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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour provided by Fit City Tours

Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
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Tour snapshot
Stay active while exploring the city on a running tour
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Maintain your workout regimen while exploring some top sights and atmospheric laneways of Melbourne during this running tour. Head out on a run around the city to admire its beautiful street art and interesting attractions and shops. End the tour at a local café for an energy-boosting cup of Melbourne’s world-famous coffee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Admire lovely architecture, vibrant laneways, and street art
  • Enjoy a cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee from a local café
  • This tour is limited to 10 guests to ensure a personalized experience
What to expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central meeting point. From here, head out on your running tour of the city. As you go, observe the mix of Victorian and modern architecture for which Melbourne is famous. Duck down hidden laneways such as Hosier and Union to see some of the city’s best and most vibrant street art. Explore Melbourne’s colorful Chinatown, and pass by a number of landmarks including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Old Melbourne Gaol, and the Block Arcade. Throughout your run, get insider tips from your guide on the best bars, restaurants, and hangouts to explore later on your own. Conclude your tour at a café on Degraves Lane with a cup of Melbourne’s world-famous coffee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Admire lovely architecture, vibrant laneways, and street art
  • Enjoy a cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee from a local café
  • This tour is limited to 10 guests to ensure a personalized experience
What to expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central meeting point. From here, head out on your running tour of the city. As you go, observe the mix of Victorian and modern architecture for which Melbourne is famous. Duck down hidden laneways such as Hosier and Union to see some of the city’s best and most vibrant street art. Explore Melbourne’s colorful Chinatown, and pass by a number of landmarks including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Old Melbourne Gaol, and the Block Arcade. Throughout your run, get insider tips from your guide on the best bars, restaurants, and hangouts to explore later on your own. Conclude your tour at a café on Degraves Lane with a cup of Melbourne’s world-famous coffee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8105P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories, history and myths of Melbourne
  • Coffee or an alternative drink to finish the tour is included
  • All photos will be taken for you so all you need to do is look around and take it all in!
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in the City or Southbank areas we can start at your hotel. If you are outside of these areas you will need to meet us at Federation Square. All hotel starts are treated as private tours.
  • Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Meet outside the orange shade sails. There are restrooms at this location.
  • Degraves Street, Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia This tour finishes at coffee. Your tour guide will assist with onward travel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear suitable running attire
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories, history and myths of Melbourne
  • Coffee or an alternative drink to finish the tour is included
  • All photos will be taken for you so all you need to do is look around and take it all in!
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in the City or Southbank areas we can start at your hotel. If you are outside of these areas you will need to meet us at Federation Square. All hotel starts are treated as private tours.
  • Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Meet outside the orange shade sails. There are restrooms at this location.
  • Degraves Street, Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia This tour finishes at coffee. Your tour guide will assist with onward travel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Degraves Street, Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia This tour finishes at coffee. Your tour guide will assist with onward travel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear suitable running attire
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Federation Square/Swanston St
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hosier Lane
    Hardware Lane
    State Library Victoria
    Old Melbourne Gaol
    Chinatown
    Degraves Street
  • You'll end at
    Degraves Street
    Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    This tour finishes at coffee. Your tour guide will assist with onward travel.
    See address & details
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Taru Mateti
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Such a fun time running with Matt and knowing about major landmarks and the history of Melbourne. Learnt a lot about the heritage bhuildings. Matt maintained a running pace that suited us and kept up the information with his lovely sense of humour. A great way to know the city!
Written 12 March 2022
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Hey Taru_Mate, thanks for leaving the kind review, I’m glad you had a great time!
Written 29 March 2022
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Martin D
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
What a great way to see the hidden treasures of downtown Melbourne and get a 'running commentary' 😁. My guide Matt was a font of knowledge and a great running partner. I thoroughly recommend Running Tours as a fantastic way to experience Melbourne. And then there was the Donuts and Coffee....amazing.
Written 23 February 2020
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That was such a fun tour Martin! I'm glad you had a great time and thanks heaps for taking the time to review!
Written 28 February 2020
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Georgia
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
I had a great running tour with Tim, he was knowledgable and happy to run at my pace whilst taking great pictures. The tour was perfect for a quick trip to Melbourne as we saw all the sights and finished with a lovely coffee. Definitely recommend if you like running
Written 19 February 2020
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Thanks so much for the kind words Georgia! It was a pleasure to be able to share Melbourne with you the other morning! I'm glad you had a great time! Matt & Tim
Written 23 February 2020
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Sarah K
San Diego, CA13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Solo traveler from the US. I happened to be the only runner for the tour of the day so Tony my tour guide catered the day's run to my needs and wants. We stopped and took pictures quite often, then ran in between places. The pace was very doable, but Tony beat me in the game of endurance (not quite in cardio shape as him, but he let me walk quite often too). Would definitely do it with a friend if I come back! Tony showed me the best parts of the city and introduced me to some great places to explore further on my own. He also took a detour from the original path for me since I wanted to see the Queen Victoria market, then led me back on the tour. Very personable, the running tour made my day a great one! Thank you Tony!
