Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise

pin_dropLocation:Melbourne (Australia)
eventSeason:Daily
check_circle Availability: Daily
watch_later Duration: Varies 4 to 5 hours
people Adult From: $ 53.82 USD
face Child From: $ 27.30 USD

Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise


Overview

Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to take in highlights such as Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and enjoy time to explore some sites by foot. If you choose, continue your sightseeing from a cruise along the Yarra River in the heart of the city.

Includes

  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Sightseeing cruise (If option selected)
  • Eureka Tower Observation Deck (If option selected)

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

What You Can Expect

Board your comfortable coach, sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you on a 3.5-hour tour through Melbourne. See local landmarks and hear informative commentary about the city’s history and architecture.

Drive along tree-lined Collins Street to take in the city's major shopping strip and business center. Travel past architectural landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral, the Princess and Regent Theaters, Melbourne Town Hall, and Federation Square.

Stretch your legs with time for a short stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, an extensive stretch of exquisite greenery on the banks of the Yarra River. Visit Fitzroy Gardens and make an optional visit to tiny Captain Cook's Cottage, which was dismantled brick by brick then shipped from England!

Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market, which spreads over two blocks and features all sorts of food items as well as clothing, cosmetics, and souvenirs. Then snap pics of sports locales including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Tennis Open. You also catch sight of Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix.

Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria's memorial to Australian war veterans. Then cross the Bolte Bridge for views of the city skyline.

After your Melbourne city tour ends, have the option of continuing your exploration of Melbourne with a 1-hour narrated Yarra River boat cruise. Glide through the heart of the city, past picturesque gardens, parks and famous sporting arenas, getting another perspective on Melbourne from the beautiful Yarra River.

Alternatively, after your tour you have the option to visit the Eureka Tower Observation Deck. In less than 40 seconds you will arrive at Level 88 in the fastest lift in the Southern Hemisphere and be amazed by the views of Melbourne from the floor to ceiling windows.

Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:

7:45am     AAT Kings Office – Corner Flinders & Russell Streets

7:05am     Adara East Apartments
7:25am     Adina Grand Apartments
7:15am     Atlantis Hotel
6:50am     Bayside Eden
6:50am     Bayview on the Park
6:50am     Como Hotel
7:20am     Crown Metropol
7:15am     Crown Promenade
7:20am     Crown Towers
7:25am     Crowne Plaza Hotel (at top of ramp)
7:05am     Downtowner On Lygon
7:00am     Hilton Southwharf
7:30am     Holiday Inn Flinders
7:20am     Hotel Sophia
7:30am     Ibis Hotel Therry Street
6:00am     Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
7:00am     Ibis Swanston Street
7:35am     Intercontinental Hotel (Collins St Entrance)
7:25am     Kings Street Backpackers
7:10am     Langham Hotel
7:05am     Magnolia Court
7:40am     Mantra on Russell
7:20am     Mantra on the Park
7:30am     Marriott Hotel
7:10am     Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
7:35am     Mercure Grand on Swanston (Reception Desk)
6:55am     Mercure Pullman Albert Park
7:10am     Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:35am     Mercure Welcome (Reception Desk)
7:10am     Miami Hotel
7:35am     Novotel Collins
6:40am     Novotel St Kilda
7:35am     Oaks on Market
7:25am     Park Hyatt
7:05am     Pullman on the Park
7:15am     Radisson Flagstaff
7:40am     Rendezvous Hotel
7:30am     Rydges Melbourne
7:00am     Seasons Botanical
7:15am     Sofitel Hotel
7:20am     Stamford Plaza
7:05am     Travel Inn Carlton
7:05am     Travelodge Docklands
7:10am     Vibe Savoy
7:20am     Windsor Hotel
7:00am     YHA Metro (Corner of Howard & Courtney Street)

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Tour departs from selected Melbourne hotels
OR
Federation Square

Departure time

8:10am

Return Details

Concludes at 11:45am (tour only) or 1pm (tour with cruise)

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