Melbourne is a hotbed of culture and stunning street scenes, and our half-day city tour gives you the chance to explore it all in detail. Taking you through the lanes of Little Italy to the grand architecture of the city centre, and some of Melbourne’s most popular manicured gardens along the way, we’ll give you an all-encompassing experience of this magnificent city. The Melbourne City Tour is the perfect introduction to this vibrant city.
Child prices are available for children aged 2 - 14 years. Infants under the age of 2 years travel free on the lap of a parent.
There are no hotel drop-offs at the conclusion of this tour. Travellers will be returned to Federation Square.
There’s lots to pack in on this half-day tour of Melbourne, so be prepared to see a diverse range of attractions. The morning begins to the north-east of the city, where we’ll take you through the quaint lanes of Little Italy, home to hundreds of restaurants and cute boutique shops.
From there, we’ll make our way to Melbourne University and the Royal Exhibition Building, giving you the chance to soak up some of the spectacular architecture that the city is known for. Then we’ll take a quick pit stop at St Patrick’s Cathedral for a prime photo opportunity before we head to the stunning Fitzroy Gardens. Here, you’ll have the chance to visit Captain Cook’s Cottage (at your own expense), and relax amongst the serene surroundings.
Next, it is time for a tour through the labyrinthine lane ways of Melbourne’s arcades, where you can sit back and chill out with a coffee or duck into some of the artisan shops that can be found here.
In between, we’ll make stops at the Old Melbourne Gaol for an historic encounter with the city, marvel at the incredible architecture of Parliament House and Princess Theatre, and stop off in colourful Chinatown.
There will be plenty of opportunity for you to pick up a souvenir or two along the way. By the time the tour comes to an end, you’ll have had a fantastic introduction to the city and its fascinating culture.
***Please note: This tour operates a slightly different itinerary in regards to stop points on Monday’s and Wednesday’s***
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MCG Tour: Take a 75-minute guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and get behind the scene access to Australia’s most famous stadium. Walk on the arena, visit player change rooms and take a peek at other special areas of the MCG. – Additional $25 per adult & $14 per child
Please note on Mondays and Wednesdays this upgrade includes transport to the MCG. All other days the tour will conclude at Federation Square and you will need to make your own way to the MCG.
|Adina Melbourne||189 Queen Street, Melbourne||07:30 AM|
|Albert Heights Apartments||83 Albert St East, East Melbourne||07:20 AM|
|Atlantis Hotel||300 Spencer Street, Melbourne||07:10 AM|
|Bayview Eden||6 Queens Road, Melbourne||07:10 AM|
|Bayview on the Park||52 Queens Road, Melbourne||07:10 AM|
|Citadines||131 - 135 Bourke Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|Clarion Gateway||1 William Street, Melbourne||07:30 AM|
|Comfort Hotel (was Adara)||90 Albert Street East, East Melbourne||07:20 AM|
|Cosmopolitan Hotel||2 - 8 Carlisle Street, St Kilda||07:00 AM|
|Crown Metropol Melbourne (LC)||8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne||07:20 AM|
|Crown Promenade Melbourne||Corner Queensbridge Street and Whiteman Street, Melbourne||07:30 AM|
|Crown Towers Melbourne (LC)||8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|Federation Square||Corner Russell Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne||07:55 AM|
|Grand Chancellor||131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|Ibis Hotel Therry Street||15 - 21 Therry Street, Melbourne||07:15 AM|
|Ibis Swanston||609 Swanston Street, Carlton||07:10 AM|
|Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto||495 Collins Street, Melbourne||07:20 AM|
|Langham Hotel||1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank||07:25 AM|
|Mantra on Russell||222 Russell Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|Mantra on the Park||333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne||07:40 AM|
|Melbourne City Backpackers||197 King Street, Melbourne||07:15 AM|
|Melbourne Marriot Hotel||Corner Lonsdale Street and Exhibition Street, Melbourne||07:40 AM|
|Mercure Treasury Gardens||13 Spring Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|Novotel on Collins||270 Collins Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|Pan Pacific (was Hilton)||2 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne||07:00 AM|
|Park Hyatt - The Rocks||7 Hickson Road, The Rocks||07:25 AM|
|Pullman Albert Park||65 Queens Rd, Albert Park||07:10 AM|
|Pullman on the Park||192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne||07:30 AM|
|Radisson on Flagstaff||380 William Street, Melbourne||07:25 AM|
|Rydges Carlton||701 Swanston Street, Carlton||07:10 AM|
|Rydges Melbourne||186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne||07:30 AM|
|Savoy Hotel||630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||07:10 AM|
|The Village Melbourne (Formerly Discovery)||167 Franklin Street, Melbourne||07:20 AM|
|Travelodge Docklands||66 Aurora Lane, Docklands||07:00 AM|
|Windsor Hotel||111 Spring Street, Melbourne||07:35 AM|
|YHA Metro (LC)||Cnr Blackwood Street and Courtney Street, North Melbourne||06:50 AM|