Melbourne Afternoon City Coach Tour and River Cruise

4.5 rating
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pick-up: Federation Square

Overview

This superb afternoon tour will give you a tantalising taste of what makes Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities. Start with a relaxed cruise along the Yarra River, then climb on board your comfortable air-conditioned coach for an afternoon city tour. You’ll have time to explore popular Acland Street in St Kilda, and snap a selfie by the famous Brighton bathing boxes.

  • Take a leisurely cruise on the Yarra River through the city centre
  • See many of Melbourne’s key landmarks and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Get up close to the city’s premier sporting venues — the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Docklands Stadium
  • Drive over the Bolte Bridge for spectacular city views
  • Visit the trendy bayside suburb of St Kilda and take a stroll down Acland Street
  • See the multi-coloured Brighton bathing boxes.
Melbourne Afternoon City Coach Tour and River Cruise
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LeeSki (via TripAdvisor)

‘We had just arrived and wanted to get an overview of Melbourne, so we booked this tour the night before. The tour does not pick-up at your hotel, but the meeting point is easily accessible via the Free Tram. Everything was great. We saw everything that was advertised. Overall, the tour provided a nice view of the area from the river, and again while driving around. A very good starting point, or a quick overview if you only have a little time to spend in Melbourne.’

Featured guest review

'We had just arrived and wanted to get an overview of Melbourne, so we booked this tour the night before. The tour does not pick-up at your hotel, but the meeting point is easily accessible via the Free Tram. Everything was great. We saw everything that was advertised. Overall, the tour provided a nice view of the area from the river, and again while driving around. A very good starting point, or a quick overview if you only have a little time to spend in Melbourne.'- LeeSki (via TripAdvisor)
  • Guided group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board your coach
  • Yarra River cruise.
  1. LeeSki (via Tripadvisor)

    We had just arrived and wanted to get an overview of Melbourne, so we booked this tour the night before. The tour does not pick-up at your hotel, but the meeting point is easily accessible via the Free Tram. Everything was great. We saw everything that was advertised. Overall, the tour provided a nice view of the area from the river, and again while driving around. A very good starting point, or a quick overview if you only have a little time to spend in Melbourne.

  2. HsiaoH (via Tripadvisor)

    We went for a river cruise first and then the city tour. Cruise was relaxing and informative. Great views of the bridges and buildings along Yarra river. City tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He will try to drop you off as near to your hotel as possible, at the same time avoiding the traffic. Great if you do not have time to travel around the city yourself.

  3. Garcijb (via Tripadvisor)

    The tour includes two distinct parts: a 1-hour cruise down the Yarra at noon and a 4.5-hour bus tour in the afternoon. The cruise is definitely worth the time. You have a good perspective of how the banks have developed in the last years. Also of the old docks (now converted into marina areas). Our guide for the afternoon tour was Jeff. As a non-anglophone, I had some trouble to get all the stories, but he did a great job in telling anecdotes and giving the historical perspective. The tour had three stops in the Botanical Garden (45 min), St Kilda beach (45 min) and Brighton Beach boxes (10 min). Overall, I think it’s a great way to see the broader picture of the city. Mind you, the guided tour is not about the CBD, but rather the nice outskirts of the city (much appreciated).

  4. WorldTravelLad (via Tripadvisor)

    My husband and I went on this tour on our first day in Melbourne. The river cruise is an hour long, though there isn’t a great deal to snap away at, compared to where we had just come from, which was Singapore. Be warned to remember where you have to return to for the city tour, as there’s no one to meet you after the cruise or point you in the right direction. A number of us lost our way for a while, but found it eventually. Our city tour guide was David, who we must say was excellent. Informative, knowledgeable, chatty and happy throughout. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he was very polite. The tour is a highlight tour of Melbourne’s southern side, with a number of stops which gives you ample time to get off, look around, take photos and have a comfort stop, should you need it. You can then go back to those places yourself later, if you want and spend more time. He dropped us all off as close to our respective hotels as he could. If your time is short in Melbourne, this tour is recommended.

This Melbourne Afternoon City Coach Tour and River Cruise is the perfect all-round introduction to the Victorian capital. You’ll enjoy a fabulous cruise through the *city centre on the Yarra River, before boarding your coach for an afternoon city tour with a knowledgeable local guide. From iconic sporting venues and glorious city gardens, to the vibrant bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne, St Kilda and Brighton, this tour takes the best of Melbourne and hands it to you. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

The tour begins at Federation Square. You’ll make your own way to the tour meeting point, then down to the cruise boarding platform with your guide.

After your river cruise, you’ll set off on a four-hour coach tour of the city and its famous bayside suburbs.

This Melbourne Afternoon City Coach Tour and River Cruise ends with hotel drop-off at around 5.30pm. If you plan to head out afterwards to experience the city’s dynamic dining scene, be sure to ask your guide for a restaurant recommendation!

* Tidal conditions on the river may mean that the cruise has to run in the opposite direction. In that case, you’ll cruise past picturesque gardens, parklands, and some of Australia’s most famous sporting venues.

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour begins at Federation Square, and guests must make their own way to the meeting point. Hotel pick-up is not available. Hotel drop-off is offered at the end of the tour.
  • There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear.
  • The itinerary provided may change due to weather conditions and operational requirements.
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  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pick-up: Federation Square

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