Sydney City Private Tours

Private Sydney tours

Discover iconic architecture, diverse communities and a stunning coastline on our personally-tailored Sydney private tours.

If you’re looking for the perfect Sydney day trip, then we have the tour for you! Country Trails Sydney private tours are ideal for travellers looking to explore beautiful Sydney, without the crowding and limitations of a big tourist group. Our Sydney private tours are exclusively for you and your travelling companions, so you’ll enjoy personalised service and expert guidance all the way.

Whether you prefer a standard itinerary, or have have your own great ideas, your expert tour guide Glenn will deliver the perfect plan. So relax, and get ready for your very own amazing Sydney experience!

Things to do in Sydney

Our Sydney private tours include all the popular landmarks, as well as some lesser-known places for an exciting new point of view. You’ll discover historic neighbourhoods, dating from the beginning of European settlement in Australia. Enjoy some of the best harbour views, take a stroll at some of Sydney’s most popular beaches and coastal walks.

Sydney also has some great attractions to visit, including wildlife parks, aquariums and, of course, Sydney Opera House. Our private Sydney tours are for you and your companions only, so the tour can be designed to focus specifically on your interests.

Standard itinerary

Pick-up for Sydney private tours is normally at 7:45am from Sydney CBD hotels. Your tour typically starts with a drive through The Rocks, the area where European settlement in Australia truly began. Here, we can see some of the nineteenth century streets and buildings where Sydney’s first European settlers lived and worked. We also pass through some other interesting neighbourhoods in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, such as trendy Paddington, famed for its leafy streets and Victorian townhouses. Along the way, we stop at the popular Mrs Macquarie’s Chair viewpoint, to admire the harbour and the city embracing it.

Heading further out we reach Watsons Bay at the entrance to the harbour. From the sandstone cliffs guests can take in the city skyline and headlands of the harbour entrance. Next, we head to Bondi and Sydney’s most famous beach. We stop for pictures, and perhaps a waterfront stroll before heading back towards the city via Centennial Park.

Travelling north over Sydney Harbour Bridge, we pass through some of the north shore neighbourhoods before arriving at Manly, one of Sydney’s most appealing beachside suburbs. Guests can take a walk past the shops and eateries of the Corso, which leads to Manly’s attractive beachfront.

At 12.45pm, we drive back and drop you off at your hotel or the airport. Alternatively, you can linger in Manly a little longer – and perhaps have some lunch – before taking the popular ferry ride back across the harbour to Sydney CBD in your own time.

Airport drop-off

Flying out late afternoon or early evening? Drop off at the airport at the end of your tour can be arranged, allowing you to make good use of your last day in Sydney.


Optional attractions for Sydney private tours*

Would you like to do a little extra shopping? Go out of your way to meet some unique Australian wildlife? Your tour can be tailored to include a visit to your choice of the great attractions Sydney has to offer. These include:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo (Darling Harbour)
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (Darling Harbour)
  • Taronga Zoo (Mosman)
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park (far western suburbs)

*These attractions are not covered on the standard tour itinerary. Visits need to be arranged in advance and additional costs apply. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and receive a quote.

Private Sydney Tours

Book this Tour (standard itinerary)

Pricing for standard tour

  • 1-3 people $490.00
  • 4-7 people $590.00
  • All transport (excluding optional ferry return from Manly)
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Any meals or refreshments
  • Ferry tickets

Start and finish times (from Sydney CBD)

  • Departure – 7:45am
  • Return – 1:15pm (or drop off in Manly at 12.45pm). Airport drop-off also available.