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Hidden Secrets Tours

Melbourne, Australia
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About Hidden Secrets Tours
We will be back, new tours and insights, but for now we are on hold for tour operation until October 26, 2020. We can’t wait to see you!! — — Melbourne's Original Laneway Walking Tours. Indulge in a vibrant city with our Award winning walking tours through Melbourne's back streets and Laneways. Small groups, with creative local hosts enjoy the urban landscape that many locals miss. Discover intricacies of the past and the modern day in food and wine, fashion design, architecture and so much more. Just a few hours with us and so much of the city makes more sense. If you think you know Melbourne, then think again!
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne’s atmospheric lanes and beautiful 19th-century arcades are one of the city’s highlights. On this walking tour Melbourne’s historic lanes and arcades, benefit from a small group size of just eight people and pick up tips and recommendations from a local guide. End your tour with coffee and chocolates at a local cafe. Plus, add an optional lunch upgrade.
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3 to 4 hours
from $70.99

Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

Get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s renowned foodie scene with this 3-hour small group food and wine walking tour. Meet top chefs and expert sommeliers as you visit three of Melbourne’s mort renowned restaurants and tuck into special menu tasters, delicious seasonal delicacies and carefully selected wines. You’ll even get a map and dining guide to take away with you, so you’ll be all set for the rest of your stay.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $150.94

Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour

Discover Melbourne’s unique café culture that thrives among the city’s iconic laneways and arcades. Follow your local guide through charming backstreets and learn about the city’s growing foodie scene as you visit several unique caffeine outposts. Sip your joe like a local with an included cup of coffee and light café lunch. This small-group walking tour of no more than 8 people ensures a personalized experience.
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3 hours
from $81.75
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hspe2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Vejen, Denmark12 contributions2 helpful votes
A very fine tour, where our guide, Nicole, opened Melbourne for us and showed us to great spots and places of interest. Accompagnied with very relevant and interesting informations about both the history of Melbourne and and all the places we were shown. We would never have foundation the Hidden Lanes and Archades on our own!! Very much recommendable!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stpteach wrote a review Mar 2020
Shelton, Connecticut5 contributions
My friend and I had the luxury of being guided by Charley, who proved to be personable, kind, and extremely knowedable of local history. We were lucky to be the entire "group" so we felt we had a personal guided tour. And the coffee/chocolate break included in the tour was a most welcome treat, indeed! It was most worthwhile!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mary F wrote a review Mar 2020
Charleston, South Carolina21 contributions8 helpful votes
After a long flight from the USA ... and checking into a hotel . You wonder what made you think of taking a 3 hour walking tour... Well this was the best decision .... Lara was our guide and was on time and gathered the small group . Laid out what was a head for our tour ! Well , the history of Melbourne and the Arcades and all the local stops made this memorable. The stop for coffee in a local shop filled with history was the perfect midway to help us be reenergized. Lara provided tips for the balance of our trip in Melbourne which helped us to maximize our time in this amaizing city. Thank you!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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newmansg wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore58 contributions38 helpful votes
Jess was a good guide but the pace of this tour was a little slow for us. We wish we had covered a bit more ground. A number of things that were pointed out as world famous we had never heard of before and we have travelled quite a bit. I admire Jess's devotion to her home city and there is a lot to love about Melbourne but it was a bit over the top for us. A few more funny stories would have helped to pass the time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Hello @newmansg. We always appreciate feedback, and really pleased you enjoyed Jess as your guide. I can see you travelled on our Lanes and Arcades tour last Saturday afternoon that you booked the night prior. We are so pleased we had space for you. Thank you for your prompt feedback, its good to hear your thoughts. Our tours go out with an average of 8 people in a tour, and you were joined by a group of older travellers from the United States. In total just 6 of you on the tour. We do only the city centre, and have tours that focus on areas that are about 6 blocks for each itinerary The Lanes and Arcades are in a compact area of the city. Jess did note that some of the group had slower moments, but we covered the normal distance our tour does, finishing in the street art area of Hosier lane ( as lunch was not involved in your afternoon tour) I appreciate, if you are keen walkers, the pace is not fast, as we have designed the walk to be casual and conversational with time to discuss happenings within the city. Jess is a long time guide with us, and is very passionate about our city, she said she enjoyed the tour and talking with you. We are pleased that you learned some things about Melbourne, and I do know some of our stories are about how Melbourne was world famous at different times in our history. We developed this tour itinerary for many reasons, but one was because many don't know these impressive stories of our city's past. We know time is precious, so we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Kindest regards. Fiona and the team.
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Chris S wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Nicole was a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming to visitors to her home city!!
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Response from Fiona S, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Dear Crstewar1 Thank you so much for your lovely tour reveiw here. - we are so pleased you enjoyed our Lanes tour with Nicole, as our newest guide we are so pleased to have her as part of our team. reviews like this really help us all to welcome newer staff and remind our other team members that they are such an important part of our training process. Happy travels. Kindest regards Fiona and the team. Hidden Secrets Tours. Melbourne
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