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Melbourne By Foot

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 311 081
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Ranked #4 of 184 activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was my first time visiting Melbourne and this tour gave great insights into Melbourne's history and what makes Melbourne what it is. When I visit a new city I like to know its origins and hear stories about it because people leave legacies that shape different places. It can be overwhelming visiting a new city without knowing where to... More

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Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Off the plane, got rid of bags and I was down to meet the Melbourne on foot tour. I loved the history, art and little gems you learn from knowledgable and personable Dave. Have been to Melbourne half a dozen times and felt I really got to know the inner city more this time by starting with the tour. You... More

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the tour in early April with Dave, a really personable and knowledgable guide. He really gave us a great overview of the city, taking in really varied aspects including colonial history, aboriginal history, contemporary cafe culture, and art and street art. He really took the time to make sure everyone had a great tour. Thanks Dave.

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

Hi nomis1087, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. When we conceived our Cultural Walk tour we wanted to highlight a broad spectrum of Melbourne's cultural landscape. It's pleasing to hear you enjoyed the diversity in subject from Aboriginal and colonial history through to street art and contemporary cafe culture. I'm also happy you enjoyed the personable nature... More

Plano, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of doing both the Cultural and the Beer Lover's tours a couple of weeks ago, and we loved them. Both tours were groups of less than 10 people and included locals, as well as Australian and international travellers. Visiting with other tour members is encouraged and definitely enhances the experience. Dave, our friendly... More

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

Hi Mary & Charles, Firstly, thanks for taking to time to share your account of the two tours you took with us. I had such a great time with both of you and the groups that shared the experiences with us. I had always hoped that a Melbourne By Foot experience would be likened to being shown around by a... More

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very enjoyable tour, gives you a lot of insight into the city; you see the laneways and alleyways as well as some of the major sights. We suggest that you do this early in your stay (we didn't, unfortunately); it gives you a lot of ideas of where to go.

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

Hello wymanz2go, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We always recommend visiting guests take the tour on their first day as we like to point out many great places for further exploration including places to eat & drink. We also like to combine the city's famed laneways and arcades with some bigger sites - I am happy... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

As a Melburnian it was a great easy walk to do to reconnect with city history and sights particular to Melbourne.

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

Hi Michelle, We get an increasing amount of locals who join our tour looking to discover and alternative view on their city. It's satisfying to know you enjoyed connecting with your home town. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Regards. Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Having grown up in Melbourne it was great to revisit and see close up how it had changed for the better. Dave's tour was nicely casual and he presented the information well. Its not just the historical fact tour , it gets into what makes melbourne tick. Some tours just recite a script but Dave genuinely knows his stuff. Well... More

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

Hi Cyclinghobo, As a Melbourne native, I am pleased you enjoyed seeing the city from a different perspective. Melbourne is a young, vibrant and constantly changing metropolis and we are enthusiastic about the past, the present and the future. I am glad you enjoyed the casual nature of the tour and exploration beyond historical facts. Thanks for taking the time... More

Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

After a long flight to Melbourne yesterday morning, my daughter and I checked into our hotel and immediately made plans to take the walking tour in the afternoon. We had a wonderful time and learned a great deal from our knowledgeable tour guide (Dave). The walking tour gave us much needed perspective concerning the city layout, history and local culture.... More

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

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I admire your enthusiasm for travel - taking the tour the day you landed from a long haul flight. We often encourage visitors to take the tour on their first day to get the most out of their stay and I was pleased to run into you a few... More

Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great way to get to know Melbourne and things you wound't see in other tours! Our guide was great and well informed.

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

Hi Brupiace, Thanks for visiting Melbourne all the way from Brazil. At Melbourne By Foot we like to highlight the big sites of Melbourne as well as the parts that are off the beaten track. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the informative tour. All the best, Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was visiting Melbourne on my own and wanted to find out about the different beer and breweries in and around Melbourne. This tour was perfect. The group size was not too large and the tour guide, Dave, was welcoming and friendly and conducted the tour without making us feel like we were on a mass organised commercial operation. Dave... More

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

Hi LeneAnn, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was great to have you along on the tour and sharing with the group your passion for real cask ales back in the UK. I am pleased you were able to gain an insight into beer, brewing and pubs here in the city from an historical and contemporary... More

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