Melbourne city can be characterized by bustling streets, beautiful architecture and a lively music and food scene. This year we are celebrating everything our beautiful city has to offer by hosting several historical walking tours and a special Christmas one.

During the summer months you can take part in our Melbourne’s Lanes & Alleyways tour, you will join popular tour guide, Isabel Simpson, for further exploration of the city’s intriguing network of lanes and alleyways. Isabel is an avid researcher who delights in interpreting Melbourne’s past and present by combining history, architecture and people.

“My walks are a tapestry of social, cultural, historical, street art and architectural explosion.”

– Isabel Simpson

Isobel is also offering a fascinating Historical Walking Tour through the suburb of Carlton that recounts the areas long and diverse history. Pass beautiful terrace housing and important historical sites like Melbourne’s first Children’s Hospital, the old weather bureau, Medley Hall, churches, and site of scoundrel Squizzy Taylor’s demise.

If you’re feeling festive than why not bring the family to our upcoming Melbourne’s Lanes & Arcades Christmas Time: Twilight Walk. Participants will walk down cobblestone laneways, and enjoy arcades that showcase pristine late-Victorian architecture under the cities dazzling Christmas lights. It’s the perfect opportunity to take in the warm summer air, while you, family or friends learn about the interesting events that have shaped our city.