We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Select Date and Travellers
USD 68.95
2 travellers
Select tour language
Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this cosmopolitan city, see local artisans and up and coming designers and boutiques. Our team of contemporary guides will bring life to the city as they share information about the characters who shaped the city, and those who shape it today. You'll fall in love with Melbourne and realise how many secrets there are that you would have missed.
You'll start at
Time Out Fed Square
Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaOutside " Time Out Cafe" on the lower steps in Federation Square, NEAR the corner of Flinders Street, & Swanston Street -- opposite Flinders Street Train station. Directions: Look for our guide holding a large yellow umbrella Dates: Daily, except Sunday Return point: Concludes in central CBD area
See address & details
  • 1
    Hidden Secrets Tours
    Stop: 3 hours -
    See details
  • 2
    Block Arcade
    See details
  • 3
    Hosier Lane
    See details
  • 4
    Royal Arcade
    See details
  • 5
    Federation Square
    See details
  • 6
    Degraves Street
    See details
You'll end at
Flinders Lane
Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, AustraliaThe tour usually ends in Flinders Lane - Near the start point --- within one block from the starting point
See address & details
  • Explore Melbourne’s narrow laneways with confidence on a guided tour
  • Insider tips: learn where to eat, drink, and shop in Melbourne
  • Customize your itinerary: choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group tour allows extra attention from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and set out to explore Melbourne’s famous laneways, filled with boutique shops, atmospheric cafes, and beautiful 19th-century shopping arcades. During the tour, experience the many different sides of Melbourne from the elegant architecture of the Royal Arcade to the bold street art of Hosier Lane, to historic landmarks such as Melbourne Town Hall. Accompanied by a local guide, you have plenty of opportunities to ask for recommendations on where to eat, drink, or shop during the rest of your stay in the city. Finally, experience Melbourne’s cafe culture with a tea, coffee, and chocolate tasting at a local cafe. If you select the optional upgrade, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your tour ends back at Federation Square, where you’ll receive a goodie bag as a souvenir of your tour.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Time Out Fed Square, Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Return Details
Flinders Lane, Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Small-group of maximum 8 people
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Souvenir bag with map and special offers
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have mobility or access concerns please advise at time of booking to ensure we can adapt suitably. We may not be able to if not known at least 24 hours prior
  • This tour is suitable for ages 14 and over. Not ideal for toddlers/infants
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Traveller rating
  • 97
  • 12
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Traveller type
Time of year
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
I was on a small group tour guided by Jess. She was kind and knowledgeable, which made it a throughly enjoyable experience. Melbourne is both gritty and ornate, and this tour exposed both 'personalities' to us. Our lunch was delicious and the restaurant was fully prepared for us
Read more
My mum and sister dod this tour with Lara who was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and warming. The tour really brought Melbourne alive and made it easy to imagine what life was like in the city in the turn of the century. Lara was a 10 out of 10!! Thank you :D
Read more
Response from hidden_secrets_melb, Owner at Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Ahh, thanks so much 647alanahw. How lovely to share an outing with you and your mother. Our tours hilight the today with reference to the past, as our clients take something different away. So pleased our moment of nostalgia resonated for you. We are always so happy to hear how our specialised team of guides make our guests experience of Melbourne so engaging. Thanks for taking the time. Kind regards Fiona and the team HiddenSecretsTours
Read more
A pleasant, informative and relaxed atmosphere. Can highly recommend to visitors and locals alike. Sights that one wouldn’t usually see.
Read more
This is my second trip to Melbourne but it has so many alleys and small streets that I don’t know much about. This walking tour conducted by Lara was a fun way to learn about these places. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing with us the interesting stories of
Read more
I live in Docklands and did the walk with an overseas friend. Melinda was a wonderful host and I learnt so much even though I live in the city. It's not just for tourists, this walk is extremely interesting for Melbournians.
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:0061 (87) 2285 255