Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour With Optional Yarra Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8:10 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Flinders Street Station - Stop 13, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra river. First travel by comfortable coach to take in highlights such as Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen victoria market, Fitzroy gardens and Albert park. Learn about the citys history and culture from your guide and enjoy time to explore some sites by foot. If you choose, continue your sightseeing from a cruise along the Yarra river in the heart of the city.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included

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Board your comfortable coach, sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you on a 3.5-hour tour through Melbourne. See local landmarks and hear informative commentary about the citys history and architecture.

Drive along tree-lined Collins street to take in the city's major shopping strip and business center. Travel past architectural landmarks like St paul's cathedral, the Princess and Regent Theaters, Melbourne town hall, and Federation square.

Stretch your legs with time for a short stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, an extensive stretch of exquisite greenery on the banks of the Yarra river. Visit Fitzroy gardens and make an optional visit to tiny Captain Cook's Cottage, which was dismantled brick by brick then shipped from England!

Take in the bustling Queen victoria market, which spreads over two blocks and features all sorts of food items as well as clothing, cosmetics, and Souvenirs. Then snap pics of sports locales including the Melbourne cricket ground (MCG) and Rod laver arena, which hosts the Australian Tennis Open. You also catch sight of Albert park, home to the Australian grand prix.

Visit the Shrine of remembrance, Victoria's memorial to Australian war veterans. Then cross the Bolte Bridge for views of the city skyline.

After your Melbourne city tour ends, have the option of continuing your exploration of Melbourne with a 1-hour narrated Yarra river boat cruise. Glide through the heart of the city, past picturesque gardens, parks and famous sporting arenas, getting another perspective on Melbourne from the beautiful Yarra river.

Alternatively, after your tour you have the option to visit the Eureka Tower Observation Deck. In less than 40 seconds you will arrive at Level 88 in the fastest lift in the Southern Hemisphere and be amazed by the views of Melbourne from the floor to ceiling windows.


Hotel Pickups:

7:45am     AAT Kings Office – Corner Flinders & Russell Streets

7:05am     Adara East Apartments
7:25am     Adina Grand Apartments
7:15am     Atlantis Hotel
6:50am     Bayside Eden
6:50am     Bayview on the Park
6:50am     Como Hotel
7:20am     Crown Metropol
7:15am     Crown Promenade
7:20am     Crown Towers
7:25am     Crowne Plaza Hotel (at top of ramp)
7:05am     Downtowner On Lygon
7:00am     Hilton Southwharf
7:20am     Hotel Sophia
6:00am     Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
7:00am     Ibis Swanston Street
7:35am     Intercontinental Hotel (Collins St Entrance)
7:25am     Kings Street Backpackers
7:10am     Langham Hotel
7:05am     Magnolia Court
7:40am     Mantra on Russell
7:20am     Mantra on the Park
7:30am     Marriott Hotel
7:10am     Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
7:35am     Mercure Grand on Swanston (Reception Desk)
6:55am     Mercure Pullman Albert Park
7:10am     Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:35am     Mercure Welcome (Reception Desk)
7:10am     Miami Hotel
7:35am     Novotel Collins
6:40am     Novotel St Kilda
7:35am     Oaks on Market
7:25am     Park Hyatt
7:05am     Pullman on the Park
7:15am     Radisson Flagstaff
7:40am     Rendezvous Hotel
7:30am     Rydges Melbourne
7:00am     Seasons Botanical
7:15am     Sofitel Hotel
7:20am     Stamford Plaza
7:05am     Travel Inn Carlton
7:05am     Travelodge Docklands
7:10am     Vibe Savoy
7:20am     Windsor Hotel
7:00am     YHA Metro (Corner of Howard & Courtney Street)


Live commentary on board


Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Sightseeing cruise (If option selected)

Eureka Tower Observation Deck (If option selected)


Hotel drop-off

Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Feb-2020

    Driver was very informative first time visitors got a good overview of Melbourne cruise on Yarra completed the tour

  • 31-Jan-2020

    False advertising. Optional River cruise is not optional. You get charged if you do not opt to take it

  • 07-Jan-2020

    A very good way to get oriented and see some of the highlights in Melbourne. Highlights included the Shrine of Remembrance, a beautiful and moving experience. Driver/guide was excellent, and AAT Kings operation very professional. The Yarra cruise could have done with a bit less info on shipping, but offered some nice city views.

  • 13-Jul-2018

    The itinerary on the tour details portion wasn't followed. We only went down at the Melbourne Museum, Fitzroy gardens, and Shrine of Remembrance. Did not walk around Royal Botanic Gardens or Queen Victoria Market. Pretty much just sat in the coach the entire time. The Yarra River Cruise was disappointing as well. Tour guide was nice and friendly though.

  • 25-Jun-2018


  • 04-Apr-2018

    Standard city bus tour. Informational, but too much time spent at locations rather than giving a sense of the city.

  • 09-Mar-2018

    very enjoyable

  • 04-Mar-2018

    Awesome! We loved it, a great way to see the city.

  • 27-Feb-2018

    Good way to get acquainted with Melbourne. Our bus driver was very at pointing interesting sites.

  • 12-Feb-2018

    Tour provided a good overview of the city the tour guide was knowledgeable and answered questions of those on the tour. We took the additional optional Yarra Cruise which was also good, providing a different perspective of the city. The only niggles we had were the transfer from hotel to starting point - we hadn't realised that we would be collected and then taken to an alternative starting point at which we had a small wait before the tour commenced. In order to transfer to the river trip we were dropped at the original starting point and then escorted on foot to the river cruise starting point - this was no problem to us but it hadn't been clear and if you did have difficulty in walking, and at a pace set by the majority, then this could have been challenging. The trip represented good value and these are only minor niggles it was well worth doing and enabled us to see more than we would have been able to in the short time we had available.

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