Melbourne City Discovery Tour

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Book now and uncover the wonders of Melbourne!

Uncover the vibrant and cosmopolitan allure of Melbourne, a city enriched with iconic landmarks, vibrant street art, charming laneways, and a picturesque waterfront. Immerse yourself in its flourishing arts scene, world-class cuisine, nightlife and all whilst savouring panoramic views of this culturally rich destination.

Our guide to Melbourne City Discovery Tour

Join us on a journey to discover the reasons behind Melbourne's prestigious title as "The World's Most Liveable City," as awarded by The Economist Magazine for an impressive seven years in a row.

With a vibrant population exceeding 4 million, Melbourne has undergone a remarkable transformation since its early days as a hub of the gold rush in the 1850s. Today, it stands tall as a city that commands admiration and is on track to become Australia's most populous urban center.

There is so much to see in this diverse city with historical buildings, world-renowned gardens and markets, Australia’s best art museums, multiculturalism, an exciting food scene, sporting stadiums, a lively downtown café scene and the best shopping arcades in the land.

Allow us to provide you with an immersive experience that showcases why Melbourne holds such esteemed regard.

Join your experienced guide as they take you to see some of these remarkable locations:

  • Parliament Hill – Treasury Building, House of Parliament, Windsor Hotel
  • The ‘Paris End’ of Collins St – travel along the Golden Mile and see how the city was laid out during the ‘boom’ period of the 1850’s Gold Rush.
  • Queen Victoria Market – Australia’s largest ‘open air’ market. Home to the city’s freshest fruit and vegetables, the amazing delicatessen and the famous Melbourne ‘fish market’.
  • Lygon Street – Melbourne’s Little Italy and the home of the city’s famed coffee culture.
  • Royal Exhibition Building – UNESCO protected and surrounded by the Carlton Gardens.
  • Sports Precinct – See Australia’s biggest stadiums and learn all about our original game of Australian Rules Football.
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral – Built from bluestone and sandstone, St Patrick’s Cathedral is a leading example of Gothic-revival architecture.
  • Royal Botanical Gardens –  home of rare and beautiful plants, breathtaking landscapes and iconic buildings. Visit the Ornamental Lake during a stop here.
  • Federation Square – Melbourne’s central square with its modern Architecture, surrounding Flinders St Station & St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • St Kilda – Melbourne’s most popular beach-side suburb including Luna Park, the St Kilda Pier, Catani Gardens & the famous Esplanade Hotel. Travel along Port Phillip Bay to view mansions, historic sea baths and Luna Park’s eye-catching rides in this beautiful seaside suburb.
  • Albert Park – expansive parklands & sporting fields as well as the location of Melbourne’s Formula One Grand Prix circuit.
  • The Shrine of Remembrance – Victoria’s spectacular national war memorial. Built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, it now serves as a memorial to Australians who served in global conflicts throughout our nation’s history. Walk to the top to see stunning views of Melbourne.
  • Melbourne’s Arts Precinct – one of the great creative and cultural destinations in the world including the National Gallery of Victoria, Victorian College of the Arts & Hamer Hall.

Departs:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays year-round from outside the Melbourne Immigration Museum at the corner of Flinders Street & Market Street, Melbourne. This tour does not operate on 25th December.

Start times:

Departure time is 9:00am from April – September and 10:00am from October - March

Duration:

Around 3.5 hours. 

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Melbourne City Discovery Tour

  • This tour uses smaller air-conditioned buses, allowing access to many areas not available to the larger coaches as well as providing a personal touch with the benefits of a small group environment.
  • There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 24 persons on each departure.
  • Please note that itineraries are subject to change without notice.
  • No prams, strollers, luggage or large bags are permitted onboard the touring vehicles due to a lack of appropriate storage space.
  • Children aged between 0-15 years pay a child price.
  • Children 0-4 years: To ensure our guest’s health & safety, all children aged 4 years and under must be securely fastened in a baby seat. These seats are provided by us at no additional charge. This is a condition of carriage as we strictly prohibit children from sitting on a parent's lap while the tour vehicle is in motion. Parents or guardians bear the responsibility to make sure their child remains seated and properly secured throughout the duration of the tour.
  • For children aged between 5-8 years, we offer an optional booster seat. This is available by request only and arrangements must be made prior to the tour's departure. Please understand that once requested and placed in the vehicle, the booster seat cannot be removed during the day.
  • This tour picks up from a single departure location (from outside the Melbourne Immigration Museum at the corner of Flinders Street & Market Street, Melbourne), so hotel pick-ups are not included.
  • Please bring appropriate footwear & clothing for walking, snacks and a water bottle.
  • Go West Tours reserves the right to alter fares, inclusions, and vehicles, use other accredited tour operators during peak season, and may cancel tours in unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tour operation or alterations to itineraries may occur due to road or weather conditions, natural disasters, strikes, public holidays, accommodation availability, and/or other factors. The company gives no guarantee as to the exact arrival or departure times of tours as circumstances beyond our control may influence this.
  • Go West Tours must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before the tour. Failing to advise us, may result in us refusing to accept the booking. We may also refuse to travel if we feel that the tour chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator before 24 hours of your chosen activity date. Guest cancellations within 24 hours of tour departure or failure to take up a tour for any reason will result in 100% forfeiture of the tour fare.

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