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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour provided by Dave's Pub Walks

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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
5 Essex St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Harts Pub 20% discount!
  • Entry/Admission - The Rocks
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nigel A wrote a review Apr 2021
Merimbula, Australia13 contributions16 helpful votes
We went on the Rocks Pub Walking tour. It was great. We organised it short notice and they fitted us in. Robbie was a great host and very knowledgeable. The beers and food were great and we really enjoyed the whole experience.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Jane M wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had a brilliant night, walking around The Rocks with our knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Adam. If you like history, walking and a couple of drinks for good measure, then this is the tour for you. Adam entertained us with stories about each of the pubs we visited and
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Campbell M wrote a review Dec 2020
Margaret River, Australia3 contributions
Robbie was/is a brilliant guide full of information and interesting anecdotes told in an entertaining way. The tour was extremely relaxed and as there were only 3 people on the tour, it felt like 4 mates heading around the Rocks enjoying each other's company.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Gayle Hannan wrote a review Dec 2020
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Not rushed and great hearing the history. Although I am from Sydney I thoughly enjoyed the Rocks history and pub tour and recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thanks heaps for the 5 stars and the kind words. We love it when locals enjoy ans appreciate learning the history of their own backyards. Thanks also for supporting local tourism. Cheers
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RochelleVosges wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Had an absolutely amazing time! It was just me, my significant other and our delightful tour guide Craig. He was just one in a million and each pub story he told us was so detailed and his enthusiasm and excitement is infectious and just rubs off on you! A wonderful way to not
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Thanks heaps for the 5 stars, and for letting us know much you enjoyed your time with Craig on our Pub Tour of The Rocks. He's a passionate story teller, and we feel privileged to be able to call him a 'Dave'. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words, and we hope to see you again on one of other tours soon. Thanks also for supporting local tourism. Cheers
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572guyw
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Great way to spend an arvo!
Gaz took us for a great tour around Sydney’s Inner West breweries, stopping at Batch, Stockade and Sauce. Got to go
Qld4101
Qld4101
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Great afternoon
Great afternoon, Dave (Greg) kept our group entertained. As someone who lives in Sydney and spent time here it was
MartinM247
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A Very Pleasant Saturday Afternoon
I was impressed with the balance between history, geography, pub and beer information. It was all delivered by Greg
Gino_DiG
Gino_DiG
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Great fun with good beers and a little history lesson on The Rocks
Our host Greg did a great job of sharing a bit of history of the Rocks while leading tour to 4 great Sydney pubs.
989michellef
989michellef
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Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Rocks and 4 historic pubs with a nice group of people and Col, our fabulous & ch
Christopher B
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Blue mountains tour
Great tour, fun day, good excersise would highly recommend Sam the tour guide was great. Could listen to him all d
Juan V
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Blue Mountains & Wildlife Park, awesome day trip
Took the Blue Mountains & Wildlife Park Day Trip with this guys. Great experience. Everything went smoothly. Worth
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Great blue mountains tour from Sydney
I did the Blue mountains tour with Daves travel Group/Colorful Trips. We went to the wildlife park which was cool b
Cosmosvisit
Cosmosvisit
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Best fun in Sydney
Colin was our guide. What a bundle of energy and trivia. He lead us through the street and through beer selections
ldhoward20
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Must do tour while in Sydney
This is so fun. What better way to learn about the founding fathers/mothers of Sdyney than to pop into a historica
634derikm
634derikm
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A Must Do Activity for Someone Who Enjoys Beer and History
This tour gives a fantastic overview of the Sydney pub history including the debate over which pub is truly the old
aandl391
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Wet Inside and Out
Was the wettest day in Sydney for 30years(acc.to T.V News) the torrential rain eased to a drizzle in time for our w
Brynn B
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Great time!
A great way to spend an afternoon in Sydney! We’re in from out of the country and the tour was a great way to walk
Ross P
Ross P
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Fun facts of Balmain, Beer and an interesting walk
Its a quirky look at certain pubs in Balmain. Hidden gems with some interesting banter from Greg our guide about th
Karen B
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The Rocks Tour
We had a great time walking through an iconic part of Sydney learning about the history of The Rocks. Paul our guid
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