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Luxury Melbourne City: Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your expert guide and luxurious vehicle at your nominated Melbourne hotel or address before setting off on your private 5 or 6 hour tour. 

    Explore downtown Melbourne, teeming with exciting cafes, bars and restaurants. Uncover the hidden laneway gems where you can grab a latte, cocktail, or a unique design piece from one of the city’s many stylish boutiques. Take in the vivid street art brightening every alley.

    Marvel at architectural brilliance, from the historic landmarks of Flinders Street Station and the Royal Exhibition Building to the thoroughly modern statement of Federation Square on the banks of the Yarra River. Food lovers will leap on the seasonal produce offered at thriving Queen Victoria Market.

    Refresh with a stroll around the superb Royal Botanic Gardens and pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance, commanding spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Sport-lovers will relish a visit to the MCG, home to both the cricket and Aussie Rules football.

    Dive headlong into the bohemian retreat that is seaside St Kilda, with the thrill rides of Luna Park and the stunning views of the city across the water. And then there are the colourful bathing boxes of Brighton Beach, like a classic postcard brought to life.

    Whatever you decide, your Guide will be right there with you, guiding you through the very best of Melbourne’s diverse riches.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tours will commence and conclude at your nominated Melbourne hotel or address
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Professional Local Driver / Guide
    • Opportunity to tailor the tour to suit your interests
    • Private tour in a luxurious vehicle
    • Morning or afternoon tea
    • A gourmet lunch with beverages at one of Melbourne's best restaurants (6-hour tour only)
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • If opting for the 6-hour tour, please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. 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.
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    Stuart was an incredible guide and in just a half a day we saw nearly everything we could possibly want to see in Melbourne - and had a blast doing so! Stuart is extremely knowledgable about his hometown and does a great job tailoring the experience to suit your interests. We
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    Response from StuartDobson, Owner at Luxury Melbourne City: Private Tour
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thanks for your positive review Andrew. I loved spending time with you both exploring our fair city. I don't think I have laughed so much on a tour before. What a privilege to play a small role on the occasion of your honeymoon. I hope we reconnect one day. Warm Regards Stuart
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    What a pleasure! We learned a lot from the super thoughtful guide/owner Stu. The stops and journey were carefully planned, and did not feel calculated. Stu took great photos (later sent via Dropbox), so we didn't feel any pressure to document everything ourselves - and got some
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    Response from StuartDobson, Owner at Luxury Melbourne City: Private Tour
    Responded 2 Nov 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to review your recent tours with Acacia jjptrips. It was such a privilege to play a part in your father's 70th birthday celebration. Documenting your tours with photographs was my pleasure. I know from personal experience how valuable these will be in forming your everlasting memories. I hope our paths cross again. Kind Regards Stuart
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    This was a great tour. Our guide, Stuart, was prompt and very friendly. You could tell that he loved Melbourne and wanted to show it off. He bought us all sorts of foods to sample at Queen Victoria Market, and helped us find the must have hats we wanted. He was willing to
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    Response from StuartDobson, Owner at Luxury Melbourne City: Private Tour
    Responded 27 Jul 2019
    Thanks for this wonderful feedback! It was a pleasure to show you the sights and sounds of Melbourne and glad the photographs of the day serve as a lovely reminder of your time here. I do hope we see you back in our region again in the future. Kind Regards Stuart
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    We had not read any reviews before our outing and really did not know what to expect. Our amazing tour planner Dick Webster (Journey Earth) had made the arrangements and we trusted him to find us an interesting tour. Let's just say it turned out to be an awesome day. Simply
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    Response from StuartDobson, Owner at Luxury Melbourne City: Private Tour
    Responded 3 Apr 2019
    What a wonderful review! Thank-you for sharing your experience TeddyDove. As a proud Melburnian it really is a privilege to showcase my city with such enthusiastic and fun-loving guests. I have to admit I rewatch the oyster-tasting video whenever I need a laugh. You were all such good sports! Come back again. Warm regards Stuart
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    Stuart, one of the owners was our guide. He picked us up in a new clean Audi Q7. He inquired about our interests and then catered our tour to what we shared with him. We visited a number of neighborhoods both getting out and walking while driving between them. We got a real
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    Response from StuartDobson, Owner at Luxury Melbourne City: Private Tour
    Responded 28 Feb 2019
    We really do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! As a proud local, it is always a joy to highlight the best of our city with enthusiastic visitors. Thanks for the opportunity to spend a wonderful day with you both. Warm Regards Stuart
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    About the operator
    By: Acacia Luxury Private Tours
    Chris F
    Chris & Adrian's fabulous trip
    This was a wonderful trip, well led by Stuart and his knowledge of all sorts of subjects. It was as flexible as we
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    Carolyn W
    Amazing Experience
    We had an amazing two day tour of the Great Ocean Road with Stuart. We got to see so many wonderful vistas that
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    Midwest Travel Queen
    Great Way to explore Melbourne and Surrounding Area
    We used Acacia for three tours in the Melbourne area - the City tour, a Laneways/Dining experience, and the Yarra
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    Andrew Catalano
    Brooklyn, New York
    The Perfect Way to Experience Melbourne
    Stuart was an incredible guide and in just a half a day we saw nearly everything we could possibly want to see in
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    Sarah K
    Wonderful tailored tour by Cameron to suit our personal preferences
    Cameron and his Mornington Peninsula Private Tour totally exceeded all our expectations! He was a charming and
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    Patrick A
    Amazing first class personalized experience
    We had such a wonderful visit to Melbourne with Stuart. He took care of us and my parents with a congenial, but
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    Mark and Sandy
    Mark and Sandy
    We are a couple from the Washington DC area on our first trip to Australia. We loved the Great Ocean Road Private
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    Lisa R
    New York City, New York
    Are you Young and Afraid of Boring Tours? Acacia is for you.
    My husband and I are a young couple from NYC with no kids, who had a rare opportunity to take a trip of a
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    New York City, New York
    Words cannot describe how amazing our day was. Doing a private wine tour with two people can certainly drag on,
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    A wonderful way to experience Melbourne!
    We booked an all-day tour plus lunch with Acacia and it completely exceeded our expectations! We flew in from
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