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Melbourne By Foot

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 311 081
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Ranked #4 of 216 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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Small group of 4. Dave was a relaxed but informative guide made everyone feel included. I went on Melbourne visitor bus in morning which was also good but by Foot you definitely get a different feel for the city. Not a hard pace mostly level lovely stop for arvo tea. As a 1st time to Melbourne and travelling solo 50+... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I did both the walking and the beer tours, both at the same day, during my adventurous holiday in Melbourne a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed both tours. Dave was very knowledgeable, and took his time to tell us all very thoroughly, making the tours very interesting and pleasant at all times. I was also lucky to enjoy a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I loved this 3 hour walking tour of the city. Learned about the beer culture, the various legislations for drinking, the laneway culture as well as going through 4 great pubs and enjoying a beer at each one. The burger at Beer DeLuxe was awesome. Think of it as a get together of mates and having a good night. David... More

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

Hi Tony, It was great to meet you and share the tour experience with you and the group last week. The Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne tour was conceived as a way to share a fun and social evening with a group learning about history and tasting some delicious local beers. For you to say it was like 'a get... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were visiting family in Melbourne in October and thought it would be good to find out a bit more about the City. Booked this tour as it was recommend in the "Rough Guide" and would definitely recommend it to others. Very informative about history, street art, places to eat and visit. Took a couple of Dave's eating tips -... More

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

Hi Tracy - Frank, Your first review on Trip Advisor - thanks for penning such a positive review. It's been a great honour to have our tour listed in some guide books and it's pleasing to know that it lived up to the recommendation. We always say that your exploration of Melbourne begins with out tour and I'm happy that... More

roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I joint this tour during a very short visit to Melbourne in October (on a pretty rainy day!). We were 5 and Dave walked us around through narrow lanes and grand arcades for a bit over 3 hours. It is a very easy walk, suitable to everybody. I particularly enjoyed his stories about street art and artists and found very... More

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

Hi Momo, Thanks for your recommendation and for taking the time to pen a positive review. I get great satisfaction knowing that you experienced a unique side of the city by coming on our Cultural Walk tour. The street art is a defining characteristic of our city's laneways and a highlight for many visitors - I'm glad you enjoyed it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited family in Australia who live near Melbourne in Wattle Glen. Melbourne itself is a very cosmopolitan city where you can experience many different world cultures. Eating in Melbourne is a truly great food journey, you can eat three meals a day for over a week and never have the same type of meal twice. The city itself has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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

Hi Martin, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a great pleasure to show you around the streets of Melbourne on our Cultural Walk. The Melbourne Museum is certainly a great place to visit and a nice complementary experience with our tour. I am happy that you enjoyed the range of information and personable nature of... More

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

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