SUPER SAVER: Book this tour and save 25% compared to booking the tours separately!!
See the best of Melbourne and its surrounding highlights on this super saver that combines two must-do tours at a saving of 20%! After a 3-hour city sightseeing tour incorporating top Melbourne attractions like Queen Victoria Market, St Patrick's Cathedral, Lygon Street and Melbourne's best arcades and laneways; head to Phillip Island to admire its abundance of Australian wildlife. Explore Phillip Island Nature Park and then finish your day on a high note at the Penguin Parade. With access to the privileged general viewing area, your tour ensures unbeatable views of the world’s smallest penguins as they waddle in from the sea!
The Phillip Island tour can be taken on the same day or within seven days of the Melbourne city tour; simply reconfirm with the local supplier before traveling!
What You'll Get
Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours):Start your tour with a pickup by air-conditioned coach from your central Melbourne hotel, or alternatively, meet your guide in Federation Square. Hear about Melbourne's famous world-class sporting events like the Australian Open Tennis Championships and the Melbourne Cup horse race, and the city’s vibrant markets, cafes and galleries.
As you drive through the downtown streets, watch out for top Melbourne attractions like St Patrick’s Cathedral and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pass the hustle and bustle of Queen Victoria Market and visit the iconic Fitzroy Gardens (own expense) – home to Captain Cook’s Cottage.
Take in the Docklands – Australia’s premium waterfront development – and enjoy the drive over Bolte Bridge for spectacular city views. Your tour also takes you on a stroll in Chinatown and includes a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways.
Your morning tour ends at Federation Square or your hotel, and if you choose to do both tours on the same day, then you’ll have a 2-hour break before your next tour starts in the early afternoon.
Phillip Island Trip Including Penguin Parade (10 hours):Leave your Melbourne hotel by air-conditioned coach with free WiFi on-board, and head southeast to Western Port – the gateway to Phillip Island. After passing through the maritime fishing village of San Remo, cross the bridge and begin your visit of this enchanting little island.
Phillip Island Nature Park is one of southern Australia’s highlights. Visit Warrook Homestead where you can get up close to kangaroos and enjoy afternoon tea (own expense) ; the Koala Conservation Centre; and the wetlands for a spot of bird watching (April to October only). Your tour will stop for dinner (own expense) either before or after the tour’s highlight – the Penguin Parade!
Stand on floodlit Summerland Beach in the general viewing zone – right next to the main path of penguins. This area is limited to 190 people, ensuring the best views of the little penguins coming in from the waves and waddling towards their burrows. Relax with a drink as you watch them hopping along the sand, and learn about their life on the island from the informative displays on-site.
After their nightly ritual has taken place, enjoy some time at leisure here. Perhaps wander over to see the penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk or check out the Visitor’s Centre.
Meet your guide back on the coach at the pre-arranged time, and then head back to your Melbourne hotel where your tour ends.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions; please bring warm, waterproof clothing as the Penguin Parade takes place in the open outdoors
- The Phillip Island Penguin tour does not need to be taken on the second day, but must be within seven days of the Melbourne city tour. You'll be required to reconfirm both tours at least 24 hours prior to the Melbourne city tour departure date (contact info will be printed on your confirmation voucher)
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach with free WiFi on-board
- Access to the General Viewing area at the Penguin Parade from the main stands
- Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve
- Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Your centrally located Melbourne hotel, or Federation Square (on the corner of Flinder's Street and Russell's Street)
8:05am: Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour - operates daily 1pm: Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour - operates daily
Returns to original departure point
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.