Building on their own experience as travellers and guides for many decades, husband and wife team Ray & Annalise Andrews started Sydney Bespoke Tours with the aim of showcasing their favourite city to others, in a relaxed, personalised and authentic way.
Not only are you able to view the wonderful tourist icons like the Opera House and Bondi Beach, but you can immerse yourself in the experiences that help to understand what it’s like to really live and be part of this beautiful city.
On a Bespoke Tour that means you might find yourself gearing up in a wetsuit with sand beneath your toes, having a private surfing lesson to tackle the famous breaks of Bondi Beach. Or you may prefer to walk the spectacular cliff walk into Bondi, before enjoying a superb lunch at the iconic Iceberg’s Dining Room & Bar overlooking the famous stretch of sand.
Sydney Bespoke Tours’ travel philosophy is based on tailor-making each itinerary with a mix of experiences to suit you. Tours are on a private basis with informed, passionate and engaging guides who will ensure you make the most of every experience.
Within Sydney, experiences include private cruising on Sydney Harbour, exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Taronga Zoo, Opera House tours that get you treading the boards, biking, sea-kayaking, seaplane flights over the Harbour – or anything else you can imagine.
Bespoke Tours also take in some of the stunning areas that are such an easy drive from Sydney, including the wineries of the Hunter Valley, the famous World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, and the bushlands of the Southern Highlands.
The best way to experience a new city is with someone who knows it intimately, & appreciates it passionately. This full day, private, guided tour shows you Sydney at its best – from the most famous tourist icons, to the hidden gems that only a Sydney-sider knows how to find and enjoy. See the historic Rocks area, explore the colonial architecture of Macquarie Street, and see spectacular views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. See the glamourous Eastern Suburbs, the famous Bondi Beach and the stunning views from South Head. Travel over the Bridge to the Northern Beaches, the pristine waterways of the Hawkesbury River, and stroll the Corso at Manly.
This day is a relaxed way to see Sydney with someone who can adapt the itinerary as you go, to make sure you get the most out of your day as a Sydney-sider.
Sydney with the Kids!
If the kids are happy, then Mum & Dad are happy. And Sydney is a place where all generations can have a blast! Begin your day with a ferry ride to Taronga Zoo – the most picturesque in the world. Here it’s access-all-areas with a Zookeeper-led tour into the enclosures for close-up visits with the Aussie animals. Prepare the food, handle the animals, & ask as many questions as you like. Next, board your private cruiser for a 2 hour spin on the Harbour. Enjoy lunch onboard as you cruise past the houses of the rich and famous, or bring your towels and stop for a dip in a quiet bay. Hop off your boat and head to Bondi for a surfing lesson at Australia’s most famous beach. Surfing not Mum & Dad’s thing? Leave the kids to ride the waves while you go behind the scenes at Australia’s oldest Surf Lifesaving Club, or do the famous Cliff Walk. Finish the day with ice cream and people-watching at this iconic Sydney beach.
So, so Sydney
You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better way to experience Sydney. A chockablock full-day tour with the ultimate Sydney experiences from every angle. Start with an early-morning Backstage Tour of the beloved Sydney Opera House. Walk the boards of the Concert Hall, take up the Conductor’s baton in the Orchestra Pit and have breakfast in the Green Room. From here, a private, guided tour hits the city’s most picturesque and fascinating spots, taking you to the glitzy Eastern Suburbs where you’ll hop on a seaplane for a spectacular flight to see Sydney from above. Step from your seaplane to your private luxury cruiser for a 2 hr Harbour cruise, including a fabulous seafood lunch – bring your towel for a swim! Your launch then drops you at Taronga Zoo for your behind-the-scenes, Zookeeper-led tour of this picturesque Zoo. Return by ferry at your leisure. Now that’s a classic Sydney day!
Put the ‘wild’ back into Wildlife
This is an exceptional opportunity to experience the Aussie Bush in search of Australia’s iconic native animals. We like to call them Australia’s Big 5! – Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Emus & Wombats . . . and much more.
This is an in-the-wild experience, travelling to private farmland & swathes of quintessential, pristine bushland in the Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes south of Sydney. Travel in a luxury 4WD equipped for great wildlife-viewing with a specialist Naturalist Guide to interpret all you see. Walk through towering forests of Grey Gums in search of koalas, look for platypus along the riverbanks, drive through woodlands as mobs of kangaroos & emus feed. After dinner, go night-spotting for nocturnal wombats, gliders & possums. We seek out the animals when they’re most active, with a noon to evening tour that includes lunch or afternoon tea (depending on season) & hearty country-style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest country inns.