Private Walking Tour of Melbourne

An exclusive, customisable tour with your very own private guide.


Private Tour Summary

Melbourne truly is one of the most amazing cities in the world. Let your private professional local guide traverse you through this cosmopolitan multicultural city. 

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!


Dan Says:

“Guiding a family, work colleagues, or group of friends in a private tour is great because they can set the agenda. Want to see more street art? No problem. Mid-tour beer break? Absolutely. Stop for shopping? The three hours are yours to define.”

Other Information:

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. 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

Private tours can start anywhere in the Melbourne CBD and most typically start at your hotel. 

If you’d prefer a public meeting point, may we recommend our standard start point: Gordon Reserve (74-108 Spring St) – this is a park with a fountain and is located across the street from the Windsor Hotel.

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    Wonderful three hour private tour of Melbourne. With a few questions, our tour guide was able to customize a tour for our family. This included the various arcades, street, art, state, library, lightning, ridge, opal, store, and chocolate shop! Hugo was knowledgeable and patient. Our kids are nine and 11 and we deviated from the original plan a few times. Hugo could not have been better! Private tours are worth the extra money, and this was done extremely well.
    TripAdvisor Review
    Feb 2023
    Marc was our guide and he was both entertaining and informative. He asked us what sites in Melbourne we wanted to see and then tailor made our tour to our interests. It was a warm afternoon in the summer so we asked Marc to take us to a gelato shop to cool down. We finished are tour at a rooftop bar called Goldi Locks. Loved this tour!
    Maxine S
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    Jan 2023
    "We did the Melbourne bar tour with John and had an amazing time! John was so friendly, knowledgeable and really made the tour something different! Highly recommended, 10/10 would do again!"
    TripAdvisor Review
    May 2021
    We had a wonderful day and what could be better than a private city tour! Thank you Kevin for this awesome day!
    TripAdvisor Review
    March 2020


    The tour finishes 3 hours after it’s scheduled start time.

    If can end anywhere in the city centre. If you have someplace you need to be at the end, please let your guide know at the start so we can plan our walking route around your ending plans. 

    If you have no preference, we try to end at a pub where we can sit down in a relaxed environment and answer any final questions you may have. 

    Comfortable clothing that allows you to move around the city. Avoid the high heels.

    Beachwear is inadvisable as we sometimes like to go into buildings that require covered shoulders.

    This is up to you! If you’d like less walking, we’ll make use of Melbourne’s fantastic Free Tram Zone to easily and efficiently move around.

    At most, we’d walk for 2-3 miles over the course of 3 hours. 

    Tour Start Point:

    Private tours can start anywhere in the Melbourne CBD and most typically start at your hotel. 

    If you’d prefer a public meeting point, may we recommend our standard start point: Gordon Reserve (74-108 Spring St) – this is a park with a fountain and is located across the street from the Windsor Hotel.

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