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Melbourne: Laneways, Larrikins and Liquor

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    Stop At: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

    Melbourne's famous (and some say ugliest) town square, built in 2002. This is where we begin our journey with a background to the role alcohol played in Melbourne's foundation.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Oliver Lane, Oliver Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    Our first laneway for the tour, here we talk about the history of Melbourne's Laneways and start to peel back some of the city's best eateries.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: ACDC Lane, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

    One of Melbourne's most famous laneways, get ready for an explosion of street art.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Duckboard Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

    More street art to see, plus the history of Melbourne's street art scene - plus a run down of some fantastic eating and drinking locations.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Ridgway Place, Ridgway Pl, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    Home to one of Australia's oldest men's social clubs, and the consulate of one of the world's smallest countries, here we talk about Melbourne' booziest police commissioner and the strange persecution of barmaids.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Meyers Place, Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    The spiritual home of Melbourne's laneway bar culture. Let's talk about the rise of Melbourne's bar scene starting with an important rule change in the 1980s. Also home to some of the City's best hidden bars.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Parliament House, Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

    Victoria was founded on gold rush, and our emergence as a state is closely linked to those early findings.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown Melbourne 墨尔本唐人街, Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    The world's second oldest China Town and home to some of the City's best bars.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Little Bourke Street, Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    The City's old red light district certainly hides more than its fair share of secrets, and amazing bars!

    Duration: 5 minutes
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    Departure Point
    111 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Reesby IT Recruitment, 47 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
    • Dress code is casual!
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews history tour great night bar stops delicious cocktails paced tour bars and restaurants fun facts few drinks brilliant tour awesome guide great knowledge would highly recommend this tour street art karina ben courtenay tom
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I can highly recommend booking a DHT! I had an amazing time with Karina last Saturday night :) there were just four of us but it was really lovely and intimate this way. Karina is very smart, friendly and funny, with very cool tips and...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank josie1501
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very enjoyable tour with a superb guide Karina. Visited surprising places that you could never find as a visitor. Thoroughly recommended.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank StewartA64
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My girlfriend received two passes for the tour from work and we checked it out last night. Courtenay was our guide for the 3 hours and was fantastic. He spoke about a bit about the history of Melbourne and how the events in the cities...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Thom I
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    I would highly recommend this excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the interesting history of Melbournes laneways in a fun way with plenty of anecdotes. Visits to bars and restaurants were fantastic and the food was first class. All up...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DRod1965
    Reviewed 9 August 2019

    Literally the best way to learn about a place i have called home for the last 30 years! Delicious food, awesome drinks and an equally awesome tour guide Tom with his exceptional knowledge of Melbourne's history! Truly amazing and fun experience! Thank you Tom and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank fionasamantha77
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