Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to take in highlights such as Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and enjoy time to explore some sites by foot. If you choose, continue your sightseeing from a cruise along the Yarra River in the heart of the city.
Board your comfortable coach, sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you on a 3.5-hour tour through Melbourne. See local landmarks and hear informative commentary about the city’s history and architecture. Drive along tree-lined Collins Street to take in the city's major shopping strip and business center. Travel past architectural landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral, the Princess and Regent Theaters, Melbourne Town Hall, and Federation Square.Stretch your legs with time for a short stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, an extensive stretch of exquisite greenery on the banks of the Yarra River. Visit Fitzroy Gardens and make an optional visit to tiny Captain Cook's Cottage, which was dismantled brick by brick then shipped from England! Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market, which spreads over two blocks and features all sorts of food items as well as clothing, cosmetics, and souvenirs. Then snap pics of sports locales including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Tennis Open. You also catch sight of Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix.Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria's memorial to Australian war veterans. Then cross the Bolte Bridge for views of the city skyline.After your Melbourne city tour ends, have the option of continuing your exploration of Melbourne with a 1-hour narrated Yarra River boat cruise. Glide through the heart of the city, past picturesque gardens, parks and famous sporting arenas, getting another perspective on Melbourne from the beautiful Yarra River.Alternatively, after your tour you have the option to visit the Eureka Tower Observation Deck. In less than 40 seconds you will arrive at Level 88 in the fastest lift in the Southern Hemisphere and be amazed by the views of Melbourne from the floor to ceiling windows.