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History & Donuts Walking Tour - Melbourne

Experience the sweet side of the city as we embark on a culturally rich & sweet tour through the streets of Melbourne.

Experience the sweet side of the city as we embark on a culturally rich & sweet tour through the streets of Melbourne.


  • Uncover hidden laneways even locals don't know know about
  • Immerse yourself in the stories & history of Queen Victoria Markets
  • Discover former city slums
  • Be in awe of the city's street art

Join us as we stroll through Melbourne's city taking in a unique culture & culinary sweetness. We’ll explore Melbourne’s most noteworthy buildings, and interesting alleyways all while indulging in tasty donuts. This walking tour is the perfect combination of cultural and culinary exploration.

We begin our journey at Federation square. We’ll then head off to see incredible laneway street art, walking in and out of Hosier Lane and AC/DC Lane, named for Australia’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll band. We continue our journey exploring former city slums, hearing stories of dark back alleys that once housed the city’s brothels, and then off to Queen Victoria Market. This is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere with offerings from 600 businesses. We’ll then meander off to take in the beautiful sights of architectural heritage and culture of Melbourne’s Chinatown which was settled in the 1850s during the Victorian gold rush.

Throughout the tour, we’ll visit less travelled laneways to explore beautiful streets, and historic gems, and to indulge in delicious donuts. You can find the best donuts the city has to offer on these off streets. Last but not least, we’ll have the privilege of visiting The State Library. This is Australia's oldest public library, established in 1854 and one of the first free libraries in the world. It’s home to more than two million books as well as hundreds of thousands of photographs, maps and newspapers!

From interesting stories, delicious coffee and donuts, to rich history and culture, our History & Donuts tour is the best way to experience Melbourne’s culture & culinary deliciousness.

Per person $87.00

What's included

  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories
  • All digital photography taken during the tour
  • Two donuts and a coffee


  • 2.5 Hours


  • Start: Federation Square - Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne: Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Finish: State Library

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • This is a walking tour.

    Starting point: Federation Square

    Finishing point: State Library (1km from the starting point)

    • There is nowhere to store bags or luggage on this tour
    • Bring a wallet for additional food & drinks

    Distance / Duration: 5km / 2.5 hours


    In some cases we are able to provide additional accessibility arrangements for those in need, such as help with wheelchair accessibility or a guide for those with a visual impairment. Refer to your booking confirmation for further details.

    We need a minimum of 2 guests to start this tour.

Available Bookings from 30 May to 12 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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