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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

By Queen Victoria Market
Recommended by 96% of travelers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local guide
  • Generous tastings
  • Queen Victoria Market shopping bag
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Market Espresso & Trolley Hire, Queen Victoria Market, 513 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Please meet out the front of Mary Martin Bookshop, corner String Bean Alley and Queen Street.
End:
  • Queen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8768MARKET

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Tour meeting point: Outside Mary Martin Bookshop, corner Queen Street & String Bean Alley
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Queen Victoria Market
    9,960
    Australia
  • AChee74
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge area
    Great big area. Nice place to walk around and embracing the culture within the city. Lots of things for you to explore and try on
    Written June 4, 2024
  • 144LisaB144
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place for awesome food.
    Great place for food. If you live in Melbourne I have selection envy. You would be able to get any ingredient you need for anything you decided to cook. Some stalls with takeaway food are expensive but others are quite cheap. Awesome toasted reuben sandwiches. Loved the vibe, really busy though!
    Written May 26, 2024
  • KathleenS184
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good weekend chilling out time
    It was certainly worth the time we spent although there was a lot of repetition in some of the stalls. we did find some good crafty items tucked behind the amazing selection pf fruits and vegetables. We managed to find something interesting and yummy to eat for breakfast and lunch but the pigeons were a real issue (for someone who doesnt like birds) . Interesting but small book market and a tremendous collection of posters which we will be going back to have a proper look. I would definitely recommend going but more for a general look / experience rather than a shopping opportunity.
    Written May 24, 2024
  • Sherwyn K
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large market, great for raw/fresh meats and vegetable/ fruits produce.
    We found this market quite different from the South Melbourne Market. The latter was bustling with visitors and had a wide selection of cooked food stalls. Queen Victoria Market was relatively quiet , very few cooked food stalls but the raw meat , seafood , vegetable and fruits stalls were great! Unlike other markets, there aren’t many local arts and craft stalls and most sold imported China products and copies. Personally, we find South Melbourne Market to be more interesting in terms of variety.
    Written May 20, 2024
  • Peter M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great market
    The market lived up to its reputation. If you go line up for the doughnuts. Especially the jam ones. Don't be put off by the line it goes very quickly. A huge range of stalls. A must visit.
    Written May 4, 2024
  • StueyM1
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    much improved
    This place has definitely improved since covid - I didn’t enjoy it much on our last trip, but a few years later and I felt it has become what it once was. I notice there is some further refurbishment/construction occurring so looking forward to another visit one day soon. My daughter certainly enjoyed all the Taylor swift knock off shirts and tops :P
    Written April 6, 2024
  • 854DP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best markets this side of the planet!!
    Fantastic place to go and visit. It’s vast and open most days of the week although it’s bigger at the weekend. Whether it’s bakery, fish, meat or fresh vegetables you want this place is them all. Lots of amazing produce to sample and buy- perfect for an unusual ingredient or picnic treat. Then outside is the clothes, shoes, crafts, bags, games & books to browse through, this is not a small market on any day of the week so allow a good few hours to go hunting.
    Written March 19, 2024
  • helenandrew2017
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greek Walking Tour
    Fantastic tour guide and amazing tastings. We had a wonderful morning walking around the busy Queen Vic Market in fabulous Melbourne - a City we live in and love! Thanks Irene and thanks QVM for a great experience. We learn something new every time we participate in one of the experiences.
    Written March 10, 2024
  • smiler1956
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping
    Visited with my wife. daughter and her partner. A very large and varied market from souvenirs, fruit and veg, clothing and local crafts, with plenty of eateries. A really great place to visit with plenty to see. The buildings history and architecture is also really interesting.
    Written March 4, 2024
  • PUMBRIDGE
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for visitors
    Must-see market that covers acres of north Melbourne with busy, vibrant fish, meat, produce and general stores. Have fresh shucked oysters, admire the spring onions or simply saunter about
    Written February 24, 2024
  • Jettwix
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to see
    Nice place to wander around. We were leaving the next day otherwise I would have bought some cheeses and dips that looked so good. Can easily spend a couple of hours here.
