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Melbourne By Foot

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 311 081
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Ranked #4 of 212 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Did this tour with a friend when we were in Melbourne for about 3 days. Money and time were very well spent, I would recommend it to everyone! Dave showed us street art, places of common interest, aboriginal and settler's history and knew stories about everything. Before the tour, we visited the Melbourne Museum, which gave us some background about... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I really enjoyed it. The tour guide told us the history of Melbourne and some great attractions, but mostly the graffiti. Very nice for young ones. A must!

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

Hi Elv87, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The street art on the tour is a highlight for many visitors and I am pleased to know you enjoyed this aspect of our Cultural Walk as well as the history. I hope you have the opportunity to return to Melbourne again in the future. Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been to Melbourne many times over the years, spending most of our time in the CBD. This trip we decided to participate in a walking tour to learn more about the city we love to visit. Our guide (I think it was Dave!) was a wealth of knowledge which he shared with the small group of 8 in... More

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

Hi Vicki, As a regular visitor to the city, we perhaps have to take a few extra steps to impress you it's beauty! The city is constantly changing as we get more and more regular visitors and locals enjoying our Cultural Walk tour. The fact that we have armed you with enough knowledge and information to annoy your friends is... More

Walthamstow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I did this tour and highly recommend this tour to anybody Else. You go at a leisurely pace whilst Dave points out various parts of the city centre including the beginning of Melbourne as a city, various places with street art, good places for breakfast.

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

Hi Simon, It was great to meet you and share the tour experience whilst you were here on holiday. I am happy that you enjoyed the leisurely pace as well as the history and street art. It was first time to Melbourne and hopefully not your last. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne... More

Honiara, Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This tour is a "must do" on your first day in Melbourne because the hints and tips given to you by your guide will mean you make the most of your stay. Our guide Dave was very knowledgeable of the history of the CBD area, street art and lane ways. He provided a leaflet to take away with us and... More

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

Hi Lynn, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was great to meet you and your husband on holidays from the Solomon Islands! We always recommend that guests take the tour on their first day to get the most out of their trip both in the sites they see and the list of recommendations we... More

Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I took both walking tours offered by Melbourne by Foot (Cultural Walk and Beers Love Guide). I really enjoyed them! Dave is an excellent tour guide!! He has a vast knowledge about the city. Also, he's a very good person to chat with! We could talk about many different subjects during the tours! In the Cultural Walk, he told us... More

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

Hi Osvaldo, It was great to meet you and spend time with you on two different tours. I'm extremely happy that you enjoyed both experiences and the diversity of the city. We work hard to provide experiences that connect guests with heritage and modern aspects of the buzzing city life. We want to tours to be friendly + welcoming as... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

what a wonderful tour with excellent tour guide.. see the great arcades of melbourne including the block and royal arcades.. other small alleys and the wonderful historic buildings - including the manchester unity building. many cafes in the area.. nice shopping areas.

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

Hi Glenn, Thanks for taking the time to pen a review. As a Melburnian, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Melbourne By Foot. It sounds like the rich 'Marvellous Melbourne' era buildings and hidden backstreets were a highlight for you. Hope to welcome you back on another tour again soon. Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spend the afternoom with Dave, alone. Very informative tour and you are traveling with a mobile library about Melbourne.I thought I basically travelled everywhere in Melb. Well, Dave proved to me that I've been to literally NOWHERE. In a nutshell,Dave is THE guide you could wish for .Better start your trip in Melb. with this tour and you WILL NOT... More

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

Hi Cody, Thanks for such a positive review. 'A walking library'? That's the first time I've been given that title - something to be proud of as a guide for over four years. I'm overwhelmed that you enjoyed the tour so much - I really love showing locals and visitors a side of the city that is missed by many.... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was our first day in Melbourne and we had Dave as our tour guide for the cultural walk. It was the best way to get introduced to Melbourne city for first timers like us. Dave was very knowledgeable and shared with us things that we could easily miss or taken for granted. The walk through the various Melbourne laneways... More

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

Hi Ed-Yen, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. It always pleases me when I am able to connect visitors to the city with local experience both with the tour and recommendations on places to see and places to eat/drink. The laneways of the city are a highlight for many visitors and there is often more... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did the daily cultural walk with Dave as our tour guide. We'd been in Melbourne for a few days and had purposely hunted down a few of the famous streets and laneways. However, when Dave took us down these same streets it was like seeing them in a new and interesting light. There were so many things we'd just... More

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

Hi Megants, We always recommend guests take our Cultural Walk tour on their first full day in the city, however it's great to know that you enjoyed some of the already explored areas and new spaces on interest. I am glad I could provide some historical context and further insight into our great city. Thanks for taking the time to... More

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