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Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

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Get a look at the swankier side of Melbourne during this half-day tour of the eastern suburbs. Visit the historic Raheen mansion and the fabulous Toorak area, and drive past a portion of the Yarra River as you sip on afternoon tea at Como House. Learn the history of Melbourne and its wealthy residents as you get a look at the district’s mansions, elite schools, clubs, and shops.
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Tenancy 1/2 Swanston St
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  • 1
    Como House and Gardens
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Yarra River
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Tenancy 1/2 Swanston St
Tenancy 1/2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, AustraliaPickup is outside the Ian Potter Centre, rear of Federation Square, Melbourne (Russell Street Extension)
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  • Tour the fancy eastern suburbs of Melbourne during this guided tour
  • Visit the historic Raheen estate, once home to the archbishop of Melbourne
  • Learn about life for famous locals like Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett
  • Walk along the beautiful Yarra River and have afternoon tea at Como House
What to Expect
Begin your tour at Federation Square, board your minivan, and head toward Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. As you drive, pass a number of city landmarks and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Once in Kew, check out the beautiful architecture of the Raheen estate, which was once home to the Archbishop of Melbourne and now is estimated to be worth over $100 million. Continue on one of the city’s best private schools where notable Australians such as Hollywood darling Cate Blanchett and Sir John Monash, engineer and WWI military commander, were educated. Explore some of the most expensive streets in the city, including the swanky mansions of Toorak, before heading to the beautiful Yarra River. Take a stroll along the banks and stop for afternoon tea at the historic Como House (at your own expense) before returning to Federation Square, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tenancy 1/2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water and sunscreen
  • Driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Small group tour on transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gift for passengers
  • Entry/Admission - Como House and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Melbourne Encountour
Excellent personalised service
Very easy going and informative. Kel and Melissa were great hosts and the small group size a big plus.
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Kel is the best ambassador to the city of Melbourne
My first trip to Australia couldn't have started in a better way... Melbourne, was the first city I visited. On
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Heather F
Perth, Australia
fantastic, fabulous, wonderful
Excellent tour, highly recommended Kel was punctual and went out of his way to be helpful and to point out
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Kel you are amazing
What a wonderful tour. Kel went over and beyond with our tour even going off track. We had an amazing experience
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Bev W
Townsville, Australia
A wonderfully informative and enjoyable tour
As we had a great time, last year, on our tour with Kel & Melissa, we booked another tour this year when we
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Amazing Tour
My daughter and I went on the lifestyles of the rich and famous tour and it definitely exceeded our expectations!
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Melbourne, Australia
Great tour to see how the rich and famous live
We had a great time on the tour with Kel and Melissa who are both very welcoming. Kel is very knowledgeable and
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Michelle L
Launceston, Australia
Best Afternoon
This tour was one of the best tours, I have been on. Kel and Mel are wonderful hosts. I will do another tour with
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Melbourne, Australia
5 star
I had a great time on Melbourne Encountour- Rich and Famous. We went not only to the ritzy Toorak suburb but also
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Surprising Tour with a Unique Twist
Melbourne Encountour (ME) certainly delivered a surprising tour with a unique twist. Being a frequent traveller,
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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