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Our most recommended Sydney Neighborhood tours

Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner

1. Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner

Explore Sydney Harbour on a sunset cruise while enjoying a 3-course dinner served with a selection of beers, wines, soft drinks, and tea or coffee. Set sail from Darling Harbor and once the sun goes down, watch the city lights shine bright as you admire the gleaming metropolis reflected in the harbor. Depart Darling Harbor just as the sun begins to set, you’ll be treated to some epic views of the skyline and surrounding bays. There’s plenty of room on the expansive top, fore, and aft decks to ensure you get uninterrupted 360-degree views of the iconic attractions as you sail past. As night falls and the city lights begin to sparkle, dinner is served. Enjoy a regionally focused menu, served over 3 courses. The chefs have created a menu that highlights the multicultural influences that make Sydney cuisine so special, using an array of fresh and flavorful New South Wales ingredients.  Dinner is paired with a selection of beers, wines, soft drinks, and tea or coffee. The wine has been hand-selected from some of the finest wineries in New South Wales. After dinner, sail past Taronga Zoo and Luna Park before arriving back in Darling Harbor.

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

2. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to 2 different routes with 30 stops on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Learn about the local culture with audio commentary and unlimited rides while driving past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.  Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Choose the Premium Ticket to extend to 2 days. Choose the Deluxe Ticket, to see the Sydney Harbour Hopper, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands that are made for exploring. Explore highlights of the city including Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. Discover the Bondi Beach tour as a perfect introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Let Big Bus take you to the best shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. Explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, & Food Tastings Tour

3. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, & Food Tastings Tour

Travel from Sydney and visit a combination of three boutique wineries and distilleries in Hunter Valley. Enjoy guided spirit wine tastings matched with cheese and chocolates and a delicious lunch. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s first wine region. Go on guided tours inside some of the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how spirits and wine are made. During guided tastings, try chocolates and local cheeses to match the wines and keep your tastebuds exploring the flavor combinations. Get to know the local producers and discover the taste of a region famous for its beautiful wines, hand-crafted spirits, and refreshing beers and ciders. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider.

Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

4. Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

This 2.5-hour walking tour visits the great historic pubs of Sydney's beautiful 'The Rocks'. Retrace the footsteps of famous convicts, larrikin gangs, and local celebrities as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Learn the secret behind which of the 4 claims to be Sydney's oldest pub, and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink in each. Continue the fascinating tour with a walk through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks, and learn the captivating stories of Australia's first European settlement. Savor a delicious pre or post-tour meal and drink at an iconic Aussie Pub. Choose from a selection of gourmet pizzas, burgers or salads plus any tap beer, cider, house wine, or soft drink. Present your order confirmation to the Duty Manager at the bar. If choosing to have your meal before the tour, do not order food with less than 1 hour before the tour starts.

Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with a Local

5. Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with a Local

Spend the day with your host on who can’t wait to share with you their favorite places to hang out, show you where to get your hands on the best food, and take you through the city with an inspiring view on this walking experience. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Weave your way through a pocket of the city, discovering its diversity and the communities who are lucky to call Sydney home. This city is more than a place, it's a feeling, and that’s exactly what you’ll experience on your day with your host. See some historic landmarks and districts like The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or laze your afternoon away soaking up the sun at Bondi Beach or exploring the Darling Harbour. Get cultured at a museum or gallery and maybe you will still have some time to stop by a vibrant local market, hidden garden, or temple as you explore one of Sydney's eclectic neighborhoods. When hunger pangs strike, stop for lunch at one of the local eateries handpicked by your host for a truly authentic taste of Sydney's cuisine. 

Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

6. Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

Meet your guide at the Keg & Brew Hotel and discover a haven for bourbon, beer and bites before you set off on a beer and cider tasting tour. Go behind the scenes of the local beer community, and take a look inside some working breweries in the heart of Sydney. The precise locations you will visit can change each day, based on brewery operations and bar hours. Your guide will keep their ears to the ground to learn what’s going on to ensure you experience some working breweries and taste the local beer in the best independent pubs. Visit 3 independent breweries and a top craft beer bar to fully immerse yourself in the Sydney beer scene. Learn all about the art of brewing craft beers through all your senses, and get to taste, touch and smell every part of the brewing process.   After learning all about the beers, you have the option of ending your tour at the Royal Albert Hotel or get drop off at the nearby Central Station.

