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The Rocks Walking Tours Signature History and Pub tour

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2 Hour Group Tour Up to 10 people
A$450

The Rocks Walking Tours Signature History and Pub tour

Join Sydney’s Original The Rocks Walking Tour, established 1978, as our professional guide takes you on a 2-hour/ 2.5 hour leisurely walk through Sydney’s colonial district getting you up close & personal with the living history and British heritage of The Rocks. Wander through hidden alleys and laneways and hear stories about the many characters and rogues that called The Rocks home.

The arrival of the British in Australia in 1788 brought not only convicts but also its drinking habits from back home in England. And so began a way of life for both convicts and gaolers trying to survive a foreign land as “rum” provided not only entertainment and escape but became a form of currency in the colony.

Some of the stories you will learn about are the

  • ‘six o’clock swill’
  • which pub is really Sydney’s first pub?
  • what was the “Blow My Skull Off” cocktail that was popular with sailors in the 1800’s
  • Sydney’s first brewer

Tour finishes at The Hero of Waterloo Hotel with a tour of the haunted cellar and an ice-cold beverage sharing stories around the bar.

Book online or call to book a time of your choice

2-hour tour: one pub stop
Cost: $450.00 per group + $10 per person beverage charge
Drink selection: Schooner of beer; house red or white wine; soft drink

Call to book a time of your choice

2-hour tour: two pub stops, finishing at the Hero of Waterloo
Cost: $500.00 per group + $20 per person beverage charge
Drink selection: Schooner of beer; house red or white wine; soft drink