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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

  • 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
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
From US$70.72
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Morning without LunchMost Popular
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking tour. Departs Federation Square at 10am. Concludes at City Square Melbourne at 1pm. Lunch is not included
Afernoon without Lunch
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking tour. Departs Federation Square at 2pm. Concludes at City Square Melbourne at 5pm. Lunch is not included
Morning with Lunch
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades walking tour with lunch. Departs Federation Square at 10am. Includes a gourmet lunch and a glass of wine. Concludes at City Square Melbourne at 2pm
Melbourne’s atmospheric lanes and beautiful 19th-century arcades are one of the city’s highlights. On this walking tour Melbourne’s historic lanes and arcades, benefit from a small group size of just eight people and pick up tips and recommendations from a local guide. End your tour with coffee and chocolates at a local cafe. Plus, add an optional lunch upgrade.
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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Reviewed 4 days ago
A great way to see the urban hilights

Our guide, Zoe, was very informative and wonderfully casual. The walk took us through the urban streets and we saw some retro gems that we would have otherwise missed if we had of explored the city on our own. We had a nice coffee stop...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved the Tour

Took the lanes and arcades walking tour with Darcy yesterday. Can’t say how much I enjoyed the tour. It takes you to areas that you otherwise may not experience. The tour also provides an overview of the city so that you can return to further...More

1  Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Learnt some great facts about Melbourne!

Did this tour with three of my girlfriends, our tour guide Paul was great and we learnt a lot about Melbourne’s history. We were also taken to the laneways and arcades. Had a great hot chilli chocolate along the way too which was nice. I...More

2  Thank Monique140968
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
The best way to see Melbourne

My husband and I spent a morning walking around the center of Melbourne with our fabulous guide Luisa. Luisa was very knowledgeable about the history of Melbourne but was also very good at recommending places for us to visit and restaurants to visit. Our tour...More

2  Thank Grainne H
Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Grainne H, Thank you for your kind words. We love to keep our tour groups between 2 & 8 people, this way you do get that personalised feeling to the tour. We want to be able to show our guests the things we love...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades

A big thankyou to Jess, our guide for the day. Very informative and opened our eyes as to the "Hidden Gems" that Melbourne provides. Jess provided us with the background and stories of the city we would not otherwise have uncovered. A fun filled and...More

Thank Alan M
Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Alan, We have passed your thanks on to Jess. She was very glad to hear that you enjoyed finding Melbourne's Hidden Gems. Thank you for taking the time to rate us 5 stars! It is always appreciated as a small business. WE hope you...More

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