Melbourne & Mornington

Tour Highlights

A morning discovering the secrets of Melbourne is the perfect prelude to an afternoon of indulgence on the Mornington Peninsula. Only a 60-minute drive from the city, the idyllic haven of the Peninsula uncovers a world where vineyards trail down undulating hills to meet pristine beaches and the clear blue sea.

Begin your morning in Melbourne taking in the sights of Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the grand Victorian civic buildings of Spring Street then set off on foot to meander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental atmosphere of Centre Place.

Grab a coffee from one Melbourne’s trendy cafes or markets before departing the bustle of the city for the peaceful hills of Mornington Peninsula – Melbourne’s summertime playground.  Home to more than fifty boutique wineries, the regions is renowned for producing quality pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz.  Visit one of the most awarded wineries for a structured tasting before settling in for a gourmet lunch at esteemed Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates.

Following lunch, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland, continue to sample boutique wines or perhaps see Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary – the choice is yours.

On return to Melbourne, admire expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline as you descend Arthurs Seat, the highest point of this beautiful region.

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Meals

  • Morning tea
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages (Optional inclusion)

Commence

Suggest 09:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

8 – 9 hours



Melbourne Laneways & Cycleways

Tour Highlights

Meet your local guide in the lobby of your hotel before setting off on foot to explore Melbourne’s famed laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental energy and atmosphere of Centre Place.

Continue to the intersection of Flinders Street Station and Federation Square where you will be fitted with a light helmet and hybrid 21-speed bicycle. An expert cycle-guide will then guide you along the banks of the Yarra River on an informative discovery of local neighbourhoods.

See the home of the Australian Open tennis grand slam and iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground then visit the trendy urban village of Fitzroy where the smells of fresh coffee drift from cafes, and music permeates from vinyl shops and second-hand stores.

Stop in at Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’ for a coffee and spoil yourself with a gourmet treat at renowned Brunetti café before cycling the elegant Victorian-era streets of Carlton past the Royal Exhibition Building.

Continue to the bustling Queen Victoria Market before concluding your tour at Federation Square.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 2-hour cycle tour with bicycle and helmet

Meals

  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages (optional inclusion)

Commence

09:00am (Morning) or 01:00pm (Afternoon) from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 4 – 5 hours



Melbourne by Night

Tour Highlights

Melbourne is a city teeming with creativity and its bars and restaurants are no exception with the most exciting venues often behind obscure doors, up unmarked staircases and down darkened alleys. What better way to discover Australia’s “Capital of Cool” than heading out on the town with a local?

Start the night with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide through the city along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline and soak up the energy and atmosphere of the Southbank restaurant and bar precinct before disembarking your private cruise at Federation Square.

Set off on foot as your guide introduces you to some of the city’s culinary hotspots. Sample signature dishes that showcase the diversity of cuisines and depth of experimentation for which Melbourne’s chefs are world renowned.

As the night progresses, and we get to know you better, expect something unscripted based on your own personal preferences. Perhaps you have a sweet tooth or a penchant for a fine single malt whiskey? Maybe venture to a rooftop cocktail bar to take in views of the city lights? What is certain is that by evening’s end you will have a greater insight in to our city’s enviable dining and bar scene.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private river cruise (Approx. 45-mins)
  • Vehicle transfers (Tour is primarily on foot)

(Cruise vessel: Electric powered vessels offer a quiet cruise with no fumes or emissions. Cabin offers protection from the sun and inclement weather. Licensed to carry up to 10 people.)

Meal

  • Progressive dinner with beverages

Commence

06:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 5 hours



Melbourne Laneways & Waterways

Tour Highlights

Snaking its way through the heart of the Melbourne, the sepia-coloured Yarra River is one of the stars of the Melbourne Laneways & Waterways tour.  Before you take to water, first celebrate the city’s unique laneway and market culture.

Begin your tour with a visit to the Queen Victoria or South Melbourne market, each offering insight into Melbourne’s famed liveability. Wander bustling meat, fish, and dairy halls sampling fresh oysters, artisanal cheeses and pastries, or browse unique, locally designed merchandise.

Take in the vibrant Arts precinct, Flinders Street Station and the grand Victorian civic buildings of Spring Street before setting off on foot to explore Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades.  Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental energy and atmosphere of Centre Place.

Step on board your private cruise, sit back and enjoy lunch with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline from a very different angle, with the gleaming new Docklands precinct, Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens as your dramatic backdrop.

Melbourne laneway tours are a great way to explore the city and coupled with a cruise on the Yarra River Acacia’s Laneways & Waterways tour is the perfect day out for visitors to Melbourne.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private river cruise (Approx. 1-hour)
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

(Cruise vessel: Electric powered vessels offer a quiet cruise with no fumes or emissions. Cabin offers protection from the sun and inclement weather. Licensed to carry up to 10 people.)

Meal

  • Light lunch with beverages

Commence

10:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 5 hours



Melbourne City Private Tour

Tour Highlights

Melbourne offers magnificent riches for the curious willing to lose themselves in bustling markets and hidden laneways.  Join your local guide to uncover surprises from manicured botanic gardens and city beaches to intricately detailed Victorian arcades and graffiti daubed city walls.

Begin your tour with a visit to the Queen Victoria or South Melbourne market, each offering insight into Melbourne’s famed liveability. Wander bustling meat, fish, and dairy halls and sample fresh seafood, artisan cheeses and pastries, or browse unique, locally designed merchandise.

Explore the bayside playground of St. Kilda with expansive views and exotic buildings such as the Palais Theatre and Luna Park. Stop for an iconic postcard photo with the colourful bathing boxes lining the foreshore of Brighton Beach before returning to central Melbourne via the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and the Shrine of Remembrance to take in panoramic views.

View Melbourne’s vibrant Arts precinct, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the grand Victorian civic buildings of Spring Street then set off on foot to meander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental atmosphere of Centre Place.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Meals

  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages (Optional inclusion)

Commence

Suggest 09:00am or 01:00pm from your Melbourne hotel/address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 4 – 5 hours