The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour - Reviews

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MandM

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Great to learn a little history whilst having a drink

Mareike G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Great tour with a great tour guide. Highly recommended when you stay in Sydney.

Debbie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

We did this tour within hours of landing in Sydney! It was a lot of walking and stairs so if you have limited capabilities be aware this is challenging but well worth the effort! I walk with a cane and it was difficult but doable -- a wheelchair would not be! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. If beer or the rum offered is not your drink they will sub in something you can drink. Good way to get the history of early Sydney without a dry book or boring history lesson!

chrisdorton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Lucy met us at the Quay and we were off for a true local experience. Her great knowledge of the area really helped us understand the history of the beginnings of Sydney. We poked into little known places that few will discover on their own.
The first wine tasting room is more of do-it-yourself affair and the wines were undistinguished. Not so much a tasting room as a storefront.
Dinner, which was included and quite ample, was at a lovely little pub and quite enjoyable. It gave us a lot of time to get to know Lucy and learn about the issues facing Australia. Turns out they hate they wretched politicians as much as we do!
We finished up with another wine tasting and Lucy helped us plan what to see for the next day. That was most helpful as we feel her tips really helped us maximize our time. GREAT local guide and an excellent value!

Evelyn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Great tour with great guides and lots of history explained. There were many anecdotal stories told to expand on the basic facts and loved the meal and beer at the end.

sullivc7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We were the only people on the tour that day and it was great. We learned so much about the history of Sydney. The guide was fantastic and the dinner was great.

Donna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

First of all we did not take this actual tour due to a Viator conflict, but they set us up with a City Walking Tour which we really enjoyed. Also, it was less so they gladly gave us a refund, so no issues there! It was no inconvenience to us and in fact, we feel we probably enjoyed the City Tour more!

Kerry E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Excellent walking tour. Very informative about the settlement of Australia. The pubs we went to were top notch as well.

Richard A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

We met Lucy, the guide, at the Circular Quay. We turned out to be the only guests so she showed us around the Rocks. Lucy is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, both official and not. Her tales of what life was like when the colony was first founded were informative and interesting, not what you get in a school book. We visited 2 pubs in the area and she recommended the house specialties, which were great. Lucy made this tour and excellent way to spend an evening.

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This tour was a lot of fun! We got to walk thru the Rocks district and learn the history of the area. Our first stop was a rum tasting, and then we had 2 pub stops for beer. A great way to spend the evening. Our tour guide, Tony, was great. I'd recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys a bit of history mixed with their beer!

Kenneth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

This tour was amazing! It was so interesting to see this are of Sydney, we probably wouldn and #39;t have found this on our own and our guide was fun and interesting (pubs were good too)!

Hans-Otto Danmark

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Tony is a fantastic storyteller - I nearly missed my Tower buffet

Leslie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

The Tour was excellent.. Not only was it a great introduction to the history of the first settlers but it took us to delightful and interesting places we may not have discovered. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the rum and beer were very tasty!

Jill C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

Our guide made learning about history very interesting. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about the beginning of Sydney.

Barbara S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Fabulous tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. He did everything to make our experience the best it could be.

Miki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Very interesting tour as it roams around the narrow streets and alley ways of The Rocks whilst learning the history and significant events that shaped it into the iconic place that it is today.

sullivc7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great tour! We learned a lot about the history of Sydney and Australia which gave us a good perspective for the rest of our time in Sydney and the country. Our tour guide, Louise, was excellent! She was prepared, knowledgeable, funny, and very attentive. The food and drink stops were well planned and high quality.

DEBORAH R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

The Rocks history was very interesting and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The pub we stopped at for dinner was where the locals go and the food was excellent. The beer selections our guide recommended were perfect. My husband and I were the only one on this 3 hour tour and so glad that it was not cancelled!!

Genaro V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This walking tour is most educational as it tackled the history of Australia and our tour guide Tony Hutchinson is entertaining and thorough with his historical accounts as he traversed us to the streets and thoroughfare of the Rocks. We have a great time...worth every penny. Thank you.

Evelyn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

fun evening with lots of history thrown in to explain this important part of Sydney's past.

cait

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Really, really great! Interesting - and interested/engaged guide, who thoroughly enjoyed sharing the information she had about the area - increasing our knowledge and interest, as well. She was very good about learning what interested those of us on the tour and finding ways of making her information even more relevant for each of us - WELL DONE! and very well worth the experience! Highly recommended.

Candice W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Our guide Kirsty was so lovely and answered all our questions too. We had dinner at Phillips Foote and it was fantastic, staff very friendly and food awesome too.

Dean and Evelia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great way to spend the evening! The Rocks is a very interesting and fun part of Sydney.

Robert Keith A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very kind and knowledgeable tour guide. Well-paced and nicely narrated. Would definitely recommend.

Barry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

We really liked this walking tour. A very nice introduction to the history of Sydney. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The wine tasting was rather limited - it wasn't a 'described wine' tasting, but rather a $7.50 credit which worked on an automated set up -- enough for two small tastings out of a large variety of wines with no description of the wines or the wineries.

The BBQ on the other hand was excellent. One choose the type of meat and then cooked it yourself on a large grill. My wife and I had lamb, others had beef or even fish or skewers.

All in all, good value for money here.

Note from Viator: This review is based on a previous itinerary. The current itinerary includes a gourmet burger with matched craft beer in place of the BBQ dinner.

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