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Explore Sydney like the locals do – by foot & ferry

So much of Sydney’s charm and vivacious personality is centred around her beautiful Harbour, so it’s a no-brainer to spend a day hopping on and off ferries, and using foot-power to explore. This day celebrates this to the fullest, with a casual day exploring Sydney as the locals do – by foot & ferry at our favourite haunts.

Team up with your private Bespoke guide – the perfect local to help make your day come alive. Start with a walking tour of the historic Rocks district, before heading down to the water’s edge at Circular Quay to jump on one of the ferries that criss-cross the Harbour. We’ll keep the day totally flexible, meaning it can be tailored to your interest. There’s plenty to choose from, from harbourside havens like Manly Beach and Watsons Bay, to family-friendly haunts like Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo or Luna Park. For history buffs, the Quarantine Station by North Head is fascinating, while icons like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are within easy access.

All-in-all, it’s a day that offers a lot of flexibility and fun, and an authentic opportunity to simply enjoy the Sydney lifestyle for its relaxed pace. Plenty of time to enjoy fish & chips by the beach, or a café lunch along the way. . . and there’s always time to fit in an ice cream!

Highlights & inspiration


This day makes it all about foot and ferry power, as we leave the vehicle behind to discover Sydney like a local. You’ll be travelling with a passionate, knowledgeable guide who will tailor the day to suit your style, so don’t be shy to speak up and let us know what interests you!


Flexibility is key, as your guide helps to create a day that’s tailored around your interests, and the people that make up your group. Find the pace that’s right, and cram in as much as you like, or take it easy and watch the world go by.


Enjoy lunch along the way in a way that suits us at the time. Fish & chips on the beach, or a long lunch at a stylish waterside café? And if we spot the perfect location for a tasty morning-tea or an afternoon ice cream, we’ll be sure to stop and smell the roses!


We won’t be using a vehicle on this trip, so come ready to hop and off ferries, and walk to some of our favourite spots. A great option for families, or those who want to be active and engaged.

Sydney-Sider Inclusions: Full day tour with private guide; hop-on/hop-off ferry tickets throughout the day; lunch with a drink at a local restaurant; morning or afternoon tea; bottled water; meet at your city hotel, or Circular Quay; flexible itinerary; Note: there is no vehicle on this tour.

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The important point, is that this is all about you.

We recognise that you want to make the most of your time in Sydney, experiencing this place with the people that matter, in a way that most resonates with you.

At Sydney Bespoke Tours we’re just the catalyst, creating the environment and itinerary to let the magic happen. Let us combine our passion, insider-access and creativity with your interests and ideas, to leave you engaged, inspired, delighted and reconnected.

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