Melbourne Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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Tour Details

Overview

While your ship's in port in Melbourne visit the highlights of the city on a private 4-hour tour with an expert guide. Your guide will accompany you to Melbournes shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, financial center and Victorian-era terraced homes, and share details from Melbournes vibrant history. As this tour is private, you can choose to spend more time at shops or cafes if you like, and stop in the places that most intrigue you.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

You’ll meet your private guide at Port Melbourne to begin your private tour of Melbourne. After reviewing itinerary options with your guide, you’ll decide which areas of Melbourne to visit and you’ll have the freedom to stop when and where you like. Customize the private tour to your interests or let your experienced guide take you to the city’s highlights.
Melbourne offers a wealth of options for all tastes. Perhaps you’ll drive along the Yarra River to the Docklands' lively promenade with its variety of public art, cafes and restaurants. Or head into the heart of the city to see examples of Victorian-era architecture. Maybe you'll hear street musicians on Swanston Walk, or pass the elaborately decorated theaters on Spring Street and visit elegant buildings built during the 1850s gold rush such as the State Library, Town Hall, Parliament House and Treasury. Check out the neo-Gothic flourishes of St Paul’s Cathedral, shop in the stylish Block Arcade (modeled after Milan’s Galleria), or stroll along oak-lined avenues in one of the world’s finest botanic gardens: the Royal Botanical Gardens.
A little outside the city center you can find the seaside charm of St Kilda, browse in the clothing boutiques along Chapel Street, or savor the Italian ambiance of Carlton. Your tour includes morning tea no matter where you decide to go.
At the end of your 4-hour tour, your guide will return you to Port Melbourne.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Port Melbourne for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Melbourne Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Morning tea
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions for Melbourne Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above

Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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6 reviews by the users

  • Our guide, Bruce, met us exactly as instructed at the pier. We had a private tour for 8 people and seem to have hit all the highlights in the allotted 4 hours. Bruce was very informative and very professional. I would gladly recommend him to others.

  • The tour guide was great. We got to see alot of Melbourne and walk around some of the downtown area.

  • Great tour. Excellent service.

  • It was very good.

  • Our driver was good but definitely got off topic a few times on where we wanted to go. I would use him again though!

  • I have two complaints about our Melbourne tour. First, the meeting instructions were not clear. We came off the ship, walked out into an area where there were Celebrity tour busses, cabs, and private tour vans. We were out there at 9:30am - hoping our guide might also be early - and be able to start the tour before 10:00am. With no contact by 10:00am, some of our group walked all the way out to the end and talked with the security people. They said our guide would drive into the area where we had been waiting. Fortunately, one of our group had an international call package and was able to contact your office. Turns out our guide had been waiting outside the security area the whole time. So we didn't start the tour until 10:30am.

    It was my understanding that we would talk about possible destinations in Melbourne and get to customize our tour. That was not the case. He started driving us to where he thought we should go. I finally said we wanted to see St. Kilda and the tennis center - which was not part of his plan. He did take us to St. Kilda where we had 30 minutes. But, he merely pointed out the Rod Laver Arena as we drove by. We wanted to go in and walk around as we're all tennis players.

    So those two things were disappointing.

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