Explore Melbourne by river, coach and tram on a full-day tour that shares the best of this vibrant city. See the South Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens, Port Melbourne and more as you sightsee with an informative guide. You also view iconic sports arenas such as Etihad Stadium, the National Tennis Centre and Melbourne Cricket Ground, and travel through pretty suburbs like St Kilda, Prahran and Brighton. Your tour wraps up with a sumptuous 3-course dinner in the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a vintage tram that glides through Melbourne while you dine.
Make your own way to Federation Square to begin your Melbourne tour with a 1-hour Yarra River boat cruise. Sail by the South Wharf precinct and admire the Polly Woodside, a 3-masted tall ship that was built in Belfast in 1885. Nibble on a gourmet box lunch (see sample menu under Itinerary below) and snap photos of picturesque parks, sporting arenas and more as your onboard guide shares stories about the city’s rich maritime history. When you return to shore, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach for a 3.5-hour city sightseeing tour with live commentary. Begin at two sites loved by sports fans: Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne Park. Continue to Kings Domain, a large park which contains the Royal Botanic Gardens and other attractions. Have time to take a stroll around the lake or purchase Devonshire tea.Next, drive past the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Docklands and Etihad Stadium. On Bolte Bridge, keep your camera handy for excellent views of the Port of Melbourne and city skyline.Top off your Melbourne tour at the popular Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a top-rated restaurant-on-wheels located on a historic tramcar. You are welcomed aboard by the maitre d’ and shown to your table for a delicious 3-course dinner served by a professional staff. Savor a delicious meal that features fresh produce and other local ingredients accompanied by a range of beverages from a fully stocked bar (sample menu under Itinerary). Surrounded by old-world ambiance, you'll dine in style while your tram rolls through South Melbourne, St Kilda, Prahran and Malvern. One-way windows provide privacy and modern amenities ensure a comfortable trip. Your comprehensive 7-hour tour of Melbourne concludes in the early evening at the end of your tramcar journey.