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Queen Victoria Market Tours

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Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market is Melbourne’s premier farmers market. It’s filled with fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers, regional meats and cheeses, gourmet items, handicrafts, and much more. Since 1878, the market has been a gathering place for locals and tourists to peruse the stalls and relish delicious treats from stallholders.

The Basics

Queen Vic or Vic Market, as the locals call it, is a bustling marketplace home to some of the best food in Melbourne. Grab a bite to eat, do your weekly shopping, and browse for souvenirs and handicrafts all in one place. One of the city’s highlights, many Melbourne tours stop at the market and explain its history. Food lovers can embark on a foodie tour and experience the gastronomy of Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Queen Victoria Market is a must-visit for foodies and anyone wanting to explore the culinary delights of Melbourne.
  • Stop at the visitor information desk for all your market needs and to find out about tours and events.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.
  • The market is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There

The market is located just a short walk from Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations. Set within the Free Tram Zone, the 19, 57, 58, and 59 trams make their way to the market.

When to Get There

Queen Vic is closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and public holidays; opening hours vary by day. Get to the market early for the freshest produce, or about 30 minutes before closing to land great deals on leftover products. String Bean Alley, an artisan section of the market, is open Friday through Sunday.
 
Wednesday Nights at Queen Vic

As Australia’s food capital, Melbourne knows how to throw a good food gathering. During the summer and winter months, Queen Victoria Market opens Wednesday evenings for a delicious display of global foods, live music, and artisan and handmade goodies for sale. Get there early to grab a table and sample a variety of treats from the many food stalls.
Address: Queen St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Admission: Varies
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21 Tours and Activities to Experience Queen Victoria Market

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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour (Official Tour)Historical Tours

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour (Official Tour)

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Get a real taste of Melbourne on this 2-hour walking tour of the famous Queen Victoria Market, which dates back to the 19th-century. With a small group of no more than 12 people per guide, you’ll enjoy a personalised experience with your local guide, as you browse the myriad stalls and mingle with the locals. Enjoy tastings of delicious seasonal delicacies (included). Tasting will depend on what is fresh on the day, but typically include Coffin Bay Oysters, grilled peppered kangaroo, pickled octopus, local goats’ milk cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives. Your tour ends with a famous hot jam doughnut from the iconic American Doughnut Kitchen.
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  • 2 hours
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Tastes of Queen Victoria Market Food TourCulinary & Gourmet Tour

Tastes of Queen Victoria Market Food Tour

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Discover the highlights of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market on this exciting food tour. You’ll save hours reading reviews and researching places to eat in Melbourne, and instead, have a local insider to provide you with their shortlist. Examples of foods you may sample include coffee, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, seafood, pastries, honey, and Victorian plum wine, and more. As you explore the market, you’ll hear about the history of the area, trader stories, and top tips about Melbourne.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourBus Tours

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing TourSightseeing Packages

Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour

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First time in Melbourne? Enjoy a vibrant introduction to Australia’s cultural capital with this 3-hour tour of the city’s star attractions. Learn about the city’s colonial roots as you admire historic landmarks like the Town Hall and St Patrick’s Cathedral; browse the lively Queen Victoria Market; and stroll around Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne’s oldest park. This small-group tour has a maximum of 11 participants, ensuring personal attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cool And Unique Things To Do In MelbourneHalf-day Tours

Cool And Unique Things To Do In Melbourne

Experience Melbourne like a local, with a local, on this fully customizable private experience tailored to you and you alone. Try a cappuccino served in an avocado, shop the city’s finest vintage, chill with penguins, or crawl the laneways’ sexiest rooftop bars. Once you book, you’ll be paired with a like-minded host to build your dream itinerary—morning, noon, or night. Please note: Your fee covers guiding only.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Melbourne Laneways, Arcades and City Morning Tour with Optional Yarra CruiseHalf-day Tours

Melbourne Laneways, Arcades and City Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise

