Sydney

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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The Rocks Pub Walk
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Harts Pub
    Essex St &, Gloucester 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

End point

  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
    19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Reviews

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Great experience!
Polly_B, Apr 2024
Marina was an awesome guide, and we learned so much about Sydney and Australia history. I highly recommend!
The pubs were great with...
Casey_S, Apr 2024
The pubs were great with a variety of beers available, but the best part was our guide - Robin. She had extensive knowledge of the pubs, beer and history that made it a great experience. If you like beer and history, it's the tour for you.
Dave, Sydney and beer.
Steve_S, Mar 2024
Dave was a great host/guide. Related many anecdotes about the founding of Sydney, slang of Sydney and of course the beers of Sydney. We visited some of the oldest pubs there and learned alot about the Rocks. Well worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hey Steve! Glad to hear you had a great day with Dave. Thanks for joining us! Cheers, Cat
Beer and much more!
David_S, Mar 2024
Robin was an enjoyable guide. She knows her bar history! I highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants to understand what this area went thru just for a few beers! Cheers!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for taking the time to review! We've already passed this on and let Robyn know she is a 5 star guide. Cheers, Cat
Great Beer Walking Tour with “Dave’s”
Roxana_N, Mar 2024
Gregg did a great job keeping us informed about City and brewing history. And having a few different choices of beer at each stop was nice. I will do this again one day. Good job Gregg!!! Dave’s is the Walking Tour company to use.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for taking the time to review! We've already passed this on and let Gregg know he is a 5 star guide. Cheers, Cat
I would recommend This tour 100%
Diane_H, Mar 2024
This was a great tour! The historical knowledge of our tour guide made it even better. Love the fact that the people of Sydney embrace the history of their county. Sitting in the pubs drinking a beer brought you back in time.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for the 5 stars, Diane! Cheers, Cat
Fun tour, good beer, stories
Deborah_L, Feb 2024
Craig was a good guide and friendly and engaging. He had a lot of tales of Sydney history, pub history and just in general. The beer was good - in each pub we could select ale, lager, dark, etc. It was served in half pints. We unfortunately had to leave after the 3rd pub as it was running a little long and we had to be somewhere else. Would recommend. Note that there are uneven sidewalks and steps. We selected this as an alternative to a cruise excursion and we’re glad we did!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for the review, Deborah! We'll pass the love on to Craig Cheers, Cat
Interesting tour+ good brews
Susan_J, Feb 2024
This was exactly the tour we expected… Brews and interesting history of the rocks in Sydney. Pinot is a great storyteller & kept the group engaged.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for taking the time to review! We've already passed this on and let Pinno know he is a 5 star guide. Cheers, Cat
Fun, great experience
Hilary_H, Feb 2024
Dave Pino is a fantastic guide with great commentary! Lots of great knowledge with interesting stories about the area.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We'll pass on the 5 stars to Pinno! Thanks for taking the time to review. Regards, Gregg
Fun Pub tour
Sonya_B, Feb 2024
What a fun afternoon Dave/Greg was an amazing tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and full of fun stories about the rocks pubs and their pasts. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun afternoon out at the rocks.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey Sonya! Glad to hear you had a great day with Gregg. Thanks for joining us! Cheers, Cat
Awesome tour!
Kate_P, Feb 2024
Great tour! Learned a lot about Sydney’s history. Historic stops. And great bars. Not too much walking.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for the 5 stars, Kate! Cheers, Cat
Happy Hour History Tour
Sue_B, Jan 2024
Pinot was a great guide! He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of The Rocks. We learned so much (like how happy hour started) while tasting good beers. I highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Sue. Thanks for your rave review of Pinno/Pinot, he'll be chuffed to hear it! Cheers, Cat
Must do in Sydney!
KimEvanyshyn, Dec 2023
Colin our tour guide was fabulous! Great history of Sydney! Fun group and fabulous beer! Highly recommend 🍻
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey Kim! Glad to hear you had a great day with Colin. Thanks for joining us! Cheers, Cat
Rocks Pubs Walking Tour
Kiyomi_N, Dec 2023
We loved hearing the history of the Rocks. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and it was clear that he loved history. And the pubs had great drinks!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Cat
Great pubs to visit whilst learning
Max_M, Dec 2023
Seeing the different pubs and the environment they where located whilst kearning interesting facts about Sydney.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for your review, Max! Cheers, Cat
Fun evening out
Stacy_W, Dec 2023
Fun evening out in the Rocks - great way to learn some history and enjoy some local brews. Small group so you can chat with the guide and each other.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars, Stacy! Cheers, Cat
History and beer
Adam_S, Dec 2023
Peno was amazing. So much passion. Loads of funny and informative stories and a great tour of the Rocks. There enough history for people looking for that sort of thing and some great beers too. Thanks Mate
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for the review, Adam! We'll pass the love on to Pinno Cheers, Cat
Incredible historical pub tour!
Daylene_F, Nov 2023
We have been on many walking tours all over the world with Viator and have loved every one! But I must say this one ranks probably number 1! Robin was a fantastic tour guide and filled us in on an incredible amount of history in a fun and entertaining way! Loved the pubs in The Rocks tour, and great beer!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for taking the time to review! We've already passed this on and let Robyn know she is a 5 star guide. Cheers, Cat
Great experience
Megan_B, Nov 2023
My brother and I did this tour with a guide name pino. Even though I don't like beer he was able to get me some cider or spiked apple juice all of which were very good! He was very easy to talk to and we probably spent a good hour at the last pub just chatting. Very knowledgeable and great ability to tell a story and keep you engaged. We did this tour the same day we arrived and I felt like the amount of walking was perfect to stretch out our legs without getting us exhausted. Definitely do it if you love beer and history, still worthwhile even if you don't like beer.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hey Megan! Glad to hear you had a great day with Pinno. Thanks for joining us! Cheers, Cat
Best pub crawl EVER!
Gordana_m, Nov 2023
What an amazing surprise this pub crawl turned out to be! Pino is a superstar and really made this tour a fun drinking history lesson! I highly recommend it even if you’re not into beer… wine is available too. The special rooms and stories are well worth the price. It was truly fabulous! I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Sydney ❤️❤️❤️
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi Gordan. Thanks for your rave review of Pinno, he'll be chuffed to hear it! Cheers, Cat
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