    Written February 16, 2024
  • murtyc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Bazaar
    I walked to this lovely bazaar from my hotel in the central business district of Melbourne. This is a vast collection of tiny shops, selling everything from Australian leather goods to iPhone accessories. I couldn’t resist buying several things here - a leather belt, quite unique greeting cards, and an old-fashioned telescope. There are also a large fresh produce market as well as restaurants (where I had lunch after some strenuous shopping). A lot of fun, just like Khan Khalili Market in Cairo - you never know what you’ll stumble upon. Don’t miss it if you have a couple of hours to spare.
    Written February 14, 2024
  • DJ j
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it AGAIN
    After a gap of 20- years I revisited Victoria market, a lot is the same but so much has changed As far as the indoor shops/pitches they remain ye Olde world highly polished businesses with meat,fish, cheese, bread tea, coffee and many speciality food businesses on show. In the open market spaces where a range of market stalls selling everything imaginable from low end tourist souvenirs to hand crafted ok weather goods and a plethora of Chinese made and knock off clothing and electronics there has been a huge change in look and experience in post covid environment. From in excess of 700 stalls to slightly more than 300 (these change depending on the day and time of market) will see your choices change. Wednesday evening primarily food related and Friday day time showing the best variety we witnessed. All in all an enjoyable experience and undercover environment allows "most weather" suitable experience
    Written February 9, 2024
  • GDay1044
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthy of a visit
    This is on the list of must do's - we freelanced and came from south bank by taxi which dropped us at the back of the market although an easy and at no cost you can visit here using the free trams that stop outside the main entrance - the general market was not that intersting although the row of food trucks offered a number international food choices - however the meat, fish and veggies hall was great to visit - the choice Melbourners have of fresh food is amazing - lucky them! - we had an excellent 'truck' meal in the open area outside and a free ride back to our hotel.
    Written January 15, 2024
  • MSchuhenM
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discover the Charm of Melbourne's Iconic Victoria Market
    Victoria Market in Melbourne is a bustling and vibrant hub that offers a delightful mix of fresh produce, local goods, and cultural experiences. The market, also known as Queen Victoria Market, is a historic landmark and one of the largest open-air markets in the Southern Hemisphere. Visitors can explore a wide array of stalls, from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisanal crafts and unique souvenirs. The diverse range of food options is a highlight, with various international cuisines available. The lively atmosphere and friendly vendors add to the overall charm of the market. Whether you're a food enthusiast, a shopper looking for unique finds, or someone interested in the local culture, Victoria Market has something for everyone. It's a must-visit destination in Melbourne, offering a sensory delight and a glimpse into the city's vibrant spirit.
    Written January 13, 2024
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Liz T
17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We did this tour today (Feb 10, 2023) with Jenny. Whilst she has lots of knowledge about the market's history; it was very disappointing that the history of the market outweighed the food side.
We had 6 tastings as part of this tour. They don't give you an option to taste twice! Photos below of our tasting plates to be shared amongst 9 adults. Our last tasting was at the Gelato store. We were given 2 tastings, then given a kids size Gelato in the flavour of our choice.
Some of us also saw other stall holders not part of the stop on this tour offering tastings, so on our way to the next tour tasting, stopped and tried their foods. Jenny told us we couldn't do that as the shop keepers get upset with her! So what! I'm a visitor to the market and if I want to taste other foods on the way, I will. She had no right to tell us this.
We stopped at a seafood vendor, who displayed his fresh mud crabs. Although there was no tasting, I did ask if they had an oysters to sample (as this is what is advertised). Jenny shooed me away and said I couldn't do that!
This tour is designed more for a history lesson of the market precinct and is definitely not worth the $95.
$50 would be more acceptable.
Please don't waste your money and visit each stall holder that interests you on your own. There's plenty of samples to be had.
The last photo is the state of the non-food vendors. We have been told the council are renovating the market, but this is a disgrace and potential customers should be advised.
Written February 10, 2023
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Paradise101
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
What a great time my husband and I had with Gill our guide at yesterdays foodie tour. Gill's knowledge of the markets history and traders, many who have been in operation for generations was eye opening. Superb fresh organic produce galore. The knowledge of these traders is brilliant. If you're worried about missing out on supplies due to Coronavirus head to this market and support your local traders, fresh, delicious produce abundantly available and some great bargains to be had. I can highly recommend the four tour, yummy samples, fun with others, great guide. Get down there people. Narelle.
