The city's fascination with beer and pub culture can be traced right back to the settlement of Melbourne. .
One of the founding fathers was a publican, Victoria's first mayor was a brewer and the first council meeting happened in a pub.
Melbourne By Foot will take you on a Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne. This fun and informal tour traces the history of beer consumption in the Victorian capital. Examine the early rogue settlers, the sly grog trade of gold rush era as well as the temperance movement and conservative war time drinking habits.
The tour also explores Melbourne more recent liberal liquor licensing laws, the birth of the city's laneway bars as well as the explosion of small batch, craft or microbreweries. Stop at four venues to assist in your own beer education. At each, try a delicious beer with a focus on Melbourne and Victorian microbreweries. The tour concludes with a burger supper.
Price & booking
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Beer Lovers Guide
Includes beer tastings at four venues and burger supper.
Cancellation and booking policy
They request that bookings are made with at least 24 hour notice. Bookings can sometimes be accepted at short notice. Cancellations must be made with at least 48 hours notice. If the tour is is to be affected by extreme weather conditions all participants will be contacted by phone regarding the tour.
Days of operation
Departure details: 25/05/12 - 31/03/14
Thu: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tour starting location
Melbourne By Foot is the most convenient and best value walking tour of Melbourne, Australia's cultural capital.
They know what it's like to arrive in a foreign city and be bogged down with information on where to go and what to see. They have taken the best qualities of Melbourne and packaged it into a relaxed and entertaining walk. A great orientation for first time travellers and a must for regular visitors and Melburnians with a thirst for local knowledge.
Melbourne By Foot was designed to give participants a great insight into life here in city. The walk covers a range of traditional topics including Aboriginal history, early settlement and colonial times. There is a healthy sprinkling of sport, art and music which are all facets that make this city a vibrant melting pot of culture. Melbourne By Foot have recently launched a new tour called The Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne
The cultural walk is a weaving journey through the heart of the city which takes in Melbourne's famed lane ways, arcades and hidden corners. From the quaint streets of the Quarter you will also visit some of the iconic structures of the city including Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Eureka Tower.
The friendly guides are all 'big on Melbourne'. They pride themselves on their local knowledge and the tours not only highlight the sites, history and stories of Melbourne, but provide guests with an insight into local events and things to do. If you aren't a local, they want you to feel like one.
Tours can be catered for large or private groups, corporate teams and school groups.
At only $35 that includes coffee and tea and with daily departures, there is only one way to see Melbourne, by foot.
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