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Afternoon in Melbourne: Booze and History Tour
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Afternoon in Melbourne: Booze and History Tour

By Melbourne Urban Adventures
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Ages 18-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Experience Melbourne’s unique bar scene with a friendly local English-speaking guide
  • Learn about Melbourne’s history with a drink in-hand
  • Try drinks at three unique Melbourne establishments (drinks non included in the tour price)
  • Discover hidden bars known only to local Melburnians
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
What's not included
  • Because everyone’s drinking preferences and tolerances are different, rather than include drinks, we keep our tour price low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go. Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
  • Drinks, food
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide


Start:
  • Sir William John Clarke Memorial, Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    Sir William Clarke Memorial Statue, Corner of Spring St and Treasury Place (next to the Old Treasury Building) Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///bounty.gift.allow
End:
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    City - Central Business District, within the free tram zone

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5255P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
  • Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly!
  • For your Intrepid Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Sir William John Clarke Memorial
    Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    Sir William Clarke Memorial Statue, Corner of Spring St and Treasury Place (next to the Old Treasury Building) Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///bounty.gift.allow
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Treasury Building
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Caretaker's Cottage
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Little Lon Distilling Co.
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Chinatown
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Melbourne
    Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    City - Central Business District, within the free tram zone
    See address & details
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  • Melbourne Urban Adventures
    321
    Australia
    Joined in August 2010
  • Pamela S
    0 contributions
    Enjoyed Melbourne
    For me traveling is to experience the culture especially the food. Enjoyed the bites and Flat white coffee. Melbourne has an amazing library, don’t think would have see if not on the tour.
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Kinghitter123
    0 contributions
    Great afternoon
    We hadn't been to these neighborhoods before and had an awesome afternoon learning more about Fitzroy and Collingwood . Our Guide Tristan was informative and it was obvious he loved the area, it's culture, art and music scene (and some pretty nifty short cuts ; ) It was so cool to be shown around by a local and getting inside tips on things that were going on like the cool markets with local artists work and great local souvenirs while getting to know about the area's past, present and future. A great way to get planning your next visit to the area. Get into it!
    Written 5 March 2023
  • H6895VLlaurap
    0 contributions
    Amazing adventure
    A great afternoon in the city! Tristan was a wonderful host for our adventure, enlightening us with his many historical facts. We found so many hidden gems, great bars and amazing historical sites. Thank you for the experience!
    Written 23 November 2022
  • 619jeffry
    0 contributions
    Share the secrets of the City
    Melbourne is a foodie's city. It's famous for its coffee, food and beer. Melbourne Urban Adventures will help you explore the city, everything from its world-renowned street art to its iconic trams. Melbourne's urban scene has a buzz. Melbourne Urban Adventures has been in business since 2009, they can share the secrets of the city with you, things that you wouldn't normally stumble across.
    Written 23 October 2022
  • 619jeffry
    0 contributions
    Catch the Collingwood vibe
    Collingwood is an inner-city Melbourne suburb, which was immortalized as "Carringbush" in Frank Hardy's epic novel "Power Without Glory." Collingwood is no longer a down at heel extension of Melbourne, it's super trendy with coffee shops, eateries, craft breweries and art galleries. Collingwood is a good place to walk around, you can get the vibe that this suburb famous.
    Written 22 October 2022
  • davidhP9116IU
    0 contributions
    Great tour
    Hi Went on this tour today with Tristan I was the only one so I was able to tailor the walk to my interest which he was able to do so I had a great time and I appreciated his efforts, thanks.
    Written 10 September 2022
  • Charlene C
    0 contributions
    Basic Introduction to markets
    Good introduction to the Victoria st markets however only a few tastings and not really value for money. Some knowledge gaps on what is at the markets.
    Written 26 June 2022
  • TresScalini
    0 contributions
    A must do
    We really enjoyed the whole experience. Our tour guide Tristan was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of food to try . Highly recommend
    Written 31 May 2022
  • Katherine D
    0 contributions
    A great way to kick-off our stay in Melbourne!
    We loved our tour of Queen Victoria Market led by Tristan! We scheduled this experience for our first full day visiting Melbourne and were so happy we did. Not only did we taste great food, but we learned so much about the market and found ourselves returning a few times over the course of the rest of our trip. It was a great way to orient ourselves. Tristan also gave us a handful of restaurant recommendations that we also tried and enjoyed. (Booked as an Airbnb Experience)
    Written 12 April 2022
  • Fleurger
    0 contributions
    For locals and visitors!
    What a fantastic introduction to Melbourne! We visited places I would never have thought to go to. Although we were from Brisbane we also had locals on the tour who had an amazing time also visiting places in their neighbourhood they would never have thought of! Sampling food that was included was also amazing. Tristan is a great story teller and was very inclusive of the group. Would highly recommend
