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Melbourne: Laneways, Larrikins and Liquor

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US$ 59.42
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    What to Expect
    We start by meeting guests at The Atrium for a quick get-to-know you. The tour begins with a short background about the founding of Melbourne, and a history of our early infatuation with booze.

    Walking through Melbourne's eastern laneways, we arrive at our first bar for a quick libation and a light snack. We depart for more stories of murders, secret men's clubs and racing icons, before arriving at our second bar, and the spiritual home of Melbourne's laneway culture.

    We then walk through Melbourne's old red light district and China Town, before finally arriving at our third and final bar for dinner on the rooftop overlooking the magnificent State Parliament. After dinner, guests are welcome to stay at our final bar at their leisure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Atrium, Federation Square
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Return Details
    The tour ends at The Imperial Hotel, on the corner of Bourke Street and Spring Street.
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • 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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    Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

    The tour was so much more detailed in history than I expected. Karina is a fantastic tour guide with a genuine passion and knowledge of the hidden treasures of Melbourne

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank edgeman1
    Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Thanks a bunch! Karina is gun!

    Reviewed 1 June 2019

    Just finished this tour, and highly recommend it. Very interesting and well researched. Our guide, Korri was a gorgeous soul, very witty and knowledgeable!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Handyman02
    Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Thanks for the lovely review!

    Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

    We joined up on this tour with Korinna as sadly the tour we were originally meant to go on a Thursday but not enough people signed up then. Ben got in touch to let us know and rearranged us to come on the Saturday evening...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank jptoc
    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    Great way to tour the city linking great little bars with a interesting verbal history of old Melbourne town. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for something out of the norm.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JanelleP144
    Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

    Organised a couple of work colleagues for a an interesting and fun night out. And that’s exactly what we got. The group was not too big, about 12, and it was a good balance of walking and stopping. Ben was chilled, informative, funny, and all...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Kelena62
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