Arcades and Laneways of
Melbourne Tour

Discover the secrets of Melbourne's unique and exciting laneways. Experience historic arcades and laneways and immerse yourself in the culture of Melbourne.

Authors of the book, 'Laneways of Melbourne', will conduct an enjoyable and interesting tour through the arcades and laneways of Melbourne.

The walking tour travels through Melbourne's famous, street-art lanes, passing buildings with magnificent architecture, fashionable boutiques, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, chocolate and coffee shops.
Fascinating history, stories and hidden secrets of the lanes will be revealed.

Tours run from Monday to Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Duration of the tour is approximately 2.5 hours.

We meet and finish at Federation Square, on the steps near the Timeout Cafe.


Note: Tours are currently not running

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All paying tour participants will receive a copy of the popular book, 'Laneways of Melbourne'.
A fold-out map of Melbourne's CBD and laneways is included in the book.

Tour Price($AUD RRP incl GST)
Groups:Contact us and a quote can be provided for school groups and larger sized groups.
Children under 12 free.
Payment will be collected prior to commencement of the tour.

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Please arrive 10 minutes early, wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for Melbourne's changeable weather.

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