Written 11 February 2020
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That was a fun tour! Thanks so much for taking the time to review!
Written 17 February 2020
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MeganH
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Wow!!! What a great way to see Melbourne. I learnt a lot and saw things I never knew existed. Matty was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was such an enjoyable morning and I highly recommend this running tour to everyone.
Written 2 February 2020
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Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Megan, that was such a fun tour!
Written 17 February 2020
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Jodie S
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Really fun morning exploring Melbourne with Matty as our tour guide. He had great knowledge of the history of Melbourne and the laneways artists. Highly recommend if you are a resident of Melbourne or visiting this beautiful city.
Written 2 February 2020
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Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Jodie, that was such a fun tour!
Written 17 February 2020
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abeckett
Koo-Wee-Rup, Australia222 contributions
This was a fun experience. Matty was very considerate and looked after our group. We learned many interesting historical facts about the city on the run. A nice surprise was that we stopped for donuts halfway through at an amazing place called “Short Stop”. We saw many different laneways which i have not seen before and even saw the inside of the Manchester Unity building - an interesting site that I have seen many times but never bothered to go in to. I can recommend this tour wholeheartedly to anyone who is a local or a tourist. The tour concludes nicely with a coffee in Degraves street. Total tour time is around 2 hours. Pace is based on your ability so don’t be put off by this being a “run”.
Written 1 February 2020
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Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Anthony, that was such a fun tour!
Written 17 February 2020
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Gilly
Houston, TX3 contributions
Dec 2019
After a week of business travel I had some extra time and booked the Laneway Discovery Running Tour. Highly recommend! My guide was friendly and informative and I got to see parts of Melbourne I would've otherwise walked right by.
Written 26 December 2019
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That was such a fun tour Gilly! Thanks so much for leaving the kind words!
Written 23 January 2020
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Gabrielle W
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great tour with Tim, fantastic way to get to know the city. Good mix between running and time to learn more about the buildings and take photos.
Written 8 November 2019
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Hey Gabrielle, thanks so much for the kind words - I'm glad you had a great time! Matt & Tim
Written 23 January 2020
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Hayley R
Narre Warren, Australia3 contributions
Such a great day! I can’t believe I have lived in Melbourne and still never seen the laneways. Matt was a great guide, fun, down to earth and dealt with my mediocre running skills.
Thanks for a great day!! Would recommend
Written 12 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
That was such a fun tour! Thanks for coming and allowing us to share Melbourne with you!
Written 23 January 2020
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Awesome Morning Run Through Melbourne in the Morning
Awesome way to run throught the City of Melbourne at 7am in the morning, Tim's knowlege about Melbourne lane ways
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Brilliant way to see Melbourne!
Loved this sunrise tour of Melbourne and the Yarra river. Tim was a gracious and knowledgeable tour guide, who acco
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Coffee n Donuts Running Tour
Bloody brilliant! If you love Melbourne or coffee or donuts or running or a combo of at least two of these things t
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Will run for coffee and donuts
A great and different thing to do with our running kids (8 & 10) on a Saturday morning! Matt was a great and knowle
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Coffee and Doughnuts tour
We had an awesome time at the coffee and doughnuts running tour. Matt shared a huge amount of knowledge about the c
Katherine H
Katherine H
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Incredible value!
This week I did both the Yarra Sunrise tour and the Laneways tour. I'm from the United States and was in town for a
maddysmith83
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Great way to see the sights
If you enjoying running, then what better way to combine sight seeing and a bit of exercise. I was visiting Melbou
Michael D
Michael D
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Yarra Sunrise Tour
If you're a keen runner and you want to see Melbourne by foot especially in the morning, this is the go to group to
Flick H
Flick H
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Great way to see and learn the history of Melbourne City
Matt was a great host and showed us some key icons of Melbourne as well as telling us some amazing history stories
PaperblogPrincess
PaperblogPrincess
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Great way to see Melbourne with great guides
I had a great time on my Sunday morning tour! What a great way to see a big, vibrant city, and with great, kind gu
meso
meso
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Running meets city of art!
After my first city tour a couple years ago (which I loved) I joined these guys again for the Chapel Street Art Run
SamandAsh G
SamandAsh G
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An awesome morning in a beautiful city!
What a great way to wake up and spend time with beautiful Melbourne. Had an enjoyable run with top bloke who even t
Chantelle J
Chantelle J
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Amazing laneways tour!
Such a great way to start the morning with a run around some of the hidden spots around Melbourne! Even as a local
natalie424242
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Amazing Yarra River Sunrise Run with Garth
I loved this tour! It was so nice to start the day seeing the sunrise and hot air balloons over the Yarra River. We
Rob C
Rob C
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A great way to see Melbourne
This is the best way to get some exercise and discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne, highly recommenced this tou
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