This mostly panoramic tour will allow you to explore Australia's ""most livable city"" by coach. Starting off, you will first make your way through the streets of Melbourne to the picturesque bayside suburb of St. Kilda, with its lovely beaches, music venues, restaurants and vibrant café lifestyle. Along the way, your professional guide will be sharing with you stories about the sights and events in the city's colorful history.
From St. Kilda, you will next travel the short distance to Albert Park where you will pass by the Australian Grand Prix track before making a stop at the Shrine of Remembrance, one of the most stunning and recognizable landmarks of Melbourne. Here, you will have time to take photos, climb up to the balcony if you are feeling energetic, or perhaps stroll across to the nearby gift shop at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Re-boarding your coach, your sightseeing continues as you drive past the MCG sporting precinct that became famous at the 1956 Olympic Games and now roars to the cheers of Aussie Rules Football, cricket and music concert crowds. You will also see the Rod Laver Tennis Center, home to the Australian Tennis Open which takes place in January of each year. Making your way to the city center, your guide will provide you with an informative narrative as you pass by many magnificent buildings, including The Treasury, Parliament House, the Windsor Hotel, the Princess Theatre and the marvelous Gothic buildings that are found along Collins Street.
As you navigate your way back to the pier, your coach will travel through the Carlton district where you can see the historic Exhibition Buildings which stand alongside the ultramodern Melbourne Museum.
Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who are able to both make their way on and off the coach and sit in a coach seat. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.