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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Melbourne’s atmospheric lanes and beautiful 19th-century arcades are one of the city’s highlights. On this walking tour Melbourne’s historic lanes and arcades, benefit from a small group size of just eight people and pick up tips and recommendations from a local guide. End your tour with coffee and chocolates at a local cafe. Plus, add an optional lunch upgrade.
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Time Out Fed Square
Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaOutside " Time Out Cafe" on the lower steps in Federation Square, NEAR the corner of Flinders Street, & Swanston Street -- opposite Flinders Street Train station. Directions: Look for our guide holding a large yellow umbrella Return point: Concludes in central CBD area
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You'll end at
Flinders Lane
Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, AustraliaThe tour usually ends in Flinders Lane - Near the start point --- within one block from the starting point
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  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with confidence on a guided tour
  • Insider tips: learn where to eat, drink, and shop in Melbourne
  • Customize your itinerary: choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group tour allows extra attention from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and set out to explore Melbourne’s famous laneways, filled with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and beautiful 19th-century shopping arcades. During the tour, experience the many different sides of Melbourne from the elegant architecture of the Royal Arcade to the bold street art of Hosier Lane, to historic landmarks such as Melbourne Town Hall. Accompanied by a local guide, you have plenty of opportunities to ask for recommendations on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay in the city. Finally, experience Melbourne’s cafe culture with a tea, coffee, and chocolate tasting at a local cafe. If you select the optional upgrade, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your tour ends back at Federation Square, where you’ll receive a goodie bag as a souvenir of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Time Out Fed Square, Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
3–4 hours
Return Details
Flinders Lane, Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Small-group of maximum 8 people
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Stop for Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate
  • Souvenir bag with map and special offers
  • Professional local guide
  • Confirmed departures with min of 2 people, we welcome solo travellers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If you have mobility or access concerns please advise at time of booking to ensure we can adapt suitably. We may not be able to if not known at least 24 hours prior
  • This tour is suitable for ages 14 and over. Not ideal for toddlers/infants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
About the operator
By: Hidden Secrets Tours
Chris S
Nicole gave a fantastic tour
Nicole was a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming to visitors to her home city!!
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MK and Josh
Excellent Tour
This tour was perfect for our first day in Melbourne to get a sense of the hidden gems in this city. Lara did a
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Glorious wonderful Melbourne
Charlie was a wiz in leading our tour. Mixed audience from Melbourne and interstate/NZ really appreciated the
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So much fun
We had a beautiful day walking the lanes and arcades with Charlie. He was so informative and attentive to
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Wonderful Guide and Melbourne is such an interesting City
This was an amazing excellent tour of Melbourne Jess with her incredible knowledge was our guide, all I can say
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John G
Sydney, Australia
Melbourne's secrets hiding in plain view
We have visited Melbourne many times before and walked around the city. This time we wanted to learn more beyond
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Terrigal, Australia
Always wanted to know more about the arcades and lanes in Melbourne. Lara was young knowledgeable and very
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Vancouver, Canada
Great tour of the arcades.
The walking tour of the arcades is a great tour. You get alot of the history and back story to a very interesting
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Wheaton, Illinois
Loved It!
Nichole was our tour guide...she was extremely informative, fun, and pointed out wonderful historic spots and
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Perfect intro to Melbourne
Our guide Melinda provided an informative walking tour thru the historic and charming laneways and arcades that
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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