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Get real! Skip the superficial and dive deep on this Sydney tour that reveals the bizarre backstories and incredible histories of the city's icons. Behind the froth and bubble of sexy Sydney lies the stories of the winners who made it... and losers who didn't.
- Discover a new meaning to 'off the beaten path' as stroll through Sydney via a hidden trail
- Hear a warts and all account of the birth of modern Australia
- See all of Sydney’s most popular sights from a different perspective
- Trace Sydney’s history along the blue line, from colonisation to present day
Tour style:Walking/Orientation Local Life/Culture, Heritage & History
Local English-speaking guide.
Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for guides, meals, bottled water.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration:2 hours
- Meeting point:
Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000
- Starting time: 10.00 AM
- Ending point:
Hyde Park (near Museum Station)
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Sydney Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
As walks run rain or shine, please dress for the weather! Bring along a coat and umbrella if it looks like rain, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water.
- Child policy:
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
- Language: English
Experience Sydney from a local perspective (which, let's face it, is the best perspective imaginable!). Explore all the city icons, like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, but explore them in a way most tourists don’t. We’ll take the least-walked path on this Sydney walking tour, and meander through this fascinating city’s tumultuous history and into the modern day.
This historic Sydney tour makes its way along "The Tank Stream", the blue line that runs through the city (you'll find out what this line means on the tour!). We'll go through Hyde Park, retracing the steps that saw a small stream become the life source for a new country. We’ll hit up the major sights, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Angel Place, Parliament House, the Mint, and the Barracks, but in a way you wouldn’t experience on your own.
This Sydney tour is a warts and all account of the birth of modern Australia and the legacies left from decisions made and the people who made them: those who won, those who lost, and everyone in between. Factual, funny, irreverent, and anecdotal – this Sydney walking tour is a great local experience packed full of Sydney history!
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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