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Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch provided by Australian Luxury Escapes

Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch

Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch
4.5
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from £133.49 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Jul 2020
A note from Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch
Your safety is our priority. All of our guides have undergone an Australian Standard COVID safe training course. Your guide will assist you in and out of the vehicle however will not shake your hand, not because they don’t like you, just because they are protecting your well being.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29497P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • National Park fees • Beverages • Lunch • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Entry/Admission - The Rocks • Entry/Admission - Bondi Beach • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanic Garden Sydney • Entry/Admission - Macquarie Street • Entry/Admission - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) • Entry/Admission - Mrs Macquarie's Chair • Entry/Admission - Oxford Street
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Ports:
Sydney Cove Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • National Park fees • Beverages • Lunch • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Entry/Admission - The Rocks • Entry/Admission - Bondi Beach • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanic Garden Sydney • Entry/Admission - Macquarie Street • Entry/Admission - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) • Entry/Admission - Mrs Macquarie's Chair • Entry/Admission - Oxford Street
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Ports:
Sydney Cove Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

4.5
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Bocephus05
29 contributions
Super knowledgeable and great value
Jan 2020
David conducted our tour. He was polite, knowledgeable, and I liked the cheeky commentary thrown in. It was a great tour and a good way to help me familiarize with Sydney. David was very flexible in our schedule which made the tour enjoyable. Also he takes a pretty good picture for you when asked too.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thank you so much for the review of your recent Essential Sydney tour with our formidable guide David. I am so glad that you enjoyed your day out so much along with David's funny and informative commentary. It sounds like he ticked all the boxes and we look forward to seeing you on another Australian Luxury Escape again soon. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Günter D
Ludwigshafen42 contributions
What an outstanding guide to start a New Year!
Jan 2020
On the 1rst day of the year 2020 our family went on a private tour with John.
What a tour! We were taken to all important places and John explained everything not only about the history, but also (and we liked that especially) about the social change of the places he showed to us, of the devellopment of the city in the past and about future plans.
And he took us to places that were not on his plan, but we were interested in and had asked him for. So interesting, so fascinating and it could not have been so great without John. Thank you again!
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there Gunter, And Happy New Year. Thank you so much for the review of your recent Essential Sydney Tour with our guide John. It sounds as though you learnt allot about Sydney while having a bit of fun along the way. By the way, John is one of our senior guides that has been with us for 15 years and I know he will be delighted with your feedback, So thank you again and we hope to see you on another Australian Luxury Escape again soon. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 5 January 2020
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Shirley N
Saint Louis, MO30 contributions
Just my husband and me on tour with Hugh....fantastic
Sep 2019
The Sydney tour was exceptional. The history, the sites, the buildings, the gardens, all of it great. Hugh made us feel welcome and it was a great time. I was blown away by Gap Bay and thought lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club was over the top. Ask for Hugh if possible - he made it fun for us and we enjoyed his scottish accent.
Written 5 October 2019
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Hello again, Thank you again for another amazing review of your tour with Australian Luxury Escapes, this time on your Essential Sydney Tour with our guide Hugh. I am so glad that you got to learn all about Sydney and her rich history as well as see the stunning harbour and surrounding areas. Great also that you liked Hugh's accent, we will pass this your message onto him. All the best and hope to see you on another Australian luxury Escape soon. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 8 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

smallbore
Northampton, UK9 contributions
Ditto
Picked up at hotel on time, nice tour of Sydney and many views of bridge and Opera House. Great value, great lunch, great guide. Goog job
Written 4 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thank you for your feedback about your recent Essential Sydney Tour, I am so glad that you had such a nice day out with us. We look forward to seeing you on another Australian Luxury Escape soon. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 17 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TeekyK
35 contributions
Nice overview of the city hitting the highlights
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our driver Hugh had excellent local knowledge and did an excellent job in getting us around the city. Went out of his way to ensure our lunch was served as expected and it was served on time. Would recommend this guide service to others who would like a good overview of Sydney.
Written 23 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the recent Essential Sydney Tour you did with our guide Hugh. Hugh is a passionate Scotsman who loves his adopted home town of Sydney. In fact Lachlan Macquarie who I am sure you learned about was also Scottish. I am so glad that you had such a great time and hope to see you on another Australian luxury Escape soon. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 10 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert O
5 contributions
And Ode to a Scotsman
Jul 2018 • Family
Sydney is Sydney. Historic. Cultured. Inspiring. It's not a hard sell. And of course, our Essential tour captured this. But our guide, Hugh, elevated it from enlightening to sublime. FYI: he's Scottish! Admittedly, at first I thought, "Whoa. What's some Scottish dude know about a city in Australia?" As I soon learned, sooo much more than probably most locals themselves. Hugh fell for Sydney while visiting years prior. So he immersed himself in its sights, sounds and history. Now look: he's an Aussie Jedi. And his passion for Sydney shines. Sure, he doesn't know it like a native. He's better: he knows it like a super-fan. His energy is infectious, and it makes tours like these that much more enjoyable. Wherever you are, Hugh: g'day mate!
Written 18 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Robert, Thank you so much for such a great review of your Essential Sydney Tour with Hugh. His enthusiasm for his adopted city is contagious and like so many other visitors to Sydney Hugh decided to stay. So glad you had a great day out and look forward to seeing you on another Australian Luxury Escape soon. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 24 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

