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Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

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    What to Expect
    Join a walking tour visiting The Rocks picturesque historic sites and hear the tales about ordinary people who did extraordinary things and so began the compelling story of British Australian settlement! The secrets are alive in the Sandstone.

    The Rocks Walking Tours’ specialist trained local guides provide walking tours within the heart of historic and picturesque Rocks precinct, departing daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm from a handy location within The Rocks

    The tour is conducted within intimate groups of no more than 25 people for a duration of 90 minutes covering approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) at a leisurely pace. You will be captivated by the charm of this special place and the commentary will intrigue and entertain you!

    Your Rocks walking tour will include the shoreline of sparkling Sydney Cove, spectaular harbour views of Sydney's Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cadman's Cottage -- Sydney CBD's oldest surviving cottage built in 1816, Campbell's Cove a beautiful, intimate cove offering fantastic views of Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Campbells Cove wharves, Argyle Cut and the Garrsion Church, officially known as the Church of Holy Trinity, built in the1840s.

    Within The Rocks historic precinct you will wander through George Street, Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Rocks Square, Playfair Street, Foundation Park, Suez Canal and Nurses Walk and much more!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Rocks Walking Tours, Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets Shop 5 - Clocktower Square, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 90 minute guided walking tour
    • Specialist trained guide with expertise in & around The Rocks
    • Umbrella (if required)
    • Guide has amplification for ease in hearing commentary
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Port pickup and drop-off (provided for private bookings)
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children and Infants must be accompanied by an adult
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved covering approx. 1.2 miles (2km) at the pace of the groups participants
    • Small groups (no more than 25 people)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress to the predicted weather conditions appropriate for an outdoor activity
    • Comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water suggested
    • Tour encompasses uneven surfaces, cobblestones, worn sandstone flagging and steps; while these elements of the tour have never been considered to be strenuous by most people, for others this may be considered as an unsuitable activity.
    • Tour is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a powered wheelchair/ scooter
    • Meeting point is easily accessible on foot for cruise arrivals/ shore excursions
    • Wheelchair (manual) and pram friendly route
    • Toilet facilities accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great walking tour by Vicky! She knew her stuff! Interesting to learn about the convict history of Sydney.
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    Great tour with our guide Julie. Very knowledgeable. Patient with all of our questions. Very concerned with our comfort. Added a bonus trip along the waterfront since no cruise ships were docked.
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    Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted you enjoyed your time with Julie discovering Sydney's oldest neighbourhood.
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    Had a lovely 90+ minute walking history lesson of Sydney’s early start. Our guide Anne was so knowledgeable and passionate about everything we saw. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Sydney!
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    As an Australian, there was just so much that I learnt today that I didn't know! Brian is knowledgeable, humorous, and just so entertaining! This hour and a half will make your Sydney trip all the more memorable; leaving you connected to this beautiful city, with a wealth of
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    Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
    Responded 2 Sep. 2019
    Delighted that you enjoyed your time with Brian. His passion and knowledge of The Rocks and Sydney's colonial history is amazing and he loves sharing it with the guests on his tours. Thank you for your review and 5 stars.
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    I had such a great time leaning the history of Sydney. Our guide Vickie was incredibly knowledgeable and obviously has a passion for the history of Sydney. So was also so incredibly kind and even showed me my way to the train. Such a sweet person. Definitely would recommend.
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    Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
    Responded 4 Jul. 2019
    Vickie loves history and is a delightful person to work with
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    By: The Rocks Walking Tours
    Rick from Canada
    20
    Wonderful tour, great guide.
    My wife and I took the tour with our guide Julie. We were a small group, five people, so Julie was able to take
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    PKEM
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    14062
    See unseen parts of The Rocks
    We were on a short trip to Sydney and wanted to learn something about The Rocks area. We struck gold with Brian,
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    Victoria Lily
    10
    Brian was amazing!
    Me and my friend Hannah did the walking tour and loved it! We were very impressed with how much our tour guide
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    Dellis H
    10
    Vicki is amazing
    Loved this tour! Vicki is warm and friendly, knowledgeable and just fun to spend the morning with. I wonderful way
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    Steve T
    53
    Sydney Rocks walking tour
    Great walking tour by Vicky! She knew her stuff! Interesting to learn about the convict history of Sydney.
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    ScottieGirl90
    3040
    Great Historical Tour
    The Rocks Walking Tour was a great way to learn more about the European settlement of Australia. Brian was our
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    Loismauro
    Ardmore, Pennsylvania
    20
    The ins and outs of The Rocks history
    We took this tour Feb 13 with Anne. She was very knowledgeable, and really made the history of the Rocks very
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    Christian K
    Frankfurt, Germany
    60
    Exceptional knowledgeable and friendly guide
    We had the honour of having Alex as our guide along the tour. Besides the walk being really I terracing and
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    blindsay54
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    3318
    Fabulous despite pouring rain!
    My husband and I booked the morning tour for Friday 7th February. We awoke to torrential rain but the tour was
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    katykay217
    West Malling, United Kingdom
    208
    History brought to life on this excellent tour
    Excellent walking tour of the Rocks area of Sydney. Alex, our guide was informative, entertaining and extremely
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