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Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

1. Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

Take a journey through the heart of magnificent Melbourne while indulging your inner chocoholic. Be greeted by a very passionate guide at Chocolate Bar New York where you will receive your chocolate survival kit (map, 'I'm a Chocoholic' badge and bottle of water). Then the mini discovery begins as your guide takes you from plantation to plate. Taste the raw ingredients followed by the only Australian grown chocolate. Be educated on the difference between coverture and compound and get prepared with your tasting techniques for the day. Then the real discovery begins. Visit a wine bar and pair it with a masters handcrafted chocolate, discover some of the finest chocolatiers, talk to the store owners to learn about their personal journey, stop for 10 tastings and enjoy walking in a small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will be full of Melbourne historic knowledge about the famous lanes and beautiful arcades so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open along this decadent walking tour as you don't want to miss anything.

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Melbourne: Murders and Crime - City Ghost Tour

2. Melbourne: Murders and Crime - City Ghost Tour

Let one of Melbourne’s top-rated ghost tour guides take you on the exploration of the haunted and horrific past of Melbourne. Traverse through historic streets that tell tales of their gruesome past and learn of the city’s most haunted sites. Explore and potentially unlock the mystery of one of the world’s most notorious killers. Could the infamous Jack the Ripper have been Melbourne murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming?  Who are the spiritual beings said to inhabit the city? Learn of them, including Dame Nellie Melba’s eerie presence and of her parties that are thrown at one of Melbourne’s most historic venues, The Hotel Windsor, almost a century after her death. Retrace the footsteps of The Singing Strangler, A U.S. marine stationed in Australia during WWII fixated with the voices of young women.  Uncover the ghastly Melbourne underworld and hear salacious stories of prostitution and former opium dens as you wind through Chinatown. Learn the history of the famous Madame Brussels and the politicians and corrupt cops that frequented her establishments. Be led along the Yarra River to relive the story of the most gruesome discovery in Melbourne’s history, the Body in the Box. Learn of the horror find, the morbid response, and the answer to the mystery of the cities most gruesome criminal act. What is the connection between our most haunted pub and Melbourne’s high society? Wind-down after a whirlwind tour with a refreshing beverage at one of Melbourne’s favorite pubs.

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Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

3. Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Melbourne is one of the world's great bar cities, but you'll have hard time finding these bars. Tourists frequent Flinders Street, Swanston Street, and Elizabeth Street — places that can be the worst tourists traps in Melbourne.  To find the truly great bars, you must venture out into the areas your mother told you to avoid — dark, dingy, scary laneways. Inside, you'll find secret speakeasies, some marked only by a simple light post. Some bars masquerade as something else, and access is only granted if you know the secret password.  These bars don't advertise because they don't need to — word of mouth carries their business. To find the best bars of the moment, you need a local with a finger on the pulse of what's hot...  Join your local guide and discover 4 great bars in 3 hours. Get access to drink specials available only for your group. Meet local bartenders and bar owners and hear about what makes them so passionate. Get a special, customized map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty!

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From Melbourne: Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip

4. From Melbourne: Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip

Capture the essence of the Australian coastline and this incredible region in the luxury comfort of a Mercedes Benz custom-fitted tour vehicle with a local guide. See nature's wonders, including the 12 Apostles, and tuck into delicious local food and drinks along the way. In a group of no more than 11 guests you’ll enjoy a personalized door-to-door experience that ensures plenty of leg room on a long journey. During your adventure, your expert guide will help you explore a host of gorgeous locations including the coastal townships of Lorne and Apollo Bay. You’ll stop off for a delicious morning tea at a secluded beach setting before enjoying a guided walk through the ancient Otway rainforest and then feasting on a tasty lunch at a modern cafe in Apollo Bay. After lunch, you’ll marvel at the breathtaking 12 Apostles and magnificent surroundings on the coastline, spotting unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and an array of native birds. All the while your expert guide will share local knowledge about the authentic Australian way of life. The drive back to your city hotel will take the inland route through Colac to round off an unforgettable journey.

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Melbourne Laneways Tour

5. Melbourne Laneways Tour

Immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your visit to Melbourne. Explore the city’s cool laneways on a 2.5-hour tour with a friendly local guide. Discover a selection of secret galleries, hidden shops, and laneway cafés. On this unique walking tour of Melbourne you’ll get a feel for the city that only comes with spending time with a knowledgeable local. During the small-group tour, experience a mix of history, architecture, street art, galleries, shops, interesting stories, and more.

