Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

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Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour
from AUD $119.90
Combine two great Sydney experiences into one with a hop-on hop off Sydney Harbour cruise and a hop-on hop-off city bus tour, including a Free Walking Tour. The ferry pass is valid for 2-days and the Premium Big Bus ticket is valid for 48-hours. Explore Sydney and Bondi aboard an open-top double-decker bus and visit sites such as the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Chinatown and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The included Free Walking Tour with the Big Bus Premium Ticket takes you through on of Sydney's most historic neighbourhoods, The Rocks. On your Sydney Harbour cruise, ferry ticket covers travel between Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly and Shark Island. This is the perfect way to experience the best of Sydney!
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In Brief

Sydney, Australia
420 to 2,880 minutes
Important InfoInfo

Hop on Hop off Harbour Explorer

Route Duration: 7 hours

Stops on the Hop on Hop off Harbour Explorer:
  • Wharf 6
  • Taronga Zoo Wharf
  • Shark Island
  • Watsons Bay
  • Manly
  • Barangaroo
  • Darling Harbour, Pier 26
  • Luna Park Sydney
Attractions on the Hop on Hop off Harbour Explorer:

Darling Harbour / The Star Sydney / The Rocks / Royal Botanic Garden Sydney / Manly Beach / Sydney Harbour / Captain Cook Cruises / Watsons Bay / Luna Park Sydney

Operates: First departure on the 2 Day Hop on Hop off Harbour Explorer commences at 9.15 am with frequent trips around the harbour with the last service departing 4.25 pm. Timetable subject to change.

Big Bus 48hr Premium Ticket

Route Duration: 2 days

Stops on the Big Bus 48hr Premium Ticket:
  • St Mary's Cathedral
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Australian Museum
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Bondi Beach
  • Centennial Park
  • Rose Bay
  • Central Grand Concourse
  • Paddington
  • El-Alamein Memorial Fountain
Attractions on the Big Bus 48hr Premium Ticket:

Powerhouse Museum / Sea Life Sydney Aquarium / The Star Sydney / Sydney Fish Market / Australian National Maritime Museum / The Rocks

Operates: The City tour commences 8.30am with the last service at 6pm. Services are frequent, every 20 minutes with a tour duration of 1 hour & 45 minutes. The Bondi tour commences 9.30am with the last service at 6pm. Services on this tour are frequent, every 30 minutes with a tour duration of 1 hour & 30 minutes.


  • 2-day Hop-on Hop-off ferry pass (calendar days)
  • 48 Hour Premium Big Bus Ticket, including Free Walking Tour


