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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this cosmopolitan city, see local artisans and up and coming designers and boutiques. Our team of contemporary guides will bring life to the city as they share information about the characters who shaped the city, and those who shape it today. You'll fall in love with Melbourne and realise how many secrets there are that you would have missed.
  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with confidence on a guided tour
  • Insider tips: learn where to eat, drink, and shop in Melbourne
  • Customize your itinerary: choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group tour allows extra attention from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and set out to explore Melbourne’s famous laneways, filled with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and beautiful 19th-century shopping arcades.
During the tour, experience the many different sides of Melbourne from the elegant architecture of the Royal Arcade to the bold street art of Hosier Lane, to historic landmarks such as Melbourne Town Hall. Accompanied by a local guide, you have plenty of opportunities to ask for recommendations on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay in the city.
Finally, experience Melbourne’s cafe culture with a tea, coffee, and chocolate tasting at a local cafe. If you select the optional upgrade, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Your tour ends back at Federation Square, where you’ll receive a goodie bag as a souvenir of your tour.
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Reviewed 20 July 2019

We took this tour on our third day in Melbourne. Despite having seen a lot, this excellent tour took us to numerous nooks and crannies of the CBD we would have never seen otherwise and Lara who was terrific provided us with stories and history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ken W
hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ken W. This is such a lovely insightful review to have here. We really appreciate you taking the time. Its wonderful that you still saw new things. We do really try to suggest that our walks are best done on the first or second...More

Reviewed 16 July 2019

We were first time visitors to Melbourne and this walking tour led by Lara was an excellent way to orientate ourselves, while also learning some fascinating stories and trivia - both historical and recent - about Melbourne. We loved that our group was very small...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank adski
hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Adski How lucky were you to have such a small group , we only take 8, so all our tours are generally small. Thank you for your insightful comments and price is always subjective, but value is always our driver, so thank you for...More

Reviewed 6 July 2019

We had this tour on our first day into Melbourne - perfect because it showed us many places we knew we wanted to go back to on our other days! We loved seeing the lesser known areas, the street art, and having chocolate at KoKo...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dusty M
hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dusty.. With so many things to choose from, we are just chuffed you chose our tour. Thank you so much for cheering on our fabulous guide Charlie, we have passed on your thoughts as we do with all feedback. Its a joy to receive...More

Reviewed 5 July 2019

An amazing tour which was led by a very informative and friendly French lady called Katerine. We met at Federation Square before leisurely wandering around the nearby streets and lanes. Places we visited included the cathedral, Chloe’s bar, Flinders Street, Flinders Lane, Degraves Street with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Onleaveagain
hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Onleaveagain.. So lovely that you enjoyed your tour with Catherine, she is such a passionate long term local and her other engagements with arts companies and events here in Melbourne comes to life when she is on tour. We do currenly include lunch in...More

Reviewed 25 June 2019

We had done quite a bit of self touring before we took this tour so were unsure if we would still enjoy it. It was definitely worth doing as now we were told the background of some of the alley paintings. Many places we had...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dawneen
hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dawneen. This is such a lovely compliment, and keeps us focused on what we do, context is such an important part of travel, and we love pretty pictures just like others, but are so pleased you enjoyed our insights and background stories to the city...More

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