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, which includes a visit to St Kilda.

AUD $75pp

Melbourne Half Day City Tour (including St Kilda)
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 8.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘Avoid the crush of the larger city bus tours on this small group experience. You’ll see all of Melbourne’s key sights with the convenience of hotel pick-up and the services of an expert local guide. Your afternoon will be left free for more sightseeing!’

Tour highlights

  • See Melbourne’s key sporting venues, including the MCG and Formula 1 precinct
  • Visit St Kilda Beach, Federation Square and St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Take a stroll in a historic garden
  • Learn Melbourne’s fascinating history from your expert local guide
  • Experience Melbourne’s best views from Eureka Skydeck (admission fee applies)
  • Maximum group size: 11.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • CBD hotel pick up and comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Final drop off at the Southbank precinct, for lunch options or a visit to Eureka Skydeck (admission fee applies)
  • Leave your afternoon free for more sightseeing.


Adults: AUD $75pp
Children (4 to 12 years): AUD $33pp
Infants (0 to 3 years): AUD $20pp

What you can expect

Get a fabulous introduction to the Victorian capital on this Melbourne Half Day City Tour, where you’ll enjoy the services of a passionate local guide to show you the city’s landmarks. From famous sporting venues to bohemian bayside suburbs and gorgeous city gardens, this tour takes the best of Melbourne and hands it to you. The best part is that you won’t feel overwhelmed by a large tour group. This tour carries a maximum of eleven guests. It’s intimate and informative!

You’ll be picked up from your CBD hotel in comfortable air-conditioned transport, before meeting your guide and the rest of your group. There’s time to get to know one another a little better as you set off to visit key sights around the city. [More]

Along the way, your guide will share fascinating insights into Melbourne’s history. Among the many places you’ll visit are Federation Square, with its highly controversial architecture, the famous MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), Albert Park (home to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix), fabulous St Kilda Beach and the sublime St Patrick’s Cathedral. If circumstances permit you’ll be able to explore inside this lovely church.

As well as enjoying the architecture of the CBD’s many stately buildings, on this Melbourne Half Day City Tour you’ll also visit a number of green spaces, including Fitzroy Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

This Melbourne Half Day City Tour ends at the 88-storey Eureka building at Southbank, home to one of the city’s most popular attractions — the Eureka Skydeck. You can take the opportunity to head up to the observation deck (admission fee applies) for far-reaching views over the city to the Yarra Valley, the Dandenongs and Port Phillip Bay. Choose to step out of your comfort zone onto The Edge — the world’s only moving glass viewing structure!

Southbank offers a plethora of dining options. It’s the perfect spot for a stroll by the Yarra and a spot of lunch. Alternatively, make your way back to your hotel at your own pace. Most city hotels are within easy walking distance.

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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You will be picked up from your hotel but the tour ends at Eureka Skydeck in Southbank. Most city hotels are within easy walking distance from the Southbank precinct. Entry to Eureka Skydeck is an optional extra and an entry fee applies.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.