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5 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Spend a delightful morning exploring top Melbourne sights from aboard a comfortable coach. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your informative driver and guide as you explore highlights such as the Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Parliament House and Cook’s Cottage. To extend your sightseeing, upgrade to an optional 1-hour cruise along the scenic Yarra River.
  • 3.5-hour Melbourne sightseeing tour with optional Yarra River cruise
  • See Parliament House, the largest 19th century building in Australia
  • Enjoy views of Melbourne's historic architecture, world-famous sporting arenas, and city skyline
  • Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens
  • Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market, the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Upgrade with an optional 1-hour Yarra River cruise
This tour is a great introduction for anyone visiting Melbourne for the first time. Even repeat visitors are likely to learn something new! After morning hotel pickup in a comfortable coach, drive down Collins Street for a look at the upscale shops and commercial bustle of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Around this area you’ll also see cultural landmarks including the Princess and Regent Theaters, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the impressive architectural complex of Federation Square.

Take in some of the city’s beautiful green spaces, including the riverside Royal Botanic Gardens, where you’ll disembark for a walk around. Also visit charming Fitzroy Gardens, home to Captain Cook’s Cottage. Originally built in 1755, the famous seafarer’s home was dismantled in England and shipped stone by stone to Melbourne, making it the oldest building in Australia.

Stroll along stalls loaded with fresh regional produce, clothing and knickknacks at the historic Queen Victoria Market. Then, get a glimpse of Melbourne’s robust sporting culture as you cruise by the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the Australian Grand Prix track inside Albert Park and Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open. You’ll stop at the Shrine of Remembrance, where Melbournians pay their respects to Australian war veterans.

After around 3.5 hours, your driving tour concludes with impressive views of the city skyline from across Bolte Bridge. If you like, purchase an optional upgrade to continue your tour with a 1-hour cruise along the Yarra River. From aboard a comfortable riverboat, you’ll float through the heart of the city past historic landmarks, river gardens and modern skyscrapers.

Alternatively, after your tour you have the option to visit the Eureka Tower Observation Deck. In less than 40 seconds you will arrive at Level 88 in the fastest lift in the Southern Hemisphere and be amazed by the views of Melbourne from the floor to ceiling windows.

See Itinerary for a list of hotel pickup times.


Hotel Pickups:

7:45am     AAT Kings Office – Corner Flinders & Russell Streets

7:05am     Adara East Apartments
7:25am     Adina Grand Apartments
7:15am     Atlantis Hotel
6:50am     Bayside Eden
6:50am     Bayview on the Park
6:50am     Como Hotel
7:20am     Crown Metropol
7:15am     Crown Promenade
7:20am     Crown Towers
7:25am     Crowne Plaza Hotel (at top of ramp)
7:05am     Downtowner On Lygon
7:00am     Hilton Southwharf
7:20am     Hotel Sophia
6:00am     Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
7:00am     Ibis Swanston Street
7:35am     Intercontinental Hotel (Collins St Entrance)
7:25am     Kings Street Backpackers
7:10am     Langham Hotel
7:05am     Magnolia Court
7:40am     Mantra on Russell
7:20am     Mantra on the Park
7:30am     Marriott Hotel
7:10am     Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
7:35am     Mercure Grand on Swanston (Reception Desk)
6:55am     Mercure Pullman Albert Park
7:10am     Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:35am     Mercure Welcome (Reception Desk)
7:10am     Miami Hotel
7:35am     Novotel Collins
6:40am     Novotel St Kilda
7:35am     Oaks on Market
7:25am     Park Hyatt
7:05am     Pullman on the Park
7:15am     Radisson Flagstaff
7:40am     Rendezvous Hotel
7:30am     Rydges Melbourne
7:00am     Seasons Botanical
7:15am     Sofitel Hotel
7:20am     Stamford Plaza
7:05am     Travel Inn Carlton
7:05am     Travelodge Docklands
7:10am     Vibe Savoy
7:20am     Windsor Hotel
7:00am     YHA Metro (Corner of Howard & Courtney Street)

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Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

The itinerary on the tour details portion wasn't followed. We only went down at the Melbourne Museum, Fitzroy gardens, and Shrine of Remembrance. Did not walk around Royal Botanic Gardens or Queen Victoria Market. Pretty much just sat in the coach the entire time. The Yarra River Cruise was disappointing as well. Tour guide was nice and friendly though.

, Jun 2018


, Apr 2018

Standard city bus tour. Informational, but too much time spent at locations rather than giving a sense of the city.

, Mar 2018

very enjoyable

, Mar 2018

Awesome! We loved it, a great way to see the city.

, Feb 2018

Good way to get acquainted with Melbourne. Our bus driver was very at pointing interesting sites.

, Feb 2018

Tour provided a good overview of the city the tour guide was knowledgeable and answered questions of those on the tour. We took the additional optional Yarra Cruise which was also good, providing a different perspective of the city. The only niggles we had were the transfer from hotel to starting point - we hadn't realised that we would be collected and then taken to an alternative starting point at which we had a small wait before the tour commenced. In order to transfer to the river trip we were dropped at the original starting point and then escorted on foot to the river cruise starting point - this was no problem to us but it hadn't been clear and if you did have difficulty in walking, and at a pace set by the majority, then this could have been challenging. The trip represented good value and these are only minor niggles it was well worth doing and enabled us to see more than we would have been able to in the short time we had available.

, Feb 2018

This tour was great. Very informative, bus very comfortable and guide very friendly. Well worth the small fee we paid.

, Dec 2017

This was a great tour with lots of information about the city. They timed it perfectly so that we could enjoy the daily Service at the Shrine of Remembrance. We added on the Yarra Cruise which we all enjoyed thoroughly. It's only about an hour but the cruise guide gave a different perspective about the port and we took great pictures of the diverse architecture in Melbourne.

, Nov 2017

good way to know where you are and get your bearings

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