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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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Drink In History and explore Sydney's most historic settlement on The Rocks Pub Walk. This 2.5 hour small group historical walking tour visits four of Sydney's oldest pubs, stopping for a drink of craft beer, wine or cider in each. Discover the myths, meet the legends of Sydney's oldest pubs!
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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Was given this for my birthday last year. Went with a mate who also received one for his birthday. (Think the wife's got together on this). We had the best afternoon. Learnt a lot about pubs in The Rocks . Great guide and very informative....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a three night stay in Sydney and this was the part of our time there that we were most excited for. Long story short, they cancelled on us the day of the tour because we were the only people who booked for that...More

Thank bengilberts
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

G'day Ben Thanks for submitting a review and we apologise we were not able to run the tour on the day due to not reaching minimum numbers. We never cancel a tour without notice and may recall that we initially contacted you four days prior...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time, thanks to Col (Colin). We appreciated his enthusiasm for Australian history, especially of The Rocks area and Sydney. Colin took us to 4 pubs and had amazing stories and history for each place. He made us want to learn more...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Barb A
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'day Barb Thanks so much for your feedback. We are proud to call Col a 'Dave' and it's honestly no surprise to us to hear that you enjoyed his passion and storytelling. He's a true local who loves sharing a few grand tales, over a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night thanks to Dave’s Travel & Events. Gaz was a great guide and a first class beer connoisseur. Top Notch 👍🏻

Thank T4331IBmattp
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the pub tour with Gaz, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Cheers

Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Loved this walking tour of the Rocks, and to get a bit of history of the area, all presented by our guide, Cole, in a funny and enthusiastic and engaging way. Loved it! As a Aussie I have always lacked in history of our own...More

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GazakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your pub tour with Col. We love hearing when Aussie's learn a few things on our tours about their own backyards. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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Bob Z
December 4, 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
October 17, 2018|
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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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