Multicultural Markets of Melbourne

Multicultural Markets of Melbourne

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Celebrate the local foodie culture in Melbourne’s multicultural markets on a three-hour walking tour.

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Schedule: Wed - Sun Starting Time: 9:30am Startpoint Point: See map below Price: $88

The markets of Melbourne are buzzing, colourful reflections of the city’s soul. Half of Aussies are first- or second-generation immigrants, and this diverse cultural tapestry is on full display in its markets. Go behind the scenes, taste the food, meet the vendors and discover the local culture.

With your local host and intimate group, you’ll discover the best of Melbourne’s bustling markets. Learn about local gastronomic culture, as well as the history and culinary traditions that are unique to the city.

We’ll ride to the market on the local tram, in the morning hours when the crowds at the market are thinner. This will allow you to interact with the vendors, as you gain rare insight into the history of the city and how the character of Melbourne has developed. Melbourne's oldest markets are packed with stories, and we’ll include plenty of samples, tastings and time for you to explore, so you can get the true experience.

On this Melbourne tour, we’ll also uncover hidden historical buildings, and pop into a selection of specially chosen boutiques that showcase local designers and artists.

By the time your tour finishes, the markets will have come fully to life as locals arrive for freshly sourced lunches and to do their grocery shopping. The cafés, bars and shops stay open throughout the afternoon, and you’ll be free to explore more fully after the tour concludes. Continue shopping on your own, or head back to your hotel for a rest before your evening in Melbourne.

Multicultural Markets of Melbourne Highlights:

  • Get to know Melbourne's culinary culture with a visit to the markets
  • Graze the market, graze the world as you sample over a dozen international (and some Aussie) foods
  • Learn about the gastronomic culture, history and traditions of the region from your local foodie host
  • Learn the history of markets in Australia and why their multicultural food reflects Australia’s diverse society
  • Finish the tour in the market at lunchtime, where you can satiate any leftover appetite with dozens of lunch options

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 12+ food tastings, beer or soft drink at a local pub.

Exclusions: Tram fare (a local transport pass is required for this tour — please purchase a “Myki” transportation card before your tour begins), additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Multicultural Markets of Melbourne Starting Point

Under the clock tower inside Southern Cross Station, 83 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3004.