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Hidden Secrets Tours

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Address: 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 9663 3358
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Melbourne's Original Laneway Walking Tours. Indulge in a vibrant city with...

Melbourne's Original Laneway Walking Tours. Indulge in a vibrant city with our Award winning walking tours through Melbourne's back streets and Laneways. Small groups, with creative local hosts enjoy the urban landscape that many locals miss. Discover intricacies of the past and the modern day in food and wine, fashion design, architecture and so much more. A city of entrepreneurs, both then and now, discover with us their stories and spaces. Just a few hours with us and so much of the city makes more sense. If you think you know Melbourne, then think again!

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Hidden Secrets tour in Melbourne would thoroughly recommend it. A most enjoyable, interesting & fun 3hrs! Loved it! Money well spent! The tour guide (Luisa) was well informed... read more

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden Secret Tours was part of a package we purchased for our trip to Australia. The tour was fantastic and exceeded all of our expectations. Sarah, our guide did a marvelous job of explaining "her city" to our group. Three hours went by fast and we enjoyed every minute of this tour. We would highly recommend Hidden Secret Tours to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden Secrets tour in Melbourne would thoroughly recommend it. A most enjoyable, interesting & fun 3hrs! Loved it! Money well spent! The tour guide (Luisa) was well informed & entertaining! Definitely a highlight of our visit to Melbourne. Suzanne

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amy was an excellent guide, introducing our group to the hidden treasures of the amazing city of Melbourne. I highly recommend this tour that explores the charm of coffee, food and shopping potential, accompanied by some fascinating history. I was able to return to many of the arcades in the days that followed our tour, enjoying every moment. Thank you... More 

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Thank Patricia B
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a doubt one of the most interesting informative and fun tours I have done. We did it on our last day filling in time from check-out to fly out but it would be great to do on your first day in Melbourne bnecause there are so many places you want to return to again, especially to eat. Caity our... More 

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Thank JuneofBrisVegas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you always wanted a great introduction the laneways culture in Melbourne the Hidden Laneway tour is. Must do. Our guide was Zoe who was clearly a lovely converted Melbournian. She described the lanes, history and food scenes with much passion. There is an optional lunch at the end. Thanks Zoe.

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HiddenSecrets, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Dale K for taking the time to share your feedback of your recent experience on our Lanes and Arcades Walk and our fabulous guide Zoe. Our team all love Melbourne and sharing our passion for the city with visitors or locals looking to discover something new, so we do thank you for your recommendation too. - The team... More 

Matua, Tauranga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great tour. Lovely tour guide Sarah, very informative and patient, nothing was too much trouble. Really recommend this relaxing tour.

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HiddenSecrets, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review

Thank you twinnie18 for taking the time to share a lovely review of your tour with our wonderful guide Sarah. We love reading it was a relaxing tour in what can be a busy city and we hope to see you out on tour with us again, next time you are in Melbourne. - The team at Hidden Secrets Tours More 

WA
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recent tour with Amy was fantastic! We have been to Melbourne many times and have never done any 'touristy' stuff and this did not disappoint, we had walked past many things before but never noticed them or had not looked at the detail or the story behind it, also a fair few places didn't know about! Can't wait for next... More 

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HiddenSecrets, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Pip182 for taking the time to share such a lovely review of your experience with our guide Amy on our Lanes and Arcades Walk. We are please to read we were able to share a new perspective of Melbourne with you and hope to see you on one of our other walks, to continue to the discovery on... More 

Milton, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of doing the Lanes and Arcades tour of downtown Melbourne. Our guide, Jess, met our group at Flinders Street at Confederation Square, and for the next three hours, we visited Melbourne's incredible laneways, arcades and street art. Jess was very knowledgeable and passionate about her city, and took us to some really quirky... More 

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HiddenSecrets, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review

Dear Fred - We are so please to read you enjoyed a wonderful morning walk with our guide Jess, discovering our Melbourne. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the city, and hope to see you on tour with us again in the future. - The team at Hidden Secrets Tours More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

City was our guide and she did SUCH a good job of sharing bits of history, architectural tips, and great people stories. I loved every minute.

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HiddenSecrets, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Floy, for sharing your experience on tour with our fabulous guide Caity. We are so happy to read you enjoyed every moment of the tour. - The team at Hidden Secrets Tours More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I took the Lanes and Arcades tour and the Wine Tasting evening tour. Lovely knowledgeable guides and I had the great good fortune to go on the wine tasting tour with the owner of the Hidden Secrets company. What a treat. the guide in the morning was also knowledgeable. We stopped and had a treat along the way. It was... More 

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HiddenSecrets, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this review

Thank you mlynnmarg154 for taking the time to share your experience on joining us for both our Lanes and Arcades Walk in the morning and our Progressive Degustation Walk in the evening. We love reading you enjoyed a wonderful time on both walks and had the opportunity to experience Melbourne with us as the city transitions from day to night.... More 

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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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