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City Circle Tram

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 800 007
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The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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handy transport as well as a tourist facility

The iconic Melbourne tram is a great introduction to Melbourne which follows an oval route through the downtown. There is a commentary tape which points out attractions on the... read more

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Tusket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The iconic Melbourne tram is a great introduction to Melbourne which follows an oval route through the downtown. There is a commentary tape which points out attractions on the route and also give the bus or tram numbers at each stop which lead to other tourist spots. The route covers a lot of the must see spots so it is... More 

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kalgoorlie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love trams and being able to ride on a vintage tram is wonderful. The commentary is very good giving insightful information about the city. The frequency of service is also very good.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A free tram around the city, with some commentary on some of the stops and where the tram is going. Its a great way to get around the city and get a feel for it if you haven't been to Melbourne before!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I got on the tram I finally pretty much most of the passengers are tourists holding maps or leaflets. The broadcasting of city information is very interesting and I get to know the city even better. A lot of useful information also is provided on the tram. It was nice experience

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a free tram round the CBD and passing pretty well all of the notable sites, including going to the redeveloped harbour. Good thing to do on day 1 in Melbourne to get your bearings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What more could you ask for ? A reliable form of transport which allows you to explore the city for FREE! I bought the Melbourne shuttle bus ticket ($10 for 2 days). It was a waste of money as this amazing tram takes you to the exact same stops and there is no charge. While the tram is operating there... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great idea the circle line but most teams are so old and uncomfortable, desperately need newer trams all the time on circle line. But the ideas is great and free too

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Hamilton Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free ride round town, we enjoyed the sit down! It was raining so it was a bit busy, but trams were very frequent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant idea on the part of Melbourne city council. Running a free tram makes it so easy to get around and see the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love how the trams are so frequent and easy to catch. It's great that they are free within the city circle as well. As a tourist we really enjoyed this experience.

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