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Melbourne History & Whisky Bars Tour provided by Drinking History Tours

Melbourne History & Whisky Bars Tour

Melbourne History & Whisky Bars Tour
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from £87.68 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 31 Jan 2021
A note from Melbourne History & Whisky Bars Tour
Tour Hosts to carry and use hand sanitiser before each tour and after each bar visit. Tour Hosts to be symptom free while running each tour and/or have tested negative to COVID-19 Tour Hosts to carry and wear masks as required by current Victorian State Government health guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Blending tales of shipwrecks, sly grog shops and distilling bans with some of Melbourne’s coolest whisky and gin joints, the Melbourne Whisky and Gin Tour is a rollicking adventure from Victoria’s early spirit making past to its modern craft scene. Starting at State Parliament, you'll be transported back in time to a heady world of prohibition, sly grog shops, shipwrecks and even Sherlock Holmes while sampling gin at a heritage brick cottage that once housed bootleg grog. From here, it's a short stroll to Melbourne's first whisky bar and a wide selection of peaty single malts, honeyed Highlands and mellow Scottish blends. Your tour ends at one of the cities best cocktail bars for either a gin or whisky cocktail.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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: 2h 30m
  • 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: 60067P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Top shelf gin and/or whisky tastings at three bars • Snacks • Exclusive Melbourne Bar Map (free upon request) • Photos of your tour (free upon request) • Gift • Entry/Admission - Little Lon Distilling Co. • Entry/Admission - Whisky & Alement • Entry/Admission - Melbourne
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Parliament House, Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia Meet us on the steps of State Parliament.
Lonsdale Street, Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Inclusions
Top shelf gin and/or whisky tastings at three bars • Snacks • Exclusive Melbourne Bar Map (free upon request) • Photos of your tour (free upon request) • Gift • Entry/Admission - Little Lon Distilling Co. • Entry/Admission - Whisky & Alement • Entry/Admission - Melbourne
Departure details
Parliament House, Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia Meet us on the steps of State Parliament.
Lonsdale Street, Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Lonsdale Street, Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parliament House
    Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    Meet us on the steps of State Parliament.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Little Lon Distilling Co.
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Whisky & Alement
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Boilermaker House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Lonsdale Street
    Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    See address & details
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Linda H
1 contribution
Fabulous experience
May 2021 • Friends
Great night. Lenny was fantastic with great recommendations for bars and interesting stories and knowledge of Australia. Very enthusiastic
Written 15 May 2021
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Steve H
1 contribution
Ripper tour
Mar 2021
Absolute ripper of a tour. Ben was very accommodating running the tour for us and Lenny was a brilliant guide and wealth of knowledge about the production of Whisky and Gin and with great stories of Melbourne's drinking history. We have walked pass some the venues many times and never knew they were there.
Written 19 March 2021
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Glad you had a ripper tour! Was a pleasure organising the tour for you, especially given all the trouble you went to make into the city. Very glad Lenny showed you such a good time. Cheers, Ben the boss
Written 22 March 2021
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Hannah M
2 contributions
Fantastic
Feb 2021 • Couples
Such a fun night! Ben is a fantastic tour guide, lots of fun and quirky historical facts about gin and whisky & great bars. I am a Melbourne local and I would recommend this tour to both locals and visitors.
Written 5 February 2021
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Thanks Compass! Was a blast having you on board :)
Written 8 February 2021
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nds2399
Barcelona, Spain5 contributions
Informative and memorable night out
Mar 2020
Ben took our small group through the laneways of Melbourne to discover some amazing whisky and gin bars. Fascinating, well-researched stories along with a tasting of some excellent spirits has given e a new appreciation of Melbourne's history and current standing in the gin and whisky world. Highly recommended
Written 22 March 2020
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Larry M
5 contributions
Fantastic is the only word to describe it !!
Mar 2020
Our guide, Tom, was great. Not only did we learn a lot about Melbourne's history, we visited some amazing sites and bars. Everyone who visits Melbourne should take this tour and if I could have given 6 stars I would have.
Written 6 March 2020
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Katy S
1 contribution
Inside scoop
Aug 2019
Ben is a great storyteller and has a lot of passion and knowledge about whisky. We had a really super evening being tourists in our own city and learning about whisky and the tales of how distilling started. I would highly recommend this tour for locals and visitors alike. There were only 5 people on our tour which meant we could ask lots of questions. Thanks. Ben
Written 25 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Great time exploring the history of Melbourne
We joined six others for the Scary Tales & Hidden Ales Bar Tour yesterday. Our guide Daniel was entertaining and en
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Scary Tales & Hidden Ales
Had a great time on this tour! Daniel our guide was knowledgeable and engaging the whole time and took us to some c
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Such a great afternoon
Lenny was amazing and really knew his stuff, he was entertaining and just fun to spend an afternoon with. The tour
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Excellent tour, history was interesting and the bars were cool. Daniel was fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly.
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A fantastic evening
We enjoyed a fantastic evening with Mer our wonderful tour guide and host. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Melbou
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Highly recommended
We had so much fun and partied on with our new group friends afterwards Lenny is friendly and super knowledgeable
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Hidden Bars & Cocktails, what's not to love!
Fantastic tour around Melbourne laneways learning all about the unique info & fun facts of the cities drinking hist
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Fantastic hidden bar tour highly recommend
Lenny our guide was fantastic. His knowledge of Melbourne and the fun facts along the way made the afternoon highly
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DHT and Lenny are great!
The tour was good fun and informative. Lenny did a great job. He told his stories in an entertaining way and looked
Shoeman18
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It’s a drinking tour! What’s not to like!
Great tour! Lenny took us through art covered lane ways and hidden bars all the while spouting the unique history t
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Great night
Daniel was our host. Very friendly and worldly. Had so much information to share. Had a fun night and highly rec
Chris R
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Great Night Out!
The tour lived up to expectations. We would have never have found these very cool laneway places ourselves. Our gui
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Brilliant night of fun !
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