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Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

1. Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Join this tour for an immersive exploration of Sydney’s notorious heritage as you uncover the stories, sights and secrets of its hidden convict origins in The Rocks. As you navigate your way past the forgotten relics and ruins of this historic quarter, your guide will unpack the process of criminal transportation to Australia and its immediate effect on Sydney’s indigenous population at the turn of the 19th century. You'll discover the curious case of the convict architect and the ambitious Governor who wanted to decorate the prison settlement, and you’ll retrace the steps of the teenage girl who rose from chains to riches by conquering Sydney’s economy. Expect unique examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, hidden corridors, convict cut sandstone, abandoned slums and enormous cellars for spirits and stores. Get lost in charm of The Rocks as its past is brought back to life by your expert history guide, and develop a d great understanding about how early Sydney came to be. Crafted to suit both locals and visitors, this tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.

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Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with Transfer

2. Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with Transfer

Discover Sydney alongside a friendly local and see the best of the city on a private, customizable tour. Get insider tips on visiting the main attractions of the city as well as the more eclectic places that tourists don’t usually see. Choose to see historic landmarks such as The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, soak up up the sun on Bondi Beach, or explore Darling Harbour. The choice is yours as you can personalize this tour to your interests along with your knowledgable guide. Get some culture at a museum or gallery, or browse a vibrant market in one of Sydney’s fascinating neighborhoods. If hunger strikes, let your guide provide top tips on a local eatery for an authentic taste of Sydney’s cuisine.

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Sydney: Complete City Walking Tour

3. Sydney: Complete City Walking Tour

Get a taste of everything in Sydney on this 3-hour walking tour with a local, English-speaking guide. Find out about the city's history, see its most prominent landmarks, and discover your guide's favorite cafes, pubs, museums, and walks to continue your exploration after. Look for your guide's blue umbrella at the meeting point, then get together for an introduction before beginning a journey town the Tank Stream, the river that started Sydney’s European settlement. Start by learning about Captain Cook and the First Fleet, then reach back further to learn the fascinating Aboriginal history of this place. After some brief introductions, your guide will take on board your group's particular interests and modify the tour route accordingly. Along the way, you'll stop at a cafe for a coffee break before finishing at a pub to enjoy a local beer. The exact schedule depends on the day and the guide, but you can expect to see and learn about a selection of the following: • Cadmans Cottage • Wollemi Pine • Jack Mundey art – “The Rocks” • The Tank Stream • Cenotaph • Angel Place Birdcages • Martin Place • Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge • Foundation Park • Argyle Cut • Customs House • Macquarie Place Park • Underwood St • Sydney’s Emerging Laneway Scene • General Post Office • Pitt Street Mall • Centrepoint Tower • The Strand

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What people are saying about Customs House, Sydney

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 35 reviews

It was amazing to learn so much of our Australian history in such a short time. Max was incredibly knowledgeable, understandable and interesting in his presentation of the facts. The pace was excellent, and the timeframe perfect. It was refreshing to hear our history presented in such a way that opened our eyes to how things unfolded in this country. Max was friendly, helpful and very easy to understand. He welcomed questions and he went at a great pace. I would recommend this tour for all ages as the best value thing to do in Sydney for anyone who would like to know the history of our beginnings. Incredible value for money!

Anyone can get a lot out of this tour. It was great to find out how rich Australia's history really is. Max was nice and really enthusiastic. It was easy to see how passionate he is about history. It made the experience that much enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

April was fantastic,unbelievable knowledge you could feel her enthusiasm.Totally worth the$$ In hindsight would have paid more.

Max the guide had a wealth of knowledge and was easily able to communicate this to us as the guests on his tour.

April was an amazing tour guide we had a very informative tour