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Brisbane Insights

130 William Street | Queen Victoria statue in Queens Gardens, behind the Treasury Casino in Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 452 629 470
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The Brisbane Insights Tour is a comprehensive and interesting walking tour of all Brisbane's city landmarks, historical places of interest, hidden laneways and secret and alternative stories. Prepare to be entertained and informed about Australia's coolest and most underrated city; covering Brisbane's brutal, rebellious and often funny history. From its origins as a cruel, torturous penal colony through to its recent corrupt politics, Brisbane's history is as underrated as its weather is glorious. Along the way learn about Australian-Aboriginal relations, check out the edgy hidden street art, see all the heritage buildings and architecture, discover Brisbane's rich literary and musical icons, the intriguing communist and alternative landmarks, World War 2 heritage, churches, haunted sites as well as all the famous inner-city landmarks. We guarantee you'll leave the tour with a new found appreciation of "Brisvegas":)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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130 William Street | Queen Victoria statue in Queens Gardens, behind the Treasury Casino in Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I waited and waited for my tour guide to show up, and nothing! Wasted my morning. Only in Brisbane for a short time and really wanted to get the most out of it. Hope I'll be able to get a refund for the $40 I...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I really enjoyed the tour given by Jonny. He was thorough and hit all the main sites. He also did not rush me. He knows the city well and was able to recommend great restaurants and other places to visit. Overall, this tour is great...More

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jonnyPrague, Manager at Brisbane Insights, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks Madison! It was great showing you around the city and to hear about your travels! You are always welcome in Brisbane!

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Johnny gives you a delightful dive into this great city. We did the tour after a river cruise seeing the usual sights. This tour provides history, insight and makes you feel like an insider. Quirky, and entertaining details. Nice touch carrying an IPad to show...More

Thank eschindler
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jonnyPrague, Owner at Brisbane Insights, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks Eric! It was a pleasure showing both of you around Brisbane! :)

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The driver/tour guide was able to give a very informative tour on an air conditioned bus. He gave comical stories and interesting statistics, we also stopped for photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We have been on a couple of walking tours during our travels but I don't think we have ever come across a guide as well researched and knowledgable as Jonny! He gave a history not just for Brisbane but for Australia as a whole, which...More

Thank Melanie P
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great tour with a awesome guide. Can tell that Johnny (the tour guide) is really passionate about his work, great deal of knowledge about Australian history and the local history of Briabane. Not just historical facts, but also a lot of fun facts on the...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely the best option for a Brisbane City tour! Johnny is one of the best tour guides we've ever had (among several tours so far): he is very passionate, we can tell that he prepares his tours very thoroughly, and we really appreciated...More

Thank Rodrigo B
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jonnyPrague, Owner at Brisbane Insights, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thanks Rodrigo! I really enjoyed your company on the tour-please come back soon amigo :D

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Meeting at the old movie house now the tourist center on Queen Street Mall, you can take a delightful walking tour of central Brisbane with commentary and bits of history that makes the city become much more than just place. The guides are knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you like history, intriguing tales and quirky fun facts then I highly recommend this tour! Jonny is a smart guy and has terrific knowledge of Brisbane. Many of his stories captured my imagination and made my visit to the city much more valuable. Very...More

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Hi! Thanks for your enquiry! I can't guarantee that the tours will still be running by February; but you're welcome to book by going to the "brisbeat" web site (search in google) and click on 'register' at the bottom of the... More
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