The Big Bus offers a great range of small group Melbourne food tours and guided culinary experiences. 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*.

Melbourne Chocolate Tasting Tour
Cheapest chocolate tour

Melbourne Chocolate Tasting Tour

From$49
1.45 hours (approx.)
This delicious walking tour is the perfect introduction to the Melbourne CBD for chocolate lovers! Join a local chocolate enthusiast guide on a sweet stroll through the inner-city lanes and backstreets, and visit the salons …
Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
Top selling tour!

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

From$99
2.5 hours (approx.)
Prepare yourself for an afternoon of sweet sensations on this walking tour of Melbourne's inner-city laneways, led by a chocolate-obsessed local guide. You'll visit a number of chocolate salons and taste-test their wares. The tour …
Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
Top attraction

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

From$69
90 minutes (approx.)
Taste-test your way around a Melbourne landmark on this guided tour of the historic Queen Victoria Market. You'll be completely immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of this much-loved institution.
Yarra Valley wine, cider and chocolate tours
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Yarra Valley Wine, Cider, Beer and Chocolate Day Tour from Melbourne

From$135
9 hours (approx.)
This tour is a very tasty way to spend a day out from Melbourne! Travel in air-conditioned comfort and sample the delicious delights of the Yarra Valley along the way, including fine wines, artisanal chocolates, …
Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Walking Tour

Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Walking Tour

From$99
2.5 hours (approx.)
Discover the Victorian capital's divine chocolate and dessert culture on this small group walking tour. Navigate the the CBD's laneways and arcades with a local guide, and visit top chocolatiers and celebrated patisseries for included …
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch
Lunch included

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

From$130
4 hours (approx.)
This small group tour reveals the exciting street art, cafe and retail scenes hidden in Melbourne's network of inner-city lanes and arcades. Visit local design incubators, heritage arcades and hidden art-scapes. You'll also enjoy a …
Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour
Beverage package available

Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

From$140
3.5 hours (approx.)
Taste your way around Melbourne's fabulous food scene on this relaxed small group tour with a maximum of eight guests. You'll sample the signature dishes of five innovative eateries across the CBD.
Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour
Wine pairings included

Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

From$190
3 hours (approx.)
On this popular tour you'll visit three unique eateries to enjoy tantalising tastes paired with top local wines. It's a relaxed way to experience some of the city's best gastronomic offerings.
Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour
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Melbourne Super Saver Accommodation & Tours Package

From$390
3 night package
Experience the magic of the Victorian capital on this three-night Super Saver accommodation and tours package, including three quintessential Melbourne experiences!
Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
Generous tastings included

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

From$85
3 hours (approx.)
This tour will take you in search of inner-city Melbourne's most delectable dumplings. Visit four diverse dumpling houses and learn some of the history of the city's Asian community.
Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour
Lunch included

Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

From$99
3 hours (approx.)
This small group tour will introduce you to a selection of the Victorian capital's best inner-city cafes. Along the way you'll meet some of the cafe owners that have played a role in shaping Melburnians’ …
Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour
Lunch included

Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour

From$150
5 hours (approx.)
On this small group tour you'll experience the fabulous heritage and flavours of Melbourne's venerable Queen Victoria Market. Then it's on to cosmopolitan Carlton, which is renowned for its Italian cuisine. Browse the local shops …
South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour
Lunch included

South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

From$150
5 hours (approx.)
On this small group tour you'll discover the delights of the inner-city suburb of South Melbourne. Explore its food, fashion and famous market, which has been a cherished part of the wider city's culinary landscape …
Best of Melbourne Walking Tour

Best of Melbourne Walking Tour

From$109
3 hours (approx.)
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.
Small Group Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne
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Small Group Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

From$130
8 hours (approx.)
Experience the Yarra Valley's amazing wine scene on this small group tour from Melbourne. You'll visit four superb wineries for tastings, and enjoy a winery lunch with a glass of wine to accompany your meal. …
Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
Progressive-style lunch

Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

From$125
3 hours (approx.)
Tantalise your taste buds on this tasty Melbourne food tour, which features a progressive-style lunch at a selection of the CBD's best Indian eateries.
Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
Progressive-style lunch

Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

From$125
3 hours (approx.)
On this guided walking tour you'll visit some of the oldest Turkish restaurants in Melbourne, and enjoy a progressive lunch at three family-owned eateries.
African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
Progressive-style lunch

African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

From$125
3 hours (approx.)
A significant proportion of Melbourne's East African community is based in the inner-west suburb of Footscray. This walking tour is a unique opportunity to cross the cultural divide and try a range of culinary specialities …
Tantalising Asian Food Walking Tour of Melbourne

