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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the heart of Kings Cross where you meet your guide in the early evening. Learn about the district’s unsolved mysteries and infamous crimes as your guide shows you a number of places that feature in the neighborhood’s tumultuous history.  

    In the early part of the 19th century, elegant mansions were built in the district and it was known as a prestigious locale with great views of Sydney Harbour and the Blue Mountains. By the 1920s and 1930s, the area had turned into an epicenter for violence and vice. Your guide shares stories about the gangs and gang leaders, including several powerful and notorious women, who dominated the neighborhood in that era, which lasted until World War Two.

    Long considered a place for artists and alternative lifestyles, this bohemian district continues to evolve in modern times. Hear all about it from your guide as you take in the neighborhood on foot, then retire to a vibrant local bar where you continue to learn about the neighborhood.

    Your guide ensures a safe walk around Kings Cross and an engaging look at the past and present of one of Sydney’s most lively districts.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Sydney NSW, Australia
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Drink at a centrally located Kings Cross bar
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tours operate regardless of weather conditions
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Under 18 years olds must be with a parent or guardian. Photo ID may be requested by your guide
    • 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
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    If you want to know about the history of this iconic part of the city then this tour is a must. I cannot speak for other tour guides but Simon was ours and he made the tour enjoyable, fun and extremely educational. His knowledge, energy and passion that he brings into the tour
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    Response from SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
    Responded 3 days ago
    Hi dragoknight Thank you for your ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review. It is noted that you took time out from your schedule to write your review. And compliment Simon. Awesome. Sydney is a great place made better by local knowledge. #yougottalovesydney
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    Engaging tour on unique Sydney neighborhood of King’s Cross. Guide Simon’s animated telling of twists and turns of tragedy and triumph including his many personal connections. You’ll laugh as you learn the rich history of King’s Cross.
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    Response from SUASydney, Director of Sales at Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hi Paul0730 Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Simon. Fantastic that he was able to impress upon you the rich and colourful past is Sydney's Kings Cross. Famous red-light district, nightclubs, prostitution, illegal gambling casinos, brothels and mayhem. Really appreciate your ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and telling others about your time in Sydney. #yougottalovesydney
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    An interesting tour with John who was enthusiastic and passionate about the extensive dark history and character of the region, and thoroughly knew his stuff. Would recommend!
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    Response from SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi NikkiJW15 Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. It means so much to Sudney Urban Adventures to know that you had such a great time. We will make sure to continue to deliver the Best.Day.Ever. Maybe we will see you again soon on another adventure. #yougottalovesydney.
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    Our guide Simon was engaging and informative. He has a very good knowledge of the area. There were no dull moments! It is very nice to know how a small neighbourhood could have such an interesting history! Looking forward to my next tour with them.
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    Response from SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi janchu04 Thank you for taking the to.d to write your review. It is always humbling when you take the time to congratulate Simon on giving you the Best.Day.Ever. treatment Thanks again #yougottalovesydney
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    Huge thanks to John who guided us around the streets of Kings Cross. John has so much knowledge and passion for the history in the area which made it an extremely interesting and informative night. We really enjoyed it and totally recommend.
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    Response from SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
    Responded Oct 3, 2019
    Hi ajmarchy Thank you so much for writing your review. We will make sure that John is updated on your comments. We are certain he will be delighted. He loves the Kings Cross Crime & Passion tour, and you fully noted that in your review. If you happen to be in Sydney in the future, we would be ecstatic to show you more of Sydney, the Emerald City. Thank you again
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