1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Product ID: 70865
Discover Melbourne as you explore its laneways with a local guide. Visit quirky cafés, funky shops, and eclectic galleries on a 2.5-hour tour.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Melbourne's unique laneways with a local guide
  • Discover hidden shops and galleries off the beaten track
  • Admire the architecture and street art as you learn about the city
Full description
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.
  • Coffee stop
  • Tour guide

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Meeting point

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. Meet on the front walkway of the church between the main Flinders St entrance and the side door on Swanston St. The guide will be carrying a yellow bag with the local supplier's name on.

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Important information
Know before you go
• All guides are qualified in first aid at Level 2, but please make known if you have any outstanding health issues
• Controlled pedestrian crossings are used at all times except when crossing small laneways where you have to look out for your own safety
• This is a walking tour so be sure to wear suitable footwear
• Those with disabilities or families with children younger than 13 years of age can be catered for on a private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Kathy our tour guide was excellent so much information to share ... as ‘locals’ it made us realise we need to get out and about and discover our beautiful city more and look up at the wonderful architecture . We had a great morning and would recommend this tour as a must ...

January 20, 2020

I took the afternoon tour with John on New Years Eve 2019. I found the experience to be thoroughly enjoyable and the time just flew by. John was very knowledgeable and entertaining and I learnt a lot about the history of central Melbourne and its laneways. I also had some very enjoyable conversations with the group as we toured the streets. I can't recommend this tour enough, especially if you are lucky enough to get John as your guide. Many Thanks!

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January 3, 2020

After a small mix up, Kathy was professional and so lovely in organising our tour. Our guide John was fantastic - so knowledgeable, passionate and funny! I’ve lived in Melbourne for 38 years and never took the time to get to know my city. Wow what a place I live in - thank you MelTours

November 4, 2019

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Product ID: 70865