Tours & activities by Travora Media from Viator

  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $156.59

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Explore Melbourne by river, coach and tram on a full-day tour that shares the best of this vibrant city. See the South Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance, Port Melbourne and more as you sightsee with an informative guide. You also view iconic sports arenas such as Etihad Stadium, the National Tennis Centre and Melbourne Cricket Ground, and travel through pretty suburbs like St Kilda, Prahran and Brighton. Your tour wraps up with a sumptuous 3-course dinner in the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a vintage tram that glides through Melbourne while you dine.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Dinner included
Make your own way to Federation Square to begin your Melbourne tour with a 1-hour Yarra River boat cruise.

Sail by the South Wharf precinct and admire the Polly Woodside, a 3-masted tall ship that was built in Belfast in 1885. Nibble on a gourmet box lunch (see sample menu under Itinerary below) and snap photos of picturesque parks, sporting arenas and more as your onboard guide shares stories about the city’s rich maritime history.

When you return to shore, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach for a 3.5-hour city sightseeing tour with live commentary. Begin at two sites loved by sports fans: Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne Park.

Continue to Kings Domain, a large park which contains the Royal Botanic Gardens and other attractions. Have time to take a stroll around the lake or purchase Devonshire tea before continuing to the nearby Shrine of Remembrance, a memorial to people who perished in the First World War.

Next, drive past the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Docklands and Etihad Stadium. On Bolte Bridge, keep your camera handy for excellent views of the Port of Melbourne and city skyline.

Top off your Melbourne tour at the popular Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a top-rated restaurant-on-wheels located on a historic tramcar. You are welcomed aboard by the maitre d’ and shown to your table for a delicious 3-course dinner served by a professional staff. Savor a delicious meal that features fresh produce and other local ingredients accompanied by a range of beverages from a fully stocked bar (sample menu under Itinerary).

Surrounded by old-world ambiance, you'll dine in style while your tram rolls through South Melbourne, St Kilda, Prahran and Malvern. One-way windows provide privacy and modern amenities ensure a comfortable trip.

Your comprehensive 7-hour tour of Melbourne concludes in the early evening at the end of your tramcar journey.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from Federation Square, corner of Flinders and Russell Street
Departure Time:
12pm
Duration:
7 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Normandy Road (the Tramcar departure point), near the Crown Casino, at approximately 7.15pm

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Pricing information

Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner

Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner
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Inclusions:
  • Experienced tour guide / driver
  • Guided coach tour of Melbourne
  • Yarra River scenic cruise
  • Boxed picnic lunch
  • 3-course dinner aboard the Tramcar Restaurant (Early Dinner)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please confirm lunch choice at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Itinerary:
Yarra River cruise lunch box sample menu (choose one):
  • Focaccia with roast beef, mozzarella, tomato, avocado and basil pesto
  • Chapati wrap with tandoori chicken, red onion, baby spinach and seasonal vegetables
  • Focaccia with eggplant, zucchini, roasted pacific red capsicum, pumpkin, basil pesto
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant sample menu:
Appetizer (choose one):
  • Chicken liver and cognac pate crowned with pink peppercorns
  • Roasted red capsicum dip served with assorted crisp bread
Main Course (choose one):
  • Grilled chicken fillet served on a Mediterranean vegetable risotto with pesto, shaved parmesan and a roasted tomato sauce
  • Victoria-farmed eye fillet of beef resting on a potato and herb rosti, with seasonal vegetables, onion marmalade and rich beef jus
Desserts (choose one):
  • Warm sticky date pudding topped with butterscotch sauce served with cream
  • Vanilla bean panna cotta with crumbled pistachio and sweet cherry syrup
Beverages:
  • Wines: select Victorian red and white wines
  • Bar: beer, whiskey, brandy, gin, vodka, Bacardi rum and dry vermouth
  • Liqueurs: port, cognac, Drambuie, DOM Benedictine, Cointreau and Tia Maria
  • Coffee and tea
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Cba.desiree, June 2016

Services is great , ambience is nice and food is delicious . Highly recommended

Reviewed by: John G, March 2016

This tour was a fantastic introduction to Melbourne. The content of the tour covered almost everything we wanted to do and objects of interest pointed out by the guides on the tour set our list of must dos for the remainder of the time we were in Melbourne. another two full days after the tour All guides and staff were very friendly, had great senses of humour and their knowledge was comprehensive.
We would recommend this tour to everyone.

The tramcar restaurant was also fantastic - from the service, to the sights, to the meal and the atmosphere and vibe - all exceeded our expectations manyfold. It was a wonderful experience and adventure and one we would recommend to everyone. The night was made even more perfect by the exceptional service of Chef John and waiters Ryan and Angela. Their sense of humour and professionalism really topped off a fantastic day.