Balmain Pub Walking Tour

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.

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  • What's included :
    • Beverages
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Balmain Market
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
  • 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
  • Departure Point :
    East Village Hotel Balmain, 82 Darling St, Balmain East NSW 2041, Australia
    Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    The Riverview Hotel, 29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain NSW 2041, Australia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Daves Pub Tours

Activity ID: V-30548P1

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