Melbourne--the epitome of hip.
This Tour Includes:
- Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or area hotel
- Local guide
- St. Kilda
- Little Penguins
- Queen Victoria Market
- Melbourne's Lane Ways
The capital of this. The capital of that. The capital of culture. So goes the claims of Melbourne locals when talking about everything from music to food within the world of Australia. Often such boisterous claims cause people to raise some eyebrows and question the legitimacy. Well, Melbourne is absolutely legit and we'll let them call themselves the capital of whatever they want. They haven't let us down yet.
This 4-hour tour will provide the perfect introduction to Australia's hippest city. In St. Kilda, you will explore one of Melbourne's most famous suburbs, which is full of beautiful beaches and shopping districts. Take a walk out on the St. Kilda pier for gorgeous views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Philip Bay. It's hard not to get excited about penguins, and the breakwater protecting the St. Kilda harbor is home to hundreds of them. Your guide will bring you to where they hang out so you can see what urban penguin living is all about.
Once in the heart of the city you will explore Queen Victoria Market which, as a major Melbourne landmark, covers 2 blocks and sells everything from oysters to hats and gloves. Pick through the endless stalls or grab a snack on the go. If you can imagine something that would be sold at a market, you will likely find it here, in dozens of places. Keep your eye out for the hot doughnut van that has operated for decades and is a local favorite.
A local guide is the best thing you can have in Melbourne. Some unparalleled spots are discovered by weaving through laneways and restaurant back doors, so keep a close eye on your leader! It will be easy to understand why this is close to the top of everyone's favorite cities in the world. After seeing the best of the area, you can find your way back to your starting point or have your driver give you a lift.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
- This tour takes a maximum of 7 passengers.
Days offered: 7 days a week