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Melbourne By Foot

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 311 081
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Ranked #3 of 201 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Gerry gave us a great tour this afternoon of Melbourne. Very friendly, knowledgable, and upbeat. I was curious how he handles free-loaders....be sure to ask him for a good laugh!

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

Hi Jonathon, Thanks for taking the time to pen such a swift review! Happy we could squeeze you into yesterday's tour. Sounds like you had a great time with Gerry - he's a great ambassador to city (working across a few fields in the tourism industry) and friendly and knowledgeable guide. I'll have to ask him what his method for... More

Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a lovely day around the city with Gerry who was warm and friendly. He answered all our questions and went above and beyond with helping us with other things we were curious about in the city and places to see and do. It was a great day and we both would highly recommend it to anyone new or... More

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

Hi Halina, It sounds like you had a great time with Gerry - he is a great guide with a real passion for Melbourne. Melbourne By Foot is all about engaging guests with local experience and we are more than happy to spend some extra time and effort for you to get the most out of your stay. Thanks and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is great value with Dave - such a personal and friendly guide with a wealth of historical knowledge. He was able to show us so much of the colour and flavour around the city that we would never have found on our own. Even if we did his knowledge of local artists and activities made it all so much... More

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

Hi Douglas, Thanks for taking the time to write such a glowing review. It was a great pleasure to have you and your daughter on the tour as first time visitors to the city. Melbourne By Foot was conceived through a passion for travel and sharing local experience and I get great pleasure through offering that experience to visitors to... More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My two kids, partner and I took the cultural tour with Dave. A great afternoon was had by all as we walked around the center city and learned about the history, culture and street art of Melbourne, including some great glimpses into the Melbourne cafe culture that we joined later in the trip. Well worth the cost. Dave was really... More

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

Hi SanFranFamily2014, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was great to share the experience with you and your two children. We always recommend the tour as a first stop for guests with a great insight an orientation of the city. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the laid back nature of the tour (and... More

Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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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Dave C, Owner at Melbourne By Foot, responded to this review

Hi Mrtynz, Happy to know this is on top of your list of beer tours - even if it is the only one (so far)! It sounds like you enjoyed visiting some of the venues and the historical context of the tour. We pride ourselves on taking guests to some places they would not otherwise find. Hope to see you... More

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

Hi Paddi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a great pleasure having you and Jill along as both as locals and visitors. When conceiving Melbourne By Foot, I wanted to replicate the experience of being shown around a new city with a friend. What I didn't realise is there would be many more locals and... More

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

Hi Em, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are lucky to live in a city of great treasures - many hidden from the main streets. A 10/10 is a huge compliment and I'm pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your tour with Melbourne By Foot. Hope to see you back here again in the future. Regards, Dave... More

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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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

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