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Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3998_392
Explore Melbourne on an afternoon coach tour of the outskirts of the CBD and also visit the inner suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Elwood. See vibrant shopping and restaurant districts in the Docklands, Chapel St in Prahran, and Acland and Fitzroy Streets in St Kilda. Get photo ops at the Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the Ornamental Lake, then glimpse the city's love of sports at Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Tennis Centre and Etihad Stadium. Your local guide shares insider knowledge for a great introduction to lively Melbourne.


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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
After pickup from your hotel, start your coach tour by taking in two important sites of the sports-loving city: Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne Park.

Continue to the Domain Parklands area which includes the Royal Botanic Gardens. Established in 1846 along the south bank of the Yarra River, the gardens are one of the world’s best examples of Victorian-era landscaping. Next door is Kings Domain, which contains the Shrine of Remembrance, initially created to memorialize the many soldiers who died in the First World War; now it includes subsequent wars.

Next, pass by the Arts Centre Melbourne, a complex of theaters and concert halls featuring a variety of top-notch performers. Then drive to the Docklands, an area along Victoria Harbour that has recently evolved into a vibrant mix of residences, restaurants, shops and public space. See Etihad Stadium, headquarters for the Australian Football League and also host to cricket, soccer and rugby matches. Then cross Bolte Bridge to take in spectacular views of the city and Port of Melbourne.

Motor southeast to the cosmopolitan suburb of St Kilda where you can purchase an afternoon tea or coffee in one of many delicious patisseries along Acland Street, then visit Fitzroy Street’s vibrant mix of funky bars, restaurants and shops.

Continue driving a little further to the fashionable suburbs of Elwood and Brighton. Stop for a photo op at the colorful Brighton bathing boxes, used by generations of beachgoers.

On your way back to central Melbourne, roll through bustling Chapel Street and the suburb of Prahran, which boasts plenty of heritage-listed buildings. Then pass by Albert Park, where the Australian Grand Prix is held annually. Your tour ends when you are returned to your hotel in the early evening.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Centrally located Melbourne hotels
Federation Square
Departure Time:

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.

4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm

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Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

Melbourne City Afternoon Tour, Shrine of Remembrance

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Free wifi available on-board the coach
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Eliveth S, August 2015

It was a tour well spent. Although, I would have liked a bit more stops along the way. Overall, a great quick tour of the City of Melbourne.

Reviewed by: John W, June 2015

Great tour, plenty of time to explore at key stops.
William our driver was excellent...the right balance of input

We almost goofed on pick up times, failing to read the not so small print, that hotel pick ups were well in advance of tour start time. Maybe this should be in BOLD BLOCK

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Tour code: 3998_392