Full Day Guided City Tour of Sydney

To and beyond Sydney’s tourism icons

(22 reviews)

What to know where the best beaches are? Or the best value fashion shops and deli’s the locals go to? To find the most scenic hikes around town? Meet members of the indigenous Kamigay people on their own turf? Explore the hottest bars and art galleries, or just have a barbie at the best picnic spot? Clue: they’re not the same places listed in the travelers mag’s, and not the same spots most tour operators take you to. Join our full day Sydney Tour to discover what lies beyond Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks (although we go there too ;-). This full day tour will immerse you in the hustle and bustle of the most beautiful city on earth, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Sydney quickly grew into a metropolis of 5 million people, just 235 years after the Kamigai and the Gamaragal saw the Tallships of the First Fleet enter Botany Bay and Port Jackson. Today, Sydney is growing by 20,000 people every year. Immigrants (almost 45% of all Sydney residents were born outside Australia), sure, but lots of babies too. Sydney has a young population, most of whom live in the suburbs – satellite towns and villages where daily life revolves around a shopping centre, the park or beach, school and, of course, the RSL club. Few people live in the centre of Sydney, where most tourists live near The Rocks and the Sydney Opera House. To see the “real” Sydney, you have to go beyond the tourist attractions. Of course, you can’t experience so much history and modern diversity in a few days, let alone a few hours. However, with our expertly guided Dingo Tours, we can go a long way.

The “Full Day Guided City Tour of Sydney” covers all the icons and must-sees, of course. But we take plenty of time to allow for sporadic itinerary changes in response to unexpected situations that, in a multicultural city like Sydney, can surprise us at every turn.

Join our full-day Sydney tour and discover what lies beyond Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. On this full-day tour, we’ll immerse ourselves in the colourful hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most beautiful city, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Indeed, this guided city-tour of Sydney tour will leave you with so many ideas and plans that you’ll likely decide to extend your stay in the world’s most beautiful city!


Standard tour: $187 per adult ($147 youth <18 y; $107 child <12y)

Private tour:  $ 600 for two guests + $ per additional guest. 


Departs from, and returns to your city hotel.

Start: ca. 8 AM


8 hours


Comfortable clothing, sun protection, rain or wind jacket (just in case)


  • Expert commentary from a professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your city hotel
  • Small group (max. 10 guests)
  • 600 ml water per person


  • Food, Drinks
  • Gratuities


Sydney is such a vibrant and diverse city that spontaneous diversions of our standard itineraries are always possible, with surprises around every corner. That’s why every city tour is different, and that’s way I just love show off my town to visitors!

Jelle Marechal, Dingo Tours Guide

Want to customize the itinerary? Book a private tour.

$ 600 for two guests; additional guest from $89 

Book a private Full Day Sydney tour if you like to customize the itinerary to your personal preferences and interests. Instead of spending the entire time in and around the city and eastern suburbs, you may prefer to spend the afternoon exploring Sydney’s northern beaches or even discovering Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.

Or perhaps you prefer tour commentary in German, Dutch or French? Just let us know during the booking process.

  • Kick-start your Aussie holiday with a perfect half day introduction to Sydney and Australia
  • Get a real taste of contemporary Sydney life on and beyond its beaches, shopping and dining precincts and local parks.
  • Gain an insight into Sydney’s fascinating past and challenging present.
  • Visit Sydney highlights such as Paddy’s Markets, The Rocks, Ms Macquarie Chair, the harbour side suburbs, Watsons Bay, the Eastern beaches, parks, beaches and gardens.
  • Hotel pick-up recommended at 8 AM
  • Paddy’s Markets, China Town: fresh produce from around the world.
  • Waterloo & Alexandria: gourmet deli’s, fashion factories and contemporary art galleries in the trendiest suburbs of Sydney, each a small village in its own right.
  • La Perouse and Botany Bay National Park: short history walk.
  • The beaches of Coogee, Maroubra beach, Tamarama (AKA Glamourama) Bronte and Bondi (get your photograph taken with a lifeguard!)
  • Clovelly, secret hiding place of rich and famous.
  • Waverley Cemetery – Sydney’s version of Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and Kensal Green Cemetery in London. Final resting place of Henry Lawson (Australian poet), Sir Edmund Barton (Australia’s first Prime Minister) and George Freeman (Sydney criminal – boss of that fellow who’s tattooed arm was regurgitated by a tiger shark in the Coogee Aquarium).
  • Watsons Bay: The Gap
  • Exclusive harbour side suburbs of Vaucluse, Nielsen Park, Double Bay, Darling Point and Potts Point.
  • Shark Beach!
  • Woolloomooloo (Harry’s Cafe De Wheels!)
  • Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • The Rocks (Sydney’s oldest preserved colonial district)
  • Drop off at hotel around 4.30 PM

We found a gem! Not only is Sydney a beautiful city worth multiple visits, but Jelle was a personable, well spoken guide. It was great seeing all of the special places in this great city. I left the tours wanting to come back again. What else can I say? Highly recommended

William K, Hawaii

We had a fantastic afternoon, very personalised, we visited lots of places many of which were just off, the main tourist spots, which are used and enjoyed by the locals. This was an unforgettable afternoon. It was like seeing Sydney through different eyes. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you to our guide for giving us unforgettable memories of Sydney. AWESOMEn. What else can I say? Highly recommended

Keith, North Yorkshire

Jelle is an excellent tour guide and showed us the main sights in Sydney while also giving us lots of photo stops. We have no hesitation recommending him and his tour.

John, Melbourne

We thoroughly enjoyed our highlight of Sydney tour. The guide/driver was most knowledgeable and gave great info as we motored around Sydney. We can highly recommend this tour as an orientation to a great city.

Navi, US

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