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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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2:30pm DepartureMost Popular
A 2.5 hour walking tour of historic area of The Rocks visiting 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs and enjoying some craft beers in between! Departing 2:30pm
From USD 69.47
6:30pm Departure with hat
A 2.5 hour walking tour of historic area of The Rocks visiting 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs and enjoying some craft beers in between! Departing at 6:30pm and includes a Dave's Pub Walks Hat.
From USD 87.75
11:30am Departure 18:30
A 2.5 hour walking tour of historic area of The Rocks visiting 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs and enjoying some craft beers in between! Departing at 11:30am
From USD 69.47
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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.
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.
Reviews (73)
1 - 5 of 56 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
A fantastic tour. A must thing to do.

Went on the evening Rocks tour last night. It was absolutely fantastic. Our guide, Col, was just great. Very knowledgeable and amusing, telling some great tales about Sydney and the beers. There were just six people and this made it even better. Would certainly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lynneandkeith
Reviewed 4 days ago
Absolutely Fantastic Must Do

Fantastic tour, very entertaining host, loved the visits to the hidden gem pubs in the Rocks area!!! A must do activity to get the true flavour of the Rocks!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tripad438
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I didn’t know that!

What a great way to learn about about the birthplace of Australia A special mention to our guide for the day, Garth His knowledge, humour & easy style made the day even more memorable

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert & Terese J
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 stars Robert and Terese! We also like Garth's knowledge, humour and easy style around the office. Regards, Gregg

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
If You like Beer and Stories you will LOVE Daves

Our guide GAZ was super frienly, knowledgeable, told great tales of "The Rocks" and really knew the Pubs and the Beers. Gas gave us the cultural background of the Pubs and the Rocks area. If you do not drink beer, have a cider or soft...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Les M
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 stars Les! Thanks even more for giving Gaz a wrap as he is one of the best Dave's you can have on a tour. Also, you have inadvertently given us Gaz's new nickname when you typed his name as 'Gas' hahaha....More

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile
Rocks pub tour

Did this with social club event from work 17 of us with Gaz as our guide, I'm not a drinker so seems odd but the history and stories are great. We did a Sunday afternoon session. A selection of Aussie brewed beers ciders and wines...More

Thank Izzy1186
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Cheers for the review Izzy, glad we can entertain the non drinkers as well! Regards, Gregg, Gaz, Shane & Dave

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Bob Z
5 December 2018|
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Response from Gregg P | Property representative |
Hi Bob, Guests get a choice of a craft beer, wine, cider or soft drink in each of the 4 pubs we visit. Regards, Gregg
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Scotudy
18 October 2018|
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Response from Gregg P | Property representative |
Hi Scotudy, The start point, Harts Pub is 850 metres (half a mile) from the Overseas passenger Terminal and there is a little hill at the end to walk up. The last stop is usually The Lord Nelson and its about the same... More
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