Melbourne - Guided Afternoon City Tour

Get a great introduction to the history and culture of Melbourne on this guided half-day city tour by coach. See highlights of the city‚??s bustling Central Business District, and cruise by sporting landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium. Stretch your legs at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and take in the modern energy of the city‚??s revitalized Docklands area. Venture as far as St Kilda and Brighton, where you can snap photos of the beachy suburb‚??s iconic colorful bathing boxes. Highlights 4-hour afternoon Melbourne sightseeing tour by coach Learn about arts and history at the the Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens and see the Arts Centre Melbourne Snap photos of the city and port from Bolte Bridge Stroll around the vibrant suburb of St Kilda, perhaps purchasing a treat at one its famous European-style patisseries Drive through the fashionable Elwood and Brighton areas and stop for photo ops at the Brighton bathing boxes Get insider tips on the best of Melbourne from your knowledgeable guide Includes hotel pickup and drop-off What You Can Expect Brighton bathing boxes, Melbourne Get a great dose of Melbourne‚??s history, art and culture on this packed afternoon tour. Enjoy hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your local driver and guide will provide interesting background and commentary on sites throughout the tour. To start, take in views of the beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the National Tennis Center, two of the sport-loving city‚??s popular venues. In the Domain Parklands area, see the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens built along the banks of the Yarra River. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, where Melbournians pay their respects to Australia‚??s war veteran. Get a sense of the city‚??s performing arts scene as you pass by the cluster of theaters that make up Arts Center Melbourne, and take in the hip scene at the up-and-coming Docklands area. After crossing Bolte Bridge, enjoy fantastic views of the city skyline before continuing on to the beachside suburb of St Kilda. Pop in at a local patisserie for a sweet treat and coffee (own expense), and get your camera ready for the colorfully painted bathing boxes in Brighton. On the return drive to central Melbourne, admire the historic buildings in the suburb of Prahan and get a glimpse of Albert Park, home of the Australian Grand Prix. At the end of your approximately 4-hour tour, you‚??ll be dropped off back at the door of your hotel in the early evening.