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Melbourne By Foot

#32 of 237 Tours in Melbourne
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Central Business District
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Address: Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 1300 311 081

Once described as a 'comprehensive highlight of the city', the Melbourne By...

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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Highly recommend the tour and a must when you first arrive in Melbourne as you will get an understanding of the past & present. I am a local and our interstate visitor was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Had the walking tour with Dave. He did the tour well and all in all I really liked both him and the wonderful other people that was on the tour! Such a good crowd really! Nice with the coffee break as well so we in the group get to talk together! Could have been a bit longer tho. Got to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Highly recommend the tour and a must when you first arrive in Melbourne as you will get an understanding of the past & present. I am a local and our interstate visitor was going, thought I would tag along not realising that it would be so enjoyable. Excellent value for money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Purchased as a present for family holidaying in Melbourne as well as some locals. Learnt a lot of interesting facts about the city and saw some hidden gems. Was a fantastic day. It would have been nice to possibly see a bit of Little Bourke Street or QV Market. But can understand that time is limited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

What an amazing tour to get to know Melbourne. Worth every penny. Chris was an amazing guide so knowledgeable and friendly. The mix of history and local knowledge and the incredible buildings, arcades and lanes make for a fantastic tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We had a fun time on our recent Melbourne by Foot Beer Lovers Guide walking tour. Our guide Jordan was friendly and informative and we had fun mixing with the other people on the tour. I'm not a beer drinker but there were cider and wine options and the tour finished with a meal. This is a fun way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We loved our walk with Chris around some of Melbourne's well know and lesser know features. The range of stories relating to our history, cultural changes (e.g. the introduction of coffee houses during the temperance era), architecture (old and new), laneways, artwork, Melbourne’s nightlife (including uncovering some of our hidden bars and restaurants), made this a really interesting walk. I'd... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This provided a good introduction to the area, which was useful given that this was our first visit to the city. The guide has his script which is interesting and occasionally funny. He is less good when asked questions that deviate from his routine. All in all, a good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Walking with a group of 7 was ideal and Chris's insights into the history and culture (old and new) of Melbourne were are revelation - lived in Melbourne for a little while and visited many times - the length of the tour, both in distance covered, time taken and subjects covered was about perfect

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

Hi Fotofreak, Thanks for taking the time to pen a review. Our Cultural Walk tour is designed to give guests a highlight of Melbourne's past and present. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed the history and culture through Chris's insights and that you found the distance and time to be spot on! We hope to see you back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Had a rainy Thursday but that didn't dampen our host Chris's spirits. A fantastic experience learning a lot about Melbourne and going to places/locations that I would never have had experienced. Highly recommended and a great thing to do early in your stay if you are in Melbourne for a few days. Restaurant and bar tips for the remainder of... More 

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

Hi Hamish, You can't help a rainy day in Melbourne, can you? I am glad Chris's enthusiasm shone through in spite of the weather. Melbourne is a city of vast nooks and discoverable hidden gems, we pride ourselves on taking our guests to experience parts of the city that could not have found on their own. Thanks for your recommendation.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the history he provided and the places he took us to. It's a great way to orient yourself with the city. The laneways are super cool. Money well spent.

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

Hi Kunbi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Really please that you enjoyed the mix of history couple with our laneways - certainly a highlight for many visitors to the city. Hope to see you back here again soon/ Regards, Dave Carswell Melbourne By Foot More 

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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