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Explore the spooky side of Melbourne on a walking tour with an entertaining and informative guide who brings the supernatural to life! Choose from three different itineraries where you uncover the haunted past of Old Melbourne, Pentridge Prison, or Williamstown. Legendary ghosts and restless souls give you a chilling new perspective on the city. The Old Melbourne and Williamstown tours include the option to have dinner at a haunted pub before the tour.
Highlights
  • Explore the supernatural side of Melbourne during this 1.5- to 2-hour tour
  • Choose from three tours—Old Melbourne, Pentridge Prison, and Williamstown
  • Hear legendary tales of ghosts, gangsters, and corpses donated to science
  • Option to include dinner with the Old Melbourne and Williamstown tours
What to Expect
For the Old Melbourne tour, meet at Federation Square. As you explore town, hear about Frederick Federici, an opera singer who has been haunting the Princess Theatre since 1888. Learn about the old city and the tragic past of the poorhouses that gave up their dead for medical advancement. Optionally upgrade to a dinner at a pub before the tour. The Pentridge Prison tour starts in Coburg and reveals dark tales of some of Australia’s most infamous prisoners. Walk the spooky corridors as you listen to stories about bushranger Ned Kelly, gangster Chopper Reed, and more. Or head to Williamstown to tour this Victorian seaport. Explore old cemeteries, hidden alleyways, the oldest morgue in Victoria, the Timeball Tower, and the city’s only opium den. Upgrade to a dinner at a local pub that is, of course, said to be haunted.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Ghosts of the Old City ghost tour: Your tour departs at 8.30pm sharp, please arrive 8.20pm for check-in at the Hobson's Bay Visitor Information Center, Nelson Place, Williamstown

OLD Melbourne ghost tour: Your tour departs at 8.30pm, please arrive at 8.20pm for check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

Your tour departs at 8.30pm outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

Pentridge Tour: Your tour departs at 7:30pm at Pentridge Prison D Division, corner of Wardens Walk & Urquhart Street Coburg.

Williamstown Tour: Your tour departs at 8.30pm at the Hobson's Bay Visitor Information Center, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Melbourne tour concludes at Cohen Place, Little Bourke St, Melbourne. The Pentridge and Williamstown tour returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Dinner (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Minimum age is 16 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Facilitated by an actress. Very entertaining stories of the sordid past of Melbourne. Great for believers in ghosts as well as non believers. Sometimes the entertainment is just watching the believers in the group!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Customer S, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

Hi Wander, thanks for joining us on the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour , hope to see you again soon Happy Haunting!

Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Great host - Chloe- interesting trip around the city, learnt some new things. Chloe was an engaging host. Good size group around 30.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Emma B
Customer S, Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed the Darker Side of Melbourne.

Reviewed 10 August 2019

I did the tour on a Sunday night which is rare for me but it was worth it to find out more about the history of Melbourne VIC, we started from the young and Jackson hotel and headed up towards some of the many lanes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nigel S
Customer S, Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Thanks so mich for your review, great to hear you had a wonderful night. Yes many people have seen our lovely male ghost on platform 10 and some around platform 7!

Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

My husband and I did the Melbourne ghost tour with dinner at the Young and Jackson hotel! The hotel is very nice and the dinner was excellent! Our tour guide Charlotte was very informative and humourous! It was very interesting learning the history and ghostly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Miklor54
Customer S, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Hello and thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours , Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour.

Reviewed 12 March 2019

Tour guide gave a great tour of the city of Melbourne including the history of the city. It was a mixture of history and ghost stories. Thoroughly enjoyed

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CCityGirl
Customer S, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

Thanks for joining us on the Old Melbourne ghost tour, it's always great to hear our guests have enjoyed the tour, hope to see you again on another Lantern Ghost Tour.

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Response from Nigel S | Reviewed this property |
I think as long as she had an adult with her it wouldn't be a problem
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Response from Nigel S | Reviewed this property |
I had a child younger than 16 do the tour that I did, most of the stories weren't scary
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