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Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

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Melbourne is a mecca for food with an eating culture bordering on the obsessive. But many of these best places are hidden from first sight in laneways and behind doors. This 3 hour small group walking tour lets you experience the best examples of what Melbourne offers. This tour offers the best aspects of Melbourne with the insight of your local guide that you cannot get from a guide book. Drink coffee, eat dumplings, sneak in a sweet treat and finish it off with a drink in a laneway bar the locals love – all included in your ticket price. See all the treasures of Melbourne and often it is said “wow – you wouldn’t even know this was here!” Do this on your first day in Melbourne and you’ll discover a whole lot more places to return to later in your stay!
  • Walk and eat your way through downtown Melbourne on a tasting tour
  • Sample delicious foods, indulgent pastries, and world-renowned coffee
  • Get insider recommendations from your guide on where to eat and drink later
  • Small-group tour—maximum 12 people—ensures a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the GPO building in downtown Melbourne and set out to explore the city’s atmospheric laneways, historic arcades, Victorian architecture, edgy street art, and lively markets on foot. Hear about Melbourne’s renowned foodie scene from your guide, discover places you wouldn’t uncover on your own, and get plenty of insider recommendations on the city’s best eateries and must-try foods. During the tour, make several stops at restaurants, street food stalls, and cafés, where you’ll have the chance to sample tasty Chinese dumplings, sip Melbourne’s world-famous coffee, and indulge in delicious pastries. After filling up on tasty treats, end your tour with a drink at one of the city’s legendary rooftop bars with a wonderful view over the city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bourke Street Mall - Stop 5, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Departure Time
1:30 PM
Return Details
Whitehart Bar, 22 Whitehart Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Enjoy some of Melbourne's best coffee (tea or hot choc for those that don't drink coffee!)
  • Alcoholic Beverages - We conclude the tour at one of Melbourne's most loved local laneway bars.
  • Snacks - This tour offers 3 savoury and 3 sweet tastings in addition to the drinks. Together, they tell the story of what Melbourne loves to eat and drink.
  • Your local guide can provide all sorts of other info to help you best enjoy your stay in Melbourne.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Can highly recommend this tour. Monique was great. Explained the background to the alleys and arcades. Good food tastings. Have been back to some of the places already. Great variety and good value
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My husband, 18 year-old son, and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Great mix of tastes and history. Appreciated the care Monique took in choosing the establishments for the tastings - interesting stories, great food/beverages, friendly staff. The tastings were more than free
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The foodie tour withh Melinda was sooo good. We tasted of yummy food al9ng the way. We saw sights I have been unaware of - arcades and alley ways I have never been down. Thanks Melinda for all the treats.
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We just spent the most amazing day with Monique and Trish. Historical sights, small lanes, street art and most importantly, the visit to small food businesses that each provided their own intrepretation of delicious Melbourne tastes. Very knowledgable guides who were able to
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Response from WalkMelbourne, Owner at Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour
Responded 22 Jul 2019
Thanks so much for your kind words! We're glad that you enjoyed yourselves. :)
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It was my first visit to Melbourne and I was the only customer on the tour with Monique and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would never have found the lanes and cafes we went to on my own and loved learning some of the history of Melbourne. All of the tastings were amazing
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Response from Monique_WalkMelb, Owner at Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour
Responded 29 Jun 2019
Thanks, Judy. It was lovely hosting you!
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