Melbourne City Tour with Scenic Yarra River Cruise

Melbourne City Tour with Scenic Yarra River Cruise

From $64.32 per person

Spend a delightful morning exploring top Melbourne sights from aboard a comfortable coach as well as along the famous Yarra River on a 1-hour scenic cruise. Take in the beautiful sights of Melbourne from all angles.

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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 8:15 AM
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Enjoy a 3.5-hour Melbourne sightseeing tour with a 1-hour Yarra River cruise
  • See Parliament House, the largest 19th century building in Australia
  • Enjoy views of Melbourne's historic architecture, world-famous sporting arenas, and city skyline
  • Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market, the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee on your cruise
  • Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens
Full description
This morning tour is packed with city sights and historical landmarks. Depart from Federation Square at 8:10 AM and enjoy the bustle of Melbourne’s city as your driver/guide keeps you posted on what to look out for along the way. Take in some of the city’s beautiful green spaces, including the riverside Royal Botanic Gardens, where you’ll disembark for a walk around. At 9:00 AM, visit the charming Fitzroy Gardens, home to Captain Cook’s Cottage. Originally built in 1755, the famous seafarer’s home was dismantled in England and shipped stone by stone to Melbourne, making it the oldest building in Australia. Stroll along stalls loaded with fresh regional produce, clothing and knickknacks at the historic Queen Victoria Market. Then, get a glimpse of Melbourne’s robust sporting culture as you cruise by the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Australian Grand Prix track inside Albert Park and Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open. At 10:50 AM, you'll stop at the Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance, where Melbournians pay their respects to Australian war veterans. After learning about this, the best way to add to your time in Melbourne is with an experience from the Yarra River. At 11:45 AM, join a 1-hour cruise on the Yarra River. Sit back and relax with complimentary tea and coffee, and onboard commentary while you cruise around for 1 hour of scenic bliss. 
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Any other food or beverages

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Meeting point

This tour departs from Federation Square on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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Important information

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  • Please remember to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, water bottle, camera and a jacket in the cooler months
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however, the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Please note times are approximate and the schedule may be rearranged on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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This tour walks you around Melbourne CBD and then small part is by bus. Cruise is approx. 1 hour. No flexibility to stop anywhere. Our guide was very knowledgeable but poor at keeping the group together when people wanted to enter a shop which led us to losing the tour guide and missing 50 minutes of our tour. This was handled poorly by the tour guide

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25 February 2020

The bus driver/guide as well as the boat captain were both friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my excursions very much!

17 January 2020


17 January 2020

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Product ID: 165429