Get Inspired / Melbourne Melbourne Sightseeing, Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Melbourne Melbourne Sightseeing, Australia story by: Inspire Melbourne & Beyond LANES & ARCADES WALKING TOUR Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about and ended up missing everything? Join this walk through Melbourne’s beautiful back streets, arcades and laneways and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers, some of the quirkiest cafés, street art and architecture. DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 3 hours SOMMELIER'S CITY WALK Passion for food and wine is a tradition in this city and many wine focused restaurants are off the main streets, where design of the dining experience is as important as the skills in the kitchen. Enjoy an early evening walk discovering three unique restaurants and learn of the sommeliers’ influences on menus and cellaring choices. More than a wine tasting, this is a night to indulge in just a few of Melbourne’s many epicurean establishments. DEPARTS: Mon-Thur DURATION: 2.5 hours OUTLET SHOPPING TOUR Enjoy a fun day of retail therapy without the worry of carrying bags or tracking down the best shops. Your shopaholic host will help you discover some of the best discount outlets and hard-to-find warehouse sales. You’ll shop til you drop, then refuel with lunch and a glass of bubbles before you hit the shops again! The itinerary changes based on the best sales but could include clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, accessories, cosmetics and sunglasses. DEPARTS: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat DURATION: 7 hours COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and are a delightful way to dine, with the choice of lunch, early dinner (perfect for pre-show dining) or a late dinner. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne you’ll enjoy a set menu of fine Australian cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines or make a selection from the fully stocked bar at an all inclusive price. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 1.5-3 hours DRACULA'S CABARET RESTAURANT How does a horror cabaret show with fleshy humour, dazzling costumes, great music, a ghost train ride and a fantastic three course dinner sound? This crazy cabaret restaurant combines a three-course dining experience with a live show. It’s a lush vampire cabaret with Burlesque, mischievous comedy skits, carnival style novelty acts and a punchy song list – expect big hair, pale skin and black nails. Dare to enter and you will leave exhilarated. DEPARTS: Tue-Sun DURATION: 1.5 hours MELBOURNE AQUARIUM Here you’ll explore four amazing world’s including the Antarctic exhibit, home to some cheeky penguins; Weird and Wonderful where you’ll be surprised by some strange marine animals; then journey from River to Reef and explore the newly refurbished and vibrant Coral Atoll. Finish up in the awe-inspiring Sharks Alive and the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium that is home to residents such as intimidating sharks, massive stingrays, turtles and much more. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Self guided COFFEE & CULTURE WALK Indulge in the amazing café culture and foodie scene, with tastings and quirky insider stories along the way, making this outing a “something for everyone” experience. Laneways are a breeding ground for cafés and tiny coffee shops and the city is certainly known for its coffee buzz. Hear of the immigrant populations influences, but also the transformation of the city via its heritage coffee palaces and passionate baristas. DEPARTS: Mon-Fri DURATION: 2.5 hours NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM & MCG TOURS A must do for any sport lover. The National Sports Museum, located at the MCG, captures the essence of Australian sporting life and the moments shaping Australia’s rich sporting traditions. It honours Australian football, cricket, the Olympic Games, soccer and many other sports. You can also relive more sporting memories with a behind the scenes tour of the MCG, the scene of many great sporting events, as well as many firsts in Australian sporting history. DEPARTS: Daily (excluding event days) DURATION: Museum – Self guided/MCG Tour − 1 hour MELBOURNE CRIME TOURS Here’s something a bit different – exploring Melbourne along with some of its most sinister times! You’ll walk in the footsteps of some of the city’s most notorious criminals and hear about fascinating criminal events. Be intrigued by your guide’s storytelling as you visit the city’s more normal landmarks as well as the scenes of some bloody confrontations, uncovering disturbing facts about some of Melbourne’s darkest days. DEPARTS: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun DURATION: 4 hours SPORTS LOVERS TOURS Explore the city that hosts some of the world best sporting events with a sports mad Melburnian. You’ll hear about Melbourne’s sporting obsession and by the end of it you too will understand how, in this city, sport is a way of life. Visit Flemington Racecourse, drive around Albert Park on the Grand Prix circuit, drive through the Commonwealth Games Village then choose between a tour of the MCG, Rod Laver Arena or the National Sports Museum. DEPARTS: Mon-Fri DURATION: Half or Full day Tours Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? 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