Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

1. Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

Take a journey through the heart of magnificent Melbourne while indulging your inner chocoholic. Be greeted by a very passionate guide at Chocolate Bar New York where you will receive your chocolate survival kit (map, 'I'm a Chocoholic' badge and bottle of water). Then the mini discovery begins as your guide takes you from plantation to plate. Taste the raw ingredients followed by the only Australian grown chocolate. Be educated on the difference between coverture and compound and get prepared with your tasting techniques for the day. Then the real discovery begins. Visit a wine bar and pair it with a masters handcrafted chocolate, discover some of the finest chocolatiers, talk to the store owners to learn about their personal journey, stop for 10 tastings and enjoy walking in a small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will be full of Melbourne historic knowledge about the famous lanes and beautiful arcades so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open along this decadent walking tour as you don't want to miss anything.

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Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

2. Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Melbourne is one of the world's great bar cities, but you'll have hard time finding these bars. Tourists frequent Flinders Street, Swanston Street, and Elizabeth Street — places that can be the worst tourists traps in Melbourne.  To find the truly great bars, you must venture out into the areas your mother told you to avoid — dark, dingy, scary laneways. Inside, you'll find secret speakeasies, some marked only by a simple light post. Some bars masquerade as something else, and access is only granted if you know the secret password.  These bars don't advertise because they don't need to — word of mouth carries their business. To find the best bars of the moment, you need a local with a finger on the pulse of what's hot...  Join your local guide and discover 4 great bars in 3 hours. Get access to drink specials available only for your group. Meet local bartenders and bar owners and hear about what makes them so passionate. Get a special, customized map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty!

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Melbourne Laneways Tour

3. Melbourne Laneways Tour

Immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your visit to Melbourne. Explore the city’s cool laneways on a 2.5-hour tour with a friendly local guide. Discover a selection of secret galleries, hidden shops, and laneway cafés. On this unique walking tour of Melbourne you’ll get a feel for the city that only comes with spending time with a knowledgeable local. During the small-group tour, experience a mix of history, architecture, street art, galleries, shops, interesting stories, and more.

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Lanes and Arcades Tour

4. Lanes and Arcades Tour

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about, and ended up missing everything? Melbourne’s arcades and lanes hide many of these answers. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. Uncover tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with some yummy snacks.  There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See many local stores on this casual stroll and return to those you like best in the afternoon. Make a day of it in marvellous Melbourne. Step inside the opulent Royal Arcade to window-shop the upscale boutiques lining this elegant, old world style indoor avenue. For a modern contrast, admire the vibrant street art along Hosier Lane and other alleys, learning about Melbourne’s robust art scene.  Follow the aromas of roasted coffee beans and fresh-baked goods through a series of charming laneways bursting with small sidewalk cafés and eateries. Enjoy a steaming cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee, and indulge your sweet tooth with a chocolate tasting. Tour numbers are limited to 8 people to ensure a personalized experience. 

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Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

5. Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

Discover the recently named 13th coolest suburb in the world, Footscray, and explore the diverse suburb through all the amazing food on offer. Treat your tastebuds to a freshly prepared Banh Mi sandwich and a traditional Sicilian cannoli for a sweet treat. Visit the lively market and learn more about the heritage-rich suburb and its community.  Footscray has undergone significant changes in the last 150 years and waves of migration have led to Footscray becoming one of the most diverse suburbs in Australia which is evident through the amazing food on offer. From Vietnamese Bahn Mi to Sicilian Cannoli, this tour is definitely a treat for the taste buds. As you walk around the neighbourhood you will learn about the history and demographic of the area and take in some amazing street art and views of the city. Make visits to the lively Footscray Market and down to the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Learn about the amazing non-profits and social enterprises supporting the local community and the passion that the locals have for their neighborhood. This tour is accessible for all including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs.

