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Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

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Come on an all-inclusive journey to Sydney's oldest and most charismatic pubs as you wander through Australia’s oldest neighbourhood, The Rocks. With dinner and drinks all included, you will be “Edutained” by an expert, local, passionate guide as you venture into the heart of Australian pub culture, and experience first-hand how much these charming locations have shaped Aussie culture.

Maximum group size: 16 travelers
  • Visit five heritage pubs for Aussie drinks and a gourmet pizza dinner
  • Learn about Sydney through the lens of its oldest district, the Rocks
  • Get exclusive access to a rooftop with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour
  • Join an entertaining guide who serves up Sydney’s history with a twist
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Australian Hotel in Sydney’s historical Rocks neighborhood, where you begin your walking tour of five heritage pubs. At each stop, choose to drink a glass of Australian craft beer, cider, or wine. The included dinner has a choice of gourmet pizzas with Australian-inspired toppings such as kangaroo, emu, or crocodile, in addition to more conventional meats and vegetarian options. Throughout the evening, your guide shares the history of the Rocks, the story of three pubs that all claim to be Sydney's oldest, and other entertaining tales from the past and present. Learn about former organized crime in the area, and find secret tunnels used for rum smuggling and other shady business. Traveling with your guide also provides access to places that are closed to the general public, including a historical convict jail cell and a rooftop that overlooks Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline.
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Important Information
Departure Point
100 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional, local guide
  • 5 drinks
  • Dinner
  • Group photos
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was one of my favorite tours in Sydney! Gaz was awesome, told funny stories and some history too! I really enjoyed learning about the history of not only Sydney but Australia as well! I would definitely do this tour again. We had a small group of us and even hung out after
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Thanks so much the 5 star review. Glad you enjoyed the history, and we absolutely love hearing when strangers become friends on our tours. We do hope we get to share a few more local ales & tales with you in the near future. Cheers
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I messed up on which day our reservations were for the pub crawl. Came in a day early. The host, Dave, was kind enough to add us to a group of college students from Pennsylvania and their chaperones who were welcoming. The pub crawl was great because you get to learn about
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review your pub tour. We are thrilled that we were able to accommodate you on the night, and that you enjoyed the evening. Cheers
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A very old pub in the rocks area of Sydney. I used to drink here from 1978 to 1985 then on and off over the past decades. This review is from the solo drinker. I have been coming here every other Saturday for a few years at the end of a reasonable walk around Sydney town
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Mark K (4 reviews) West Union, Iowa, USA Loved our historic Sydney pub crawl! Very educational and tasty beers! Gaz was a great tour guide! Made it really fun and time flew. Highly recommended when in Sydney
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We had a fun night! We really are not city people but this was a fun way to see and learn a little about Sydney. Gaz was a great host and very knowledgeable! Great beer and pizza!
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner
Responded 11 Aug 2019
G'day Tina Thanks for your kind words. We love that you were able to get something out of the tour, and that the local beer and pizza was to your liking. Cheers
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