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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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The Rocks, Australia

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the history of Sydney on a 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl in The Rocks. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you to four of Sydney's oldest pubs where you try a different glass of craft beer, cider, or wine in each venue. Learn about the early days of the British colony in Australia and hear the stories of these old-time pubs as you enjoy their rich atmosphere and tasty drinks.
  • Visit four pubs and have a drink in each one
  • Take in the history of Sydney in the places where the city was founded
  • See historic buildings and hear about legendary residents of The Rocks
  • Learn about The Rocks' best pubs from an informative guide
Beverages
Professional guide
Harts Pub 20% discount!
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

5 Essex St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Return Details

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Rocks Pub Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "hours of just drinks, starting at 6:30, is a bit rough." See review
  • "And be aware that the walking portion is up and down hills, stairs and at a fast pace." See review
  • "If you don’t like beer, you can have a glass of wine instead" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great way to see “The Rocks” historic area and enjoy craft beer
Thomas
, Feb 2020
This walking tour is a great way to visit historic “The Rocks” Sydney neighborhood and enjoy craft beer at 4 pubs. Our guide Adam had a wealth of history about the Rocks as well as knowledge of the beer at each stop. If you don’t like beer, you can have a glass of wine instead
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks heaps for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent pub tour with Adam. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words. cheers
star-5
great beer and walking tour!
Janet_L
, Feb 2020
This was a fun and informative tour with drinks!! Our guide Gaz was the best! He was funny, friendly and very knowledgable. There were just 5 of us on the tour so it was a nice small group. We learned a lot about the area and got to try some great local brews. I definitely would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys a cold beer!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
G'day Janet. Thanks heaps for the recommendation, and the 5 star review. It's great to hear you learned a few local tales, and were able to enjoy some great local ales on your pub tour of The Rocks. Cheers
star-5
Beering history
hermannpieters
, Feb 2020
Great tour with our guide Gaz- he knows his Beer, his history, his pubs- Fantastic story teller- will definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks heaps for the recommendation, and for the 5 star review. Cheers
star-5
Worth it
handy727
, Feb 2020
Good time had by me, wife & 30yr son. Col was genuinely enthusiastic & informative. His beer selects were right on.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent pub tour of The Rocks with Col. He certainly does know his beer and history, and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Cheers
star-4
The Rocks
hmazer728
, Feb 2020
Great fun. Rob was very expressive and full of little known history of old Sydney. Some snacks at each pub would have been nice.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks heaps for sharing your thoughts on your recent pub tour of The Rocks with Rob. He's a great guide, and we're lucky to have as part of the team. With regards to the inclusion of snacks, we have considered this, however we feel this would result in an added cost to you, the customer, and we have tried very hard to keep the cost of the tour as low and appealing as possible. We do agree that food should be included, which is why we have added a meal deal as an optional add on, to be enjoyed either before or after the tour. Cheers
star-5
a fun evening
kalman B
, Nov 2019
we had Gregg (of Dave's Tours) - he was excellent. a lot of fun, great interaction; a lot of info besides the tastings. my only criticism (but i still rate this a 5) was that there should be some snacks or light bites. 2 - 3 hours of just drinks, starting at 6:30, is a bit rough.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
G’day Kalman. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your recent pub tour with Gregg. With regards to the inclusion of food, we understand that 2-3 hours can seem like a long time, and this is why we do have a meal option which can be purchased as an additional extra on the tour. This enables you to have a meal, either before or after the tour. It’s great to hear you enjoyed Gregg’s commentary on the night. Cheers 🍻
star-5
Excellent Walking Tour!!
ChelZ43
, Nov 2019
This is a wonderful mix of history about the Rocks and early Sydney settlement/life as well as a great pub tour with some excellent choices of Australian beer. Our guide, Rob, was fantastic! He knew a ton about the history of the Rocks as well as the pubs we visited and general Australian history as well. We really enjoyed our time with him. Only thing to note is that this is a 3 hour tour! Not 2.5 as Viator claims.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks heaps for taking the time to review tour recent pub tour with Rob. We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. Glad you appreciated the historical content, along with the quality local Aussie beers. We do apologise for the tour running over schedule. This can happen from time to time, especially on weekends and if the pubs are busy. We’ll be sure to pass on your kind words to Rob. Cheers
star-5
LindaM
lindabilliem
, Nov 2019
This was a great tour and a great way to start our Australia cruise. Lots of historic information. Our tour guide made this tour a lot of fun.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
G’day Linda. Great to hear you enjoyed your recent pub tour of The Rocks, and thanks for the 5 stars. Glad we could kick off your Australian cruise on a high. Hope it continues for you. Cheers.
star-5
Excellent walking tour
debwilson2019
, Nov 2019
This was really good fun. We had a walk around the Rocks with a stop in 4 pubs with drinks provided in each one. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A great introduction to the area and we revisited some of the pubs again during our stay in Sydney. Recommended!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks for the 5 star review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your walk around The Rocks. It's a fascinating part of Sydney, rich in history, dating back to the first arrival of Europeans in Australia. It's no real surprise to us to hear that you went back to the pubs. They themselves are a living reminder of our past, you might call them 'interactive museums'. Cheers
star-5
Really fun
jeannekeal
, Jul 2019
Our guide really knew both the history of the pubs and the area, but a lot about beer as well. We really enjoyed the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Cheers

Product code: 30548P2

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