Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

This superb small group Best of Melbourne Walking Tour is the ultimate introduction to the heart and soul of the Victorian capital. Guided by one of the city’s best-known foodies, you’ll explore the famous CBD laneways, enjoy the street art, and sample delicious dumplings, coffee and sweet treats. The tour ends with a drink in a signature Melbourne rooftop bar. By then, you’ll be an honorary local!


☆ Explore the CBD’s famous network of laneways and arcades and enjoy the fabulous street art

☆ Learn some of Melbourne’s intriguing history

☆ Pick up tips for great places to eat and drink during the rest of your stay in Melbourne

☆ Sample the city’s best coffee, dumplings and sweet delights

☆ Enjoy a drink in one of Melbourne’s famous rooftop bars

☆ Maximum group size: 10.


☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Friendly and expert local foodie as your guide

☆ Commentary on the history of Melbourne and its street culture

☆ Generous food tastings and samples, including dumplings, coffee and sweet treats

☆ A drink at a CBD rooftop bar.

What you can expect

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of everything the Victorian capital has to offer, this Best of Melbourne Walking Tour is for you! Guided by one of the city’s most renowned foodies, you’ll get under the skin of the bustling CBD in one fabulous afternoon – and taste test many of the delicious delights on offer.

You’ll meet your guide in the Bourke Street Mall – the heart of the city’s retail precinct and a great spot to begin your journey of exploration. From there, you’ll head off on a leisurely three-hour walk through the CBD’s iconic laneways and historic arcades. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the expert commentary from your guide and learn about Melbourne’s foodie culture, its colourful past and its exciting creative present.

As you wander the CBD discovering secret fashion boutiques and incubators, hole-in-the-wall cafes and fabulous street art, you’ll stop at least four times to sample tasty morsels of food and drink. Along with one of the city’s best coffees, you’ll enjoy tastings of fabulous Asian dumplings and some European-style sweet treats.

This Best of Melbourne Walking Tour finishes with a relaxed drink in one of the city’s trendy rooftop bars. This is Melbourne as the locals know it – and love it!

See a side of the Melbourne CBD that many tourists miss, and discover a host of places to return to at your leisure. This Best of Melbourne Walking Tour is a superb introduction to one of the world’s most exciting and diverse urban centres.

Pricing, dates and bookings

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Best of Melbourne Walking Tour
Runs: Monday to Saturday
Departs at: 1.30pm
Departs from: Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne CBD

Please make your booking below. Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address.

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AUD $[field70*109] incl. GST
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Important information

This tour has one central CBD meeting point, which is easily accessible by public transport. Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Vegetarians are well catered for on this tour, but please advise us of any other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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