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

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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Walking tour allows travelers to explore Sydney and The Rocks like a local
Duration:
2h 30m
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Harts Pub 20% discount!
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 5 Essex St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia Departure Point: Harts Pub - Look for your guide in Harts Pub with a Dave's shirt and hat. Address: Corner of Essex and Gloucester streets, The Rocks Return point: The tour finishes at The Lord Nelson Hotel, 500 metres from the meeting point
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Harts Pub 20% discount!
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 5 Essex St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia Departure Point: Harts Pub - Look for your guide in Harts Pub with a Dave's shirt and hat. Address: Corner of Essex and Gloucester streets, The Rocks Return point: The tour finishes at The Lord Nelson Hotel, 500 metres from the meeting point
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Additional information
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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159 reviews
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Craig W
5 contributions
I was fantastic. Pinno was tops too. I learned so much about our nations history. Thanks Dave’s Tours. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to take a tour from Pinno or Dave’s Tours
Written 6 August 2022
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Maureen
4 contributions
Friends
The amount of history that I learned from this tour was amazing. Great tour.. it's a must if you have the time!
Written 1 August 2022
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Cheers for the smashing review Maureen! Regards, Gregg
Written 2 August 2022
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Jjy380
Broadway, NC1 contribution
Had a great time exploring The Rocks and learning all about Sydney’s fascinating history. The tour guide Pino was very fun and full of wonderful stories. Highly recommend to anyone wishing to explore the historic Rocks district of the city and visit some beautiful pubs. The beer was great too!
Written 31 July 2022
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Cheers for the 5 stars guys, we'll pass on the review to the team and Pinno! Regards, Gregg
Written 1 August 2022
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Dave Dove
Goulburn, Australia225 contributions
Great night out in the Rocks with Craig from Dave's pub walks. We visited 4 pubs with dinner included. Craig is a fountain of knowledge and entertaining stories, some of them historical. Enjoyable night for everyone.
Written 22 July 2022
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Thanks for the 5 stars guys. Craig is a fountain of song as well, so hopefully you were a few beers in before the font was tapped! Regards, Gregg
Written 1 August 2022
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Suzanne P
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia87 contributions
Couples
This was an awesome experience. Each pub was unique and full of character. Craig is the best he was very informative, friendly and ensured the evening was fun and interesting. Craig is a far better tour guide than Pinno. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 22 July 2022
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Thanks for the 5 stars guys. Are you sledging Pinno without having done his tour? Thats the best and it has given the Dave's plenty of material on Pinno hahahaha! Regards, Gregg
Written 1 August 2022
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VSQ2015
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Couples
Pinno was very engaging & entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour & Pinno’s knowledge was excellent
Written 15 July 2022
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Thanks for the 5 stars guys, we'll pass it on to Pinno. Regards, Gregg
Written 17 July 2022
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pam c
13 contributions
Family
Loved this tour. We learned a lot about The Rocks and Australia while having fun. Highly recommend doing this if you are in Sydney. Dave was very knowledgeable and kept it interesting for myself and my 22 year old son.
Written 12 July 2022
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Cheers for the 5 stars guys and we're glad we can keep a 22yr old interested....the beers may have helped haha! Regards, Gregg
Written 14 July 2022
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Stueys-Crew
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
Pino led us around this magical part of Sydney. His historical knowledge about the area along with a bit of wit an humour made for a great night out, along with some great beer’s.
I would recommend this to anyone visiting Sydney and learn a bit about the convicts and settlement of Sydney.
Written 11 July 2022
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Thanks for the review Stuart! Hopefully we can see you on another tour some time soon! Regards, Gregg
Written 14 July 2022
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Yen Chie Lee
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Craig was simply amazing. Full of knowledge and jokes. He definitely filled our night with fun and laughter as well as knowledge. Worth it!
Written 4 July 2022
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Thanks for the swift review guys and thanks even more for braving the weather and being excellent Pub Walkers! Regards, Gregg
Written 4 July 2022
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Joey G
Honolulu, HI4 contributions
Couples
I can’t recommend Dave (Pino) and The Rocks walking pub tour enough. From start to finish, the experience was wonderful!! Dave not only gave a great history lesson about the area, he did so with humor and finesse that only a local can deliver. The walking pub tour is a great way to see Sydney and try great local beer. 10/10 recommend!
Written 3 July 2022
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Cheers for the 5 star ten out of ten review guys! Thanks for writing an awesome review, but i dunno about the 'finesse' part...it will go to Pinnos head haha! Regards, Gregg
Written 3 July 2022
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Great way to spend an arvo!
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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
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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.
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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
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Great blue mountains tour from Sydney
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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
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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
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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
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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
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