The Jewish Diaspora in Melbourne
Discover the thriving culture of the Jewish diaspora in cosmopolitan Melbourne and encounter the influences the community has made on the city as you enjoy a unique tour with this special focus.
Hosted by our expert local Jewish guide, take in the delights of the architecture, museums, cafes, and produce stores prominent in Melbourne’s iconic inner southern suburbs, as well as historical sites in places not often associated with Melbourne’s Jewish establishment.
Stroll along St Kilda beach and pier and explore other amazing things to see and to doo – main street of this seaside hotspot, lined with retail stores, restaurants and European cake shops. The mini kugelhopf at Monarch Cakes are an attraction on their own! Continue to the well-known Jewish enclaves of Balaclava, Elsternwick and Ripponlea that host a variety of delicatessens, bakeries and cafes.
Learn About the Impact of the Jewish Community
Learn the history of the Jewish community’s remarkable presence in Melbourne
with the option to visit the Jewish Museum of Australia or the Holocaust Centre.
You’ll soon encounter the strong bonds of the community, its impact on Victoria’s arts, sports and science, and its unrivalled educational facilities that are in place today. Be welcomed to synagogue to meet some locals.
Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in one of Ripponlea’s trendy restaurants (Kosher option available) before returning to the city taking in some of Melbourne’s stunning gardens, the sporting precinct, and another unforgettable place – iconic Flinders Street Station.
This tour is perfect for travellers seeking a nuanced tour of Melbourne and it’s thriving Jewish community.