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Tour code: 3671ARCADES
Explore Melbourne’s charming laneways and opulent arcades with a small-group walking tour. Uncovered tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with morning tea, a chocolate tasting and an optional lunch at a local eatery. Tour numbers are limited to 8 people to ensure a personalized experience.


  • 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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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Arcades and Laneways

Get a local’s perspective into the history, art and culture of Melbourne with this 4-hour, small-group walking tour. Along with an expert guide and no more than 8 people, wander the maze of Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades to discover a treasure trove of unique architecture, art, boutiques and cafés.

Step inside the opulent Royal Arcade to window-shop the upscale boutiques the line this elegant, Old World indoor avenue. For a modern contrast, admire the vibrant street art along Hosier Lane and other alleys while learning about Melbourne’s robust art scene. 

Follow the aromas of roasted coffee beans and fresh-baked goods through a series of charming laneways bursting with small sidewalk cafés and eateries. Enjoy a steaming cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee, and indulge your sweet side with a chocolate tasting. If you choose an optional upgrade, finish your tour with a delicious lunch and glass of wine at a local café. 

You’ll leave your tour with a special goodie bag in hand and many ideas for local spots to revisit on your own. 

Customer Reviews

Emma G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was fantastic!! Luisa was so knowledgable and friendly. The small group format was great. I and #39;ve done tours all around the world but this was def in my top 5. We went to places I would never have found otherwise! Highly recommend this tour

Enriqueto S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour guides. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot of fun facts about Melbourne and it and #39;s quirky history.

Lee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Luisa the guide was fabulous!! I would highly recommend.

Denese M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

An excellent tour. The tour guide Caity was outstanding,knowledgeable,fun,patient and passionate about her city. Would recommend this tour to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Beautiful way to spend morning discovering hidden delights of Melbourne

Mark N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Even though have been to Melbourne and enjoyed the lanes and arcades before, learnt a lot more about them, their history and stories and discovered a few new ones too. Excellent day.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Really helpful and fun. My guide was helpful and informative. The hot chocolate was 8.5/10 which is high for me. I also felt more confident walking around Melbourne after this tour.

stephanie v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

great tour!
Catie was a super guide. It was a good use of time since it was my first visit to Melbourne---interesting, educational and fun all rolled into a few hours. the coffee break was a nice perk too! thank you :
sorry we didn't get our chocolates tho--we all forgot :

Kevin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

loved it. perfect combination of history and culture. Easy walking and seems to hit all the right spots.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We really enjoyed this tour - our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. We went back after the tour to revisit several of the places we had been shown.

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