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Central Melbourne Walking Tour provided by Melbourne By Foot

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
7-Eleven Federation Square
2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaLook for your guide at the 7-Eleven convenience store within Federation Square. The 7-Eleven is located just to the left of the Time Out Cafe, next to the ATM, telephones & public amenities
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    Federation Square
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Birrarung Marr
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    ACDC Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hosier Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Centre Place
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Block Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Royal Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 8
    333 Collins Street
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    Flinders Street Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 10
    Yarra River
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll end at
7-Eleven Federation Square
2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaLook for your guide at the 7-Eleven convenience store within Federation Square. The 7-Eleven is located just to the left of the Time Out Cafe, next to the ATM, telephones & public amenities
See address & details
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7-Eleven Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Experienced local guide
  • Complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • current tips and recommendations
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour or itinerary may be impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19, unfortunately last minute changes or cancellations may be necessary
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ilmyn wrote a review Mar 2020
Luzon, Philippines1 contribution
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
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judy72 wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Logan49 wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Worth, Texas9 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Prospero wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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meredith1722 wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Oregon53 contributions46 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Melbourne By Foot
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • Duration: 3h
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