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Clare E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The boat tour was interesting. Our bus driver Russell did a fantastic bus tour of the city. The tour bus was small which was nice and we got off at a few stops to stretch our legs and check out the city. The best part was the tram car dinner. Fabulous food in a very funky refurbished tramcar with great staff chef Joe and his crew and an open bar!!

Steven L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Another must do experience. Tour interesting but difficult to hear the commentary on the river cruise. The speakers seems too weak for the loud engine noise. Packed lunch very tasty and filling. The tramcar experience was the highlight with excellent food and service throughout.

dianne m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013


Simon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

Superb day out for all and the meal on the tramcar was limited (due to space) But the food on the tramcar was out of this world - Really good day for everyone

Frank P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

We enjoyed a wonderful day and our thanks are due once again to the Viator team. The Colonial Tramcar experience was truly memorable, the coach tour of the Dandenongs very relaxing and made so by a courteous and knowledgeable driver.
The river trip was slightly marred by the sound system on the boat which made the droll but very entertaining commentary by the skipper difficult to hear. We look forward to our next Viator experience wherever that may be.

Matthew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

This was our favourite trip, it mixed a boat cruise, city highlight tour, mountain trip and rounded it off with a lovely dinner aboard the tram. A lovely day out for all!

Elaine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

It's a rewarding day of experience. Everything went well. I am also personally recommending it to some of my friends.

Steven P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

The Tramcar Restaurant Dinner was of high quality and the trip around Melbourne was great. The staff were very friendly and very good service. Thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

A great tour! The dinner was good, the best part was that we sat with some of the people from the tour unexpectedly, and had a really fun time. Not too long or too short!

Angie United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2008

Time went so quickly, the meal was excellent as was the service.

Mira P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

It was great, especially the tramcar restaurant. Our guide was fantastic and the food was delicious. A very unusual and unforgettable experience.

Barbara N New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

We would have liked to stop at Sassafras and Olinda for a short visit.

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2007

Everyone was great, nothing was a trouble. The coach driver very informative and the tramcar restaurant was just fantastic.

Patricia S

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

River Cruise was a hoot. Lunch terrible provide warm orange juice - incorrect lunch and bad tasting no place to eat as we sat on very small ice cream chairs and were placed knee to knee. City Tour had a great driver - this included neighborhoods and the botanic garden tram restaurant was awesome.


4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

It was a lovely day to be on the river and see the city from a different perspective. The bus tour took us to places we would never have seen on our own - loved the Brighton Bathing Boxes! Dinner on the tram was a super experience. Service, staff and food were all excellent - what a great way to get around and enjoy a meal at the same time.

Jennifer B

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

River cruise disappointing due to poor commentary - not loud enough to be heard over passengers. Also desserts missing from boxed lunches! Instead had a child's cookie that had gone soft! Coach tour of city excellent. Tram dinner also first class.

Patricia R

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Excellent food and service on the tram, a memorable experience. Tour good but cruise on river disappointing with kitchen chairs to sit on. Too many people.

vera k

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2010

Fantastic night and tour was very enjoyable!

Filamae H

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2010

The river cruise was too long and the dandenong drive was a bit boring, but the Dinner on the Tram was excellent!!! Would definitely do the Dinner again.

Thomas G United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2010


Richard J United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2010

Well organised and interesting trips with good tour leaders. The tram car meal was excellent and a lot of fun.

Michael M Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2008

River trip very interesting and bus quite good. Dinner on the tram was excellent - an experience not to be missed. Would certainly do it, ie dinner on the tram again.

Elizabeth S Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2007

The trip on the Yarra was a bit boring, and I would have preferred to spend more time in the Dangdenongs. The tram car was fantastic.

scubafarrow United Kingdom

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2013

This should have been a highlight of our Australia trip instead it turned out to be one of the most disappointing.
The evening started well, the greeting very welcoming the setting beautiful , until two family’s arrived four adults and five teenagers, the adults decided to occupy the table across from us while they placed their children on two tables behind us. The adults then got louder as they got merrier while their children had duels with the cutlery and generally horsed around.
Their total disregard for other dinners completely ruined the experience for us and would make me think twice before booking such an experience again.

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