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Dive into our signature Sydney tour, immersing in iconic landmarks, beach life, vibrant art galleries, and bustling markets for an authentic Aussie experience.


Sights, surf, sun and fun

Our Signature Quintessential Sydney tour is an immersive journey through the city’s vibrant heart. Led by a homegrown local, visit iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and historic Rocks district. Immerse in surf culture at Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte Beaches, lapping up beachside vibes. Explore Aboriginal art or coastal photography at Bondi’s galleries. Capture stunning harbour vistas at Dudley Reserve and luxurious harbourside suburbs. Engage with local makers at weekend markets and feast on fresh seafood in Manly. This captivating day captures Sydney’s essence, blending history, culture, beach vibes, art, and culinary delights in true Aussie style.

DURATION  8 hours / 4 hours (option for half day)

SUITABLE FOR Absolutely everyone


  • Specialised Splendour Host
  • Private luxury vehicle
  • Morning tea
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch reservation (* guests to pay directly for lunch on the day)
  • Visit all corners of Sydney including:
    • Circular Quay
    • The Rocks
    • Royal Botanic Gardens
    • Eastern suburbs and beaches
    • Watson’s Bay
    • The Gap
    • The North Shore
    • Manly Beach
  • Completely tailorable itinerary


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Meet your Splendour host
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Jump in our luxury vehicle for the day
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Take in the big sights
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Cruise around to Bondi Beach
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Cross the Harbour Bridge
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Enjoy a local feast in Manly
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Jump in the ocean
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Cruise back to your hotel

All our hosts are picked to WOW

splendour tailored tours guide melani


Meet Melani, a Sydney native with a worldly perspective. After years abroad and returning in her teens, she's been captivated by the city's charm ever since. Transitioning from a 20-year stint as an IT Executive Assistant, she found her passion in showcasing Sydney's beauty.

Melani's warmth and curiosity lead her on adventures through beaches, markets, galleries, and cafes, revelling in the city's diversity. When not exploring, she's dedicated to Pilates, lunches with friends, or enjoying downtime with her beloved pups.

Melani's enthusiasm shines as she eagerly shares the best of Sydney, making every tour a delightful and memorable experience.

splendour tailored tours guide paul


After visiting Australia in 1987 Paul promised that one day he would return to the land down under and almost 30 years later (and a career in Sales and Marketing!) he is finally living the dream. His love of all things Australian and, in particular Sydney, is infectious and he has spent the last 8 years relishing his new home city.

Paul loves learning all the amazing stories of new settlers, aboriginal history and the history of the post war immigration from Europe and sharing this knowledge with guests. His tours reflect his love of, and his gratitude to live in, this wonderful city.

When he’s not touring Paul loves bush walking, tennis and (even at his age) gym and pilates – oh and walking Bailey, the most famous Bernese Mountain Dog in Sydney.

splendour tailored tours guide host peter


Peter brings a unique level of expertise to his tours. With over 30+ years working in his field, he is equipped with knowledge about each and every little corner of Sydney, let’s say he knows the area like the back of his hand! His Greek heritage and love of sharing all his knowledge, passion for life and boundless enthusiasm and optimism, makes Peter a host to remember.

When he’s not touring, Peter can be found spending the day at North Head, taking in the best views of the city, going for long walks, cycling, surfing, playing golf or his new-found favourite thing to do on a weekend – belting out some tunes with friends at a local Karaoke bar.

All hosts

What our clients say

“Splendour Tailored Tours was absolutely fantastic. The bespoke, personal, unique tours were truly phenomenal. My family and I loved our time doing fun excursions and experiencing Sydney with a local, as a local. I highly recommend Splendour. The care, friendliness and professionalism was top notch. Can’t wait to come back to Sydney again and I will certainly incorporate more fun excursions and tours, perhaps a cooking class or gastronomy tour with Splendour.”

Leah Winck