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Get a great introduction to Melbourne with this full-day tour that combines three unique types of city transport. Cruise down the Yarra River for a glimpse of Melbourne’s aquatic attractions, then hop aboard a coach for a sightseeing tour of the city’s athletic and cultural highlights. End the day with a delicious three-course dinner aboard a historic tramcar while the ‘restaurant on wheels’ rolls through Melbourne’s charming suburbs.


  • 7-hour sightseeing tour of Melbourne with Yarra River cruise, coach tour and historic tram ride with dinner
  • See historic ships, renovated wharves and learn about the city's maritime history during the Yarra River cruise
  • Visit Kings Domain to walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens and Shrine Of Remembrance
  • Stop for great photo ops of the bathing boxes at Brighton beach and many other sights
  • See famous sports venues and national monuments
  • Discover shopping districts in fashionable suburbs like St Kilda, Prahran and Elwood
  • Includes a gourmet box lunch during the river cruise and a 3-course dinner on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant tour

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What You Can Expect

Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner

Colonial Tramcar, Best of Melbourne City Tour

Discover Melbourne’s many delights on this tour that never stops moving! Meet your guide at Federation Square, and then hop aboard a boat for a 1-hour cruise down the Yarra River. Take in the passing sights of historic wharves, modern skyscrapers and lovely river gardens as you glide down the mellow currents. Enjoy a gourmet box lunch during the ride (see Itinerary below for a sample lunch menu).

At the end of your cruise, hop aboard an air-conditioned coach for an informative, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of Melbourne’s urban highlights. Your driver will provide commentary as you drive by attractions like the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Tennis Centre, the Shrine of Remembrance, Arts Centre Melbourne and Docklands. 

Stretch your legs at Kings Domain, home of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Stroll through the lovely park and refresh with Devonshire tea if you like (own expense).

In the evening, take a seat aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant — a popular ‘restaurant on wheels’ built inside a vintage cable car. Relish the elegant surroundings and a delicious three-course meal featuring local produce and your choice of beverages from a well-stocked bar (see Itinerary for a sample menu). As you dine, the tramcar will roll through the pretty suburbs of South Melbourne, Prahan, St Kilda and Malvern for a truly memorable meal.


Customer Reviews

claire W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We had beautiful weather the cruise and lunch on the Yarra was excellent, high tide and a entertaining captain made the cruise a joy, the coach tour around sights of Melbourne was good, the Botanic Gardens are spectacular, and to top it off our dinner on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant was amazing, the food we had the Beef was so yummy, and of course can't ignore the lovely deserts and very lovely wines, all in all we had a very enjoyable tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who visits Melbourne.

Michael E K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and food, but especially the entertainment by our Chef Joe! He made a big deal over fellow traveler Simon, singing his birthday song, plus a lot more in a fabulous operatic voice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was wonderful. The food was delicious and the staff were great.

herbie2448 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great way to pack in a lot of Melbourne in a short time. I had tried to book the Tram Dining but found it was booked out. It was still available through this Viator deal plus we got the Yarra cruise and guided tour by bus of Melbourne and its surrounds.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Services is great , ambience is nice and food is delicious . Highly recommended

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was a fantastic introduction to Melbourne. The content of the tour covered almost everything we wanted to do and objects of interest pointed out by the guides on the tour set our list of must dos for the remainder of the time we were in Melbourne. another two full days after the tour All guides and staff were very friendly, had great senses of humour and their knowledge was comprehensive.
We would recommend this tour to everyone.

The tramcar restaurant was also fantastic - from the service, to the sights, to the meal and the atmosphere and vibe - all exceeded our expectations manyfold. It was a wonderful experience and adventure and one we would recommend to everyone. The night was made even more perfect by the exceptional service of Chef John and waiters Ryan and Angela. Their sense of humour and professionalism really topped off a fantastic day.

Clare E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The boat tour was interesting. Our bus driver Russell did a fantastic bus tour of the city. The tour bus was small which was nice and we got off at a few stops to stretch our legs and check out the city. The best part was the tram car dinner. Fabulous food in a very funky refurbished tramcar with great staff chef Joe and his crew and an open bar!!

Steven L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Another must do experience. Tour interesting but difficult to hear the commentary on the river cruise. The speakers seems too weak for the loud engine noise. Packed lunch very tasty and filling. The tramcar experience was the highlight with excellent food and service throughout.

dianne m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013


Aleksandar V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

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