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Laneways of Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia
Laneways of Melbourne

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icon2 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Make the most of your visit to Melbourne with a laneways walking tour led by an informative guide. Check out the laneways with a local to find tucked-away art galleries, vibrant street art, and interesting shops and cafes. You'll also stop for tastings of macarons and coffee, and learn about Melbourne’s history, architecture and cultural hotspots. Your small-group tour is limited to 10 people, which ensures a more customized experience.
  • Walking tour of the laneways of Melbourne
  • Get the inside scoop on the most interesting spots in the laneways
  • Stop for tastings of coffee and macarons
  • See vibrant street art and galleries in the laneways
  • Travel with a small-group maximum of 10 people that allows for a more intimate tour
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Macaron Tasting
Coffee / hot drink

Departure Point

Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Meeting outside St Paul’s Cathedral, cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne - on the front walkway of the church between main Flinders St entrance and the side door on Swanston St. (See the area immediately below the west spire of the church behind the corner power pole in the picture attached: StPaulsside.jpg).

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Melbourne VIC, Australia

We dont have a specific end point as all of our tours are customised to the interests of those on tour. We do finish in the central business district.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible on a private tour only; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Laneways of Melbourne?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Laneways of Melbourne.
What is the policy on sanitization during Laneways of Melbourne?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Laneways of Melbourne.
What is the social distancing policy during Laneways of Melbourne?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Laneways of Melbourne.

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71 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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wonderful rich experience
, Jul 2021
A wonderful experience on a cold winter morning, visiting places I never would have imagined were there. Hearing stories of Melbourne and Melbourne’s history, visiting laneways, galleries, and Art Deco Buildings, immersed in the secret treasures of Melbourne city. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Susanna Many thanks for taking the time to write your great review, it is very much appreciated. We agree with you, discovering this fabulous city of Melbourne is a wonderful experience - we are really thrilled that you enjoyed it. Best wishes, The MELTours Team
Look up on the laneways tour
, May 2021
The guide Sam was just great, relaxed, very knowledgable and generous in his exchange of information. The walking tour took in so many points of interest and the particular one I did included a coffee stop at an iconic cafe and lunch. Wear comfy shoes, prepare for all weathers no matter what the month and get ready to be entertained and learn a lot about Melbourne. Thanks Sam!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Susan_T It's such good advice to look up in a city - a whole new perspective opens up! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your Laneways experience with San and lunch at Mr Tulk. Many thanks for your terrific review. all the best, The MELTours Team
This was excellent! I loved the...
Rohena R
, May 2017
This was excellent! I loved the tour. We learned so much and explored places we had no idea existed. Highly recommended. Allow 2.5-3 hours. Generous tour guide with lots of great stories. A map of the route traveled would have been useful in order to return to favourites later :
Wow - our tour guide Kathy was...
Robyn S
, May 2017
Wow - our tour guide Kathy was amazing, her knowledge was incredible and so our tour was fantastic! So many quirky, funky places tucked into, under and above so many small places - there is no way we would have found so many of these exciting places without our Laneways Walking Tour - 100 recommended
Fabulous tour with a very...
Rhonda M
, Feb 2017
Fabulous tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We learnt a lot of Melbourne's history as well as investigating many laneways, arcades, street art and even inside a beautiful art deco building and a church. It was so much more than just a tour of the laneways. Definitely recommended.
There was no chocolaterie or...
, Feb 2016
There was no chocolaterie or chocolate tasting in the walking tour - suggest the description needs to be updated on the Viator site. The laneways were interesting and the guide was very informative

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