The Rocks Walking Tours signature history and pub tour 2020

15 December 2020 - 28 February 2022 | 5 min read | cost: Starting from: $450.00 | website: https://www.rockswalkingtours.com.au/ | address: Harrington St The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia

published: 11 Nov 2020

Enjoy the Christmas festivities with family, friends or work colleagues by joining The Rocks Walking Tour on a 2-hour or 2.5 hour history and pub tour.

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.

Leisurely walking through Sydney's colonial district you will get 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.

Some of the stories you will learn about are the

  • Six o'clock swill

  • which pub is really Sydney's firt pub

  • what was the 'Blow my Skull off' cocktail that was popular with sailors in the 1800s

  • 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

  • Duration: 2-hour tour: one pub stop

  • Group size: maximum 10 people per group

  • 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

  • Duration: 2.5 hour: two pub stops, finishing at the Hero of Waterloo

  • Group size: maximum 10 people per group

  • Cost: $500.00 per group + $20 per person beverage charge

  • Drink selection: schooner of beer; house red or white wine; soft drink

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when: 15 December 2020 - 28 February 2022
start time/end time: Weekdays, 10:30am to 5pm | Weekends, 10am to 5pm | Monday 16 November to Thursday 31 March 2022

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