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Circular Quay Tours and Tickets

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Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour and backed by the sleek skyscrapers of the city’s central business district, Circular Quay is the scenic gateway to Manly Beach, Taronga Zoo, and Watson’s Bay. From this transportation hub—from which ferries depart every few minutes—you can enjoy unobstructed views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
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Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Join a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by double-decker bus to discover the highlights of Sydney and Bondi Beach. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded onboard commentary as you travel along two routes to top destinations like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach. Go in-depth at any given place by simply hopping off the bus to explore. You can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions at your own pace with your choice of ticket, valid for either 24 or 48 hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.34
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Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour accompanied by high tea goodies and sparkling wine. Admire clear views of iconic landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the city skyline during your 1.5-hour scenic sightseeing cruise. Upgrade to guarantee a window sea with excellent sightlines on the famously beautiful harbor city.  You’ll want to keep your camera handy for great photo ops in every direction.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.87
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US$63.87

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

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Explore Sydney aboard a hop-on hop-off Sydney Harbour cruise that stops at top destinations including Circular Quay, Watsons Bay, Manly . Get a great vantage point for photo ops of icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Simply jump on and off at as many stops as you like; when you're ready to move on to your next destination, just catch the next boat. Upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo, another fantastic attraction located on the harbor shores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.12
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US$25.12

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Take in panoramic views of top Sydney landmarks as you cruise through Sydney Harbour en route to Taronga Zoo. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo, and a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola, which whisks you uphill from the boat dock to the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. From the gondola, get an early peek at some of the zoo's inhabitants, such as giraffes, big apes, and native animals like kangaroos and koalas.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.82
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

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Get the best views of the Vivid Sydney Festival without the crowds on a 35 foot (10.5meter) Seawind Resort 1050 catamaran. Glide along the Sydney Harbour on an intimate cruise with delicious antipasto and bread rolls enjoy unobstructed views of the incredible light shows projected on to the Sydney Opera House and other landmarks. Spend a relaxing 90-minutes on the water and bring your own alcoholic beverage with no corkage if you choose.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Intimate Catamaran Cruise with Canapes

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Intimate Catamaran Cruise with Canapes

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The Vivid Sydney Festival is one of the most spectacular events on central Sydney's calendar, and you'll enjoy the show from a prime position on Sydney Harbour. Get away from the crowds on a comfortable luxury motor catamaran, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Sip a complimentary drink while being mesmerized by the colorful light show outside.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

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Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.40
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Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

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Experience Sydney’s history, food, and culture on this guided excursion to Barangaroo and The Rocks. Enjoy amazing views at Barangaroo Park, sample Italian classics, local beer, and pub food—it’s included in the tour price. Then, head to the Rocks and learn about landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with an informative local guide. Finish the night with a delectable dinner of fresh Thai cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.49
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US$112.49

Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches - 20 Minutes
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Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches - 20 Minutes

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Enjoy unrivalled views of Sydney and its coastline during a 20-minute helicopter flight that’ll provide memories to last a lifetime. You’ll catch a glimpse of beaches and landmarks that’d usually take days to visit on land, including top attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Watson’s Bay, plus tens more. Plus, a small group limited to six means you’re guaranteed a window seat.
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  • 20 minutes
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US$169.90
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Sydney Scavenger Hunt: Inside Sydney

Sydney Scavenger Hunt: Inside Sydney

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Bond with friends, family, colleagues, or your bachelorette buddies on this fun self-guided Sydney adventure, with an app styled as a scavenger hunt. Answer trivia questions and solve puzzles to find your way from place to place, racking up points, laughs, and photos along the way. See sights like Sydney Opera House, Observatory Hill, and the Queen Victoria Building and learn new facts as you stroll.
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  • 2 hours
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US$12.31
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Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

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Dig deeper into Sydney’s dark history and multi-cultural heritage on this 3-hour walking tour of the city’s best bits. Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal roots, convict past and colonial history as you follow your guide around Circular Quay, The Rocks and Sydney Harbour. Stop along the way to admire landmark buildings like the Customs House, Parliament House and St Mary's Cathedral; stroll around Hyde Park; and snap photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Tower.
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  • 3 hours
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US$87.28
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Sydney

Private City Kickstart Tour: Sydney

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First time in Sydney? Skip the research hassles and join a local private guide for a speedy private tour that shows you the highlights, gets you oriented in the city, and explains all the tips and tricks you’ll need for your stay. Beside big-tickets sights like Syndey Opera House, Circular Quay, and Observatory Hill Park, discover local hotspots and get personalized recommendations for the rest of your stay.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.92
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Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$240.18
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US$240.18
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Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

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Set out in search of Sydney’s sun, sand and surf on this full-day tour of the city’s famous Northern Beaches. Stroll the golden sands of Narrabeen; see where popular Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed in Palm Beach; and look out along the coast from Spit Bridge and Long Reef. That’s not all: uncover Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage as you explore the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park; admire the lavish villas along Whale Beach and ride the Manly ferry back to Circular Quay.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175.82
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Sydney Private Tours by Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Sydney Private Tours by Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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If you’ve just arrived in the Harbour City, kickstart your time in Sydney on a private sightseeing tour that can be customized according to your interests. Rather than following a one-size-fits-all itinerary, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to tailor your schedule using the expertise and insider knowledge of a guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$159.54
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Quay People: Sydney Harbour Walking Tour with Coffee

