Balmain Pub Walking Tour - Sydney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    2:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    East Village Hotel, Balmain
  • Return Details :
    The tour finishes at The Riverview Hotel - 29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain NSW 2041. From the Riverview its a 20 minute walk back to the East Balmain ferry terminal or you can catch a bus on Darling St.

Overview

Visit Sydney's most famous 'puburb' on the Balmain Pub Walk. This 3 hour small group historical walking tour visits four iconic Balmain pubs, stopping for a drink in each. Step away from the tourist crowds and get some local stories with a local flavour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Balmain is Sydney's most famous 'pub-urb' as it has the highest pub to people ratio in Australia.

Balmain has been the home of duelling colonists, escaped convicts, gangsters and football players that can’t be killed. Combine all of them in the place that has more pubs per person than anywhere else in Australia and you've got a recipe for some of the most colourful local history in the country.

The pubs here have seen it all, convicts, movie stars, gangsters, Olympians and even been the birthplace of a major political party.

This 3 hour tour walking weaves through the streets and stories of Balmain visiting 4 of its most iconic pubs where you can enjoy a choice of craft beer or wine in each.

Tour highlights include:

- Balmain's Oldest Pub
- The Watch House
- Escape from Cockatoo island
- Balmain gangsters
- The Balmain Tigers' 'Team of the Penitentiary'
- Duelling colonists
- The murderous confectioner
- The hidden treasure of Australia's most audacious robbery
- and many more tales of murder, vice and intrigue

Inclusions

  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 18 years

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately