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Sydney Morning City Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise or Opera House Tour Upgrade

Sydney, Australia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


Discover Sydney’s glorious beaches and iconic landmarks on this half-day city tour – ideal for first-time visitors to get their bearings. Get a feel for local life as you stroll around the Rocks and lively Chinatown, then visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to enjoy magnificent views over Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Finally, pay a visit to the glamorous Bondi Beach, with its famous lifeguards, golden sands and legendary surf.
  • Half-day tour of Sydney, including the Rocks and Bondi Beach
  • Enjoy dramatic views of Sydney Harbour from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Follow your guide on a walking tour of Chinatown and The Rocks
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Great overview of the city for first-time visitors
Local guide
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Lunch cruise if option chosen
Opera House Tour if option chosen
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Wheat Road, Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally-located Sydney Hotels

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

1: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
2: King Street Wharf, The Promenade, Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Start your day with a walk around the Rocks district, which provides a mix of Sydney history and modern day life that is popular suburb with locals and visitors alike. Walk the cobblestone streets and admire the heritage architecture of this district situated at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Learn about the indigenous Gadigal people who are the traditional land owners of Sydney, and hear the history of the first European settlement in Australia, established here in the late 1700s.

Board your coach again to visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Enjoy the perfect vantage point over picturesque Sydney Harbour. Keep your camera handy for great photo ops of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Continue driving out to popular Bondi Beach, the icon of Sydney's relaxed outdoor lifestyle. See one the most famous beaches in the world and marvel at the sweep of the Pacific Ocean views. Watch the famous Bondi lifeguards and surfers, or simply relax at one of the many local cafes along the waterfront (own expense).

Next up, stop for photos at Dudley Page Reserve, which looks over the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower. After a short stop, your driver turns back towards Sydney, travel through Chinatown on the way. Sydney's Chinatown has restaurants and noodle bars that serve up tasty dishes, along with a number of shops that sell souvenirs and other goods.

Your driver provides informative onboard commentary throughout your coach tour. Your morning tour ends at King Street Wharf, near the starting point for the optional lunch cruise or Sydney Opera House tour (please select the appropriate upgrade when booking to add these tour options).
Stop At:  
The Rocks
Special guided walking tour (subject to weather conditions)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Photo stop for those spectacular harbour views
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bondi Beach
Shop, sunbake, or swim, explore this famous beach
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dudley Page Reserve
Photo Stop
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Opera House
(IF OPTION SELECTED) Take a guided tour of the theaters that consist of the Sydney Opera House. Please check with driver for tour start time as this can vary.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line - Sydney

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Sydney Morning City Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise or Opera House Tour Upgrade?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "A good tour if you want to capture Sydney views but you have limited time." See review
  • "Tour operator did hotel pick-up in the morning, but no drop-off afterwards, so you're on your own getting back to your hotel." See review
  • "A really great trip to get your bearings and see the important sights in Sydney." See review


61 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Overall good tour
, Mar 2020
Lots of good views of the city and harbor area. Overall, very good tour. Only criticism was difficulty hearing the guide on the Rocks walking tour due to traffic noise. We took the optional opera house tour. It was nice to see the area up close, but the inside tour was just okay. Also, disappointed that we could not take photos in most areas.
A good introduction to Sydney
, Feb 2020
City tour is very good with informative guides. Opera house tour guides are excellent . Sadly, Viator omitted to book us in to the Opera house tour, so we had to pay for ourselves to get in and then reclaim the cost from Viator
Sydney insight
, Feb 2020
Good trip and nice stops. The short walking tour in the Rocks stood out as the highlight with the excellent lady guide we taken round by. We had over an hour to kill before the time of our Opera House tour but had no problem rescheduling onto an earlier tour by asking at the box office,
A good overview of Sydney
, Jun 2019
A good tour if you want to capture Sydney views but you have limited time. On bus tour for the 4 hours. Short walking tours.
A lot to see and learn
, Jan 2019
Our tour did not include a walk in Chinatown as it started to rain; however, the rest of the tour was exceptional, mainly due to the driving skills and knowledge of John S, our driver and guide. We had several photo stops including a stop to see two iconic Sydney structures: the Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera. I liked John's background on neighborhoods and Bondi Beach. The view of the harbor entrance was majestic. The tour ended about noon at the Circular Quay giving us time to grab lunch before continuing to the Opera. The tour was great, but there were limitations on what and when we could photograph.
Sydney Morning Tour
, Jan 2019
John S was personable and courteous, as well as knowledgeable and and easy to understand by American ears. Just the right length for an easy intro to Sydney.
Great tour
Mary C
, Dec 2018
Ben was a fun, knowledgeable and terrificguide. We learned much about Australia’s history in addition to the assigned tour.
Sydney Morning Tour with Sydney Opera House
, Nov 2018
This was a great way to see Sydney if you have limited time. Our guide was very informative, kept us on schedule and even sang Waltzing Matilda for us. Some people like the idea of renting a car, but if you haven't driven on the left side of the road, now is NOT the time to learn in this big city. We met up with our tour bus at the Aquarium and ended with an inside tour of the Sydney Opera House.
Very well organized everything was...
Sheryl B
, Mar 2018
Very well organized everything was on time - informational - good way to get highlights of Sydney - Lunch cruise had exceptional good food and service
A really great trip to get your...
, Mar 2018
A really great trip to get your bearings and see the important sights in Sydney. Coach driver was very informative and great to understand some of the history of how the city started and developed.

Product code: 6582P3

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