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Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside
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Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside

By Melbourne Encountour
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AU$125.00
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Ages 4-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • A Gift from Melbourne Encountour
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off - ONLY WITHIN MELBOURNE'S CBD
  • Entry/Admission - Acland Street Village
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:
  • Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Pickup details
  • Pick up point: Outside the NGV, Cnr Russell St & Flinders Street, Melbourne Hotel Pickup: Hotels ONLY within the CBD of Melbourne IF BOOKING IS MADE BY OVERSEAS TRAVEL AGENT/BOOKING OFFICE WE REQUIRE TRAVELLERS PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS & AUSTRALIAN TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • Russell Street & Flinders Street, Russell St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20957P2

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Accessibility A small amount of walking is involved. For your own comfort please wear suitable shoes.
    • This tour does not operate on Christmas Day (25th Dec), Boxing Day (26th Dec) and New Years Day (1st Jan).
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside price starts from AU$127.53. Discover and book Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside on Tripadvisor
    What is the Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside cancellation policy?
    Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside on Tripadvisor
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    Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside is hosted by Melbourne Encountour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Melbourne Encountour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20957P2

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    • You'll start at
      Russell Street Extension
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • Pass by
      Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
      F1 - Australian Grand Prix
    • 1
      Acland Street Village
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
      Pass by
      Church Street
    • 2
      Brighton Bathing Boxes
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      St. Kilda Beach
    • 3
      South Melbourne Market
      Stop: 40 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • jenniferbV5975ZN
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      2nd trip with Melbourne Encountours - they will deliver!
      We have done two tours now with Kel and Mel and both have been excellent. Booking was easy. The itineraries are very well thought out and the attention to detail is second to none. We saw not only the usual tourist sites but several off the beaten track. Highly personable - Kel did a wonderful job of sharing his knowledge, and both were charming companions, as well. Felt that they truly cared about us and did their best to make our tours and time together memorable.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • prued2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Iconic Melbourne
      Kel and Melissa are extremely welcoming and provide a wonderful insight into the sights and suburbs visited. This is my third tour with Melbourne Encountour and I would highly recommend this small and intimate company. Kel is so knowledgeable and informative, and also has a great sense of humour. It was great to be a tourist and visit iconic places in our own city.
      Written 28 November 2023
    • gayled262
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience
      This was a great tour , highly recommend it! Kel and Melissa were very welcoming when we first met them. Kel is extremely knowledgeable of the areas visited and ensured that we all enjoyed the tour.
      Written 16 November 2023
    • Jodi J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Book it!
      Often when you book an experience there is a little apprehension as to what the experience will actually deliver. Although the reviews were good we were a little unsure. However from the very minute we met Melissa and Kel we knew we were in good hands! The tour delivered everything that was promised and more. Very informative, very thoughtful touches and lovely warm hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and would totally recommend this.
      Written 10 August 2023
    • Elie S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous tour
      Actually, I would rate this a 5/5. The people who guided us there were really friendly to be honest!and we got to understand a-lot of Australia’s history and the great people out there.Surely, when we come back we’ll get to ask our friends ( tour guides ) to help us again.
      Written 11 March 2023
    • C2715NVbarbaraw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Tour
      Had a wonderful afternoon with Melissa and Kel. They are very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for them. Saw amazing streets and homes, had afternoon tea at a historic house and a relaxing walk along the river. I absolutely recommend this tour.
      Written 15 January 2023
    • Worldtravelinfo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cultural Capital I am free walking tour 6pm start
      Was lucky enough to get on this Melbourne city Cultural Capital tour with ‘I’ am free tours’ today 21/11/22, Daniel our tour guide took us all around some very interesting areas of Melbourne which otherwise we would have known about had we not been on this tour. We all had an amazing time going through the buildings, lanes etc. it’s worth going on this tour.
      Written 21 November 2022
    • Lefty M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely experience
      We had a lovely time. Melissa and Kel were thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable. We really did come away having enjoyed ourselves. They made the tour accessible and were responsive to our needs. I would recommend them for sure.
