Oceania Tours runs exciting shore excursions for visitors arriving in Port Melbourne by sea. Discover the best of Melbourne, and have time to chat to your expert guide to learn all about this fascinating city.
English – all cruise arrivals
0900HRS from Station Pier
1300HRS at Station Pier
Be enchanted by Melbourne’s ‘Old world’ charm!
The tour of the City of Melbourne will present to our guests to the attractions of Marvellous Melbourne in a relaxed and entertaining way.
With stories, facts and anecdotes, our guides will bring to life the buildings and the rich history of this city, built on the Yarra River and around one of the world’s largest bays, Port Phillip Bay. Known to be a delightful architectural mix of old and new, you will be introduced to an astonishing mix of Neo-gothic, Neo-Classical and Romanesque style 19th century buildings juxtaposed against modern skyscrapers, shopping centres and streetscapes.
Melbourne is a vibrant city to explore with 4.1 million inhabitants made up of around 135 nationalities, Melbourne is also known as the restaurant capital of Australia as well as its cultural centre, represented by the arts precinct.
Street musicians and theatre add another dimension to an already bustling city. Although founded relatively late in the history of Australia, Melbourne soon ‘caught up’ with Australia’s other main State Capitol Sydney, thanks to the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, which lead to a population explosion and the construction of many luxurious buildings, e.g. the Old Treasury, State Library, Town Hall, Parliament House, Windsor Hotel and many other history-laden sites.
Experience the ‘Paris End’ of town, with its exclusive boutiques, find out about Melbourne’s old arcades, experience the financial centre of town, with its many high-rise buildings, see Victorian terrace houses and visit the Italian suburb of Carlton. Enjoy a walk on the park, visit the Cathedral (when permitted), just like if you were in your own city.