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Tour ID: 10009015

Laneways and arcades are some of the reasons Melbourne is such a fascinating & exciting city. It is not just the retailers but also the history, architecture, and the street art which makes this part of Melbourne so colourful & secretive. Our guides know all the secrets & stories so join us for 3 hours of exploring!vLocals also love this tour and they discover places they never knew existed!

  • The guides are local & know all the secret laneways & arcades
  • Visit great shops for unique pieces
  • Have fun putting together the puzzles of the laneways
  • Enjoy a special morning tea
  • A souvenir bag to help you navigate Melbourne

You depart at 10 am from Melbourne’s Federation Square (meet at 9:55 am outside the ’Time Out’ café), and after receiving your bag of useful things we head off on foot to start the adventure.

Throughout the tour you will be delighted to discover the laneways and arcades as the tour guide explores them with you. They will have you going down here, up there, around the corner until you think you may know where you are and once again you are surprised to find you are not where you think you are!
You will visit independent retailers specialising in fashion, art, food, vintage, music and more.
The history, stories & architecture of Melbourne laneways & arcades are also compelling.


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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Handy durable black bag
    City map
    Copy of SHOP guide to Melbourne
    Morning tea and chocolate tastings.
    Some exclusive offers that will be available at the time of the tour
    There is access to amenities along the way.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    The tour lasts for approximately 3 hours without lunch - 10am - 1pm

  • Departure:

    10:00 AM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

  • Return:

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Meeting point is at Federation Square. We meet at the left steps outside Time Out cafe, just near the Visitors Information Centre and the 7/11 shop, at 9.55am for a 10am departure.
    This is on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston streets in Melbourne city.

  • What to bring:

    This tour is approximately 2 km - so heels are not advised,
    Warm jacket if the day is windy

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Tours not suitable for children under the age of 15. Adult rates apply.

  • Additional Information:

    This option is WITHOUT lunch
    All Scheduled tours will run with a minumum of 2 participants.
    In the case of rain, tours will continue - some umbrellas will be provided if necessary.
    The tour runs for 3 hours, and bookings are essential.

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