The Big Bus offers an amazing range of Melbourne tours, guided activities and experiences, with no booking or credit card fees*.

Choose from food, shopping and sports tours, and guided walks through the inner-city laneways. Melbourne day tours to the magnificent Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Penguin Parade are also popular options.

The majority of our top Melbourne tours offer a small group size of 14 guests or less. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.

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Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour
Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour

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Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

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Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour
Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

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Melbourne laneway tour
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

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Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour
Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour

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Melbourne Art Walking Tour
Melbourne Art Walking Tour

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Flinders Street Station Tour
Flinders Street Station Tour

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Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour
Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour

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Melbourne City Walking Tour
Melbourne City Walking Tour

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Melbourne Street Art Tour
Melbourne Street Art Tour with a Street Artist

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Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour
Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

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Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour
Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

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African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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American Food Tour of Melbourne
American Food Tour of Melbourne

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Melbourne Bites and Sites Walking Tour
Melbourne Bites and Sites Walking Tour (with Eureka Skydeck)

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South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour
South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour (with South Melbourne Market)

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Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour
Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour

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Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour
Melbourne Morning City Tour (including St Kilda)

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Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tour
Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tour

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Melbourne Vintage Shopping Tour
Melbourne Vintage Shopping Tour

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Melbourne City Shopping Walking Tour
Melbourne City Shopping Walking Tour

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Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour
Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour

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Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

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Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road and Penguins Package
Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road and Penguins Package from Melbourne (4 Nights)

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Walking Tour
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Walking Tour

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Melbourne Aboriginal Heritage Tour
Melbourne Aboriginal Heritage Tour

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Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour
Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour

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Melbourne Rooftop Bar Walking Tour
Melbourne Rooftop Bar Walking Tour

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Melbourne Craft Brewery Tour with Dinner
Melbourne Craft Brewery Tour with Dinner

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne (General Viewing Seating)

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne (Penguins Plus Seating)

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne (Guided Ranger Tour)

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Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne with Lunch
Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour from Melbourne with Lunch
Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Melbourne Pub and Bar Walking Tour
Melbourne Pub and Bar Walking Tour

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Grampians Day Tour from Melbourne
Grampians Day Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Penguins Tour from Melbourne
Dandenong Ranges Tour from Melbourne with Puffing Billy

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Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay Tour from Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay Tour from Melbourne

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Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne
Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne

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12 Apostles and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures Tour from Melbourne
12 Apostles and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures Tour from Melbourne

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Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park Tour from Melbourne
Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park Tour from Melbourne

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Bendigo travel guide
Bendigo, Echuca and Murray River Tour from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne
Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne

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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne
Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne

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Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Penguins Tour from Melbourne
Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Penguins Tour from Melbourne

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2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour (via the High Country and Canberra)
2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour via the High Country and Canberra

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3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour (via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians)
3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians

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Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne
Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Tour from Melbourne
Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Yarra Valley Private Wine Tour from Melbourne
Yarra Valley Private Wine Tour from Melbourne

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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne
2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne
Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour
Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

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Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Walking Tour
Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Walking Tour

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Best of Melbourne Bike Tour
Best of Melbourne Bike Tour

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Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour
Melbourne Super Saver Accommodation & Tours Package (3 Nights/3 Experiences)

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Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride
Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride (Premium Tour)

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Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride
Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride (Garden Highlights)

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Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne
Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Yarra Valley wine, cider and chocolate tours
Yarra Valley Wine, Cider, Beer and Chocolate Day Tour from Melbourne

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Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour from Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour from Melbourne

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Mornington Peninsula Brewery Tour from Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Brewery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Best of Melbourne Walking Tour
Best of Melbourne Walking Tour

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Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour
Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour

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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Melbourne

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Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne
Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne (general entry ticket)

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Mt Buller Day Tour from Melbourne
Mt Buller Day Tour from Melbourne

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Peninsula Hot Springs and Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne
Peninsula Hot Springs and Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Tour from Melbourne
Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Tour from Melbourne

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Melbourne sports venue tour
Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and National Sports Museum

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Melbourne Sport and Beer Lovers Tour
Melbourne Sport and Beer Lovers Tour

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Macedon Wine, Beer and Horses Tour from Melbourne
Macedon Wine, Beer and Horses Tour from Melbourne to Living Legends

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Melbourne Morning Sports Tour
Melbourne Morning Sports Tour

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Melbourne MCG and Living Legends Tour
Melbourne MCG and Living Legends Tour

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Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass
Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass: Including Hop On Hop Off Bus and Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise
Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise

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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne with Lunch
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Great Ocean Road and Penguins tour combo
Great Ocean Road and Penguins Tour Combo with Two Free Melbourne Attractions

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Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour
Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour, Melbourne

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Old Williamstown Ghost Tour. Image courtesy of Lantern Ghost Tours
Old Williamstown Ghost Tour, Melbourne

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Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour and Overnight Stay
Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour and Overnight Stay, Melbourne

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Sovereign Hill and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne
Sovereign Hill and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne

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Tantalising Asian Food Walking Tour of Melbourne
Tantalising Asian Food Walking Tour of Melbourne

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Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo (general entry ticket)

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Melbourne attractions
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium (skip-the-line entry ticket)

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Eureka Skydeck 88
Eureka Skydeck 88 (general entry ticket)

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Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour
Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour

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Melbourne sports tours
National Sports Museum, Melbourne (general entry ticket)

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Sovereign Hill Tour from Melbourne
Sovereign Hill Tour from Melbourne

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Melbourne Half Day City Tour
Melbourne Half Day City Tour – Morning, Afternoon or Full Day Combo

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Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne
Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne

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Top Melbourne tours

Top Melbourne tours: Take a guided street art tour.

