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“Fabulous private tour with Suanne from Real Sydney Tours”
Review of Real Sydney Tours

Real Sydney Tours
Ranked #8 of 371 Tours in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Real Sydney Tours guarantees to show you Sydney and its surrounding areas the way locals see it. We take you to all the nooks and cranny's of this beautiful city exploring some secluded bays and beaches but also making sure you see some of Sydney’s most iconic sites. We include suprises along the way and your driver/guide will make this tour intimate, fun but also informative. We cover Sydney,the Blue Mountains and The Hunter Valley and can tailor tours to other areas specifically for you and your group. Ideal for couples, families and small groups.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand where we arranged tours in many of the cities we visited. Our last tour before leaving for home was with Suanne from Real Sydney tours. What a wonderful way to end our trip! Suanne worked with us via email prior to our tour to customize the day to suit to our own pace, interests and wishes. At our request she combined a trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park with many of the components of the Real Sydney tour described on her website. Suanne was attentive to our input throughout the day, further adjusting our activities to optimize our experience as she got to know us better. The resulting tour was wonderful.

Suanne is a fabulous guide and was a great companion for the day. She is incredibly knowledgeable about Sydney and how to best navigate the area. We greatly enjoyed chatting with her and felt like we were all good friends by the end of the day. Suanne consistently went above and beyond what I would expect from a guide, always looking for ways to facilitate making our day as memorable, easy and enjoyable as possible. For example, holding purses and hats while we engaged the animals or took pictures, volunteering to take photos of the two of us together (she’s really good at this-her pictures of the two of us together are wonderful memories), providing classic Australian snacks midmorning as well as a goody bag for our trip on the ferry from Olympic Park, etc. Suanne expertly navigated Featherdale Wildlife Park for us, timing our visit to various areas to avoid the crowds and experience features we likely would not have found on our own. A few of the other many highlights of our day included lunch at the private Bondi Iceburgs club (we could go because Suanne is a member) which we believe has the best view of Bondi beach imaginable, and feeding the amazing birds who live in the wild near the lake at Centennial Park. Suanne also recommended unique and affordable places to eat for dinner when we asked, and these proved better alternatives than the concierges at our hotel had suggested. We give Suanne and Real Sidney Tours our highest recommendation; we are so grateful we booked our tour with them.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

There is no question that the two tours we did with Suanne from Real Sydney Tours were the highlight of our trip down under. From the minute we contacted her organisation with our queries she was on top of it. Our emails were answered promptly (not the case with lots of other emails we sent out) and she actually helped us to plan the most out of our days even when we were not with her. Our group of four spent a brilliant day around Sydney and we also opted to do the Blue Mountains Tour too. We notice another reviewer said it was value for money for the quality you get and we could not agreed more. A little more expensive then other tours, but for the little touches and personal service it was absolutely worth it. We also loved eating in some of Suanne's recommended restaraunts and we really felt like locals. We even became Sydney coffee experts thanks to her lesson on how to order our coffees. We cant thank you enough for giving us such a great time. The 4 Texans.

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Beyond the views, both Suanne and Nick made it a trip we will remember for ever. Nick was a great guide showing and explaining everything, making sure all of our crazy Texas questions were answered, and making sure my husband, parents and I were all very comfortable during the entire trip. Suanne made the booking process seamless, and not only took care of us while we were in Sydney but even offered a few tips for Melbourne. Definitely will recommend Real Sydney Tours to any and all friends and family ever making it to Sydney; already started the praise to other travelers in Melbourne.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This was one of the most amazing tours I have ever taken. We got to see so many different areas of Sydney that we would have never been able to see on a big group tour or by ourselves. Eddy was incredible, I felt like we started the tour with a guide and ended the tour with a friend. Not only is Eddy an amazing person he is an excellent guide with a vast knowledge of Sydney and its neighborhoods. I found myself comparing every other tour we took in Australia to this one and nothing could live up to The Real Sydney Tour. Suanne is so helpful, she helped us book the tour, gave us information we would need for Sydney and even emailed me after to make sure our tour went well, she goes above and beyond to make sure her customers are satisfied. If you don't take this tour when you are in Sydney you are going to miss out on something very special and you will regret it.

Thank Erin L
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SJG2011, Owner at Real Sydney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and thanks also for the great photos you posted. It was a treat to see our Olympic Pool in your photos...we always love going the extra mile and doing something that our Cient's particularly request. We are grateful to you for posting such positive comments and very happy that you chose to do a Real Sydney Tour with us. All the best

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have just taken a tour with Suanne from Real Sydney Tours and it was fantastic. She actually customised our day for us as we only had limited time and it went beyond our hopes. We did a visit to Featherdale Animal reserve and we caught a boat along a lovely river. We did lunch in a great pub and we even saw and fed some cockatoos. Its so hard to find such a personal experience and we are very grateful for all the planning and care Suanne took. The only hard part about all of this was to find free wifi in Sydney to write a review as we promised we would do this. Thanks for everything, it was great.

Thank AnnO257
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SJG2011, Owner at Real Sydney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

You are so sweet to take the time to write a review..especially after our talk about the wifi situation in Sydney. Our day worked out so well that we are going to incorporate The Real Sydney Tour plus Featherdale into our regular tour offerings, so we are really grateful to you for giving us the opportunity to present you with this customised tour. Just in the same week we had another couple do the same tour and it worked out great. They loved it and we loved it. We wish you all the best.

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