Sydney Sightseeing Bus Tours

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From USD 26.53

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 10 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Sydney’s sights in less of the time—and beat summer heat or winter rain—from the comfort of a climate-controlled sightseeing bus, complete with a live guide. Carefully selected photo stops include a point where you can take a picture with both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as Bondi Beach. As you travel, your guide will tell tales of Sydney’s history and culture—and answer your questions too.
  • Spend the morning seeing Sydney’s sights, including Bondi and the harbor
  • Includes suburbs like King’s Cross, Paddington, and Woolloomooloo
  • Curated selection of photo stops lets you capture Sydney signatures
  • Live guide keeps the stories flowing and answers any questions you may have

What's Included

  • Multiple stops to come out and take pictures.
  • Air-conditioned bus. You won't be cold, wet or hot.
  • Tour guide, not a recording. Questions are welcome.
  • Boring time.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Locl Tour Sydney Sightseeing Bus & Free Walking Tours
    110 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    The meeting point is Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park. Taking a Taxi ask for 'St. James Station' and walk to the fountain. Tours start on time. Please come 15min in advance. ATTENTION: do NOT go to 110 Elizabeth St. We do NOT meet on a road. Please meet tour guides at the fountain.

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The Domain

Admission Ticket Free

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are places for foldable Wheelchairs. There will be 4 steps to get on the bus.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please plan to return back to the City in 3.5 hours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers

