Home > Australia > New South Wales > Sydney

Convict Trails & Adventures, Sydney Walking Tour (Sydney Colony-History Walking Tour)

Take a walking tour of the city’s most popular monuments and bustling piazzas starting from the Customs House where shipping was cleared and goods passing through the port of Sydney were taxed and cleared for sale or export, to Millers Point , a precinct where old 19th century sandstone buildings live side-by-side with red brick structures created in the first decades of the 20th century by the Sydney Harbour Trust. Walk through The Rocks, where the first settlers arrived and see how everyday life was during those first years.

During our  walking tour we will admire historical buildings and learn about:

  • Australia's Colony History
  • The Rocks - How it all started
  • Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
  • Cadman's Cottage
  • The Colony - story of survival
  • The "Rum" Rebellion
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 'Rum' Hospital
  • Aboriginal History
  • Suez Canal and Nurses Walk
  • Museums and Galleries
  • What to do in Sydney and many more, plus get useful tips on where to go and what to do from our local guide.


2 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Indoor - N/A

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy


This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information


What is an “independent” private tour?
It is a very special way of touring… There will be only you and your private tour guide during the tour.
A customized guided tour gives you complete freedom to explore your selected city, at your pace, with an itinerary that suits your interests. You can start whenever you wish, go where you want, eat at wherever you want according to your budget. Start any time, finish any time, everything is flexible. Each day can be planned with your needs and interests in mind. Your tour will visit the locations you most want to see and move at a pace to suit you. You will have time to wander off the beaten track, to alter any day’s plan if something else takes your interest and to accommodate the needs of the individual party members with special interests.

What is “a small group” or shared tour?
A small group tour is when a group of different people book a tour and get to see places along the way according to a fixed program.
Sometimes different people who find us through different sources such as Internet, word of mouth, past clients, travel agents etc. may want to book the tour for the same date. We just bring them together and make a small tour group. Small group tours are best for those who want to see the most popular sights at a comparatively lower price. The group tours have fixed departure times and itineraries that cannot be changed. The maximum group number is 12 people, but we guarantee departure even with 4 people. We usually make the shared tours with 4-5 people. Attention please! There should be minimum 4 person’s payment for a group tour to go.

A shared tour with us
Shared Tour: Different buyers can book the tour for the same date up to max. 12 participants.
Itinerary: The shared tours have fixed departure times and itineraries that cannot be changed.
Meeting place for the tour: The guide and guests meet at arranged meeting points in the city. You will be informed about the meeting place on the tours page and via email.
Number of people: Max. 12 pax.
Children: No charge up to 6 years of age. Children 7-12, the first child is free with paying adult or family. Additional children at concession rate as displayed
Who is this tour type for? : Solos, couples, families, small groups.
Purpose of sharing: To bring people together and put the cost down.
Tour transportation or hotel pick up? Not included but can be arranged if required at an extra cost.
Tour duration: See tour details for more information.
Tour price for shared tours: Although we have fixed prices we sometimes can make special discounts to number up the groups or for families travelling with children or for solo travellers etc. So, to get the advantage of special discounts please ask.

A private tour with us
Private Tour: Once someone booked the tour, it is unavailable for others at this specific date.
Itinerary: You may choose an ideal pre-made private tour from our website. Alternatively, we can customize an itinerary in line with your specific wishes.
Meeting place for the tour: If your hotel is in the city, your guide can meet you at the hotel otherwise please ask.
Number of people: No limit.
Children: Welcome.
Who is this tour type for? : Solos, couples, families, small groups, people that want to tour in their own privacy.
Purpose of private tour: Your pace, your itinerary and your preferences.
Tour transportation or hotel pick up? Not included but can be arranged if required at an extra cost.
Tour duration: The tour lasts as long as you like.
Are the price for private tours fixed? There are no fixed prices for private tours. So, please ask.

About both type of tours
Price does NOT include transport (unless indicated).
Price does NOT include tickets (unless indicated).
Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
No charge up to 6 years of age. Children 7-12, the first child is free with paying adult or family. Additional children at concession rate as displayed Tickets, transport, and food/beverage supplement are not included, unless indicated.
Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking for approx. 2-2.5 hours.
Guide requests: Go Local Tours will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
BOOKING & CONFIRMATION: Every customer is responsible for providing accurate information during the booking process. When a booking has been made through our website, customers will receive confirmation and voucher via email. This document must be saved as evidence of purchase and be presented on the day of the tour. Go Local Tours reserves the right to refuse service to any customer without a voucher. Users are advised to check the details of the booking and should inform Go Local Tours immediately of any errors. Changes may be made up to 48 hours after booking.
PRICING: Our prices are subject to change without notice. Customers that have already made a purchase are not obliged to pay the difference in case of an increase in prices. Go Local Tours are not liable for refunding the difference in the case of price reduction.
All prices provided are on a per person basis unless otherwise stated.
No charge up to 6 years of age. Children 7-12, the first child is free with paying adult or family. Additional children at concession rate as displayed. Persons over the age of 12 are obliged to pay the adult rate.
Prices include local taxes. Prices do not include tips, personal expenses or personal insurance.

CANCELLATIONS: Please contact us as soon as possible for cancellations so that we do not send your guide to meet you. Go Local Tours allow for the eventuality that a customer may need to change or cancel an agreed service. Changing the date of a tour will incur no penalty, providing notification is received at least 5 days prior to the scheduled tour and providing other are dates available. Otherwise, our cancellation policy applies.
More than four days prior to the scheduled tour: Full refund, excluding 15% for administrative and credit card fees
2-4 days prior to the scheduled tour: 50% refund
24hrs prior to the scheduled tour: No refund
No show: No refund

Refunds will be returned within 30 days of the cancellation date.
Should Go Local Tours need to cancel a tour, any payments will be fully refunded.
PUNCTUALITY: Customers should adhere to the time on their voucher. If a customer does not arrive on time, Go Local Tours will consider this a no-show, the tour will be cancelled and no refund will be provided. It is recommended that you plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
PAYMENT: Payment can be made in cash on the day of your tour. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR.
PRE-PAYMENT: We accept Visa or MasterCard or PayPal for clients who prefer pre-payment (guides do not accept credit cards on the day of the tour). Pre-paid tours are non-refundable in the event of client cancellation. Please be aware that there is a 10% processing fee for all credit card transactions.

Select your group size


1 Adult + 2 Children

1 Adult + 3 Children

1 Adult + 1 Child


Select your date

About the provider

Go Local Tours Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales

31 Alfred Street,
New South Wales,

Travel is more than the seeing of sights.You are guaranteed, that each and every one of our tours is unique.Participate in one of our tours or activities to experience a country from the inside….as a local! Our itineraries include off the beaten track routes, exciting explorations, treks and local activities and featured destinations are carefully chosen so you can really get under the skin of the country you are visiting. Choose from Walking tours,Quick escapes and more.
Ask Experee a question about this activity