Melbourne

Australia's melting pot, Melbourne is an energetic mix of culture, food, and nightlife.

Melbourne Private and Semi-Private Guided Tours

Melbourne has come a long way since it was a sleepy cowtown settled by the British in 1835. Beginning with its Gold Rush in the 1850s and continuing through two world wars and the modern era, Melbourne has attracted waves of immigrants from around the world who, in turn, have transformed it. Diverse and vibrant, Melbourne has become famous for its homegrown pool of designers, architects, and other “makers”—earning it a reputation as one of the world's most creative cities—along with its celebrated coffee, gourmet food, and nightclub scene. Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades, most of which date to the end of the 19th century, are a direct result of the boomtown atmosphere here—encapsulated in the moniker “marvelous Melbourne.” Visit breathtaking Melbourne with Context's private and semi-private guided tours.

Tour Highlights

Historians, architects, writers, and designers in Melbourne have come together to develop some of the more interesting, off-beat tours that you'll find in Melbourne. When you join a Context walking tour in Melbourne you will find yourself with a local designer, as part of our Made in Melbourne tour, or you might sign up for our Melbourne Laneways tour and learn about the Gold Rush history of Melbourne. Other popular tours include our Melbourne Immigration History Tour, which explores the multicultural history of the Australian melting pot. We can also design any variety of Custom Melbourne Day Tours by drawing on our network of scholars. Or, if you just want to meet a local on the day you arrive to help you get your bearings, we offer an innovative Welcome to Melbourne orientation chat.