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Total Sydney: Full Day Shopping, History and Culture, Pub Walking Tour

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This total tour is a combination of three of our most popular Sydney group tours: Made In Sydney, When Rum Ran the Rocksand Kings Cross Crime & Passion. Your morning begins in Newtown. We will explore this historical neighbourhood together and discover its internationally acclaimed street art, shop in an incredibly creative marketplace and enjoy a selection of treats — all just 10 minutes from Sydney’s Central Business District. We’ll take you off the high street into the laneways and side streets to meet local artisans and watch them ply their trade and sell their creative wares. 
We’ll then stop at three diverse independents that call Newtown home. We’ll taste the most photographed dessert in the world, visit the gelato business that won Italy’s 'best gelato in the world' competition and we’ll sample a beer made by Sydney’s premier craft brewers. All the while, you will be learning about the colourful past and present which sets Newtown apart from every other suburb of Sydney. 
Take the time to buy items of craftwork for yourself or as gifts for friends and family. And it’s all Sydney-made. Then, your guide will escort you to one of their favourite lunch spots in the city before heading harbourside where the second leg of your Sydney adventure begins. As Australia’s first neighbourhood, the Rocks was literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. As we walk, your guide will 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 will 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. Then we’ll take a 90 minute break and grab some dinner before making our way to the third and final part of our tour. 
In Kings Cross, spend two hours immersed in the tumultuous history of the former red light district as we guide you through tales of fame and fortune, murder and drugs and mysteries and romances!
We will visit a number of different spots important to the neighbourhood , including the site of one of Sydney’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Traditionally home to Sydney’s artistic and bohemian lifestyles, The Cross began its life as the centre of sophisticated society before descending into debauched poverty but in recent years it has enjoyed a renaissance and has once again become a lively, vibrant and sometimes controversial Sydney hotspot not to be missed. We’ll stop at a bar or two while we explore for a drink and maybe a chat with the locals. 
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