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Melbourne: Bayside Cycling Tour with Refreshments

6. Melbourne: Bayside Cycling Tour with Refreshments

Meet your friendly guide and get kitted out with your bike gear, then hop on and hit the road where your Melbourne adventure awaits. The tour begins with a cycle around the urban villages of Brighton and Elwood, where you can see locals going about their day. Next, pedal through the beautiful St Kilda Botanical Gardens, a hidden treasure of the city Continue the tour to Acland Street Village, where you can get a sense of Australia's typically laid-back way of life. Pass by the famous Luna Park next, a historic beachside amusement park built in 1912 that is still open today. Enjoy a tranquil cycle along the beach’s foreshore from St Kilda to Brighton Bathing Boxes. Arrive at the iconic Brighton Baths, and enclosed saltwater swimming facility built in 1881. Stop and wander around whilst soaking up epic views of Melbourne’s skyline. Rest your legs and grab a coffee, tea, or soft drink before hopping back in the saddle. Ride past some of the city’s impressive beachside homes before ending the tour with a well-deserved wine, beer, cider, or soft drink.

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Melbourne Progressive Degustation Food and Wine Walk

7. Melbourne Progressive Degustation Food and Wine Walk

There are so many great restaurants in Melbourne, and with new ones popping up regularly, it’s hard to keep up. The best way to sample Melbourne’s famous restaurant scene is to experience a few in one evening. With clusters of amazing venues within walking distance, enjoy a great way to see and taste the city on a delicious and enjoyable experience. This progressive degustation walk is a tour of Melbourne’s hidden away and amazing restaurants. Visit three unique venues, with exclusive wine tastings and tantalising savoury tastes from their menus. Hear from the passionate wine waiters who share their favourite drops, and restaurateurs who reveal how their distinctive restaurant design, location and menus came to be.

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Melbourne: Guided Walking and Foodie Tour

8. Melbourne: Guided Walking and Foodie Tour

Melbourne is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, experiencing many waves of migration from all over the globe. The many diverse communities that call the city home have contributed to an ever-evolving melting pot of history, food, and culture. Begin your four-hour walking tour at the Immigration Museum and hear the stories of arrivals from all over the world – their challenges, their triumphs, and, of course, their food. Then continue on through the streets of Melbourne and get introduced to the many layers of local favorite foods, architecture, and history. Enjoy a progressive tasting with five different stops at favorite local eateries. Listen to the stories surrounding the history behind the foods and flavors of the shops. Wander through local spice shops to learn about the spices and ingredients from different regions that have come together in Melbourne.

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Melbourne: Sports and Beer Lovers Tour

9. Melbourne: Sports and Beer Lovers Tour

Indulge your passion for sports on a sightseeing tour of Melbourne's legendary sports venues, such as Flemington Racecourse, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held. Drive through the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix circuit in Albert Park. Visit a small, independent brewery and learn how craft beers are made. Then, enjoy a beer tasting with your passionate and knowledgeable beer drinker guide. Take a tour of the brewery to see the brewing process at work, and get the chance to taste a wide variety of beer styles.

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Melbourne: 3-Hour Thai Cooking Class

10. Melbourne: 3-Hour Thai Cooking Class

Thai cuisine is bursting with exotic flavors and fragrances, from sweet and sour, to salty, tangy, and spicy. When balanced and used correctly, these flavors create some of the world’s most beloved dishes and delicacies, igniting your taste buds with every bite. On this fun and informal 3-hour cooking class, discover the unique flavor combinations of typical Thai delicacies such as juicy grilled pork and fiery Tom Yum soup. The class allows you to learn the basics and share your experiences, in the company of a local who has learned these skills and recipes from their family. During the class, which is designed to celebrate Thai cuisine from start to finish, learn about the traditions and heritage of Thai food while you prepare and cook a selection of delicacies. At the end of the class, receive a recipe pack which includes all of the information covered on the day, so that you can prepare this meal at home for friends and family.

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What people are saying about Victoria, Australia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 130 reviews

John was absolutely fantastic. So knowledgeable and easy to get along with. The bars we went too were amazing and nothing like we’ve seen before. The staff at the bars were super friendly and had a great connection with John also We can’t recommend this tour and John highly enough Josh & Kelly

It was a wonderfully informative and interesting three hours. Enjoyed every minute of it. Cathy was a great guide. Certainly whet the appetite for more exploring next time I visit Melbourne

Born and raised in Melbourne we decided to take the hidden bars tour and had John (an American) take us on our tour and we had a thoroughly good time. Thanks very much John

Excellent tour, unique and interesting bars. The host was very knowledgeable and a pleasant host. There was only two of us in the tour but he made it fun and relaxing.

What a brilliant tour, John was a brilliant guide and the places we went to were outstanding