Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne takes you on a Progressive Degustation Walk (formally Sommelier's City Walk).
Passion for food and wine is a tradition in this city; chefs are celebrities, and wine masters are finding a voice. Many of Melbourne's wine focused restaurants are off the main streets, where design of the dining experience is as important as the skills in the kitchen.
Enjoy an early evening walk discovering three unique restaurants and learn of the sommeliers' influences on menu's and cellaring choices. More than a wine tasting, this is a night to indulge in just a few of Melbourne's many epicurean establishments, and explore a relationship with the often silent hero's of the wine industry.
Generous wine samples, food tastings, and special offers included.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Per person. Includes a City Dining Guide, wine notes, city map, generous wine samples and menu tastings.
Payment methods accepted
Cancellation and booking policy
Bookings are confirmed on full payment. If paid bookings are cancelled more than seven days in advance 90 per cent of costs will be reimbursed. If two to seven days in advance 50 per cent will be reimbursed. And if within 48 hours of commencement a refund will not be available. If Hidden Secrets Tours is forced to cancel a booked tour, any prior payments will be fully refunded. Hidden Secrets Tours operate in all weather with a minimum of two people. It is highly recommended a reconfirmation call is made between 24 and 12 hours prior to any tour. Hidden Secrets Tours recommends all participants take out their own travel insurance.
Days of operation
Meet in the City Square, corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, near Starbucks Cafe. Only Monday to Thursdays.
Departure details: 01/06/11 - 31/03/16
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sat/Sun: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Tour starting location
Meet outside Starbucks in the Melbourne City Square, corner of Collins St and Swanston St
- City sightseeing
- Wine tasting
Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne are the original walking tours of Melbourne's Laneways and were established in 2004.
Their heroes are the local designers, amazing cafes, and cultural diversity that Melbourne does so well.
This contemporary team of tour hosts have designed options for travellers and locals - not just 'tourists' - focusing on experiencing the city and all the local design talent that exists in Australia's creative hub with information that's more current than any guide book.
Half day tours are offered for first time and repeat visitors, to enjoy the life and soul of the city that's often missed.
By design Melbourne is a spectacular city to walk, so most itineraries are confined to the city centre.
Meet the independent store owners and local characters, indulge in the cafe culture, enjoy the diversity of cuisine and find the best designer shopping solutions that only Melbourne can provide.
Tour group sizes are kept to a maximum of eight to maintain an intimate experience and will run with a minimum of two people on scheduled tour days.
Food, art, fashion and wine mixed with a little history and architectural treasures. Indulge yourself in the cultural essence of Melbourne with these must do experiences.
Hidden Secrets signature tour is the 'Lanes and Arcades' tour that is a duration of three to four hours and operates from Monday to Saturday. Other Hidden Secrets tours are Sommeliers City Walk, Art and Design Walk, A Vintage Outing and Cafe Culture Walk. Contact one of the friendly staff today for further information on these tours.
School or Private tour options are available, as well as for special events. Literary Walks or French speaking tours. Discover where the real Melbourne exists.
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