• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 70.72 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

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

Eng Chuan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

Nawal C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Delphine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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

Ian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Loved this tour which was very informative and entertaining!

Eve D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Janine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour, great guide. Hank was amazing! We totally enjoyed our day.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very Good

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

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