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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


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 a stop for coffee or 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 a cup of coffee or 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
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.


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, Jan 2019

Recommend taking this tour your first day (or at the beginning of your stay) in Melbourne. Our guide Jes was terrific!! We had an outstanding time learning all about the city’s laneways and history of Melbourne. We even tested our local friends to see if they knew some of the tidbits that Jes shared with us, and most did not. This was a highly enjoyable experience and Jes gave a wonderful overview at the start of the tour and clearly explained everything we saw and were to see along the way. The stop at Koko Black was delightful. Jes’ enthusiasm and knowledge were excellent, making this one of our top tours here in Australia. We highly recommend this tour and hopefully you will get Jes as your guide. After the tour ended we headed back to explore the laneways, stores and restaurants we had passed by on the tour and even rearranged our plans the next day to see more of what Jes had exposed us to. This tour enhanced our time in Melbourne tremendously.

, Dec 2018

I travel solo because I don't like to be herded in a group. That is why these small walking tours are such fun. You have a knowledgeable guide who really know their city and enjoys showing it off. You have the opportunity to ask questions and get the little bits that really give you the flavor of the city. Great Fun!!!

, Oct 2018

This walking tour in Melbourne is simply a must! The two very nice and knowledgeable guides will take you through amazing hidden lanes and arcades of the city which you may miss if you do it on your own. It is well worth it as you will learn many interesting things about Melbourne and also will be entertained by the good taste jokes and fun facts. Once we took the tour we went back to some of the places to enjoy more time. Book in advance and enjoy!

, Apr 2018

Excellent walking tour by our guide Luisa. She was informative on the history of Melbourne, told us interesting stories of the lanes and arcades we visited. Highly recommended for visitors to Melbourne.

, Mar 2018

Great tour showcasing passages and stores one would easily overlook not knowing where they lead.
Paul was a great tour guide full of balanced information about history, facts and anatidotes about
Melbourne. Highly recommend.

, Feb 2018

It was great ,loved the small hot chocolat ever .
The guide was very nice and knowledgeable.

, Feb 2018

Our guide Jess was amazing. We live in Melbourne and took overseas guests. We were taken to places we would have never got to if we didn’t do this tour. I highly recommend it to both locals and visitors

, Feb 2018

A unexpectedly informative and enjoyable experience -- showing the true Melbourne and why it is repeatedly rated as the world's most livable city. Guide Rachhel was charming and knowledgeable, with a wealth of amusing stories.

, Feb 2018

Loved this tour which was very informative and entertaining!

, Jan 2018

Wonderful way to get a sense of Melbourne. Fiona is fabulous!

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