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Arcades and Laneways Walking Tour of Perth

  • 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
Arcades and Laneways Walking Tour of Perth
From USD 36.48
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Arcades and Laneways Walking Tour of Perth
From USD 36.48
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.
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.

Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2018
A great insight into the History of Perth City

Thank you Perth Urban Adventures for a great tour on Sunday 25th November 2018, Vaughan was our guide and he was a champion of information and quite a character. His knowledge of our City was truly amazing and delivered with passion. We are looking forward...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thetouringbogans
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile
Trove of local info

My tour guide Michelle is full of local knowledge about the spots we visited. She even helped me to plan the transport to my next destination after the tour concluded. I was the only one that day, so it felt like a private tour with...More

Thank Voyage159128
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Money well Spent.

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Robert W
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Robert W, Thanks for coming along on a Perth Urban Adventures tour and for writing a review :-) Love that you found the tour to be interesting and not main stream as this how all of our tours are structured. Thanks also for mentioning...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kalgalbowes
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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.

1  Thank CarolFraserGS
mosstravel, Owner at Perth Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

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

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