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Arcades and Laneways Walking Tour of Perth

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USD 34.89
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    What to Expect
    Arcades & Laneways is the most comprehensive guided historical tour in Perth. Western Australia is an enormous state that takes up a third of the country – and Perth is its booming capital. Originally not of any interest to the British, it was only when French and Dutch explorers started sniffing around that the English decided there should be a colony in the West of Australia. On this Perth tour that focuses on the arcades and laneways of the city you'll learn just such stories and so many more, from the people who know best - the locals!

    Discover the evolving small bar scene and hidden gems on this information-packed walking tour through the heart of Perth's lesser known streetscapes with a friendly 'Sandgroper' as your guide. The arcades and laneways provide interesting routes to navigate through the city centre as well as great spots to check out hip and happening events and the proliferation of street art. Together we will explore the modern day secret nuggets of the Central Business District plus new developments including the Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square.

    To really get know the city, you’ll get stories about the quirks of its history, heritage, culture, and architecture - a plethora of Perth highlights! Rather than get bogged down in dates and historical data, your passionate guide will show you why Perth is the way it is, and what really makes this city tick.

    Your Perth tour finishes up at a local pub in Northbridge, where the first drink is on us! A great afternoon out, whether you are visiting from over east, overseas, or even if you are a local West Australian who wants to dig deeper into our rich history.
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    Departure Point
    Town Hall 8, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Yagan Square, Wellington St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • 1 drink at Northbridge Pub
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and dress as you see appropriate to the weather. April – August may be cold and it can rain, so be sure to check the weather forecast and come prepared.
    • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • Maximum group size is 12.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    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 3 weeks ago

    The whole experience from booking with Ryan to the end of the tour was first-class. Our tour guide, Matt is so knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. We've lived in Perth for almost 15 years and felt quite embarrassed we knew so little about Perth's fascinating history....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Carole9746018
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    It was great to have tour with Iris who was a bundle of knowledge, enthusiasm and energy. Great to know about hidden treasures of Perth.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank CCCRU2019
    Reviewed 4 August 2019

    Really enjoyed my Urban Adventure tour with Winowa ! We were taken to many hidden spots and laneways, that I hadn't noticed (or realised there was public access to!) in the days I had spent in the city previously. Impressed with the amount of street...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank stera271
    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    We did our walking Tour with Matt and he was extremely good. He made it a lot of fun as well as interesting. He has a wide range of knowledge and delivered it all in an entertaining way. I was doing the tour with three...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank 3girls1mum
    Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

    Great way to learn the history of the area, and have landmarks/public art/ buildings pointed out and their history explained. Lovely added touch of visiting an awesome fish and chip shop & savouring the best hot chips this side of England! We battled rain &...More

    1  Thank BecB38
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