Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Sydney
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Come on an all-inclusive journey to Sydney's oldest and most charismatic pubs as you wander through Australia’s oldest neighbourhood, The Rocks. With dinner and drinks all included, you will be “Edutained” by an expert, local, passionate guide as you venture into the heart of Australian pub culture, and experience first-hand how much these charming locations have shaped Aussie culture.

Maximum group size: 16 travelers

You will be escorted, on foot to heritage pubs, where upon entry to each, you will be offered your choice of Australian craft beer, cider or wine.

Dinner is included. Simply present your booking confirmation to the DUTY MANAGER at The Australian Heritage Hotel (100 Cumberland St, The Rocks) to receive your meal and drink inclusion, no later than 5:30pm on the day of your tour. You can also choose to have your meal deal at the end of the pub tour (approximately 9:30pm) if you wish.

You must then make your way to Hart's Pub (cnr Essex & Gloucester Sts, The Rocks) to meet your guide at 6:30pm. Hart's Pub is a short 2 minute walk from The Australian Hotel. 


As your evening unfolds, you will gain exclusive access to hidden areas not open to the public, including, an original convict gaol cell, and a rooftop with spectacular views of The Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline. Your local guide will relish sharing the history and mysteries of The Rocks, as you hear why there are actually three pubs that can claim the mantle as ‘Sydney's Oldest Pub’. Learn how Australia's only military uprising was because of alcohol, and how the outbreak of the bubonic plague affected ‘the taste of a beer'.

Soak up the atmosphere of a once forgotten era, rife with corruption, shady characters and organised crime, and discover hidden tunnels used for rum smugglers and shanghaiing unsuspecting sailors, all with a drink in your hand. Fun, group photo’s taken throughout the tour will be available for free download from our social media platforms, so come and enjoy an ale and a tale, as you step out for a night on the tiles. Cheers.

  • Professional, local guide
  • 5 drinks
  • Dinner
  • Group photos
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

100 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


16 May, 2022

Adam was fun, informative and experienced with the area. Great tour guide. 👌 Really great night. Loved all 4 x pubs (Hart's, The Australian, Hero Waterloo and Nelson's). Excellent fish and chips at The Australian, purchased separately. 😀


15 Mar, 2020

Awesome pub tour with Dave. We did this tour after doing the bridge climb and it was well worth it. There was tons of historical information, and not to mention a pint at every pub we went to. We did our free dinner at the end of the tour. In hindsight, I would have liked to have done the dinner before the tour because at the end everyone stayed put and continued to drink while we went off to get our free dinner. After a few pints together and 5 pubs later we were all becoming fast friends. Ambience was fantastic. Food was awesome. Beer was great. You have to do this tour with Dave if you have the chance while you are in town.


11 Mar, 2020

Had a great time. Rob, our guide, did an outstanding job. He made the tour a lot of fun with interesting facts and stories about the area and culture. The beer was good as well.


11 Mar, 2020

Tough place to find to start the tour Rob What is an X excellent guide/historian who knew both his history and his beers lots of fun great crowd and good beers


05 Mar, 2020

Our "Dave" was great! Lots of history on this tour and great drinks and fun too. The dinner was quite delicious as well...we each had a pizza and they were delicious! If you're looking for a tour to get a bit of history and you like beer, this one is for you!

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