Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

On this small group Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour you’ll experience the fabulous multicultural heritage and flavours of Melbourne’s famous Queen Victoria Market and the inner-city suburb of Carlton. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of the market, then head off to explore cosmopolitan Carlton – which is renowned for its Italian cuisine. Generous tastings and a delicious lunch are included.


☆ Visit the landmark Queen Victoria Market with a local guide

☆ Meet the market vendors and enjoy generous tastings and samples

☆ Explore Carlton – the city’s ‘Little Italy’, and visit unique boutiques and local food stores

☆ Indulge in a tasty multicultural lunch with a glass of Victorian wine

☆ Maximum group size: 8.


☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Friendly and knowledgeable local guide

☆ Market food tastings and samples

☆ Delicious lunch with fellow guests

☆ Espresso coffee, bottled water and glass of local wine

☆ Souvenir gift.

What you can expect

Step behind the scenes of the famous Melbourne fresh food market on this Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour, which includes an exploration of the diverse suburb of Carlton – renowned for its Italian heritage.

You’ll begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the market, where you’ll meet some of the long-standing vendors and sample their delicious wares. Taste test the best regional produce and learn the provenance of the gourmet cuisine that Melbourne is known for. Enjoy an espresso coffee and a delicious lunch of multicultural cuisine, accompanied by a glass of local wine.

Next on this Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour is a short tram ride to the suburb of Carlton, often referred to as ‘Little Italy’. You’ll explore the streets on foot, taking in the relaxed village ambience and discovering the many fabulous boutiques and, of course, food outlets along the way. Your expert local guide will talk through the historical and architectural features of this much-loved area.

This Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour will introduce you to the food, culture and characters of a vibrant part of Melbourne that many visitors miss.

Pricing, dates and bookings

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.

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Important information

This tour has one meeting point: Queen Victoria Market, which is easily accessible by public transport. Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure 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 tour meeting point and departure time.

Minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate, and there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. If this happens, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.

Private tours can be arranged.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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