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Melbourne Crime Tours

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Address: 377 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 9486 2003
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A guided tour of Melbourne’s criminal underbelly! Melbourne Crime Tours is...

A guided tour of Melbourne’s criminal underbelly! Melbourne Crime Tours is an entertaining and interactive 4–hour guided tour that explores many of Melbourne's most fascinating criminal events. Be intrigued by your guide's storytelling as you visit the scenes of some of the city's most infamous episodes. Terminating at the Melbourne City Watch House, you will have a real opportunity to put yourself in a criminal’s place with the unique “arresting experience”.

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A little depressing

I wasn't prepared for how depressing I would feel doing this tour, however, it was educational and entertaining. Was a little short but worthwhile.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 13, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

While experiencing these tours it really shows you a lot about how things have changed over the past years and how tough prison and being on trial use to be not like today... Really good acting done and the staff are really good at their jobs..

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

I wasn't prepared for how depressing I would feel doing this tour, however, it was educational and entertaining. Was a little short but worthwhile.

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2 Thank biggweilo
Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you have decent background knowledge of crimes in Melbourne it probably isn't worth your time. There are cheaper options such as visiting the Gaol, going on the free walking tours, watching Underbelly and visiting the Police Museum and Melbourne Museum. The tour itself was actually fine, just pushing it at the price.

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2 Thank MichaelJT19
Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2014

This tour was everything I thought it would be. Did not disappoint. Our tour guide Daniel, was very nice and knew his stuff. I probably didn't learn anything new as I have read almost every true crime book, but it was just really interesting to see where these terrible crimes actually took place. Drinks were provided and there were enough... More 

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3 Thank 1811Nicole_L
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I had heard about the tour online and decided it would b an interesting way to spend an afternoon as he had a keen interest in the underbelly series. Our tour guide Alex was full of information and clearly took great passion in his work but about an hour into the tour I was starting to lose... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

As a fan of all things crime - this tour was a must. You are collected in a mini-bus with mostly like minded others - to head off on a journey to visit key sites of crime including the stories from the 'Underbelly' genre and others. Steve our guide was great and motivated - he drives the bus and tells... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I are great fans of Underbelly series so thought this would be fun. Our tour guide was fantastic and it was obvious he really enjoyed his weekend job!! Lots of interesting crime stories and the discounted ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol was appreciated. Loved the brown paper bag treats!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great arvo, gruesome stories, interesting sites, great friendly personable guide. Some surprises & brown paper bag treats. Cheers & highly recommended.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great tour. Very informative and interesting. Travis was a great tour guide with a good sense of humour and a sound knowledge of the underworld. Loved every minute of it

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3 Thank Annette H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time on this very interesting tour, Even though we live in Melbourne we learnt lots of new and interesting facts about our city. Travis was our guide and he was great, he made us feel we were the only ones on the tour, with his friendly and informative manner.

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