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Booze Makes History Better

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Tour operated by:

Walks 101

Through gold rushes and rebellions, Olympics and royal visits, Melburnians have turned to ales, whiskeys, wines, and cocktails for comfort. 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)!

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 and learn how beer nearly led to all alcohol being banned during the gold rush.

A cocktail bar. Experience one of Melbourne's best mixologists in tiny, hidden cocktail bars that survive on word of mouth alone.

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.

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.

Price & booking



As everyone’s drinking preferences are different, we keep our tour price low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go.

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  • Departure details: 06/07/17 - 30/06/18

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu: 02:30pm - 05:30pm

    Sun: 02:30pm - 05:30pm

Tour operator

Walks 101 is the leading operator of Free Tours in Melbourne, with a desire to bring the city's fascinating history to life.

The company is independently owned and operated by an American/Australian couple who have made Melbourne their home after years of travelling and living in Europe.

The Walks 101 team was founded to bring a travel concept that has taken Europe by storm — free walking tours. Every major city in Europe hosts a variety of free walking tour operators, and Walks 101 is bringing that concept to Australia.

Walks 101's mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to join a walking tour. Not everyone has been on a free walking tour or knows if it's for them, so our flagship tour, the Free Walking Tour of Melbourne, serves as an entry point for guests to find out about the city and experience a walking tour without any financial risk.

Following the success of Melbourne's Free Walking Tour, the Walks 101 team branched out to offer a variety of food, drink and cultural tours of Melbourne for a fixed price.

Walks 101 offers tours that depart daily, as well as bespoke itineraries and private guides for groups.

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