You’ll start your all-in-one tour at the Eureka Skydeck, an 88-storey skyscraper that is home to stunning views of the city.
From there, we’ll head for some fuel in the form of caffeine. We’ll grab a flat white (the most classic of Aussie coffees) and your guide will explain what makes Melbourne coffee unique, what to look for in a barista, and some of the vocabulary to use when ordering a coffee.
Next, it’s time to explore Melbourne’s famous street art scene. What used to simply be called “graffiti” has become a trendy artistic style, and the laneways of this city are filled with constantly evolving murals. Your guide will bring you to some of their favourites and explain how the movement has developed, exploring the work of these back alley artists.
Then we’ll fuel up again, but this time with Melbourne’s multicultural foods. Your guide will take you to their favourite local restaurant for a hearty sample of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. You’ll learn about the numerous waves of migrants who have helped to create the Melbourne we see today.
After you’ve finished eating, it’s time for a drink (or two or three or more!). Melbourne is filled with many fun and fabulous bars, but you need a local to tell you which ones are hot at this very moment. To help you out, we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon checking out four different iconic Melbourne institutions. The order of the venues may change, but we’ll make sure we hit up every style of drinking establishment, from a classic Aussie pub to the cosmopolitan cocktail bar.
You’ll learn a bit of boozy history, like how beer nearly led to all alcohol being banned during the gold rush, and how Melbourne’s laneway scene developed (as we sip cocktails in a speakeasy-style bar, of course). You’ll also learn how wine shaped Australia’s history as we sample some of the Yarra Valley’s offerings.
If you’re still thirsty by the end of the tour, don’t forget to ask your local guide for some more recommendations, so you won’t have to worry about a dry mouth for the rest of your stay in Melbourne.
Total Melbourne Highlights
- See Melbourne from its highest point, the Eureka Skydeck
- Try a flat white at a local café and become one with Melbourne’s coffee obsession
- Learn about Melbourne’s rich multicultural history with lunch featuring your guide’s favourite cuisine