Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see the best of Melbourne on this superb full day city tour by coach. A short guided walk through some of CBD's famous lanes and arcades is included, as is a visit to the Queen Victoria Market or a stop at the mighty MCG. In the afternoon you'll take in St Kilda and the beautiful bayside.

AUD $109pp

Melbourne Full Day City Tour
Runs: Daily from October 1 to March 31. Daily except Wednesday and Friday from April 1 to September 30
Departs at: 8.10am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘What a fantastic way to see Melbourne! Let someone who loves this city show it to you with true passion. That’s what our fabulous driver Rob did. We wanted to see as much as possible in a day, so we combined the morning tour and afternoon tours with a lunch break in between. The morning was mainly the CBD, whilst the afternoon took us further afield to St Kilda and Brighton. We loved the stories behind the sights.’ Cheryl M

Tour highlights

  • See Melbourne’s key heritage landmarks, including the Parliamentary precinct, the Royal Exhibition Building and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Explore the famous Queen Victoria Market (replaced with a stop at the MCG on Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Melbourne’s signature CBD laneways and arcades
  • Meander through the stunning Fitzroy Gardens and visit Captain Cook’s Cottage (own expense).
  • Get up close to the city’s premier sporting venues — the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Etihad Stadium
  • Drive over the Bolte Bridge for spectacular city views
  • Visit the trendy bayside suburb of St Kilda and take a stroll down Acland Street
  • See the famous multi-coloured Brighton bathing boxes.

What's included

  • Guided group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Selected CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off and comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board your coach.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $109pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $54.50pp

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 simply no better introduction to the Victorian capital than this fabulous Melbourne Full Day City Tour. You’ll enjoy the services of a passionate local guide, and see the city’s many landmarks in air-conditioned comfort. From the grand Victorian boulevards and buildings to the famous CBD laneways, bustling cafe precincts and city gardens, sporting venues and beautiful bayside suburbs, this comprehensive coach tour takes the best of Melbourne and hands it to you.

Once CBD hotel pick-ups are completed, your Melbourne Full Day City Tour will get underway as follows: [More]

Morning 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

Morning 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 Enterprise 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

There is just over one hour of free time on this Melbourne Full Day City Tour between your morning and afternoon itineraries to enjoy lunch (own expense).

Afternoon itinerary

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Melbourne Park and National Tennis Centre
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Kings Domain Gardens
  • Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Docklands
  • Etihad Stadium (Docklands)
  • Bolte Bridge — Drive over the bridge for spectacular city views
  • Port Melbourne
  • St Kilda foreshore
  • Acland Street (St Kilda) — Take a stroll and enjoy the cosmopolitan mix of funky bars, eateries and world-famous patisseries!
  • Elwood and Brighton
  • Brighton bathing boxes — Enjoy a photo stop at this iconic remnant from a bygone era.
  • Albert Park Lake — Drive along the street circuit of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

This Melbourne Full Day City Tour ends with hotel drop-off at around 5.30pm. If you plan to head out afterwards and experience the city’s dynamic dining scene, be sure to ask your guide for a restaurant recommendation!

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

Guest reviews

  • NormanH1141 (6/12/2017) – Via TripAdvisor

    Our driver/guide James was very knowledgeable and very humorous and we had a great experience with him seeing Melbourne and understanding its history. My wife and I really enjoy this whole day tour.

  • Cheryl M (2/5/2017) – Via TripAdvisor

    What a fantastic way to see Melbourne! Let someone who loves this city show it to you with true passion. That's what our fabulous driver Rob did. We wanted to see as much as possible in a day, so we combined the morning tour and afternoon tours with a lunch break in between. The morning was mainly the CBD, whilst the afternoon took us further afield to St Kilda and Brighton. We loved the stories behind the sights. What’s also great is that you get time to get on and off the bus for photos or to do little optional tours at your own expense like Captain Cook's Cottage. There was also a lovely coffee and cake stop in St Kilda. We struck a rainy morning, but the tour went ahead and we still had a great time. It is Melbourne after all! Some people used the lunch break to do a Yarra River cruise, but we chose to do this another day and had a relaxing lunch break instead.

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 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.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.