Melbourne is one of the best Art Deco cities in the world and many of the best buildings are located in the city centre. In 1934, Melbourne celebrated its centenary and this event provided a catalyst for a building boom that continued for the next six years to transform the city.
This tour by MELTours covers a variety of building types in the centre of the city, commencing at Manchester Unity building at Collins Street and concluding at the T and G Building corner Collins and Russell Streets. Robin Grow, author of the award-winning book Melbourne Art Deco will communicate to the group the influences on design, construction methods and the history of occupants of Melbourne's inter-war buildings.
From the Manchester Unity Building to the Majorca Building, you will learn how to recognise the Art Deco style under Robin Grow's expert guidance. You won't look at buildings the same ever again!
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Cancellation and booking policy
Bookings accepted for tours with 48 hours notice or more. Payment by credit card, bank transfer, PayPal, cheque or cash on the day. Allow one week for cheque clearance, $1.50 fee each for Credit cards or PayPal. All vouchers honoured for one year.
Days of operation
Every second Sunday of the month or during the week for groups of 10 or more.
Departure details: 23/06/11 - 31/12/13
Sun: 10:15am - 12:45pm
Tour starting location
Manchester Unity Building
- City Sightseeing
- Guided Walks
MELTours is the best walking tour company in Melbourne. MELTours offers a number of walking tours in the City of Melbourne that include laneways, bars, bicycles, bike share, shopping, Flinders Street Station tours and more! For such a young city, Melbourne has packed much into such a short period to become one of the world's greatest cities.
Do you want to make the most of your visit to Melbourne and immerse yourself in the local culture? Use the extensive knowledge of tour guides to ensure that while you are in the city, you don't miss any of the hidden laneways, shops or cafes. MELTours will make sure that after you have finished exploring the laneways of Melbourne, you will be satisfied you know more about Melbourne.
For instance, would you like to relax in a luxurious lounge while sipping a cocktail in one of Melbourne's hidden bars? Many of the great bars in Melbourne are easily overlooked if you don't already know that they exist!
The Flinders Street Station tour will surprise you with the number of stories behind the facade. Author Jenny Davies will astound you with her knowledge of the station and the people who used to work and play there.
Taking a bicycle tour will allow you to see Melbourne's Yarra River and all edges of the city from various angles. Familiarise yourself with the blue bicycles that are part of Melbourne's new Bike Share system or stay in the city laneways and experience the best shops often hidden from easy view but they will delight you nonetheless!
MELTours takes pride in giving customers what they want in a sustainable and eco-friendly walk. No noisy buses and pushy crowds! Only with MELTours will you get the best overall experience that is guaranteed.
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