Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
from AUD $108.90
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.
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In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
3 to 4 hours
Daily, except Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

As our name suggests this tour features the 'hidden secrets' of Melbourne, join us at Federation Square

Stop At: Hidden Secrets Tours, 37 Swanston St We meet a various spots for different walks, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne is the epicenter for all things fashionable. This three-hour tour will highlight the best that Melbourne has to offer, showcasing local designers whilst acquainting you with the arcades and lanes.

With so much to remember and yet more to discover don't forget to make time to return to those you like best in the afternoon, to complete a fabulous day out in Melbourne!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

With more than 50 stores, boutiques and galleries, you won’t have time to shop properly but to browse and perhaps pick up the odd trinket.

Stop At: Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Wander through the famed Royal Arcade, steeped in old-world charm and grace

Stop At: Degraves Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne is a foodies paradise and no visit would be complete without sampling some of the local food and drink. Indulge your self with a chocolate tasting, drink delicious coffee and you have the option to include a gourmet lunch and a glass of wine. And best of all you will received a complimentary designer hidden secrets goodie bag!

Stop At: Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

If time permits visit colourful Hosier Lane


  • Small-group of maximum 8 people
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Stop for Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate
  • Souvenir bag with map and special offers
  • Professional local guide
  • Confirmed departures with min of 2 people, we welcome solo travellers


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Time Out Fed Square, Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Returns To

Flinders Lane, Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have mobility or access concerns please advise at time of booking to ensure we can adapt suitably. We may not be able to if not known at least 24 hours prior
  • This tour is suitable for ages 14 and over. Not ideal for toddlers/infants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 8 travelers

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

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.

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

Recommend taking this tour your first day (or at the beginning of your stay) in Melbourne. Our guide Jes was terrific!! We had an outstanding time learning all about the city’s laneways and history of Melbourne. We even tested our local friends to see if they knew some of the tidbits that Jes shared with us, and most did not. This was a highly enjoyable experience and Jes gave a wonderful overview at the start of the tour and clearly explained everything we saw and were to see along the way. The stop at Koko Black was delightful. Jes’ enthusiasm and knowledge were excellent, making this one of our top tours here in Australia. We highly recommend this tour and hopefully you will get Jes as your guide. After the tour ended we headed back to explore the laneways, stores and restaurants we had passed by on the tour and even rearranged our plans the next day to see more of what Jes had exposed us to. This tour enhanced our time in Melbourne tremendously.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2019
This walking tour in Melbourne is simply a must! The two very nice and knowledgeable guides will take you through amazing hidden lanes and arcades of the city which you may miss if you do it on your own. It is well worth it as you will learn many interesting things about Melbourne and also will be entertained by the good taste jokes and fun facts. Once we took the tour we went back to some of the places to enjoy more time. Book in advance and enjoy!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
Excellent walking tour by our guide Luisa. She was informative on the history of Melbourne, told us interesting stories of the lanes and arcades we visited. Highly recommended for visitors to Melbourne.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2018
Great tour showcasing passages and stores one would easily overlook not knowing where they lead. Paul was a great tour guide full of balanced information about history, facts and anatidotes about Melbourne. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
It was great ,loved the small hot chocolat ever . The guide was very nice and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
Our guide Jess was amazing. We live in Melbourne and took overseas guests. We were taken to places we would have never got to if we didn’t do this tour. I highly recommend it to both locals and visitors
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
A unexpectedly informative and enjoyable experience -- showing the true Melbourne and why it is repeatedly rated as the world's most livable city. Guide Rachhel was charming and knowledgeable, with a wealth of amusing stories.
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
Loved this tour which was very informative and entertaining!
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
Wonderful way to get a sense of Melbourne. Fiona is fabulous!
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
Great tour, great guide. Hank was amazing! We totally enjoyed our day.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2017
Very Good
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
We had the best guide on this day and the content made the walk SO interesting that you forget how far you're really walking. Such a great experience to see the Hidden Melbourne we wouldn't have otherwise adventured to.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Our guide Luisa made the tour fascinating with great stories and antidotes about Melbourne's history and life. Even though it rained we really enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend this tour. We actually went back to some of the lanes and treated ourselves with good food in quirky places.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
Great tour, very friendly guide.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Don't miss this exciting adventure through the lands and arcades of lovely Melbourne. Our tour leader was just the most cordial and well-informed expert imaginable. Despite the rain ... we experienced a living city with amenities that make Melbourne a global destination not to be missed!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
We had a great time on this tour our guide caitlyn was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Even have is tips of places to eat for the rest of our holiday. Highly recommended
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
This tour was outstanding! It exceeded our expectations and the tour guide was very informative, pleasant and helpful. This was my first time in Melbourne, she was able to provide recommended places to eat and see while we were there. I would recommend this trip for anyone wanting to see the city by a guided tour.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2017
Our tour guide was amazing
• Submitted 15 Apr 2017
A fantastic tour, especially for anyone who wants to find out quirky and interesting things about Melbourne. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
• Submitted 11 Mar 2017
Loved this tour. A great way of learning about the history of Melbourne and those tucked away little locations and food places. A must do tour!
• Submitted 01 Jan 2017
The guide is very friendly and she was able to tell us many interesting history of Melbourne at every turn or corner. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 01 Jan 2017
Excellent tour. Very informative and lovely chocolate treat!
• Submitted 21 Nov 2016
This was an amazing tour and our Guide was so much fun and knowledgeable. What a wonderful way to get to know some hidden gems of Central Melbourne. The laneway street art was amazing to see. The hot chocolate was sooooo good. My husband really enjoyed the Chilli hot chocolate. This tour is a not to miss tour for anyone visiting Melbourne!!!!!! Very professional compared to some others we seen along the way!!!! We had the best time and wished it didn't have to end!!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016

In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
3 to 4 hours
Daily, except Sunday

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