- Destination NSW
Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Cultural Tours

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.

Explore more Sydney tours

  1. Razorhurst Tour

    Razorhurst Tour

    It's hard to believe the civilised trendy streets of Darlinghurst were once filled with razor carrying gangs, bloody street fights, buzzing brothels and known as Razorhurst. Join Ketel Bar Tours a...

  2. 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...

  3. Food Faith Feast

    Food Faith Feast

    It is the epitome of a modern multicultural community. If you enjoy learning about different cultures and their sacred traditions, then this is a must-do event for you. Join the Taste team on a foodie...

  4. Coach Tour One

    Coach Tour One

    This coach tour explores the historic sites of Windsor, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Ebenezer. Enjoy the mix of Georgian, Victorian, Federation and modern architectural styles in Windsor.Drive...

  5. The Italian Job

    The Italian Job

    Step back in time, somewhere in the 70s. You could be living in a little Italian village, but it is Haberfield and nothing has changed. You visit the local baker, the local cheese maker, the olive man...

  6. CBD Speakeasy Tour

    CBD Speakeasy Tour

    Want to discover Sydney's best modern-speakeasies? Or perhaps you just want to find the city's best hidden bars? Well this tour from Ketel One Bar Tours - the CBD Speakeasy Tour - will take yo...

  7. 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 ...

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