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Guided tour in "The Rocks"

Sydney, Australia

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Experience hosted by Michele

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

This unique tour will give you the opportunity to learn stories that are not on printed books, stories of the people who contributed to the formation of the city of Sydney, and of the colony of New South Wales.

Our meeting point is in front of the Customs House, and after a short presentation, we will go exploring Sydney Cove and The Rocks.

We will traverse cobbled alleyways and hidden passages of the district that is the oldest one in Sydney, and which until not many years ago was one of the most infamous neighborhoods in this city.
We will walk off the beaten track, discovering the old and the new of ‘The Rocks’, including the most historical and characteristic monuments, buildings and pubs.

During this tour you will be given a lot of information about the history of Sydney, and in general about Australian culture and lifestyle. We will learn how life was in the 18th and 19th century for the convicts, soldiers, sailors, larrikins and working-class people, established along the Sydney's shoreline.
I will tell you stories of people who helped make Sydney the wonderful city it is, and we will understand how alcohol was used in the past as an exchange currency.

We will see parts of the city that you would hardly be able to discover on your own (Suez Canal, Greenway Lane, Nurses walk), we will stop for photos in narrow and typical streets, and along the walk you will have the opportunity to take many more wonderful photos.

We will visit Observatory Hill, for a fantastic panorama above the Sydney Harbour, and Susannah Place, one of the oldest standing houses in Sydney. On our way back to Circular Quay we will stop at Campbells lookout for one of the best views you can get of the Sydney Opera House, and of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We will see Cadman Cottage too, the oldest standing building in the city of Sydney.

This tour will be a journey through time, and it will be delivered with passion, professionalism and knowledge.

The tour will end at Circular Quay after two full hours.

Around the area there are plenty of restaurants, and some of the most traditional and historical pubs of the city, if you feel like to stay for a drink and chat.
While mostly on flat surfaces, some steps are included on this walk through ‘The Rocks’.


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This unique tour will give you the opportunity to learn stories that are not on printed books, stories of the people who contributed to the formation of the city of Sydney, and of the colony of New South Wales.

Our meeting point is in front of the Customs House, and after a short presentation, we will go exploring Sydney Cove and The Rocks.

We will traverse cobbled alleyways and hidden passages of the district that is the ol…

Michele's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Mon, 25 Jan
15:30 - 17:30
£26 per person
£26 per person
Tue, 26 Jan
15:30 - 17:30
£26 per person
£26 per person
Wed, 27 Jan
15:30 - 17:30
£26 per person
£26 per person

Meet your host, Michele

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I am an Italian from Rome, with a passion for travel, art and history. I have been working as a tour guide in Europe for almost ten years, visiting the main European cities and tourist destinations with thousands of travelers from all over the world. When I first visited Sydney, I felt in love with it, and in recent years I have made Sydney my home: it is a dynamic city, which continues to make me feel alive. I am the founder of 'taste your journey tours', and my aim is to convey my love for this wonderful place, to share stories of Australian life and culture with you, so that we can make your experience unique and exciting. Sydney is a multicultural city, like few others in the world.
I will show you the beauty of the city with passion, professionalism and with a completely personal touch.
For those who love history and culture, the neighborhood of 'The Rocks' is a must.
I am an Italian from Rome, with a passion for travel, art and history. I have been working as a tour guide in Europe for almost ten years, visiting the main European cities and tourist destinations with thousands of travelers from all over the world. When I first visited Sydney, I felt in love with it, and in recent years I have made Sydney my home: it is a dynamic city, which continues to make me feel alive. I am the founder of 'taste your journey tours', and my aim is to convey my love for thi…
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Where you'll be

During this historical tour we will see:
Old Sydney customs house.
Tank stream fountain.
A relic from the First Fleet ship.
Narrow cobbled alleyways and hand-cut sandstone.
Traditional pubs.
Sydney's oldest cottage.
Susannah place.
Observatory Hill.
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
Cadman cottage.
We will stop in lots of places for unique photos opportunities.

2 reviews

Kylie
January 2021
My tour with Michele was fabulous. His knowledge of the rocks was impressive. He had such a warm, welcoming personality and went above and beyond to recommend great places to eat around the city. This is the perfect tour for any visitors to Sydney and I certainly would recommend it to anyone wanting to spend a great afternoon in the Rocks.
My tour with Michele was fabulous. His knowledge of the rocks was impressive. He had such a warm, welcoming personality and went above and beyond to recommend great places to eat a…
Tracy
December 2020
Wow, I had such a great time on Michele's tour of The Rocks. I had no idea that Sydney has such a rich colonial history. I even discovered parts of The Rocks that are new to me like Susannah's Place and Foundation Park. And we have ruins here! It blew me away. Michele was informative and very engaging at the same time. I will definitely be booking another tour with Michele! Can't wait! Thanks again for sharing all you know about The Rocks.
Wow, I had such a great time on Michele's tour of The Rocks. I had no idea that Sydney has such a rich colonial history. I even discovered parts of The Rocks that are new to me lik…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes for walking

Umbrella in case it rains