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Melbourne: Laneways, Larrikins and Liquor

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US$ 59.57
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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 April 2019

    We met our guide Karina outside Fed Square in Flinders Street. 7 of us had signed up, 5 locals and 2 Argentinian newly weds. After a briefing from our delightful guide for the evening, Karina, we headed off into the night. After several stops in...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank James K
    BenOSalamanca, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

    Hi James, thanks so much for your review! Very pleased you had a brilliant time with Karina, she's a gun!

    Reviewed 25 March 2019

    Fantastic Tour with loads of interesting history. Karina was so personable, knowledgeable and entertaining! I'd recommend this to anyone wanting a unique tour full of fun.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank MegBot1
    BenOSalamanca, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

    Thanks MegBot! Karina is a star, we'll be sure to pass on your thanks!

    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    This is such a fantastic idea - something a little different and a great team (work or friends) experience! Ben was a breeze to deal with and kindly organised a private tour for our group of 4. Courtnay was our guide on the night and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank TaijanG
    Reviewed 7 March 2019

    Wow! This tour has exceeded our expectations. Ben was friendly, engaging, exciting, knowledgeable and entertaining. The history behind the sites we toured, including the concept of laneways, was enlightening. We highly recommend it. This experience was an urban highlight during our month long vacation throughout...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Mzhl670
    Reviewed 26 February 2019

    This tour of Melbourne laneways was really good. Ben's knowledge was second to none and kept us all entertained throughout the evening. Although we have been exploring the CBD for 5 years, we hadn't been to any of the places we visited throughout our tour....More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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