We start our journey with a short train ride to Footscray (10 mins) where you will immediately feel a world away from city life. We begin by taking in the sights and smells of the Footscray market and taking you to our favourite view of the city that only locals know about. We pick up some traditional Vietnamese bahn mi – a firm favourite amongst Footscray locals.
We then visit a family-run Sicilian bakery to try some of their delicious signature dessert: cannoli. Hear about their history and discover the passion the locals have for their community. If you’re lucky, you may even get a behind the scenes look of the cannoli being made.
You'll enjoy an amazing coffee at one of our favourite local stops and discover how Melbourne got its reputation for having some of the best coffee in the world. We'll then Venture towards the Footscray community arts centre passing street art on the way and hearing tales about local legend, Franco Cozzo.
Discover indigenous artwork at the Footscray Community Arts Centre and learn about how this centre supports the local community. We pass the asylum seeker resource centre and hear about how migrants and refugees have helped shaped Melbourne to be what it is today.
We finish at an authentic African restaurant for some shared Ethiopian tasting plates. You will finish this tour with a full belly and a deeper appreciation of local Melbourne life and the strong sense of community that exists here.
This tour is accessible for all including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, Ethiopian shared tasting plate, Vietnamese bahn mi, Sicilian cannoli, coffee at one of our favourite local stops, $1 per person donation to the local community organisation visited on this tour
Exclusions: Optional gratuity, MYKI/Public Transport costs - these should be purchased before the tour begins.
Dress standard: Please be aware that Melbourne is known for having 4 seasons in a day so it is recommended to have appropriate clothing. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.