Sydney Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Sydney Bus & minivan tours

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

1. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to 2 different routes with 30 stops on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Learn about the local culture with audio commentary and unlimited rides while driving past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.  Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Choose the Premium Ticket to extend to 2 days. Choose the Deluxe Ticket, to see the Sydney Harbour Hopper, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands that are made for exploring. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approximately every 2 hours on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Stop at locations like Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Pass by shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. You can explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

2. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels in the city) • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (best look-out onto Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge) • Woolloomooloo (site of the iconic pie cart of Harry's Cafe de Wheels and the longest timber-piled wharf in the world at Finger Wharf) • Potts Point (eclectic architecture galore) • Kings Cross (the infamous Red Light District) • Rushcutters Bay (start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) • Darling Point (first of a series of posh harborside suburbs) • Double Bay (site of an exclusive shopping center) • Point Piper (home to the most expensive real estate in the world) • Rose Bay (site of Australia’s first international airport for ‘flying ships”) • Vaucluse (early 19th-century mansions) • Shark Beach (a hotspot for local swimmers and bull sharks) • Watson’s Bay (heritage trails and nudie beaches) • Camp Cove (the location of Captain Philip’s first footprint) • The Gap (where the harbor spills out into the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) • Dover Heights (for spectacular views of the city and ocean) • North Bondi (golf, whales and sea-eagles) • Bondi Beach (birthplace of free-style swimming and professional lifesaving) • Tamarama Beach (also known as "Glamarama") • Bronte Beach (home of the Bronte Gully and popular for barbecues and dog walking) • Centennial Park (Sydney's largest city park) • Woollahra (home to consulates, mansions and art traders) • Paddington (full of Victorian terraces, boutiques and fashion stores) • Darlinghurst (popular as the gay and lesbian entertainment district) • Surry Hills (trendy and multicultural) • China Town (home to the large and popular Paddy’s Markets) • Darling Harbour (a modern, purpose-built entertainment center)

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wineries Day Trip with Food Tastings

3. Sydney: Hunter Valley Wineries Day Trip with Food Tastings

Explore 3-4 Hunter Valley wineries on this private day trip from Sydney. Delight your senses as you taste local specialties. Take the opportunity to purchase some of the best wine in Australia directly from the wineries. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation in Sydney or meet the bus at a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the air-conditioned drive with a rest stop where you can stretch your legs or purchase some coffee at Oliver’s Café. Take in views of idyllic countryside on your way to each of the 3-4 winery stops in the Hunter Valley. Have the chance to purchase tastings red and white wine varieties at each stunning location. Stop at the Hunter Valley Village for a chance to buy a nice sit down lunch in a charming local café. After lunch, head to the tempting Olive Centre to sample a selections of olive oils, chilies, chutneys, and some mouth-watering dips. Taste some local award-winning cheeses and chocolates. After a delightful day in the countryside, start your journey back to your accommodation in Sydney.

Sydney: Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tasting Tour

4. Sydney: Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tasting Tour

Go behind the scenes on this discovery tour of Sydney’s finest drink producers. Visit a distillery, a brewery, and an urban winery all in one tour while accompanied by a knowledgable local guide. Get insider tips and words of wisdom about the drinks and the places you visit as you visit the 3 locations. At each venue, you’ll learn all about the maker's craft, explore the production processes, and get to taste some of the sensational offerings. Try from a diverse selection of spirits such as gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey. Where you may go: Urban Winery Sydney Brix Distillers Otter Craft Distillery Batch Brewing Co Rocks Brewing Company Grifter Brewing Company Willie the Boatman Wayward Brewing Company Staves Brewery Young Henry’s

Sydney: Southern Highlands and South Coast Private Tour

5. Sydney: Southern Highlands and South Coast Private Tour

Enjoy Australia's Southern highlands with this private tour from Sydney. Admire sweeping views of the southern coast. Drive by historic Botany Bay, the site where Captain Cook first landed. Pass through the Royal National Park. Marvel at the coastline at Bald Hill Sublime Point. Go over the crashing sea at Sea Cliff Bridge. Visit Kiama to see the blowhole, an unusual natural phenomenon that shoots plumes of water into the air. Head to Illawarra Flyway for the chance to zipline over the trees. Experience 80 meter falls amid a forest valley at Fitzroy Falls. Journey to a winery in the lush countryside. Peruse the unusual and delicious foods for sale in boutique produce shops before returning to your hotel in Sydney.

Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

6. Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

Discover the real Sydney on a tour of the city's most iconic neighborhoods with a private tour guide. Take in breathtaking views of the coast in Bondi Beach, explore some of Sydney's oldest streets in The Rocks, and sample a traditional Aussie snack in Rose Bay. After getting picked up from your hotel in the CBD, head to your first stop of the day, The Rocks neighborhood. Here, explore some of Sydney's oldest pubs and convict-built cottages before heading east, past the stunning Botanical Gardens in the heart of Sydney. Drive through Mr. Macquarie Street, where you can see Australia’s first Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Your second stop is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, situated on the water’s edge. Here, take in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Continue through Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross, where you can see the El Alamein Fountains, into Rose Bay where you will stop to enjoy an Aussie snack. Stop in Watson's Bay before journeying along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach, for lunch (not included in the tour cost). Enjoy some free time to explore Bondi Esplanade as the locals do before getting dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Sydney

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,438 reviews

Very hard to speak to service provider on the phone, but otherwise a very memorable experience, we have always wanted to go to summer bay and we were very happy with the tour guides

We enjoyed the bus tour very much. But I would suggest you do the two day tour if you have the time. We couldn’t see as many sites as we wanted on the one day ticket.

Sadly filming was not on this day but we did get and hour and a half with Ethan “Tane”. What an absolute amazing guy. Great day out and highly recommend.

The drivers were extra helpful and the automated commentary was informative. The buses ran on schedule and were great to view from.

Offers everything you would expect from a hop on hop off bus trip