The Big Bus offers a great range of Melbourne walking tours from the city's leading tour operators. 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**.

Top options include laneway and arcade tours, art walks, architecture tourschocolate tours, historic walks and café tours. The majority of these Melbourne walking tours offer small group sizes of 14 guests or less.

Browse the tours below, then walk the walk!

⟶ All Melbourne tours & experiences

 

Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour
Top selling tour!

Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour

From$50
3 hours (approx.)
Take a relaxed stroll with a knowledgeable local guide on this wonderful small group tour. With an emphasis on culture and history, this experience is the perfect introduction to the Victorian capital. The tour covers …
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.
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
Award-winning tour

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

From$95
3 hours (approx.)
Discover uber-cool cafes, secret street art-scapes and quirky designer boutiques on the original and award-winning Melbourne lanes and arcades walking tour.
Melbourne Rooftop Bar Walking Tour
Drinks included

Melbourne Rooftop Bar Walking Tour

From$109
3 hours (approx.)
Explore the best-kept secrets of Melbourne's vibrant, high-flying social scene on this walking tour to four amazing rooftop bars. This tour will show you an entirely different side of the city!
Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
Dinner combo option

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

From$36
90 minutes (approx.)
Journey through the Victorian capital's dark past on this superb Old Melbourne Ghost Tour. Your lively local guide with share tales of mayhem and mischief from the city's early days. Enjoy the option of dinner …
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 Laneways Walking Tour
Top selling tour!

Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour

From$69
2.5 hours (approx.)
This small group tour is a great way to get the most from your visit to the Victorian capital. Enjoy popping street art and explore the inner city’s maze of interconnected laneways and arcades with …
Melbourne Street Art Tour

Melbourne Street Art Tour with a Street Artist

From$69
3 hours (approx.)
Get an in-depth understanding of Melbourne's famous street art scene on this amazing walking tour led by a working street artist. You'll also enjoy drinks and nibbles at The Blender Studios after the tour.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Walking Tour
Enjoy a Miss Fisher cocktail!

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Walking Tour

From$129
3 hours (approx.)
For fans of the books and acclaimed ABC television series, this tour is a wonderful way to step back in time to the 'Marvellous Melbourne' of the 1920s. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea with fellow …
Melbourne Art Walking Tour
Afternoon tea included

Melbourne Art Walking Tour

From$79
2 hours (approx.)
Melbourne has numerous galleries and street art-scapes tucked away in its nooks and crannies. You'll discover many of them on this fascinating walking tour, and enjoy afternoon tea at one of the inner city's hippest …
Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour

Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour

From$54
3 hours (approx.)
Melbourne's city-scape is a jigsaw puzzle of architectural eras and styles. Piece the story together on this small group tour with the help of an expert local guide. You'll enjoy a coffee and a relaxed …
Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour

Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour

From$54
2 hours (approx.)
This small group Melbourne walking tour provides a unique opportunity to explore one of the world's most renowned Art Deco cities with an expert guide. You'll encounter a host of magnificent period buildings, and learn …
Flinders Street Station Tour

Flinders Street Station Tour, Melbourne

From$49
2 hours (approx.)
Thousands of locals and visitors pass through Flinders Street Station on a daily basis. On this tour you'll get a more in-depth perspective of the grand building that personifies Melbourne.
Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour
Beverage package available

Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

From$125
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
Value package!

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

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’ …
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 …
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 …
Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour

Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour

From$85
2.5 hours (approx.)
The Victorian capital is renowned for serving possibly the best coffee in the world, and this relaxed walking tour will take you to four unique cafes around the CBD (Monday to Friday) or vibrant South …
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.
Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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
Trending tour

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 …
Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour

Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour

From$79
3 hours (approx.)
It's not what you know when visiting Melbourne to shop; it's who you know. With an expert local guide to escort you on this superb tour, trust us, you are going to have SO much …
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 Pub and Bar Walking Tour

Melbourne Pub and Bar Walking Tour

From$49
3 hours (approx.)
This awesome tour visits a superb cross section of the CBD's historic pubs and hidden bars. However, don't call this a 'pub crawl'. Melbourne is way too sophisticated for that!
Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour

Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour

From$109
3.5 hours (approx.)
Melbourne's vibrant inner-city social scene has so much to offer, but you need to be in the know to experience the best of it. Discover secret watering holes and colourful drinking dens across the CBD …
Melbourne City Shopping Walking Tour

Melbourne City Shopping Walking Tour

From$75
3 hours (approx.)
Revel in the myriad retail secrets of Melbourne's eclectic laneways and bustling historic arcades. Your local guide will reveal all on this fabulous tour. Be prepared to shop up a storm!
Old Williamstown Ghost Tour. Image courtesy of Lantern Ghost Tours
Dinner combo option

Old Williamstown Ghost Tour, Melbourne

From$36
2 hours (approx.)
Tour the original capital of Victoria on this two-hour guided walk by lamplight through historic Williamstown. Explore the alleys and laneways of this waterfront precinct, and visit the abandoned morgue. Enjoy dinner before the tour …
Melbourne Bites and Sites Walking Tour
Lunch included

Melbourne Bites and Sites Walking Tour (with Eureka Skydeck)

From$115
3 hours (approx.)
This relaxed tour encompasses a visit to Eureka Skydeck 88 for the sensational views, a laneway coffee, a delicious multicultural lunch, and a tram ride to the Queen Victoria Market. How very Melbourne!

Melbourne walking tours

Five Melbourne walking tours you have to do

Visitors to Melbourne are spoilt for choice when it comes to guided walks.

There’s a plethora of options, and choosing which walks to do can be daunting. If you only have a couple of days in the Victorian capital, here are five classic Melbourne walking tours that you should definitely consider. Each of them will give you the essence of what it means to live in this amazing city.

Melbourne travel guide

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

This is the original Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour. It explores the best of the city’s signature arcades and laneways, and takes guests to uber-cool cafes and quirky designer boutiques. From street art to architecture, there are many hidden gems to discover on this fabulous small group guided city stroll. The tour offers a dash of history, culture, cuisine and shopping – everything that makes Melbourne so special!

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Melbourne walking tours

Melbourne Street Art Tour with a Street Artist

Get a real understanding of Melbourne’s famous street art scene on this small group Melbourne Street Art Tour led by a working street artist. Explore the network of inner-city back streets and laneways, view the latest works, and learn about Melbourne’s rise as one of the most important urban centres for street art worldwide. The tour concludes with a guided visit to The Blender Studios – one of the city’s foremost shared creative spaces, and a drink and nibbles.

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Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

What’s on your Melbourne culinary bucket list? Explore the city’s iconic food scene on this relaxed small group Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour. You’ll sample the signature dishes of five fabulous eateries across the CBD, and get the lowdown from a local foodie on the culinary hotspots and history of this delicious city.

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Melbourne walking tours

Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour

It’s not what you know when visiting Melbourne, it’s who you know – and when you have the services of an expert local guide on a shopping expedition to the inner city, trust us, you are going to see a side of the CBD few visitors discover! If you’ve got a passion for fashion, accessories and homewares, this small group Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour through the inner-city maze of laneways and arcades will reveal many unique retail experiences. Step away from the big name brands and discover the secret, stylish and oh-so sensational artisanal retailers of Melbourne!

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Melbourne Rooftop Bar Walking Tour

Explore the best-kept secrets of Melbourne’s vibrant, high-flying social scene on this small group Melbourne Rooftop Bar Walking Tour. Learn some local history, see some street art, discover four amazing rooftop bars and, of course, enjoy a beverage at each. There are some stairs involved, and comfortable footwear is recommended. This tour will show you an entirely different side of the city.

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Melbourne walking tours

Editor’s picks

African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

East African cuisine is a melting pot of Indian, French, British, Egyptian and Turkish culinary influences just to name a few. Enjoy a delicious journey through Sub Saharan Africa on this small group African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour. This culture-packed experience offers guests a unique window into the life of the city’s East African community and the chance to try plenty of delicious culinary specialities. The tour includes a generous progressive lunch of tastings at three different eateries.

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Melbourne walking tours

Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour

This small group Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about the history of the city and its diverse building styles. Your guide will share the backstory on many of the finest examples of period architecture in the CBD. At the end of the tour you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed coffee and conversation with the group, to discuss issues such as heritage controls, height restrictions and future projects proposed for the city. This tour is suitable for anyone with an interest in history and the built environment.

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*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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