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Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour

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    Stop At: The Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    We begin next to the Sir William Clarke Memorial next to the Old Treasury Building. A symbolic area of Melbourne and home to our Parliament. The order of the venues may change, but together we will visit a variety of our favourite local watering holes, these may include a classic craft beer establishment, a laneway bar, a hidden speakeasy and a rooftop bar.

    Everyone has their favourite drink but you’ll be encouraged to try something different on this tour. Never tried whiskey? We’ll take you to a place where you can discover its charms.

    Want to check out some local wines? With the Yarra Valley just a stone’s throw away, it would be a sin not to taste some of the delectable wines in the region.

    The craft beer scene is exploding in Melbourne right now yet beer has always had a rich history in the city. You’ll learn about the standard pour sizes of Victorian beers and how beer nearly led to all alcohol being banned during the gold rush.

    Many of Melbourne’s most popular bars are in tiny, hidden laneways and survive on word of mouth alone. Visit a speakeasy-style bar and learn about how and why Melbourne’s laneway scene developed.

    Rooftop bars are a favourite place for Melbournians to gather and not just in summer. During winter, some rooftops add a marquee and heaters and carry on regardless. You’ll visit one of the most eclectic rooftop bars in the city

    Melbourne’s bar scene is ever-changing, so one of the bars will be chosen by your guide on the day, depending on the group’s desires, the weather, and what is trending in Melbourne at the time.

    If you’re still thirsty by the end of the tour, don’t forget to ask your local guide for some more recommendations, so you won’t have to worry about a dry mouth for the rest of your stay in Melbourne.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sir William John Clarke Memorial, Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Because everyone’s drinking preferences and tolerances are different, rather than include drinks, we keep our tour price low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go. Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
    • Drinks, food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this.
    • Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly!
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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    Our guide, Tristan, has a deep knowledge of the history of Melbourne and was able to make the stories really fun to listen to. The selection of drinking establishments was outstanding - some very interesting and out of the way places an out of towner would never find on their
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    This was a fun little tour. Learn some of Melbourne's History, while being shown personally around some of Melbourne's famous lane way bars. Tristan was an awesome guide who was very knowledge, has a great taste in bars, gave lots of tips for further adventures in Melbourne
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    We did this on a whim because we had a night free on our first night in Melbourne. Loved the little bars we went to and the opportunity to meet people. Our guide Flo,was great. He was informative, interesting and facilitated our conversations with the other members of our group.
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    Response from melbourneu, Manager at Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour
    Responded 9 Sep 2019
    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the tour and the bars that you went to. We pride ourselves on creating great experiences for our guests and I'm glad Flo was able to deliver this for you. He will be really happy to hear your feedback. Thanks again and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the city! All the best :)
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    Flo was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour guide! Not only did we see some great hidden spots where Melbourne likes to get a drink while teaching us the history of this beautiful city, but he took the time to point out some great features of the city tailored to our
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    Response from melbourneu, Manager at Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour
    Responded 4 Aug 2019
    So happy to loved the tour with our Flo! He loves the history, the city and few drinks and delighted to got all three on the tour. Hope you loved Melbourne as much as we do!
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    Tristan was an amazing guide showing us a range of bars and giving plenty of recommendations for us to explore throughout the rest of our trip. We learnt interesting stories about Melbourne’s history and had a great time. Highly recommend!!
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    Response from melbourneu, Manager at Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour
    Responded 9 Sep 2019
    Hi Hannah, thanks so much for leaving us this amazing review! We all appreciate it. So glad that you enjoyed Tristan's tour, he is a wealth of knowledge so I hope you got to enjoy some of the recommendations he gave you. Thanks again for the recommendation and we hope to see you on tour with us again sometime soon!
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    • Languages Offered: English
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