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Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous provided by Melbourne Encountour

Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get a look at the swankier side of Melbourne during this half-day tour of the eastern suburbs. See the fabulous Toorak and Hawthorn areas, and drive past a portion of the Yarra River as you sip on afternoon tea at Como House. Learn the history of Melbourne and its wealthy residents as you get a look at the district’s mansions, elite schools, clubs, and shops.
  • You'll start at
    Russell Street Extension
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Monomeath Avenue
  • 1
    Como House and Gardens
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
  • 2
    Yarra River
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Russell Street Extension
    Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    Pickup is outside the Ian Potter Centre, rear of Federation Square, Melbourne (Russell Street Extension)
    See address & details
  • Tour the fancy eastern suburbs of Melbourne during this guided tour
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Como House and Gardens
  • Learn about life for famous locals like Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett
  • Take a short walk along the beautiful Yarra River
What to Expect
Begin your tour at a central meeting point, board your minivan, and head toward Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. As you drive, pass a number of city landmarks and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Head to one of the city’s best private schools where notable Australians such as Hollywood darling Cate Blanchett and Sir John Monash, engineer and WWI military commander, were educated. Explore some of the most expensive streets in the city, including the swanky mansions of Toorak, before heading to the beautiful Yarra River. Take a stroll along the banks and stop for afternoon tea at the historic Como House and Gardens before returning to your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water and sunscreen
  • Driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Small group tour on transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gift for passengers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Como House and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A small amount of walking is involved. For your own comfort please wear suitable shoes.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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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Popular mentions
Bill Stewart wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We did this tour in February 2020. We originally scheduled it for the 10th but one of our party took unwell and Kel went out of his way to help rearrange our tour for the 13th, once our group were fully fit. Kel and Mel were great hosts, sharing a lot of information and making
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Kel C, Owner at Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Yes Bill that confirms all onboard enjoyed a superb afternoon. Mel and I hope you had an easy trip home and thought of you all over the following days. We loved your company and thoughtful generosity.
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Martin wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Very easy going and informative. Kel and Melissa were great hosts and the small group size a big plus.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Kel C, Owner at Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Thanks Martin & Sharon, glad you enjoyed the tour. We equally enjoyed your company as well.
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Bev W wrote a review Oct 2018
Townsville, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
As we had a great time, last year, on our tour with Kel & Melissa, we booked another tour this year when we visited Melbourne. Unfortunately my last year review seems to have disappeared with a no. of other reviews that year. It was like meeting old friends again as Melissa &
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from Kel C, Owner at Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
Responded 29 Oct 2018
It's the connection with people like both you and Carol thats makes running our tours extra special. Melissa and I look forward to catching up with you the next time you are in Melbourne.
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gwaddicott wrote a review Apr 2018
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
We had a great time on the tour with Kel and Melissa who are both very welcoming. Kel is very knowledgeable and provided good commentary about the various sights on the tour. It was great to be able to sit back and see areas of Melbourne that we would not normally visit.
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Date of experience: April 2018
Response from Kel C, Owner at Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
Responded 16 Apr 2018
Agree the weather was challenging. Glad you enjoyed yourselves regardless. We might have to promote the tour as an ideal option during times of inclement weather!! :) Your kind words are appreciated.
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Michelle L wrote a review Mar 2018
Launceston, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was one of the best tours, I have been on. Kel and Mel are wonderful hosts. I will do another tour with this group again.
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Date of experience: March 2018
Response from Kel C, Owner at Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
Responded 2 Apr 2018
Thanks Michelle & Bev, we're thrilled you enjoyed the tour just as much as we enjoyed your company.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Melbourne Encountour
Kel is the best ambassador to the city of Melbourne
My first trip to Australia couldn't have started in a better way... Melbourne, was the first city I visited. On the
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Heather F
fantastic, fabulous, wonderful
Excellent tour, highly recommended Kel was punctual and went out of his way to be helpful and to point out interest
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Kel you are amazing
What a wonderful tour. Kel went over and beyond with our tour even going off track. We had an amazing experience
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Amazing Tour
My daughter and I went on the lifestyles of the rich and famous tour and it definitely exceeded our expectations!
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Surprising Tour with a Unique Twist
Melbourne Encountour (ME) certainly delivered a surprising tour with a unique twist. Being a frequent traveller, ME
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Lifestyle of the rich and Famous
Whether you are a local or from interstate or overseas this is a fabulous tour if you have a spare half day in our
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Bernie G
A fabulous way to see Melbourne
Melbourne Encountour certainly showed us what it is like 15 kilometres from Melbournes CBD. Our tour took 3 hours
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Sally H
Brilliant - 3.5 hours
Fabulous Tour. Our family booked the Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous and found Kel's knowledge was outstanding.
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A great Encountour, thanks team
At our request Kel and Melissa put together a private tour of the Melbourne Peninsula. This included Heritage garde
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Fantastic day out
I was lucky enough to be invited on this Melbourne Encountour tour as friends had overseas visitors. Kel and Melis
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Lea R
Outstanding Surprise
I have to admit, when my partner told me he had booked us a day with Melbourne Encountour, I was a little concerned
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Great Day out!
A must do tour even if you are from Melbourne. Kel and Melissa are great people and its something different. Keep
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Bronwyn C
the old birds from alice springs
top tour for the young and old and we would recommend to anyone going to melbourne .we would like to say thank you
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Wow, what a great melbourne tour
Fantastic tour guides. Knew so much about the ins and outs of melbourne, really helped us make the most of our trip
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Megan R
“Perfect Half Day Tour of Melbourne”
We recently took the Essential & Eclectic Melbourne tour – 3 hours is all it took and was amazing. The value was h
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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