See Melbourne's major landmarks, historic precincts and beautiful gardens at a relaxed pace on this horse and carriage ride. It will take you back to yesteryear, as your elegant carriage navigates the city's stately parks and wide boulevards.

AUD $220

Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride (Premium Tour)
Runs: Thursday to Monday
Departs at: Various
Departs from: Federation Square, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)

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4.5 stars

Editor's summary

‘Enjoy an enchanting tour of Melbourne in a traditional carriage draw by two magnificent Percheron horses. This premium tour includes a spin around the stunning Queen Victoria Gardens and a trip along the Paris end of Collins Street. It’s a fairytale experience!’

Tour highlights

  • Experience the tradition and romance of a horse and carriage ride
  • Enjoy the beauty of some of Melbourne’s most historic gardens at a relaxed pace
  • See key city landmarks, including the Shrine of Remembrance and Government House
  • Travel along Collins Street and historic Spring Street – home to striking period architecture, including the Old Treasury Building
  • Maximum group size: 6.

What's included

  • 1-hour horse and carriage ride in a traditional landau or vis-à-vis carriage
  • Experienced and friendly driver.

Please note that while drivers do not provide commentary, they will be happy to answer any questions you have along the route.


Adults/children: AUD $220 per carriage (up to six guests)

What you can expect

This premium one-hour Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride begins at Federation Square, where you’ll meet your driver and the two magnificent Percheron horses that will draw the carriage. While only one horse is required to comfortably pull a carriage, two are used as company for one another.

You’ll climb on board and begin your exploration of the city by passing over the historic Princess Bridge, which spans the Yarra River. Your carriage will take you past the Victorian Arts Centre, then head through the majestic Queen Victoria Gardens. There’s time to admire the Walker Fountain and the famous Giant Floral Clock. You’ll also visit the lovely Kings Domain Gardens and see the emotive Shrine of Remembrance. [More]

This Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride also makes its way along elegant Collins Street – home to luxury designer boutiques and heritage buildings. There’s more exquisite period architecture to enjoy on Spring Street, including Victoria’s Parliament House and the Old Treasury Building.

This Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride is one of the most memorable and relaxing sightseeing experiences the Victorian capital has to offer. Traverse the city’s grand boulevards and manicured gardens in the company of two gentle giants.

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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 experience operates between 1pm and 9pm from Thursday to Monday. For a same day booking, please call or text 0415 402 170 to check availability before you book online.

CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for an additional $60AUD. Simply follow the prompts when you book.

This tour operates in most weather conditions, but there may be instances where a tour has to be postponed due to the weather. You will be advised of any changes as early as possible.