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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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Great way to see Melbourne

Great way to see downtown area of Melbourne for free. Lots of stops and easy to jump on and off. Well worth a try.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great way to see downtown area of Melbourne for free. Lots of stops and easy to jump on and off. Well worth a try.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tram (route 35) was very popular and therefore very crowded with overseas visitors. This detracted from the ability to see some of the highlights but Docklands looks attractive. It's a very good idea for visitors to have a quick tour of inner Melbourne but also very attractive because it's free.

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Oxfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little tram - No. 35. travel on it is free with a commentary on the history of he city & interesting places to visit. We found it very useful and the free tram travel is such a great welcome to the city for visitors. Really appreciated the thoughtfulness. Thank you Melbourne !!

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The city circle tram tour is free and a great way to get round the city center and also get your bearings as to where the attractions you want to visit are in relation to each other.The trams on this route do not start running till 10.00 and the trams are the old vintage trams no longer used on the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This free tram ride goes around the city downtown. All the major land marks are with in walking distance from all tram stations. Melbourne cricket grounds, Flinders Metro station , Outlet Malls , eateries etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though all trams are free in the free tram zone the free City Circle Tram No.35 is not just a means of transport; it also provides commentary of interesting facts about the city like the tram system is the largest in the world. It is also an older tram reminding of bygone days. It can get crowded but that... More 

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Neuwied, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

♥ Thank you very much for this special kind of City touring with such a historical vehicle ♥ This tram tour had been very helpful and impressive to get an oriantation in such a large and lovely town.♣ compliments to the austraian guide ♥ he was only joking ♥ best wishes from the river Rhine ♥ Eckard and Eva ♥♥♥

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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a free tram that circles the CBD. Signs are well-marked. Nice audio describes the sights. However, on a tourist weekend, you may be jammed into the tram and uncomfortable. Wish they had more trams on crowded days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If it's your first time in Melbourne, I'd recommend taking a ride on the City Circle Tram - best way to get a rough overview. Would stay on the tram for one full circuit as it takes you around Melbourne CBD and provides you with some info on the most important sights.

Thank Mina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pity it doesn't run more frequently, as it was rather crowded when we went on it, but it is marvellous that it is free. Takes you out to the harbour area as well as the central area, and is a great way for a visitor to get a quick recce of Melbourne.

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