Silversea Luxury Cruises To Melbourne

Melbourne

Consistently rated among the "world's most livable cities" in quality-of-life surveys, Melbourne is built on a coastal plain at the top of the giant horseshoe of Port Phillip Bay. The city center is an orderly grid of streets where the state parliament, banks, multinational corporations, and splendid Victorian buildings that sprang up in the wake of the gold rush now stand. This is Melbourne's heart, which you can explore at a leisurely pace in a couple of days. View more

In Southbank, one of the newer precincts south of the city center, the Southgate development of bars, restaurants, and shops has refocused Melbourne's vision on the Yarra River. Once a blighted stretch of factories and run-down warehouses, the southern bank of the river is now a vibrant, exciting part of the city, and the river itself is finally taking its rightful place in Melbourne's psyche.Just a hop away, Federation Square—with its host of galleries—has become a civic landmark for Melburnians. Stroll along the Esplanade in the suburb of St. Kilda, amble past the elegant houses of East Melbourne, enjoy the shops and cafés in Fitzroy or Carlton, rub shoulders with locals at the Victoria Market, nip into the Windsor for afternoon tea, or rent a canoe at Studley Park to paddle along one of the prettiest stretches of the Yarra—and you may discover Melbourne's soul as well as its heart.

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Excursions in Melbourne

Arcades & Alleyways

Discover Melbourne's architectural treasures and cultural heritage on-foot during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Beacon Cove, Tram-Ride & Melbourne City on Foot

Depart the pier on-foot with your guide for the short walk to Beacon Cove, then board a tram for the short ride into the city. Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways. Discover lanes filled with trendy cafes and eclectic boutiques, along with graffiti street art and a host of landmark buildings that arose from the city's Gold Rush boom during the 1850s.


Historical Landmarks

Highlights include the Block Arcade with its dazzlingly high Victorian-style interior décor, as well as grand, 19th-century commercial buildings. Renowned architectural gems include the stunning Gothic Bank, ornate Old Melbourne Stock Exchange, restored General Post Office and the city's oldest arcade, the Royal Arcade. Your walk continues past the delightful Town Hall, City Square precinct, and beautiful lime-and-sandstone building of St Paul's Anglican Cathedral.


Tram-Ride and Beacon Cove

Next, sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of your surrounds during a refreshment stop at a local café. Afterward, resume your walking tour through tiny laneways. At the conclusion of your walking tour of Melbourne City, you can take the tram back to the pier or opt to remain in the city for independent exploration and return to the ship on your own.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles-1.9 miles (about two kilometres-three kilometres), at times over cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to board/de-board the tram and at the sights visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Australian Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary

Explore one of Australia's premiere wildlife reserves and view a wide array of iconic Australian animals during this self-guided, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Yarra Valley & Healesville Sanctuary

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the Healesville Sanctuary, a must-see for animal lovers. En route, pass through the Yarra Valley foothills, a beautiful wine region of Victoria. Upon arrival at the Healesville Sanctuary, begin your self-guided walking tour.


Healesville Sanctuary

Explore the park and wander along the tranquil tracks at your leisure. Along the way, get up-close and personal with a variety of Australia's most beloved wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, and dingoes all within their natural surrounds. Enjoy several demonstrations and feedings, including the majestic 'Birds of Prey' and popular 'World of the Platypus' exhibits. You can even visit the Wildlife Health Centre to chat with the vets or nurses as they treat sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in-need of care. During your visit, refreshments and/or meals are available for purchase at kiosks or cafés located throughout the sanctuary. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board the coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles-1.9 miles (about one kilometre-three kilometres), at times over compacted gravel and earth pathways, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at the Healesville Sanctuary is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The drive between the pier and Healesville Sanctuary is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction.

Melbourne Sights & Sport

Take in the history and stunning views of this this half-day orientation excursion with a guided tour through the inner sanctum of the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Grounds) and walk in the footsteps of Sporting legends on the hallowed turf.


Depart the pier for the scenic drive into Melbourne, which is renowned for its grace, Old World charm, and the magnificent parks and gardens that surround the city. Upon arrival, the coach travels along the Esplanade and past St. Kilda and National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance.


From outer Melbourne, proceed to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for an MCG tour which take you behind the scenes of the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and allows you to relive more than 150 years of sporting excellence and memorable events such as the Olympic Games, test cricket and the Australian Football League's Grand Final.


At the conclusion of the tour re-board your coach for the transfer back to the ship.


Please Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 300 metres (984 feet) with 3-4 steps at the MCG. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest guests wear comfortable footwear and bring a hat, sunscreen & sunglasses. The order of the sites visited may vary.

Panoramic Melbourne

Relax and take in the scenic sights of Melbourne, visiting the Eureka Skydeck and the Shrine of Remembrance.


