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Booze Makes History Better — Melbourne Urban Adventures

Booze Makes History Better — Melbourne Urban Adventures

Experience Melbourne’s unique bar scene with a local guide and visit its unique watering holes. By the end of his tour, you’ll discover that history really is better with booze (as if there was ever any doubt)!

This tour includes stops at four iconic Melbourne institutions. The order of the venues may change, but you will visit and have the opportunity to try concoctions from the following pit stops:

A classic Aussie pub. Throw back a pot or a pint, as here’s where 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.

A cocktail bar. Melbourne has some of the best mixologists around, but most of them are hidden in tiny, hidden cocktail bars that survive on word of mouth alone. Visit a speakeasy-style bar and learn about how and why Melbourne’s laneway scene developed.

A wine bar. 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. Learn how wine shaped Australia’s history and how to taste wine like a member of the social elite.

A surprise! Melbourne’s bar scene is ever-changing, so the fourth bar will be chosen by your guide on the day, depending on the group’s desires, the weather, and what is trendy in Melbourne at that particular moment in 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.

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

Exclusions: Drinks, food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your 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.

Dress standard: Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly! 

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.


  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $49.00

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United States of Food (with Queen Victoria Markets) — Melbourne Urban Adventures

United States of Food (with Queen Victoria Markets) — Melbourne Urban Adventures

Join our Yankee guides and experience the rich cultural heritage taking hold in our city. Learn about American and Aussie barbecues’ shared heritage, and discover a secret bar playing host to an American tradition from 1869: pinball.

It's no secret that Australians share common values with our neighbours across the Pacific. And now, Melburnians are embracing that culture with an American food renaissance. Join our Yankee guides and experience the rich cultural heritage taking hold in our city. Learn about American and Aussie barbecues’ shared heritage, and discover a secret bar playing host to an American tradition from 1869: pinball. And whatever you do, bring your appetite. Yee-haw!

The first stop on our Melbourne tour will be one of Australia’s oldest hamburger stands, serving up that most classic of American meals. You’ll sample some of their hamburger varieties before heading on to learn about how our food gets to the plate in many of Melbourne’s restaurants.        

We’ll get a farm-to-table lesson with a walk through the Queen Victoria Markets. You’ll learn how the markets aren’t just for tourists; this is where many local restaurants stock their kitchens.

Continue on to an authentic local bagel shop, and learn how Australia and America’s bagel tradition derives from a shared heritage from Poland.

From there we’ll move on to a secret bar in the American speakeasy tradition. Did you know that during Prohibition in the USA, illegal bars required clients to keep their voices down, or “speak easy”? Those bars are now all the rage in Melbourne, so of course we need to stop at one.

Finally, we’ll end our Melbourne food tour at an authentic American barbecue restaurant. Here, you’ll learn about the unique cooking techniques that go into making barbecued meat fall right off the bone — so maybe you can recreate some of the Aussie-American flavour on your own grill at home. 

Your tour will end here, but don’t forget to ask your local guide for recommendations of other places to eat while you’re in town. 

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 4 food samplings at 4 local restaurants, public transportation during the tour.

Exclusions: Additional drinks or food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Dress standard: Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly! 

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.


  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $79.00

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TOTAL Melbourne — Melbourne Urban Adventures

TOTAL Melbourne — Melbourne Urban Adventures

Take in the best of Melbourne in one epic afternoon!

Make the most of Melbourne! This Total Melbourne Tour combines two of our most popular adventures (Melbourne Bites & Sights and Booze Makes History Better) into one epic afternoon.

You’ll start your all-in-one tour at the Eureka Skydeck, an 88-storey skyscraper that is home to stunning views of the city.

From there, we’ll head for some fuel in the form of caffeine. We’ll grab a flat white (the most classic of Aussie coffees) and your guide will explain what makes Melbourne coffee unique, what to look for in a barista, and some of the vocabulary to use when ordering a coffee.

Next, it’s time to explore Melbourne’s famous street art scene. What used to simply be called “graffiti” has become a trendy artistic style, and the laneways of this city are filled with constantly evolving murals. Your guide will bring you to some of their favourites and explain how the movement has developed, exploring the work of these back alley artists.

Then we’ll fuel up again, but this time with Melbourne’s multicultural foods. Your guide will take you to their favourite local restaurant for a hearty sample of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. You’ll learn about the numerous waves of migrants who have helped to create the Melbourne we see today.

After you’ve finished eating, it’s time for a drink (or two or three or more!). Melbourne is filled with many fun and fabulous bars, but you need a local to tell you which ones are hot at this very moment. To help you out, we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon checking out four different iconic Melbourne institutions. The order of the venues may change, but we’ll make sure we hit up every style of drinking establishment, from a classic Aussie pub to the cosmopolitan cocktail bar.

