Jewish 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 the 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 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 (Kosheroption available) before returning to the city taking in some of Melbourne’s stunning gardens, the sporting precinct, and iconic Flinders Street Station.

Inclusions and Highlights

  • Beachside suburb of St Kilda
  • Explore Melbourne’s Jewish hub – the inner south suburbs – and
    learn of the important role the Jewish community has played in Victoria’s
    history
  • Visit the Jewish Museum of Australia or Holocaust Centre
  • Melbourne icons – Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Yarra River
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens and sporting precinct
  • Morning tea
  • Two-course lunch with beverage
  • MPT’s local Jewish guide providing expert commentary
  • Luxurious vehicle with complimentary water

Duration

6-hours

Departure time

Recommended Pick-up: 10:00
This tour is not available Saturdays

Enhance your Experience

MELBOURNE CITY

  • Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the MCG or Melbourne Tennis Centre
  • Morning hot air balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel flight or Eureka Skydeck entry
  • Behind-the-scenes Australian Wildlife Tour at Melbourne Zoo – early morning before public opening times

YARRA VALLEY

  • Tractor farm tour and tasting with Farmer Len at Rayner’s Fruit Orchard
  • Discover the secretive platypus on a “Wade with the Platypus” activity at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Indulge with an upgraded four-course lunch and matching wines at a vineyard restaurant
  • Get up close to the animals at Healesville Sanctuary with ‘Magic Moments’

PHILLIP ISLAND

  • Upgrade to the Underground, Ultimate, VIP or Guided Ranger Penguin Experiences
  • One-way helicopter transfer from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Express EcoBoat Cruise to see wildlife including one of Australia’s largest fur seal colonies
  • Night time Koala Prowl – see koalas, possums, bats and more amongst bushland
  • Extend your tour to an overnight adventure including Wilson’s Promontory

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

  • Spa and bathing package at Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm or Red Hill Cherry Farm fruit picking (seasonal)
  • Visit The Enchanted Maze adventure gardens
  • Dolphin and seal swimming and sightseeing cruise

DAYLESFORD

  • A massage or spa treatment at Hepburn Bathhouse
  • Two-hour surf lesson at Torquay
  • Dusk platypus paddle on Lake Elizabeth
  • Farm homestead experience at “Tarndie” – one of Australia’s oldest working sheep stations

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

  • One-way or return helicopter or plane transfers to the Great Ocean Road
  • Two-hour surf lesson at Torquay
  • Dusk platypus paddle on Lake Elizabeth
  • Farm homestead experience at “Tarndie” – one of Australia’s oldest working sheep stations