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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    The tour commences outside the visitor information center in Queen Street Mall, and passes many of Brisbane's early colonial buildings and historical sites, sculptures, monuments and street art, all with their own story to tell.

    You will walk through the shopping heart of the city, including the heritage listed Brisbane Arcade. As you visit King George Square you will learn of the history of Brisbane City Hall, passing by a monument to early settlers. Moving down to the city's first laneway, you will see examples of Brisbane street art and sculptures. Enjoy the Botanical Gardens and see one of the oldest trees grown for commercial purposes, followed by a stroll along the Brisbane River. Moving out of the gardens you will visit Queensland's oldest church; where you will discover a truly beautiful sculpture.

    Your walk will conclude along the riverfront at Eagle Street Pier, taking in a spectacular view of the Story Bridge, where your guide will provide you with some suggestions for lunch and what to do during the rest of your time in Brisbane.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside Visitor Information Centre, (former Regent Theatre), 167 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Tour ends at Eagle Street Pier.
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • What to bring: Camera, drinking water
    • What wear: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunglasses
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A very bright and articulate tour guide, Gabbi, made this experience outstanding. We walked a well-planned route around the central business district and listened to Gabbi relate the history and culture of Brisbane from initial settlement to current time. I cannot imagine there
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    Response from WalkBrisbane, Owner at Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
    Responded 4 days ago
    Dear johnsC9387QK Thank you for your very kind review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Gabbi. The “Cube” at QUT is a lot of fun and I’m glad that you had a chance to explore it. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here. Take care, Lee-Anne
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    Oh what a delight this walking tour of Brisbane was (City Essentials Tour); the three hours seemed to fly by. Having newly arrived in a city not visited before, what better way to get a feel for the place than to put yourself into the hands of someone who knows their way around
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    Response from WalkBrisbane, Owner at Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi Grahame, Thank you so much for your gracious and comprehensvie review of your recent City Essentials Tour with us. It was our absolute pleasure to have you join us and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tour. I have also enjoyed our further email conversations as you explored our city during your time here. I do hope that you have further opportunity to visit Brisbane again in the future. Take care, Lee-Anne
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    Did this tour with Gabbi, she is very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Highly recommend this tour if you want to learn a lot about the area.
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    Response from WalkBrisbane, Owner at Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
    Responded 27 Oct 2019
    Hi jarnold10 Thank you for your review of your tour with Gabbi. She is indeed very knowledgeable and passionate about our home. I am pleased that she was able to share it with you. Take care, Lee-Anne
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    We've met with young cute lady "Gabbi" on time at meeting point. She has full of knowledge about Brisbane and interesting about blue ninja, little fairy doors, hidden coffee shop. Now, we now about lamington story and love a bite of lamington that she brought for us. I fully
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    Response from WalkBrisbane, Owner at Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
    Responded 27 Oct 2019
    Hi Tinkko, It’s lovely to read that you plan on visiting us again in 2023. We’d love to see you! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Gabbi and that you got to experience many of our hidden secrets that only locals know :-) Don’t forget to get in touch again when you next visit, so that we can show you even more. Take care Lee-Anne
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    I really enjoyed this walk with our tour guide Gabbi. With just two other group members on the morning I went, there were plenty of opportunities to ask Gabbi about places of interest. She showed us many of Brisbane's fascinating features and shared with us so much more
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    Response from WalkBrisbane, Owner at Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
    Responded 27 Oct 2019
    Hi Joy Thanks for your kind review of your tour. That’s one of the lovely things about small group tours like ours; the opportunity to ask questions and really get to learn about the city. It’s easy to see things but to really understand them by being shown around by a local is a completely different experience. I am so pleased that you got this opportunity. Take care Lee-Anne
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