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Central Melbourne Walking Tour provided by Melbourne By Foot

Central Melbourne Walking Tour

Central Melbourne Walking Tour
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About
Downtown Melbourne is home to some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks, and it’s renowned for its atmospheric streets, cobbled laneways, and historic arcades. Never lose your way on this guided walking tour that lets you discover Melbourne through the eyes of a local, with plenty of tips for where to eat, drink, and shop in the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and the colorful Hosier Lane
  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with an expert to lead the way
  • Ideal introduction to Melbourne for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy an included coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at a local cafe
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in Federation Square and hear a brief introduction to Melbourne before setting out to discover the city. During the walking tour, pass historic landmarks such as Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Town Hall, and listen as your guide tells you fascinating facts and entertaining stories along the way. See the lively Southbank district and enjoy views along the Yarra River. Along the way, explore Melbourne’s famous laneways with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and historic 19th-century shopping arcades. With your guide on hand to offer recommendations and answer any questions, you can ask for tips on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay. After stopping to enjoy a tea, coffee, or hot chocolate at a local cafe, your tour ends back at Federation Square.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and the colorful Hosier Lane
  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with an expert to lead the way
  • Ideal introduction to Melbourne for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy an included coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at a local cafe
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in Federation Square and hear a brief introduction to Melbourne before setting out to discover the city. During the walking tour, pass historic landmarks such as Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Town Hall, and listen as your guide tells you fascinating facts and entertaining stories along the way. See the lively Southbank district and enjoy views along the Yarra River. Along the way, explore Melbourne’s famous laneways with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and historic 19th-century shopping arcades. With your guide on hand to offer recommendations and answer any questions, you can ask for tips on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay. After stopping to enjoy a tea, coffee, or hot chocolate at a local cafe, your tour ends back at Federation Square.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5387WALK
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced local guide
  • Complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • current tips and recommendations
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Look for your guide at the Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne. Grab a coffee or a snack from Cathedral Coffee while you wait.
  • Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia The tour aims to finish at Federation Square. End point is customisable for private tours.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour or itinerary may be impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19, unfortunately last minute changes or cancellations may be necessary
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Experienced local guide
  • Complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • current tips and recommendations
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Look for your guide at the Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne. Grab a coffee or a snack from Cathedral Coffee while you wait.
  • Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia The tour aims to finish at Federation Square. End point is customisable for private tours.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia The tour aims to finish at Federation Square. End point is customisable for private tours.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour or itinerary may be impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19, unfortunately last minute changes or cancellations may be necessary
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    37 Swanston St
    37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Look for your guide at the Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne. Grab a coffee or a snack from Cathedral Coffee while you wait.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Federation Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Birrarung Marr
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    ACDC Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hosier Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Centre Place
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Block Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Royal Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    333 Collins Street
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Flinders Street Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Yarra River
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Fed Square
    Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    The tour aims to finish at Federation Square. End point is customisable for private tours.
    See address & details
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ilmyn
Luzon, Philippines1 contribution
Great crash course of the city!
It was a great decision to book this tour on our very first day in Melbourne as it gave us a quick, yet extensive, overview of the city. Cris was a fantastic guide whose passion for the city shone through his stories that ranged from historical (melbourne’s batman is NOT a comic book character) and personal (living with artists in Majorica building). We had a great taste of Melbourne’s unpredictable weather with a heavy shower as the tour is ending, but Cris was able to navigate with ease and offered other options to end the day. Overall, this tour is a great choice for such an affordable price. Highly recommended!
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

judy72
2 contributions
Great walking tour
Mar 2020
We really enjoyed taking the tour and having Chris show us downtown Melbourne. He has an easy and entertaining style and we enjoyed the experience greatly. Our group was small and I think that was key to the tour's success. The area is diverse and fascinating and the walk can be handled by any reasonably fit senior.
Written March 10, 2020
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Logan49
Fort Worth, TX9 contributions
Excellent City Overview
I am so happy that I signed up for this walking tour. It made my day in Melbourne so much more meaningful. I highly recommend taking this tour; it will not disappoint.
Written February 21, 2020
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Prospero
1 contribution
Wonderful!
Feb 2020
Fantastic tour with Chris on a lovely Melbourne day. There is little Chris doesn't know about the city's rich history and any other Melbourne-related topic. This tour is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. We brought our one-year-old son who seemed to enjoy Chris' dulcet tones as much as we did. There is something for everyone with the walk along the Yarra and a stroll around the narrow laneways of the city.