Ten top Melbourne tours & experiences

There are so many amazing tours on offer in Melbourne, and you’re guaranteed to find a guided experience that interests you.

Here are ten top Melbourne tours that will show you the very best of the Victorian capital.

Melbourne travel guide

Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne loves its cafes, but one can be packed with a queue down the street, while the one next door sits virtually empty. Why? It’s a complex equation of barista credentials, great beans, an aspirational décor and a healthy dash of street cred. Put simply: some have it, some don’t. Discover several of the most amazing inner-city cafes on this guided walking tour.

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Top Melbourne tours

Top Melbourne tours

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne has always been a gastronomical hotspot, so it’s no real surprise that this city has a significant sweet tooth – and an artisanal chocolate industry to match. But what might surprise you is just how concentrated it is. Within the confines of two or three square city blocks; hidden down laneways and by-ways; within historic arcades and holes in the wall; you’ll find a huge number of boutique chocolatiers hard at work. This guided walk reveals all. It’s the sweetest of our top Melbourne day tours.

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Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour

There’s no doubt sport is a kind of religion for Melburnians. The city has played host to an Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. Then of course there’s the race that stops a nation, along with cricket, tennis, rugby union, rugby league, soccer (football), and the list goes on. The Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour includes behind-the-scenes visits to the mighty MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium, the National Sports Museum, Flemington Racecourse and more.

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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Visitors and residents alike find Melbourne’s inner-city laneways infinitely fascinating and this stalwart of top Melbourne day tours has been showing guests around the lanes and arcades since 2004. The three-hour itinerary leads guests on a merry dance, revealing many of the city’s hidden secrets in the process – cafes, boutiques, chocolatiers, fashion incubators, street art sites and much more. It’s the best of our top ten Melbourne tours for first time visitors to the city.

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Top Melbourne tours

Top Melbourne tours: Explore the inner-city laneways on a guided walk. Image: Bigstock

Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour)

About 500,000 people make the 90-minute trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island every year to see the Penguin Parade at sunset, so on any given night it can be pretty overwhelming in terms of visitor numbers. There are lots of tour options but this one guarantees small group sizes and a very personal, boutique approach. The guided ranger tour provides guaranteed seating right on the edge of the beach and expert commentary during the parade.

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Top Melbourne tours

Top Melbourne tours: Meet the Phillip Island Penguins.

Yarra Valley Ale Trail

A day tour to the Yarra Valley visiting boutique breweries is a new slant on an old idea, and worthy of a spot on our list of the top ten Melbourne tours. Visits to the vineyards of the picturesque valley have been popular for years, but with the growth of boutique brewing in the region, you can now explore the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail. The craft breweries and cideries visited on the tour are in most cases a labour of love and it shows in the eyes of the proprietors as they proudly pour the samples of their liquid wares. Visit several craft brewhouses, including Buckleys – a man in a shed, with a bar and foosball table, brewing beer out the back. It’s every bloke’s dream!

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Great Ocean Road Tour

The Great Ocean Road is one of Victoria’s biggest tourism draw cards, which means a LOT of visitors. Most day tours from Melbourne arrive at the 12 Apostles around mid-afternoon and the crowds at that time can be overwhelming. However, there’s one Great Ocean Road day tour that avoids this by departing the city slightly later than many of the big tour buses. You’re guaranteed of a small group size (a maximum of eleven passengers), and dinner is included in the tour price. Sit back, relax and enjoy this fabulous day out in one of Australia’s most magnificent natural settings.

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Top Melbourne tours

Top Melbourne tours: Great Ocean Road

Rooftop Bars Walk

They say you can always tell a tourist in New York. They’re the ones standing in the city’s streets looking up. In the same way, you can tell a local in Melbourne. They’re the ones standing on the city’s rooftops looking down. Welcome to Melbourne’s flamboyant rooftop bar scene. Visit four amazing rooftop venues on what is one of the most surprising options on our list of the top ten Melbourne tours. You’ll love it!

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African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

Melbourne offers lots of fascinating food tours and the African Trails walking tour around Footscray in the city’s inner-west is one of the most interesting options. Footscray is home to a 5,000-strong Sudanese community and there are many amazing restaurants in the area that serve a variety of cuisines from across Africa. African Trail takes you to some of the tastiest options for a progressive-style lunch. It’s also great way to experience Melbourne’s ever increasing cultural and culinary diversity.

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Top Melbourne tours

Top Melbourne tours: Explore the city’s outlet shopping scene. Image: Bigstock

Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tour

Melbourne may be known for its trendy shopping strips and glitzy fashion malls, but hidden down laneways in inner-city suburbs is where you’ll snare the real bargains. This is the world of outlet shopping, but for the untrained bargain hunter, finding these hidden gems can be tricky. So get help from the experts!

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*Applies to bookings made directly on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and may not apply to bookings made via affiliate websites, including Viator.

**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email [email protected]. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

Additional images: Bigstock