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Join Melbourne Encountour in their Essential and Eclectic Melbourne tour and discover mouth watering taste sensations, visit the home of passionate football supporters, be enchanted and charmed by the sport of kings, delight in historical architectural splendour and get surprised and excited by bohemian Melbourne.

The essential and eclectic tour exposes Melbourne's essence - cafe culture, club based Australian football, the intrigue of Flemington horse racing and Australia's first world heritage listed structure.

On this tour you get to drive past the World Heritage listed Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building, learn how Carlton was shaped by its colourful background, inspect the visually tantalising eatery, Brunetti's of Lygon Street, pass by Melbourne's foremost tertiary institution, Melbourne University, encounter one of Melbourne's premier tree lined boulevards, visit a famous Australian Football League club, drive through Royal Park and past Melbourne Zoo, view famous Flemington Racecourse and its hidden attractions, explore alternative Brunswick Street and return to the city via historic St Patricks Cathedral.

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  • Departure details: 04/07/16 - 31/12/17

    Tue: 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Thu: 9:30am - 12:30pm

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Melbourne Encountour is the only tour operator to specialise in the cultural experience of Melbourne's suburbs, offering ground breaking, innovative tours of Melbourne.

As the nation's most urban city, Melbourne affords its residents a unique lifestyle envied the world over. The various sectors of Melbourne offer their own appeal, differing in attractions, amenity, demographics and atmosphere.

Melbourne Encountour offers an opportunity to explore Melbournians way of life and how it connects to the material sights.

This way you learn the emotional link between Melbourne's people, their culture and institutions. And the multiple chaperoned stops on route deepens your enjoyment of lovable and liveable Melbourne.

You will benefit from this new approach by seeing Melbourne as Melbournians do, discovering the most sought after Melbourne addresses, understanding Melbourne's love affair with food and sport, being charmed by inner city Melbourne and experiencing the real Melbourne, easily, inexpensively and quickly.

Most travellers have a limited budget and limited time. You get the benefit of savings in both areas when you join Melbourne Encountour's half day tours. This also means you will stay fresher for longer, cover more activities in your day and help limit the carbon foot print created by longer tours.

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