Guided tour

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Activity provider: MELTours

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Activity provider: MELTours
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From US$ 63.43 per person

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Discover Melbourne as you explore its laneways with a local guide. View street art, stop at quirky cafés, and learn about the origins of the city and its historic buildings on a guided tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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 tour with a 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.

  • Live tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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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 104 reviews

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    We thoroughly enjoyed our laneways and Street Art tour with Kathy. She was knowledgeable, very considerate of our interests and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend doing this tour as we discovered so much about Melbourne's history and became privy to local insider knowledge which made our stay so much more enjoyable. Kathy went above and beyond to make our tour interesting and she was so helpful in recommending places to eat, sites to visit and things to do. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

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    June 29, 2022

    This a a great way to learn about the history of Melbourne and the Lakeways Kathy was passionate about Melbourne and her knowledge was amazing. We have been to Melbourne many times before but learnt things and went to places we did not know about. She was also great company and interesting to talk to,

    June 22, 2022

    Highly recommend this Laneways Tour. Kathy our guide was so knowledgeable and went out of her way to show us things of interest. It gave us a whole new perspective of Melbourne, it’s history, street art & architecture and she pointed out many hidden gems we would never have discovered on our own.

    May 29, 2022

    Product ID: 70865