• Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: Federation Square
  • Departs at: 10.00am/1.00pm

Overview

With an emphasis on culture and history, this relaxed walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide is the perfect introduction to Melbourne. It covers the city’s famous street art scene, laneways and arcades, and period architecture.

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Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour
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Carolyn

‘Excellent tour. Chris had a wealth of interesting information and clearly loved talking about his town. The coffee was an added bonus. It was exactly what we wanted to see in Melbourne and Chris was a fabulous guide.’

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'Excellent tour. Chris had a wealth of interesting information and clearly loved talking about his town. The coffee was an added bonus. It was exactly what we wanted to see in Melbourne and Chris was a fabulous guide.’- Carolyn
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: Federation Square
  • Departs at: 10.00am/1.00pm
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  • Get a broad introduction to Melbourne’s history and culture
  • Learn about the city’s Aboriginal heritage and early European settlement
  • Discover how the Gold Rush transformed the Victorian capital
  • Explore the inner city’s laneways and arcades
  • See examples of notable architecture across the CBD.
  • Small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Engaging commentary
  • Plenty of tips for attractions, galleries, museums and dining options to return to during your stay.
  • Coffee, tea or hot chocolate at a trendy laneway cafe.

  • Carolyn

    Excellent tour. Chris had a wealth of interesting information and clearly loved talking about his town. The coffee was an added bonus. It was exactly what we wanted to see in Melbourne and Chris was a fabulous guide.

  • Jenny

    This was 3 hours well spent & absolutely worth the very reasonable price. Chris our tour guide, was not only interesting & extremely knowledgeable, he seemed to thoroughly enjoy imparting his considerable knowledge. I would highly recommend this tour if you like walking & enjoy absorbing unique & interesting facts about a city.

  • Bhargav

    Informative, interesting and entertaining. The guide was knowledgable and attentive.

  • Highlights
    • Get a broad introduction to Melbourne’s history and culture
    • Learn about the city’s Aboriginal heritage and early European settlement
    • Discover how the Gold Rush transformed the Victorian capital
    • Explore the inner city’s laneways and arcades
    • See examples of notable architecture across the CBD.
  • What's Included
    • Small group walking tour
    • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
    • Engaging commentary
    • Plenty of tips for attractions, galleries, museums and dining options to return to during your stay.
    • Coffee, tea or hot chocolate at a trendy laneway cafe.
  • What You Can Expect

    This Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour starts in Federation Square — one of the city’s best-known (and most controversial!) landmarks. After meeting your friendly local guide, you’ll head off along the Yarra River and hear about the city’s fascinating Indigenous heritage.

    Next, this Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour covers a number of significant sites relating to European settlement, the Victorian Gold Rush, and the waves of immigration that shaped the city’s cultural make-up throughout the 20th century.

    From there, the tour takes a sharp turn into the present. You’ll explore the city’s vibrant contemporary culture by delving deep into the maze of laneways and arcades that crisscross the CBD. Visit a number of popular street art sites (you may even see street artists in action) and sample the café culture that gives Melbourne its heart (a hot drink at a laneway cafe is included in the cost of your tour).

    For an engaging introduction to the Victorian capital, this Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour is a must-do!

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  • Guest Reviews

    • Carolyn

      Excellent tour. Chris had a wealth of interesting information and clearly loved talking about his town. The coffee was an added bonus. It was exactly what we wanted to see in Melbourne and Chris was a fabulous guide.

    • Jenny

      This was 3 hours well spent & absolutely worth the very reasonable price. Chris our tour guide, was not only interesting & extremely knowledgeable, he seemed to thoroughly enjoy imparting his considerable knowledge. I would highly recommend this tour if you like walking & enjoy absorbing unique & interesting facts about a city.

    • Bhargav

      Informative, interesting and entertaining. The guide was knowledgable and attentive.

  • Important Information
    • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
    • View our booking terms and conditions here.
What You Can Expect

This Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour starts in Federation Square — one of the city’s best-known (and most controversial!) landmarks. After meeting your friendly local guide, you’ll head off along the Yarra River and hear about the city’s fascinating Indigenous heritage.

Next, this Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour covers a number of significant sites relating to European settlement, the Victorian Gold Rush, and the waves of immigration that shaped the city’s cultural make-up throughout the 20th century.

From there, the tour takes a sharp turn into the present. You’ll explore the city’s vibrant contemporary culture by delving deep into the maze of laneways and arcades that crisscross the CBD. Visit a number of popular street art sites (you may even see street artists in action) and sample the café culture that gives Melbourne its heart (a hot drink at a laneway cafe is included in the cost of your tour).

For an engaging introduction to the Victorian capital, this Melbourne Culture and History Walking Tour is a must-do!

Important Information
  • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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