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Melbourne Private Tours and Small Group Tours

Melbourne Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

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

Melbourne Private Tours and Small Group Tours

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 private or small group guided 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 Introduction to Melbourne orientation tour.
What Context Melbourne Travelers Say
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Tour lacked cohesiveness. Would prefer more organized and in depth information. Some language difficulty. But he was a kind person.
Aaron's friendly and inclusive manner made the tour very enjoyable. He had a wealth of knowledge and successfully conveyed it in a conversational style, always allowing additional questions. He also allowed flexibility in the tour when we expressed interest in seeing specific areas.
Sophie was fantastic! Very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We would recommend her to others who want a great tour of Melbourne. Sophie’s real strength was her ability to communicate a great deal of historical knowledge in a pleasant way that was easily understandable. I have always said the mark of a good tour is if I learned new things about the tour subject, that was most certainly accomplished by Sophie. We very much enjoyed our time with Sophie, really enjoyed Melbourne, and hope to return here for a future trip. Good job Sophie!!!