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Hidden Secrets Tours

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
37 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9663 3358
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Luisa was our guide for this great tour of the Lanes and Arcades of Melbourne. Our small group of 8 followed Luisa as she guided us through the back alleys and shopping galleries that give Melbourne so much character. I had read about and actually...More

Thank StandbyGypsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I booked the morning Lanes and Arcades tour with tour guide Darcy. Our fellow companions were all from overseas also and it was a nice sized group. Overall, it was a wonderful way to introduce us to Melbourne as well as showing...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience, food and wine. Luisa was an excellent guide - friendly and sharing immense knowledge of Melbourne history and of the food and drink offered in each restaurant. Lovely group of travellers from different countries. Highly recommended. Thank-you

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our second trip to Melbourne we decided to take this tour as hadn't felt connected to the city's vibe. Tour was given by Melinda & 2 other guides came along. Pace was perfect, interesting tidbits everywhere, lovely chocolate stop, great to have a small...More

Thank YvonneWR
Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello YvonneWR Thank you for taking the time to write here, such a privilege to have you on tour with Melinda and other other guide, Melinda was doing her final training, so you had a few extra voices on tour. Thank you for your comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a group of approximately 40 people on the Lanes and Arcades Walking Tours majority of the group members where elderly. From the very first moment we made our enquiry to the day of the tour we couldn't be more pleased with the professionalism...More

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Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear PLVGroup Thank you so much for this group tour update here, as yes we do private and small group tours, and also cater for corporate clients too. The pace is always important no matter the age, and we are so pleased to hear your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful morning walk guided by the very knowledgeable Darcy. An excellent introduction to Melbourne’s fabulous laneways with good commentary covering Melbourne’s history. My companions were all from overseas. I’m Australian. We all really enjoyed it, including lunch. Recommended.More

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Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Patricia2004 What a lovely review you have shared, its always wonderful to have a mix of clients on our walks, and to have Australians mixed in with our international clients. Thank you for taking the time to write here, its not always easy to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling to Melbourne and GETTING SOME SLEEP, we walked to Federation Square to catch this half day walking tour. Spot on time, two guides arrived. We went with Lara, a Perth native who now lives in Melbourne. Our tour companions were three American couples....More

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Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bobledrew When we take a moment to read through our reviews and share them with our team, small details of the Stickie notes and CBD are really a joy. Our stories resonated and our aim to give you a sense of place it seems...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Did this tour with two girlfriends from Sydney and loved it. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing so many stories as I've only been in Melbourne 2 years. The walk wasn't difficult, the pace was just right and our guide was lovely. Lunch at the end was terrific...More

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Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear joannemH415VK Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, we really appreciate you taking the time. We just love that new residents joining us as we know peeling back an extra layer can bring that sense of home just a little deeper. Your words of...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

3 days, first time in AU, Riverwalk and Federation square were fun, the Great Ocean Road Trip was a long drive but then on the last day there was Luisa, showing us a fascinating part of the city that we otherwise would have never seen....More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The wonderfully informative and friendly Lara guided us on a great morning walk around Melbourne’s laneways and pointed out all manner of interesting features and historical background that we would otherwise have missed. She had many stories and tips to keep us entertained throughout the...More

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Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear K933ZGelizabethf Generous words you share, and we do all read them and share amongst our team. So pleased you enjoyed the morning drink stop, our friends at Koko Black are part of most of our tours. Safe travels and yes we hope to see...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
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