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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Melbourne

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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
A City Sightseeing Melbourne bus tour offers the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transportation and onboard commentary—but lets you explore at your own pace. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, so you can hop on and off at attractions like the Eureka Skydeck 88, Queen Victoria Market, and St. Kilda beach. Or simply stay on board and admire the views from the open-top double-decker bus.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off transportation on an open-top double-decker bus
  • Two bus routes around Melbourne including St. Kilda
  • Onboard audio commentary gives context and info about what you’re seeing
  • Frequent bus departures: less time waiting means more time sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the City Sightseeing stops to validate your 24- or 48-hour ticket, then hop aboard one of the open-top double-decker City Sightseeing buses. Your ticket includes access to two different bus routes, which both start and end at Federation Square. The City Route stops at sights including the Melbourne Star, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo, and Eureka Skydeck 88. The St. Kilda Route covers the sights of South Melbourne including Luna Park, South Melbourne Beach, and St. Kilda Marina. While onboard, don’t forget to plug in your headphones and listen to the audio commentary, which points out all the main attractions along the route, and offers background history and fun facts to help you learn more about Melbourne.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours (depends on option chosen at check-out)
  • Commentary available in English
  • Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, attractions and shops
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round (except Good Friday, 25th December, 1st January)
  • City Tour: First departure - 9:30am, Last departure - 5:30pm (October - April), 4:10pm (May - September). Frequency - every 40 minutes.
  • St. Kilda Tour: First departure - 9:45am, Last departure - 4:45pm (October - April), 3:45pm (May - September), Frequency - every 60 minutes (October - April), every 120 minutes (May - September).
  • Mobile vouchers must be redeemed at the Federation Square stop, stop 1 on the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Paper vouchers can be redeemed at any of the bus stops
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Douglas R wrote a review Mar. 2020
Tenterden, United Kingdom893 contributions119 helpful votes
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Get on at Federation Square. We did the Red in the morning and the Black in the afternoon. In a day you get a snapshot of everything. You wish you could stay longer but you can’t as the Cruise Ship leaves. The Red took 2 1/2 hours and very informative. To be honest preferred the
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Pete wrote a review Feb. 2020
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I waited for 1 month to right this to see if I felt any different, but yip still feels really raw! My family and I had visitors from South Africa which consisted of a highly pregnant lady, a partially disabled individual, 5 children and 3 mature adults over 60 who after waiting
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from troys810, Customer Service at City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 5 Feb. 2020
Hi Peter, Sorry to hear of your frustration on getting our services. We would like to follow this up with the driver. If you could please email us info@citysightseeingmelbourne.com.au with any further details date and time especially. We do hope that our staff provide fantastic customer service and we do Thank you for providing us this feedback.
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loren p wrote a review Jan. 2020
Currituck, North Carolina88 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I do the hop on hop off buses in nearly every city we visit. Quite often the tours are with City Sightseeing as they are available worldwide. The checkin process here was very slow as each of 40 or so passengers had to pay as they boarded the bus. City sightseeing
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from citysightseeingmelb, Administrator at City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 5 Feb. 2020
Thank you lorenp512 for your feedback and review. We do have our ticket seller based at stop 1 Federation Square and our customer service office located at stop 6 the District Docklands. We appreciate your feedback on our commentary and have noted this down. We are pleased to hear you overall enjoyed traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne. We hope you choose to travel with CitySightseeing again on your next adventure.
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Jan T wrote a review Jan. 2020
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
The first bus from the cruise terminal was just before 11am. This meant that there was only time for one route instead of the two we had planned before we had to rejoin the ship. What we did was good but we would have liked to do more.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from citysightseeingmelb, Administrator at City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 4 Feb. 2020
Thank you JanT425. On cruise ship days we run express buses starting at station pier which take you directly to Stop 1 Federation Square. First express bus is at 9:00, 9:30 then 10:00, 10:30 and then they follow the St, Kilda tour timetable at 10:45.
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Andrew B wrote a review Jan. 2020
Warriewood, Australia67 contributions15 helpful votes
My family and I recently took a 48 hour pass for the City Sightseeing Melbourne, and were disappointed. We try to use this hop on hop off in all cities around the world which we visit, as we feel it gives you a really good overview and insight in to some of the history of the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from citysightseeingmelb, Administrator at City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 4 Feb. 2020
Thank you Andrew B for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne.
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By: City Sightseeing Melbourne
NFOD
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Poor value
We have taken these tours in most cities visited and have found them a great way to get an overview of a new city.
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777benew
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Must do
This was spectacular. I highly recommend this lovely tour to all who wish to see the city and its amazing attracti
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Liskotus
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Unpolite customer service, expensive and unsafe busses.
If you want the guides and driver to shout at you, not stop at the stops shown and hit in the face with tree branch
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630stefenp
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City sightseeing Melbourne
Old buses. One hour interval between each bus (bad for hop on hop off). Slow services (too many time on stops).
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G4565MBcatherinem
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Terrible service.
Terrible service. Waited for over two hours (in the heat) for a bus and then couldn't get on because the bus was f
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mydestinati0ns
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Needs more busses in peak times
We have done this tour in other countries and cities of Australia and have loved them all, but not the Melbourne bu
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197deniseh
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The bus finally arrived
Tour and commentary was good. Got off at Lygon Street for lunch. Went back to stop five mins before the next due
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clairer1965
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Ok
Ok tour but not amazing , not much to see on this tour and I didn’t like the audio clips , it was on loud speaker a
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BerniS462
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Very poor information
This was a very. bad experience as we purchased a hop on hop off bus and Yarra river cruise ticket, the bus ticket
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WINNEX
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Worst hop on hop off ever
City Sightseeing should be ashamed to have its name associated with this service in Melbourne. It’s badly organized
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jordyns1994
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Convenient way to explore the basics of the city!
The Melbourne City Sightseeing your is a convenient way to explore all of the major landmarks of the city, while re
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Mais B
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Super lovely driver!
Both tours (city tour and St. Kilda your) were amazing. The one I had yesterday was the city one. The driver, Karen
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LSB073060
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Not worth it
We generally like to take the site seeing tours as you can cover a lot of ground. This tour was taped, not on head
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Happiness85674
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Poor customer service
we bought 3 tickets from Groupon but was told that email confirmation is not accepted for boarding. Staffs were unh
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R L
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Staff very unfriendly
Raining and waited outside the acmi. Bus arrived around 11am but the staff was selling tickets near the bus door bl
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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