Jewish Melbourne

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.

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

Departure Time

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

Tour Duration

6-hours

Enhance your Experience

THINGS TO DO IN 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