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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2230M1
Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to take in highlights such as Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and enjoy time to explore some sites by foot. If you choose, continue your sightseeing from a cruise along the Yarra River in the heart of the city.

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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
Board your comfortable coach, sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you on a 3.5-hour tour through Melbourne. See local landmarks and hear informative commentary about the city’s history and architecture.

Drive along  tree-lined Collins Street to take in the city's major shopping strip and business center. Travel past architectural landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral, the Princess and Regent Theaters, Melbourne Town Hall, and Federation Square.

Stretch your legs with time for a short stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, an extensive stretch of exquisite greenery on the banks of the Yarra River. Visit Fitzroy Gardens and make an optional visit to tiny Captain Cook's Cottage, which was dismantled brick by brick then shipped from England!

Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market, which spreads over two blocks and features all sorts of food items as well as clothing, cosmetics, and souvenirs. Then snap pics of sports locales including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Tennis Open. You also catch sight of Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix.

Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria's memorial to Australian war veterans. Then cross the Bolte Bridge for views of the city skyline.

After your Melbourne city tour ends, have the option of continuing your exploration of Melbourne with a 1-hour narrated Yarra River boat cruise. Glide through the heart of the city, past picturesque gardens, parks and famous sporting arenas, getting another perspective on Melbourne from the beautiful Yarra River.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Melbourne hotels
OR
Federation Square
Departure Time:
8:10am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:
Concludes at 11:45am (tour only) or 1pm (tour with cruise)

Pricing information

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Tour Only
Code: M1

Melbourne City Sights Tour departing Melbourne at 8:10am. Hotel pickup from centrally located Melbourne hotels. Concludes at approximately 11:45am

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$55.98
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Tour with Cruise
Code: M1C

Melbourne City Sights Tour departing Melbourne at 8:10am. Hotel pickup from centrally located Melbourne hotels. Includes Yarra River Cruise. Concludes at approximately 1pm

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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise

Melbourne City

Inclusions:
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Sightseeing cruise (If option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Itinerary:
Hotel Pickups:
7:25am Adina Grand Apartments
7:10am Atlantis Hotel
6:50am Bayside Eden
6:50am Bayview on the Park
7:00am Charsfield Hotel
7:15am Clarian Gateway Suites
7:10am Comfort Inn & Suites Flagstaff City(Dudley St)
6:45am Cosmopolitan
7:20am Crowne Metropol
7:05am Crowne Plaza
7:15am Crowne Promenade
7:20am Crowne Towers
7:05am Downtowner on Lygon
7:10am Eastern Townhouse
7:15am Hilton on the Park
7:00am Hilton Southwharf
7:20am Holiday Inn Flinders
7:10am Hotel Discovery
7:25am Hotel Sofia
7:25am Ibis Styles Kingsgate
7:30am Ibis Therry St
7:15am Intercontinental (Flinders Lane Entrance)
7:25am Kings St Backpackers
7:10am Langham Hotel
7:10am Magnolia Court
7:05am Mantra on Jolimont
7:35am Mantra on Russell
7:20am Mantra on the Park
7:30am Marriott Hotel
7:30am Mercure Grand Swanston
7:15am Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:10am Miami Motor Inn
7:05am Novotel Collins
6:40am Novotel Bayside
7:20am Oaks on Market
7:25am Park Hyatt
6:55am Parkview
7:25am Quest On William
7:15am Radisson Flagstaff
7:40am Rendezvous
7:20am Rydges Melbourne
7:00am Rydges on Swanston, Carlton
7:00am Seasons Botanical
7:15am Sofitel Hotel
7:25am Stamford Plaza
7:05am Travelodge Docklands
7:15am Vibe Savoy
7:10am Westin
7:15am Windsor Hotel
7:00am YHA Metro (Queensberry)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Vicki V, July 2014

What doesn't Geoff our driver and guide know about Melbourne. It was great to have a look around the city area to get an idea of how many places there are to be enjoyed. There are so many wonderful activities and a lot of them are within easy access to the city.

Reviewed by: MG Tapscott T, June 2014

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour of Melbourne. Our driver was very friendly and informative. The coach was comfortable and would certainly book other tours through you again.Thanks for making it an enjoyable day.

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Tour code: 2230M1