Company Bio — 2018 Hidden Secrets Tours are the original walking tours of Melbourne's laneways. Conducting small group walking tours in Melbourne since early 2004, and are a must do city experience, in a changing consumer market. A tour company for travellers not ‘tourists’, our focus is on experiencing the city, soaking it in and all the local design talent that exists in the Australian creative hub. The labyrinth of lanes and arcades hide some of the best of Melbourne, and that’s where our savvy local guides come to the rescue! We offer half day tours for first time and repeat visitors, to see the real life of the city that’s often missed. Meet the designers, the independent store owners or local characters, indulge in the cafe culture, enjoy the diversity of cuisine and find the best hidden bars and secret doorways that Melbourne loves! Choose from a selection of scheduled tours, or take advantage of a private option. Hidden Secrets Tours is purposely a walking tour enterprise, and as such itineraries are confined to Melbourne city centre, where savvy local design is the highlight and service is paramount. The tour group sizes are generally kept to a maximum of 8, to maintain an intimate experience and will run with a minimum of 2 people on scheduled tour days. We passionately seek ways for visitors to enjoy an indulgent experience, whilst maximising their knowledge of the city in a short amount of time. Guests are encouraged to continue their exploration after the tours, where they can spend further time at their own discretion. This enables Hidden Secrets Tours to operate independently and not receive or take any payment from venues visited. New elements are added to the itineraries regularly as spaces open or retailers move, so there is always something new to see, even for locals who join our tours. We are more current than a guide book these days, and sort through al the gossip to rally make the most of the time our clients have in this activity packed city. With a clear intention to provide a Melbourne memory, we do not include international brand stores or franchise eateries on our tours, so look for environments that provide that something extra - décor, product design, local connection, innovation and customer service. An innovative attitude brings a new style of shopping tour, a relaxed and contemporary art walk, an interactive food and wine experience and more! Food, art, fashion, wine mixed with a little history and architectural treasures... indulge yourself in the cultural essence of Melbourne with Hidden Secrets Tours.