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

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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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
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30548P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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
  • 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
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
  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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
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jllacy
Sydney, Australia42 contributions
great pubs - great history
Jun. 2021
What a fantastic Saturday afternoon with Robbie as our guide. We got to enjoy the pubs - the beer and also got to learn the backstories on these pubs. It was so relaxed and informative. Thank you Daves Tours & to Robbie for such a great outing.
Written 12 June 2021
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Relax63593090674
Cheers for the 5 stars and we'll let Rob know he did a 'bang up' job! Regards, Gregg
Written 14 June 2021
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monikaneilen
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
History and Pubs with quality vino
May 2021
It really was a partly Historical tour. If you drove past you'd have missed out on knowing what we learnt. Including an Archeological Dig site! The Pubs visited were pretty great too!!
Written 11 June 2021
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Relax63593090674
Thanks for the 5 stars Monika, glad to have you on tour! Regards, Gregg
Written 14 June 2021
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Charlie O
1 contribution
Worth the money
May 2021 • Solo
My brother Terence and I did the tour last night and Adam was out tour guide, he made the experience really fun and it was very informative. I've also done the Dave's tour in Newcastle which was also great it's a shame Dave's don't have a Hobart or Melbourne tour.
Written 22 May 2021
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Relax63593090674
Cheers for the review Terence! Never say never about a Melbourne or Hobart tour.... Regards, Gregg
Written 24 May 2021
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Mark H
Coolangatta, Australia26 contributions
Fun, friendly & interesting
I was in Sydney solo & went on this tour on a Saturday night with Robbie as our Guide.
We were greeted and looked after so well. A nice mix of information throughout the tour on history of The Rocks, the pubs & beer.
Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A fun way to meet some nice people & share a night out if travelling solo.
Written 12 May 2021
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Relax63593090674
Cheers for the 5 star review Mark. We'll pass this on to Rob! Reagrds, Gregg
Written 17 May 2021
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Nigel A
Merimbula, Australia13 contributions
Great tour, lot's of fun
Mar. 2021
We went on the Rocks Pub Walking tour. It was great. We organised it short notice and they fitted us in. Robbie was a great host and very knowledgeable. The beers and food were great and we really enjoyed the whole experience.
Written 6 April 2021
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Relax63593090674
Thanks Nigel, your're a legend and we'll pass on to Rob! Reagrds, Gregg
Written 24 May 2021
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Jane M
2 contributions
A bit of history, a bit of walking and a few drinks. Perfect!
Mar. 2021 • Friends
We had a brilliant night, walking around The Rocks with our knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Adam. If you like history, walking and a couple of drinks for good measure, then this is the tour for you. Adam entertained us with stories about each of the pubs we visited and the area in general. We also sampled some craft beers at each stop. It was well organised with tables reserved for us at each pub.
Thanks Adam.
Written 15 March 2021
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Relax63593090674
Thanks Jane,glad you enjoyed the night and we'll let Adam know he does a good job being a 'Dave'! Regards, Gregg
Written 24 May 2021
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Campbell M
Margaret River, Australia3 contributions
BRILLIANT!!!!
Dec. 2020
Robbie was/is a brilliant guide full of information and interesting anecdotes told in an entertaining way. The tour was extremely relaxed and as there were only 3 people on the tour, it felt like 4 mates heading around the Rocks enjoying each other's company.
Written 23 December 2020
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Relax63593090674
Loved the you loved the tour and we'll let Robbie know he did a bang up job! Regards, Gregg
Written 24 May 2021
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Gayle Hannan
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Although I am from Sydney I thoughly enjoyed the Rocks history and pub tour.
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Not rushed and great hearing the history. Although I am from Sydney I thoughly enjoyed the Rocks history and pub tour and recommend.
Written 5 December 2020
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GaryakaDave
Thanks heaps for the 5 stars and the kind words. We love it when locals enjoy ans appreciate learning the history of their own backyards. Thanks also for supporting local tourism. Cheers
Written 9 December 2020
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RochelleVosges
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Craig was a blast!
Had an absolutely amazing time! It was just me, my significant other and our delightful tour guide Craig. He was just one in a million and each pub story he told us was so detailed and his enthusiasm and excitement is infectious and just rubs off on you! A wonderful way to not only experience a tour personalised to the poeple on it but an amazing way to uncover the history of Sydney and the Rocks!
Written 21 November 2020
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GaryakaDave
Thanks heaps for the 5 stars, and for letting us know much you enjoyed your time with Craig on our Pub Tour of The Rocks. He's a passionate story teller, and we feel privileged to be able to call him a 'Dave'. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words, and we hope to see you again on one of other tours soon. Thanks also for supporting local tourism. Cheers
Written 23 November 2020
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James G
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Great mix of history and beer!
My wife and I were in Sydney for the first time. Decided on a pub tour to see some historic pubs and try a few beers. Adam our guide was fantastic, and was very knowledgeable about the pubs, beers and history of the area. The stories were fun, and the choice of pubs great. Highly recommended!
Written 28 October 2020
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Relax63593090674
Thanks for the review mate, pleasure having you on the tour! Regards, Gregg
Written 29 October 2020
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Great way to spend an arvo!
Gaz took us for a great tour around Sydney’s Inner West breweries, stopping at Batch, Stockade and Sauce. Got to go
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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 tour, fun day, good excersise would highly recommend Sam the tour guide was great. Could listen to him all d
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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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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
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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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
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
Ross P
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
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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