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

Sydney, Australia

From USD 161.64

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ditch the guidebook and explore Australia’s most populous city with a local host. Craft an itinerary that suits your interests and hit the streets with a Sydneysider. Enjoy an insider’s view of this beautiful, diverse metropolis and visit landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as off-the-beaten-path spots, authentic eateries, and neighborhood markets.
  • Forget the bus tours and guidebooks and experience Sydney with an insider
  • Develop an itinerary that suits your dietary needs, interests and schedule
  • Visit a mix of the city’s must-see highlights and beloved local institutions
  • Experience Australia’s diverse cultures, arts and food with a Sydneysider

What's Included

  • 100% private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • A mandatory Australian tan, sure to be commented on when you go back home
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs (can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Cupid Statue
    Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Upon booking a different meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great Tour Great Tour Guide
Susan_B, Dec 2022
It was what we expected. We were well pleased. The tour guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to friends. We were late arriving at meeting place cruise ship but our guide was there and very pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with John Camp and recommend him highly. We are elderly and he kept a pace we could handle and stopped when we needed to rest. Highly recommend John Campo.
I am travelling around Australia and...
A K, Aug 2018
I am travelling around Australia and New Zealand for 2 months and booked two tours with locals from cityunscripted. My first was in Melbourne with Olivia incredible, so I had high expectations for this. My Sydney tour was different to my time with Olivia in Melbourne, but just as fun! I met Benji in the afternoon outside my b and b and he took me to the Sydney harbour where we walked through the centre all the way to darling harbour. I wanted to spend the rest of my time seeing the places that Benji loved, as I had done in Melbourne with Liv, so Benji took me to Paddington and Newtown, where he showed galleries, amazing bookshops, street art. Benji and i are both massive foodies, so we spend lots majority of our time eating lol. We stopped for a glass of wine and some food at an amazing cafe in Paddington, had a delicious turkish ice cream in Newtown and in the evening we went to a funky bar/pizzaria in the centre for dinner and a quick beer. Benji has great sense of humour and he is so charming, so I really enjoyed his company. We also had a lot in common which was quite surprising. He is so passionate about his city. I highly recommended cityunscripted! I just wish they had more cities in Australia and New Zealand.