If you are very particular about your walking tours - Melbourne by Foot is the tour for you.
Written February 19, 2020
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meredith1722
Portland, OR53 contributions
A great way to spend your first day in Melbourne!
Feb 2020
I am so grateful I booked this tour on my first day in Melbourne. Chris was an amazing guide, and made sure we were comfortable the entire time, even though it was pouring rain for a bit! I learned an incredible amount in a short time, thanks to Chris's knowledge and willingness to answer any questions. Highly recommend!
Written February 18, 2020
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moifauxpaul@gmail.com
Burbank, CA6 contributions
Melbourne: From the Inside to the Outside
Jan 2020
Chris presented a mix of history, location, and art which I would have missed had I done it alone. Guide books don't give the same depth of information and can't answer your questions which are natural when you visit an unfamiliar city; Chris' tour helps you understand how the past looked and gave you views of the present. I think it's the real history, often hidden from visitor and local alike, that brings out the real city. Thanks Chris!
Written February 12, 2020
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MikeyODea
London, UK18 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
Thanks Chris, we really found the three hours really informative, we loved the focus on history and was a great way to familiarise ourselves on our first day in town. We finished our day with cocktails at Lucy Lui and dinner at Chin Chin.
Written February 9, 2020
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Donald L
Silverthorne, CO2 contributions
Tour full of surprises; sights you'd miss without a city guide
Jan 2020
Interesting history of Melbourne, with its early jails, old shopping arcades still bustling with shops and restaurants, the colorful grafiti walls and the incredible skyscrapers.
Written February 3, 2020
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Omckinstry
Denver, CO8 contributions
Excellent and insightful
Jan 2020
We did the Central Melbourne Walking Tour with Chris and it was fantastic. Chris gave a good, balanced amount of information. I loved his sense of humor and perspective on the history of the city and various things that came up. The group size was small enough to get all our questions in, but not so small to feel awkward. The free coffee was nice, but mainly as a bit of a break from walking. We did this tour at the beginning of our stay and it was a great way to get the lay of the land. I highly recommend it.
Written February 2, 2020
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Janine T
2 contributions
Melbourne by Foot
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a great time with Chris! Easy meeting point! Very personable and easy going guy! Walked all over at a comfortable pace, thru the laneways and arcades! And even stopped at a very nice cafe for coffee - on the house! As we walked, we made notes of what to do the following day! Again, had a WONDERFUL time and even ran into him the next day with other lucky people!
Written January 27, 2020
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islandtraveler101
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Simply outstanding!
We took the three hour walking tour with Chris earlier this week. I can’t say enough good things about the tour its
Elizabeth Ann H
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Chris was perfect!
We planned a three hour tour with Melbourne by Foot the first afternoon of our week in Melbourne. Chris was the per
kerryg838
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Excellent start to a Melbourne visit
Chris provided a wonderful tour of Melbourne - its founding and development and unique aspects, as well as showed u
lilikoishaveice
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Excellent tour!
Chris ran the tour for just the two of us, tailoring it to our interests. He even helped us find some Australian O
Voyager19635289054
Voyager19635289054
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Excellent way to learn about the city!
Chris was quite knowledgeable and very friendly. Learned a lot about the city’s history. He had lots of useful tips
Voyager57002475768
Voyager57002475768
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Great way to know Melbourne!
I loved this tour! Dave is a great guide! Knows a lot about the history of the place and a lot of interesting facts
JeboS
JeboS
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Great Way to Start Your Melbourne Exploration
We really enjoyed this tour. We had a significant delay on our flight into Melbourne and they helped us with a las
GrandTour48385246258
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Memorable
I enjoyed every bit of the tour and all the lane walks that I have never been through in my 30 years of living in M
ccrosner
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Great Private Tour!
Four of us took a tour of downtown Melbourne with Chris and all felt it was an excellent way to learn about the cit
Whitney J
Whitney J
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Second time around
This is the second time I have attended the cultural tour, but also my third time at a MBF tour. My parents are vis
Mary C
Mary C
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A fun and informative tour
Well worth the time and money to discover the hidden treasures in Melbourne, get quickly up to speed on the cities
Franco G
Franco G
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Stroll through Melbourne
Great city tour! Alleyways,arcades,architecture,street art,river walk,history and culture! Guide was excellent.Very
YoMan111
YoMan111
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Most excellent
Just finished an amazing tour with these guys. Incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. I can't recommend them hi
634derikm
634derikm
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Fantastic walking tour of pubs and Melbourne history
We booked the pub walking tour which takes you to four different Melbourne pubs. It was a great way to learn about
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Odyssey34645998368
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Great tour
This is a fantastic tour and is highly recommended to everyone . We thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot
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