Melbourne Private Walking Tour
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- Ditch the script and join an expert local guide on a Melbourne Private Tour
- Confer with your guide at the tour start about your biggest interests. Love photography? We’ll take you to the best photo stops. Fascinated by markets? It’s off to the markets we go!
- See Melbourne’s famous sites — both Gold Rush era majesty and modern-day marvels.
- Discover local hot spots only your guide will share with you — from their favourite rooftop bar to their local cafe
Melbourne Private Tour Summary
Like the sound of some of our other tours, but don’t want a tour guide all to yourself? Let your private professional local guide traverse you through this cosmopolitan multicultural city on a Melbourne private tour.
Be led through its famous laneways and arcades as your guide reveals the city’s hidden secrets and helps uncover a side of the city only locals get to see.
Discover why Melbourne has gained a reputation as one of the most artistic and vibrant cities in the world and take a spot to suit your interests – perhaps a famous Melbourne cafe or a classic Australian pub!
Private Melbourne Tour Full Description
You’ll meet your local professional local guide in your hotel lobby or any other area in the city of your choosing. Your guide will spend a little time getting to know you and will then put together a route and plan for the tour to include your interests and needs.
While no tour is ever the same, a ‘typical tour’ may Include the fascinating history of Melbourne. Learn of the indigenous culture of the city and how the modern city was born. Be shown architectural wonders of the Victorian era. Melbourne’s famous shopping arcades were built at a time when Gold Rush fever had struck and the city was the richest in the world! Contrast our gorgeous gold rush architecture with the modern and learn the hidden symbolism behind our newer buildings.
Explore Melbourne’s renowned multicultural food scene. At your request, your guide can take you to a favourite local restaurant (at your expense) for a taste of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. Or perhaps just a quick stop at one of the city’s many cafes. Explore some of our famous markets. Find out (and taste) why Melbourne’s coffee is regarded as the best in the world and how these tea-drinking British subjects became obsessed with caffeine!
Be amazed at the quality and diversity of the Street Art Scene. Melbourne has gained an international reputation for its ‘graffiti’ let your guide explain why this occurred and be shown some of the famous examples or perhaps the lesser-known gems in our famous laneways.
Perhaps you would like to end the tour with a drink – you will have earned it! Melbourne is blessed with an array of fun and fabulous bars, but you need a local to tell you which ones are hot at this very moment. Your guide can take you to a classic Australian pub, trendy rooftop bar or hidden speakeasy to finish things off with a drink and a final chat.
By the end of the tour, you will have gained an understanding and appreciation of what makes Melbourne such a special city. What’s more your guide will leave you with other local recommendations for things to do in Melbourne and beyond.
Friendly, Experienced Guide
You set the agenda
Find local hotspots
Your tour begins at Gordon Reserve (74-108 Spring St) – this is a park with a fountain and is located between the Parliament and Old Treasury Buildings.
What To Bring on Your Melbourne Private Tour
- Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Melbourne is known for having four seasons in one day, please come prepared
- Your Camera: If you’d like to take photos and make memories all over our amazing city – which we highly recommend!
- Water – It would be a good idea to bring a water bottle with you on the tour, especially on warmer days.
- Comfortable Shoes/Clothing: It’s called a walking tour for a reason! Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, in preparation to be on your feet for a few hours.
Melbourne Private Tour Reviews
“A great thank you to Damon for the private tour in St Kilda, it was great!”Bibupro
“He was so charismatic and made it even more interesting, whilst still be respectful to the victims' memories. It was definitely a highlight of my trip, and ill be recommending it to all my friends who come here, thanks to how amazing John made it for all of us!!”Fiona Anne
“Kimmie was a fabulous guide with so many interesting stories and knowledge to share. The time went so quickly and was a perfect balance of walking, listening and engaging.”GabrielleW265
“Despite the fact that American john is American, I can't imagine a better tour with a local. He is amazing, smart and cool! Thanks!!!”JuanjoML
Melbourne Private Tour FAQs
Our Melbourne private tours include 3 hours with a guide at your disposal.
We are happy to pick you up at your accommodation or at the point of your choice to begin your Melbourne private tour. It is your tour, after all! Let us know where you would like it to begin.
We can also ensure that your tour finishes in the location of your choice as well – whether that be at at restaurant where you’ve made a booking, your hotel, or a certain point of interest. We can make the booking for you, too!
This depends on what you WANT to see! We are happy to take you wherever you’d like to go in and around Melbourne’s CBD, surrounding suburbs, and more. If you aren’t sure, we are happy to create the tour for you and give you a historical + cultural tour of Melbourne as a fantastic introduction to the city.
Dress like you’re going to be outside for 3 hours. Comfortable walking shoes and (because it’s Melbourne) an umbrella.
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This tour is charged on a per-group basis. Your tour cost gives you 1 guide for any group size up to 30 people.
Of course! We are happy to host private functions on our personalised private tours. These are 3 hours tours we tailor specifically to your group’s requirements and interests.
Since you’re setting the itinerary, it’s really up to you. If you’re less mobile, we can use public tranpsort and keep off our feet more.
At a minimum, you should be able to walk up to a block at a time.
If you’re an ambitious walker, we could cover as much as 5 kms in the 3 hour tour. Most tours are 2-3kms.
Our Melbourne private tour is perfectly suited to all kinds of groups, from school groups to corporate team-building to university classes to clubs. So yes, please being your group along!