Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour

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 a local guide.

5 stars

Wendy

‘We had a fantastic morning wandering the streets and laneways of Melbourne with Kathy as our guide. She was so wonderful and informative. The historical facts and inside information about eateries and hidden bars that she shared was amazing. We learnt so much about the history and architecture of Melbourne. It was a great way to start our long weekend and I would definitely recommend it.’

  • Duration:

    2.5 hours (approx.)

  • Runs:

    Daily

  • Departs at:

    10.00am

  • Departs from:

    St Paul's Cathedral

Featured guest review

'We had a fantastic morning wandering the streets and laneways of Melbourne with Kathy as our guide. She was so wonderful and informative. The historical facts and inside information about eateries and hidden bars that she shared was amazing. We learnt so much about the history and architecture of Melbourne. It was a great way to start our long weekend and I would definitely recommend it.' - Wendy

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  • Visit hidden laneways and arcades across the CBD that only the locals know
  • Listen to engaging commentary on Melbourne’s history, cultural attractions and architecture
  • Enjoy morning tea at a trendy laneway cafe
  • Take in the fabulous street art of the laneways and back alleys
  • Maximum group size: 10.
  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Engaging commentary
  • Macaron tasting
  • Coffee, tea or hot chocolate in an iconic laneway café.

  • Michael C – Via TripAdvisor

    Our guide Kathy was brilliant. She was a wealth of knowledge about the history of Melbourne’s architecture, street art and everything in between. We enjoyed her stories as we walked around the various laneways seeing and smelling all good things. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see another side to Melbourne. Well worth it.

  • Munro1984 – Via TripAdvisor

    We have lived in Melbourne for 11 years now but have never really explored the city. This tour was a great insight into some of the wonderful laneways. Our guide Kathy was so knowledgeable and interesting. We got to see so many little places tucked away in chapter houses and basements you would never know were there. I feel much better equipped to take vising friends to explore the area. Thanks Kathy for a great afternoon.

  • Wendy – Via TripAdvisor

    We had a fantastic morning wandering the streets and laneways of Melbourne with Kathy as our guide. She was so wonderful and informative. The historical facts and inside information about eateries and hidden bars that she shared was amazing. We learnt so much about the history and architecture of Melbourne. It was a great way to start our long weekend and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Gaye

    There were seven of us from QLD and we all enjoyed the tour. Our guide was great, and provided lots of history on Melbourne. I would recommend to this tour while visiting Melbourne.

  • Anna

    Excellent introduction to Melbourne. Great tour guide - knowledgeable but relaxed style and able to tailor tour to groups questions. Pleased that informative indigenous history was included. Discovered plenty of laneways to return to later!

  • Tour Highlights
    • Visit hidden laneways and arcades across the CBD that only the locals know
    • Listen to engaging commentary on Melbourne’s history, cultural attractions and architecture
    • Enjoy morning tea at a trendy laneway cafe
    • Take in the fabulous street art of the laneways and back alleys
    • Maximum group size: 10.
  • What's Included
    • Guided small group walking tour
    • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
    • Engaging commentary
    • Macaron tasting
    • Coffee, tea or hot chocolate in an iconic laneway café.
  • Guest Reviews

    • Michael C – Via TripAdvisor

      Our guide Kathy was brilliant. She was a wealth of knowledge about the history of Melbourne’s architecture, street art and everything in between. We enjoyed her stories as we walked around the various laneways seeing and smelling all good things. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see another side to Melbourne. Well worth it.

    • Munro1984 – Via TripAdvisor

      We have lived in Melbourne for 11 years now but have never really explored the city. This tour was a great insight into some of the wonderful laneways. Our guide Kathy was so knowledgeable and interesting. We got to see so many little places tucked away in chapter houses and basements you would never know were there. I feel much better equipped to take vising friends to explore the area. Thanks Kathy for a great afternoon.

    • Wendy – Via TripAdvisor

      We had a fantastic morning wandering the streets and laneways of Melbourne with Kathy as our guide. She was so wonderful and informative. The historical facts and inside information about eateries and hidden bars that she shared was amazing. We learnt so much about the history and architecture of Melbourne. It was a great way to start our long weekend and I would definitely recommend it.

    • Gaye

      There were seven of us from QLD and we all enjoyed the tour. Our guide was great, and provided lots of history on Melbourne. I would recommend to this tour while visiting Melbourne.

    • Anna

      Excellent introduction to Melbourne. Great tour guide - knowledgeable but relaxed style and able to tailor tour to groups questions. Pleased that informative indigenous history was included. Discovered plenty of laneways to return to later!

What You Can Expect

This Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour begins in the city centre at Federation Square, where you’ll meet your friendly local guide and the rest of your small group. No two tours are ever the same, but you’ll start by exploring the alleys that branch off into the CBD. They harbour a wealth of incredible street art. View the latest works and perhaps see artists in action.

From there, your guide will lead you around the city’s famous network of laneways and arcades, providing commentary on the architecture and cultural make-up of the CBD as you go. You’ll discover countless quirky cafes, secret shops and tiny galleries, and see parts of the city that most tourists miss.

Towards the end of this Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour you’ll have the opportunity to sample a delicious macaron at one of the city’s best patisseries, and then wrap up the experience with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate at a top laneway cafe.

This Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour is a great way to get a feel for the ‘real’ Melbourne — both the old and the new. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to get the most out of the experience.

 

Important notes

  • 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. Families with young children are requested to book a private tour.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • 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 certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? A group discount of $10 per person will apply to bookings of 6 to 10 guests. Your discount will be applied automatically at the checkout.
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