Lonely Planet Experiences: Eat, Drink & Walk Sydney with a Local

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  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Product code: 7018P8
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Adult (Age : 18 to 99)

This food and drink tour of Sydney will give you a literal taste of all the city has to offer! Over the course of the evening, in a small group, you will visit three different small bars, all tucked away in basements, back alleys, old horse-cart carriageways, loading docks, and other hard-to-find corners. Spend about 45-minutes in each venue, giving you plenty of time to sample some snacks and/or enjoy a drink, depending on what’s on offer at each place.

One of the great things about this tour is that it’s rarely the same thing twice! you might be treated to specialty pizza one time or tapas or dumplings another time, washed down with maybe a glass of mulled wine in winter or sangria in summer. Come with an open mind for whatever’s placed in front of you!

In between stops, you’ll be guided along some of Sydney’s most interesting streets, where you can discover other venues, see fantastic street art, spy intriguing spaces, and learn where the locals really go after work hours.

The tour starts at the glass dome in Wynyard Park, the site of the old military barracks where the New South Wales Corps marched to arrest Governor Bligh in 1808 — known later as the Rum Rebellion. In the mid-1800s, it then became a site for shops and homes, with a recreational square.

The tour will end in the Kent Street area, after 3-hours of exploring the city centre via the nooks and crannies hidden away in downtown Sydney.


  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food or drink samples at 3 local venues


  • Optional cocktails,additional food and drink
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

Monday - Saturday.

Departure Point:

Wynyard Park, 1001 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Departure time

6:00 PM


3 hours(approx.)

Return details

Kent Street, Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Small group of a maximum of 12 people

Minimum age is 18 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: The bars you visit on this tour are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that local people benefit from tourism to Sydney. These bars are often hard to find for tourists, but your reviews will help these small businesses become better known to Sydney and the world. The bars embody a philosophy of supporting small wineries and Australian craft beer. Any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Posted By : Fred T

This tour was a lot of fun! JOHN did a great job touring us around a few City blocks of the central business district and showed us where these little small taverns are located. Each one different and unique. We even stopped by cantina.ok to try the number 9 th rang per Time Out magazine, drink in the world! The Margherita was excellent. Cheers to John for a great job. my only comment would be order a few healthiest snacks on the pit stops

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Posted On : 2019-08-08

Posted By : Pamela C

We loved this walking tour through a few of the smallest but most unique bars in Sydney! John was a great and informative guide! I recommend eating something BEFORE coming on this tour.

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Posted On : 2018-04-11

Posted By : Glenn M

Av very worthwhile and educational tour. We enjoyed it very much.

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Posted On : 2017-08-19

Posted By : Glenn M

We had a wonderful day. The tour guide was exceptional. It was a very informative and enjoyable tour.

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Posted On : 2017-05-17