Dave's Travel Group

Dave's Travel Group

Dave's delivers drink, food, history & cultural tours & experiences in Sydney, Canberra & the Hunter

Dave’s Brewery Tours is Sydney's only specialist craft beer, wine and distillery tour operator. We are all about getting you closer to those who make great food and drink.

15/11/2023

Go Garth! You"ll always be a Dave to us....just "French Dave" formerly known as "Belgian Dave" ('Slow Dave' seemed too mean haha)

What makes a Frenchies brewer tick? Over the next few months, we’ll be picking the brains of different members of our crew, and first up, we’ve got Brewer, Garth!⁠

🍻 How do you spend your days at Frenchies? ⁠

In no particular order: cleaning, brewing, transferring and running between our two breweries.⁠

🍻 Tell us a bit about your career to date. ⁠

After years of working in various corporate roles I landed at Dave's Brewery Tours as both the Operations Manager and as a Tour Guide. While at Dave's I saw my fellow guides become brewers and I decided that I wanted to follow suit, so I enrolled in TAFE, obtained my Certificate III in Micro Brewing, and completed a two-year apprenticeship at Slow Lane Brewing in Botany, after which I got the opportunity to join the Frenchies team.⁠

🍻 What’s your most trusty piece of brewing equipment? ⁠

My pocket knife. From opening bags of malt and hops to tightening hose clamps, I'd be lost without it.⁠

🍻 Talk us through your favourite beer style. ⁠

Belgian sours, Flanders Reds in particular, also Farmhouse Ales and anything from our friends at Wildflower.⁠

🍻 What’s your go-to Frenchies beer? ⁠

The Pale Ale. To me, it's the perfect knock-off beer: hop forward yet easy drinking.

07/11/2023

Our daily Blue Mountains tours (Roos, Blues & Views) are small group tours, so you can avoid the crowds. This is probably a bit of an extreme example 😃😃😃

05/11/2023

Dave's Marrickville Brewery Tour has been descibed as a 'delightful stroll amongst the breweries of Marrickville'. We agree, BUT we do visit a distillery to add more delightfulness!
Friday afternoon's tour has spaces if you want the perfect start to a delightful weekend.

02/11/2023

Raise a glass to good times and great drinks on our Vins, Gins & Tins tour! 🍷🍺🍸

Limited space available on Sunday 5 November

Photos from Dave's Travel Group's post 31/10/2023

Our Rock N Roll Dave's Tours t-shirt has got a bit more colour and we LOVE IT!
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Big thanks to our mates for the original design and refresh.
Shirts available from the daves.com.au website

29/10/2023

Unwind and relax with us on our Hop Hunter brewery tour. The perfect way to spend your weekend, tasting the finest brews in the scenic Hunter Valley. 🍻

Book your spot now for Saturday 4 November, departing Sydney, Newcastle & Hunter Valley

27/10/2023

Calling all gin lovers! 🍸 Join us on our Triple Treat tour in Canberra and taste some of the finest gin, wine and beer in town. Limited spots available on Sunday 5 November.

25/10/2023

Its warming up, but its still cool enough in the Blue Mountains for a light lunch on the daily Roos, Blues & Views tour.
All Dave's full day tours are all inclusive and include a delicious lunch!

19/10/2023

The Prince Henry Cliff walk is looking beautiful (and optional) on Dave's new Blue Mountains day tour "Roos, Blues & Views"! 🦘🚠⛰👀

Use promo code "20offGP" for 20% off all direct bookings until 30 November 2023!

18/10/2023

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday? Join us on our Vin & Gin tour for a unique and delicious day in Canber

Use promo code GIN20 for 20% off all bookings on Vin & Gin for this Saturday 21 October!

11/10/2023

Ready for your midweek dose of cheer? 🍻 Join us for a brew-tiful walking tour around Sydney's best breweries! 🍻🎄 The perfect plan for your staff Christmas Party

09/10/2023

Did you know that hop bines (not vines) only grow in a clockwise direction? Learn more brewing facts on our Northern Exposure tour this Saturday 14 October! 🍻

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04/10/2023

Who says it's too early for a wine tour? 🍷 Uncork your Wednesday (or any day) and toast to a mid-week trip to the Hunter! Tag your partner in crime and you can work on the sickie excuses together. Cheers!

02/10/2023

Cheers 🍻 to exploring Canberra's craft beer scene! Come join us for the ultimate beer tour on our CanBEERa Explorer on Saturday 14 October 🍺

Capital Brewing Co. 🍻

27/09/2023

Spreading some holiday cheer, one pint at a time!🍻 Join us for an unforgettable Christmas party on our midweek Sydney brewery tour. Tag your beer-lover buddy!

