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

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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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
152Reviews
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A4wiseowl wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Great information about the history and culture of the Rocks. We had a great time sampling different Australian beers.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thanks heaps for the 5 stars. It's great to hear you enjoyed the history and local beers. Cheers
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Christophe S wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
As I was travelling alone, I thought I would give this a go. I actually know Sydney pretty well from previous visits but it was interesting to hear from “Dave” about how the city developed under colonial rule. Our guide (they are all called Dave for the purposes of the tour) is
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent pub tour with "Dave" (Craig). He's a fantastic guide, and a great entertainer. We'll definitely let him know how much you enjoyed his company, storytelling and songs on the night. Cheers
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2015AjayAtreya wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia485 contributions28 helpful votes
The trip is well planned and takes you through the lanes of the Rocks area - steeped in history. It makes for good information, interwoven with pit stops to sample varieties of brews across some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. An evening well spent!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent pub tour of The Rocks. It's a fascinating part of Sydney, and we love being able to showcase some of the lesser know alleys and lane ways to interested parties. We've said it before, and we'll say it again.....there's nothing wrong with learning a bit history with a drink in your hand. Cheers
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Erika H wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
I bought this as Xmas presents and we had a fun afternoon. We had GAZ as our guide and he took us locals to parts of the Rocks that we have never seen and heard the stories. We met a couple from Kentucky, so we introduced them well and truly to Aussie Pubs. We visited Harts,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thanks heaps for taking the time to review your recent pub tour of The Rocks. We love hearing when we have successfully shown locals a bit of their own backyard that they had not experienced before. Cheers
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Vickie B wrote a review Feb 2020
Louisville, Kentucky4 contributions
We did the rocks pub tour on our first full day in Sydney and it was just what we needed. Fun, entertaining and very informational. We were lucky enough to have some locals in our group and it turned out to be a great day. Thanks Gaz. TT and mimi.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Responded 24 Feb 2020
G'day TT and Mimi. Thanks heaps for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent pub tour of The Rocks. We love hearing when visitors get a chance to meet real locals on our tours. Cheers
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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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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
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Christopher B
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Great tour, fun day, good excersise would highly recommend Sam the tour guide was great. Could listen to him all d
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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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717tea
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Chantel D
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An absolutely amazing adventure
Garth was fantastic and made the group all feel so welcome. Asked questions and made personal conversation with eac
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vinoman
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Laughs in the Rocks
After a recommendation from a friend, we decided to book a Pub Crawl from Dave’s in Sydney. We are so happy we did.
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redoctober30
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Fun day of beer and history!
Such a fun tour with our guide Paul! A fantastic mingling of excellent beer, historical pubs, and the history of A
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Key Details
  • The Rocks, Dave's Pub Walks
  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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