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Central Melbourne Walking Tour

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Overview
Discover Melbourne from a local’s perspective on a Melbourne city walking tour. Trace the rich history of Australia's cultural capital as you hear stories about traditional landowners and the European settlement and learn about the immigration and migrant policies that have shaped Melbourne's cultural diversity.

Explore Melbourne’s famed laneways; familiarize yourself with some of Melbourne’s iconic architecture; and gain insight into Melbourne’s diehard sporting culture, as well its thriving music and art scene.

Much more than a sightseeing tour, we will give you the history and background you need to understand what makes Melbourne unique.
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You'll start at
7-Eleven Federation Square
2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaLook for your guide at the 7-Eleven convenience store within Federation Square. The 7-Eleven is located just to the left of the Time Out Cafe, next to the ATM, telephones & public amenities
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    Federation Square
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Birrarung Marr
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    ACDC Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hosier Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Centre Place
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Block Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Royal Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 8
    333 Collins Street
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    Flinders Street Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 10
    Yarra River
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • See Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and the colorful Hosier Lane
  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with an expert to lead the way
  • Ideal introduction to Melbourne for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy an included coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at a local cafe
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and hear a brief introduction to Melbourne before setting out to discover the city. During the walking tour, pass historic landmarks such as Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Town Hall, and listen as your guide tells you fascinating facts and entertaining stories along the way. See the lively Southbank district and enjoy views along the Yarra River. Along the way, explore Melbourne’s famous laneways with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and historic 19th-century shopping arcades. With your guide on hand to offer recommendations and answer any questions, you can ask for tips on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay. After stopping to enjoy a tea, coffee, or hot chocolate at a local cafe, your tour ends back at Federation Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7-Eleven Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Experienced local guide
  • Complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • current tips and recommendations
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For last minute bookings it may be best to contact us if you can't see availability here.
  • 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 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chris our tour leader was very knowledgeable about Melbourne. History, the lanes with amazing street art work, the arcades, the older buildings, coffee shops, cafes - all the places we probably would not have found on our own. Thank you for a great insight into the city.
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I enjoyed the tour with Erika. She was Informative and easy going. We learnt a lot about various little nooks and corners. And even if you know Melbourne well you will find little surprises along the way.
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This is an excellent tour for those interested in the history and culture of Melbourne. It covers settlement, the gold rush and recent history walking along the river and winding through the streets and laneways to reveal the vibrant heart of the city. Great for visitors and
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We went on this tour on our 3rd day in Melbourne. Would recommend going on 1st day if possible to help get your bearings and get confident in the city. Great guide, very interesting and informative tour, thank you.
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Excellent tour – our guide, Erica had a great itinerary, with lots of interesting information and insights, both historical and contemporary. And her personal knowledge/experience shone through in a number of areas, including architecture and the laneways and associated music
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By: Melbourne By Foot
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islandtraveler101
20
Simply outstanding!
We took the three hour walking tour with Chris earlier this week. I can’t say enough good things about the tour
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annietylertat
Ipswich, United Kingdom
20
Very interesting tour
Chris our tour leader was very knowledgeable about Melbourne. History, the lanes with amazing street art work, the
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Elizabeth Ann H
Avila Beach, California
131
Chris was perfect!
We planned a three hour tour with Melbourne by Foot the first afternoon of our week in Melbourne. Chris was the
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mizziw2020
10
Really enjoyed it
I enjoyed the tour with Erika. She was Informative and easy going. We learnt a lot about various little nooks and
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how2travel
Ireland
22
Highly informative
This is an excellent tour for those interested in the history and culture of Melbourne. It covers settlement, the
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lian06
4515
Very enjoyable
We went on this tour on our 3rd day in Melbourne. Would recommend going on 1st day if possible to help get your
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BonniesGirl
Sydney, Australia
100168
Great tour, whether first time or experienced Melbourne visitor
Excellent tour – our guide, Erica had a great itinerary, with lots of interesting information and insights, both
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harleimarisa
Wilmington, Delaware
92
Learning while having fun
I had a great time learning the history of Melbourne. We went to some awesome spots, but my favorite was learning
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JustCarry0n
Urbandale, Iowa
3991
You won’t believe this!
We took most of this tour in the rain, and it was great! I had my doubts about this to work but we met up with
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117traceye
10
Just great
We are avid lovers of walking tours and this one is by far one of the best! Do not hesitate to ask all the
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S8085PYjenniferw
Austin, Texas
61
Excellent introduction to the city + wonderful eating / bar recommendations!
Thanks again Chris and Erica for the wonderful day exploring many unique areas of Melbourne by foot, and getting
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36arthur
San Clemente
102
Graffiti Art
Alleyway lined with local artists graffiti art. Very talented artists and very colorful designs. A unique and
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silvia s
10
Money well spent!
Chris was an excellent guide to the historical heart of Melbourne and shared many interesting insights into the
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kerryg838
104
Excellent start to a Melbourne visit
Chris provided a wonderful tour of Melbourne - its founding and development and unique aspects, as well as showed
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Passenger08527769771
40
Proved interesting
Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us a history of Melbourne and showed many places of interest which we would
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