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“Off the beaten track”
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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USD 53.79*
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Half-Day Melbourne City and Arcades Coach Tour...
Ranked #23 of 459 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Christmas Shopping ...Grrrrrr! My day was saved by the Block Arcade. Scampering around ill-mannered Christmas shopping crowds, I quickly ducked in Block Arcade for escape. And ended up doing 75 percent of my Christmas shopping in there. I'd love to give away what I bought, but that'd be telling, suffice to say 'theres a little something for everyone' in this little wonderland, Merry Christmas people, remember to be nice to one another out there xxm

Thank michaelcourtenay
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"the hopetoun tea rooms"
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"interesting shops"
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"haighs chocolates"
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"mosaic floors"
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"spice shop"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"boutique shops"
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"dr seuss"
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"step back in time"
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"old world charm"
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"chocolate shop"
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"specialty shops"
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"window shopping"
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"collins street"
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"high tea"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Melbourne CBD has an amazing network of alleys, walkways, tunnels, and arcades--most of which are interconnected. The Block Arcade is among perhaps the most posh. Look down, look up to see details of the rich past. Lots of shops and cafes; stop for a drink to watch the world go by.

Thank davidcZ5008RY
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

A good shopping experience where the number and variety of shops available make for a positive experience

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Melbourne is famous for its arcades, alleys and walkways so the Block Arcade is worth a stroll. It links the Bourke st Mall with Collins st and has an array of gifts, food, clothing, and random stores to look at. Enjoy the ambiance and history.

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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

When I was checking out Melbourne quick one afternoon I enjoyed walking through Block Arcade. It was early November and full of Xmas decs and Christmas cheer. Beautiful. My friends and I had fun taking photos

Thank ZahZahLou
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