Total Sydney Tour – Combo 2: Rum & Passion


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 for… 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!

Rum & Passion Tour Highlights

  • Get away from the city centre and explore two of Sydney’s hottest neighbourhoods
  • Discover the Rocks, Harbourside and King’s Cross
  • Hop between three unique local pubs to taste local craft beer, fueled by tantalising historical tales
  • Visit the site of Sydney’s greatest unsolved mystery
  • Get some tips from your local guide on what else to see, do, eat and drink during your stay

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, one rum, two beers.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Starting Time: 2.00PM
    • Meeting point: Wharf 6, Circular Quay, Alfred Street, Sydney.
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    • Ending point: Bayswater Road Kings Cross
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  • This tour combines two of our most popular Sydney tours: When Rum Ran the Rocks and Kings Cross Crime and Passion.

    Alright, let’s get to know Sydney a little better — 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 Sydney’s oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all… rum!

    As Australia’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 neighbourhood’s history, starting with the convicts that were forced to settle here and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.

    Along the way, 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 still feature many great photo opportunities.

    After a drink at another historic pub, we delve deeper into some of the unique and most off-the-beaten-track parts of the Rocks as we visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia.

    There will be a 90 minute break now, where you’ll have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat 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 Sydney’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 Sydney’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 don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat while you’re in town.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, one rum, two beers.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking. Our tours run in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +61 (0) 414 983 091
    Email address: [email protected]


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