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Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours

The Big Bus offers a great range of Melbourne walking tours. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book with us, and if you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply*. Here are ten of the best Melbourne walking tours...
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours: Take in the city’s famous street art on a guided tour.

1. Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour

This is the ideal dip-your-toe-in-the-water walking tour for first time visitors to Melbourne. The tour runs Monday to Saturday from Federation Square. Enjoy a relaxed stroll with a well informed local guide, and learn about the city’s famous street art scene, laneway culture, and period architecture.

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2. Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Wandering the inner city’s cosmopolitan laneways is infinitely fascinating, and this stalwart of Melbourne walking tours leads guests on a three-hour merry dance. Discover cool cafes, boutique chocolatiers, fashion incubators, street art sites and much more. There is something for everyone on this tour.

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3. Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

This small group guided afternoon stroll is an extension of the Melbourne laneway tours theme, with an emphasis on the city’s plethora of inner-city boutique chocolatiers. Prepare yourself for a whole host of sweet taste sensations. You’ll visit a number of chocolate salons, taste-testing their wares as you go. Your guide will share insights on the history of the city and its chocolate industry.

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Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours. Image courtesy of Chocoholic Tours

4. Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne’s cafe culture is legendary. You’ll literally find an espresso bar stuffed into every inner-city nook and cranny. This small group Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour will introduce you to some of the best inner-city options. You’ll enjoy a brew at each venue, and meet some of the proprietors to hear what it takes to stay at the top of Melbourne’s competitive coffee game. A delicious cafe lunch is included, and you’ll learn some of the city’s general history along the way.

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5. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Walking Tour

For fans of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries books and acclaimed ABC television series, this tour is a wonderful way to step back in time to the ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ of the 1920s. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea with fellow Miss Fisher devotees, a walking tour of locations from the television series, and a cocktail to wrap up the afternoon. How very Phryne!

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Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours: Visit locations from the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries television series.

6. Melbourne Street Art Tour with a Street Artist

Melbourne is famous for its laneway street art and there’s no shortage of tours that visit the key sites. However, to get a real understanding of Melbourne’s street art scene, you need to talk to a street artist. On this fascinating tour, you’ll explore the network of inner-city back streets and laneways with a working artist. View the latest works and learn about Melbourne’s rise as one of the most important urban centres for street art worldwide. The tour concludes with a guided visit to The Blender Studios — one of the city’s foremost shared creative spaces.

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Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours: Do a tour with a working street artist.

7. Flinders Street Station Tour

This Flinders Street Station Tour provides plenty of interesting facts about the golden age of train travel and the role the railway played in Melbourne’s expansion, and you’ll also learn the backstory of significant but rarely seen parts of the station. These include the 1930s rooftop crèche and outdoor playing area, and even Melbourne’s first juice bar – dating back to 1926!

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Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours: Flinders Street railway station

8. Melbourne Bar Tour

This fun, relaxed and friendly Melbourne Bar Tour will introduce you to the CBD’s best small bars and secret watering holes, and give you an intensive introduction to the hidden bar culture this city is so famous for. You’ll discover a host of venues even some of the locals wouldn’t know about, and be able to add Melbourne’s funkiest bars to your address book.

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9. Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

What’s on your Melbourne culinary bucket list? The Victorian capital is absolutely renowned for its food scene and you’ll get a taste of many of the most exciting trends on this relaxed small group Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour. Sample the signature dishes of five fabulous eateries across the CBD, and get the lowdown from a local foodie on top spots to eat during the remainder of your stay.

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Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours
Ten of the best Melbourne walking tours: Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour. Image: Bigstock

10. Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

Melburnians love their dumplings, and this small group Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour will introduce you to the inner-city’s most delectable options. You’ll visit four dumpling houses (including two located in Melbourne’s historic Chinatown precinct) — all of which offer something very different. Generous tastings at each venue are part of the deal!

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