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Expert Led Private Tour of Sydney's Rocks Neighborhood

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While Sydney is now a beautiful sparkling city, it wasn't always. This tour will explore the Rocks neighborhood and learn about Sydney’s social history, from the convict settlements located here in the 19th century to outbreaks of the bubonic plague, traveling across the 20th century to more recent immigrant groups and their struggles for equality. We'll start on the western edge of Sydney Cove where we’ll begin at the beginning—the arrival of the First Fleet. As we weave through the area, we’ll visit a variety of monuments, from historic homes like Cadman’s Cottage to archaeological sites. This will enable us to discuss the presence of the Cadigal people in this area before European contact, and the successful waves immigrants who settled here—from the European dockworkers in the 19th century to Chinese merchants in the 20th. We’ll wander the narrow, picturesque alleys crisscross in the shadows of the Harbor Bridge, looking at how different groups inhabited and made their living here.

What You'll Get

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Pass By: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Visit Sydney Cove located at Sydney Harbor

Pass By: Cadman's Cottage, 110 George St The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Visit Cadman’s Cottage

Pass By: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, 110 Cumberland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Visit the Big Dig under Sydney's YHA

Pass By: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia

Take in the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please send supplier of tour the ages of all participants at time of booking
  • Tour operates rain or shine
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour start time
  • Hotel pick-up cannot be accommodated
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Privately Guided Tour
  • Expert Guide

  • Gratuities

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.

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