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Duration: Half Day
Location: Melbourne
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Melbourne City - 1/2 Day Private Tour

Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world for seven years running! Experience Australia’s most chic city on our half-day tour that will showcase the grand architecture, impressive gardens, artistic laneways and coastal suburbs that Melbourne is famous for.

To make the most of your day, this tour is only offered as a combined tour with one of our other tour destinations.

On this 4-hour tour, you’ll learn the history of the gold rush period and how Melbourne quickly became one of the wealthiest cities in the world, leading it to become the fashion capital that it is today. You’ll enjoy our combination of walking and vehicle-based support that allows you to get a feel for the city and its suburbs. Experience Melbourne like a local!

This tour uncovers Melbourne’s famous arty laneways and shopping arcades. On market days, you’ll get a taste of Australia’s largest open air market at the Queen Victoria Markets.

Take in architectural delights such as the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building as well as Parliament House and Treasury Gardens. See the Princess theatre and the Windsor hotel, both built especially for the Queen’s arrival. Admire the gothic cathedrals of St Pauls and St Patricks.

You’ll visit Melbourne’s most iconic city precincts including Federation Square on the Yarra River, the MCG and tennis centre in the world-class sports precinct, the ‘Parisian end’ of Collins Street, and the Royal Botanic Gardens with the Shrine of Remembrance. We’ll even drive the track of the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit.

You’ll have the choice of visiting Melbourne’s trendy inner suburbs, taking in Lygon Street and Fitzroy Street or otherwise heading down to the bayside suburbs. Here you’ll find St Kilda with Luna Park and the famous Brighton bathing boxes.

After seeing Melbourne like a local, you’ll depart for your next tour destination as part of the combined package. Your choice between Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley or the Dandenongs.

Tour Highlights

  • 4-hour City Tour
  • Street Art Laneways &  Arcades
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Parisian Collins St
  • Royal Exhibition Buildings
  • Parliament and Treasury House
  • St Patricks and St Pauls Cathedrals
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • St Kilda and Brighton Bathing boxes*
  • Formula 1 Grand Prix track*
  • Experience Melbourne Like a Local
  • Learn the Secrets of Melbourne
  • Discover Melbourne’s Golden Story
  • Expert Guide and Luxury Vehicle
  • Combination Walking and Vehicle-based Tour


Combined with Phillip Island Tour

Combine with Melbourne City & Penguin Parade Tour for a full day touring.  

Combined with Mornington Peninsula

Combine with a Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Tour for a full day of touring.

Combined with Yarra Valley

Combine with a Melbourne & Yarra Valley Tour for a full day of touring.


Do we see the Brighton Bathing Boxes

Only for the combined Mornington tour only. 

Can I book this separately?

This can only be booked along with other tours and is not a stand alone tour. 

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