      Written 12 November 2022
    • khsmithk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Personalized and friendly tour!
      Kel & Melissa were a lovely couple with lots of local knowledge, took us to Carlton FC, Flemington Racetrack, Lygon St & the surprise was Naked by Satan!
      Written 5 October 2022
    • Janette D
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Third time lucky!!!
      Third time lucky! We initially booked this tour in 2020. Then COVID struck. Kel and Melissa were amazing with refunds and rescheduling. Again in 2021, lockdown changed our plans. 2022 was our year! We did the tour yesterday - hooray. What a delightful afternoon we had in their company. Melbourne’s history and a tour of prestigious schools and homes followed by a coffee break and shopping stop completed the afternoon. Thank you for your insightful commentary and company on a cold Melbourne afternoon. We would recommend Kel and Mel and Melbourne Encountours to anyone visiting Melbourne.
      Written 6 June 2022
    • Mary M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      You get your moneys worth and then some!
      The couple who ran the tour were excellent. You know they take pride in waft they do because you can see they do their best to make the tour personalised and you feel comfortable during your tour. Mel and Kel were amazing hosts. The tour was just packed with facts, amazing houses and really good insight into Melbourne citizen’s history. This tour is very underrated. Give them a go and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
      Written 21 May 2022
    • Bob W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      melbourne cultural tour
      Great tour. I had my daughter with me from the UK and it was good to see another side of Melbourne. Kel was great throughout and would certainly recommend a tour with him
      Written 14 April 2022
    • OORWULLIE56
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great afternoon out
      We did this tour in February 2020. We originally scheduled it for the 10th but one of our party took unwell and Kel went out of his way to help rearrange our tour for the 13th, once our group were fully fit. Kel and Mel were great hosts, sharing a lot of information and making us feel very welcome. By the end of the tour, I felt I'd seen a lot, had a great afternoon out and had made two new friends. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne.
      Written 5 March 2020
    • 207taylah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent personalised service
      Very easy going and informative. Kel and Melissa were great hosts and the small group size a big plus.
      Written 8 February 2020
    • Heather F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      fantastic, fabulous, wonderful
      Excellent tour, highly recommended Kel was punctual and went out of his way to be helpful and to point out interesting landmarks We saw many fascinating sites, this was an excellent tour
      Written 9 March 2019
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    Prudence D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Wow! What a fantastic day. Kel and Melissa did such wonderful job providing an excellent orientation to the beautiful city of Melbourne. Kel’s knowledge of the history and facts was so interesting. We would highly recommend this tour to overseas visitors and locals alike.
    Written 25 January 2023
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    Showcasing Melbourne is a passion of ours and to show you around was our pleasure. Thrilled you enjoyed the day. Safe travels back to the USA.
    Written 26 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Kavya J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We absolutely recommend this trip to everyone visiting Melbourne for the first time. They have done a thorough job of explaining the history of Melbourne especially sports. We visited the MCG, Rod Laver stadium, rode on the F1 circuit (Albert Park), and also grabbed a coffee at the Melbourne market. We enjoyed traveling with them and saw how passionate they were to share everything they know about the place. Thanks Melissa and Kel for a fantastic time!
    Cheers
    Kavya and Karnaveer
    Written 10 October 2023
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    Great review. We gelled from the start and this helped us explain Melbourne's story concisely so you could maximise your time in Melbourne. We both enjoyed meeting you.
    Written 11 October 2023
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    apocalipse
    Seattle, WA629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    My first trip to Australia couldn't have started in a better way... Melbourne, was the first city I visited. On the first day I did the Melbourne Sporting Icons and the Bayside, our guide Kel was a delight, he was on time, the mini ban was brand new and very comfortable. He gave us a great tour around the sport facilities and explained the history of them, we drove on the race track of the Melbourne grand prix, then we walked around St.Kilda's Central Business District. also drove around the beautiful neighborhoods & also went to see the Brighton Bathing Boxes which was fun.... and finally we went to the South Melbourne Market which was great, we had coffee and was able to spend time talking to Kel about the country and the city of Melbourne. kel was very informative, very friendly and caring. He wanted to make sure we had a good experience and we sure did. I would highly recommend them.
    My experience was absolutely a pleasure.
    Written 11 October 2019
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    Delighted that Melbourne and Melbourne Encountour provided such a great introduction to Australia for you both. You were awesome company and I hope the rest of your holiday was just as enjoyable. Thanks Marta & Milena
    Written 13 October 2019
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