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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 800 007
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The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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CITY CIRCLE TRAM

A very enjoyable hour plus FREE tour around the Melbourne CBD. It took in many of the CBD highlights and provided a very good commentary regarding items of interest as we passed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very enjoyable hour plus FREE tour around the Melbourne CBD. It took in many of the CBD highlights and provided a very good commentary regarding items of interest as we passed them. Also gave good info regarding where to leave the Tram to make other connections.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arrival from the airport late afternoon we found the city layout quite confusing. However, having spent about an hour doing the complete circuit of the heritage tram (which is totally free and a hop on hop off service), it all began to make a lot more sense. Setting out the following morning, we used the ordinary trams - also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After running around visiting or shopping, the opportunity to relax on board an old Melbourne tram and watch the world go by is ideal. For a full circle of the city or just part of the route it's a good vantage point for people watching and checking our architecturally varied buildings. Remember, if you can, always look up! A FREE... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best part of the city circle tram is the price.. it's free for the circle and helps get you around the town. The tram stops have screens indicating the wait and the trams are fun! TRAMS!!

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No worries about finding youself outside the free zone on this one with no MYKI card. Audio guide to point out areas of interest. Worth a trip out to the harbour and get off as needed.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The city circle tram is excellent for getting a glimpse of Melbourne city without paying for a tour bus, or spending your whole day sightseeing. The commentary on the tram is short, but gives you enough information to discover Melbourne and where you need to go to find certain attractions. It is easily accessible and you can just hop on... More 

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Perth
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to get your bearings & see some sights & it's free! Peak business times it can be quite packed. There is recorded message to inform you on each stop & you can get on & off the tram as much as you like.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The historic tram number 35 runs around the central area of Melbourne free of charge. It stops running at 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday but is operational until 9 p.m. for the rest of the week. These atmospheric trams are supposed to run every 12 minutes but can vary according to traffic etc. As Melbourne is so compact it is... More 

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Rethymnon, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Used the city circle tram many times as it's an easy way to get around town , can also use it for local sightseeing. Melbourne is a great city

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took some friends who were visiting on the tram to see the sights had a enjoyable time and also learned some interesting facts along the way.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.