Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see the best of Melbourne on this superb morning 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.

AUD $66pp

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

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Featured guest review:

‘This city tour was great. Our guide Ben had a really friendly nature and a good sense of humour. Through this tour we found a great bakery and cafe called Brunettis, which offers a huge variety of pastries. The walk through the narrow city lanes was an experience in itself. This tour is a must for learning about the culture and history of the city. Thanks Ben for a lovely tour.’ Abhayjeet S

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)
  • 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)
  • Have your afternoon free for more sightseeing.

What's included

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

Pricing

Adults: AUD $66pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $35.50pp

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

This Melbourne Morning City Tour is the perfect introduction to the Victorian capital for first-time visitors. You’ll enjoy the services of a passionate local guide, and see the city’s landmarks in air-conditioned comfort. From the grand boulevards and period buildings to the famous CBD laneways, bustling cafe precincts and city gardens, this comprehensive coach tour takes the best of Melbourne and hands it to you.

Once CBD hotel pick-ups are completed, your Melbourne Morning City Tour 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 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

This Melbourne Morning City Tour ends at Federation Square. 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.

Guest reviews

  • Abhayjeet S (25/9/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    This city tour was great. Our guide Ben had a really friendly nature and a good sense of humour. Through this tour we found a great bakery and cafe called Brunettis, which offers a huge variety of pastries. The walk through the narrow city lanes was an experience in itself. This tour is a must for learning about the culture and history of the city. Thanks Ben for a lovely tour.

  • Aogilvies (20/8/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    Really enjoyed the half day tour. It was the right balance of being in the coach and walking around. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Rakesh R (24/6/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    I had two days in Melbourne and am glad I booked this tour. It covered all of the major parts of the city.

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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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

You will be picked up from your hotel but the tour ends at Federation Square. Most city hotels are within easy walking distance from the square.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.