The markets of Melbourne's neighbourhoods are buzzing, colourful reflections of the city’s soul. Half of Aussies are first- or second-generation immigrants, and this diverse cultural tapestry is on full display in its markets. Go behind the scenes, taste the food, meet the vendors and discover the local culture.
Local English-speaking guide, International food tastings, hot or cold beverage
A tram or train fare may be required depending on the market; your guide can help you purchase a ticket at the beginning of the tour, additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide
Southern Cross Station – Under the Clock Tower, 83 Spencer St, Melbourne
At the last market, we visit on the day or the nearest public transport stop to take you back to the city
The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.
Ask any Melbournian to point you in the direction of something cool and more likely than not they'll direct you out into the neighbourhoods. On this tour, we'll celebrate the local foodie culture in Melbourne’s multicultural markets on a three-hour walking and public transport tour. With your localhost and intimate group, you’ll discover the best of Melbourne’s bustling markets. Learn about local gastronomic culture as well as the history and culinary traditions that are unique to the city. We’ll visit the market in the morning hours before the rush. This will allow you time to interact with the vendors, as you gain rare insight into the history of the city and how the character of Melbourne has developed. Melbourne's oldest markets are packed with stories, and we’ll include plenty of samples, tastings and time for you to explore, so you can get the true experience. Hear about how immigration has been a driving force in Melbourne which gives the city such a unique vibe. Depending on the day and guide you may find yourself in Footscray at the Vietnamese market, Coburg at the Middle Eastern market, South Melbourne for the predominantly Mediterranean Market or the famous Queen Victoria Market in the CBD, the largest open-air market in Australia. Each has its own character, amazing food, and eclectic style and buzz. We'll finish with a hot or cold beverage. Continue shopping on your own, or ask your guide for some ideas of how to spend your afternoon. Maybe join us for our Craft Beer Lover's tour in other cool Melbourne neighbourhoods
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