The Story of Sydney

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The Story of Sydney half-day city sights and insights tour is the ultimate way to orient yourself in Sydney. Introducing the city’s iconic attractions, hidden gems and picture perfect photo opportunities, the Story of Sydney also unveils Sydney’s unique culture, contemporary lifestyle and fascinating past as you tour the city’s diverse villages, fashionable shopping strips, beautiful beaches and buzzing dining precincts. Travelling in small group comfort with friendly, knowledgeable guides, the Story of Sydney is sure to leave you with a warm connection to this fabulous city.

The Story of Sydney itinerary:

The tour begins in Australia’s oldest suburb, The Rocks, you will explore the history and discover how the area has evolved from a penal colony to housing two of the world’s most prominent icons. Listen to intriguing stories of early European settlers, like how Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife, Elizabeth, changed the face of Sydney with their tremendous vision.

The story unfolds as you travel past iconic landmarks, and through many charming and vibrant neighbourhoods on route to Watsons Bay and Bondi Beach. Discover the lively street culture, entertainment and shopping opportunities of Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and Australia’s largest urban development, Barangaroo, before returning to your hotel.

More Tours by Ultimately Sydney

  • Intriguing commentary that reveals interesting stories of Woolloomoloo and Kings Cross, and explores why and how Sydney/Australia has come to be
  • Must-see iconic landmarks like The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Travel through Double-Bay, for Sydney’s most exclusive shopping
  • Coast through charming and hidden neighbourhoods like Paddington and Woollahra, while soaking up the ambiance of the leafy streets
  • Discover how Darlinghurst went from a hill of windmills to the home of Sydney’s Mardi Gras
  • Witness the vibrant street culture, entertainment and shopping in Chinatown and Barangaroo
  • Relaxed short walks along stunning harbour and coastal paths at The Gap, Watsons Bay and Bondi Beach
  • Plenty of photo opportunities of iconic Sydney architecture and famous landmarks along the way


  • Comfortable travel in a modern air-conditioned minivan, with your personalised guide
  • Convenient pick up from your city hotel, or chosen city location
  • Iconic photo opportunities including Sydney Opera House, Bridge and Harbour
  • An introduction to the "city of villages" for a Sydneysider's view of some of the city's most exclusive suburbs, fashionable shopping strips and hip dining precincts
  • Opportunity for stunning short coastal walks and picture perfect
  • photo stops


  • Travel Insurance
  • Pick up and drop off from your city hotel (or convenient city location)
  • Wear comfortable shoes for other optional short walks
  • For a full refund, cancel the experience at least 24 hours before start date.

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Trip Facts

  • Ultimately Sydney
  • Sydney CBD hotel pick up and drop off
  • Pick up destinations could be chosen/included after clicking on "Book Now" button.
  • 4h
  • Returns to original departure point