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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 1800 800 007

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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Nostalgic trip

We used to love the trams in Sydney but they've been gone for 55 years. So we definitely enjoyed the change of pace with the City Circle team. Recommended

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Reviewed today NEW

Melbourne has been a city of trolling, but this trolley do not serve great food, if you are in Melbourne rather spend your time and money on the many very great restaurant options both in the city and suburbs

Thank Wilma L
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We used to love the trams in Sydney but they've been gone for 55 years. So we definitely enjoyed the change of pace with the City Circle team. Recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jump on to see the city. Also wonderful to get around the Melbourne centre to sights. Old style tram which is lovely. This tram will get you to anywhere you need within the city circle, and nicer than taking a train if you are moving at a leisurely pace.

Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had our annual work Christmas lunch on the tram. It was a great way to finish the year. Service was excellent, staff welcoming and friendly and the good surprisingly ok for being served on a tram. There was ample alcohol and food served with good choices. Great day! 🙂

Thank Nkthomason
Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Tram is the most convenient mode to look around most of the places of attraction,there is also a commentary on the attractions close to every stop, very useful, enjoyable.

Thank asokmswamy
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This tram is free and given the conditions it had better be. There must surely be safety considerations and a maximum passenger limit but instead tourists are mashed in with hordes of the great unwashed from the CBD and forced to endure a lengthy trip in a noisy death trap. I'm glad there aren't trams in Brisbane, they're horrible.

Thank Benjamin_Martyn
Launceston, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great idea to travel around the CBD. Get an idea of where things are then on the second loop hop off to your preferred destination. The tram is frequent enough to hop on and off when you like. Certain times of the day it can get overcrowded with locals travelling as well so seats can be limited

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, well connected. Some tram are still the old ones, which gives there own unique experience. Also there is high speed broadband in all areas of city too

Thank gindublin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great service to see the city especially for first time visitors to Melbourne. The running commentary along the way is very helpful for tourists.

Thank Carie V
Floodwood, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy way to move about the city. You must remember to utilize your ticket and you can easily get around and see the sites of the city.

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