Full day in Sydney with a local

Full day in Sydney with a local

Sydney Opera House, cafe culture and a sense of humor you won’t forget in a hurry.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $76.25  AUD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

With its iconic architecture like the Sydney Opera House, a laid-back attitude that other cities can only dream of recreating and pristine beaches, there’s more of Sydney to fall in love with than you could squeeze into a day. But luckily, with a local insider to guide you, you’ll make the most of your time! Whether you stroll along Coogee Beach, take the ferry to upmarket Balmain for lunch at a heritage pub, or choose among cozy wine bars for a glass of Aussie red in artsy Paddington, sun-soaked relaxation is what locals (and now you, too) do best. From hiking through the bush on the Manly to Spit coastal walk to exploring boho stores and contemporary galleries, you’ll experience a taste of Sydney’s city-to-surf culture.

Where you’ll go

In central Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbor area, you’ll be perfectly positioned to get to some of the city’s most iconic locations – whether you go by metro, foot, or ferry! You might move into the trendy inner west suburbs a mile out of the CBD to browse bookshops and galleries in village-like Glebe or check out bohemian Newtown’s street art and hipster boutiques, or perhaps you’ll sail east across sparkling waters to the beaches that put Sydney on the map, like Manly and Bondi – relaxed hubs of laidback Sydneysiders surfing and sipping craft beer at the local bars. And as the sun sets and the water changes to shades of silver and orange, you could hop on the ferry from nearby Watson Bay back to the harbor. 

  • Let your local host lead you by foot, metro, and ferry through Sydney’s most exciting neighborhoods

  • Explore Sydney’s historic downtown areas (including the oldest street in Australia)

  • Soak up the sun at the city’s most famous beaches, or those only frequented by locals

  • Explore local neighborhoods like artsy Paddington and trendy Newtown

  • Have your local host on hand to give tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • 100% private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • A walking Australian slang translator
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience

Best Guide Ever

I recently had the pleasure of going on an 8 hour private mostly walking tour with Cityunscripted guide Malcom and it could not have gone better. Malcolm was informative and easy going and happy to share his city with me in an enjoyable and unhurried manner. I was traveling on business so was alone and the day with Malcolm was as if I had a friend who lived in the City take me around. The price for the tour was many times less expensive than with other companies and I was able to tip generously for great service without the entire cost being excessive. This is as good as it gets!

July 2019

Reviewed by Ron R , hosted by Malcolm

Reviews for Sydney

Flot by

Peak was a fun guide. He conducted a TON of research before our trip and individualized our experience! What a beautiful park and an extraordinary hike—Figure 8 pools!!

Reviewed by Charles D, hosted by Peak

A Feast for Foodies in Sydney

Malcolm, our guide, met us by the ship and took us on an amazing travel experience. We went by ferry, light rail, and walking tour throughout the city. Not only did we get to see and taste much of the city we learned much about it as well. One of the definite highlights was the Fish Market. We booked this on Viator and loved it!

Reviewed by Robert C, hosted by Malcolm

An excellent morning with John

John met me at my Airbnb in Redfern and headed off on the train to Circular Quay. John shared some of the history and great places to take photos, my main reason for hiring a guide. We saw all the main sites and some out of the way places. John went above and beyond to orient me to the city.

Reviewed by Thomas M, hosted by John

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