We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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
More
The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
From US$65.97
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
6:30pm DepartureMost Popular
A 2.5 hour walking tour of historic area of The Rocks visiting 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs and enjoying some craft beers in between! 6:30pm departure
From US$65.97
2:30pm Departure
A 2.5 hour walking tour of historic area of The Rocks visiting 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs and enjoying some craft beers in between! Departing 2:30pm
From US$65.97
11:30am Departure
A 2.5 hour walking tour of historic area of The Rocks visiting 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs and enjoying some craft beers in between! Departing at 11:30am
From US$65.97
Show 3 more
Overview
Get to know Sydney's history and drinking culture on this walking tour through The Rocks neighborhood. Visit four of the oldest pubs in Sydney, savoring an included drink at each, and listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the British colony in Australia. A small group of fellow travelers ensures you'll get personalized attention from your guide and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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.
Reviews (65)
1 - 5 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great experience and a must do in Sydney!

I highly recommend this tour. We had a good sized group and it was very well managed. Paul was very knowledgeable and told some engaging stories about the history of Sydney. It was great to sample some delicious local craft beer along the way. The...More

Thank Brendan H
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers for the review Brendan. Judgie is a good guide and i heard the Scots enjoyed the 'knees up'! Regards, Gregg, Gaz & Dave

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Would I recommend this? YES! Absolutely!

This tour is perfect if you love beer. Or history. Or preferably both. We had a great afternoon trying to figure out which pub is Sydney’s (and Australia’s) oldest. And I won’t tell you which one it is - suffice to say that there is...More

Thank Camilla G
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for keeping the secret sauce a secret Camilla. Thanks for joining us and the review! Regards, Gregg

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great way to experience The Rocks!

Great way to experience The Rocks! My husband and I really enjoyed the evening trying new beers, experiencing the different bars and learning all of the history of the area and the bars/hotels we visited. Our tour guide was great! He really made it a...More

Thank knicho4
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers for the review and happy bday to your hubby. Aussie pavlova not a traditional birthday cake, but cake is cake right? Regards, Gregg

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Such a Great Day!

My partner's father was in town from San Diego (we are both Sydneysiders), so we booked this as it was something we always wanted to do and having a tourist in town was the perfect excuse. My partner and i really enjoy a good golden...More

Thank Eliza M
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers for the 5 stars Eliza! Always great to have locals on a tour discovering their city through (as you said) 'great yarns' and 'a good golden drop'. Regards, Gregg

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile
Fun and Entertaining

Fun way to spend the evening in Sydney. Great beers, interesting pubs, and a clever tour guide. Gregg was great at herding 8 Americans through The Rocks and kept smiles on our faces the whole time.

Thank Autumn W
Gregg P, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for the review Autumn and thanks also for getting the yanks (i said that deliberately) pumped up for a drink. Enjoy the rest of your time in Sydney and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Gregg

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Rocks Pub Walking Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines