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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 1800 800 007
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The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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Free tram ride around city

This is a very good way to see the city as it does a complete circuit of city.! goes either way.You get a commentary of what is around the area.You can get off/on at your leisure.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very good way to see the city as it does a complete circuit of city.! goes either way.You get a commentary of what is around the area.You can get off/on at your leisure.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free hop on hop off tram which takes you around the city and gives a commentary on popular sights and attractions. There is also a dinner tram which has an all inclusive price for a delicious 3 course lunch or dinner with unlimited champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks. Dinner is good as you get to see the sights by... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hopped on the tram just to get back to the staring point for a tram home. Great idea and the fact its free is an absolute boon for tourists.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning old trams that are a highlight to the amazing tram system throughout Melbourne. We used the line near my sons house a few times to access the city centre. It's a cheap and very convenient form of transport. But the City Circle is amazing. Free to travel! And the old trams they use are beautiful. There are also restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

enjoy the historical Melbourne tram around the city. old, noisy and no air-con, perfect for free viewing around the cdb.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The city circle Tram in Melbourne, is very convenient for tourists and locals to get around the city. The only negative comment I would have is that at times it can be jam packed so it is sometimes hard for families with strollers to get onboard. Other than that it is a fantastic service

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the free tram zone! It's so handy to get around central town in Melbourne. Thank you to whoever came up with the idea and made it happen

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The city tram is brilliant for the fact that its free and takes you to the main points around the city. You can get on and off where ever. You are given information about each stop and what is there. With 2 children that are not keen walkers it was a great way for them to see the city and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love that Melbourne has a free city centre tram system now. So useful! The tram does get busy so be prepared to stand for parts before a seat becomes available. You don't need a travel card for the free tram inside the city centre but you will need one if you get trains out of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great free way to have a look at the city. Do the full loop, listen to the information and find your way around town.

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