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Big Bus Tours: Sydney Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Big Bus Tours: Sydney Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Sydney, Australia
Tour ID: 879

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Highlights

  • Unlimited hop-on-hop-off around the Australian city, Sydney enabling you to explore the city at your own pace.
  • Get access to free onboard Wi-Fi.
  • Explore impressive and famous monuments from an entirely different angle of open top buses.
  • Watch the landmarks from 360-degree panoramic views.
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary offered in 8 different languages.
  • Opt from two different routes, i.e., City Tour and Bondi Tour and get to visit 30+ conveniently located spots.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! No need to print.

Overview

Sydney is an Australian city spanning with golden beaches, cosmopolitan shopping streets, leafy inner-city sanctuaries, and sparkling harbors. The Big Bus Sydney Sightseeing tours present the best of the beautiful city with unlimited hop-on-hop-off. Alight from the bus to visit the famous attractions like the Australian Museum, Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Royal Botanical Gardens and many more. Get on a coastal adventure through the Eastern bays towards sun-soaked Bondi, a pilgrim for beach lovers. So explore with your will and no hurry with Big Bus!

Itinerary

Explore the best of Sydney with this sightseeing tour. The harbor city of Australia can be best explored by a hop-on hop-off bus tour. The beautiful beaches and harbor are worth exploring. See closely the multi-cultural lifestyle and enjoy events and festivals. Relish tasty food and witness amazing colonial and modern architecture.
 
Hop on the open-top double-decker bus with conveniently located stops that are in proximity to popular attractions. The two tours are Sydney City and Bondi Beach and Harbor Bays tours. The hop-on hop-off tour facility allows you to get on and off the bus so you can explore several places at your leisure. 
 
Take a break from the journey when you want and re-join the tour at your pace. There are three different tickets among which you can choose based on the time or attractions you would like to visit. 
 
Discover Ticket
Feel the vibes of Sydney with this tour. The open-top double-decker buses allow you to witness the major attractions at your pace. The Sydney tour is an ideal way to see this amazing city and displays the popular landmarks such as the beautiful arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the stunning Sydney Opera House, and the glittering waters of Sydney and Darling Harbor. 
 
You will pass by the restaurants, shops, and attractions that are set amongst Victorian, Colonial, and postmodern architecture. The Sydney tour is complemented by Bondi Beach to know the beach culture of Australia. En route, you pass by Centennial Parklands which is among the most captivating parks in Australia. 
 
Essential Ticket
With two day tour, you can explore Sydney and Bondi Beach. The hop-on hop-off flexible sightseeing tour gives an ideal introduction to this beautiful city. The iconic landmarks include the great arch of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the mesmerizing Sydney Opera House, the glittering waters of Sydney, and Darling Harbor. 
 
You will pass by the restaurants, shops, and attractions that are set amongst Victorian, Colonial, and postmodern architecture. The Sydney tour is complemented by Bondi Beach to know the beach culture of Australia. En route, you pass by Centennial Parklands which is among the most captivating parks in Australia. 
 
The city has so much to offer including the stunning beaches and amazing Sydney’s glorious harbor. You can know about the cultural lifestyle, events, and festivals. Don’t miss out on the food in the city as some of it are must try. Witness the colonial and modern architecture on this tour. Sydney and Bondi's tours give the best introduction to the city. 
 
There is so much to do in Sydney and go ahead reserve your seats now!

Schedule

City Tour (Red Route)
First Bus: 09:00am, Last Bus: 4:00pm
Full Loop: 90 minutes (approx.) 
Bus Frequency: Every 30-40 Minutes
Departure: Circular Quay, George St (opposite DFS Galleria near the corner of Alfred St)
 
Bondi Tour (Blue Route):
First Bus: 09:30am, Last Bus: 3:15pm
Full Loop: 90 minutes (approx.) 
Bus Frequency: Every 1 Hours
Departure: Central Station, Pitt Street, Bus Bay 18 (opposite Wake Up Sydney hostel)

Inclusions

Discover Ticket

  • 24-Hour Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket
  • 2 Routes (City Route & Bondi Route)
  • Pre-recorded commentary (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.)
  • Wi-Fi, Ear Phones

Essential Ticket

  • 24-Hours Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket
  • 2 Routes (City Route & Bondi Route)
  • Pre-recorded commentary (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.)
  • Wi-Fi, Ear Phones

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

Show the Mobile/ Printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the Big Bus.
This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
A staff member of Big Bus Tours will check the code present on the ticket during bus boarding.
All vouchers will now be valid for 06 months from the date of purchase.
Mobile App:
Customers are advised to download the "Big Bus Tours" app to see the most up to date bus stop locations, timings and live bus tracking.
Cruise Passengers: You can board the bus from Stop# 1 Circular Quay at George St. (opposite DFS Galleria near the corner of Alfred St).

