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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this cosmopolitan city, visit local artisans and up and coming fashion designers. Join the café society and soak up the atmosphere of old world charm.


  • Discover a little history, architecture, street art, small business and more!
  • Local artisans and designers showcased
  • Enjoy morning tea in the laneways
  • Indulge yourself with a chocolate tasting
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch with a glass of wine (if option selected)
  • Small-group numbers maximum 8 participants ensure a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Arcades and Laneways

Melbourne is the epicenter for all things fashionable. This three-hour tour will highlight the best that Melbourne has to offer, showcasing local designers whilst acquainting you with the arcades and lanes. Wander through the famed Royal Arcade, steeped in old-world charm and grace, and if time permits visit Hosier Lane. With more than 50 stores, boutiques and galleries, you won’t have time to shop properly but to browse and perhaps pick up the odd trinket.

With a vibrant public art scene and historical buildings that act as a backdrop, you will discover the sophistication and charm that makes Melbourne such a diverse city.

Melbourne is a foodies paradise and no visit would be complete with out sampling some of the local food and wine. Indulge your self with a chocolate tasting, drink delicious coffee and you have the option to finish the day with a gourmet lunch and a glass of wine. And best of all you will received a complimentary designer hidden secrets goodie bag!

With so much to remember and yet more to discover don't forget to make time to return to those you like best in the afternoon, to complete a fabulous day out in Melbourne!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Caity was awesome. I highly recommend her as your tour guide. The tour itself was a perfect introduction to the hidden alleyways and lanes that are Melbourne. You'll want to retrace your steps afterwards to browse and shop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. I walked thru some laneways on my own, but didn't really see the treasures until I did this tour with our delightful guide. Lots of fun stops, especially the hot chocolate stop. I highly recommend this tour.

Christine J
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We really enjoyed this tour which had the right balance of history and information. Sarah was great and I took on board her advice to look up in Melbourne- you really do miss some great things if you don't as everything isn't at eye level. Hot chocolate was amazing. Loved the small group as its easier to walk about in small numbers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A very informative and interesting tour - I learnt so much !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour on Saturday 25 July was sensational and exquisitely led by Louisa. Hopefully on my next visit to Melbourne I can have an equally enjoyable experience and with a great group again too! M


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

fantastic really enjoyed the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good walking tour of the lanes. Plenty of information given along the way. Excellent food and drink. A must tour for all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Melbourne Lanes Tour was the highlight of our visit to Melbourne. Our guide, Fiona, was a delightful young woman and provided a wealth of information in a relaxed and friendly way. Our coffee stop was certainly worth waiting for! I'd recommend the tour to anyone - even locals who may not know the history of these fascinating areas. Peg Coleman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent! Very knowledgable tour guide. So many histories about Melbourne arcades.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was simply wonderful!. Informative, articulate , lovely guide showing us the best of classy Melbourne.

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