slgoldstein
Chevy Chase, MD38 contributions
The Inner Life of Sydney
Mar 2018 • Couples
This tour was a very good companion to the harbor excursion, essentially the flip side, tracing the outline of the harbor through the byways of the sprawling city. We saw historic sights a-plenty, interesting suburbs and parks and an amazing array of beautiful beaches within the city limits, including famed Bondi Beach. Neil, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable and once we keyed into his sarcastic sense of humor we were off and running. Lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club sounds better than it actually is.
Written 24 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thank you for your great feedback regarding your recent Essential Sydney tour with our tour guide Neil. I am glad that you found it so interesting and were able to explore some of Sydney's hidden gems. Neil does have a very Australian dry sense of humour which some people don't get. I'm glad you did. Thanks also for your feedback on the Cruising Yacht Club. We have actually paused having lunch there at the moment while they undergo renovations. We hope to see you on another Australian Luxury Escape in the future. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 27 June 2018
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Grace K
15 contributions
Varied Experience
Apr 2016 • Family
My family and I went on three separate tours with Australian Luxury Escapes, and our experiences varied quite a bit. I will review each tour separately here.

Daintree 4WD Tour from Port Douglas - 5/5 stars
- I cannot speak highly enough of our tour guide, Rick, who was clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about the diverse flora and fauna of Australia. He literally knew the answer to every question we asked. Rick was very friendly and kept our entire group in high spirits throughout the trip.
- Highlights included feeding and petting wallabies, learning to throw a boomerang, cruising down the Daintree River, nature walk through the rainforest with our fantastic guide Rick pointing out interesting plants and animals.
- Excellent lunch with fresh fruit and coffee/tea afterwards. The best lunch of all the tours we went on during our 2-week Australia trip.

Penguin, Koalas, Wildlife Tour in Melbourne - 4/5 stars
- Our guide was helpful and friendly (but not as knowledgeable compared to Rick above).
- The highlight was definitely seeing the penguins. What a unique and memorable experience! It was cold and windy at night by the beach so would recommend bringing extra jackets.
- Average dinner at a local Australian restaurant.

Essential Sydney Tour - 2/5 stars
- Our tour guide ruined the tour for us. He was very opinionated and condescending when presenting his views on everything from Australian coffee culture to tourists in Australia. His attitude was very off-putting to say the least.
- The tour itself was not worth the money in our opinion. It felt more like a hop-on-hop-off tour with drive-by views of most sites and only a few stops to actually get out of the van for a quick photo.
- Lunch at the Yacht Club was average at best. Would be helpful to let your guests know beforehand that proof of ID will be required at check-in at the Yacht Club.
Written 24 April 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Grace, Thank you for such a great review of your 3 tours with us in Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney. It sounds as though you have gained allot of knowledge and seen allot while you were visiting Australia. Especially great flora and fauna. I am sorry though that your experience on our Essential Sydney tour was not up to expectation and this did not take away from your overall experience in Australia. We hope to see you in Australia again in the future on another Australian Luxury Escape. Kind Regards, Grant.
Written 28 April 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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hclarke101
hclarke101
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Amazing tour
Our tour with Rick was amazing into the Daintree. His knowledge us second to none, the tour was fantastic with some
kristenb678
kristenb678
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Daintree Wanderer Tour
A great day trip out to the beautiful Daintree. Ricky was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, entertaining and
coachcaitlin
coachcaitlin
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What a fantastic experience!
We did the Daintree Wanderer Tour, with Australian Luxury Escapes and it was just fantastic. Our guide Rick was jus
Waynekit
Waynekit
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Tried there best
Hugh our tour is the best Scottish Australian tour guide you could get lol. The feather Dale wildlife park was amaz
Deborah F
Deborah F
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Amazing excursion
There were 4 people on this tour, which was delightful. I don't remember our guides name, but he was very knowledg
Bocephus05
Bocephus05
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Stunning views
Tour started off with some rain but that didn’t dampen the trip. We stopped at Featherdale first to see the anima
I4213DZcaseyb
I4213DZcaseyb
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Coogee to Bondi walk- Phillip was an amazing guide!
A friend and I did the Coogee to Bondi walk and it was truly a beautiful experience. Phillip is a super knowledgeab
cobyp05
cobyp05
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Absolutely amazing tours, and good for kids!
The tours were absolutely amazing, and the tour guide made us that much better! I highly recommend David, he is sup
2011ford
2011ford
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Five stars all the way
This tour could not have been more perfect. Our guide was knowledgeable and charming. A fantastic experience.
Pooja S
Pooja S
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Clayton's tour of the Daintree Rainforest!
We did the Daintree Wanderer tour with Australian Luxury Escapes as a family of 5 on our trip to Cairns from India
anonofbiggs
anonofbiggs
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Highly Recommended
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I was a bit sceptical about the wildlife park, as we had already seen a lot of ani
Cheryl P
Cheryl P
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Great way to spend a day
Wonderful tour with Hugh our very knowledgeable and funny tour guide for the day. We learned a lot about Sydney and
Cheryl P
Cheryl P
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Wonderful Day
My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our tour with Scott. We fed Kangaroo and wallabies, had a cup of tea with
yarny23
yarny23
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Outstanding day!
We had a wonderful day in Sydney thanks to John. He picked us up at our hotel and then we picked up one other coupl
StL_travel_light
StL_travel_light
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Varied and exceptional tour..expertise and passion by guide Rick
We were picked up on time at our hotel and everything from there on out was perfectly organized. We walked the boar
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