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Afternoon in Melbourne: Small Group Booze and History Tour provided by Melbourne Urban Adventures

Afternoon in Melbourne: Small Group Booze and History Tour

Afternoon in Melbourne: Small Group Booze and History Tour
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About
Through gold rushes and rebellions, Olympics and royal visits, Melburnians have turned to ales, whiskeys, wines, and cocktails for comfort. Experience Melbourne’s unique bar scene with a local guide and visit its unique watering holes. By the end of this tour, you’ll discover that history really is better with booze (as if there was ever any doubt)!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5255P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Because everyone’s drinking preferences and tolerances are different, rather than include drinks, we keep our tour price low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go. Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
  • Drinks, food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Sir William John Clarke Memorial, Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia Sir William Clarke Memorial Statue, Corner of Spring St and Treasury Place (next to the Old Treasury Building) Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///bounty.gift.allow
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia City - Central Business District, within the free tram zone
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
  • Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly!
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Because everyone’s drinking preferences and tolerances are different, rather than include drinks, we keep our tour price low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go. Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
  • Drinks, food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Departure details
  • Sir William John Clarke Memorial, Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia Sir William Clarke Memorial Statue, Corner of Spring St and Treasury Place (next to the Old Treasury Building) Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///bounty.gift.allow
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia City - Central Business District, within the free tram zone
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia City - Central Business District, within the free tram zone
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
  • Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly!
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 6 Feb 2021
A note from Afternoon in Melbourne: Small Group Booze and History Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sir William John Clarke Memorial
    Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    Sir William Clarke Memorial Statue, Corner of Spring St and Treasury Place (next to the Old Treasury Building) Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///bounty.gift.allow
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Treasury Building
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Bourke Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Little Lon Distilling Co.
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Melbourne
    Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    City - Central Business District, within the free tram zone
    See address & details
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Chris D
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Awesome
Apr 2021
Has an awesome experience. Booked tour just for something different. Highly recommended. Not only did we discover some really cool bars we never knew existed, we also learnt some of Melbourne's history from the early 1900's.
Will definitely be booking another tour
Written 30 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karina S
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Fabulous Melbourne Adventure - Despite the weather
Mar 2021
A fabulous afternoon spent exploring Melbourne's history and a few watering holes.

As long time Melbourne residents we were unsure whether we would get much out of this tour. Well we were wrong.
We went to 3 bars that we'd never heard of and had some of the most amazing cocktails and beers at each. All had different offerings and different experiences. Along the way we learnt about history of Melbourne and also of the establishments we were in.

The highlight for me was visiting the last remaining single story house in Melbourne's CBD and enjoying their fantastic gin!

A huge thank you to our guide Tristan! I highly recommend this tour to locals and travellers alike!
Written 14 March 2021
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Steve08051969
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
Brilliant
Thanks Nicole for being such a great Tour Host. You know Melbourne and where to have a drink. Amazing Tour and totally recommend to any local or visitor
Written 21 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

graffhamboy
Manly, Australia30 contributions
Fun tour I would recommend
This is a very easy way to both get to know a bit about Melbourne and meet some really nice, like minded people. The group was small enough to make some real connections. Nicole was a great guide and very generous with her time!
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1HungryPeggy
Bishop, CA341 contributions
When in Melbourne...Urban Adventures
We arrived in Melbourne several hours before our “Booze Makes History Better” tour and enjoyed walking through this wonderful city, however, we had no idea how much of the city we were missing until we met up with charming Kellie, our guide from Urban Adventures.

We were pleased that Kellie started off the tour with a mention of the aboriginal culture of the area, which evolved into a deeper discussion of the topic, and eventually an alteration of the tour to focus more on this cultural aspect. Kellie is amazingly sensitive to her customer’s interests, and in our case tailored the tour accordingly.

One thing we learned on this tour is that there are several eateries in the city that have hidden speakeasies which one can only gain admittance to by asking to see the “secret menu.” Fortunately, through this Urban Adventure tour, Kellie was our own “secret menu,” and we had a wonderful time visiting the hidden gems of Melbourne. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the slightly tipsy human side of the city!
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lexi R
1 contribution
Booze makes history better tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
My partner, his cousin, his cousins girlfriend and I went on the booze makes history tour with Nicole.
Nicole was amazing. So easy to get along and have a laugh with. She was also super knowledgeable and made the whole experience really enjoyable.
It’s an awesome way to see the city, learn some history about Melbourne and see some awesome venues.
Highly recommend!
Written 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lirin P
1 contribution
Awesome tour
Dec 2019 • Friends
Sonja is awesome tour guide, we really enjoy this tour, she try to fit everyone preferences in drinking and helping us to arrange a bday surprise.
Written 28 December 2019
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Steffi & Martin
1 contribution
Excellent tour - Thank you Sonja!
Dec 2019 • Couples
The tour was perfect! We saw amazing roof top bars and beer gardens. We enjoyed the tour with Sonja very much! I highly recommend this tour!
Written 28 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sowbhagya r
3 contributions
Booze with a history!
Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your time the other day! It was the by far the best day we spent in Melbourne, thanks to you and the others who joined us. It was an amazing experience that made me fall in love with Melbourne all over again!
Written 12 December 2019
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TripswithAngie
27 contributions
Great way to find some hidden gems in Melbourne
Nov 2019 • Friends
We took this tour our first afternoon in Melbourne. It was great! We visited four unique bars. Tristan did a great job providing info on Melbourne. By the second bar, I felt like it was a group of friends hanging out. Definitely recommend.
Written 12 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing tour of Melbourne
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Nice craft beer tour experience
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Great experience!
We did this tour a month ago, and had a great time! Our guide, Tristan, was very informative, and had lots of good
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The best of Melbourne in 3 hours
This city tour is the best way to start your stay in Melbourne. In only 3 hours you will discover the best spots of
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Excellent experience
Melbourne Urban Adventures Bites and Sights Tour is a definite “Bucket List” when visiting Melbourne. Even if you a
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Informative and fun!
Kellie did an amazing job with our tour! She was pleasant and very informative. Even though we have been to the V
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Great tour in Melbourne
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A big thank you to Nicole for a fabulous wander through Queen Vic Market. As a local, it was great to learn more ab
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Would Recommend!
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Great experience
My son and I had a great time on this tour. Our guide Nicole is knowledgeable and pleasant. We get to taste gelato
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