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Central Melbourne Walking Tour

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Downtown Melbourne is home to some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks, and it’s renowned for its atmospheric streets, cobbled laneways, and historic arcades. You’ll never lose your way on this guided walking tour that lets you discover Melbourne through the eyes of a local, with plenty of tips for where to eat, drink, and shop in the city.
  • 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
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Experienced local guide
  • Complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • current tips and recommendations
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 was an excellent guide to the historical heart of Melbourne and shared many interesting insights into the City which we would have never gained left to ourselves.
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Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us a history of Melbourne and showed many places of interest which we would have overlooked. Proved interesting overview the city
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As many have noted, Chris is a wonderful guide - his own story is a rich as the history of Melbourne. He was well-versed on the city's history, architecture, politics, shenanigans, and more. I feel fortunate to have had him share his understanding of the place with me. Book
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The tour was conducted by Chris - a Melbournian as he informed us who had also lived in the city centre many years ago. The tour is three hours and the time moves quickly. Chris has great stories about the city, its history and its quirks. He's honest, open and frank about his
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Response from melbournebyfoot, Owner at Central Melbourne Walking Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
It's really pleasing to read that we empowered you to continue exploring Melbourne's hidden lanes and spaces. It's one of the ways to explore the city we hope to pass on. Really glad you enjoyed our tour. All the best - Chris
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Excellent way to learn about Melbourne, not just the "standard" stuff, but things the average tourist would never know about. The arcades, bars shoe-horned into alleyways, banks with a story....
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Response from melbournebyfoot, Owner at Central Melbourne Walking Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks, Mark, we had a great walk the afternoon you both visited, really engaging for me as well. I hope we helped make your time in Melbourne memorable. regards Chris
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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