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Dave's Tours

Dave's Tours

local_activity experiences: Wine TastingBeer TastingFood and Drink TastingWalking Tours

4.7 (34)
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“At Dave’s, we’re all about showing you local as we love it all; food, drinks, history, and culture. Come explore with us on tour!”

Our philosophy is simple – collaboration. We love bringing people together to taste and experience the craftsmanship of our local producers.

Whether that is on a behind the scenes brewery tour, a walk back in time through our pub culture on a pub walk, or a corporate event – everything we do is about connecting more people to local communities.

In doing so, we are supporting the passions and dreams of those who are bringing to market some of the finest products available and making visitors aware of the toil and strife that goes into producing great drinks and food.

To us, it’s more than the art and science. It’s the stories, the legends, the scars of effort and devotion to doing something different. It’s about connecting people who are passionate about what they produce with those who are equally as passionate about what they consume.






Experiences


The Rocks Pub Tour

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 20

label $115

Three in Three Brewery Tour

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 20

label $150

Sydney Brewery Walking Tour

date_range Runs regularly

location_on St Leonards

1 to 20

label $115

Sydney City Walking Tour

date_range Runs regularly

location_on St Leonards

1 to 20

label $127

Marrickville Brewery Tour

4.3 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

1 to 20

label $115

Winery, Distillery and Brewery Tour

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 20

label $170

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tasting from Sydney

4.8 (5)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

1 to 20

label $250

Northern Exposure Brewery Tour

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 20

label $185

Hunter Valley Beer and Wine Tour from Sydney

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

1 to 20

label $250

Hunter Valley Brewery Tour from Sydney

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

1 to 20

label $225

Hipsters and Hops Brewery Tour

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 20

label $185

Balmain Pub Tour

date_range 6 Apr, 25 May

location_on Balmain East

1 to 20

label $115

Hunter Valley Beer and Wine Tour

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 20

label $250

Hunter Valley Brewery Tour from Newcastle

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Cameron Park

1 to 20

label $225

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tasting from Newcastle

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Cameron Park

1 to 20

label $250

Hunter Valley Beer and Wine Tour from Newcastle

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Cameron Park

1 to 20

label $250

Craft Beer and Food Tour from Newcastle

4.3 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Newcastle

10 to 20

label $170

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tasting Experience

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Aberdare

1 to 20

label $250

Hunter Valley Brewery Tour

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Aberdare

1 to 20

label $225

Chocolatier, Winery and Distillery Tour

4.4 (5)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Braddon

1 to 20

label $225

Brewery, Winery and Distillery Tour: Triple Treat

date_range Sat 11 May, 1:30pm

location_on Braddon

1 to 20

label $170

Axes and Ales Brewery Tour in the Capital

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Braddon

10 to 20

label $199






Reviews

(34)


Danielle Gulliford Feb 2024


I purchased this for my son and his mate as a Christmas present and they loved it! Their host was nice and they learnt a fair bit about beer and the brewing process and got to sample (quite a lot) of different beers! They said lunch was really nice and the whole vibe of the tour was great.

Jason Wong Dec 2023


Dave was very friendly, knowledgeable of the area and history, humorous with his stories and really looked after our group at all times. I highly recommend this tour.

Scott Fisscher Nov 2023


Fantastic tour with a great informative host Brendon. Would recommend this tour for anyone who loves a beer

Ian Frater Nov 2023


Excellent brewery tour. Our host Matt was perfect for a great day. His knowledge of all things beer was amazing and the choice of stops added to the experience. We would do this same tour again without any hesitation.

Charmaine Jia Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My experience on the pub tour was beyond expectations. Not only did I enjoy some fantastic beer, but I also gained a deeper understanding of the history and culture that make Sydney's Rocks area so unique. If you're looking for an enjoyable, informative, and thoroughly entertaining outing, I highly recommend joining this pub tour. It's a journey through time and taste that you won't soon forget. Cheers to a wonderful experience!

Alison Rollings Jun 2023


Fantastic day out, Erin, our driver made the day extra fun with her interaction with the group. 100% recommend using Dave’s tours for your Hunter Valley wine tour experience.

David Cherrie Apr 2023


The tour was very enjoyable. Craig had some great stories to tell. The walk was well planned and the pubs we visited all had interesting historic stories attached. Would recommend it to any one who loves The Rocks area and a beer.

The Rocks Pub Tour review by David Cherrie - Sydney

Vanessa Clements Mar 2023


Excellent tour would highly recommend. The three breweries we visited all had a different vibe and offered a variety of beers to suit every taste. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and timed each visit perfectly.

Katie Goodwin Feb 2023


A great way to experience wineries out of the city as well as cover a wider variety including food and a distillery

Host's response

Hi Katie, thank you for taking the time to review. I have emailed you directly and look forward to hearing back from you.

Regards, Cat

John Dohnt Jan 2023


It was a beer and food tour. Someone forgot the food side. We had starters at the Lucky Hotel then nothing else until the end where we had a potato pie and cold chips. Quite average.

Host's response

Hi John,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.

I'm sorry to hear that you felt that the food element was lacking on our tour. We have addressed this with your tour guide. He advised that food was served at 2 of the 3 venues you visited on the day and that the group was offered the option of a waffle or an additional drink at the final venue.

We will take all the points you have raised onboard to improve the experience for future guests.

Warm regards,
Dave's Travel

Wendy Wilson Jan 2023


Great trip. Definitely my favourite day whilst bin Sydney. I would recommend this trip for all those wishing to try Australian wine and visit the stunning Hunter Valley with the occasional wild kangaroo!

