Duration: 4-hours (6 pm start suggested)
No. of Guests: 1-10 people
Languages: Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German & Italian (others by request)
Experience another side of Melbourne on a night out with a charming local host. Enjoy a progressive degustation and cocktails at exclusive night spots and local institutions. Meet locals and learn about the city’s history of excess and prohibition, scoundrels and scandals. Wine, cocktails… whatever your tastes, this experience can be tailored to match. Suggested but highly flexible itinerary: Be picked up from your hotel in the early evening. Head to one of the city’s slickest hidden cocktail bars for a chance to break bread and ice with your personable Localing host. Share a few tastes and interests to help make the experience personal.
With tireless hours of research, and reading, drinking and story swapping, you are in tried and capable hands. Begin with a gin or a classic cocktail in the intimate ‘Bar Americano,’ or with wine and tapas at our favourite laneway wine bar. Learn about the city’s dark side and the many curious characters from both sides of the law, who have helped to shape it. Continue to one of the city’s ‘rooftop bars’ and enjoy a different view of Melbourne, a local craft beer and a few more tasty share plates. Meet the people at the creative heart of this vibrant industry for some unique insight. Down a cobble-stoned lane, take a left, a right and another left past the colourful street art, heaving dumpling joints and tantalising sounds of karaoke – leave it all behind in a hidden speakeasy from another time and place. Visit late-night Tokyo, or a ‘gold rush’ opium den, a dive bar on the wrong side of a fridge door …expect the unexpected from the Melbourne night. Bring your appetite, as you will have the chance to sample Melbourne’s best bar food, from charcuterie boards delicately adorned with local produce, to scrumptious dim sum or discover the joys of the humble Aussie jaffle. Your Localing host will have you back at your hotel by 10 pm (start and finish times can be varied to suit your needs).
Tour Highlights / Inclusions:
– Expert Localing host
– Enjoy a progressive dinner and dessert
– A cocktail, wine or beer in each of three venues
– Hotel transfers
– Meet local bartenders and nightlife personalities
– Walk iconic lanes and arcades
– Visit unique and distinctive local neighbourhoods
– Learn about the city’s ‘Temperance’ history
– Visit iconic local nightlife and music venues
Pricing: $1020A for up to 2 guests (excludes dinner) $200A for each additional guest (up to 7 total)
Not appropriate for children under 15 years old.
Public holidays & peak season +$180A total
Live music with a local musician +$350A total
Airport pickup (max 4 guests) +$160A total
Airport dropoff (max 4 guests) +$120A total
Private Yarra River cruise +$840A total
20-minute scenic helicopter flight (2+) +$380A p.p.