Embark on a 4.5-hour culinary walking tour of the prized Queen Victoria Market and the nearby suburb of Carlton — known as Melbourne’s 'Little Italy.' In a small group of 8 people or less, you'll experience a paradise of food and multicultural heritage. Stroll through the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, learning about the local culture and history as you go. Enjoy a sit-down lunch and glass of Victorian wine and feel what it’s like to live like a Melbourne local.
Your tour begins at Queen Victoria Market on Peel Street, where you'll greet your guide and receive a culinary overview of Melbourne. Enjoy a rare insight into the history of Melbourne and how the character of the city has developed while strolling through its iconic Queen Victoria Market. Peruse its many stalls and savor samples while your local guide regales you with stories of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Savor some of the city’s best coffee, sit down to lunch, and enjoy a glass of Victorian wine — paired with cheeses — at a carefully selected market venue.Your guide also points out the works of local designers and artists along the way, allowing ample time to explore what appeals to you most.Then, continue on to the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, home to its own unique market as well as cafes, bars, and shops that you’re free to enjoy on your own once the tour concludes on Lyon Street in Carlton.