Get off the beaten track and down some Laneways in Melbourne on this 2 hours walking tour. Drink coffee with our local guide.
All about the 8 Day Welcome To Travel: Melbourne Arrival Package
Meet like-minded travellers on this 8-day group welcome package experience in Melbourne.
We include 7 nights accommodation at a YHA hostel and that's after we pick you up from the airport. The airport shuttle is included regardless of your landing date and extra nights accommodation can be added for before or after the trip.
Over this 8 day adventure you'll walk the laneways of Melbourne and take a road trip to the stunning Mornington Peninsula and Philip Island to have a go at surfing, see the amazing tiny Penguins and even hang out with kangaroos!
You'll also spend a day exploring the world famous suburb of St Kilda Beach, where you can also have a go at paddle-boarding as well as have the chance to skydive!
Melbourne is famous for food and drink and that's why we created a food and drink tour of Melbourne especially for you! On top of that you have a welcome meal at the start, wine tasting and a farewell BBQ all included.
This is the perfect Welcome to Travel in Australia so we provide you with those things you need such as employment help, Working Holiday Visa travel assistance and help with the setting up of your AU bank account, tax file number and AU SIM card. We'll even give you an address for your post while you're in Australia!
This is more than just a basic arrival package. This covers the needs, the must-dos and the didn't know you could dos and gives you a way to meet other travelers in the same boat while experiencing the world's most liveable City.
This is your week...
8 Day Welcome To Travel: Melbourne Arrival Package
Tour itinerary - 8 Days
Welcome to Melbourne
Your Welcome to Travel Melbourne week starts now! You need to be in Melbourne for the Sunday night. Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any day before the tour and we can organise any required extra nights at the YHA accommodation.
Walking tour of Melbourne
You meet your new family today and learn why the next 7 days will form the best week of your life! We’ll take you on a walking tour around Melbourne and show you this fascinatingly diverse city. You'll explore the famous Melbourne Graffiti Laneways, the world famous Federation Square, bustling Bourke Street Mall and many other must see stops. You will finish your first full day in Melbourne with our group Welcome Meal at one of Australia's most iconic settings, the banks of the Yarra River. (D)
Queen Victoria Market Food Tour
Melbourne is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest open-air market and it’s a true treat for all senses. After haggling a bargain and exploring the wonder of Queen Victoria Market’s stalls we will spend the afternoon in the most Melbourne way possible, eating and drinking!
Melbourne has more food establishments than anywhere in the world so we thought the best way to showcase that was to create an exclusive food tour just for you, so we did. Prepare for lots of yummy snacks and tasters.
Wednesday and Thursday
Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island
Now it's time to get out of Melbourne to explore more of the beautiful state of Victoria. Over two days we’ll visit the stunning Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island, two of the most beautiful and untouched spots in Australia.
You’ll tick off those bucket list items as you see stunning pristine beaches, feed Kangaroos, hang with Koalas, learn to surf, clap eyes on 500 tiny Penguins and even indulge in the finest wine Australia has to offer. Think of why you came to Australia and so much of it is on these two days. Not only does it already sound amazing, this tour doesn't actually exist and has been specially created for you. There's no better way to experience all of these things than with your Welcome to Travel family. (L)
(In winter surfing may be replaced by kayaking/mountain biking (this is weather dependent and at the discretion of the tour guide)
Melbourne has many celebrated suburbs and St Kilda is as famous as they get. We’ll head to this quaint beach suburb taking in its iconic promenade, alfresco cafes and famous landmarks. The afternoon will be spent lazing on the beach, paddle boarding (included!)
April-September: The beach day will be replaced with firstly a secret inclusion and then an enriching and insightful Aboriginal Heritage Walk and Smoking Ceremony in the Royal Botanical Gardens before viewing Melbourne from the highest viewing platform in Australia; the incredible Eureka Skydeck.
Saturday morning is your time to chill out and explore Melbourne. We recommend you take us up on all our local tips on how to spend the morning, brunch spots being our specialty!
The advice in the morning will be followed by advice in the afternoon as we talk about where after Melbourne? We have backpacked Australia so know all the hot spots and we'll be able to help you plan your adventure. As we wrap that up, we’ll crack open the beers before the big Saturday night bar crawl! (D)
And as if like that, it’s nearly over. We're not silly and one thing we're experienced with is the morning after a big night. With that in mind, we’ll have a lazy start before wrapping up any ‘Where next?’ questions from the previous day and make sure everyone is ready for the rest of their Australian adventure.
Melbourne is celebrated for rooftop/laneway bars and after a farewell meal, we’d love to give you a fitting send off by taking you to a few of our personal favorites that no regular tourist would ever usually find. (D)
10% off Welcome to Travel: Melbourne Arrival Package
We've put together a package with "Spaceships Campervans", giving you a 20% discount on a 14-day camper rental from all locations in Australia (Melbourne Sydney, Brisbane or Cairns) when you book this tour.
Or a 15% discount on our Melbourne to Darwin Tour Packages.
Take advantage of these great deals today! Book between 15 May to 30 June.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Perfect for those 18-35 years old.
When you’re ready to take a break from work – or you’re putting it off a little longer -we’ve also teamed up with Spaceships Campervans for a great 20% off deal on their 14-21 day rentals from any of their locations in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Cairns).
For those who want to leave the driving to someone else, we are offering 15% off our Melbourne to Darwin touring packages which will give you an amazing experience of life for Australians living in the middle of this expansive land.
All offers mentioned above can only be booked in conjunction with the booking of a Welcome to Melbourne Work and Travel Arrival Week.
Offer valid for bookings from May 15 to June 30, 2019, travel any time.
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