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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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Excellent Tour! Not to be missed

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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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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Denver, Colorado, USA
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are a solo traveller and have limited time here, I strongly recommend Dave's walking tour. I had only 3 days here and was travelling alone in early March. With one afternoon, Dave showed us the historical sights (with a lot of interesting stories), typical tourist places, and some very cool spots from a local point of view. This... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Loved it! Great way to see and find out more about Melbourne, meet interesting people, enjoy great beer, and cap it all with a great burger meal at the end. Dave is an excellent host / guide!

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

Hi Brian, Thanks for taking some time out to write a review - and including a nice picture of your family on the tour. It's always great when locals come along to share a tour experience with visiting family and relatives. I was particularly impressed with your enthusiasm for the tour and social aspects of our Beer Lovers Guide to... More 

Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great trip, we saw and heard about many interesting facts on Melbourne, Dave was an excellent guide.

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

Hi Sanda, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was great to have an opportunity to share the city with you. Hopefully your travel plans bring you back here again one day. Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More 

Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I booked a tour online to give my brother a good perspective of Melbourne as it was his first visit. And we weren't disappointed. We were also very lucky to be the only people in the tour that day! Dave and Lucas took us around Federation Square, the CBD into some very interesting lane ways and landmarks. We got a... More 

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

Hi Mary, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was an honour for Lucas and I to take you and your brother around the city on his maiden trip to our city. It's pleasing to know you enjoyed the laid back nature of the tour - we want to provide an experience where guests feel like their... More 

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