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Onboard Wi-Fi: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Sydney is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!
 
Fantasea Sydney Harbour Hopper – 1 Day Pass:
Days of operation: Daily
Departure times:
90-minute cruise: Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf) - Pier 26 at 8.45am, every approx. 30-40mins.
Last departure from Darling Harbour: 4.33pm.
60-minute cruise: Circular Quay (Wharf 6) at 9.03am, every 25-40mins.
Last departure from Circular Quay: 3.12pm.
Departure location: Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay and Manly
Cruise duration: 90 minutes (approx)
Hop on, hop off?: Yes
Commentary: Yes, pre-recorded, in English only. The commentary on board is developed in partnership with Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation and the Australian Maritime Museum.
Ticket validity: 1 cruise circuit, 1 calendar day only
Redemption instructions:
1. Present your booking confirmation (printed or on your device) to a Big Bus Tours staff member in exchange for your Big Bus Tour ticket (includes bus tour and inclusions)
2. Present your Big Bus Tour ticket to Fantasea staff at either Circular Quay (Wharf 6) or Darling Harbour (Pier 26) in exchange for your cruise boarding pass
3. Head to your preferred Fantasea departure location at least 15 minutes in advance of your preferred departure time and present your cruise boarding pass to Fantasea Staff.
Important information: Cruises are wheelchair-accessible. Toilet facilities are available on board. Smoking is not permitted on board. Seats are not allocated - you are free to choose between indoor or outdoor seating.

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the start point of Sydney Big Bus tour?

A. The principal starting point of Sydney Big Bus tour is Stop #1: Circular Quay (on the corner of Alfred Street, and George Street, opposite DFS Galleria). However, this is a Hop-On-Hop-Off tour, you may join or exit to any of the bus stop.

Q. On which days does the Sydney Big Bus tour operates?

A. Sydney Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off bus operates daily. Fantasea Cruise operates from Wednesday to Sunday only.

Q. Are the Big Bus Sydney buses wheelchair or stroller accessible?

A. Yes, the lower deck of Sydney Big Bus are wheelchair and stroller accessible. There is s space for 1 wheelchair or stroller .

Q. Is the live guide available on the Bus and which language is the commentary available?

A. No, the live guide is not available on board, however , you will have an access to pre-recorded commentary which is available in 8 languages - English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver.

Q. How does the Sydney Big Bus Hop-On-Hop Off tour works?

A. When you make a purchase through our website, you will receive a confirmed booking voucher. Show the printed or smart voucher to staff at our bus stops. Your voucher will be exchanged for a ticket which must be kept until the end of the tour. As long as your ticket is still valid you can get on and off the bus as often as you like at any station along the route.

Customer Reviews

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Mark Willington
2024-05-27

This is the way to see the best bits of Sydney if you only have a couple days. Very good frequency and staff very helpfu... Read More

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Mark Willington
2024-05-27

This is the way to see the best bits of Sydney if you only have a couple days. Very good frequency and staff very helpful. Shout out to Cherie at station site.

Mark Willington
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Elsa Thornley
2024-03-06

I would highly recommend the 48 hour ticket if you want to do this properly. It gives you the time to pick and choose yo... Read More

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Elsa Thornley
2024-03-06

I would highly recommend the 48 hour ticket if you want to do this properly. It gives you the time to pick and choose your destinations and spend enough time at each one to make the visit worthwhile. Definitely start early! I personally would do the ferry trips separately but then I had time on my side. A great way to get to know the city and its beaches in an easy to manage formula. Some of the audio modules weren't working which was very annoying as you rely on them to find out where you are.

Elsa Thornley
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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