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Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour

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Hobart, Australia

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the secrets of the old taverns, brothels and pubs of old Hobart during a 1.5-hour walking tour. Your guide shares entertaining stories of the smugglers, convicts and other characters that were involved in shaping the city's history and legends.
  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Hobart's historic pubs
  • Hear about old Hobart's legendary pubs
  • Purchase a drink while enjoying the tour
  • Uncover the seamier side of Hobart's past
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Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Discover more than 200 alcohol-fueled years of history and legend in Hobart's old waterfront taverns. Meet your knowledgeable guide at the Hobart Travel Centre to start your 1.5-hour tour.

Learn about the underbelly of old world Hobart while sipping a drink (own expense) with your guide. Hear about the pubs, brothels, smugglers and convicts that have played a role in the murky history of Hobart.

Go back in time as you discover the stories of the city with a small group limited to 12 people, which ensures a more customized experience.
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Join the Old Hobart Pub Tour and learn about old taverns, pubs, brothels, smugglers, convicts and the characters involved.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Hobart Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour.

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, Feb 2021
Our guide was passionate about the history of Hobart. We received lots of information and stories about the pubs and surrounding buildings.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide some feedback about our Old Hobart Pub Tour. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Christina and the Hobart Historic Tours Team
Excellent Walking Tour!!
, Nov 2019
Really loved this tour a lot!! Gained a lot of knowledge of the history of Hobart and went to some really interesting pubs. It was a perfect combination of history and socializing/fun! Would highly recommend.
, Oct 2019
A really interesting tour, lots to look at, lots of rich amazing history, coupled with a drink! Our guide was easy going, and quite an interesting fellow himself. We have already recommended this tour to friends & family. We only had two nights in Hobart, this was 1.5hrs very well spent, do yourself a favour.
Wet and Windy Walk through Hobart History
, Sep 2019
What a great way to start a holiday in Hobart, grounding yourself in the history around you. Informative and fun, the cold crazy weather only made it more memorable and helped you get a feel of what it would have been like in the early 1800s, living in tents and all the other hardships faced during settlement.. Maggie was lovely, full of energy and extremely knowledgable about Hobarts architecture and its progression into the city it is today.
Guide very knowledgeable. Would swap...
Howard B
, Apr 2018
Guide very knowledgeable. Would swap the order of the tour to finish at the best pub Hope and Anchor Tavern. Was a great place for a drink and dinner.
Disappointing, guide obviously knew...
Sharon W
, Oct 2017
Disappointing, guide obviously knew a lot about the area. Was expecting to actually go into the pubs and hear the history over a beer but instead mostly stood outside in the noisy busy street, hogging the paths and people having to navigate around us.
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John was a very good tour guide, he...
Nicholas A
, Jun 2016
John was a very good tour guide, he knew a lot about not just the pub history but also about Tasmania's history. It was a great evening.

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