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Itinerary
This walking tour takes you to historic pubs in Sydney’s The Rocks neighborhood that you might not ordinarily find on your own. Follow a guide through the cobbled alleyways of the city’s oldest neighborhood to learn about the history of the British colony in Australia. Stop at four historic pubs, some of Sydney’s oldest, to sample a glass of beer or cider at each, giving you great ideas of where you’d like to return during the rest of your stay in Sydney.

Learn about diverse topics such as larrikin gangs, the bubonic plague outbreak, Australia’s first drink, and the origin of the six o’clock swill. Traveling with a small group of fellow drinks and history lovers allows you to enter the pubs unobtrusively and maintain an intimate atmosphere. You’re also guaranteed plenty of attention from your guide, with plenty of time to ask any questions.
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The Rocks
Dave's Pub Walks
Overview
Get to know Sydney's history and drinking culture on this walking tour through The Rocks neighborhood. Visit four of the oldest pubs in Sydney, savoring an included drink at each, and listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the British colony in Australia. A small group of fellow travelers ensures you'll get personalized attention from your guide and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Highlights
  • Walking tour allows travelers to explore Sydney and The Rocks like a local
  • In-depth commentary from a guide on the rich history of the neighborhood
  • Small group means an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions
  • Drink included at each stop in four of Sydney's oldest pubs
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All reviewsgreat beerfun tourhighly recommend this tourlocal historysense of humourgreat fungregggazbeersinsight
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Thanks Gary

Wow what a great way to spend the afternoon in Sydney. Drinking good beers, seeing the historical pubs (4 with an optional 5th), and learning so much about the history of the rocks/Sydney. Highlight though was Gary the tour guide. Top bloke👍

Thank JJB316
Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply Awesome!

Where to begin??? I am pretty finicky whenever I book a tour for my travel guests so often there are several emails to the operator ahead of time, making sure the experience will be something my VIPs will enjoy. The service and level of responsiveness...More

Thank ScubaXTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour

Such a great tour and fun to learn about the rocks in the pub atmosphere! Greg was knowledgeable and funny, and our group really enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank Laura B
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Laura, you're awesome! Regards, Gregg, Gaz & Dave

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great tour

What a great way to spend a few hours. Our guide was very informative about the Rocks area. Was fantastic to hear the stories about the seedy early days of the Rocks and about its history .,the pubs we visited made the trip worth while....More

Thank Geoff H
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars Geoff! Always happy to talk abour seedy history over a beer....its what we do! Regards, Gregg

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour excellent guide...

So much history in the rocks !! Nice to learn about the different pubs and the history behind them. We saw parts of the rocks that we would have never seen. This is a must do in Sydney.

Thank madtana97
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars and 'must do' recommendation, glad to have you on the tour!\ Regards, Gregg

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