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I'm Free Walking Tours

328 Swanston St | Meet at the Sir Redmond Barry Statue in front of State Library of Victoria., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 405 515 654
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Best to start your trip in Melbourne!

We took this tour on our first day in Melbourne and it turned out to be a great way to start our... read more

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Stephanie H
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It was a fantastic tour around the city! Astrid my guide had information on every sight and was... read more

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Discover the history, culture and hidden secrets of Melbourne on a free walking tour. Your local tour guide will uncover the best of the city in an easy 3 hour tour, departing every day at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Meet your local guide in green at the Sir Redmond Barry Statue out the front of the State Library of Victoria. We tour every day, rain, hail or shine. No bookings required. How are we Free? Our tours work on a tips only basis. You join us on tour without paying a cent. Allow our local guides to show you the highlights of their city, and you decide at the end what the tour was worth to you. This way, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy Melbourne as much as we do, regardless of their budget, and we can continue to offer tours into the future.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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328 Swanston St | Meet at the Sir Redmond Barry Statue in front of State Library of Victoria., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 405 515 654
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Reviewed yesterday

We took this tour on our first day in Melbourne and it turned out to be a great way to start our trip. Our tourguide Astrid was a super nice girl who knew a lot about all the sites and had good tips for eateries...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a fantastic tour around the city! Astrid my guide had information on every sight and was great for chatting between sights. Definitely worth taking the tour if you want to see parts of the city. Her email with all the recommendations at the...More

Thank Eoin D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are going to Melbourne would recommend you do this walking tour first. It will give you a GREAT overview of the city and where you want to spend your time. Alex was our guide and he was GREAT - very knowledgeable and a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If possible, do this tour on your first day in Melbourne. You will benefit immensely from the knowledge/tips learned on the tour. There is a lot of walking from place to place so take advantage of this and walk with your guide and pick his/her...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Alex, our tour guide, made us enjoy the city and its "short" history. His explanations were really clear and funny, it was the best tour I have ever had and the fact that it is free is incredible. I will definitely tell everyone to take...More

Thank alessiorubboli
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

This is such wonderful feedback, thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Alex's tour so much. We hope to see you in Melbourne again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The free walking tour around Melbourne CBD with Alex was great fun - so many great stories (a highlight was the story of Ned Kelly - totally gonna watch the 2003 movie version), and great jokes. My first impression of Alex was already good because...More

Thank vanessapcp
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Vanessa. We're glad you had fun on your introduction to Melbourne with Alex. We agree, he has many redeeming qualities, and his superb knowledge of all things Harry Potter and Game of Thrones are just the start of it. We...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the walking tour with James this week and he was great! Was a great way to get your bearings and see the city highlights and learn a few things on the way! James did a great job getting to speak to each person,...More

Thank trishadams2
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed exploring Melbourne with James! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2:30pm walking tour with Desmond. We were about 25 people and it lasted for 3 hours. First half is about Melbourne history and 2nd half is about modern Melbourne. There is a small break in between. Desmond was a great guide and...More

Thank IndinetteJones
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great feedback! We're happy to hear you enjoyed Desmond's insights into Melbourne. Thank you for joining us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Done the walking tour today with Talaska. Very informative and interesting. Great way to see some of the city and learn a little about the history. Recommended to do from us. Thanks again.

Thank Jackie6969
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review, Jackie. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed Talaska's tour of Melbourne, thank you for coming along.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pleasant walking tour, highlights the major things to do and see in Melbourne along side find out more about he history of this marvellous city. The guides, I met Astrid (Jess, you’ll know why she has two names only if you take the...More

Thank Margherita d
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Margherita! We're thrilled you enjoyed your tour with Astrid. We hope you got the chance to check out some of her and Andreas' tips for the city.

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Princy S
17 June 2018|
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Response from Imfreetours | Property representative |
Hi Princy, It sure is! You're more than welcome to bring a pram / stroller along on the Melbourne Sights tour and your I'm Free local guide is there to help if needed. See you soon! I'm Free Sydney and Melbourne team.
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Ong C
19 May 2018|
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Response from jenniferafindlay | Reviewed this property |
It depends how good they are at walking, you’re on your feet for more than two hours and there are busy areas with traffic and people. I don’t think it would be suitable for children of that age as I imagine they’d get bored. More
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Ching Ching T
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Response from dandylionlady | Reviewed this property |
10.30 and 2.30 everyday from outside the library and does cover the same places. Might be a slightly varied route, especially if there are lots of people so more than 1 group walking in that session. Although free, you are... More
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