When Rum Ran the Rocks Sydney Walking Tour with Aussie Drinks

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Discover the Rocks from a local's perspective and learn about the neighborhood's rum-influenced history to its modern traditions. Best of all, you get enjoy drinks at a historic pub!

Highlights
  • Become an insider in the Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood
  • Hop between three unique local pubs, fuelled by tantalizing historical tales
  • Check out Sydney’s sights from a different perspective
  • Indulge in a few glasses of local craft beers

Description

Wind your way through the back alleyways, up the steps and back in time to uncover the stories and people who shaped this fledgling colony. Hear all about Sydney's oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all...rum!

As Australia's first neighborhood, the Rocks was literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. On this Sydney walking tour, carve out a narrative of this neighborhood's history, starting with the convicts that were forced to settle here and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.

Along the way, make pit stops at some classic local pubs in the heart of the Rocks. From there, explore the once seedy back alleyways, which today are very safe, of course, but still feature many great photo opportunities.

After a drink at another historical pub, delve deeper into some of the unique and most off-the-beaten-track parts of the Rocks as we visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia. Finish up our Sydney tour by enjoying one last beer back near where the tour began.

Please Note

  • Participants below 18 years old are not allowed to drink alcoholic beverages. Please have proof of age ID (driver's license or passport) with you on the tour.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour runs rain or shine. Participants are recommended to dress according to weather. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water, together with a long coat and an umbrella in case it rains.

Includes

  • 3 drink stops

  • English-speaking guide
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When Rum Ran the Rocks Sydney Walking Tour with Aussie Drinks

Duration: 3 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: 3 drink stops English-speaking guide

Love this tour. I was the only person booked and Lucy, tour guide, was just lovely. I did not at anytime feel like it was too much to do the tour just for me. So worthwhile and interesting. Shoutout to Lucy for being so fabulous

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Schedule

Starting time: 14:00 - 17:00 (Show more)
  • 13:45

    Meet Guide at Booking Centre

  • See Australia's Oldest Neighborhood

    Visit The Rocks, a historical area located in Sydney's city center which was cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above the city harbor.

  • Learn About The Rocks' History of Rum

    Hear stories about the history of the Rocks from when the convicts were forced to settle in this neighborhood and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship. Uncover stories about its first inhabitants, breweries and pubs.

  • Visit Local Pubs with Interesting Tales

    Make a stop at several classic local pubs in the heart of the Rocks. Visit the once seamy, but now safe, black alleyways where you can get your photos taken.

  • Indulge in Local Craft Beer

    Discover the most out-of-the-way areas of the Rocks as you visit an archaeological site in Sydney. End the night by enjoying a beer near the place where the tour began.

  • 16:30

    Tour ends at George Street

  • 16:50

    Meet Guide at Booking Centre

  • See Australia's Oldest Neighborhood

    The Rocks is a historical area located in Sydney's city center. The area was cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above the city harbour.

  • Learn About The Rocks' History of Rum

    Hear stories about the history of the Rocks from when the convicts were forced to settle in this neighborhood and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship. Uncover the stories about its first inhabitants, first breweries and earliest pubs.

  • Local Pubs with Interesting Tales

    Make a stop at several classic local pubs in the heart of the Rocks. Also, visit the once seamy, but now safe, black alleyways where you can get your photos taken.

  • Indulge in Local Craft Beer

    Discover the most out-of-the-way areas of the Rocks as you visit an archaeological site in Sydney. End the night by enjoying a beer near the place where the tour began.

  • 19:30

    Tour ends at George Street

  • (For Check-In) Booking Centre (Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) George St., the Rocks (George St, the Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 16:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Booking Centre (Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) George St., the Rocks (George St, the Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 16:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Booking Centre (Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000) Time: 16:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) George St., the Rocks (George St, the Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 19:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Booking Centre (Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000) Time: 16:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) George St., the Rocks (George St, the Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 19:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • Participants below 18 years old are not allowed to drink alcoholic beverages. Please have ID with proof of age (driver's license or passport) with you on the tour.

  • Tour will be operated with a maximum of 12 guests.

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Reviews

Love this tour. I was the only person booked and Lucy, tour guide, was just lovely. I did not at anytime feel like it was too much... to do the tour just for me. So worthwhile and interesting. Shoutout to Lucy for being so fabulous more

CityDiscovery

Alison was very informative, knew what she was talking about, we were very impressed with her knowledge. I would definite recommen...dation it to couples especially. We had a great time sampling the beer at Harts Pub! more

Rosemarie

Good local knowledge - could answer all questions

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