Easy Melbourne: City Drive and Fitzroy Gardens

3.75 hours | Melbourne | M E L - 2 9 5
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  • Royal Botanic Garden
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Departing from your ship, you'll board a motorcoach for a ride through the bay suburbs of Melbourne as you enter the city itself to see some of its most notable sights.

You'll start your narrated motor tour as you pass some of the city's most influential buildings, including Town Hall, Parliament, and the Old Customs House, one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings. Beautifully restored in 1998, the Old Customs House is now the home of the Immigration Museum.

You'll pause at the inspiring Shrine of Remembrance for a photo opportunity. The memorial is a permanent and lasting memory to the ANZAC spirit; the men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War.

Melbourne is hailed as Australia's "Garden City," famed for the parks and gardens surrounding it. Your next stop on your tour is the lush Fitzroy Gardens, a fine example of a grand city garden. Stroll within its 64 acres of huge formal garden beds, walking paths, a superb collection of trees, a gorgeous conservatory.

After your time in the Gardens, you'll re-board your motorcoach to continue your motor tour. You'll pass the ornate Princess Theater. Built in 1857, it's regarded as Melbourne's home for international musical productions. You'll also see Melbourne Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground, site of the 1956 Olympics, the Arts Centre, as well as the site of the Grand Prix and the beautiful St Patrick's and St Paul's Cathedrals.

Your tour concludes as you return to your ship reflecting on all that Melbourne has to offer.

Special Notes:

The interior of Cook's Cottage is quite small - only limited numbers are allowed inside at any one time. Entry to Cook's Cottage is not included as part of the tour.

Wear clothing suitable to the day's weather conditions and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and jacket.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a narrated driving tour of the city viewing Town Hall, Parliament, and other major city sites

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
03:20
Restroom available:
Yes