The Big Bus offers a fabulous selection of Melbourne city tours. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book your tour with us*, and if you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.

Book a morningafternoon or full day city coach tour. These comprehensive tours are led by knowledgeable local guides who take pride in sharing the best of the city they love. Hop on hop off bus tours with prerecorded commentary are also a popular option, as are horse and carriage tours. You can even explore the city on a guided bike tour. There are so many options!

Browse the tours and experiences below, then climb aboard!

 

Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
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Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour (24-hour ticket)

From$35
24 hours
See the best of the Victorian capital on a fabulous double-decker hop on hop off bus tour with comprehensive recorded commentary. There are two tour routes to choose from — City and St Kilda. Hop …
Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour (48-hour ticket)

From$45
48 hours
There’s a lot to see and do in Melbourne and a lot of ground to cover. This hop on hop off bus tour is the perfect way to get around. Your 48-hour ticket includes unlimited …
Melbourne Half Day City Tour (Morning)
Top selling tour!

Melbourne Half Day City Tour (Morning)

From$71
4 hours (approx.)
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see the best of Melbourne on this superb morning city tour. A short guided walk through some of CBD's famous lanes and arcades is included, as is a visit to …
Melbourne Afternoon City Tour
Top selling tour!

Melbourne Afternoon City Tour

From$71
4 hours (approx.)
Travel by air-conditioned coach and experience some of what makes Melbourne one of the world's most liveable cities during this superb afternoon city tour. You'll take in many of the city's key sights, and explore …
Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise
Top selling tour!

Melbourne City Tour and River Cruise

From$96
5 hours (approx.)
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 …
Melbourne Full Day City Tour

Melbourne Full Day City Tour

From$109
9 hours (approx.)
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see the best of Melbourne on this superb full day city tour. A short guided walk through some of CBD's famous lanes and arcades is included, as is a visit …
Best of Melbourne Bike Tour

Best of Melbourne Bike Tour

From$59
4.5 hours (approx.)
Get a different perspective of the Victorian capital and see many of the city's key landmarks on this relaxed small group bike tour. The tour is suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels, …
Melbourne Aboriginal Heritage Tour
Lunch included

Melbourne Aboriginal Heritage Tour

From$209
6 hours (approx.)
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and gain a fascinating insight into Melbourne's Indigenous heritage on this small group tour. You'll try some delicious bush food-inspired cuisine and immerse yourself in the stories of the First People …
Sightseeing in Melbourne on a hop on hop off bus

Melbourne Morning City Tour (including St Kilda)

From$75
3 hours (approx.)
Melbourne is a city of culture, fine food, world-famous sporting prowess and intriguing history. See it all in air-conditioned comfort on this boutique morning city tour, including a visit to St Kilda.
Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride
Carries up to 6 guests

Melbourne CBD and Gardens Horse and Carriage Ride (Premium Tour)

From$220
1 hour (approx.)
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 …
Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride
Carries up to 6 guests

Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride (Garden Highlights)

From$115
30 minutes (approx.)
Explore some of Melbourne's most beautiful city parks and gardens on this superb horse and carriage ride. You'll pass several key landmarks as you make your way through the Queen Victoria and Kings Domain Gardens.
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Melbourne

From$90
Various
Enjoy an unforgettable meal on Melbourne's iconic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Climb on board an authentic and immaculately restored heritage tramcar for a four-course lunch or a three-course early dinner/five-course late dinner.

Melbourne city tours

Melbourne city tours: Five things you have to see and do

Melbourne has so much to offer visitors that it can be tricky to know where to begin.

If you are visiting the city for the first time, here are five top sights and attractions. You’ll see all of them on most Melbourne city tours. Try and find time to explore them in more detail during your stay.

Melbourne travel guide

Federation Square

When in Melbourne all roads lead to ‘Fed Square’, as the locals call it. The quirky, angular architecture caused an uproar when it was built but Federation Square has become a much-loved landmark. This one-stop cultural precinct is home to the Ian Potter Centre (part of the National Gallery of Victoria) and Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI). With cafes, restaurants, bars, and event and exhibition spaces, there’s always something happening in this bustling precinct.

Melbourne city tours

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) holds the honour of being Australia’s most popular public art gallery and, aside from some temporary exhibitions, it’s also absolutely free of charge. Its extensive collection includes works spanning centuries and genres, and throughout the year it runs a programme of contemporary cultural events encompassing design, fashion, art and architecture.

Melbourne city tours

Melbourne Cricket Ground

If Melbourne has a heart it beats from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The ‘G’ is the spiritual home of the city’s many sporting traditions – most notably Australian Rules Football (AFL). If you have the chance to attend a match during your visit, it’s quite an experience!

Melbourne city tours

St Kilda Beach

While it’s famous for the grotesquely smiling mega-mouth of Luna Park, there’s far more to enjoy on the St Kilda foreshore than just fairground attractions. Tantalise your tastebuds at the drool-worthy cake shops of Acland St, take in the exquisite architecture of the historic Palais Theatre and St Kilda Pier, and, if you’re there at sunset, you can even encounter penguins around the breakwater.

Melbourne city tours

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is the city’s definitive showcase of cultural and natural history, and the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. Along with the incredible living rainforest, the most popular exhibitions are the huge blue whale skeleton and the preserved body of the legendary Aussie racehorse Phar Lap. There are regular touring exhibitions and joint tickets are available for the IMAX theatre. Take a stroll next door around the historic Royal Exhibition Building, which dates back to 1880.

*Applies to bookings made directly on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and may not apply to bookings made via affiliate websites, including Viator.

**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email [email protected]. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

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