Dad & Dave's Brewing

25/09/2023

The Taste Of The Hunter tour includes a relaxed lunch where you can share stories and share a glass 🍷🍷🍷 with your (potentially) new best mates

23/09/2023

Congrats on the opening and delicious beers Future Brewing.
Wikipedia reckons there is only a population of 3630 in St Peters with ...thats a brewery per for every 1210 people. The Daves like those numbers 🍻🍻🍻

20/09/2023

If you can't hear the vines talk, let a Dave translate for you. Learn about wine production on our Taste of the Hunter tour. Departs Sydney, Newcastle and Hunter Valley 7 days a week.

19/09/2023

Cheers and congrats on the opening to our new Marrickville neighbours . Get down and check out their cool space and even cooler orange kombi!

18/09/2023

Sleigh the work Christmas Party with Dave's! Cheers to good times and festive vibes 🍷🎄

16/09/2023

Sometimes you just gotta get out of the bus for a kangaroo 🦘🦘🦘 photo op! Especially if its your first one.

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14/09/2023

Dave's Balmain Pub Tour is full great stories, great drinks and great laughs! We don't run tours on 'the Peninsula' all that often anymore, so jump on one when you see it available! Next tour is on Saturday September 23.

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11/09/2023

Its never too early for an ale 🍺...especially if you've got a busy Saturday arvo planned. Luckily Daves has you covered with our Saturday 🌞morning 3x3 tour that gets you into three breweries and back in time for lunch.
We've got a tour this Saturday starting at 10AM!

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08/09/2023

Ready to launch into a galaxy 💫 of flavour? Enigma Fine Chocolates paired with The Canberra Distillery gin is a match made in heaven 😍 and we do exactly that on our Canberra Vin & Gin tour! Seats still available for Friday 15th.

06/09/2023

Dave's daily Taste Of The Hunter tours include a winery production tour and you might even get into the barrel room if you're lucky!

04/09/2023

Cheers to the weekends with a beer in hand, and legendary tales from Bob Hawke on Dave's Marrickville Brewery Tour! Join us for an afternoon of laughter, insights, beers and good company. We don't always visit Hawke's Brewing Co. on this tour so make sure you request a beer with Hawkie when you book!

02/09/2023

You can always tell how much a tour guide is fibbing by the amount of beer in their glass 🍺
We have pub tours of daily including 2:30 on Father's Day Sunday.

01/09/2023

Daves Sydney Walking Brewery Tour starts at Atomic in Redfern. Get on it for some attractive artwork to spy in between your even more attractive beers! 😍😍😍

31/08/2023

Fathers Day Pub Tour of The Rocks with the old man gets 👍
And thats as emotive as he is gonna get!

30/08/2023

A beer tour on Fathers Day sounds perfect and luckily Daves has got seats in Sydney this Sunday.

29/08/2023

Take your wine Dad to the Hunter for the day this Sunday with Dave's Taste Of The Hunter Tour.
And yes, we can do some beers too!

28/08/2023

Celebrate Fathers Day by taking Dad on a Daves Pub Tour of The Rocks. We've got the beers, tall stories and Dad jokes covered so he can kick back and relax...but we all know he wont! He'll love it and be chirping and chiming in all day!

Photos from Dave's Travel Group's post 27/08/2023

Fathers Day 2023 is sorted with a tour on Sunday September 3 from your mate's at Dave's. For a full day of Dad jokes, we have our Hunter Valley wine, gin, cheese and chocolate tour and in the arvo we have a Sydney brewery tour or The Rocks Pub Tour

23/08/2023

Barrels of laughs and beers on a Dave's brewery tour with mates! If you've got an event to celebrate, ditch the pub and make it a tour. Just let us know what you're looking for and we'll knock up an awesome tour in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Blue Mounatins and everywhere in between.

21/08/2023

Dad deserves the best this Father's Day! 🎁 Treat him to the gift of choice with our Father's Day gift voucher. Whether he's into beer, wine or spirits, there's a Dave's tour experience for every amazing dad out there. 💙 Don't miss out on cementing your status as favourite child, get your Father's Day gift voucher now and let him pick the perfect tour. 🎉

17/08/2023

Wine and cheese, yes please! Dave's Taste Of The Hunter tours include wine and cheese and wine and chocolate. This is Hunterbelle Cheese Factory at

14/08/2023

Cheers to all the craft beer-loving dads out there! 🍻 Join us on August 26th for an unforgettable Hunter Valley Brewery Tour, the perfect Father's Day treat. Indulge in delicious brews and become the afvourite child by getting your gift in a week early! Just hop on board in Sydney, Newcastle or the Hunter Valley and let us take care of the rest! Book your spot now and make this Father's Day one to remember. 🎉

13/08/2023

Sunday arvo fun on The Rocks Pub Tour!

Photos from Dave's Travel Group's post 11/08/2023

WE ARE DAVE’S

Enabling people to experience local Australian flavours & stories is what we’re all about. We offer (pub) walking tours, brewery, winery, distillery and cidery tours & events in Sydney, Canberra, Hunter Valley & Newcastle and beyond.

We’re passionate about showing you local and 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 tour of one of our local breweries, wineries or distillery, 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.

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