    Written 1 April 2022
  • Troy G
    0 contributions
    Some trams stations not wheelchair friendly/raised platform.
    Guide was great. Some locations we only got one beer instead of a tasting paddle. Some trams in the area aren't wheelchair accessible, such as Smith Street. Molly Rose is a great spot!
    Written 2 January 2022
  • rowanm272
    0 contributions
    Wish you were beer
    Had a ripper time hopping between these breweries, learning a thing or brew about all their unbeerlievably delicious bevs. Thanks to Tristan, who was great company and knew his beerios!! I Collingwould recommend for any beer fancier...at yeast come along to sample a wide selection of beers you might not have tried before!
    Written 17 May 2021
  • ellyl657
    0 contributions
    Amazing tour of Melbourne
    Tristan was an excellent guide! He took me up the Eureka Skydeck and told me lots of interesting facts about the history of the building as well as the city. He then took me around Melbourne city to local coffee shops and gave me a wonderful insight into Melbourne life.
    Written 13 March 2021
  • YNJPN
    0 contributions
    Nice craft beer tour experience
    I attended Mr Tristan's tour, which was one of the memorable experiences in my Melbourne life. Especially, he was a nice and kind tour guide, managing the tour flexibly and providing explanations, such as the brewery history and community.
    Written 27 December 2020
  • 619je
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    Something for everyone
    John Batman, a Tasmanian, founded Melbboune in 1835. When the Great Australian Goldrush began in 1851, Melboune boomed. The city has many gracious buildings rertained from that era, when Melboune was the Queen City of the South. Some are well-known, such as the Queen Victoria Market, known as the Vic Market, and the decorative Block Arcade, one of the finest buildings remaining from the early 1890s. Some places are off-the-track secrets, that a llocal can point out to you. An urban adventure has many aspects, there's something for everyone..
    Written 5 September 2020
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Ianjbullock
Leeds, UK17 contributions
A really enjoyable afternoon full of interesting stories and experiences. As well as being great fun, our guide Tristan was full of fascinating anecdotes and insights about some of the colourful characters that have shaped Melbourne..
He took us to excellent bars we would never have otherwise found and was brilliant company throughout
Written 14 January 2024
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Lexi R
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
My partner, his cousin, his cousins girlfriend and I went on the booze makes history tour with Nicole.
Nicole was amazing. So easy to get along and have a laugh with. She was also super knowledgeable and made the whole experience really enjoyable.
It’s an awesome way to see the city, learn some history about Melbourne and see some awesome venues.
Highly recommend!
Written 8 February 2020
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graffhamboy
Manly, Australia30 contributions
This is a very easy way to both get to know a bit about Melbourne and meet some really nice, like minded people. The group was small enough to make some real connections. Nicole was a great guide and very generous with her time!
Written 13 March 2020
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Chris D
1 contribution
Apr 2021
Has an awesome experience. Booked tour just for something different. Highly recommended. Not only did we discover some really cool bars we never knew existed, we also learnt some of Melbourne's history from the early 1900's.
Will definitely be booking another tour
Written 30 April 2021
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Emma G
1 contribution
July 2023 • Business
What a fabulous experience! We were treated to so many secret gems and quirky Melbourne history tidbits. Tristan was so knowledgeable on both the Melbourne history and the bar scene and being a local it was wonderful to be able to walk away with a list of hidden bars I didn't know existed in my own backyard!
Written 21 August 2023
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Fleurger🐨
Brisbane, Australia2,120 contributions
Mar 2022
Great way to see parts of Melbourne you didn't know existed. Tristan is a great story teller and a wonderful guy to hang out with. A great mix of local hidden gems including a first nation bar. Definitely would recommend this tour
Written 2 April 2022
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Lisa L
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions
Fabulous tour to learn about some interesting history and character's of Melbourne. Enjoyed walking through the streets, short cuts and drinking in some unique bars. Our guide Tristan was a local and very knowledgeable. Thank you.
Written 12 May 2023
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Kimberly W
Hong Kong, China743 contributions
July 2019 • Couples
Flo was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour guide! Not only did we see some great hidden spots where Melbourne likes to get a drink while teaching us the history of this beautiful city, but he took the time to point out some great features of the city tailored to our interests that we would have missed on our own. When in Melbourne, we would highly recommend a tour with Flo!
Written 30 July 2019
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So happy to loved the tour with our Flo! He loves the history, the city and few drinks and delighted to got all three on the tour. Hope you loved Melbourne as much as we do!
Written 6 August 2019
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TripswithAngie
28 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We took this tour our first afternoon in Melbourne. It was great! We visited four unique bars. Tristan did a great job providing info on Melbourne. By the second bar, I felt like it was a group of friends hanging out. Definitely recommend.
Written 12 November 2019
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sowbhagya r
3 contributions
Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your time the other day! It was the by far the best day we spent in Melbourne, thanks to you and the others who joined us. It was an amazing experience that made me fall in love with Melbourne all over again!
Written 12 December 2019
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