Explore Melbourne in air-conditioned comfort on this morning city coach tour, followed by a cruise on the Yarra River. See all the key city sights and then take to the water to get a different perspective of the Victorian capital. Hotel pick-up is included.

$96pp

Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 8.10am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘This Melbourne city tour has so many amazing highlights. You’ll see Parliament House, the ornate Princess Theatre, the Royal Exhibition Building and Lygon Street — known as ‘Little Italy’. A guided laneway walk in the CBD is included, as is a visit to the iconic Queen Victoria Market (replaced with the MCG on Mondays and Wednesdays). You’ll wrap up this wonderful experience with a river cruise. It’s the complete Melbourne sightseeing package!’

Tour highlights

  • See Melbourne’s key heritage landmarks, including the Parliamentary precinct and the Royal Exhibition Building
  • Explore the famous Queen Victoria Market (replaced with a stop at the MCG on Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Take a stroll in the historic Fitzroy Gardens
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Melbourne’s signature CBD laneways and arcades
  • Hear stories about the city’s fascinating past from your expert local guide
  • Take a leisurely cruise on the Yarra River through the city centre.

What's included

  • Guided group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • CBD hotel pick up and comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Yarra River cruise
  • Final drop off at Flinders Street Station
  • The tour leaves your afternoon free for more sightseeing.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $96pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $48pp

There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.

What you can expect

There’s no better introduction to ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ than this Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise, where you’ll enjoy the services of a passionate local guide to show you the city’s landmarks, and a fabulous cruise through the city centre on the Yarra River. From famous sporting venues to gorgeous city gardens, this tour takes the best of Melbourne and hands it to you. It’s the perfect introduction to the city for first time visitors.

Hotel pick-ups completed, your Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise will get underway as follows: [More]

Daily itinerary (except Monday and Wednesday)

  • Hotel Windsor
  • Parliament House and Princess Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum
  • Melbourne University
  • Lygon Street (Little Italy)
  • CBD laneway stroll —Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne’s signature CBD arcades and laneways, including Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Collins Street
    Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Fitzroy Gardens — Take a walk through the gardens and visit Captain Cook’s Cottage (own expense)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • East Melbourne
  • Chinatown
  • Queen Victoria Market — Explore the heritage market halls at your own pace
  • Flagstaff Gardens and Law Courts
  • Federation Square

Itinerary on Monday and Wednesday

  • Hotel Windsor
  • Parliament House and Princess Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Lygon Street (Little Italy)
  • CBD laneway stroll —Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne’s signature CBD arcades and laneways, including Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Collins Street
  • Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Fitzroy Gardens — Take a walk through the gardens and visit Captain Cook’s Cottage (own expense)
  • East Melbourne
  • Chinatown
  • Queen Victoria Market (no stop)
  • Flagstaff Gardens and Law Courts
  • Cross over the Yarra River to Enterprize Wharf
  • Crown Casino complex
  • Southbank
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) — Explore the grounds surrounding the MCG and take a sneak peek into the stadium from Gate 3
  • Federation Square

Following your coach tour, you’ll board a river cruise boat for the second part of this Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise. Enjoy a gentle meander through the city centre on the Yarra River. The cruise will give you an entirely different perspective of the CBD.

This Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise ends at Flinder Street Station at 1.15pm. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Victorian capital at your leisure.

Please note: The itinerary provided may change due to weather conditions and operational requirements.

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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Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up 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 pick-up time.

Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

You will be picked up from your hotel but the tour ends at Flinders Street Station in the CBD. Most city hotels are within easy walking distance from the station.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.