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Spend a delightful morning exploring top Melbourne sights from aboard a comfortable coach. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your informative driver and guide as you explore highlights such as Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Parliament House, and Cook’s Cottage. To extend your sightseeing, upgrade for an optional cruise along the scenic Yarra River.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

4-Day Melbourne Tour: City Sightseeing, Great Ocean Road and Phillip IslandNature and Wildlife

4-Day Melbourne Tour: City Sightseeing, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

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Discover Australia’s cultural capital, take a thrilling road trip along the Great Ocean Road, and spot wildlife on Phillip Island with this action-packed, 4-day tour, including accommodation. Explore Melbourne during a sightseeing tour and see key spots such as the Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Then watch the evening Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, and set out along the Great Ocean Road toward the Twelve Apostles.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 days
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Melbourne Bites and Sights with Eureka Skydeck and stunning views of the cityHalf-day Tours

Melbourne Bites and Sights with Eureka Skydeck and stunning views of the city

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Get to know the essence of Melbourne from top to bottom. A visit to the 88th-floor Eureka Skydeck offers a panoramic overview of the sights you’ll explore next. Eating is a favorite local activity, so back on the ground you’ll stop for a bite at one of your guide’s favorite international restaurants and sip a ‘flat white’ or other coffee drink at a classic Melbourne laneway cafe. Test out the city’s seamless tram system with a ride to the bustling Queen Victoria Market, a perfect spot to pick up lunch provisions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Small Group The Best of MelbourneDay Trips

Small Group The Best of Melbourne

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This small-group tour provides a comprehensive overview of Melbourne. Visit highlights like St. Kilda, the CBD, Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Federation Square, and more. See the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, and enjoy a light lunch and artisanal coffee. Your local guide can tailor the tour to suit your interests.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Withlocals Safe & PRIVATE Tour: The Spooky Side of Melbourne with a Local ExpertPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Withlocals Safe & PRIVATE Tour: The Spooky Side of Melbourne with a Local Expert

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! On this spooky city tour, you’ll join a brave local host to visit some of the spots to be said are haunted – along the way, you’ll hear terrifying tales galore, learn about the characters that still roam in the afterlife… and maybe even meet one or two of them? Visit the Young and Jackson hotel, home to a mysterious ghost for 200 years, and the smart Windsor Hotel, where the ghouls spend the afterlife in five-star comfort. Your host will tell the harrowing tales of the women and babies that still roam in the area around the old hospital, and the dark deeds of the criminals. A train station, a shopping center, a theater… There are spooky goings-on all over Melbourne! Hear how those hoping to rest in peace were awoken again.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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City Sightseeing Melbourne Bus Only TicketsBus Tours

City Sightseeing Melbourne Bus Only Tickets

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See Melbourne’s vibrant city on-board an open-top double decker bus. Melbourne is renown for it’s major sporting and cultural events, stylish fashion, the arts, food and wine and much more! Explore and see the city’s major attractions, bustling laneways, cafes and beaches at your own leisure as you hop on and hop off at any of the 27 stops located in the city and surrounds including the popular seaside suburb of St Kilda. With panoramic views and an informative audio commentary this is truly the best way to experience and enjoy this cosmopolitan city. Select the city sights tour or the St Kilda beach tour, or do both all for the same price, the choice is yours!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour

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Feast your senses on the offerings at the Queen Victoria Market during this 4.5-hour culinary walking tour from Melbourne. Additionally, explore the suburb of Carlton, Melbourne's 'Little Italy', which features vibrant gastronomic history from multiple cultures. Follow your local foodie guide through the stalls, shops, bars and restaurants of the bustling market, indulging of plenty of samples and tastings along the way. With your intimate group of 8 people or fewer, sit down for lunch including soft drinks, coffee and a glass of the region's best wine. You are free to explore the market further on your own after the tour has concluded.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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A Full Day In Melbourne With A Local: Private & PersonalizedDay Trips

