Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise

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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise
from AUD $60.50
Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to take in highlights such as Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and enjoy time to explore some sites by foot. If you choose, continue your sightseeing from a cruise along the Yarra River in the heart of the city.
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In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
3 hours 30 minutes
Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Hotel pickup included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia

Enjoy a quick photo stop at the beautiful Gothic revival style St Patrick's, one of the oldest's cathedrals in Melbourne!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Rod Laver Arena, Batman Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Drive past Rod Laver Arena, the venue for the Australian Open Tennis Tournament, and into Albert Park to drive alongside the Formula 1 Grand Prix track.

Pass By: Queen Victoria Market, Victoria Street Corner of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Drive past the Queen Victoria Market, an icon to the locals and a major landmark

Pass By: Parliament House of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

See imposing Parliament House, considered to be one of the finest examples of architecture from the Victorian era anywhere in the world.

Stop At: Fitzroy Gardens, 230-298 Wellington Parade East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Visit Fitzroy Gardens, one of the most beautiful and historic gardens in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cooks' Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia

Visit Cook’s Cottage, in the heart of Fitzroy Gardens, the original home of Captain James Cook’s parents (entry own expense)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia

Stroll through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, a little oasis in the middle of the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Shrine of Remembrance, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia

Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, a memorial to the men and women of Australia who served in the First World War. Take the stairs to the rooftop for breathtaking views of the Melbourne skyline.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yarra River, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

If you choose to add the cruise option. Cruise on the Yarra River to discover a great deal about our rich maritime history as you meander past the 19th Century sailing ship ‘Polly Woodside’, Melbourne’s docklands and wharfs. You’ll also see the enormous Crown Casino, the Melbourne Aquarium and some great city views from a new perspective.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Professional Local Guide
  • Learn all about colourful Melbourne with your expert local guide
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air conditioning
  • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • Sightseeing cruise on the beautiful Yarra River(If option selected)
  • Eureka Tower (the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere!) (If option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River


  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Cooks' Cottage

Departure Point

AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Returns To

Flinders Street Station - Stop 13, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • 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 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Driver was very informative first time visitors got a good overview of Melbourne cruise on Yarra completed the tour
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
A very good way to get oriented and see some of the highlights in Melbourne. Highlights included the Shrine of Remembrance, a beautiful and moving experience. Driver/guide was excellent, and AAT Kings operation very professional. The Yarra cruise could have done with a bit less info on shipping, but offered some nice city views.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
• Submitted 24 Jun 2018
Awesome! We loved it, a great way to see the city.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Good way to get acquainted with Melbourne. Our bus driver was very at pointing interesting sites.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
This tour was great. Very informative, bus very comfortable and guide very friendly. Well worth the small fee we paid.
• Submitted 07 Feb 2018
This was a great tour with lots of information about the city. They timed it perfectly so that we could enjoy the daily Service at the Shrine of Remembrance. We added on the Yarra Cruise which we all enjoyed thoroughly. It's only about an hour but the cruise guide gave a different perspective about the port and we took great pictures of the diverse architecture in Melbourne.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
good way to know where you are and get your bearings
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
Melbourne is the New York City of Australia: museums, theater, city parks and gardens, multiple sports arenas, and a shopping mecca. The optional Yarra river cruise allows one to relax and sit back and view this amazing city. This was our second visit to Melbourne and it wont be our last--highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 27 Mar 2017
Our tour guide/driver was Eddy a native born Melbournian, he was absolutely fantastic. We really enjoyed seeing all the places he took us to plus the extra insider comments he added. We were also fortunate enough that he was again the guide for our trip to see the Fairy Penguins on Philip Island another unforgettable tour. Thank you very much!!!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2016
We enjoyed the tour.The driver was very professional and knew a lot of facts, things that you only hear from people who know these places and their history very well. Recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
The coach driver was first class and very knowledgable. I was quite familiar with Melbourne since 1960 and she had a great source of information. We enjoyed the tour enormously.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2016
Very informative and fun tour guide. Saw and learnt more about Melbourne in a few hours than I could possibly have done myself. Well worth the time and money.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2016
Excellent tour and great opportunity to learn more about Melbourne harbour present and past. A lot of good picture opportunities. Good extension of the bus tour with AAT Kings which we took in the morning.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2016
Our tour guide was very friendly, accomodating and knowledgable. I enjoyed the yarra cruise very much, weather was perfect.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2016
This is a good overview of the highlights of Melbourne, especially for the first time visitor. I also, recommend adding the Yarra River Cruise. We had a beautiful weather day, and it was a relaxing end to the sightseeing trip.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2015
Found the tour really interesting and it gave me a good feel for Melbourne. I enjoyed the morning.
• Submitted 07 Dec 2015
It was a great tour for family. Peter's guiding was excellent! Worth for money and highly recommended!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2015
Excellent Day especially if you have never been to Melbourne ...Driver was extremely knowledgeable and answered all questions. ..would recommend tour to everyone
• Submitted 05 Oct 2015
Our Melbourne City Sights Tour was excellent, a big shout out to our tour guide Edward, what a wealth of knowledge, enjoyed it immensely.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2015
Great tour. Commentary was excellent and knowledge of area by guide was great
• Submitted 06 Jul 2015
We thought the trip was excellent.. The driver new every thing there was to know and was very informative.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2015
We had a great tour seeing the sights of Melbourne. Our bus driver was very good and knowledgeable!
• Submitted 16 Apr 2015
The trip was interesting and informative. It was great.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2015

In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
3 hours 30 minutes
Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Hotel pickup included

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