Historical Tours Sydney & Surrounds

Are you the type of person who wants to know more about the places you visit? Two Feet & a Heartbeat are your heritage and cultural tourism experts.


We offer daily tours in Sydney and The Rocks that explore the history, culture, influential people and the events that helped shaped the Harbour City. All of this is done in a friendly conversational manner with a knowledgeable local.

Sydney With Conviction:   Experience Sydney from a local perspective (which, let’s face it, is the best perspective imaginable!). Explore all the city icons, like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, but explore them in a way most tourists don’t. We’ll take the least-walked path on this Sydney walking tour, and meander through this fascinating city’s tumultuous history and into the modern day.

This historic Sydney tour makes its way along “The Tank Stream”, the blue line that runs through the city (you’ll find out what this line means on the tour!). We’ll go through Hyde Park, retracing the steps that saw a small stream become the life source for a new country. We’ll hit up the major sights, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Angel Place, Parliament House, the Mint, and the Barracks, but in a way you wouldn’t experience on your own.

This Sydney tour is a warts and all account of the birth of modern Australia and the legacies left from decisions made and the people who made them: those who won, those who lost, and everyone in between. Factual, funny, irreverent, and anecdotal – this Sydney walking tour is a great local experience packed full of Sydney history!

When Rum Ran The Rocks:  Alright, let’s get to know Sydney a little better – what do you say?

Wind your way through the back alleyways, up the steps and back in time to uncover the stories and people who shaped this fledgling colony. Hear all about Sydney’s oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all… rum!

As Australia’s first neighbourhood, the Rocks was literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. On this Sydney walking tour, we’ll 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 on this Sydney Rocks tour we’ll make pit stops at some classic local spots, starting off with a wine tasting in the heart of the Rocks and a lesson in wine appreciation and the local industry. From there, we’ll explore the once seedy back alleyways, which today are very safe and feature many great photo opportunities.

Relax over dinner (gourmet burger or vegetarian option included) with a matched craft beer at a historic pub. Fuelled up, we’ll delve deeper into some of the most unique and off-the-beaten-track parts of the Rocks. Not only will you get to work off your meal and hear more intriguing historical stories, but we’ll also visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia, before hunkering down to enjoy one last beer together.

Tour includes:
* Guided historical walking tour of the Rocks from a local guide
* Fascinating tales of convicts, settlers, bars and a military coup
* Wine Tasting
* Gourmet burger with matched craft beer
Beer/wine/softdrink at conclusion of tour