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Melbourne: Laneways, Larrikins and Liquor

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US$ 58.78
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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 10 May 2019

    Great way to see the town and learn some history. Ben was excellent - fun, professional, and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic and cocktails amazing. An all round 5 star night.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Anne O
    Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

    We can highly recommend this tour. Courtenay was a great and knowledgeable tour guide taking us on this well paced tour over the 3-4 hours. It’s a well balanced mix of history, street art, food, culture and a few drinks too. Good fun, a great...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank MissRiviera
    Reviewed 1 May 2019

    Had a great time, found out a little history,visited great bars, dinner was amazing and met some really nice people. Such fun and all for what dinner would have costed. Would do again and highly recommend Staff very knowledgeable and personable Have told all my...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Danielle L
    Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

    Fun way to see the city. We learnt more about Melbourne in three hours than our two years living here.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank I_luv_turtles
    Reviewed 16 April 2019

    My wife and I had a great time on this tour. Ben gave us lots of historical info, showed us some really neat places in town, and took us to some very good bars. The dinner was outstanding and the drinks were great too! Definitely...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank dross2003
    BenOSalamanca, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

    Thanks dross2003! Really appreciate the nice review, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Melbourne!

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