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Discover the food of Melbourne's markets and local neighbourhoods with the Visitor. Our carefully curated private and small group market and suburb visits detour away from the mainstream and offer a rich immersion into Melbourne's local food...more
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 412 000 259
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Loved our tour - such a great opportunity for us to learn more about the city and to also learn more about its rich food culture. Highly recommend to others!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This was a fabulous tour with Isabel, who introduced me to the history of Melbourne and Queen Victoria market. It was a great morning tasting loads of different foods (I loved the 48 month matured cheese). It finished with a wine tasting with Marshall at...More

Thank amandafE1693EY
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Isabel is passionate and knowledgeable about Melbourne’s history, the local South Melbourne markets and with a great relationship with the local vendors. Isabel had organized a range of tastings and provided fantastic background stories delivered with a genuine love for the community. The best tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Even as a Melbournian, I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Queen Victoria Markets with Isabel. Her knowledge of the market and relaxed style, really did make it feel like a walk in a friendly neighbourhood. It was lovely to talk to the stall holders...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Isabel G, Owner at The Visitor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for this lovely review of your Tastes of the Queen Victoria Market tour and found a new appreciation of our amazing market. Ah...am just reliving that warm spicy mulled wine moment! warm regards, Isabel

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Isabel from “The Visitor” was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the Melbourne CBD. We were greeted to many shop owners who were very passionate about their produce and we got to try lots of delicious tastings, my favourite been the antipasto platter from Hellenic Greek...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Isabel G, Owner at The Visitor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks so much for the review of your Queen Victoria Market and Lygon Street Local Flavours Tour. It was lovely to host you and introduce you to the market, plus visit some parts of Carlton you hadn't seen. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This tour is like being shown around the neighbourhood by a friend. Isabel was warm and welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about the area. We met multiple stall holders who are passionate about their trade and tried lots of delicious food. The tour moved at a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Isabel G, Owner at The Visitor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for reviewing your Queen Vic Market and Carlton tour, and yes a free perk of the tour is that we all walk away friends!

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great day out in the market and Carlton. Tried some delicious foods and learned a lot about the history of the city. Brilliant for a visitor to the city would highly recommend.

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Isabel G, Owner at The Visitor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for coming on our Queen Victoria Market and Carlton tour and for your valuable review. Warm regards Isabel

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to enjoy a girls day out. Isabel was extremely knowledgeable about the South Melbourne area, the market and food in the market area. We were able to sample the produce along the way and we finished with a wine and cheese...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the South Melbourne experience with The Visitor. Highlights included coffee tasting, and variety of locally sourced goodies...and one of the best croissants I have ever tasted! This is the perfect tour for anyone interested in learning about the history of Melbourne and...More

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Isabel G, Owner at The Visitor, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

I'll let The team at Agathe know they've got another fan! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your tour, Isabel

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The tour was a great way to feel like a local when you're a tourist and Isabel certainly quickly felt like an old friend. At each place we stopped, the business owners welcomed us and took time to tell us about their food/drink as if...More

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Isabel G, Owner at The Visitor, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! See you again soon I hope, Isabel

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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