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“Insightful - we loved the stories by Sophie!”

The Rocks Walking Tours
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US$22.81*
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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
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US$22.81*
and up
Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Ranked #28 of 355 Tours in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tours everyday 10:30am and 1:30pm conducted by friendly local guides that specialise in The Rocks, and its surrounding areas, $25 per adult/ $12 per child departing from our office handily located in the heart of The Rocks at Shop 4a - Clocktower Square, Cnr Argyle & Harrington Sts. Conducted in intimate groups of no more than 25 people for a duration of 90 minutes at a leisurely pace covering approximately a couple of kilometres. Come hear stories about how ordinary people came to do extraordinary things and so began the British Australian story!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 15 October 2013

It is always interesting and insightful to learn the history and stories behind places with such character. Loved the way Sophie brought the stories of The Rocks to life with her tour! Honest, funny and great details showed us The Rocks in a whole different dimension! Sometimes when you walk through places like these you can easily blink and you'd miss the little details - e.g. look past the fences and down at the old streets! The current streets are built on a higher ground but would you take a second look if you didn't know?

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TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

We truly appreciated your review and are as excited as you appear to be about the time you spent with Sophie exploring what The Rocks has to offer the visitor. Your experience is what we strive to achieve for everyone who joins our tours. Thank you for taking the time and getting back to us.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I always enjoy learning about the local history of places that I travel to and our tour guide did such an amazing job explaining the history! It was really fascinating for her to say, "Okay, stand here and look there. Now look at this picture [or painting]," and see the buildings standing in front of me with the modern backdrop painted on the image in front of me in a completely different setting. Fascinating!

She was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly and I would definitely recommend anyone traveling to Sydney to take the walk with her and be trasnported through time!

Thank you for an amazing experience!

Thank Beaux55
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TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

We were so enthused by your review of our walking tour of The Rocks for which we thank you. Our guides love meeting with people and sharing with them the story of this unique place in Sydney's past and present history. We still think that this place is pretty 'fascinating' also. Once again, we appreciated you taking the time to get in touch with us.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The tour took us around the oldest area of Sydney, ie The Rock so named because when the settlers arrived, that was what they saw.
The tour was very professionally operated and the tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, interesting facts along the way added to the obvious features of Sydney we expected to see. Tour was slightly spoilt by some of the people lagging behind, not listening only to then ask a question that had already been explained but this was dealt with in an effective way by the guide.

Thank Croftamie
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TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

We were so enthused by your review of our walking tour of The Rocks for which we thank you. Our guides love meeting with people and sharing with them the story of this unique place in Sydney's past and present history. We still think that this place is pretty 'fascinating' also. Once again, we appreciated you taking the time to get in touch with us.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Loved this tour. You get to see some great details of Sydney that you would pass by if you hadn't done this tour. You do walk a lot so if you have anyone elderly be prepared to climb stairs.

Thank NatMal85
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Helen, our guide, was great. We had one member of our party who was had mobility limitations, and she had clearly put a lot of thought into how to organize a walking tour that would be manageable for him. The tour gave us good historical perspective and the stories were interesting. My niece, who doesn’t like walking tours said – Helen made it so interesting she forgot she didn’t like it. We booked for 3 hours and were hemmed in by a flight we had to catch, but Helen would have been happy to continue if we had had more time. No matter what questions we asked she was knowledgeable and happy to share.

Thank lilbschaps
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