Guided tour

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Activity provider: MELTours
Guided tour

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Activity provider: MELTours
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From US$ 65.84 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover Melbourne as you explore its laneways with a local guide. View street art, stop at quirky cafés, and learn about the origins of the city and its historic buildings on a guided tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore Melbourne's unique laneways with a local guide
  • Discover hidden shops and galleries off the beaten track
  • Admire the architecture and street art as you learn about the city
Full description

Immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your visit to Melbourne. Explore the city’s cool laneways on a tour with a local guide. Discover a selection of secret galleries, hidden shops, and laneway cafés. On this unique walking tour of Melbourne you’ll get a feel for the city that only comes with spending time with a knowledgeable local. During the small-group tour, experience a mix of history, architecture, street art, galleries, shops, interesting stories, and more.

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    Meeting point

    St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. Meet on the front walkway of the church between the main Flinders St entrance and the side door on Swanston St. The guide will be carrying a yellow bag with the local supplier's name on.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • All guides are qualified in first aid at Level 2, but please make known if you have any outstanding health issues
    • Controlled pedestrian crossings are used at all times except when crossing small laneways where you have to look out for your own safety
    • This is a walking tour so be sure to wear suitable footwear
    • Those with disabilities or families with children younger than 13 years of age can be catered for on a private tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 140 reviews

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    We enjoyed and confidently recommend to other visitors interested in History, Art and People the MELTours Laneways Tour that we took with San on March 16 2023. Although we thought we knew Melbourne from living there for many years until 1994, we learned so much more interesting information and stories for our excellent knowledgeable and helpful guide San, who also provided a coffee fix from Brunetti’s when we needed it most. Anne and John from Perth, WA.

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    March 27, 2023

    I’ve visited Melbourne many times and wish I did this tour earlier!!! Brilliant way to see the sights and learn more about the history of different buildings and features of the laneways. Coffee stop was great, perfect timing and San was a brilliant guide, photographer and knew the best viewpoints for photos which I appreciated. Highly recommended!!

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    March 27, 2023

    Rob was extremely knowledgable in the history and architecture of Melbourne. He had a passion for the city and it was evident how much he loved and appreciated the city. He was one of our all time favorite guides and would recommend him highly. Loved every minute!

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 70865