You’ll learn a bit of boozy history, like how beer nearly led to all alcohol being banned during the gold rush, and how Melbourne’s laneway scene developed (as we sip cocktails in a speakeasy-style bar, of course). You’ll also learn how wine shaped Australia’s history as we sample some of the Yarra Valley’s offerings.

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.

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, entrance to Eureka Skydeck, 1 coffee drink of your choice, 1 hearty sample of international cuisine, 1 bottle of beer after lunch.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide. Because everyone’s drinking preferences and tolerances are different, rather than include drinks at all the bar stops, 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.

Dress standard: Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly! 

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher

Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $149.00

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Melbourne Bites & Sights (with Eureka Skydeck) — Melbourne Urban Adventures

Melbourne Bites & Sights (with Eureka Skydeck) — Melbourne Urban Adventures

Melbourne has so much to offer, it can’t be fully experienced in just three hours — but that won’t stop us from trying! From what makes it famous to why the locals love it, we’ll show you the best of Melbourne!

Start your tour at the Eureka Skydeck, an 88-storey skyscraper that is home to stunning views of the city. Your guide will bring you to the top of the tower, pointing out key points of interest in the city and previewing where you will go next. After coming back down to earth, it’s time to dive into the cityscape.

First, a coffee. Your guide will explain what makes Melbourne coffee unique, what to look for in a barista, and some of the vocabulary to use when ordering a coffee. You’ll put your knowledge to the test by ordering a brew, then enjoying it with your group.

Next, it’s time to explore Melbourne’s famous street art scene. What used to simply be called “graffiti” has become a trendy artistic style, and the laneways of this city are filled with constantly evolving murals. Your guide will bring you to some of their favourites and explain how the movement has developed, exploring the work of these back alley artists until you’ve worked up an appetite.

And what better way to meet that appetite than with Melbourne’s multicultural food scene. Your guide will take you to their favourite local restaurant for a hearty sample of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. Here your guide will tell you about the numerous waves of migrants who have helped to create the Melbourne we see today.

After you’ve finished eating, it’s time for a drink. Melbourne is filled with many fun and fabulous bars, but you need a local to tell you which ones are hot at this very moment. Your guide will take you to a trendy bar to finish things off with a beer (or soda) and a final chat.

By the end of your tour, you’ll be able to spot amazing art, cafes, restaurants, and bars like a local. But if you still need more tips, your local guide will be happy to offer up some suggestions for the rest of your stay.

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, entrance to Eureka Skydeck, 1 coffee drink of your choice, 1 hearty sample of international cuisine, 1 bottle of beer.

Exclusions: Additional drinks or food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide. 

Dress standard: Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly! 

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $115.00

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4th of July American Food & Drink Party

4th of July American Food & Drink Party

The continental USA might be 13 time zones away, but if there’s one thing Melburnians are good at, it’s finding any excuse to party the night away.

  • Come celebrate the biggest party weekend in the USA… in Melbourne! We’re honouring the 4th of July with a pop-up tour that celebrates American culture Aussie-style. 

    We’ll start our tour by honouring that most classic American staple at one of Australia’s oldest hamburger stands. You’ll sample some of their hamburger varieties before heading on to learn about how our food gets to the plate. 

    Then, we move on to a secret bar in the American speakeasy tradition. During Prohibition in the USA, illegal bars required clients to keep their voices down, or “speak easy.” Those bars are now all the rage in Melbourne and we know where to find the good ones. 

    You’ll also get to try some samples from an authentic local bagel shop, and learn how Australia and America’s bagel tradition derives from a shared heritage — Poland. 

    Finally, we’ll end the night by hopping on a train to Hawthorn to visit a pub serving a tongue-in-cheek  Donald Trump-themed cocktail, named “The Apprentice.” Note that we’ll be taking public transit, so please purchase and load a Myki card in advance of the tour (you can do so at convenience stores). 

    To make this party even better, we’re also giving out prizes for whoever wears the corniest American-inspired costume. 

  • Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samplings at 2 local restaurants, 2 alcoholic American-themed drinks.

    Exclusions: Transportation during tour (you’ll need a Myki card – please purchase and load one with credit in advance of the tour), additional drinks or food, tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day – please check the weather report and dress accordingly! 

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

  • Local contact

    Office phone number: +61 (0) 403 647 923 
    Email address: info@melbourneurbanadventures.com

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $119.00

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Melbourne Free Walking Tour

Melbourne Free Walking Tour

Our famous free walking tour departs daily (rain or shine) and runs on a pay-what-you-think-its-worth basis. Love your guide? Give them a killer tip. Didn't love your guide? No worries! You're never be pressured to tip.

Your tour starts at 11am on the corner of Spring and MacArthur Streets, next to the fountain. You'll meet your guide who has a blue umbrella with the name "Walks 101" on it. The tour will last 2.5 hours and bring you across the city centre, telling you about Melbourne's fascinating history, quirky culture, and fantastic food & drink. 

The tour will conclude near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you will learn about Australia's most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, your guide will bring the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.

  • Duration : 150 Minutes (approx.)
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