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Drink Sydney's History

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Drink Sydney's History

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You can actually taste the history!

Nested in the shadow of the Sydney Harbor Bridge you'll find "The Rocks", a charming neighborhood of brick streets, upscale restaurants, street performers and the reason you're here, some of Sydney's oldest and best-loved pubs.

With the guidance of a local, who's an expert on the history of Australia, Sydney's Rocks neighborhood, and most importantly, Australian alcoholic beverages, we're certain this will be a memorable time spent learning, and also imbibing. As you journey through Australia's first European settlement, your guide will take you to the most historic pubs in the Rocks neighborhood.

Beginning at the Heritage-listed Hart's Pub, you will get a choice of Australian beer, cider, or wine here and at each of your stops. Of course, your guide will provide insight into each pub's specialty.

Mingled with the pub visits will be fascinating historical and drinking facts about the Rocks, including how this area survived the bubonic plague and the definition of the 6 O'Clock Swill. You'll learn about Larrikin Gangs and their role in the history of The Rocks, and find out who won the fight for the title of "Syndey's Oldest Pub".

With as storied as the Rock's history is, there are bound to be myths, legends, and ghost stories. If you get frightened, have another beer!

- The meeting location is approximately a 10-minute walk from the OPT pier and a 15-minute taxi ride ($15-$20) from the White Bay Pier. If you are staying at a hotel, the meeting location is in the Rocks precinct. Specific information will appear on your voucher.
- The walk between each stop is approximately 10-15 minutes.

- This tour requires a minimum of 3 passengers.
- There will be a maximum of 15 passengers per departure.
- You must be 18 years old with a valid ID to participate in this tour.
- This tour is not available on December 25th, December 31st or January 1st.

*SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE – Because our pub tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate a venue's operations. And sometimes we just know about beer goings-on around town that are worth checking out, so we may change some parts of our tours. While these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you do have a MUST-SEE beer spot, please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 02:30 PM, duration: 2.5 hours Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • 06:30 PM, duration: 2.5 hours Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes prior to departure.


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