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Get a great introduction to the history and culture of Melbourne on this guided half-day city tour by coach. See highlights of the city’s bustling Central Business District, and cruise by sporting landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium. Stretch your legs at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and take in the modern energy of the city’s revitalized Docklands area. Venture as far as St Kilda and Brighton, where you can snap photos of the beachy suburb’s iconic colorful bathing boxes. 

Highlights

  • 4-hour afternoon Melbourne sightseeing tour by coach
  • Learn about arts and history at the the Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens and see the Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Snap photos of the city and port from Bolte Bridge
  • Stroll around the vibrant suburb of St Kilda, perhaps purchasing a treat at one its famous European-style patisseries
  • Drive through the fashionable Elwood and Brighton areas and stop for photo ops at the Brighton bathing boxes
  • Get insider tips on the best of Melbourne from your knowledgeable guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

Brighton bathing boxes, Melbourne

Get a great dose of Melbourne’s history, art and culture on this packed afternoon tour. Enjoy hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your local driver and guide will provide interesting background and commentary on sites throughout the tour. To start, take in views of the beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the National Tennis Center, two of the sport-loving city’s popular venues. 

In the Domain Parklands area, see the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens built along the banks of the Yarra River. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, where Melbournians pay their respects to Australia’s war veteran. Get a sense of the city’s performing arts scene as you pass by the cluster of theaters that make up Arts Center Melbourne, and take in the hip scene at the up-and-coming Docklands area. 

After crossing Bolte Bridge, enjoy fantastic views of the city skyline before continuing on to the beachside suburb of St Kilda. Pop in at a local patisserie for a sweet treat and coffee (own expense), and get your camera ready for the colorfully painted bathing boxes in Brighton. 

On the return drive to central Melbourne, admire the historic buildings in the suburb of Prahan and get a glimpse of Albert Park, home of the Australian Grand Prix. At the end of your approximately 4-hour tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the door of your hotel in the early evening. 

Customer Reviews

Gayle V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Had a great time. Our Driver was really informative and thoughtful. If you want an easy afternoon then this is Definitely a must do.

Su Ying F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Eliveth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a tour well spent. Although, I would have liked a bit more stops along the way. Overall, a great quick tour of the City of Melbourne.

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, plenty of time to explore at key stops.
William our driver was excellent...the right balance of input

We almost goofed on pick up times, failing to read the not so small print, that hotel pick ups were well in advance of tour start time. Maybe this should be in BOLD BLOCK

Mrs J H H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I enjoyed this tour and it was really interesting to get away from the city centre as well as seeing important parts of the inner city.

GARY E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Brilliant - A must when visiting Melbourne

Maggy New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I enjoyed this afternoon tour - you see a lot - again its nice to get out into the country side. Stunning views from Shrine of Remembrance. Would strongly recommend.

Denis P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

the tour was very interesting and informative. Our coach driver William was very well versed on the content of the tour and was very helpful to all passengers

Michael M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Jennifer E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Nice leisurely trip. A few stops for pictures.. Good way to spend an afternoon if you want to see around Melbourne. Very clean bus and great driver.

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