Private Sydney Bar and Laneways Tour

Uncover the Hidden Gems of Australia’s Most Iconic City with a Local Guide

Tour Information

Make the most of your Australian vacation and explore the captivating underbelly of Sydney’s nightlife with an insider guide! Peruse exclusive laneways and heritage listed buildings, accessing unique venues that showcase Australia’s distinct atmosphere. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails from bustling bars overflowing with fresh seasonal produce and tantalising snack platters – all topped off by delicious oysters sourced locally for a truly unforgettable experience for your Sydney Australia vacation.

  • Discover the hidden gems of Sydney’s nightlife with a private guide
  • Experience exclusive access to heritage listed buildings and laneways
  • Savour the fresh and locally sourced ingredients from cosy bars
  • Sample an extensive selection of cocktails, whisky, beers and more
  • Enjoy mouthwatering snacks and oysters in unique Australian settings

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  • Insider’s view of Sydney’s nightlife
  • Heritage listed buildings and laneways
  • Unique and exclusive venues
  • Delicious cocktails with seasonal produce
  • Locally sourced oysters 

A$1,121 Two people

Itinerary

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Hotel Pick Up

Commencing at 6.30pm, your private guide will meet you and escort you to the Doss House, an underground Whiskey Bar rich in history.

Doss House

Renowned for its stylish, vintage interior that effortlessly transports you back to another time, this intimate, heritage underground bar is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

George Street

Walking along George Street. Admire the stunning Victorian architecture of the grand old buildings. Pass by the City Recital Hall and admire the eclectic collection of hanging birdcages at Angel Place, a popular locals hangout before turning left onto Wynyard Street.

Endeavour Tap Rooms

Our final stop of the evening is at the Endeavour Tap Rooms located in Argyle Street. The Endeavour Tap Rooms work closely with Australia’s best barley and hop growers to produce the finest in house brewed beers. Situated within a stunning heritage building the Tap Rooms ooze charm and atmosphere. Admire their impressive brewing display and enjoy a beer paddle featuring their 4 most popular brews. A unique Australian experience. Later settle in with one of your favourites while snacking on pacific oysters or truffle popcorn.

The Rocks Precinct

Moving back onto George Street we enter the iconic Rocks precinct and the historical birthplace of Australia. Walk past the Fortune of War Hotel, Australia’s first pub before discovering Nurses walk, a tiny laneway traversing through the heart of the Rocks.

Nurses Walk

Discover some of the first streets in Sydney made from the ballast from the ships of the First Fleet.

Palmer and Co.

From here we walk the short distance to Palmer and Co. Pass by convict built buildings in Bridge Street and across Sydney’s famed Tank Stream and Circular Quay. You will be impressed with the displays of sandstone as you enter the almost secret Abercrombie Lane. Enter a narrow doorway and into a 1920’s bygone era. Celebrating prohibition when alcohol was banned but free flowing, Palmer and Co is adorned with period photos and styling and features regular live music and a wonderful whisky menu. It is your A typical speak easy bar. Relax and enjoy the electric atmosphere. Afterwards your private guide will escort you back to your hotel.

FAQ

This tour includes a private guide to take you around the city and explore some of Sydney’s unique heritage buildings, a premium Australian cheese platter and drinks at Bulletin Place and Palmer & Co., dumplings and drinks at Uncle Ming’s, and beer paddle tasting with artisanal snacks at Endeavour Tap Rooms.

You will have approximately 1-2 hours to explore each venue on this Australian tour. Your private guide will start collecting you from your hotel at 6:30pm and return you by 10:30pm. During this time, you’ll be able to fully experience each venue and all their associated activities. Happy exploring!

Yes, food and drinks are included with the Australian luxury tour. You will be treated to a premium Australian cheese platter and drinks at Bulletin Place and Palmer & Co., dumplings and drinks at Uncle Ming’s, and beer paddle tasting with artisanal snacks at Endeavour Tap Rooms.

This Sydney tour departs at 6:30pm and returns to your hotel by 10:30pm. Make sure you’re ready to go at 6:30pm so that you can make the most of the tour!

The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

Private Sydney Bar and Laneways Tour | Australian Luxury Escapes
Private Sydney Bar and Laneways Tour
Private Sydney Bar and Laneways Tour | Australian Luxury Escapes