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket is valid for the entire day
  • Please note the 2-day Hop-on-Hop-off cruise must be done on the first two days, and the 48hr bus ticket can be redeemed on any day on the following 7 days
  • Please note: You must visit your local tour company to collect your Hop-On Hop-off vouchers before you are able to board Hop-On Hop-Off bus and vessel
  • Please note: Entrance fees to attractions is not included in your ticket price
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent tour, bus always on time. Great tour. Wonderful way to see the city of Sydney Australia and all the sights.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
Captain Cook Sydney Harbor tour is a no nonsense sailing excursion around the Sydney Harbor is a must - you will see Sydney as few visitors to Sydney do! The Hop on Hop off bus is excellent, also a must to get an overview of Sydney and the greater area. Book them both and get a free 90-minute tour of "The Rocks". Love this city and the introduction these tours provides us. We spent 2-weeks in Sydney - this is one of the worlds great cities!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Wonderful flexible way to see Sydney! The cruise of the harbor was a fun way to get to the zoo Especially loved the walking tour with Col
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Excellent service going all the way to Manly Bay and seeing the beauty of the city. Highly recommend to have camera ready and jump off and check out the beaches along the way - wish you luck in seeing 'nude person at the nude beach.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great way to start our day after traveling all night. To start on the water on a hot day was perfect!!!! Great buy for the money.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2018
Had a wonderful time. Great excursion and the cost was very affordable. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Great way to see everything in Sydney and get to the best places I would recommend this
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
The tickets must be picked up from Captain Cook Cruises office which is next to the Sealife Aquarium, 9.30am -5.30pm.We started with the HOHO Cruise from Darling Harbour Pier 26 at 9.30am. The boat was big and comfortable. There is a person announcing the stops and describing the point of interest. We stopped at Taronga Zoo and spent 6 hours there.The next day we did the HOHO Bus Tour. We were given a set of earphones and can listen to the point of interest along the way. We stopped at Australian Museum and Powerhouse Museum. Overall, this is the best way to visit the city with limited time. Recommended!
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
A great combo trip. The details of getting tickets in exchange for our voucher was smooth. We arrived at Pier 6 at Circular Quay and promptly got our cruise tickets and hop on hop off passes. The cruise was good and gave us good photo opportunities as we went past the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Next day we undertook the trip on hop on hop off bus from a Circular Quay. Would recommend to anybody with limited time in Sydney.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
Its wonderful to take the ferries to the different locations. Great views of the harbor. Bus was great as well. Good way to see the city.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
This was a bargain tour, two days of fun and sightseeing, enjoying the Taronga Zoo from our harbor cruise, and the beautiful sights from the waters of Sydney Harbor. On our city bus tour, we stopped at many places, most importantly the Becker Minty Art Gallery, and loved it. We loved the great restaurant choices along the waterfront in Sydney, and tasted many wines, and fabulous gelatos.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
Very convenient and a great way to just tour the city.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
A great way to see to see Sydney and the harbour. The buses were clean, had running commentary and were on time. The views from the cruise were spectacular.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
Great way to see the city!
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
The company that runs the hop on/hop off service owns the monopoly. It is very well run and thru Viator you can get a discount. It was nice to already have our vouchers. The cruise portion on Viator advertises for 24 hours but when we got there they said we would have 48 hours- which was really good. We used it for our transportation services.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2018
Both the bus and cruise parts of the ticket were fantastic, real value for money. Make sure you take your hat and sun cream, the top deck gets pretty hot!!
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
Very good value as we could use the pass for 2 whole days for the cruise and so could visit the Taronga Zoo and still go to Manly Beach! And the bus also allowed us a tour of the many interesting places around the city at leisure.another 2 days pass worth.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
Tour included 2 days hop on hop off of the Ferry plus one day on bus. Was perfect combination. Worth eating at Doyle's Restaurant at Watson Bay stop.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2017
This was a good way to experience the Sydney sights over 2 days and as our train look us to Circular Quay thats where we started. The cruise was great fun with interesting commentary and we combined it with a visit to Sealife which was fab. We didn't realise that to get to Darling Harbour where Sealife, Madame Tussauds and Wildlife Zoo are situated involved à boat transfer so a timetable and explanation would have been helpful at the start. All staff were very helpful so If in doubt just ask! On day 2 we took the bus tour from Circular Quay and hopped off at Darling Harbour to visit the Wildlife Zoo, another great and well organised attraction. We continued on the bus and started round again as we'd missed the Sydney Tower Eye stop. This is another great attraction and well worth a visit for the panoramic views of the city. A huge thank you to all staff who are involved as you made our trip to Sydney very special:
• Submitted 22 Dec 2017
Absolutely the best way to get an overview of the city and harbour and then you hop off and visit!! I only regret not buying longer passes!
• Submitted 19 Dec 2017
This was the best and easiest way to see Sydney in 2 days. Many folks on tripadvisor recommended using the Opal Card and stated that there would be lots of traffic in the city. This was not true for our trip. This was a great way to get around and the included harbor cruise was fantastic, just a bit chilly on the water on November 14, 2017. I have used these types of tourism venues in many cities and they have proven to me, the best way to get around in a short period of time. I found it cheaper to book via VIATOR, as the cost of the bus tour alone, was 75 through our hotel.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2017
This is a great way to see a large area of Sydney from both water and land. To maximize your experience I'd recommend familiarizing yourself with the ferry and bus schedules beforehand in order to understand transfers.
• Submitted 23 Nov 2017
This combo tour was a great way to see all the highlights of the harbor and city. If you have the time, you can get off at so many different places to explore and learn of Sydney's history.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
Seeing we only had a short visit in Sydney before our cruise, we wanted to see as much as we could. The bus gave us a perfect chance to get an overview of this wonderful city. We used the harbor cruise pass to go to Manly Beach, the Zoo, Circular Quay, the Aquarium, the Opera House, and just to do some sightseeing. What a great time we had! Worth every penny!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2017

In Brief

Sydney, Australia
420 to 2,880 minutes

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