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When Rum Ran the Rocks
- 3.5 - 4 hours
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Step back to a magical time when rum was a currency, and Sydney's harbourside area of the Rocks was filthy rich with it. See local drinkers in their natural habitat, join them in their ablutions and learn about why rum was worth rebelling for… then and now.
* Become an insider in the Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood
* Hop between three unique local pubs, fuelled by tantalising historical tales
* Check out Sydney’s sights from a different perspective
* Indulge in local craft beer and an Aussie BBQ dinner
What's included in this trip
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Please contact Sydney Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure. Walks run rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Dress standard: Dress for the weather, bring a long a coat and umbrella if it looks like rain, wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.
This is an 18+ tour. Unfortunately, no children are allowed.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Alright, let’s get to know Sydney a little better – what do you say?
Wind your way through the back alleyways, up the steps and back in time to uncover the stories and people who shaped this fledgling colony. Hear all about Sydney’s oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all…rum!
As Australia’s first neighbourhood, the Rocks was literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. On this Sydney walking tour, we’ll carve out a narrative of this neighbourhood’s history, starting with the convicts that were forced to settle here and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.
Along the way we’ll make pit stops at some classic local spots, starting off with a wine tasting in the heart of the Rocks and a lesson in wine appreciation and the local wine industry. From there, we’ll explore the once seedy back alleyways, which today are very safe and feature many great photo opportunities.
Then we’ll be off to participate in the most “Aussie” of traditions – a real backyard BBQ set amongst the sandstone arches and alleyways of the Rocks. Be sure to bring your appetite because you can choose from steak, chicken, lamb, kebabs, fish or a prepared meal of roast beef, roast pork, or vegetarian pie. Oh, and an all you can eat salad bar and a couple drinks to wash it all down with. Take your time to eat as your guide shares more stories with you.
After dinner we’ll delve deeper into some of the most unique and off-the-beaten-track parts of the Rocks. Not only will you get to work off your meal and hear more intriguing historical stories, we’ll also visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia, before hunkering down to enjoy some locally made craft beer.
Before this rather unique Sydney tour comes to an end, we’ll be hitting up one of Sydney’s most historical drinking establishments for a cocktail. Gotta end in style!