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Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

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Walking tours in Melbourne CBD and the inner suburb of Fitzroy. Gangsters & Candy Stores (laser projector night tour, Melbourne CBD): Thursdays 8.30-10.30pm, Gangsters, Brothels and Lolly Shops tour (Melbourne CBD): Saturdays 4.30-6.30pm, Fitzroy...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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282 Exhibition St | Coopers Inn, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Michael gave the group a wonderful rundown on this part of Fitzroy. The walk was pleasant despite the humidity. His knowledge of the seedy aspects of old Fitzroy is fantastic and interesting. His attention to the group needs admirable

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent, fascinating. Michael was very knowledgeable! We enjoyed the tour & I would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kate D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael is a really good tour leader: he has researched the area thoroughly and spins his considerable knowledge into an engaging tale. The 'walk' itself is only a few blocks in length and the starting point is easily reached by tram from the city. Don't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AussieItchyFeet_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this tour by fluke as was looking for something different to do. It was truly great, really interesting and enjoyable. The walking tour is at a leisurely pace with stops, so nothing too hard at all, even in the heat. Covering a small area...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen19811976
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Karen. Glad you enjoyed the Fitzroy tour and really appreciate the review, many thanks, Michael.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasure to spend the afternoon strolling around Fitzroy enjoying the atmosphere and Michael’s wonderfully entertaining stories of the old crims of Melbourne!

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lynetteb666
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lynette. Glad you enjoyed the tour and really appreciate the review, cheers, Michael.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I both enjoyed Michael's walk thoroughly. Great area of Melbourne to walk around and check out the historic terraces and buildings. Michael's crime based historic commentary gave us such a great context on how tough things were for residents of Fitzroy 100...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James C
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks James. Really appreciate the review. Glad you enjoyed the tour and look forward to seeing you both again on the next one, cheers, Michael.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed the walking tour and I'd highly recommend it to everyone..Very informative and well worth the effort

Thank screamingtruckie
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, glad you all enjoyed the tour. Really appreciate the recommendation and review as well, many thanks, Michael.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this tour with an interest in true crime stories in Melbourne. The information given by Michael about the 'Little Lon' precinct in the era of Squizzy Taylor was outstanding, passionate and entertaining. Highly recommended.....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve V
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Steve. What an amazing part of our history. Glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate the review, many thanks, Michael.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Fitzroy and was gobsmacked by the history of areas I had been walking through for years. Michael was a great communicator. We can't wait to do the City tour soon!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank slaterstuff
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks slaterstuff! What a great suburb Fitzroy is. Glad I helped to fill you in on some of its colourful past, cheers, Michael.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An insightful and interesting tour of Melbourne’s past. Michael had a great knowledge of Melbourne’s history and was very kind throughout

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Climber09446852640
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review. Really glad you enjoyed the tour, hope to see you on another one one day, thanks, Michael.

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