Tantalising Asian Food Walking Tour of Melbourne

From$90
3 hours (approx.)
Tantalise your taste buds with Melbourne's wonderful Asian cuisine on this walking tour with a local foodie guide. Explore the laneways of the CBD and Chinatown, and enjoy the flavours of Korea, Japan, Vietnam and …
Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour
2-course lunch included

Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

From$119
3 hours (approx.)
From divine dumplings to delectable desserts, this tour has it all. Join a local food expert on a delicious guided Melbourne stroll — and bring your appetite!
Melbourne Craft Brewery Tour with Dinner
Beer tastings & dinner included

Melbourne Craft Brewery Tour with Dinner

From$135
4 hours (approx.)
Try chocolate, vanilla and bacon flavoured beer, crisp sessionable lagers, and experimental single batch brews on this tour of the best Melbourne craft beer venues. A burger dinner is included.
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 …
Peninsula Hot Springs and Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne
Award-winning attraction

Peninsula Hot Springs and Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

From$205
10 hours (approx.)
The multi-award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs is located on the Mornington Peninsula, 90-minutes' drive from the Melbourne CBD. This tour provides a convenient transfer and entry to the spa, and will also give you a taste …
Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour from Melbourne
Generous tastings included

Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour from Melbourne

From$129
10.5 hours (approx.)
Discover the delicious delights of the Mornington Peninsula on this fabulous small group tour from Melbourne. It includes generous tastings of fine wine, gourmet cheese, chocolate and farm-fresh produce.
Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Tour from Melbourne
Lunch included

Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

From$220
9 hours (approx.)
The Yarra Valley east of Melbourne has so much to offer visitors. This intimate small group tour is a chance to meet the furry and feathered Aussie locals at acclaimed Healesville Sanctuary and visit two …
Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne
2-course lunch included

Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne

From$195
8 hours (approx.)
This small group Yarra Valley tour offers an epicurean experience for wine lovers of all levels. You'll explore a cross-section of the valley's vineyards, sample wonderful wines and local produce, and enjoy a gourmet two-course …
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.

Top Melbourne food tours

Five Melbourne food tours that will leave you wanting more

Melbourne is the undisputed culinary capital of Australia.

From incredible Vietnamese, Japanese and Malaysian, to African, European and of course, modern Australian, you are absolutely spoilt for choice on variety, quality and value. However, with so many dining options on offer, choosing the best eateries (and by that, we certainly don’t mean the most expensive) can be tricky for visitors.

So, bring in the experts. Here are five top guided Melbourne food tours that will introduce you to the city’s most interesting culinary traditions. You’ll also get plenty of recommendations from you local guide for eateries to return to during your stay.

Melbourne travel guide

Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

Looking for Melbourne food tours that provides a broad introduction to the city’s dining scene? Join this guided stroll through the inner city, learning where to pick up delicate hand-made dumplings, gourmet salamis, fine chocolates and numerous other delicious treats along the way. The tour culminates with a two-course lunch at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants. It’s the perfect start to your Melbourne food journey.

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 Top Melbourne food tours

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

The amazing Queen Victoria Market is famous for fresh produce and specialty shopping, and you can experience everything this Melbourne institution has to offer on a fully guided market tour. Led by a local market guide, you’ll spend two hours discovering the very best fresh foods, learn fascinating facts about the history of the market, and uncover some surprising specialties. This is definitely one of the top Melbourne food tours for first-time visitors to the city.

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Top Melbourne food tours

African Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

It’s fair to say that Footscray in Melbourne’s inner west isn’t generally regarded as a tourist hotspot, but with its large migrant population it’s actually a hot-bed of ethnic culinary styles, including Vietnamese and African. The popular African Trails food walking tour of the precinct is a must. Visit various African eateries, including Ethiopian and Sundanese options, on a progressive-style lunch. True foodies will absolutely adore this experience.

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Top Melbourne food tours

Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

In the 1970s Turkish migrants to Melbourne made Sydney Road (in the city’s north) their home. Today the area still offers access to many fabulous family-run eateries. Visit a number of Turkish food outlets on the fascinating Turkish Trails walking tour — and learn about Turkish culture and history along the way.

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Top Melbourne food tours

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

There are probably two things most locals and visitors to Melbourne have in common: a love of the city’s laneways and chocolate. You can combine them both in one delicious afternoon on a guided journey of chocolate-inspired discovery up and down the lanes of the inner city. Visit several chocolatiers and identify lots of hidden cafes, eateries and boutiques to return to during your stay in the city.

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