We provide a range of expertly crafted private tour options to suit your interests

Would you like to see Melbourne as a family, or with a group of friends? Make a booking with Authentic Melbourne Tours and select from our range of tailored walking tours, or even choose what you would most like to see and let us create a custom tour just for you.

Bookings can be made for groups of two or more and are available between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, subject to availability.

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Our range of walking tours are crafted by locals to give the Authentic Melbourne experience, as normally only locals get to experience

 

Melbourne: A Cultural Capital Tour

Melbourne is well known as the "Cultural Capital" of Australia. Whether you like visiting galleries full of paintings and sculptures by Picasso, enjoy listening to a Rachmaninoff piano sonata or experiencing an Wagner opera in a world class venue, or if musical theatre is more your thing, Melbourne has you covered.

This tour will take in much of what has made Melbourne such a cultural centre. The tour will commence at Federation Square and will head across the Princes Bridge to Melbourne's world renowned Arts Precinct. Having experienced everything the Art Precinct has to offer we will venture back to the central business district and head up towards Melbourne's Theatre District via the Flinders Lane gallery precinct. Throughout the tour we will also pass many of Melbourne's most famous landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and Parliament House.

The tour is 2 hours and consists of just under 5km of total walking around Melbourne's Southbank Arts Precinct and Central Business District with plenty of time to explore and learn about Melbourne's Cultural Heritage from a tour guide who has performed in many of the venues you will see.

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Authentic Melbourne Tour

If you want to know what makes Melbourne the worlds most liveable city, the Authentic Melbourne Tour provide a fantastic overview of what makes this city so great.

Over the course of 2 hours you will have the opportunity to see a bit of everything that makes Melbourne so special. We will walk around the "Hoddle Grid" taking in the sights and sounds of the city. We will see Melbourne's incredible variety of architecture - from the "Boom Style" of the Gold Rush to Mid Century Modernism - famous historical buildings, some of Melbourne's cultural attractions, and get a sense of some of Melbourne's iconic laneways.

The tour consists of approximately 5km of total walking through the streets of Melbourne's central business district.

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Discover the hidden side of Melbourne's "city within a city".

Scattered throughout Melbourne are hundreds of unique and fantastic laneways, bustling with cafés , shops, bars, and much more. The Melbourne Laneways Tour offers you the opportunity to discover these parts of the city which normally only the locals know about.

The tour starts at Federation Square and winds its way around the CBD of Melbourne. We will visit the "Paris end" of Collins St, walk through Chinatown and along Lonsdale St passed Elizabeth St, and then back towards Federation Square via Collins and Flinders St. During this trip we will see the full variety of laneways that Melbourne has to offer - from street art filled alleys such as Hosier Lane to restaurant and café filled laneways such as Hardware Lane.

The tour is 2 hours and consists of just under 5km of total walking around Melbourne's central business district with plenty of time to explore and learn about the history of the city and its laneways as only the locals know it.

Domain Parklands Tour

Melbourne is lucky to have a huge variety of fantastic parks and outdoor spaces. The biggest and most diverse of all these outdoor spaces is a series of four parks that together form what is known as the Domain Parklands. Covering an area larger than London's Hyde Park, the Domain Parklands consist of; the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Kings Domain (home to the Shrine of Remembrance and and Government House), Alexandra Gardens, and the Queen Victoria Gardens.

The Domain Parklands tour will cover three of these four parks, Alexandra Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens, and the Kings Domain. The tour will start at Federation Square and head across the Princes Bridge towards the Domain Parklands. First we will pass by the Yarra River, the Boat Sheds, and Alexandra Gardens and then onto the Queen Victoria Gardens. Then we will move on to the Kings Domain where we will see the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as well as the Melbourne Observatory and the Shrine of Remembrance. Heading back to Federation Square we will pass through Melbourne's famous Arts Precinct before heading back over the Princes Bridge to Federation Square.

The tour is 2 hours and consists of just over 5km of total walking around Melbourne's Domain Parklands  and Southbank Arts Precinct with plenty of time to explore and learn about important figures in Melbourne's history as well as the fantastic attractions of the Domain Parklands.