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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$72.00
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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
From US$71.98
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
From US$98.50
Morning without Lunch
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking tour. Departs Federation Square at 10am. Concludes at City Square Melbourne at 1pm. Lunch is not included
From US$71.98
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 1 week ago
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades

What a wonderful experience. Having done a walking tour of Lygon Street and now this I have developed a greater understanding of why Melbourne is so far ahead with its coffee (chocolate) and food. A great tour and one I highly recommend for everyone -...More

1  Thank cassidyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Friendly and informative tour guided by Louisa

Extensive and comprehensive introduction to downtown Melbourne. Hidden gems of it’s history and the laneways. Louisa kept a high level of interest throughout and exhibited an in depth knowledge. Would highly recommend to those new to Melbourne.

Thank Roland25H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hidden places are Amazing!

I was somewhat skeptical of this tour as I didn't really see anything all that exciting when driving in to Melbourne. As a first time visitor it seemed like any other large city. I was greatly surprised to find out about all the hidden alleys,...More

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour, fantastic group, and an amazing guide - Luisa 😊 A tour well worth doing especially if you are just starting out in Melbourne. Luisa was a wealth of knowledge and shared some of her favourite places with us. Great experience thank you ☺More

Thank Jayz_curlz
Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jayz_curlz, Fantastic to have your feedback! Luisa is indeed a great guide - we're so lucky to have her on our touring team. Thanks for taking the time to recommend our tour. We always recommend that people take the Lanes and Arcades Tour at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour

I have called Melbourne home for over 60 years yet I still discovered things about my home town I didn't know. Jess was very interesting.

Thank RedHillPhil
Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RedHillPhil, Nothing makes us happier than to be able to reveal new things to a local. Thanks for joining us on tour. We hope to be able to share more Melbourne secrets with you again.

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