Melbourne Private Tours

Melbourne Private Tours go well beyond the concept of ‘sight-seeing’, offering richer, deeper experiences where guests get to touch, taste, connect and learn.

Melbourne Private Tours have set the benchmark for luxury touring in Melbourne and its picturesque surrounds since 1996. The passion and expertise of the team are second to none, allowing visitors to see the Melbourne and Victoria that locals know and love. Choose from an exciting mix of private day tours and extended tours to suit a variety of timeframes and interests. All tours can be custom-designed for your specific needs.

Location: Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-largest city. It’s known for its lively, cosmopolitan centre set on the northern banks of the Yarra River as well as a fanatical love for the creative arts and good living.
Visitors appreciate its restless creative energy as well as its distinct enclaves like Chinatown, the Greek Quarter and Carlton (Italian quarter), home to cultural flavours, specialities and charm. The nightlife is buzzy, intimate and cutting edge: wander through the historic laneways to find the latest hidden restaurants, music venues and bars, then spend the morning shopping amongst the glitz and glamour of the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street. The architecture – much of it historic – is imposing and the arts scene arguably the best in the country: the Gallery of Victoria is especially good and there’s always something interesting happening at Federation Square.
Eating and socialising is important to Melbournians – perhaps best experienced in stylish Southbank which enjoys views over the Yarra River and well-toned St Kilda, a beach suburb with a sand-fringed strip of places to eat, drink and bay-watch.
Melbourne is also known for its sporting passions and is home to several international events including the Australian Open Tennis and Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

Suitable/best for

Small Groups
Solo Traveller

Sample Itinerary Description

The Essential Melbourne Experience

Start your day with a fun, relaxing bike ride in the great outdoors along the Yarra River. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds as you cruise past the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Rod Laver Arena (home of the Australian Open), the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Shrine of Remembrance. Shift gears and roll along Southbank and Docklands taking note of great restaurants, bars, shopping, and of course, the impressive Crown Casino.
After a bit of activity, join your guide for a delicious lunch: a fun, city laneway café awaits with its culinary surprises giving you a peek into the heart and soul of this city, and just why Australians love Melbourne so much!
To round out the day, hop inside a luxurious vehicle on a private city tour and learn what has shaped and moulded this sophisticated, yet an approachable city. From the comfort of the vehicle, you’ll explore the Golden Mile and heritage buildings, Federation Square, the Queen Victoria Market, Albert Park Lake and the beach suburb of St Kilda.
You can’t find a better way to explore this amazing city!

Great Ocean Road Coastal Drive and Scenic Flight

This day tour experience will provide you with one of the most amazing and unforgettable journeys.
Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with rugged cliffs and big waves. Soak up the atmosphere at the coastal village of Lorne whilst breaking for a freshly roasted coffee. Get acquainted with koalas in the wild. Marvel at the stretch of cliff-hugging road between Lorne and Apollo Bay. See monstrous cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, fern gullies and secluded beaches.
Sample the award-winning food and panoramic ocean views at Chris’s restaurant. Feast on fresh seafood, Greek-influenced dishes and fantastic local wines.
Take one of the world’s truly great scenic flights in a high winged light aircraft along the rugged shipwreck coast. Fly as far as the world renowned 12 Apostles and be inspired by Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson’s Steps, the Loch Ard Gorge.
And finally, enjoy a relaxing drive home through the majestic Otways Ranges.

Nightly rate includes

Melbourne Private Tours will tailor your tour to suit your interests and the pace at which you like to travel.

Getting there

City – Melbourne

Air access
Scheduled or jet flight to Melbourne Airport.

Road access
From Melbourne Airport vehicle transfer to The Lyall Hotel takes approximately 35 minutes.


Special Events

Australian Football League Finals Series: late September
Spring Racing Carnival: end of October, early November
Australian Open Tennis: late January
Australian Formula One Grand Prix: March


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