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Cultural Tours in Sydney

At first glance, it may seem like Sydney's all style and no substance. But scratch the surface, and you'll find a multicultural melting pot rich in history, culture and Aboriginal heritage. To find out more, take a tour; you're sure to find one to suit.

Half a century ago, a young Danish architect put Sydney on the map with his design of The Sydney Opera House, and a backstage tour (offered in a range of languages) is essential for the inside scoop on this iconic landmark. There are also architect-led walking tours of one of the city's beautiful gardens, and art critics guide groups around Sydney's galleries, artist-run spaces and studios.

Food and wine buffs will easily be satisfied on walking tours around Sydney's multicultural eat streets and coffee precincts. And if you love the water, hop on a half-day tour of Bondi Beach – or buy a day pass and discover the city by ferry; Balmain, Taronga Zoo in Mosman and Manly are all must-see spots.

It's hard to beat the history lessons offered on walking tours around the city, or the Aboriginal heritage tours held around Sydney Harbour and in the Blue Mountains. And for real, albeit spooky, insight into Sydney's colonial past, join a historic or ghost tour at the Q Station in Manly, one of the most haunted sites in Australia.

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  1. Custom Tours

    Custom Tours

    Two Feet take enormous pride in providing affordable flexible alternatives to the traditional products offered for conference and event guests. They have a tradition of providing memorable customised ...

  2. Euro Asian Adventure

    Euro Asian Adventure

    The tour will ease you into the day with a great cup of coffee and frozen treats. Then hop on the bus and relax as you are ushered to the best eateries in this part of Sydney. Leave your shopping bags...

  3. Good Morning Vietnam

    Good Morning Vietnam

    Join Mia Cucina in celebrating the food, the culture and the exotic flavours of Vietnam. Walking the streets of Cabramatta, discover the hidden local places to buy Asian ingredients, sauces, marinades...

  4. Shanghai to Saigon

    Shanghai to Saigon

    Want to know more about your noodle? The difference between bok choy and choi sum? Do you want to familiarise yourself with Asian cooking essentials? Then jump on-board the Bankstown Orient Express! Y...

  5. Sunset Tour

    Sunset Tour

    This tour takes in the captivating experience of sunset in one of the world's most beautiful cities.Walk through the rare bushland of Manly's North Head as the sun sets through the t...

  6. Backstage Tour

    Backstage Tour

    This is the only tour that grants you unprecedented VIP backstage access to the Sydney Opera House. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the real-life dramas behind this celebrated per...

  7. Balmain / Woolwich

    Balmain / Woolwich

    Balmain is a vibrant and artistic suburb known for its lively pub culture. Darling Street, which runs uphill from Balmain East Wharf, is a charming colonial avenue at the bottom end, and a bustling sh...

  8. Food Crawls

    Food Crawls

    Guerilla Eats specialise in progressive food crawls where you are given a map in a suburb with the idea of wining and dining your way through that area. All stops are within walking distance and it mi...

  9. Night Wonders Tour

    Night Wonders Tour

    For the more adventurous who want the full nocturnal experience. Using night vision goggles you will meet North Head's nocturnal animals such as possums, bandicoots, echidnas, owls and n...

  10. Darling Harbour

    Darling Harbour

    Catch a ferry to Darling Harbour/Pyrmont Bay where you can visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Australian Maritime Museum, IMAX Theatre, The Star, Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf prec...

  11. Sydney Walkabout

    Sydney Walkabout

    Sydney Walkabout is the perfect introduction to Sydney - its cultural attractions, historic landmarks and scenic sights. We begin the private tour with the historic Rocks area. We'll have a look ...

  12. Coach Tour Two

    Coach Tour Two

    This delightful tour visits painting sites used by the artists Streeton, Ashton, Conder and many others in the Hawkesbury.This tour includes the old Hawkesbury Agricultural College (now Univ...

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