A Tour of Melbourne Historical Crime, with Dr Charles, of Youtuber fame!

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Hi everyone, you know me as 'Dr Charles' on Youtube! I present new information exposing the reality of archaeology! I have been described recently (2019) by one generous commenter as: the 'Sherlock Holmes of Ancient History!' My Channel, 'Charles Kos', is now pushing FIFTY THOUSAND SUBSCRIBERS and TWELVE MILLION VIEWINGS. I am basically a full-time Youtuber!

However Once Upon a Time... before all that happened, I ran this historical crime-tour business, walking the streets of Melbourne, Australia's Central Business District! I have many American 'fans' (Some in Australia!), who wish to add a crime tour to their itinerary. Why not book with the MOST ENTERTAINING, and possibly most well-known (internationally) historian in Melbourne? SO, if would like me to give you a Crime Tour, should you visit Australia (or already live here!), I will be happy to take you or your group on a tour for a nominal fee. You can pay below via PAYPAL to secure a booking. (As a public figure I obviously cultivate a reputation for honesty and fair play!) I am very flexible on times also! The tour duration is 1.5 hours. I am also up for negotiation on price. We can also have lunch, to chat, pick my brain if you like! Please drop me an email enquiry! If you change your mind before the day of the tour, I will give you a full refund!

I am a strong history enthusiast with a PhD in the field, (I researched and DISCOVERED(!) the Real-Life Robin Hood!)

The old studio layout of my `Ancient Mystery' show, back when I had about 12k Subscribers!

My Youtube

My Homepage

I currently have `fan requests' to do tours internationally at ancient mystery sites, which I am considering, but meanwhile...

... `It would be my absolute pleasure to take your group around Melbourne for one and a half hours, and you can rest assured you are in good hands!'





A famous traveller...

...called Mark Twain, wrote something interesting and wonderful about Australian history:

Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer, and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place. It does not read like history, but like the most beautiful of lies. And all of a fresh new sort, no mouldy old stale ones. It is full of surprises, and adventures, and incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened.

Confirmed PRESS Reviews, about the 1.5-Hour CRIME TOUR, currently offered by Dr Charles!

This is a great way to learn about some of Melbourne's quirky history, while also exploring some of its wonderful architecture. It will be interesting both for visitors to Melbourne and locals.

— Fiona Anderson, Weekend Notes.

Experience the spooky side of Melbourne.

—The Weekly Review.

We went on the TWISTED TALES WALKING TOUR today. Really excellent, and learned about those hidden corners and secrets of Melbourne. The Tour is conducted by very knowledgeable guide Charles... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

—We Love Melbourne.

... great way to spend a few hours

—Facebook review.

... And some Typical Comments made after the tour...

"That you, I thoroughly enjoyed that!"

"Thank you for being not just a great guide, but a great host as well!"

"Thanks that was really good, we really enjoyed that!" (This one is quite common!)

"Amazing Guide!"


Many Tourist Highlights on this well-acclaimed and established tour, including Princess Theatre, Lygon St, Royal Society, Carlton Gardens, the infamous district of 'Little Lon', with its pickpockets, and also QV shopping centre. Synopsis: Melbourne has had its fair share of 'incidents' in the past. Learn an eclectic assortment of them as we walk the streets of the newest part of the old city grid! We have had stranglers of various sorts, a shocking armed robbery with a twist afterwards, and various strange occurrences which may leave you scratching your head!

Are you interested in STRANGE stories, WEIRD happenings and the ironic details of Melbourne's strange past?

We start with 'Australia's Best' ghost story, and then move onto crime and other stories. Walk the streets where these events occurred!

EXPLORE the wonders of Melbourne, it's marvellous past, fabulous architecture, and present. This tour is a combination of seeing the sights and sounds of what makes up the best of Melbourne, as well as containing a few lurid historical tales to get the blood racing.

Unsavoury historical stories are told throughout the tour. This is an excellent way to spend part of a day in Melbourne, seeing the finest the city has to offer.



PRICE FOR A TOUR OF UP TO FIVE PEOPLE (Small Group) AUD $120. Please email me for a negotiated Price!

Red Coat Tours Mission Statement

β€œTo provide and continue to develop a fantastic and fun tour experience, relating historical information and stories not found found on other tours, told in an entertaining manner. The tours aim to entertain, inspire, educate, and transform people's understanding of our city, as well as make people shudder a little, as they recall the weird and strange details.”

I am an ex history student with a PhD in Robin Hood. Born and bred in Melbourne, I founded Red Coat Tours, around the idea of providing a mixture of entertainment as well as a vivid feel for the location and its history, with some fun anecdotes, possibly unmatched or at least unmentioned by other tours.


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