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“A step back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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$52.65*
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Queen Victoria Market...
Ranked #10 of 396 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
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136 reviews
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“A step back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Always love a walk through the Block and especially to Haighs Chocolates - their choc frogs are the best ever!

Visited October 2012
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“Great building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great ambiance, lovely old building, good shops, very central a little small but that is the period.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Must visit when you visit Melbourne. Got lot of cafes hiding in this arcade that's sure to impress you. If you in town to eat and drink this must one of the top 4 places to add into your itinerary. Block Arcade is a hidden gem right in our city.

Visited August 2012
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“Hopetoun Tea Rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Devonshire tea was amazing! The Block Arcade is simply stunning, the architecture is so old world. A definite must if you're staying in the CBD.

Visited September 2012
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“Block Arcade Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Visitor's Center suggested this walk to us and gave us a map. Without stopping too long at any of the stops, it took about an hour. Very historic and interesting and took you in and out of alleys, streets throughout central Melbourne to look at and notice building facades, statues, cafes, etc. Lots of different styles of architecture.

Visited October 2012
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