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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

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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Arcades and Laneways

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.

Customer Reviews

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Loved this tour. A great way of learning about the history of Melbourne and those tucked away little locations and food places. A must do tour!

Chloe T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The guide is very friendly and she was able to tell us many interesting history of Melbourne at every turn or corner. Highly recommended!

Heather R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour. Very informative and lovely chocolate treat!

Vernon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an amazing tour and our Guide was so much fun and knowledgeable. What a wonderful way to get to know some hidden gems of Central Melbourne. The laneway street art was amazing to see. The hot chocolate was sooooo good. My husband really enjoyed the Chilli hot chocolate. This tour is a not to miss tour for anyone visiting Melbourne!!!!!! Very professional compared to some others we seen along the way!!!! We had the best time and wished it didn't have to end!!

Marion N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Glad we did the tour. Gave us some interesting insight into the history of Melbourne.

Frank R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great loved it Danae was awesome . Meet some lovely people. Anyone going to Melbourne or living in Melbourne should do it.Sandy

Delys M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really enjoyable and informative walk. Our guide jess was enthusiastic, passionate and friendly. Highly recommend the walk.

Belinda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved every minute of the tour

david s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great way to spend a few hours in Melbourne, Tour Guide Rachel was fantastic with just the right amount of information to keep you interested...... david and anne


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour and a great way to be introduced to the city of Melbourne. Our tour guide was fantastic and because they ensure it is a small group there was a total of 5 people on my tour our guide was able to make it a more personal experience. Definitely recommend doing this tour.

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