Written March 15, 2020
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Hi Narelle, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and yes, we are certainly fully stocked with super-fresh supplies here. I will pass your lovely review onto Gill. Cheers, Bettina
Written March 16, 2020
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Kayla
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
My hubby and I were very excited about this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly which made the experience memorable. The information about the market and having the opportunity to chat to stall owners was cool. We would have loved to learn more about the fruit and veggie aspect, but did love the fact that the tour was tailored to suit the specific group audience - amazing! A disappointing aspect was the price. It is very steep for what you get. It is definitely a great experience and every Melbournian should do it, but the price is just too costly. Please consider lowering this price nd having children free. They should not have to pay. In doing this we do think you would be flat out each day the market is open which is how it should be!!
Written August 1, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Queen Victoria Market, best known as the Vic Market, is one of Melbourne's top attractions for foodies. The fruit and vegetable section, which is currently being upgraded, has a marvelous variety of produce at affordable prices. The meat section has a range of tempting steaks and other cuts of meat. The seafood section has anything you want, fresh out of the ocean. The Queen Vic has souvenirs and a range of other goods, including local and international cheeses. The Queen Vic is easy to get to, take any tram going north on Elizabeth Street
Written April 2, 2023
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Kerry T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Graduate Student Association - International Students - University of Melbourne, excellent, warm, friendly. Our Tour Guides knew everyone and had personal family information on the generations of families as business occupiers. Our students felt very informed and safe. As someone who has lived in Melbourne over 30 years, I also learnt a lot.
Excellent, couldn't recommend highly enough.
Written March 20, 2022
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Sarah A
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a Mother's Day gift from my hubby for our family of 4 to go on the foodie tour (with 2 teenagers that eat anything). We live only an hour from Melbourne so were 'locals being tourists in our own city'. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was fascinating hearing about the history of the market. We had generous tastings of oysters, kangaroo, sausages, antipasti, cheeses, chocolate, cake, fruits and gelato at various stalls. It was wonderful meeting some of the stallholders and hearing about their products and their family's history in the market. I would thoroughly recommend this tour. This was a very memorable day and a very awesome Mother's Day gift! The family will have trouble to outdo this!!
Written February 4, 2023
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Hi Sarah, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the tastings. And happy (belated) Mother's Day! Cheers, Bettina
Written February 7, 2023
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Linda V
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This tour was so interesting. Down to the history of the markets to its operations today. Betina was our guide. She was so knowledgeable and had a rapport with many vendors which in turn made it very entertaining. Samples of food was generous and delicious. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written May 2, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we're so glad you enjoyed the tour.
Written May 3, 2022
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Caroline C
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Had a great time on the Foodie tour today. Carmel was an amazing guide, her knowledge of the market, the families and their histories made the tour more personal. The store holders were welcoming and friendly and their samples delicious.

Would recommend it to all visitors to Victoria as well as locals like myself … a great way to be embraced by friendly locals.
Written April 23, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour with Carmel and meeting our stall holders. We look forward to seeing you at the Market again.
Written July 18, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Queen Victoria is a Melbourne institution. It's been trading since 1878. The "Vic Market," as it's universally known by Melburnians, is a cornucopia of produce. Not only fresh fruit and vegetables, but also meat and seafood. Many shoppers always go to the Queen Vic on Sunday afternoon to catch the bargains. By the way, there are other bargains, such as locally-made smallgood and local and imported cheese. The marnuka honey, said to cure any number of ailments, is always in demand.
Written November 23, 2023
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Gary712
Adelaide, Australia91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The tour was a great education about the market, its history, and the chance to meet some wonderful stallholders.
Our guide Irene was very accommodating in answering our questions and we were impressed with her knowledge of the market.
We were probably expecting to try some of the more unusual stall holder foodie offerings as some were relatively common foods we already regularly use, but overall the tastings were very good and generous for a morning tour.
We visit this market every time we visit Melbourne from Adelaide, and again on this trip adding the tour was well worthwhile. The gift from the skin care business was an added bonus and again very generous.
Written December 5, 2021
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Hello, Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour. Cheers, Bettina
Written December 7, 2021
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