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City Circle Tram

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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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We feel very thankful when the city can still preserve this Tram so well. Although you can’t get to any place by this, it is enough for tourists to visit famous destinations... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We feel very thankful when the city can still preserve this Tram so well. Although you can’t get to any place by this, it is enough for tourists to visit famous destinations within the city. Additionally, it is free, so why not give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A top quality restaurant on a tram that moves gently through Melbourne's more interesting locations. A wide variety of meal choices, at reasonable prices, and a delightful atmosphere. This is a must-do experience for any visitor to Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The public transport systems in Melbourne are excellent and covers the entire Greater Melbourne. Grab their prepaid Miki card and go for it. Beats driving and Taxis.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to see some of the city for free in an old wooden tram. Lovely little commentary on the areas you stop at. My 3 and 6 year old enjoyed it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tram was so easy to get to from our motel only a few minutes walk away. There was a conductor/travel guide on the tram who gave us information on where to have lunch as well as brochures with things to do in Melbourne

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although busy at peak periods still an easy way to get around as is the whole public transport system in Melbourne.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Aussies have it right, offering free trams throughout the hub of Melbourne. This particular tram is geared for tourist stopping by every major attraction throughout the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sit back and relax ! Amazing as this is a free experience, and what an experience it was....thoroughly enjoyed it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This tram takes you around the main areas of the city. Easy to hop on and off and it's free! There is a commentary on this tram, So it is very good for new comers/tourists to Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I takes about an hour to see most of Melbourne CBD and its tourist attractions using the free tram, you can take off and catch the next one

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Staying in Central Business District

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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.