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Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner

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    What to Expect
    Discover Melbourne’s many delights on this tour that never stops moving! Meet your guide at Federation Square, and then hop aboard a boat for a 1-hour cruise down the Yarra River. Take in the passing sights of historic wharves, modern skyscrapers and lovely river gardens as you glide down the mellow currents. Enjoy a gourmet box lunch during the ride (see Itinerary below for a sample lunch menu).

    At the end of your cruise, hop aboard an air-conditioned coach for an informative, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of Melbourne’s urban highlights. Your driver will provide commentary as you drive by attractions like the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Tennis Centre, the Shrine of Remembrance, Arts Centre Melbourne and Docklands. 

    Stretch your legs at Kings Domain, home of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Stroll through the lovely park and refresh with Devonshire tea if you like (own expense).

    In the evening, take a seat aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant — a popular ‘restaurant on wheels’ built inside a vintage cable car. Relish the elegant surroundings and a delicious three-course meal featuring local produce and your choice of beverages from a well-stocked bar (see Itinerary for a sample menu). As you dine, the tramcar will roll through the pretty suburbs of South Melbourne, Prahan, St Kilda and Malvern for a truly memorable meal.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from Federation Square, corner of Flinders and Russell Street
    Departure Time
    11:55 AM
    Return Details
    Concludes at Normandy Road (the Tramcar departure point), near the Crown Casino, at approximately 7.15pm
    • Experienced tour guide / driver
    • Guided coach tour of Melbourne
    • Yarra River scenic cruise
    • Boxed picnic lunch
    • 3-course dinner aboard the Tramcar Restaurant (Early Dinner)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please confirm lunch choice at time of booking
    • Dress code is smart casual on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    So I'm not sure why this continues to be offered as a booking option. The Tramcar has been unavailable for some months now.
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    Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner
    Responded 17 Feb 2019
    Our Best of Melbourne tour (352) is unfortunately unavailable to book up until June 2019 as notified by the Tramcar Restaurant. We will be notified by the Tramcar Restaurant if this date changes at all and release availability accordingly. We still have plenty of other Melbourne City tour options available including our Grand Melbourne tour (same itinerary as Best of Melbourne tour excluding the Tramcar Restaurant), City tour with market foodie tour and City tour with MCG and National Sports museum. Kind regards, Mia
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    We were met at the designated starting point by a young woman that basically said nothing in the way of introduction. We were walked to the river and put aboard a river boat. Again nothing said. The boat pilot only started speaking after the second stop. Getting back to the
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    Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner
    Responded 14 Nov 2018
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of your Best of Melbourne Tour. We are sorry to hear that the tour did not meet all of your expectations. Your feedback has been taken into consideration and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time spent in Melbourne. Kind regards, Mia
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    Small group tour with great guide. Excellent tour of city and tramcar dinner was very cool. Very good good food and excellent service. Nice views of the city on the tramcar and enjoyable champagne and drinks. Great experience.
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    We have done this twice now for family birthdays. The food is very good and cooked to order. The service is excellent. The first time we went we did not realise that drinks were included in the price so we were pleasantly surprised. Leave the car at home and enjoy.
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    Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner
    Responded 28 Oct 2018
    We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Best of Melbourne tour including the famous Tramcar restaurant dinner. The Tramcar dinner is such a lovely way to end the Melbourne City Highlights tour and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the experience. Kind regards, Mia
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    a must for new people to melbourne, very enjoyable, theres no where else you will get this experience.
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    Response from Mia L, Manager at Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner
    Responded 5 Aug 2018
    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Gray Line. We hope you can join us on another Gray Line day tour in the future. Kind regards, Mia
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