Overview

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

3 hours

Maximum Seats

16

The markets of Melbourne’s neighborhoods are buzzing, colorful reflections of the city’s soul. Half of Aussies are first- or second-generation immigrants, and this diverse cultural tapestry is on full display in its markets. Go behind the scenes, taste the food, meet the vendors and discover the local culture

Highlights

  • Get to know Melbourne's culinary culture with a visit to the markets

  • Catch a tram or train out to one of Melbourne's eclectic multicultural markets

  • Graze the market, graze the world as you sample over a dozen international (and some Aussie) foods

  • Learn about the gastronomic culture, history and traditions of the region from your local foodie host

  • Learn the history of markets in Australia and why their multicultural food reflects Australia’s diverse society

Inclusion

  • Local English-speaking guide, 12+ food tastings, beer or soft drink at a local pub.

Exclusions

  • Tram or Train fare (a local transport pass is required for this tour — please purchase a “Myki” transportation card before your tour begins), additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Meeting Point

  • Queen Victoria Market - main entrance on corner of Elizabeth Street and Victoria St.

Ending Point

  • At a public transport stop to take You back to the city with Your Myki (approx 20 min ride)

Itinerary

Starting at Melbourne's only World Heritage Site, the Exhibition Buildings, this tour includes stops at four iconic drinking 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.

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Booze Makes History Better $ 49 $ 0 16 Anytime 3 hours

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