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Melbourne By Foot

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Address: Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 311 081
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Description: Once described as a 'comprehensive highlight of the city', the Melbourne...
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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So much to see and do. Really interesting. Great restaurants, snack bars etc., always some type of entertainment happening. Well worth doing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do. Really interesting. Great restaurants, snack bars etc., always some type of entertainment happening. Well worth doing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

From Federation square its foodie heaven in any direction, including Fed square itself. Going up Swanston you can eat your way to Melbourne Central. Across the Yarra there's the Botanical Gardens with a really nice cafe and restaurants. Walk around the "Tan" past the Yarra. Or go up Little Collins and you get among the best nouveau/fusion/foodie (try Papa Goose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I booked the Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne and were so glad we did. Dave was a warm, friendly and very knowledgeable guide to the Melbourne beer scene. He included just enough history to inform and provide background, but it was never long-winded or boring, and he managed to somehow keep our rather large group ( a... More 

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

Hi Rebecca, It was great to meet you and Dan last week and have the opportunity to share the city with you.! It sounds like you enjoyed the tour as well as the company and local cultural experience. You summed up the tour well by saying that it's a little bit of history, culture and beer. Thanks for taking the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

David was as personable as he was knowledgeable about the lesser known streets and back stories of Melboure's unique history and architecture, especially the street art and early origins. A great way to spend three hours and get in a good walk. I was especially impressed with how David took the time to talk to each participant on the tour... More 

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

Hi JD, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. When I started Melbourne By Foot I wanted to replicate the experience of being led around a city by a friend. I find great satisfaction knowing that you enjoyed the insights and personable nature of the tour. Hope to see you back here again soon. Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been to Melbourne quite a few times before but Dave's tour gave a very new and exciting perspective of the city. Loved the laneways, the ever-changing artwork on the walls, the insights into the colourful history as well as meeting new people. I can't recommend the tour highly enough, I'm sure you'll love it, too!

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

Hi Slothlorian, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We get a broad selection of guests on our tour from first time visitors, regular Melbourne travelers and locals. It's always a great feeling to know that regardless of how many times you visit, there is always something new to appreciate. Looks like you got some nice photos of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I are actually locals but decided to play tourist in our fair city for a couple of perfect spring days. We both know a fair bit of the history of the city and have seen significant change over the years,so were pleasantly surprised by the information and places of interest this led us to. Certainly not a... More 

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

Hi Marg, It was at absolute pleasure to have your along on tour with as much enthusiasm as anyone seeing the city with fresh eyes. Sometimes it take a new perspective to get fresh enthusiasm for the city. I am pleased to know that your experience with us excelled against your experiences overseas. We hope to see you out and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Dave was a fantastic tour guide, well versed in the local history and very knowledgeable about what was happening around Melbourne. Even as a tourist from Sydney, I learnt things about Australia's History I had missed in high school and was recommended some great bars and restaurants to visit.

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

Hi CaptainRedBeard, As Australians, our schooling system has a lot to answer for in terms of Australian history. Lucky we have walking tours to keep us well educated. Thanks for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Happy to hear you enjoyed some of our bar recommendations as well. Cheers, Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Tour guide David was great and although this was my 4th time to Melbourne, I learned a lot. Especially loved when the tours took us into some alleyways for some really cool street art.

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

HI Kate, Thanks for the review. We get many guests who have traveled to the city numerous times in the past coming to us looking for a fresh perspective - it's great to know you enjoyed the tour. The street art is a big highlight for many of our guests. See you back here again soon, no doubt. Regards. Dave... More 

Denver, Colorado, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have had success with walking tours in other cities so decided to book this tour for our first afternoon in Melbourne. Melbourne by Foot was yet another successful way to get acclimated to a new city and to learn some interesting history, along with insider tips. Dave is a great guide - so personable and informative without lecturing or... More 

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

Hi RockyMountain Travel, Thanks for your kind review. We also agree that walking tours are the best way to see a city. I am pleased to know that enjoyed the way the tour weaved from the indigenous times of the city through to the modern culture. We are also big on local experience outside of the tour and are more... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Booked the cultural tour on the recommendation of my Lonely Planet guide. And overall the tour was a great way to see the CBD and learn more about Melbourne's history. We had a big group that day (around 10-12 people) so we ran a bit behind because some had trouble keeping up. But we still covered a lot of ground... More 

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

Hi Bayjb, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you visited us during one of our busier times and certainly one of the nicest times of year to visit the city. We do try to cater our tours to appeal to people of all ages and nationalities. There is quite a bit of walking which... More 

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