I Melbourne City Sights private tour


Join us on our I Heart Melbourne City Sights private tour [half-day] and see what makes one of the world’s great cities tick. Take in the outstanding architecture, including Australia’s oldest building, hear stories of opulence and visit beautiful gardens. Why not go for a spin on the Formula 1 track having enjoyed one of the most amazing buildings you’ll ever see – the Shrine of Remembrance.

You will travel in a luxury vehicle with panoramic windows, reclining seats and air conditioned comfort with your own private tour guide. Why not make it a longer tour and have lunch at one of Melbourne’s fabulous restaurant, maybe even one run by a celebrity chef?

Start time: Preferred departure time from your accommodation (9am recommended)

End time: Finishes approximately 1pm

Arriving into Melbourne on a cruise and wish to take this tour? We can adapt the itinerary for cruise passengers into Melbourne. We will collect you from Station Pier and make sure you get back on board to continue your adventure. Be sure to let us know you are visiting Melbourne on a cruise at the time of booking.

Pricing: From $46 per person. For groups larger than 7 please contact us and we will put together the perfect itinerary for you. The price will depend on group size and other inclusions.

About this tour: It’s our view that ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ as it once was known is still just that.  Why not take this half day city tour and get underneath the skin of the city and discover why it has once again been nominated the world’s most liveable city.  Melbourne really is chock-a-block of full of amazing architecture, cool history and fantastic contemporary living.

Understand the city’s fascinating history and what made it once the one of the richest cities in the world.

What you’ll see on this half day tour:

  • Australia’s oldest building (clue: it’s not Australian).
  • Melbourne’s world class sporting infrastructure.
  • Iconic buildings, laneways, precincts and architecture.
  • The famous Luna Park in St Kilda.
  • Go for a spin on the Formula 1 circuit (crash helmets and pit crew not required!).Complimentary door-to-door service.

To enquire about booking please email us at info@iheartmelbournetours.com.au and we’ll get back to you super quick.

Optional extras:

  • Brighton Beach Huts – one of the picture postcards of Melbourne
  • Lunch at a celebrity chef’s restaurant (cool, delicious and very reasonable. I took Mrs Owens there for her birthday and gained a few brownie points!). Don’t worry, we’ll make the booking.
  • Eureka Tower observation deck
  • Finishing up at Queen Victoria Market

Wishing to see the sights of Melbourne with kids in tow? Check out our family friendly Melbourne city sights tour.

We can’t wait for you to join us on this I Heart Melbourne tour as we certainly do heart showing off this city!


Here is what our guests have to say about taking a private tour of Melbourne city sights:

James is very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. We feel like we know a lot more about Melbourne now – both its history and current neighborhoods. We did the Great Ocean Road tour 2 days later and even though we had been along this road a year before, saw many more beautiful spots. We also were delighted with cockatoos, koala, kangaroos, and even a whale sighting! Definitely recommend James for private tours – a great way to get to know Melbourne and the surrounding area.

– Lise & Ann, USA

Took 3 full day tours with I heart Melbourne. Spent 2 days with James doing the Puffing Billy, Yarra valley and the City highlights and a day with Bruce at Mornington Peninsula. From the day of the inquiry until the drop off the whole experience was amazing. This is one way to enjoy private tours without burning a hole in your pocket. The places they recommended for lunch were great as well. We would definitely recommend I heart Melbourne if you are looking for a personalized experience and we are sure that you will be left with some great memories just like we were!

– Prerit, Singapore

James is an amazing guide, he literary knows Melbourne in and out. Had two brilliant days with him. Would definitely choose him again and would recommend him to friends and family. They truly offer a 100% personalized service. Highly enjoyable!!!!!!

– Khusal, United Kingdom

James is a transplanted Englander and lives with his wife and baby in Melbourne. We were with James for 2 days…first day was a city tour of Melbourne; very informative and entertaining. We were able to hire him again the next day for a tour of the Great Ocean Road. We covered so much ground in the amount of time we had as our cruise ship was to depart that afternoon. We were able to make it out to the Twelve Apostles and loved every minute of this informative tour…James goes the extra mile to make sure his clients are well taken care of. Highly recommend James and his company; you can’t go wrong. Thanks James for a memorable time.

Sherry & David, California

We took the I Heart Melbourne Tours city tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. James has a great knowledge of Melbourne which he shares with obvious enthusiasm and passion without getting too bogged down in unnecessary detail. We visited all the main sights and as new arrivals into the city it was a perfect way to get orientated.

Manpreet, India

We spent a day and a half with James touring the Great Ocean Road and the city and had a wonderful time! He is responsible, knowledgeable and funny! James listened to our requests and accommodated them perfectly while sharing additional experiences we would have certainly missed otherwise (great koala sightings, bird feeding, flower exhibitions, etc.). I recommend I Heart Melbourne tours to anyone who would like to experience a personalized and flawless visit to Melbourne and surroundings!

Lydianne, Puerto Rico

My family went on a private tour with James to The Great Ocean Road and a half day tour in Melbourne City. Both days were just fantastic. From the start, James was very responsive and it was pretty much smooth sail from there. We were blessed with good weather on both days. James was very entertaining and very informative. He was also very organised and the tour was well planned and thought out. I was very impressed with his knowledge of everything Aussie (even though he is British). The private tour was definitely the highlight of our trip to Melbourne. Highly recommended!

– Jessica & fam, Hong Kong

Did a full day Yarra Valley trip with James, who is an amazing guide and who can complain when the first wines were served at 10am! Some great estates and James really does have a lot of knowledge that he shares with you throughout the day! Second day did a half day City Tour which was also very interesting and finished off with a great lunch! James again thanks for making Melbourne even more interesting!

– Shane, South Africa

Excellent City Tour with the perfect guide. The visit time (5 hours) is enough in order to have a good vision of the city.

– Jose, Spain

Melbourne was one of our port stops on a cruise we were taking. Our time in Melbourne was limited and we wanted to see as much as we could. I had contacted James prior to booking and he designed a fabulous half day tour. He included the major sites as well as some of my requests. Our half day tour was much longer than we had expected. James is very knowledgble and we could tell he has a great love for his city. It was wonderful to have such a personalized tour and not be herded around on a large tour bus. On your visit to Melbourne be sure to book with James!

– Barb, USA

James was very flexible in organizing our 2 day tour. He was knowledgable, friendly, gracious and took us exactly where we wanted to go. He completely suited our needs while visiting Melbourne.

– Wendy,USA


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