Afternoon Melbourne Highlights with River Cruise & Lunch

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Our afternoon tour of Melbourne showcases our Melburnian way of life. Highlights include Royal Botanic Gardens, Port Melbourne by the sea, trendy St Kilda, Brighton Beach bathing boxes, Yarra River cruise with gourmet boxed lunch.

Take a relaxing Yarra River cruise complete with a generous gourmet boxed lunch prior to joining our afternoon Melbourne Highlights coach tour. This afternoon we'll take you on a guided tour of Melbourne's highlights including the MCG, Royal Botanic Gardens, Docklands waterfront and the inner city bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne, St Kilda (where we'll stop for afternoon tea at own expense), Brighton Beach (to get those iconic photos of the bathing boxes) and return to the city via Albert Park Lake (site of the F1 Grand Prix).

 Tour Highlights:

River Cruise

  • Scenic Yarra River cruise with commentary

  • Gourmet boxed lunch with drink to enjoy as you cruise

  • Glimpse our early settlement days as you cruise past bluestone wharves

  • Stunning views of the Melbourne skyline and opulent Crown Casino

Coach Tour

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • National Tennis Centre and sporting precinct

  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kings Domain Gardens

  • Southbank Arts and Cultural Centre

  • Gracious tree lined St Kilda Road

  • Waterfront development of the Docklands and the modern Etihad Stadium

  • Bolte Bridge providing spectacular city views

  • Travel by the beach to trendy St Kilda

  • Walk along Acland Street in St Kilda - cosmopolitan mix of bars, eateries, shops and world-famous patisseries

  • Sample a slice of continental cake and afternoon tea of coffee (own expense)

  • Elwood and Brighton's grand houses

  • Colourful Brighton bathing boxes - a functional remnant of a bygone era (photo stop)

  • Make a circuit of Albert Park Lake - site of the F1 Grand Prix

 Note:  Pending tide conditions on the river, the cruise may go in the opposite direction which explores Melbourne's picturesque gardens, parklands and some of our famous sporting arenas.