This superb small group walking tour is the ultimate introduction to Melbourne. Explore the famous CBD laneways, enjoy the street art, sample delicious dumplings, coffee and sweet treats, and visit a trendy rooftop bar.

AUD $109pp

Best of Melbourne Walking Tour
Runs: Monday to Saturday
Departs at: 1.30pm
Departs from: Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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4 stars

Featured guest review:

‘What an entertaining afternoon of strolling, chatting and sampling goodies. Monique is a terrific host, and offers a warm and friendly welcome. Along the way you’ll hear some of the interesting history of Melbourne, visit some historic sites and meet the sellers of a range of goodies. It was a comfortable stroll and an enjoyable way to experience the food, laneways and culture of Melbourne. Happy to recommend this tour for any visitor.’ PeterF_Syd

Tour highlights

  • 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.

What's included

  • 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
  • One drink at a CBD rooftop bar.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $109pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of six.

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. [More]

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.

Guest reviews

  • Anu M (13/8/2018)

    Our guide was quite informative and we learned interesting facts about Melbourne (history, art and architecture) and explored cool lanes and arcades. I try and do a food tour in each new place I visit and unlike other food tours I've done, this one is mainly light bites of speciality/artisanal items rather that heavier tastings of different types of cuisine. Dumplings are the heartiest item. The rest of the tour featured small samples of local treats such as coffee, olive oil and honey. Not bad or good, just something to know going in.

  • PeterF_Syd (5/8/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    What an entertaining afternoon of strolling, chatting and sampling goodies. 1.30pm is a great time to start too. Monique is a terrific host, and offers a warm and friendly welcome. Along the way, hear interesting history of Melbourne, visit some historic sites and meet the sellers of a range of goodies. It was a comfortable stroll and an enjoyable way to experience the food, laneways and culture. Happy to recommend this tour for any visitor to Melbourne.

  • Lee-anne F (30/7/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    What a great way to spend an afternoon in Melbourne. Very informative, fun and a foodie's delight. An awesome tour to show you the hidden delights of Melbourne. The dumplings were a highlight! Would definitely recommend!

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.