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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour provided by Running Tours Melbourne

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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Maintain your workout regimen while exploring some top sights and atmospheric laneways of Melbourne during this running tour. Head out on a run around the city to admire its beautiful street art and interesting attractions and shops. End the tour at a local café for an energy-boosting cup of Melbourne’s world-famous coffee.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Federation Square/Swanston St
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hosier Lane
    Hardware Lane
    State Library Victoria
    Old Melbourne Gaol
    Chinatown
    Degraves Street
  • You'll end at
    Degraves Street
    Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    This tour finishes at coffee. Your tour guide will assist with onward travel.
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Highlights
  • Stay active while exploring the city on a running tour
  • Admire lovely architecture, vibrant laneways, and street art
  • Enjoy a cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee from a local café
  • This tour is limited to 10 guests to ensure a personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central meeting point. From here, head out on your running tour of the city. As you go, observe the mix of Victorian and modern architecture for which Melbourne is famous. Duck down hidden laneways such as Hosier and Union to see some of the city’s best and most vibrant street art. Explore Melbourne’s colorful Chinatown, and pass by a number of landmarks including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Old Melbourne Gaol, and the Block Arcade. Throughout your run, get insider tips from your guide on the best bars, restaurants, and hangouts to explore later on your own. Conclude your tour at a café on Degraves Lane with a cup of Melbourne’s world-famous coffee.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Duration
2h
Return Details
Degraves Street, Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Inclusions
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories, history and myths of Melbourne
  • Coffee or an alternative drink to finish the tour is included
  • All photos will be taken for you so all you need to do is look around and take it all in!
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear suitable running attire
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Martin D wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a great way to see the hidden treasures of downtown Melbourne and get a 'running commentary' 😁. My guide Matt was a font of knowledge and a great running partner. I thoroughly recommend Running Tours as a fantastic way to experience Melbourne. And then there was the Donuts
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 28 Feb 2020
That was such a fun tour Martin! I'm glad you had a great time and thanks heaps for taking the time to review!
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Georgia wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had a great running tour with Tim, he was knowledgable and happy to run at my pace whilst taking great pictures. The tour was perfect for a quick trip to Melbourne as we saw all the sights and finished with a lovely coffee. Definitely recommend if you like running
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for the kind words Georgia! It was a pleasure to be able to share Melbourne with you the other morning! I'm glad you had a great time! Matt & Tim
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Sarah K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Solo traveler from the US. I happened to be the only runner for the tour of the day so Tony my tour guide catered the day's run to my needs and wants. We stopped and took pictures quite often, then ran in between places. The pace was very doable, but Tony beat me in the game of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 17 Feb 2020
That was a fun tour! Thanks so much for taking the time to review!
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MeganH wrote a review Feb 2020
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Wow!!! What a great way to see Melbourne. I learnt a lot and saw things I never knew existed. Matty was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was such an enjoyable morning and I highly recommend this running tour to everyone.
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Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Megan, that was such a fun tour!
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Jodie S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really fun morning exploring Melbourne with Matty as our tour guide. He had great knowledge of the history of Melbourne and the laneways artists. Highly recommend if you are a resident of Melbourne or visiting this beautiful city.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Jodie, that was such a fun tour!
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Awesome Morning Run Through Melbourne in the Morning
Awesome way to run throught the City of Melbourne at 7am in the morning, Tim's knowlege about Melbourne lane ways
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Brilliant way to see Melbourne!
Loved this sunrise tour of Melbourne and the Yarra river. Tim was a gracious and knowledgeable tour guide, who acco
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Coffee n Donuts Running Tour
Bloody brilliant! If you love Melbourne or coffee or donuts or running or a combo of at least two of these things t
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Will run for coffee and donuts
A great and different thing to do with our running kids (8 & 10) on a Saturday morning! Matt was a great and knowle
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Coffee and Doughnuts tour
We had an awesome time at the coffee and doughnuts running tour. Matt shared a huge amount of knowledge about the c
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Katherine H
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Incredible value!
This week I did both the Yarra Sunrise tour and the Laneways tour. I'm from the United States and was in town for a
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maddysmith83
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Great way to see the sights
If you enjoying running, then what better way to combine sight seeing and a bit of exercise. I was visiting Melbou
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Michael D
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Yarra Sunrise Tour
If you're a keen runner and you want to see Melbourne by foot especially in the morning, this is the go to group to
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Flick H
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Great way to see and learn the history of Melbourne City
Matt was a great host and showed us some key icons of Melbourne as well as telling us some amazing history stories
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PaperblogPrincess
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Great way to see Melbourne with great guides
I had a great time on my Sunday morning tour! What a great way to see a big, vibrant city, and with great, kind gu
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meso
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Running meets city of art!
After my first city tour a couple years ago (which I loved) I joined these guys again for the Chapel Street Art Run
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SamandAsh G
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An awesome morning in a beautiful city!
What a great way to wake up and spend time with beautiful Melbourne. Had an enjoyable run with top bloke who even t
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Chantelle J
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Amazing laneways tour!
Such a great way to start the morning with a run around some of the hidden spots around Melbourne! Even as a local
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Amazing Yarra River Sunrise Run with Garth
I loved this tour! It was so nice to start the day seeing the sunrise and hot air balloons over the Yarra River. We
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Rob C
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A great way to see Melbourne
This is the best way to get some exercise and discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne, highly recommenced this tou
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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