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Melbourne By Foot

Address: Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 311 081
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Once described as a 'comprehensive highlight of the city', the...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Once described as a 'comprehensive highlight of the city', the Melbourne By Foot walking tour is a must for any visitor to the cultural capital of Australia. At only $40 (including coffee/tea) and with daily departures, Melbourne By Foot is the most convenient and best value way to experience the city. Our fun and informal tours show our enthusiasm for the city's past and present, our friendly guides are all 'big on Melbourne' and we are happy to share with you the unique parts of the city which many visitors miss.We have recently launched a new tour called 'The Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne'. We have combined our passion for the past and present as well as our enthusiasm for the local craft beer scene to create an interesting and enjoyable night time tour. Come and experience Melbourne with us.
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I booked a tour online to give my brother a good perspective of Melbourne as it was his first visit. And we weren't disappointed. We were also very lucky to be the only people in the tour that day! Dave and Lucas took us around Federation Square, the CBD into some very interesting lane ways and landmarks. We got a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went on this walking tour when in Melbourne in January and it was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip. Dave is a great host, full of interesting facts and knowledge about Melbourne but also a natural host and seemed to really enjoy his job. We did it at the start of the trip which I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A must do while in Melbourne city. This gentle 3 hour walk takes you to hidden gems that you've probably walked past a hundred times. Our guide, Brad "Pitt", was a fantastic guide. Without giving too much away, you'll gain an appreciation for the art in the lane ways, the history of the city and discover some must do restaurants.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went on the tour with Dave on the first day of my stay in the city. I came out of it with several great places to visit on my own walking adventures later in my trip. The CBD is definitely very walkable, and the tour covers much of it. Overall, I'd highly recommend it as a great way to... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had some time to myself while my husband was in Australia for business. Found this tour with great reviews. They were 100% correct. Dave shared lots of knowledge... everything from why Fed Square looks the way is does to the history of the street artists from Hosier Street. I was able to walk around the area and share info... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The tour was fantastic. We all enjoyed it very much. It was a good balance between, history, heritage and humor! The coffee break was also a good idea and finishing with the cultural aspect of the arcades worked well. It's hard to change anything. Thnx, Dave!

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Naples, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We found this tour on TripAdvisor and after reading the reviews, we determined that it would be a good way to get an introduction to Melbourne. We only had one day as a cruise stop. We were met by Dave, the Owner/Guide and our group consisted of the two of us and three others. Just the right size for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our group of 10 had a wonderful time seeing the sights of Melbourne. We especially liked the graffiti lanes and the stops for beer. It was a great way to see some of the highlights of this great city in a limited amount of time.

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Dave C, Owner at Melbourne By Foot, responded to this review

Hi Judy, It was a pleasure to custom a tour for your family on your short visit last month. A tour including Street art and beer really demonstrates some of the best parts of the city - I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully you get to spend some more time in the city in the future. Thanks for taking the... More 

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59 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Really great walking tour covering history, culture, art and architecture. Lots of hidden Melbourne that you would never find on your own. Interesting, informative and entertaining. Dave is a great story teller and gives you the inside track. Enjoyed a lovely beer in t'he Young and Jackson pub recommended by Dave. Must do while in this fantastic city. Highly recommended.

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Dave C, Owner at Melbourne By Foot, responded to this review

Hi FreelancerLondon, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me, the mixture of information and the insiders view to the city. Melbourne is a marvellous city for exploration and it sounds like we put you on the right path to get the most out of your stay..... More 

Greater Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I did the "Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne" tour and absolutely loved it! Despite being from Melbourne originally (although I now live in Canberra), I learnt so much that I had never known about the city, about drinking culture, and about beer! The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly and personable, and the burger and chips at... More 

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Dave C, Owner at Melbourne By Foot, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, Some great action shots you have included there! Surprisingly we get many locals who come along on our tours and we are thrilled to hear that they enjoy them as much as first time visitors. It's also pleasing to know you enjoyed the personable nature of the tour - we like to tell guests that a tour experience... More 

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