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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Very difficult to understand the driver/Tour guide.
Joanna_H, Mar 2023
Nothing sticks out in my mind as being particularly memorable, I don’t think there was any need to stop for a coffee on such a short tour which took 20 mins of the sightseeing! more time at bondi beech would have been nice.
sydney bus tour
Dahlia_F, Mar 2023
Martin, our bus driver and guide was great. highly recommend for a quick 3 hour tour of greater Sydney
New to Sydney
Denis_M, Mar 2023
Very well planned and organised. Driver was excellent, ample information on the trip. This was our first trip to Sydney. Would recommend this tour.
Great bus tour...
Michael_H, Mar 2023
Great bus tour sightseeing, bus driver was very passionate about his job and was excellent. Strongly recommend
Interesting, fun, and worthwhile
Lyndell_D, Feb 2023
The guide/driver was very knowledgeable about the areas we went through and had some funny stories to entertain all. I really enjoyed this trip- value for money
wonderful day trip with Martin
Gernot_R, Feb 2023
Martin our guide and driver was friendly, helpful and very informative. he gave us hints on there to go for anything special. he also took us to lots of many places of interest and gave us time to take photos.. because of this, we were to take the hop on hop off that we decided after this tour we do not need it.. so it was a great experience with Martin and we have had a wonderful time with him and would recommend his service to friends. we enjoyed touring Sydney with Martin.
A must do.
Shelagh_F, Feb 2023
The driver was very informative and had a sense of humour. It was a wonderful way to see some of the major sights of Sydney in a short time. Whether only there for a short trip or to decide where one might want to go back & spend more time.
This trip was excellent...
Jennifer_E, Feb 2023
This trip was excellent to give us the overview of Sydney that we were hoping for. Our driver was excellent and had a lot of patience and was very informative. We really enjoyed the experience.
Sydney overview
allie, Feb 2023
A very good overview of the highlights of Sydney. My husband would have liked more time at each stop, but it kept the bus on a better schedule. Martin was entertaining and considerate of the needs of the participants. Hit all the must sees.
ABJ_Z, Feb 2023
I think the most memeroble part of the tour was the photo opportunity to take the Opera House and Harbour Bridge together. We did not really enjoy our tour. The meeting up point was missed by some passengers and our guide did not turn up until 10:00 which was the actual start time of the tour. Boarding the bus was a joke due to the number of people with mobility issues and our guide insisting on boarding by name order. Finally started the tour @ 10:20. Nothing memorable on the tour and we didn't feel the tour was worth the money. We both had difficulty in understanding what the guide was saying and he did repeat himself numerous times. Note for who was with you. No option for Partner.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
First of all, the tour is advertised as 3 hours. Starts at 10 am and finishes by 1.30 pm, which is actually 3.5 hours. The extra 30 minutes are used to sort out boarding, traffic etc. The bus tour itself is always more than 3 hours. Secondly, let’s make it clear to all of the readers here. The reviewer was disappointed because “Boarding on the bus was a joke due to the number of people with MOBILITY ISSUES and our guide insisting on boarding by name order” (Obviously our tour guide was seating people with mobility issues first.) So, our tour guide didn’t let the reviewer jump on the bus first and take priority seats reserved for people with mobility issues, and the reviewer was left “Disappointed”. I am speechless. Do you (the reviewer) realize that this is only a matter of time before you will be the one with mobility issues? Lastly, there are a few points that need to be clear to people coming on our tours –LOCATION AND TIMING We provide group tours. Everything starts on time. The latest time we are prepared to wait for you is 10.03 am. Please research the meeting location in advance and come there 10min in advance.
Loves the tour!
Marci_M, Jan 2023
I love the well trained guides and the tips on getting around the city. This type of tour gives me an overview of so many places and then I can go back to the ones that I really like! Martin was great as a guide
Great Tour
Peter_C, Jan 2023
Excellent guide and a wonderful way to see Sydney! We really liked the stops chosen and the time we were given at each stop!
Keep up the good job
George_R, Jan 2023
The tour was excellent our tour guide was not only informative but funny and also was more than expected Which all tours could be this good Good job !!!
Better on our own…
Kimberly_M, Jan 2023
Hard to understand driver/commentary (heavy Italian accent)and feedback from speaker system. Difficult to take any pictures over people on the bus… we ditched the tour 1/3 of way in and went out on our own at the harbor stop. We took the ferry to Watsons Bay and had GREAT time on our own.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
It wasn't Italian accent, it was Australian. If you travel to Australia prepare to hear different accents.
Great experience
John_V, Jan 2023
My wife and I had a great day and learned new thanks about Sydney. The driver was wonderful and very helpful
Nice tour.
Lynn_W, Jan 2023
Guide was knowledgeable and funny but was difficult to understand due to heavy Russian accent, especially for my husband who has a hearing disability.
Guide is very...
YokeCheng_L, Dec 2022
Guide is very informative. Enjoyed the sightseeing tour. Though, time given on each place of interest, we were only given 10 minutes each.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Yoke, Thank you for joining our bus tour and for the excellent review. Yes, we do multiple stops of 10 min, and Bondi Beach stop of 30 min. Duration of our bus tour is around 3,5 hours and our guests may spend almost 1,5 hours outside. Considering that everything is well organised and you are not waiting for the bus, at least 10 min on each lookout is plenty. We stop at good lookouts, historical sights, and there is a coffee stop as well. Warm regards,
Late and rushed
fantashadenise, Dec 2022
Tour operator was nearly 15 mins later than the meetup time. Then we waited another 15 mins to even get on the tour bus. Overall, it felt rushed and disorganized. I guess you get what you paid for.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Actually, thank you for your negative review! To all the readers here, if you book our tours: - do NOT be late. We cannot wait for you more than 3-4 min. There will be other people waiting for you. - a bus will come early and park, but you do NOT look for the bus (all tour buses in Sydney look the same). Meet our tour guides at the meeting place. - on a tour our tour guides will be in Full Control. After many years of operating we know how easily a few individuals may destroy experience of a whole group. "I guess you get what you paid for" - we could easily sell our tours for twice the current price. But we are creating Good and Affordable experiences.
Quick tour of outer CBD and coastal Sydney area.
Laura_Q, Dec 2022
A great short tour for people wanting to explore areas outside of the CBD. Stopped at a few good viewing points of the Opera house, Harbour bridge and CBD. Then drove to the more exclusive(Vancluse area) suburbs and eventually Bondi Beach, where you had the option to stay and make your own way back or return to city on the coach. Martin was an excellent guide. He had some good stories and made a lot of people laugh. He said a couple of times that the tour price was quite cheap, so if people liked the tour he would welcome any tips. I didn't mind giving him a small tip, since he did work really hard to give a good informative tour of the area. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a very quick tour of outer CBD and coastal Sydney area.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Laura, Thank you for joining our Sydney bus tour and for your wonderful review. Kind regards,
Great weather / great trip
Sharon_T, Nov 2022
Great bus driver/commentator. Safe negotiation of travel too in very busy situations. Good pick up point too and planning went well too.