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Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Entrance to Optional Attractions

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy discovering the city of Melbourne on a hop-on hop-off bus tour; with access to two routes, City and St Kilda. Hop-on to the City Route at Federation Square; famous for its striking architecture and the many famous sports and music events that are hosted here. Along this route, passengers will discover famous landmarks including the Eureka Skydeck - the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere - or hop-off at the Harbour Town, where you will find the amazing Melbourne Star! See the historic side to Melbourne at Cathedral Place - packed with architectural treasures - or hop-off at Melbourne Museum to explore the cities interesting past!

    From the open-top deck, admire stunning sea views along the St Kilda Route as the bus approaches South Melbourne Beach. Hop-off at Luna Park, iconic for its bright and colourful lights, and explore the many eateries, shops and bars that live here. Experience a more peaceful side to Melbourne at the Harbour, or hop-off at the famous Arts Centre which is one of the cities most outstanding architectures.

    Break-up your day of sightseeing and visit one of the fabulous attractions on offer or a 60-minute River Cruise.

    Melbourne Zoo: Melbourne's largest and most popular zoo is home to over 300 different species, making this zoo a fabulous place to enjoy a day out whilst in Melbourne. Enjoy daily feedings, shows and interactions with dozens of exhibits! 

    Old Melbourne Gaol: The former home to some of Melbourne's most dangerous criminals in history, is today one of Melbourne's most popular attractions. From 1800 to 1929, the Gaol built one of the most interesting histories with over 130 hangings, including the infamous Ned Kelly! Explore the excitingly terrifying cells and take part in weekly interactive activities and events! 

    MCG & National Sports Museum: Discover Australia's sporting history at the iconic, Melbourne Cricket Ground. Explore the countries largest collection of sporting memorabilia and enjoy interactive displays, 3D holograms and much more! 

    River Cruise: Choose from 1 of 3 river cruises - Ports & Docklands; 1 Hour River Garden's or Williamstown City & Boat Trip. Along each river, you will admire beautiful views of different areas of the city! 

    With these combination tickets, make the most of your sightseeing experience in Melbourne, with excellent value for money.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The first tour stop along both routes is located at Federation Square, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any of the allocated tour stops.
    Departure Time
    City Tour from Stop 1
    First departure: 9:30am
    Last departure: 2:10pm (winter) 5:30pm (summer)

    St Kilda Tour from Stop 1
    First departure: 9:45am
    Last departure: 2:10pm (winter) 4:45pm (summer)
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first tour stop along the route.
    Inclusions
    • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours (depends on option chosen at check-out)
    • Commentary available in English
    • Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, attractions and shops
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates: All Year Round
    • City Route: 09:30 - 17:30, departures every 40 mins St Kilda Route: 09:45 - 16:45, departures every 60 mins Full Durations: 120 mins (City Route), 80 mins (St Kilda Route)
    • To redeem your ticket to the River Cruise, you must exchange your voucher at Stop 1, Federation Square, before boarding the tour
    • To redeem entry to your attraction, you must exchange your voucher at Stop 1, Federation Square, before visiting the attraction
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    We got the ticket for this online. Unbelievable poor service. We paid through the nose, did not receive a map, no phone or information service. Couldn't find a single bus or a bus stop. Just wasted hours of our time and over $100 from our...More

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    troys810, Cust service at Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Entrance to Optional Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    HI Amirit782.... Sorry to hear you had some major problems. Lets see how we can fix this. Where did you purchase your tickets from? We have an interactive map located on our website www.citysightseeing.melbourne which has all our stops listed on it including pictures and...More

    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    Very helpful, friendly and informative staff at DFO Stop 5, their buses have stops all over Melbourne. With affordable prices and great customer service experience.

    Thank haithemh217
    troys810, Cust Service at Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Entrance to Optional Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    thanks for your 5 star review haithemh217!

    Reviewed 23 March 2019

    My wife and I generally take one of these tours every time we are in a new city so that we can get a feel and bearings for the place. On our first full day we tried to get on at Chinatown and Victoria market...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Ian H
    Reviewed 6 November 2018

    I got this ticket as part of a great package with my airport transport. I wasn't sure if I would use it, but am very glad I did. The pick up was three blocks from my hotel, so very convenient. They give a great tour...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank tazzfromca
    Reviewed 10 September 2018

    I have always enjoyed this part of my overseas travel. I was unsuccesful in booking two tickets online. So I thought I could book face to face with City Sightseeing Melbourne. The concierge at my hotel advised that I get a ticket from Federation Square....More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank LOWL39
    Troy S, Assistant at Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Entrance to Optional Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

    Hi, Sorry to hear about your issues getting tickets for the bus. Tickets for travel can be purchased on the vehicle with our drivers. All of our stops are sign posted.We will make contact with the team at Crown and update them on our services....More

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    Richard F
    15 February 2019|
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    Response from tazzfromca | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. There's a stop near there. Hours are seasonal.
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    dorothy_burdge
    13 November 2018|
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    Response from cutiejessica |
    The busses start from station pier from about 8am
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    dorothy_burdge
    13 November 2018|
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    Response from Loumcint |
    Yes, there is a stop right at the cruise ship terminal. It is stop 9 on the black line. There is a red line and a black line and both are included in the price of the ticket. There aren’t as many buses running as in some... More
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