Book Direct with the Owner at Total Sydney: 6 Hour Culture And History Pub Walking Tour with Accommodation Burleigh in Sydney, for all your Attraction and travel needs.
Enjoy two of our most popular Sydney tours on this fabulously fun combo tour. Step back in time to a magical era 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 find out why the rum was worth rebelling forâ€¦ then and now. Then scratch the (dirty) underbelly of Sydney's notorious red light district on the second, sin (and beer) drenched portion of your tour as you hear about the notorious figures and big-time pimps who made 'the Cross' what it is today. Come with us if you dare!
This tour combines two of our most popular Sydney tours:Â When Rum Ran the RocksÂ andÂ Kingâ€™s Cross Crime and Passion.Â
Alright, letâ€™s get to know Sydney a little better â€” 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 Sydneyâ€™s oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of allâ€¦ rum!
As Australiaâ€™s first neighbourhood, the Rocks was literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. On this Sydney walking tour, we carve out a narrative of this neighbourhoodâ€™s history, starting with the convicts that were forced to settle here and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.
Along the way,Â we make pit stops at some classic local pubs in the heart of the Rocks. From there, we explore the once seedy back alleyways, which today are very safe, of course, but stillÂ feature many great photo opportunities.
After a drink at another historic pub,Â we delve deeper into some of the unique andÂ mostÂ off-the-beaten-track parts of the Rocks as weÂ visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia.Â
There will be a 90 minute break now, where youâ€™ll have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat (not included) and make your way over to Kings Cross for the second part of our combo tour.
Spend two hours immersed in the tumultuous history of Kings Cross, as we guide you through tales of fame and fortune, murder and drugs, and mysteries and romances on this Sydney tour with a twist!
We'll visit a number of different spots important to the neighbourhood on this Sydney Kings Cross tour. Standing on the site of one of Sydneyâ€™s greatest unsolved mysteries, you'll hear of the days of the infamous razor gang and sly grog, of the deviants and bohemians, and how the charismatic Cross came to be.
Traditionally home to Sydneyâ€™s artistic and bohemian lifestyles, the Cross began its life as the centre of sophisticated society before transforming through its host of passionate and deviant lifestyles. Now, Kings Cross is a lively, vibrant, and sometimes controversial Sydney hotspot not to be missed. We will grab a drink at a Kings Cross Bar and settle in for some more enthralling tales.
Our tour ends here but donâ€™t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat while youâ€™re in town.