This historical Tour, otherwise known as the 'Prostitutes and Parliament' Tour for some of its content, that
is conducted close to what was the newer and less expensive side of Hoddle's city grid in the 1840s. Due to the 'Marvelous Melbourne' boom that area became a very sought after area later in the 19th Century.

From the start of the tour, your guide will take you from Federation Square after a great introduction to the quite complicated story ofthe founding of Melbourne. (That many locals do not know of) Soon you will be ledtowards the historical buildings and selected laneways that can be found close to the Treasury Building and the Little Lon area - the former infamous red light district where the stolen Parliament Mace allegedly was taken! Seea public building with provisions for sniping on a rowdy population!

Visit a grand old Coffee Palace formally a showcase of the Temperance movement. Get an exclusive look at
Quest Serviced Apartment's Gordon House previously used for single mens' accommodation with the tree the founder planted in 1883 still inside. See the fabulous interior used as the Melbourne Club in the recent ABC telemovie 'Mystery of a Hansom Cab'!

The History East tour is conducted Tuesday to Sundays at 2pm, finishing at Pelligrinis cafe (Close to Guy

Grossi's Florentino Restaurant and Madame Brussels Bar) where tour attendees can enjoy a coffee and discuss
the diverse and interesting local history in the first Cafe in Melbourne.


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  • alarm Duration: 120
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • What is the minimum age for Tours at Melbourne?

    The minimum age for Tours at Melbourne is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Tours session at Melbourne last?

    The average Tours session at our Melbourne centre is 2 to 3 hour.

  • Is Tours Melbourne open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Melbourne centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Tours Melbourne open for bookings at weekends?

    Tours at Melbourne is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Tours Melbourne center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Tours Melbourne center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Tours Melbourne?

    Yes you can buy Tours Melbourne gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Tours Melbourne vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Tours Melbourne?

    The postcode for Tours Melbourne is Melbourne VIC 3004. Please note that sometimes our Tours centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Tours Melbourne on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Tours Melbourne?

    The Tours Melbourne center is located at the following address: 5 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Tours at Melbourne?

    The average package price of Tours at Melbourne $65.00. The lowest price is $50.00 with the most expensive option being $129.00.

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