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Experience two top-selling Melbourne tours and save 20% with this super saver pass! Explore the city’s history and highlights with a 3-hour sightseeing tour by coach. Then, journey to Phillip Island for an up-close encounter with amazing Australian wildlife. See koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre, and watch hundreds of fairy penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle across the sand during the famous Penguin Parade.
  • Combine two unforgettable Melbourne tours for a discounted price
  • Relax on a city sightseeing tour and see top Melbourne attractions like St Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens
  • Visit Melbourne's best arcades and laneways including Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Explore incredible sites at the Phillip Island Nature Park: The Nobbies, Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre
  • See the world’s smallest penguins at Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Stand in a Penguins Plus viewing area on Summerland Beach and see little penguins up close

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Explore the best of the city and country and enjoy 20% savings when you book two popular Melbourne tours together. Get a great introduction to Melbourne’s history and attractions with a 3-hour morning sightseeing tour aboard a comfortable coach, which will take you past attractions like the Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square and the city’s iconic laneways.
Later, take an afternoon tour to Phillip Island for a koala encounter and a VIP seat at the beloved Penguin Parade. You can opt to complete both tours in the same day, or take the Phillip Island tour within 7 days of the Melbourne sightseeing tour. See Itinerary below for complete details.

Itinerary

Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours):
Start your tour with pickup by air-conditioned coach from your central Melbourne hotel or, alternatively, meet your guide in Federation Square. Hear about Melbourne's world-class sporting events like the Australian Open Tennis Championships and the Melbourne Cup horse race, and the city’s vibrant markets, cafes and galleries.

As you drive through the downtown streets, watch out for top Melbourne attractions like St Patrick’s Cathedral and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pass the hustle and bustle of Queen Victoria Market and visit the iconic Fitzroy Gardens (own expense) – home to Captain Cook’s Cottage.

Take in the Docklands – Australia’s premium waterfront development – and enjoy the drive over Bolte Bridge for spectacular city views. Your tour also takes you on a stroll through Chinatown and includes a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways.

Your morning tour ends at Federation Square or your hotel. If you choose to do both tours on the same day, you’ll have a 2-hour break before your next tour starts in the early afternoon.

Phillip Island Trip Including Penguin Parade (10 hours):
Leave your Melbourne hotel by air-conditioned coach with free WiFi on-board, and head southeast to Western Port – the gateway to Phillip Island. After passing through the maritime fishing village of San Remo, cross the bridge and begin your visit of this enchanting little island.

Phillip Island Nature Park is one of southern Australia’s highlights. On a tour with your guide, visit the park’s best sites like the Nobbies headland, home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony; Churchill Island for afternoon tea (not included) , where you’ll see kangaroos and wallabies roaming freely around the vast site; the Koala Conservation Centre; and the wetlands for a spot of bird watching (April to October only). Your tour will stop for dinner (own expense) either before or after the tour’s highlight – the Penguin Parade!

Stand on floodlit Summerland Beach in the general viewing zone – right next to the main path of penguins. This area is limited to 190 people, ensuring the best views of the little penguins coming in from the waves and waddling towards their burrows. Relax with a drink as you watch them hopping along the sand, and learn about their life on the island from the informative displays on-site.

After their nightly ritual has taken place, enjoy some time at leisure here. Perhaps wander over to see the penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk or check out the Visitor’s Centre.

Meet your guide back on the coach at the prearranged time, and then head back to your Melbourne hotel where your tour ends.

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L
, Jan 2018

The city tour was very interesting and informative. The Phillip Island tour unfortunately had a glitch as the bus broke down and wouldn't start at our first stop of the tour which caused some anxiety amongst a few passengers who were afraid they'd miss the penguin parade and wouldn't be able to reschedule because they were leaving the next day. Fortunately, after an hour delay they were able to resolve the problem but we missed the next stop on the tour. The bus driver was very apologetic but it certainly wasn't his fault for the mechanical problem. The rest of the trip went smoothly and we were able to enjoy the rest of the day. Even with the incident I would still highly recommend the tour.

