Recent Searches

Laneways of Melbourne

star-4.597 reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Laneways of Melbourne

Select Date and Travellers

Number of travellers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...

icon2 hours 45 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Make the most of your visit to Melbourne with a laneways walking tour led by an informative guide. Check out the laneways with a local to find tucked-away art galleries, vibrant street art, and interesting shops and cafes. You'll also stop for tastings of macarons and coffee, and learn about Melbourne’s history, architecture and cultural hotspots. Your small-group tour is limited to 10 people, which ensures a more customized experience.
  • Walking tour of the laneways of Melbourne
  • Get the inside scoop on the most interesting spots in the laneways
  • Stop for tastings of coffee and macarons
  • See vibrant street art and galleries in the laneways
  • Travel with a small-group maximum of 10 people that allows for a more intimate tour
Saved to wishlist!
Professional guide
Coffee / hot drink
St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne , Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Meeting outside St Paul’s Cathedral, cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne - on the front walkway of the church between main Flinders St entrance and the side door on Swanston St. (See the area immediately below the west spire of the church behind the corner power pole in the picture attached: StPaulsside.jpg).

10:00 AM
Melbourne , Melbourne VIC, Australia

We dont have a specific end point as all of our tours are customised to the interests of those on tour. We do finish in the central business district.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible on a private tour only; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

Traveller Photos

See More
See More


97 reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travellers

Showing 1-10 of 97 reviews
Just look up
, May 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging . It’s interesting what you can see when you just look up past street level . New places were explored and lots of historic facts learned . I would recommend .
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Jacquel, Yes it certainly is amazing what is above eye level and sometimes it takes spending time with a great guide like San to realise this. Thank you for the review and your recommendation. Best wishes, The MELTours Team
Hidden gems to be found
, Apr. 2022
A wonderful and informative walk learning all sorts of fascinating history . Cathy was delightful and very accommodating. Highly recommend this walking tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Dear Alisa_F, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Kathy and learned more about Melbourne from her. She certainly has a great knowledge of her home town. Best wishes from the team at MELTours
interesting and fun tour
, Jan. 2022
learning about the history, the architecture and the culture of the city. I enjoyed the laneways and stories. San was an excellent guide.
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Hi Katherine, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with San. Many thanks for your review. Best wishes, The MELTours Team
Laneway cafes
, Jan. 2022
Our tour guide Kathy was very pleasant informative and would recommend her highly! Thanks again great day and tour guide
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Dear Shawn, Thank you for your recommendation - we are glad you enjoyed your tour. Kathy is very knowledgeable about her hometown and passionate about about sharing her knowledge. All the best with your future discoveries! Best wishes from the team at MELTours
Highly recommend
, Dec. 2021
Very knowledgeable guide showing lots of interesting spots that I hadn't even noticed before even though I had been to Melbourne many times
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Dear Jackie, Melbourne is full of hidden surprises and we are pleased that you manage to discover a few more on your tour with Kathy. Thank you for your feedback. Best wishes from the team at MELTours
Vibrant laneways tour a must do
, Dec. 2021
Cathy was a fantastic guide who provided us with the history of Melbourne, great places to eat, drink and interesting information about the art work in the laneways. She was very knowledgeable and I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Dear Sue P - thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour and wish you all the best on your future discoveries. The Team from MELTours
wonderful rich experience
, Jul. 2021
A wonderful experience on a cold winter morning, visiting places I never would have imagined were there. Hearing stories of Melbourne and Melbourne’s history, visiting laneways, galleries, and Art Deco Buildings, immersed in the secret treasures of Melbourne city. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Hi Susanna Many thanks for taking the time to write your great review, it is very much appreciated. We agree with you, discovering this fabulous city of Melbourne is a wonderful experience - we are really thrilled that you enjoyed it. Best wishes, The MELTours Team
Look up on the laneways tour
, May 2021
The guide Sam was just great, relaxed, very knowledgable and generous in his exchange of information. The walking tour took in so many points of interest and the particular one I did included a coffee stop at an iconic cafe and lunch. Wear comfy shoes, prepare for all weathers no matter what the month and get ready to be entertained and learn a lot about Melbourne. Thanks Sam!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Susan_T It's such good advice to look up in a city - a whole new perspective opens up! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your Laneways experience with San and lunch at Mr Tulk. Many thanks for your terrific review. all the best, The MELTours Team
This was excellent! I loved the...
Rohena R
, May 2017
This was excellent! I loved the tour. We learned so much and explored places we had no idea existed. Highly recommended. Allow 2.5-3 hours. Generous tour guide with lots of great stories. A map of the route traveled would have been useful in order to return to favourites later :
Wow - our tour guide Kathy was...
Robyn S
, May 2017
Wow - our tour guide Kathy was amazing, her knowledge was incredible and so our tour was fantastic! So many quirky, funky places tucked into, under and above so many small places - there is no way we would have found so many of these exciting places without our Laneways Walking Tour - 100 recommended

Compare Similar Experiences

Laneways of Melbourne
Laneways of Melbourne


2 hours 45 minutes

Free Cancellation



4 hours

Free Cancellation



2 hours

Free Cancellation



3 hours

Free Cancellation



2 hours

Free Cancellation



3 hours

Free Cancellation



8 hours

Free Cancellation



3 hours

Free Cancellation



2 hours

Free Cancellation


Explore Similar Things to Do