Quay People: Sydney Harbour Walking Tour with Coffee

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Delve into the past as we introduce you to some of the larger than life characters that made the city of Sydney what it is today. Theirs are tales of vision and self interest, of conflict and collaboration, of brilliance and incompetence. Along the way we'll take in scenic highlights like the Royal Botanic Garden, magnificent Sydney Opera House, bustling Circular Quay, the iconic Harbour Bridge, and the colonial sandstone architecture of the The Rocks. A stop at a café with unrivalled harbour views is all part of this immersive experience in the story of Sydney. Ideal for visitors and Sydney-siders alike.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$50.13
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Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 30 Minutes
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Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 30 Minutes

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Experience the best of Sydney from the sky during a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight. Get a bird's-eye view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Watson's Bay, and the Taronga Zoo before your pilot heads over to the Northern beaches and Manly. Pass over Bondi, Coogee, Wedding Cake Island, and more as you follow the coast back to South Head before landing.
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  • 30 minutes
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US$727.32
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Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 20 Minutes
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Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 20 Minutes

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Sydney is a huge city, but there’s one way you can see it all in just 20 minutes: on a private helicopter ride. You’ll fly over the city and the northern beaches, and enjoy some spectacular views. Look out for landmarks like the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and Manly Beach. Listen to your pilot’s live commentary through personal headsets so you understand what you’re seeing. This is an unforgettable trip that’s ideal for couples seeking romance.
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  • 20 minutes
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US$533.37
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Small Group Catamaran Cruise

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Small Group Catamaran Cruise

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Experience the Vivid Sydney Festival from a prime location on a boat cruising Sydney Harbour. See Sydney and the harbour's famous landmarks lit up with colour from a luxury motor catamaran, with maximum passenger numbers of 20. This cruise takes place on board Enigma X - a luxury motor catamaran that can be enjoyed in all weather conditions with four on board entertaining areas for viewing the Vivid lights. With maximum passenger numbers of 20, and a boarding location away from mass crowds, enjoy plenty of photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and other lit up locations, as this luxurious vessel allows you capture those amazing moments in comfort and style. Light snacks are provided, including an Italian inspired antipasto spread with bread rolls + 1 complimentary beverage will be provided (select from beer, wine, soft drink or juice). BYO is not permitted.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Discover Sydney - The Rocks

Discover Sydney - The Rocks

Trixity offers a series of trails which are not only sightseeing experiences around some of Australia’s most beautiful cities but we will also give your brain a work-out on the way round You will guide yourself on your ‘smart’ device along the trail solving clues as you go - get the answer correct and we send you the next clue – easy! There are ‘Help’ & ‘Hint’ options if you get stuck and of course you can use your device to look things up if required. We think this is an excellent way to spend 2-3 hours discovering the city you live in, work in, play in. See our website for more details www.trixity.com.au
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$40.49
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Sydney Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Sydney Private Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Sydney from a unique perspective! Get to know Sydney on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Sydney at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Luna Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay Wharfs and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.85
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The Beauty of Sydney by Bike: Private Tour
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The Beauty of Sydney by Bike: Private Tour

Ready for a bike ride like no other? Hop in; you are about to discover Sydney on a bike tour with a local guide. On this Sydney bike tour, cycle through picturesque streets and scenic roads as you check out main spots around town. Pass by Circular Quay Wharfs, and Sydney Opera House, and make stops along the way to hear fascinating stories about Sydney. Your local guide is a bike pro and will make this private tour an easy-going ride for you. So, if you are looking for a fun, healthy, and sustainable way to move around Sydney, this bike tour ticks all the boxes! Withlocals City Bike Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and preventing over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.20
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Private Sydney Photography Tour with Professional Photographer

Private Sydney Photography Tour with Professional Photographer

Our tours are always private, so you and your group (up to four people in total) will be able to go anywhere in Sydney that tickles your fancy. One route we suggest would be to start in Milsons Point and shoot at the iconic Luna Park amusement park, shooting under the Harbour Bridge before catching a ferry to Circular Quai. Having a bite to eat before heading off to Kings Cross or Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair to explore the city after dark when the lights start to twinkle. Over our three hours together we will go over: - Understanding your camera: technical aspects such as Aperture, ISO and shutter speed - How to frame the perfect image. What to include, and what not to include. - Night photography techniques, what settings and locations work best. - Making sure you are standing in the right place at the right time to get the perfect picture - Reviewing your photography.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.90
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US$135.90
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The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

Experience Sydney’s waterfront and historic district with an insider. Check out Darling Harbour’s biggest attractions, including Sydney Aquarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo. Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, stroll across Sydney Harbour Bridge, get tips from a Sydneysider guide. Then, visit Sydney’s oldest, neighborhood, The Rocks, where you can enjoy a complimentary pint at Sydney’s oldest pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$143.34
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