A Full Day In Melbourne With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Kickstart your time in Melbourne with a personalized sightseeing experience that allows you to customize your itinerary according to your interests. Rather than following a set schedule, you’ll work alongside your guide to create an itinerary that features only the sights that interest you. Plus, your guide provides tailored recommendations to last your entire trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Melbourne Laneways and WaterwaysBus Tours

Melbourne Laneways and Waterways

Celebrate Melbourne's sepia-coloured Yarra River and the city’s unique laneway and market culture. Visit one of the city's famous markets, wandering the bustling food halls seeking out unique, locally designed merchandise. Explore Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades and grand Victorian architecture on foot, browse boutiques in the Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the city's continental energy and atmosphere. Then step on board your private cruise and enjoy lunch with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline from a very different angle, with the gleaming new Docklands precinct, Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens as your dramatic backdrop. Please note, timings are an estimate as the 5 hour private tour can be tailored to suit your interests.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours

Melbourne Self-Guided Audio TourAudio Guides

Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Melbourne at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Visit key sights like Flinders Street Station, the Queen Victoria Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Immigration Museum, the State Library of Victoria, and much more. Learn about Melbourne’s history and find out why this city has become a celebrated hub of arts and culture.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Sydney&Melbourne City Lovers- 2 Day Combo Private Tour!Day Trips

Sydney&Melbourne City Lovers- 2 Day Combo Private Tour!

This is your only chance to catch 2 stunning cities on 1 tour! Our tour consists of two parts: a visit to Sydney and a visit to Melbourne (or vice versa). Our experienced local guides will accompany you for 4-5 hours in each city to the must see sites as Opera House, Bondi Beach, Queen Victoria Market and Shrine Of Remembrance, but will also make sure you don't miss the hidden gems where the crowds never arrive! Our lovely guides would be more than happy to hear about your preferences and interests before starting the tour and customize it to your desires! Only with us you can choose the travel dates for each city, that is, you can visit one city today, and visit the other city only in a few days or weeks (your choice upon booking). There is no need to join an organized group trip between the cities and no need to commit for two days in a row. We also allow you to choose the order of your trip: start in Sydney and finish in Melbourne, or start in Melbourne and finish in Sydney.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Melbourne City Private Tour Day Trips

Melbourne City Private Tour

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The best way to see Melbourne. With a Local, passionate, experienced Guide to make sure you get the best introduction into the Best city down-under!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

See Melbourne With A Local: Private & PersonalizedDay Trips

See Melbourne With A Local: Private & Personalized

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barbecue Class at Queen Victoria MarketCooking Classes

Barbecue Class at Queen Victoria Market

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Head to the famous Queen Victoria Market and take a 2-hour barbecue class. This class is an introduction to the different types of BBQ, various cooking techniques, how to choose and prepare meats, and an overview of rubs and marinades. Sample some delicious meats and craft beers to end the tour and receive notes and information to help you on your BBQ journey.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes

Foodie's Eco-Tour of the MarketsDay Cruises

Foodie's Eco-Tour of the Markets

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Dine on a boat in Melbourne’s lovely Royal Botanic Gardens. Begin your excursion with a guided shopping tour of the Queen Victoria Market. Stop at the Shrine of Remembrance to learn about Australian war history. Take a tram to the gardens and spend some time exploring on foot. Board your boat at the park’s Ornamental Lake, then eat as you admire the local flora and fauna.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Melbourne City Discovery TourHalf-day Tours

Melbourne City Discovery Tour

Come with us to see why Melbourne has been named “The World’s Most Liveable City” by The Economist Magazine for seven consecutive years. Enjoy a professionally guided tour of Melbourne's most iconic buildings, cultural attractions and historical landmarks. Stops will be made where time permits to allow for photo opportunities. We make sure you get a feel for why Melbourne is regarded so highly and will show you as much of our beautiful city as possible!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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