Understanding the Real Melbourne Tour

Truly a city like no other – an eclectic mix of cultures and history. Join us. Immerse yourself in ‘real’ Melbourne.
Hear stories of the early indigenous history of Melbourne. Enjoy some indigenous artworks and learn more about how this remarkable history is reflected in modern day Melbourne.

Take a drive down the Golden Mile, past the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. See how the discovery of gold in the 1850’s shaped our city.

Our migrant groups give Melbourne its edge. Visit some of Melbourne’s cultural precincts and grab a sidewalk coffee at a chic laneway café.

For Melbournians today, life revolves around food, fashion, beaches and sport. Take some time to really connect with the city and its people with this ‘local’s look’.

Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Many are true entertainers and have had their stalls passed down through generations. Your taste buds will be left tingling as you sample their wares.

Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with Sport.

Enjoy a stroll through some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways – home to world renowned street art, the best and most unique bars, galleries, boutiques and cafés in the city.

Drive through the beachside suburbs stopping in St Kilda – Melbourne’s playground. Here you will find people from all walks of life. Feel like a stroll along the boardwalk?

Stop for lunch at The Point Restaurant. Enjoy a relaxing lunch overlooking Albert Park Lake, home of the Australian Grand Prix with Melbourne’s skyline in the distance or perhaps dine in one of our favourite inner city laneway hotspots.

Inclusions and Highlights

  • The Golden Mile, Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building
  • Melbourne’s cultural precincts
  • Coffee at a chic laneway café
  • Queen Victoria Market (Subject to opening hours)
  • Melbourne’s sporting precinct
  • Melbourne’s iconic laneways
  • The beachside suburb of St Kilda
  • 2-course lunch and a beer, wine or soft-drink at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants

Duration

6 Hours (approximately)

Departure time

At guest’s convenience (0900 recommended)

All tours are private and inclusive of luxury vehicle/professional local guide/complimentary water/pick up and return to any requested Melbourne address

Optional Add Ons

Luxury/Romance:

  • Morning Hot Air Balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Champagne River Cruise on-board MV Melburnian
  • Cocktails and canapés at the city’s most spectacular vantage point – The Lui Bar

Family/Active:

  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel or Eureka Skydeck
  • Kayak tour on the Yarra River

Other:

  • Lunch or Dinner on The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Behind the scenes tours of MCG or Rod Laver Arena
  • Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Botanical Gardens

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