Course Summary

Join popular tour guide, Isabel Simpson, for further exploration of the city’s intriguing network of lanes and alleyways. Commencing in Flinders Lane, we zigzag across the top of the city, including sites such as Oliver’s Lane, Alfred Place, including lost sites such as a 19thC garden. Where was Lang Lane and what is it now? This is a fascinating look into the social development in this corner of the city.

 

About Simpson       

Isabel Simpson is a leading tour guide whose main focus is historical sites.  She is an avid researcher who delights in interpreting Melbourne’s past and present by combining history, architecture and people. Or in Isabel’s own words: “My walks are a tapestry of social, cultural, historical, street art and architectural explosion.”

Isabel has provided fascinating tours for many leading Melbourne institutions including the CAE, National Gallery of Victoria, City museum, conservation groups as well as visitors to Melbourne, including cruise ships.

Isabel holds formal training qualifications and is a member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (VIC) & nationally accredited guide, Guiding Organisations Australia.

Course Sessions

Sunday, 27th October - 1 class


Session ID DNX10803C
27 Oct - 27 Oct 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$99 / $95 (conc)
Teacher

The interest in the original Melbourne Lanes & Arcades tour has proved so popular that our tour guide, Isabel Simpson, has created a new city-based walk for walking devotees, focusing on, an as yet, unexplored section of the city. Commencing in Flinders Lane, we zigzag across the top of the city, including sites such as Oliver’s Lane, Alfred Place, including lost sites such as a 19thC garden. Where was Lang Lane and what is it now? This is a fascinating look into the social development in this corner of the city.

Explore a section of Melbourne with an experienced tour guide

Students will explore a section of Melbourne with an experienced tour guide who will focus on historical sites, including sites still present or replaced by later development. Hear about the sites, the characters and the stories from the past.

Meet At: Meet outside Chapter House, 197 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

This course, hosted by guide Isabel Simpson, is suitable for those with a specific interest in this part of Melbourne or a general interest in Melbourne’s history, as well as walking for pleasure and fitness.

Isabel Simpson is a leading tour guide whose main focus is historical sites, as well as Art History. Isabel has provided fascinating tours for many leading Melbourne institutions including the CAE, National Gallery of Victoria, City museum, conservation groups as well as visitors to Melbourne, including cruise ships. Isabel is an avid researcher who delights in interpreting Melbourne’s past and present by combining history, architecture and people.

Isabel holds formal training qualifications and is a member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (VIC) & nationally accredited guide, Guiding Organisations Australia.

Last updated: August 22, 2019 04:36pm