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Wendy Wilson - Sydney

Michelle Edwards Jan 2023


We had a good time at our winery, chocolate and gin tour.
Tim our driver was fabulous

Sophie Carden Dec 2022


Great tour conducted by Crystal from Dave's Tour Groups She was fun and helpful throughout the day including pick up and drop off

Rakshith Sk Nov 2022


Andre tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The overall tour was very well organised. Highly recommended

Anthony Dufficy Nov 2022


A really good tour but wasn’t expecting to go to a gin distillery at the second stop. Enjoyed by those people who liked gin. Not me. Host was very nice and a good sampling of different beers.

Jessica Bezant Nov 2022


It was a great day. Well thought out and learnt lots! Would recommend to others.

Chocolatier, Winery and Distillery Tour review by Jessica Bezant - Canberra

Angela Wotten Oct 2022


The tour was great and we saw parts of The Rocks we had never been too before. Would recommend the tour. Our guide was great and a good storyteller

The Rocks Pub Tour review by Angela Wotten - Sydney

Lizeth Fernandez Oct 2022


Thank you David’s Food and wine tour. We had a lovely day. The experience was fantastic! We were a group of staff from a restaurant and we learnt lots about wine. The host was very fun and friendly. I will definitely recommend it.

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Lizeth Fernandez - Sydney

Laith Parissi Sep 2022


We were so lucky to have Collin as our guide. Hands down the best tour I’ve been on!

Lasse Weidemann Aug 2022


Matt was amazing he had a great knowledge of the world of beers and was super entertaining and friendly. His voice was very calming and soothing would love to hear more of that. Amazing guy amazing tour amazing day. Would highly recommend to anyone

Callum Arnold Aug 2022


Awesome understanding of the world of beer, and was very engaging and humorous. Would recommend

Robert Moran Jul 2022


Garth guided us on the evening and he was very knowledgeable on the art of brewing. We went to 2 small breweries and a gin distillery, all of which were fun. Worth doing.

Corey Williams Jun 2022


Our brewery guide Matt was a complete legend Great knowledge and very engaging. We were lucky to only have my friend and I on this tour which made it feel very personalised and I can tell you it was well above my expectations… lots of fun. Thanks guys

Cheryl Kalman May 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a fabulous tour! Robin was such a cool host and his co host was so lovely. I highly recommend this tour to anyone, no matter who you are or where from. The stops were great and I had an amazing day.

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Cheryl Kalman - Sydney

Rosemarie Maiva Apr 2022


Thank you so much for a great tour. We had the best tour guide . Big thanks to you Todd.

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Rosemarie Maiva - Hunter Valley

Leanne Lawrence Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The day was timed perfectly between venues and Ingrid was an amazing host who put you at ease and was very knowledgeable about wine and gin!

Kristy Lang Jan 2022


My group and I had such a wonderful day thanks to our fabulous tour guide Todd. He went above and beyond for our group, allowing us to have such a great day.
Would HIGHLY recommend this tour/tour group to anyone wanting a fun and insightful day in the Hunter Valley.

Dominic Robinson Jan 2022


Greg was AMAZING! Best tour guide ever, it was such a lovely experience and I couldnt have pictured a more stress-free and entertaining day!

Louis Barcelona Sep 2021


We booked the tour for our bucks party. I received discauraging email from ClassBento if we want to proceed because they dont think this is the best for buck parts, even though their ad says that it's perfect for bucks. Anyway, we still went and enjoyed the tour. When it was time to come home from the last venue, the van was not starting. the tour manager was trying for at least 10 mins and we decided to grab dinner because it was getting late and it did not look like we were going anywhere anytime soon. The tour manager ended up leaving us in the last venue without telling us that she's leaving. She did not ask if we need lift back to drop off point, which we did.

Host's response

Thanks for the review Louis. Our guide's tour report of the day is a little different.

The bus did have a battery issue at the end of the day. While waiting, the majority of your group decided to go to the brewery for more beer and food while i spoke with her on the phone and organised Ubers for you and the other guests.
When the guide found your group in the brewery, you had ordered burgers and beers and agreed you were okay to make your own way back. I know you didn't get in the Ubers as I had to cancel one of the 3 I ordered.

Regards,
Gregg

Kyle Hume Jun 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Col (colin) our driver guide for our tour was excellent. Funny, informative, patient.
Tour is worth going on. Winery are excellent.

Rajveer Singh Apr 2021


Overall a great experience and our guide Greg was simply amazing. Out of the 3 wineries that we went to , 2 were good and one was ok but overall a nice trip. Will recommend to all.

Ms Mader Mar 2021


Delicious products. Fascinating talk about the steps needed to make chocolate with some interesting stories as to how the owners grew their business to what it is today. Cannot wait for their Gelato to take off.

Sarah Fitzsimmons Feb 2021


This was a really great tour! Jason was a wonderful tour guide. Got to see wome wonderful place and great tasting beer and delicious tastings
Definitely recommended!

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Sarah Fitzsimmons - Newcastle

Host's response

Hi Sarah,
Thanks so much for the feedback - we'll make sure that Jason gets your kind words!
Hope to see you back on tour soon.
Cheers,
The Dave's Team

Renee Estrella Jan 2021


It was great day out. The pubs we went had amazing food and beers. Dave (Greg) did a great job entertaining us, from sharing his knowledge about the beers, brewery, matching the beers with food and great sense of humour. Highly recommended this tour to get to know the craft beers in Newcastle

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