Experience the Real Sydney with our Signature Tour

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From $683.46

25 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our signature Real Sydney small group tour is a great way to explore Sydney. You’ll learn about local history and folklore… but just enough to be entertaining, never boring. You will get glimpses of Sydney only locals know about and see some magnificent views. We show you all the sights that matter without cramming in too many things. We want you to experience the Sydney we love…

What's Included

Bottled water

delicious complimentary snacks

hotel pickup


transportation and tour vehicle car park fees

your private guide

What's Not Included

Breakfast and/or lunch is at your own expense on the day

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 6
  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides are available for different languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese) but advance notice is required. A tour group will be conducted in a single language (plus English), not mixed.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Our vehicles are regularly sanitized All our tours are private and we do not put groups together Social distancing is adhered to
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Real Sydney Tours
Real Sydney Tours gives visitors a rare glimpse into Sydney and surrounding areas guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. We offer an intimate and personalized experience in small private group tours. Discover the “Real Sydney” and experience it as the locals do by enjoying a beautiful day out exploring Sydney’s main iconic sites as well as the extensive harbour foreshore, ocean coastline and fascinating suburbs. The Real Sydney Tour is full of enchanting surprises along the way and you will experience great service in a beautiful city. So, if you are tired of getting on and off a bus and not really knowing what to do, then let us take all of the hassle out of the day for you on a Real Sydney Tour.

6 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Best Experience in Sydney!
levov1, 04-08-2020
Our Real Sydney and Hunter Valley private tours with Darryl were the best experiences we had in Australia. Darryl was wonderful through it all. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, she is the nicest person you'd want to spend time with. She took us to places that we would not have gone on our own and made great recommendations for other places and restaurants to explore. We were going to do the Real Blue Mountains tour with her as well but our trip was cut short due to Covid-19. We will definitely book with Darryl again the next time we go to Sydney!
Magical Hawkesbury Tour
Sue H, 19-07-2020
This magical tour to the Hawkesbury River and Brooklyn was absolutely fabulous. Wolfgang and Darryl our tour guards /drivers were vibrant , extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun . From the moment you are seated in their five star first class transport you not only feel safe but very fortunate .The other tourists onboard were friendly and very easy to be with . As a solo traveller that is an added bonus .
Our hosts take care to make appropriate pit stops for the group making the trip very comfortable.
Views of the wonderful bush and Hawkesbury River were magical such a perfect day . Wolfgang and Darryl happily sharing their experiences and knowledge with us all .

We made a stop at the working oyster beds at the “Oyster Shed” in Moonie Moonie , the weather was beautiful and it looked like an absolutely perfect spot to eat on another trip hopefully.

After a short and very pleasant walk in Brooklyn we had the most fabulous lunch at the “Lifeboat Seafood “ The food was first class and the company perfect . The staff were so friendly In particular Marcus he made our day special , he said ,” our group had made his day too “.

Our hosts returned us to Sydney Safe and sound , I highly recommend Real Sydney tours our host add such a personal touch to a perfect day out .
A wonderfully thorough introduction to Sydney with Darryl, a helpful, gracious tour guide
catnewman, 17-06-2020
For our 40th wedding anniversary, my husband and I went to Sydney, Australia, for the first time in our lives. The Real Sydney private tour was one of the highlights of our trip and set the tone for the rest of our time in Australia.

Our punctual tour guide Darryl, picked us up from our hotel in a comfortable van, equiped with a step stool for short people, like me. She also delivered us on time to a restaurant, for a meal and another tour scheduled directly after this one.

We couldn't pick just one part of the tour as a favorite, so here are numerous elements of the tour we liked:

Darryl entertained us with an encyclopedia of information about Sydney without over sharing.

Darryl took us to places we wouldn't have traveled to on our own, like Mrs. Macquarie's chair and more out of the way, beautiful parks.

We went to the best places to take photos of the famous Sydney landmarks such as the Opera House juxtaposed with the Harbour Bridge and skyline.

Darryl gave us advice on where to shop for opals and helped us take pictures.

Darryl knew the best routes to take to avoid multiple road construction and traffic congestion in Sydney, so we could spend more time exploring this town.

Here are some helpful tips to make your tour more enjoyable:

Don't forget to bring a camera as there are tons of photo opportunities on this tour.

If you go in October, which is spring in Australia, make sure to bring a rain jacket, a light sweater (pullover) and layered clothing.

Wear walking shoes, because althrough this is a van tour, there are many stops to explore while walking.

Allow at least four to six hours for this tour.

Come with prepared questions about Sydney, for example, its history or where is the best places to eat your faviorite foods, tea, romantic meals, clothes shopping, sport activities and museums, ect.

Know that this tour can be customized to meet your needs, so put in writing what you would like to do before hand.

We would take another private tour with Darryl and Real Sydney tours based upon our prior experience. This activitiy is well worth the expensive.
Great tour of Sydney
newyorklovetotravel, 23-02-2020
Today we took a city tour with our guide Darryl Sloshberg. She was an excellent guide who gave us a good overall tour of Sydney. We drove to many different areas where she gave us information of the area and how it became. We walked a little and really got an idea of what Sydney is all about. We would highly recommend this tour especially if your time is limited. Ask for Darryl she is very good.
Seeing different areas of the city, it’s history along with the Central Synagoge
Michael M, 11-02-2020
Fabulous tour and terrific tour guide!! Also pre tour communication was excellent and made things very easy

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