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“Amazing arcades and lanes in Melbourne”

Hidden Secrets Tours
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$76.51*
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
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$136.90*
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Melbourne Food and Wine Small-Group Walking Tour
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$79.73*
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Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour
Ranked #11 of 90 Food & Drink in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. A city of entrepreneurs, both then and now, discover with us their stories and spaces. Just a few hours with us and so much of the city makes more sense. If you think you know Melbourne, then think again!
Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
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“Amazing arcades and lanes in Melbourne”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Hidden Secrets tour of Lanes and Arcades in Melbourne is a fantastic tour of some of the secret places of the inner city. If you don't know the city and even if you do the very knowledgeable tour guides (thanks Sarah, our tour guide) take you to some great locations, give valuable information and give some amazing places/restaurants/shops/architecture to go back to. I recommend this tour to everyone. The morning tea of hot chilli chocolate drink was a highlight. Great value for the money.
I can't wait for the Cafe Culture Walk, Sommeliers City Walk and the Architecture Walk.

Visited August 2013
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“Best way to start a tour of Melbourne”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I was looking forward to going on a Hidden Secrets tour based on reviews from a number of travel blogs/articles and I was not disappointed! We were greeted by our wonderful tour guide and immediately given gifts (a bag, bottle of water, book about Melbourne, coupons to local Melbourne shops, and a map of the route we were taking to help give us an idea of our tour as well as to write down notes/star locations/shops to explore more later on our own). The tour was engaging, well paced, and full of interesting stories and facts about Melbourne. It even included some delicious taste testing (at a chocolate shop, honey shop, lollie shop, and lunch that included wine). The tour focused on local Melbourne/Victoria based stores (not big chains), distinct and beautiful architecture of the city, historical stories, and the interesting lanes and alleyways with unique street art. I only wish this tour was a full day experience covering more of Melbourne!

Visited August 2013
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HiddenSecrets, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear TaraBSH
We love to share the best tastes of the city, so pleased you enjoyed them... What a lovely compliment to say you could have gone all day - we have other tours, so you could do that if you wanted.... I hope you get back to visit Melbourne and Australia again soon..
Thanks for taking the time to read up on us before arriving and then sharing your thoughts here.
Kind regards
Fiona
Owner of Hidden Secrets Tours
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Hidden Secrets, Fabulous tour”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Luisa was a fantastic tour guide who made us feel like she could be a friend who was showing us her favourite shops and cafes in her beloved city. Full of historical information peppered with corky bits of fun facts, our family of 4 had a wonderful time and later used her recommendations to further explore the city on our own. Our only regrets were that Luisa left before we had the opportunity to give her a good tip...Thanks for the tour!

Visited August 2013
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HiddenSecrets, Front Office Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Lyse D,
Great to read you enjoyed your time in Melbourne.
We hope your families journey home to Calgary, Canada was pleasant and full of amazing memories and an itch to re-visit Victoria.
Thank you for your offer to 'tip' Luisa, that mention alone is enough to tip our confidence up a level :)

Kind regards,
Michelle
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Sydney, Australia
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“Hidden Secret Tours melbourne Laneways”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

My friend and I had the most wonderful experience with Danae who shared her extensive knowledge of the laneways of Melbourne. We had heard of these laneways but had no idea the scope of these. We strongly recommend this to anyone visiting Melbourne. Morning tea and lunch were both included and delicious.

Visited July 2013
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HiddenSecrets, Front Office Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear SueC1432XV,
How great to read of your discovery of Melbourne's laneways.
Thank you for your kind review -
As a local guide, Danae really enjoys sharing her own backyard with others, in particular food and local business discoveries. We hope to see you back down from Sydney for another Melbourne adventure soon.
Kind regards,
Michelle
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Essential for any visitor to Melbourne”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Having visited Melbourne on a few previous occasions, I was little skeptical that a walking tour of its lanes and hidden secrets would in fact reveal much that I had already not discovered. Much to my pleasure, I enjoyed every moment of this tour and felt it well worth the price paid. Our guide Amy was charming, well informed and entertaining. The commentary was not over-weighted in any respect but included interesting historical anecdotes, architectural features and street art as well as food and shopping. Everyone in our group expressed satisfaction with the tour and the desire to immediately retrace their steps. I would definitely give this tour a five star rating and recommend it to any visitor to Melbourne,

Visited July 2013
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HiddenSecrets, Front Office Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Angela C.

Thank you for your positive and informative feedback.
How wonderful to read your expectations where exceeded whilst on tour with Amy.
It also great to hear just what our clients think they maybe receiving on tour - as there are so many channels to receive tour information these day.
I noticed you enjoyed quite a few other attractions whilst in town - we hope you come visit again soon to continue your Melbourne discovery.

Kind regards,
Michelle
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