C
, Jan 2018

Really enjoyed our day. Penguins are adorable.

d
, Sep 2017

it was just fantastic good team work starting from Russels and then very cleverly continued by James tall talkative very entertaining provided vital correct information about the tour it was good weather seen koalas and penguins ..Amazing indeed..worth while value to ur money

j
, May 2017

Great tour. Well organised, A long day but well worthwhile. Tour guides very knowledgeble

a
, Apr 2017

The city tour was pretty boring because of the guide, i was falling asleep with his monotonous voice but the other parts were great- the cruise and the koala sanctuary

S
, Mar 2017

City Tour: This is a combination of drive around and walking. It gives a quick snapshot of the city and as such, I would definitely recommend this to someone who doesn't have the time to explore the city on their own. We had Ian as the drive-around guide and he was very knowledgeable and funny. The walking part through the shopping arcades wasn't great, though - could've been better executed.

The Philip island tour is phenomenal and the little penguins walking by are just the sweetest things ever. The tour takes you to Churchill island and the Philip Island in the evening and the entire drive plus the island stops are very scenic and afford excellent photo ops.
Our tour guide was Deb and she is just the most fantastic tour guide I've had till date. Very knowledgeable, very involved and very forthcoming. Her narration through the evening was an absolute pleasure!

Special Tip:
1. The tour ends late at night - Back to city by 11 pm
2. Photography is not allowed at the penguin parade

K
, Jan 2017

There was so much to this tour than I thought. There were extra stops along way, included in price, this tour gave me seat in Peguin Plus at Phillip Island which is a bit better than General seats on the beach.

D
, Dec 2016

You get a lot for your money with this tour but try to break it up into two days. I was picked up at around 7am and did not get back to the hotel until 1am. The city tour was okay but I wish they had an open top bus or windows that open so that you can take photos as you go and get better views of the city. The tour of the arcades took about 45 minutes was pointless. That could have been a much better walking tour, maybe stopping at 1 arcade then seeing a bunch of other buildings. Additionally, our walking tour guide seemed nervous or unsure of herself. She spoke very quietly and without any enthusiasm. We also stopped at one of the gardens, which was quite pretty, and at Queen Victoria Market which I would not have gotten to see otherwise. However, if you are staying in the CBD in Melbourne, just hop on a free tram and go around the city yourself. Don't bother with the tour.
We had about a 1 hour break for lunch, which was actually one of the best parts of the day. Stopping at Federation Square, I took the time to walk along the Yarra River and take in some of the architecture up close. Then we left for Phillip Island which was about 1 1/2 hrs away. We stopped first at a farm for 1 hour. Many people seemed very interested in the cows and sheep and chickens but I have seen all that before in the US. Then we sent to a koala reserve which was nice. You will definitely see koalas there- some very close up. Then you go to the penguin area and have dinner. Options for food are very few and none were particularly good. You have time to walk the boardwalk and take in some beautiful coastal views before heading to the penguin parade. You will be really glad to get on the Penguin Plus platform because the main viewing area is bleacher seats and it is PACKED. Sixty percent of the penguins go past the Plus platform area so you get a great up close view of them. All that said, there was nothing truly exciting about the day. I don't know what I was expecting but there was nothing that just took my breath away. The penguins are cute but I don't know... it was a really late night and a long drive and felt rather anti-climatic to finally see them.

H
, Nov 2016

Melbourne tour was thorough and covered many places in the time. Lovely tour guides, especially taking us to some main arcades with great historical information. The penguin tour was wonderful experience, but made for a very long day, as back at my hotel near midnight.

F
, Sep 2016

Wonderful tour! The Penguins were so cute and adorable. Our guides for both tours were informative and friendly. They made all the instructions and infiamruin very clear, and they were both helpful to make sure we got the most of the tour. Enjoyable and worth every penny!


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