This half-day tour is a perfect way to discover Melbourne from the comfort of a coach. Take in notable sights, landmarks, buildings, and parks and learn about the city and its history and culture.


Depart the pier for the scenic drive into Melbourne, which is renowned for its grace, Old World charm, and the magnificent parks and gardens that surround the city. On the way the coach travels along the Esplanade, passing through St. Kilda, a trendy and well-known inner city suburb with an eclectic history.

Stop at the Eureka Tower and venture high up to the 88th floor, you will get a bird's eye view of the CBD and of Melbourne's sprawling suburbs. After a short drive, visit the monumental Shrine of Remembrance located in the peaceful gardens, just minutes away from the bustling city centre.

Continue the journey through the city, where you can admire the historical architecture of the first churches of the area to the fascinating terrace homes in the Carlton District. Alongside these historical landmarks there are just as many modern structures, cultural landmarks and sporting venues to set your sights on until your return to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves minimal walking as is it primarily a panoramic coach tour. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair and able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Order of sights seen may vary to facilitate operational requirements.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Car with Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Melbourne at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 3 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Driver/Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should request the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Car with Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Melbourne at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 3 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Driver/Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should request the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van with Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Melbourne at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Driver/Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should request the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van with Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Melbourne at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 7 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Driver/Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should request the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.

The Great Ocean Road

One of the world's most famous coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road is spectacular and breathtaking. The mighty Twelve Apostles are world-recognised icons of the Great Ocean Road, located 150 miles (240 kilometres) southwest of Melbourne in the Port Campbell National Park. Twenty million years ago, the forces of nature began at weathering the soft limestone of the Port Campbell cliffs. The resulting rock islands of up to 144 feet (45 metres) high were left isolated from the shore, standing just off-shore 'as if a group of apostles waiting to be sent'. Join this full-day outing to one of Australia's most spectacular geological sights via coach.


Departing the pier, and head to the Great Ocean Road. Prepare yourself for the expansive views as you travel down this dramatic coastline with its charming seaside town such as Anglesea. After approximately three hours of driving, arrive at Apollo Bay, where lunch is served at a local hotel.


Your journey continues as you travel through the Otway National Park containing lush green forests before reaching the magnificent Twelve Apostles, also known as the Shipwreck Coast. The winding road offers spectacular views of the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, and the site of a tragic, yet romantic shipwreck at Loch Ard Gorge. Extensive boardwalks and viewing platforms ensure you truly experience the sweeping, awe-inspiring vistas while marvelling at the rugged cliffs.


At the conclusion of the tour reboard the coach for the drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a day of extensive driving with long distances between stops. A minimal amount of walking only is required; some of which is over wooden plank boardwalks and uneven surfaces. It is not recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Order of sights may vary.

Vintage Steam Train Ride through the Dandenongs

Embrace the stunning natural beauty of the Dandenong Ranges during this panoramic, half-day excursion aboard a vintage steam train.


Dandenong Ranges & Puffing Billy Train

Depart the pier for the scenic, narrated drive past Melbourne's eastern suburbs and into the Dandenong Ranges, where the beautiful scenery of the tall mountain forests come into view. Upon arrival at the Belgrave Train Station, board the Puffing Billy, a vintage steam train built in the early-1900s that was originally used to aid commuters in the then-remote Dandenong Ranges. Today, this antique train has been lovingly restored and operates with the aid of many volunteers as a well-known attraction. The train still runs on its original mountain track, which offers picturesque views of the countryside and rolling hills through the lush, green fern gullies surrounding the track.


Train-Ride

After boarding the Puffing Billy, begin your approximately 30-minute ride to Menzies Creek. En route, travel through the magnificent ranges, then pass through the temperate rainforest and over a beautiful, approximately 300-foot-long (about 91-metre-long) timber Trestle Bridge.


Grant's Reserve

Upon arrival in Menzies Creek, de-board the Puffing Billy and board a coach for the short drive to Grant's Reserve, nestled within Sherbrooke Forest. A stop is made here for morning tea amidst your beautiful surrounds. The forest is home to towering mountain ash trees, a wide variety of ferns and abundant wildlife. Look for endemic species, and hand-feed some of the native birds. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 219 yards-547 yards (about 200 metres-500 kilometres), at times over grass, gravel, and natural surfaces and inclines, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and three steep steps to enter/exit the narrow train carriage. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, bird and wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Whilst hand-feeding the parrots, risks of injuries such as bites or scratches are possible, and at the guests' own risk. The Puffing Billy train is air-cooled. During total fire-ban days, the Puffing Billy train is powered by a diesel locomotive. During total fire-ban days when the fire rating is Code Red or Extreme, the Puffing Billy train will not operate at all.