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Melbourne 3-Hour Small Group Tour

1. Melbourne 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Take a 3-hour tour of Melbourne in a small group to get the best of the city. The tour covers a good part of the city and the inner suburbs, including the elegant city center, with all the glory of the 19th-Century architecture from the time of the Gold Rush to the time of Federation and beyond. Listen to stories of the men and women who made the city one of the greatest in the world. Live guides are available in English, Spanish, Italian, and German. Melbourne was the capital city of Australia from 1901 to 1927, and in some ways it still is. Recognized as the Australian center for culture, fashion, sports, and gastronomy, this city tour is truly memorable, with simply dozens of highlights including: Southern Cross Station Collins St Rialto Building Supreme Court Old Royal Mint Flagstaff Gardens Queen Victoria Market (except Monday and Wednesdays) Melbourne University Lygon St Melbourne Museum Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens Victorian Cottages Old Melbourne Gaol City Baths RMIT University Melbourne Central Shopping Centre State Library Old GPO (now a shopping Centre) Gothic Bank Block Arcade Manchester United Building Town Hall Regent Theatre And much, much more! You can also opt to enter the Eureka Skydeck for fantastic panoramic views.

Melbourne Multicultural Markets Culinary Culture Tour

2. Melbourne Multicultural Markets Culinary Culture Tour

Celebrate the local foodie culture in Melbourne’s multicultural markets on a three-hour walking tour. With your local host and small group, you’ll discover the best of Melbourne’s bustling markets. Learn about local gastronomic culture, as well as the history and culinary traditions that are unique to the city.  You’ll visit the market in the morning hours before the rush. This will allow you to interact with the vendors, as you gain rare insight into the history of the city and how the character of Melbourne has developed. Melbourne's oldest markets are packed with stories, and you will have plenty of samples, tastings and time to explore, so you can get the true experience. Hear about how immigration has been a driving force in Melbourne which gives the city such a unique vibe. Depending on the day and guide you may find yourself in Footscray at the Vietnamese market, Coburg at the Middle Eastern market, South Melbourne for the predominantly Mediterranean Market, or the famous Queen Victoria Market in the CBD (the largest open air market in Australia). Each area has its own character, amazing food, and eclectic style and buzz. You'll finish with a hot or cold beverage. By the time your tour finishes, the markets will have come fully to life as locals arrive for freshly sourced lunches and to do their grocery shopping. The cafés, bars and shops stay open throughout the afternoon, and you’ll be free to explore more fully after the tour concludes. Continue shopping on your own, or head back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Southern Cross Station

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4.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Excellent but no mention that the history being recounted was of European settlement only and there were already people here who had been here for thousands of years Some mention of the first people would have made the talk more accurate and honest. However Annette was an excellent guide- cheerful, helpful and and a wealth of information

The Queen Victoria is an experience not to be missed. My guide aided my learning of spices, cheese, honey and various breads. My market personal were interesting and friendly. Food tasting and wine tasting exceptional!

The best selection of cheese even right at Melbourne Victoria Market. Our guide Tamara was really friendly. She also recommended us nice cafe that we can visit at our own time.

Super great

The city tour was great, you could ask a lot of questions, which were answered and the tour was adapted to our needs. We also received suggestions for staying in Melbourne.

Really good tour. Kellie was great. Lots of info and delicious food to try