Guided tour

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Activity provider: MELTours

Melbourne Laneways Tour

Activity provider: MELTours

From US$ 68.89 per person

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.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Hot drink

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

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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 133 reviews

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We highly recommend this tour and Sam was a great, friendly and knowledgeable guide. You learn lots about Melbourne’s history as well as seeing many laneways and their unique, ever changing art. We saw unique buildings and some quirky shops within them, beautiful old arcades and even get to sample a coffee at Brunellis - a very famous coffee shop with amazing cakes.

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January 12, 2023

Our guide, San, was not only extremely knowledgable, but he showed his love for what he does throughout the tour. San took his time explaining the origin and history of Melbourne to us. He also offered to take photos of us along the tour, specifically in the laneways. He also treated us to an amazing cup of coffee at Brunetti. It was one of the best chai lattes I've ever had! I would highly suggest this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne for the first time and who is looking to maximize their time there as well.

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January 10, 2023

Wonderfull experience with Kathy!! She was extremely knowledgable and choose very interesting corners of the city. It must be said that we were alsof very lucky because another couple that planned to join the city trip, canceled their booking. So, although being hard of hearing, I didn't miss a detail. Thank you so much Kathy!

November 17, 2022

Product ID: 70865