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Tour ID: 10061470

Join us for the best Sydney historical pub tour. The stories about all the characters & what they got up to are all part of the history of the great city of Sydney.  Some of the players were artists, criminals, strippers, activists, writers and hookers with stories you won't believe! Of course we stop and have a few beers along the way!

  • Explore the hidden alleys & dens in the old part of Sydney
  • Visit four of Sydney's oldest and most famous pubs and bars
  • Learn the history through the eyes of the characters creating it!
  • One of Sydney's best tours!


Join us for a guided afternoon walk through history to some of Sydney’s most famous pubs & ale houses…

Sydney comes with a storied past. In the hidden alleys and dens of the city’s inner streets, an assortment of artists, criminals, strippers, activists and hookers have all led their varied lives.

This is a town that lived by its own notorious anarchy and rum-induced monopoly during colonization, which later evolved into a place of street gangs, brothels and unsolved murders.
But Sydney's history also involves beatniks, underground writers, artists and secret societies.

Taking a look back, let's bring a few characters back to life — take a journey into their haunts and tell their colourful tales of mischief , with our ultimate Sydney historic Pub crawl.
Who deserves to be called Sydney's oldest drinking establishment? We will let you decide for yourself on this 4 hour walking pub tour of 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs.

Any Sydneysider can map the city by its historical pubs. These atmospheric watering holes (officially called hotels because they once offered rooms as well as beer) provide a hedonistic key to exploring Australia's most beautiful city. They range from venerable sandstone relics to elegant Victorian bars and boisterous 1920s working men's
 pubs rich in art deco flourishes. After several decades of neglect, lavish facelifts are making these antique pubs the height of Sydney night life and fashion. Many now have top-notch restaurants, others spectacular views. But each offers a bar-side window onto Australia's past, which, as Mark Twain observed after an 1895 visit, "does not read like history, but the most beautiful lies."

Visit four of Sydney's oldest and most famous pubs and bars. As you taste some of the best beer Sydney has to offer, sit back and listen to the stories and histories of these fascinating watering holes that have served the public for over 100 years.

Along the way you visit a variety of Pubs, all with their own story to tell. Of course, no drinking tour would be complete without a beer or two. With many local breweries, you won't have to look far to find a great-tasting beer. Whatever you enjoy, you will certainly find something to quench your thirst and nibble on.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Local licensed guide,
    Opportunity to purchase beer/wine at each venue,
    Finger Food,
    4 to 4.5 hour Sydney walking tour,
    Enjoy the Informative commentary of your Ringer* tour guide,
    You’ll get a vocabulary lesson on Aussie slang throughout the tour,
    *A Ringer is the best of the best. #1 tour guide in Sydney

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Entrance fees,
    Hotel pick up and drop off,
    Food and beverages (not mentioned),
    Gratuities/Tips (optional),
    Coffee/tea purchases,
    Food purchases,
    Drink purchases,
    Group bookings only by request,
    Items of a personal nature

  • Duration:

    4 hours

  • Departure:

    6:00 PM Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Return:


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  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    6.00pm (please arrive 15 minutes before departure)
    Sydney Customs House. Address: 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000
    Our guide will be waiting outside on the steps holding a Go Local sign.

  • What to bring:

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Adult only
    Must be 18 years or older to participate

  • Additional Information:

    Dress standard: Dress for the weather: bring a coat and umbrella if it looks like rain. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a bottle of water. Also note as we will be entering bars please be sure to wear appropriate footwear,
    Child policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour,
    Private Tour by Request

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