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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise, and enjoy Melbourne's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square. This is a great activity for those who have been to Melbourne before and are looking for a new way to enjoy the city.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Melbourne dinner cruise
  • Travel along the Yarra River on the Spirit of Melbourne
  • Admire the city’s twinkling skyline as it lights up the riverfront
  • Pass by attractions like Federation Square, Flinders Station and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal and attentive onboard service
  • Premium wine, bubbly, beer and spirits included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A classy cruise along the Yarra River with first-class food, warm service and sparkling views — and the drinks keep flowing all evening! Make sure to select your main course when you book.

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What You Can Expect

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne — your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river.

As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park.

Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur.

Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade.

Sample menu (subject to change)
Please note: You MUST select your main course at time of booking. Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs.

Tasting platter:
  • Smoked kangaroo with a red cabbage and cranberry jelly
  • Shredded chicken tossed through a sesame glass-noodle salad
  • Prawn and scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce
  • Roast pumpkin, spinach and feta pappardelle pasta served with a Napolitano sauce (vegetarian)

Main course (choice of one):
  • Chicken breast marinated and char-grilled in a basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy skinned salmon fillet served with saffron mayonnaise alongside roast potatoes and a mixed leaf salad
  • Char-grilled beef eye fillet garnished with a prawn sitting on a potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini with a creamy garlic jus (served medium)
  • Seared pork loin served with roasted potatoes, carrots and capsicum with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil
  • Baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad (vegetarian)

Dessert and cheese tasting plates:
  • Selection of fine desserts to share
  • Selection of Australian cheeses served with biscuits and nuts

Coffee, tea and chocolates:
  • Served with your choice of a port or liqueur

Beverage options:
  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Comprehensive range of spirits
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The food was delicious and the staff was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The food was delicious and the staff was great

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Tour code: 3013DINNER

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