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Melbourne: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

6. Melbourne: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Discover the top sights in Melbourne with an immersive smartphone app tour. Stroll through the city and solve location-based riddles on this walking tour. Admire the traditional Latin cross architecture of St Paul's Cathedral and see the Aquarium on the waterfront. Reveal 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.  Feel the thrill of completing each challenge. Have the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. See the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Complete a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

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From Melnourne: Wilsons Promontory Day Tour

7. From Melnourne: Wilsons Promontory Day Tour

Arrive at Wilsons Promontory and embark on your first hike, a 6.8 kilometer return journey to Mt Oberon. From the summit, you will experience arguably the best coastal views in Victoria. After you return, you will head into Tidal River for lunch and some down time before tackling your second hike to Squeaky Beach via Pillar Point. At every turn expect beautiful turquoise waters and breathtaking mountain views. At Squeaky beach wander on the rounded grains of quartz which make a squeaking sound, giving this popular local beach its name. Wilsons Promontory is full of Australian wildlife so have your cameras ready.

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Lanes and Arcades Tour

8. Lanes and Arcades Tour

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about, and ended up missing everything? Melbourne’s arcades and lanes hide many of these answers. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. Uncover tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with some yummy snacks.  There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See many local stores on this casual stroll and return to those you like best in the afternoon. Make a day of it in marvellous Melbourne. Step inside the opulent Royal Arcade to window-shop the upscale boutiques lining this elegant, old world style indoor avenue. For a modern contrast, admire the vibrant street art along Hosier Lane and other alleys, learning about Melbourne’s robust art scene.  Follow the aromas of roasted coffee beans and fresh-baked goods through a series of charming laneways bursting with small sidewalk cafés and eateries. Enjoy a steaming cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee, and indulge your sweet tooth with a chocolate tasting. Tour numbers are limited to 8 people to ensure a personalized experience. 

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Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

9. Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

Explore the food and wine scene of Melbourne on an exciting culinary walk, and experience a gastronomic culture that borders on the obsessive! Sip a delicious cup of coffee, sample some sublime dumplings and sneak in a sweet treat (or two!) before finishing it all off with a drink at a bar the locals love. Discover some of Melbourne’s hidden highlights, tucked down lanes, alleys and arcades off the main streets. Hear about the history of the city and the future of the city while tasting some delicious morsels along the way. Your expert guide will provide the key to a variety of fun spots. Even locals may discover a few new sites! Go to one of the city's grand 19th-century arcades, and dive down grungy looking alleys filled with street art. Venture into small lanes steeped in local history and filled with cafés and boutique stores. Encounter an underground art gallery, and end with a drink to toast the end of the tour at a bar the locals love! 

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Yarra Valley: Bus Wine Tour with Lunch and a Glass of Wine

10. Yarra Valley: Bus Wine Tour with Lunch and a Glass of Wine

Visit 4 of the regions best wineries in an air-conditioned bus, with a knowledgeable local guide. Stop along the way for panoramic views of the beautiful Yarra Valley, where you will be provided with great photo opportunities. During the tour, you'll enjoy lunch with a glass of wine at one of the stops. Learn about wine production in the region and enjoy wine tasting sessions at all 4 of the wineries visited. Later you'll visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample some delicious chocolate. See for yourself why the Yarra Valley is rated as one of the best wine regions in the world.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 308 reviews

Our guide Suki was very knowledgeable & friendly. The street art was AMAZING!! So great to wander laneways that I have never been up & feel the vibe of each one. Thoroughly recommend this. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking. The studio tour & refreshments at the end adds to the experience of a small tour group & meeting the artists is very interesting.

It was a wonderfully informative and interesting three hours. Enjoyed every minute of it. Cathy was a great guide. Certainly whet the appetite for more exploring next time I visit Melbourne

Born and raised in Melbourne we decided to take the hidden bars tour and had John (an American) take us on our tour and we had a thoroughly good time. Thanks very much John

Excellent tour, unique and interesting bars. The host was very knowledgeable and a pleasant host. There was only two of us in the tour but he made it fun and relaxing.

What a brilliant tour, John was a brilliant guide and the places we went to were outstanding