Melbourne's city-scape is a jigsaw puzzle of architectural eras and styles. Piece the story together on this small group tour with the help of an expert local guide. You'll enjoy a coffee and a relaxed chat at the end of the tour about future developments proposed for the CBD.

AUD $54pp

Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 2pm
Departs from: St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘I took this architecture tour with my two children. Our guide John was great. He was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. Thank you.’ Huic22

Tour highlights

  • Discover some of Melbourne’s most diverse architectural styles
  • View the city’s top sustainable buildings
  • Learn about styles, materials, heritage and height controls
  • Enjoy a leisurely group chat to discuss aspects of the city’s architecture
  • Maximum group size: 10.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert commentary
  • Itinerary covering a wide variety of Melbourne’s architectural styles
  • Coffee or tea and a recap discussion at the end of the tour.


Adults/children: AUD $54pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. Families with young children are requested to book a private tour.

What you can expect

On this Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour you’ll meet your expert guide and fellow tour participants on the steps of one of Melbourne’s landmark CBD churches. From here the tour sets off at a relaxed pace to take in buildings from several different eras, dating from the 1850s to the present day.

Along the way your Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour guide will provide commentary on the many notable architects, from Reed to Katsalidis, who have left their mark on the Victorian capital. You’ll encounter buildings inspired by Samurai warriors and built on the back of the Victorian Gold Rush. You’ll learn about the innovative design features of some of the most sustainable buildings in the world — including the world’s first carbon-neutral structure.

Throughout this Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour you’ll visit many of the landmark buildings that symbolise this extraordinary city. The tour ends with an included coffee or tea and a chat amongst the group on what the future possibly holds for the Melbourne CBD.

Guest reviews

  • Huic22 (27/12/2016) - Via TripAdvisor

    I took this architecture tour with my two children. Our guide John was great. He was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. Thank you.

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.

Once your booking has been 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.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.