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“The Laneways are Alive in Melbourne”

Melbourne Street Tours
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Melbourne Street Art Tour
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USD 55.69*
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Fitzroy Street Art Tour
Ranked #24 of 264 Tours in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Melbourne Street Tours is the first tour company in Australia to be run by artists. Our tours provide an overview of the Melbourne underground street art scene and each tour is led by one of Melbourne’s elite street art stars. With local knowledge on just about everything, our guides will treat you to some of Melbourne’s best hidden treasures. Our CBD STREET ART TOUR, takes you on a journey through the city’s, both famous and secret laneways to explore the CBD’s vibrant art offerings. The tour finishes with an exclusive visit to the famous Blender Studios in Docklands where guests can explore our huge art warehouse. Date: Tue, Thr, Sat. Time: 1:30 – 4:30 Tour includes: Beer, Wine or Soft drink and a Cheese platter at the Studios. Our FITZROY STREET ART TOUR, offers an exciting new look into the colourful and alternative urban hubs of Collingwood and Fitzroy. Street after street is dripping with paint. Discover the huge outdoor street art gallery that Melbourne’s trendiest district has to offer and delve even deeper into our City’s incredible secret urban art culture. Date: Saturday Time: 11am-1.30pm Includes: Coffee, Beer or Softdrink at Young Bloods Diner in the Rose Street Artist Markets The STREET ART WORKSHOP is perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics of stencil creation and spray painting. Designed by street artists to give you a chance to experience working within these mediums under the guidance of a renowned stencil artist. Dates: First Saturday of each month Time: 10am - 12.30pm Includes: All materials
Gold Coast, Australia
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“The Laneways are Alive in Melbourne”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We knew we really couldn't visit Melbourne without a local taking us around the streets. Melbourne's street artists are world renowned and we were lucky enough to have David as our guide. It was obvious he knows these streets and artists personally. The tour was informative and took us to places we would not have found ourselves. One of the highlights was gaining access to some of the artists working in their studios at Blender, seeing the process was as interesting as the product.

Visited January 2017
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Melbourne S, Manager at Melbourne Street Tours, responded to this review, 17 May 2017
Hello ArtLoversAustralia!
Thanks for coming along on the tour, it was a pleasure having you and welcoming you into our studios. Glad to hear you had an informative tour and hopefully lots of fun as well :-)
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Los Angeles, California
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“Cool way to see the city!”
Reviewed 13 January 2017

With 3 kids its hard to please everyone......they LOVED this tour and workshop.
Our guide was a professional artist with all of the inside scoop on the streets,scene,artists and their works. After the tour the kids enjoyed the workshop and created their own pieces of art in the studio. This tour was a highlight of our trip down under and the artwork is a treasured memory of AU.

Visited December 2016
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Melbourne S, Manager at Melbourne Street Tours, responded to this review, 17 May 2017
Hey betsy - Glad to hear the kids enjoyed it so much! We actually do lots of tours for school students as well so most of our guides are pretty good at pleasing the younger art lovers in the group :-)
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“Private tour of CBD for family of five; three hard-to-please teenagers also enjoyed”
Reviewed 9 January 2017

James was a very good tour guide. A bit shy at first, but then he warmed up to our group. He is a professional artist and street artist, and he has worked in the streets of Melbourne and Brisbane. He talked about the different art scenes, technique, materials, where it is legal and is not, how artists make money, etc. Very informative.

We did a private, 2.5-hour small group tour of the Melbourne Central Business District. It was obviously more expensive that way. But the money is going to a good cause -- to the artists and to the studio to support the artists.

We were able to schedule the private tour with 24-hour notice. Your results may vary.

The tour finished in the studio / gallery, which was in a bit of disarray because it is moving to a new location shortly. But it was still worth it and fun to see where the artists worked.

Our teenagers can be stinkers (you know, depending on the day) about both art and city walking tours. So we were obviously concerned about mashing up the two. But they really enjoyed it and were engaged the whole time.

And I personally enjoyed it, too -- even though in Chicago I am very opposed to graffiti and tagging. In Melbourne, in contrast, street art is legal, generally more artistic, and appreciated. Take the tour and you can find out what the unspoken rule is for when artists can cover other another artist's work...

Visited January 2017
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Melbourne S, Manager at Melbourne Street Tours, responded to this review, 17 May 2017
Hi Michael
Thanks for leaving such a detailed review! Private tours are a good option if you have a limited timeframe or other special requirements :-) I'm glad to hear you got to see the old studios, if you're ever back in Melbourne you should come and see the new studios, they are even bigger than our last space!
Thanks again for the awesome feedback,
All the best
J
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Melbourne
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“Fitzroy street art tour - well worth it”
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Street art in Melbourne is a new experience for many people and it is well worth seeing. The Fitzroy tour over a 2.5 hour period was excellent. It covered many of the major artworks in the Fitzroy area, and the well informed guide also gave us plenty of insights into the culture and history of street art. Wear good walking shoes and have plenty of water, and just soak up the experience

Visited January 2017
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Melbourne S, Manager at Melbourne Street Tours, responded to this review, 17 May 2017
Cheers for the review Matt! There is so much to see on the Fitzroy tour, very glad to hear you enjoyed it and thanks for coming along.
All the best
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“Terrific experience and great street art! :)”
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went for a tour in the new year and it was a fabulous experience - I would highly recommend it. Even though I am from Melbourne, this was a wonderful new way to see my city. James was an enthusiastic, gracious and knowledgeable guide - a street artist himself. It was also a wonderful through through Melbourne and I got to see parts of Melbourne's city that I hadn't in a while, or that were completely fresh to me. As part of the tour we also got to visit a studio and that was fascinating. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone new to Melbourne, those interested in street art, and anyone visiting from abroad. It was fantastic - well worth the value, and the bonus - at around 3 hours of walking, great effortless exercise!

Visited January 2017
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Melbourne S, Manager at Melbourne Street Tours, responded to this review, 17 May 2017
Hey Shefali, it was a pleasure having you on the tour! Thanks for leaving us a review, as I always say - we love it when Melbournians come on the tour and have a great informative and inspiring time!
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