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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.

Locations visited
The Bell Tower
Perth Town Hall
Swan River
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Discover the vibrant capital of Western Australia on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Perth. An ideal introduction to the city for first-time visitors, you’ll visit landmarks such as the Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay, and Yagan Square as you go off the beaten path into the city's laneways and arcades. End your guided tour with a drink at a pub in lively Northbridge.
  • History, culture, and heritage walking tour of Perth
  • Look into Perth's past and hear about its present as you explore with a local guide
  • Head down arcades and laneways of the city
  • Admire top attractions such as the Bell Tower
  • Enjoy a drink at a pub in Northbridge (included)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Money well Spent.

Interesting and not main stream. Vaughan was accommodating & informative.Good balance with sights & walking. Highly recommended.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arcades and laneways tour

Really enjoyed the tour today with Ryan M, so interesting to learn about my home city and see what new things are happening. Ryan was really knowledgeable about the history of WA and provided a great overview - really recommend this tour!More

Thank Kalgalbowes
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kalgalbowes, Thanks for coming along on Perth Urban Adventure's tour of the city and for leaving a review! Always great to get a review that mentions me by name :-) As I am sure you can tell I have a passion for Perth &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Walking tour of Perth CBD

Shaun our guide was very knowledgeable, super enthusiastic and fun. Thoroughly recommend to understand the history of Perth and its development to the present day.

Thank CarolFraserGS
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi CarolFraserGS, Thanks you so much for coming along on a Perth Urban Adventure and for taking the time to review it here on Tripadvisor! Excellent to hear that your guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun as well :-) Ryan Owner Perth Urban Adventures

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Ryan took us on a really interesting and well structured walk around Perth and some of its hidden gems. Shared with us an informative history of Perths development.More

1  Thank Peter R
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Peter R, Thanks for exploring the Arcades & Laneways of the city Perth Urban Adventures! Happy to read that you enjoyed the tour and got so see many of the hidden places in the city. Not sure if I was your guide or if...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Explore the city of Perth

It's a wonderful experience with Two Feet and a Heartbeat tour. The walking tour was fantastic and well-organised. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and shared me a lot of stories of this city. If you plan to explore the city of Perth, I highly...More

Thank Sissi Y
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Sissi Y, Thanks for coming along on a tour with Perth Urban Adventures! Always great to receive a review like this and to hear that you thought the tour was fantastic! Also thanks for recommending the tour to others :-) Regards, Ryan M Owner...More

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