Sydney: Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tasting Tour

7. Sydney: Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tasting Tour

Go behind the scenes on this discovery tour of Sydney’s finest drink producers. Visit a distillery, a brewery, and an urban winery all in one tour while accompanied by a knowledgable local guide. Get insider tips and words of wisdom about the drinks and the places you visit as you visit the 3 locations. At each venue, you’ll learn all about the maker's craft, explore the production processes, and get to taste some of the sensational offerings. Try from a diverse selection of spirits such as gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey. Where you may go: Urban Winery Sydney Brix Distillers Otter Craft Distillery Batch Brewing Co Rocks Brewing Company Grifter Brewing Company Willie the Boatman Wayward Brewing Company Staves Brewery Young Henry’s

Merrylands: Taste of Afghanistan, Syria, and Persia Tour

8. Merrylands: Taste of Afghanistan, Syria, and Persia Tour

Taste incredible dishes lovingly prepared and shared with you by the refugee communities of Australia. Traditional recipes have come on long and sometimes perilous journeys from homes in Syria, Afghanistan, and Persia (Iran). Savor delicacies from around the world, and learn about new cultures. Start the tour with a hearty Syrian breakfast and ice cream. Then, visit a local supermarket where you will try fresh and unique products such as dried figs. On the way to the next stop, you’ll see Afghani traditional clothing. Next, enjoy a quick stopover for Turkish street food and indulge in an Afghan feast that includes delicious grilled meat kebabs, fluffy and tasty flatbread, and dishes that are as marvelous as mantu (stuffed dumpling) can be. You will finish the tour with some traditional Persian sweets and spiced tea.

Sydney: Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting

9. Sydney: Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting

Start your local beer discovery with a stop at 4 Pines Keller Door in Manly. Here you'll get to learn about and taste their award-winning beers and see where beer on the beaches all started. The tours change depending on the day, but some of the Northern Beaches breweries usually visited are Nomad Brewing Co, 7th Day or the 4 Pines Truck Bar in Brookvale; and Modus Operandi Brewing Company in Mona Vale, where the team will take you through their brewery and the brewing process. Filled with knowledge, you can relax over some tasters and a delicious lunch at the brewery. The tour can drop you in Manly or Surry Hills, just let the guide know.

Sydney: Wine Blending and Tasting Session

10. Sydney: Wine Blending and Tasting Session

Learn what goes into making the perfect glass of well-balanced red wine as you spend 2 hours with an expert winemaker at one of Sydney’s best wineries. Sat amongst wine barrels, you’ll feel as though you’ve been whisked far away from the city and into the vineyards at the heart of rural New South Wales. Enjoy an entertaining and informative blending lesson, and discover the 6 varieties of red wine as you explore the aroma, structure, and palate of each. In your groups, you’ll then be provided with measuring cylinders and an array of wines and given half an hour to create the perfect blend. Your blends are then collected and shared amongst the other groups for a blind taste test. After the fun of the blending session, enjoy some time to relax with your teammates and sample a selection of wines paired with a tasty cheese and charcuterie platter. At the end of the experience, you can purchase a dozen of your wine blend (if you like it), complete with your very own personalized label — delivered to your door the following week. Take home a complimentary bottle of A.Retief wine. Stop by the cellar door for more tastings and to have your personalized blend bottled.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Tour was amazing! With a variety of stops and an awesome tour guide like Dave (Greg) the tour was perfect! Would 100% do it again. Only thing is maybe would’ve brought water for the bus ride. Other then that the service at each stop, as well as with Greg having cooler etc for our wine & goods it was great!!

An excellent experience and I would highly recommend it. The boat was of good quality, the food was delicious and drinks were included. Everything was timed perfectly with a great cruise around the harbour and with some interesting and live commentary. A really enjoyable evening

Our guide Dave was fun and informative! The tour was great we saw so much of the city!

It is worthy. You could drink different kinds of wine in each stop.

Fantastic. Food, service and view of the harbor is great!