Shopping and Textile Tours of Melbourne

Hidden Shops Tour of Melbourne

Tour operated by: MELTours

Address: Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 04 0738 0969  |  Mobile: 0407 380 969  


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MELTours takes you on to discover, Melbourne's many hidden shops that are found in the famous laneways, arcades and alleys. Take a lift up a few floors and discover that secret shop that friends will be amazed at. Imaging watching Getaway and having already seen the new shop that their researchers have only just discovered!

News Flash! There is more to shopping in the centre of Melbourne than most people realise. Imagine finding those shops hidden up laneways, up hard to find stairs, or down into a secret cellar. Leave the noisy bus behind with those pushy bargain hunters and casually stroll along Melbourne's Golden Mile or sneak up an arcade to find that something different.

The tour starts off at 2pm to enjoy the best the shopping day has to offer. Visit clothing, jewellery, hat and other stores specially selected for style and proximity. During the tour, guests will be provided with great coffee to ensure you can get the most out of the experience. MELTours then recommends a sumptuous lunch at Caffe Mediterraneum after the tour.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings accepted for tours with 48 hours notice or more. Payment by credit card, bank transfer, PayPal or cheque. (Cash on the day where approved) Allow one week for cheque clearance. All vouchers honoured for one year.

Days of operation

Walking Tour Times

Departure details: 23/06/11 - 31/12/14

Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Tour starting location

Federation Square

Mode of transport

  • Walk


  • City sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Guided walks


  • Shopping
  • Walking


  • Guide


  • English

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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