An excellent day for orientating yourself in and around Melbourne, this is a must do for all Melbourne visitors. Explore Melbourne’s inner city and local community boroughs. Discover vibrant laneways and elegant 19th Century arcades. Learn of the characters and culture that shaped distinctive local neighbourhoods. Engage with the men and women at the creative heart of Melbourne and journey through Melbourne’s most colourful precincts.
In the Golden Age of Melbourne, rival communities blossomed side by side. Class, nationality, religion and tradition were often at odds, and distinctive local boroughs emerged. These differences were played out in food and architecture, on the footy field and in the pub. Many of our oldest neighbourhoods are in the midst of a renaissance, as lively now as ever before. From bohemian Fitzroy to lovely seaside St. Kilda; from Little Italy to Little Saigon, travel between worlds sampling favourite treats from around the globe.
Be met at your hotel by your well-informed and connected local guide for a 10am start. Together, you will seek out the best local coffee for a quick insight into our number one cultural obsession. This is a great time to share some of your tastes and interests with your guide so they can be made a feature of your uniquely tailored experience
Enjoy a tour of inner Melbourne, taking time to get orientated both geographically and historically. Wander a labyrinth of vibrant laneways and gorgeous Victorian arcades where local culture abounds. Be enchanted with the history of a small isolated city on the far side of the earth that drew hundreds of thousands to her ports and came to be one of the richest cities in the world.
Beyond the inner city, local boroughs are something of a playground for those with the insight to properly explore and enjoy them.
Visit nearby Carlton, a neighbourhood bearing the marks of the many migrant communities that have called it home. Sample fresh buffalo mozzarella in little Italy or gelato straight from the beater.
Venture further north, where the chequered past and working class origins of Fitzroy and Collingwood have given way to the most creative and dynamic areas in Australia.
Peak your head inside the rabbit hole of specialty coffee at a local roastery and ‘cellar door’, visit a local street art gallery or leaf through records at a quirky neighbourhood store.
Enjoy a fabulous meal at one of our favourite neighbourhood eateries. The city’s casual cafe dining is genuinely world class. This is a great chance to learn more about your guide and the city, and the best way to spend your free time here.
Take a short drive across the Yarra River, through the sport and cultural precincts, past stunning urban parks and 19th Century architecture to bayside St. Kilda.
Explore this bohemian borough and learn about its migrants and its punk rock history, how locals view it today and how they enjoy it.
Go behind the scenes and beyond the tourist trail to experience local culture and life in Melbourne’s most charming and diverse neighbourhoods. The spirit of small enterprise has always powered this city, and it continues today as a cultural force. Meet Melburnians from both sides of the river, our cultural divide, and sample the fruits of their passion and ingenuity. From urban dairies to playful local designers, chocolatiers to fashion icons, let the characters at the centre of Melbourne’s culture and industry inspire and amaze you on this full-day city experience.
Your guide (and new found friend) will return you to your hotel by 4pm
Appropriate, comfortable clothing suitable for changing weather conditions. Sun protection.
20% surcharge is applicable for all Victorian public holidays and language tours.
Children under 5 travel free of charge, subject to seat availability.
Every day except Christmas Day (25 Dec) and New Years Day (1 Jan).
1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019
If a cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to Tour departure the cancellation fee is 25% of the Tour price.
If a cancellation is made more than 14 days but less than 30 days prior to Tour departure the cancellation fee is 50% of the Tour price.
If a cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to Tour departure, or for a non-appearance to commence the Tour, the cancellation fee is 100% of the Tour price.
No refunds are payable for ‘change of mind’.
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