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Melbourne By Foot

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 311 081
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Ranked #3 of 196 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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Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well it is the only beer tour I have done but it was a great experience and pretty much every pub we went to would be one I would not have known. Dave was a great guide and really knows his stuff. I would recommend this to everyone coming to Melbourne.

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Sorrento Western Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was given this tour as a gift from a Melbournian friend who ended up accompanying me on the walk. We had a fantastic time with Dave - who combines a wicked sense of humour with an amazing knowledge of the history and culture of the inner city. He has a great knack for describing historical facts without passing judgement!... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The best thing we did in Melbourne. We did the tour as way to get introduced to the city. It took us all throughout places we would have never gone by ourselves and gave us a great insight to the city and culture. Such a great time, 10/10 would recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a fantastic walking tour we took on our third day in Melbourne after moving from the US. It was really the perfect introduction to the Central Business District (CBD). Dave spent three hours with us, showing us not only the main tourist attractions but some of the lesser known sights & quirky spots only locals would know about.... More

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

Hi Jane, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! We always hope that visitors do this tour as their first stop and as new residents of the city, I am so happy that you got a great introduction to this fantastic city. Melbourne is a city of many treasures and the aim of Melbourne By Foot... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This tour was worth the time and money we spent. Beautiful sceneries & laneways for photography, easy walk with light historical stories. If MBF has more walking tours, other than the beer appreciation, we would not hesitate to book them too! Lovely experience.

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

Hi Unixorncraft, Thanks for taking the time to review your Cultural Walk tour. Happy to hear you enjoyed Melbourne's scenery, the laneways and the historical anecdotes. Looks like you snapped a great shot of your guide - Gerry - exploring AC/DC Lane (full of colour)! Hope to see you back in Melbourne again soon. Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The tour was three hours in the afternoon with Jerry. We went places that we wouldn't have come across on our own. A great way to get orientated to the city. Jerry was an excellent guide who imparted local history in a way that was interesting and left you wanting to learn more. Would recommend this to anyone who hasn't... More

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

Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Melbourne is a city of hidden treasures and we take great pride in showing off the path less traveled, as well as the iconic sites. We always recommend visitors take the tour on their first day to benefit from orientation and our recommendations for other places to visit, eat... More

Sydney, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had the pleasure of doing a Melbourne CBD overview walk with Dave, There was only one other guest so was like a private tour. Dave was very knowledgeable and engaging and have a very good overview of the history of Melbourne from initial indigenous settlement and then the development of Melbourne over time through to modern Melbourne including many laneways... More

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

Hi Geoff, I was lovely to meet and share the city with you. As an avid traveler and visitor to Melbourne, I take pride in your appreciation of our Cultural Walk tour. We strive to provide tours that are engaging and diverse in the content matter and it's great to know this was an element that you enjoyed. Thanks for... More

Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Five of us (ages 25-62) did the the Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne pub walk our first night in Melbourne. The tour was a fun way to get an overview of the city and learn the importance of pubs to the founding/history of Melbourne - - while drinking beer of course ! At the last pub we had a yummy... More

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

Hi OgoCinco, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We always say that history tastes better with beer.. it's more fun too! It was great to meet your travelling family and share your first night here in Melbourne. We want to provide an entertaining evening with a mixture of history, tasty beer and an insight into the nightlife... More

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I purchased the 'Cultural Tour' as Kris Kringle presents for my two nieces but in the end the whole family decided to join in as well. Even though we are all from Melbourne we learnt so much, and saw many things that we just never knew about in this amazing city that we live in. Dave was a wonderful tour... More

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

Hi Jools, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm always inspired by locals who love to get out and explore their own backyard - especially when they bring their whole family! It was great to meet you all and I enjoyed your enthusiasm and sense of humour as well! I'm pleased you enjoyed the mix of knowledge... More

Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I had never been to Melbourne before and found this tour to be a great way to explore and learn so much in a short amount of time. Would recommend this tour to friends and would love to try another one of their tours next time.

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

Hi CJbk, As a first time visitor, I am pleased that we were able to share our side of the city with you on our Cultural Walk. I hope you enjoyed the exploration of the tour as well as your subsequent days in the city. It's important to us that our tours are affordable and represent value for money. Thanks... More

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