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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this cosmopolitan city, see local artisans and up and coming designers and boutiques. Our team of contemporary guides will bring life to the city as they share information about the characters who shaped the city, and those who shape it today. You'll fall in love with Melbourne and realise how many secrets there are that you would have missed.
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You'll start at
Time Out Fed Square
Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaOutside " Time Out Cafe" on the lower steps in Federation Square, NEAR the corner of Flinders Street, & Swanston Street -- opposite Flinders Street Train station. Directions: Look for our guide holding a large yellow umbrella Return point: Concludes in central CBD area
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    Federation Square
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    Hidden Secrets Tours
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Block Arcade
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    Royal Arcade
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    Degraves Street
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    Hosier Lane
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You'll end at
Flinders Lane
Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, AustraliaThe tour usually ends in Flinders Lane - Near the start point --- within one block from the starting point
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Highlights
  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with confidence on a guided tour
  • Insider tips: learn where to eat, drink, and shop in Melbourne
  • Customize your itinerary: choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group tour allows extra attention from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and set out to explore Melbourne’s famous laneways, filled with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and beautiful 19th-century shopping arcades. During the tour, experience the many different sides of Melbourne from the elegant architecture of the Royal Arcade to the bold street art of Hosier Lane, to historic landmarks such as Melbourne Town Hall. Accompanied by a local guide, you have plenty of opportunities to ask for recommendations on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay in the city. Finally, experience Melbourne’s cafe culture with a tea, coffee, and chocolate tasting at a local cafe. If you select the optional upgrade, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your tour ends back at Federation Square, where you’ll receive a goodie bag as a souvenir of your tour.
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Departure Point
Time Out Fed Square, Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Flinders Lane, Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Inclusions
  • Small-group of maximum 8 people
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Stop for Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate
  • Souvenir bag with map and special offers
  • Professional local guide
  • Confirmed departures with min of 2 people, we welcome solo travellers
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have mobility or access concerns please advise at time of booking to ensure we can adapt suitably. We may not be able to if not known at least 24 hours prior
  • This tour is suitable for ages 14 and over. Not ideal for toddlers/infants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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We had a beautiful day walking the lanes and arcades with Charlie. He was so informative and attentive to everyone in our group. We would never had gotten such an in depth knowledge of the city. We got tips also on where we would like to visit on our day off...along with
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We have visited Melbourne many times before and walked around the city. This time we wanted to learn more beyond just wandering around and looking. Our tour was for a half-day and our guide Lara was most friendly and informative. We didn't cover a lot of territory - that wasn't
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Always wanted to know more about the arcades and lanes in Melbourne. Lara was young knowledgeable and very friendly. Showed us places we will have never found and gave us so much history. It is worth every penny.
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The walking tour of the arcades is a great tour. You get alot of the history and back story to a very interesting part of Melbourne. Our guide Charlie was excellent and was very informative, friendly and great to wander the city with. Note, the lunch option at AC/DC lane
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Nichole was our tour guide...she was extremely informative, fun, and pointed out wonderful historic spots and pictures. The refreshment spot was lovely, as well as the luncheon, which we would have never spotted on our own! She went over and beyond when she set up an
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Response from Fiona S, Owner at Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nanlee5. Thanks for your lovely message here. Nicole did mention you had arranged an appointment. I hope he is feeling much better. We are so pleased you could join us, and that you found our tour so lovely. We really appreciate your kind words. Kind regards Fiona. Hidden Secrets Tours
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Louise
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So much fun
We had a beautiful day walking the lanes and arcades with Charlie. He was so informative and attentive to
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Louisesjc13
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Wonderful Guide and Melbourne is such an interesting City
This was an amazing excellent tour of Melbourne Jess with her incredible knowledge was our guide, all I can say
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John G
Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne's secrets hiding in plain view
We have visited Melbourne many times before and walked around the city. This time we wanted to learn more beyond
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georgehardie688
Terrigal, Australia
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Enlightening
Always wanted to know more about the arcades and lanes in Melbourne. Lara was young knowledgeable and very
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CVandDC
Vancouver, Canada
487
Great tour of the arcades.
The walking tour of the arcades is a great tour. You get alot of the history and back story to a very interesting
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nanlee551
Wheaton, Illinois
97
Loved It!
Nichole was our tour guide...she was extremely informative, fun, and pointed out wonderful historic spots and
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gosox11
111
Perfect intro to Melbourne
Our guide Melinda provided an informative walking tour thru the historic and charming laneways and arcades that
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Adi J
Barcelona, Spain
198
Best tour in Melbourne
I booked out secret hidden street tour for a family visit and it was amazing! we had Lara as a tour guide, who
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Helen N
10
Hidden secrets Melbourne laneways tour
Very professional and Christina was absolutely fantastic. Thank you Christina for a wonderful tour. We saw exactly
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Lorraine K
Vancouver, Canada
31
Lanes and Arcades tour of Melbourne
We had an excellent guide, Melinda and we enjoyed a good walking tour of Melbourne through wonderful arcades of
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