Testimonials

Kimberly K
Kimberly K
2023-01-07
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A highlight of our trip! Our private tour to Featherdale and the Blue Mountains was an absolute highlight of our trip. First of all, I was skeptical that Featherdale would be of interest to our group of 9 with 5 teens/young adults. The website makes it seem like a petting zoo. I was pleasantly surprised- we loved seeing all of the kangaroos, koalas, wombats, birds, croc etc! The kids said that they could have stayed at Featherdale all day ;-)Our guide, Scott, was fantastic! He modified the schedule due to a later arrival in Sydney- making recommendations on what would be best for the group while ensuring we were back on time. He provided such amazing service - going above and beyond to help us move our luggage to the right hotel. Scott also showed us the best spots for photos at various stops in the beautiful Blue Mountains! I highly recommend Scott and Australian Luxury Escapes!
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Trav3ll3rsm8
2022-10-01
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Superb day out!! Superb day out, Matt our guide was incredible, by far the best guide we have had during our time in Australia!! His knowledge, friendliness and professionalism makes the day. The vehicle was clean and modern and the lunch was excellent. The timings and locations are superb as you miss the crowds.Thanks for a great day ourt Matt.
Belinda M
Belinda M
2022-09-30
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An exploration of The Daintree This was a day our family won't forget! We had a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who was brilliant with our girls.
Louise F
Louise F
2022-07-15
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Amazing customer service I enquired about new flights the other day and Fraser really helped me with looking at different options for Bali and Thailand. He was very friendly and made my phone call very easy!
Steve H
Steve H
2022-07-07
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Blue mountain and Sydney touring. We hired grant and his team to provide private transportation and touring From the time that arrived in Sydney, grant and his team provided top notch service. Given the age difference or our children, this was no easy task….particularly considering the weather on our Sydney tour date. If you desire a knowledgeable guide, who flex’s with your interests, grant and his team are the perfect choice. After learning our interests, he gave us advice for our own walking tour. His advice was perfect, and we had a great time.
Erin Galvin
Erin Galvin
2022-03-20
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Highly recommend this tour company for anyone traveling to Australia for highly curated experiences! I just returned from traveling to Australia from the US for the first time. Australia has just recently re-opened its borders to international travelers after almost 2 years. Australian Luxury Escapes was able to arrange (2) tours for me with very short notice and I had a great experience on both days! I spoke with one of the owners, Elise, on the phone prior to traveling and she was tremendously helpful in explaining their offerings and what the tours would entail as well as answering other questions about traveling to Australia which was so helpful! I wanted to maximize my time in Sydney when I first arrived which I was able to do in the "Private Essential Sydney Tour". The tour guide was tremendously knowledgable about Sydney having grown up there and was able to accomplish all of the main sights in a half day tour. Doing the tour by vehicle + walking for certain parts allowed us to cover the whole city but also get a closer look at areas of interest. Both vehicles I traveled in felt brand new and were completely clean and comfortable. They offered bottled water and hand sanitizer for use during the tour and a great lunch was included in both tour prices. At the end of the tour, the guide gave me some tips on how I could spend the rest of my day which was great. The second tour I did was the "Private Blue Mountains High Country Day Trip from Sydney" which was also amazing. After a few days in Sydney, it felt great to get out of the city and see more of the beautiful landscape and nature of the national parks region. The area is expansive and would be difficult to cover on your own, especially if you haven't been to the region before. I was able to do this tour with one of the owners, Grant, who has a great knowledge of the region, its history and which locations offer the best views and photo ops! Part of this tour included a trip to a wildlife center which was nice to be able to see animals unique to Australia that you're not going to find just being in Sydney. The center was really well maintained and the staff we encountered were all very friendly. This tour also included a great lunch at the "Boiler House Restaurant" which had great food and amazing views. We did a quick tour of the Hydro Majestic hotel right after lunch which is a true step back in time. I highly recommend this company to anyone traveling to Australia. They have a wide range of unique and curated offerings and both tours made my time in Sydney very well spent! I will definitely use them again in the future and refer family and friends their way.
Judy
Judy
2021-08-28
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Amazing Tour to the Tip of Australia. We traveled from Cairns to Cape York on an 8 Day 4WD small group tour operated by Australian Luxury Escapes!!What a ride. Fantastic from go to whoa. A very comfortable 5.6lt V8 Nissan Patrol which certainly helped going over the corrugations!! The tour was for 6 pax, thankfully we were 5 which meant only 1 pax had to sit in the “Dickie” seat. It would’ve been tough for 2 to share. We traveled to Cooktown after visiting the Daintree River and cruise, (unfortunately the Bloomfield Track was closed), then to Coen, Lockhart River, Weipa, Punsand Bay, and The Tip. We left our Tour Guide, Alan, at Seisia where we ferried to Thursday Island and Horn Island to fly back to Cairns. Alan was extremely knowledgeable which meant we learned a lot about the areas we visited. A good driver and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
Helen Clarke
Helen Clarke
2021-01-10
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Amazing tour Our tour with Rick was amazing into the Daintree. His knowledge us second to none, the tour was fantastic with some much information. Lunch was out of this world and we got to see a casawarri up close. Thankyou so much!
Kristen B
Kristen B
2020-12-16
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Daintree Wanderer Tour A great day trip out to the beautiful Daintree. Ricky was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, entertaining and a great tour guide! I can highly recommend this tour.
Caitlin G
Caitlin G
2020-10-21
Verified
What a fantastic experience! We did the Daintree Wanderer Tour, with Australian Luxury Escapes and it was just fantastic. Our guide Rick was just what you hope for- friendly, knowledgeable, took off beaten track, engaged our children and ensured our day was full and varied. We were lucky enough to see 3 crocs swimming in the river, as well as a Cassowary casually strolling by as we ate our home made morning tea Rick brought along with him.Rick was filled with facts and titbits of info which we loved. The beaches are fabulous and the Rainforest felt rich and thriving which is great to see. We got brilliant service and I couldn’t recommend Rick and this tour more to anyone wanting a personalised and unique tour experience.