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I'm Free Walking Tours

328 Swanston St | Meet infront of State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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A Must Do whilst in Melbourne.

We had visited the Melbourne several times but never toured. Thought this might interest my... read more

Reviewed today
mrsmeee
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Fun tour with Tess

Really enjoyed my tour. I usually do a walking tour in every new city, as I like getting a... read more

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Travellight17
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Discover Melbourne, on a Free Tour at 10:30am and 2:30pm everyday. Join your friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide as we reveal the history, stories and secrets of Melbourne. This 3 hour easy walking tour meets everyday at the statue of Sir Redmond Barry in front of the State Library of Victoria on Swanston St. Rain, hail or shine, no booking needed, just show up and there will be a guide in a bright green T-shirt to show you around. How are we Free? We work on a tips only basis, so everyone can enjoy Melbourne as much as we do, whatever your budget.
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328 Swanston St | Meet infront of State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had visited the Melbourne several times but never toured. Thought this might interest my primary school son. We were taken to most of the CBD’s tourist attractions. We were provided with a history of Melbourne, lots of interesting stories, shown were the cool bars...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed my tour. I usually do a walking tour in every new city, as I like getting a feel/understanding for the place right from the start. Tess was so knowledgeable, fun & enthusiastic, I did not "zone out" at any point! It was a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Trying to lead a group of over 40 people through a crowded, noisy city and give them a tour is a pretty impossible task and although the young guide tried hard to keep upbeat, it really impacted the quality of the tour. We were led...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Karina was charismatic, funny, full of knowledge and always keen for a chat. Ive lived in Melbourne for the last year already and still got to learn so much from that tour. Thank u Karina!!! hands down one of the best walking guides Ive ever...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We realised at the end of the tour it was James’s first tour! It was fantastic and we would not have known he was new if he hadn’t told us! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Really good free activity and you just give them as much...More

Thank Gillian R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great tour full of local insight and knowledge. Our guide Desmond was charismatic and had great answers to all our questions. We had the option to pay what we felt the tour was worth at the end.

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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for coming along on Desmond's tour! We're glad you enjoyed his local insights to Melbourne.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On arriving to Melbourne I wasn’t too convinced, it came across as very much a business city with not much else, but after doing this tour I fell in love with the place, our tour guide Marc was funny, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and showed us...More

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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad your perspective of Melbourne was shifted! We believe our city has so much culture to offer, but sometimes these hidden gems can be a little harder to find. Thanks for letting us show you the best of Melbourne.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was excellent and had a deep knowledge of Melbourne. She was both informative and humorous. The tour took in most of the main sights and was a good starting point to looking at places in more detail later. It's a great system whereby...More

Thank Elena R
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, Elena. We're glad you enjoyed your guides local perspective of the city. We hope to see you in Melbourne again!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the walking tour in the morning on a glorious day and I would say it lasted about 3 hours, so really good value for money. You have a stop mid way for Rest room/coffee etc. We were lucky enough to get someone very...More

Thank Louise1706
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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We're thrilled you enjoyed it. Tom certainly goes out of his way to make sure everyone enjoys the tour, so we are pleased you enjoyed all his local tips!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The group was about 20 and we had 2 guides (one was in training) and it was great to have both of them (Karina and James?) lots of great information history facts (I particularly find the fact about cars hanging out on the right in...More

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Imfreetours, Manager at I'm Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, Jessica! We're pleased you enjoyed your tour with Karina and James. It's good to hear you liked Karina's jokes too, sometimes we aren't sure if they are the best or worst jokes ever. Enjoy your time in Melbourne!

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odonnellcarolann
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
A party of four is no problem. Check the time. I went at 11 am. I am sure that you will enjoy it.
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Catherine H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Martin J | Reviewed this property |
No booking is necessary, just meet the guides in a green shirt in front of the library.
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Lynne H
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Glenniffer | Reviewed this property |
About 2 1/2 to 3 hours but you can leave at anytime but I would recommend you stay to end to see the sites from the opposite side of the river from roof of opera house.
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