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Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
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See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst.
  • Private Sydney sightseeing tour with hotel pickup
  • See top attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach
  • Catch a view of Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Check out popular suburbs like Paddington
  • Learn about Sydney's history and culture from a private guide
  • Great way to orient yourself with the city at the start of your stay
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Expert Driver/Guide
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private transportation
Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Food and drinks
Lunch cruise

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You will be picked up from your Sydney Hotel or other central location within 5km of the city centre. We can also meet you at the Cruise Terminal, Sydney International or Domestic Airports. Or pick you and your luggage up at either airport and drop you at your cruise terminal or vice versa. For International Airport arrivals, we normally allow you 45 minutes to collect your luggage and get through Customs. For Domestic Airport arrivals, we normally allow you 20 minutes to collect your luggage. We will advise your meeting point at the time of booking. For groups of 11 people or more, there is an additional fee of AUD$10 per person to accommodate your luggage for Cruise Ship and Airport pickups or drop offs. This can be paid to your guide in cash on the day, or we can send you a payment link to prepay by credit card. You will need to load and unload your own luggage. Our guides are not professional porters and under Work, Health and Safety regulations are not permitted to lift heavy bags. When travelling between the 15 December to 6 January and between 23 January to 5 March, there is a AUD$100 fee (payable to your guide by cash or credit card on the day) if your pickup is outside the standard times of 8am and 1pm.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Trading As: Runaway Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitisation during Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.

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Great tour, saw the best...
, Apr. 2022
Great tour, saw the best of Sydney Andrew our guide was fantastic.! I recommend this tour for anyone visiting Sydney for the first time. It guides you to many parts of Sydney attractions you will want to visit and spend more time exploring & enjoy ing.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Liz Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your private Sydney City Sights tour and guide extraordinaire, Andrew! He is extremely passionate about Sydney city, so we really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. Happy travels! Steve, Runaway Tours Sydney, Australia
Half day tour
, Jan. 2020
Half day tour. Danny, our guide, was terrific. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We saw everything and totally enjoyed his narrative. Would book him again for another tour!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2020
Hi leeh0gan Thank you so much for your glowing review of Danny on your Private Half Day Sydney City tour. He's been with us for many years now and certainly knows how to impress a crowd! We look forward to seeing you again in Sydney soon. Happy Travels! Cheers, Steve Owner, Runaway Tours Sydney, Australia
Half day Sydney tour with 11 friends and relatives
, Sep. 2019
It was unfortunate that Sydney rained with strong wind when we arrived. We tried our best to enjoy the city. Unfortunately the defrost system did not work. So, the who bus was all fogged up. The lady driver/guide, Jen, tried without success. She called back the office many times and no one seemed to know how to solve the problem. But she still tried to show the city, and it was very dangerous because she could not see the road very well. I sat in front and kept wiping her side of the window for 2 hrs. After that she called the offi e again, this time she find the solution. Overall it was very bad experience. I am not blaming the weather, but the operator should have checked the condition of the mini van ahead
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2019
Hi BackPa... Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your tour. We can understand your disappointment with the weather on the day of the tour and the windscreen demister not working correctly. We have never previously come across this problem, and are very sorry that it chose this moment to occur and impacted on your experience. Our minibus is less than 2 years old and was serviced only a few weeks prior to your tour, and this issue was not spotted by our mechanics then. We have since had the minibus looked at again and they have now rectified the demister issue. We will also install demister spray in each of our vehicles in case it ever happens again. Thank you for highlighting this important issue to us and improving our service to our guests. We hope this incident didn't affect the rest of your stay in Australia. Happy travels Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours, Australia
Very interesting and fun! Thanks Bettina.
, Aug. 2019
If you are unable to see eveything this is the best way to see all about Sydney. Our guide, Bettina was awesome. She knew so much about the city We found it very informative and fun.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2019
Hi GrandT Thank you for taking the time to review your City Sights tour. We're very pleased you had a great time out with Bettina and we hope we can help you out again someday. Happy travels! Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours
Great Time In Sydney
, Jun. 2019
Jason picked us up from the hotel and took us all over town. He took us to Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House, and other main attractions around Sydney. He was knowledgeable, professional, and humorous. We totally enjoyed this tour and felt like we understood the area better when the tour was over. When we were done he returned us to our hotel. It was a great way to see Sydney in 4 hours.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2019
Hi Karen Thank you so much for your review of Jason and your City Sights tour. We are delighted you had an excellent time here in Sydney and we look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Steve Arnerich Owner and Operations Manager Runaway Tours
News and Views
, Dec. 2018
Our tour thru Sydney was a joy. We saw the highlights of the cit with a knowledgeable and personable guide. She took us to all of the highlights and made our stay much more interesting. We were able to make better choices for other sightseeing as a result
Our group of four booked this tour...
, May 2018
Our group of four booked this tour. Essie was our guide and drove us all around Sydney telling us stories and showing us the sights. I enjoy this type of tour so much more than a bus tour. You can ask to see specific areas and have great interaction with the guide. Thanks Essie for a great tour.
When you only have a half day to...
Sam H
, Apr. 2016
When you only have a half day to explore in Sydney this is definately the way to do it. The driver/guide was very knowledge and catered to what I wanted to see and do. He picked me up from the hotel 30 minutes early so even more time to tour and drived me at the airport in time to catch my flight home. Would definately book this again.
I only had a half day to see the...
Sam H
, Mar. 2016
I only had a half day to see the Sydney highlights before I flew back to the States. Jim was an excellent guide and driver and treated me as a visiting friend. He showed me the Sydney highlights as if he was showing a visiting family member the city highlights and the famous Bondi beach and Sydney opera house. What a great day and he even dropped me off at the airport for the flight back. I would definitely do this all over again!

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