clients love this tour because it gets them out of the city centre and gives a wonderful overview of the Real Sydney, just as Czech travel bloggers Eva and Tom discovered.
If you want to go even further afield and visit some of our unique Australian animals, we also offer The Real Sydney Tour PLUS Featherdale Wildlife Park.


Tour Inclusions:

  • your private guide
  • transportation and tour vehicle car park fees
  • delicious complimentary snacks and bottled water


Breakfast and/or lunch is at your own expense on the day


6 hours

Price (in AUD):

  • $600 for 1-3 guests
  • 4 guests or more at $175 per person

View the video and photos below for a glimpse of this area’s attractions…

George St, The Rocks

Looking down George St in the famous historic Rocks district


a group of Real Sydney tourers enjoying the view

A group of Real Sydney tourers enjoying the view


iconic bondi beach

Join beach goers from all over the world who are drawn to famous Bondi Beach