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137 reviews
Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day - Welcome To Travel
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8 days

Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day

Start and end in Melbourne
Tour Operator:
Welcome To Travel
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
103227
From
US $694
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Highlights

  • Get up close to koalas and kangaroos!
  • Learn to surf like a pro
  • See Phillip Island's famous tiny penguins
  • Visit St Kilda Beach and try paddleboarding
  • Discover Melbourne's Street Art, Food and Laneway Scenes

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Itinerary

Start and end in Melbourne! With the Adventure tour Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Melbourne, Australia and 3 other destinations in Australia. Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrival Day
  2. Meet and Greet, City Walking Tour & Welcome Dinner
  3. Markets, Street Art and Food+Drink Tour
  4. Beach Time, Wine-Tasting & 100s of Tiny Penguins
  5. Bucket List Ticked: Surfing, Kangaroos and Koalas
  6. Work and Travel Help, St Kilda Beach+Paddleboarding
  7. Expert Life Admin & Bar Crawl
  8. Rooftop BBQ & Travel Family Farewells
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Hostel

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Customer Reviews

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    Excellent
    4.9
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.8
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  • S
    · March 02, 2020
    Can honestly say that this tour was the best possible way to spend my first week in Melbourne! My two friends and I loved every minute of our 8 day tour with Welcome to Travel and can safely say we’ve walked away having seen so much, met amazing friends... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Sarah, what a legend! Thank you so much for your lovely review. It makes us so happy you had such a good time! I hope you're well :-) Adam.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day reviewer 2
    · March 02, 2020
    Very informative guide, had an answer about everything and was very passionate about us (the group) to learn as much as possible as well as enjoy every aspect of Melbourne. Our tour guide, Claudia, was very laid back and had a great sense of humour and... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Trissssss, thank you so much for this review. We're glad you had a great time and found Clauds so knowledgable, I'll be sure to tell her! I'm glad we could find you some work too. I hope all is well mate. Stay safe, Adam
    Trip date: February 2020
  • B
    · March 02, 2020
    As a solo traveler to Oz, I was worried about meeting people and knowing what to do, so I picked welcome to travel Melbourne pack. Picked Melbourne as I like the quirk, art and music and Melbourne is a very colourful place and very much has an artsy... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Bethan! Thank you so much for both your kind words, and of course for joining us. It makes us so happy to read that although you were nervous you had an incredible time with us. I hope you're getting on well wherever you are in the world right now. Stay... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2020
  • M
    · March 02, 2020
    Genuinely the best money I’ve ever spent! I have had the absolute best first week in Australia, met some amazing people and feel ready and set up for my time here. Clauds is literally the best tour guide ever, so warm and lovely and really goes above... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Maddie! Best money you have ever spent, that makes us so bloody happy you will not believe. Thank you for joining us on tour, we're glad you loved it as we loved having you join us! I'll be sure to tell Clauds she's the best tour guide ever too! I hope... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day reviewer 5
    · February 08, 2020
    Everyday was packed with awesome activities and secret inclusions. Clauds was the best guide EVER, and made this trip so much more special. Everything was so we'll organized and they took care of everything - even the airport pickup was great (shout out... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Megan, what a legend. This is such a lovely review to read. We agree, Clauds is the best guide ever right? We're so glad you think that and also that you had a great trip with us. I'll also be passing on the compliments to Clive too, what a legend of a... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · February 07, 2020
    Wasn’t sure what to expect, the activities and inclusions all sounded great but they far exceeded expectations. It’s a cliche but never more true to say that you will meet the most amazing people and our guide Claudia is now my biggest girl crush. The... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Alice! I'm so happy you not only had a great time but the inclusions exceeded your expectations, that's what our goal is each and every time! Your group were so so good too! I hope you're well wherever you are in the world right now. Thanks for taking... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • L
    · February 07, 2020
    I Would highly recommend this trip to anyone thinking about doing it, we had such an amazing group all from different areas of the world which made it so interesting, I was a solo traveller but on the first day it didn't even feel like I was on my own.... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    That's right Lisa, we're just a call away! It's great to read what an epic time you had. We loved having you as part of an incredible group too! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels, that was a brilliant trip. I hope you're well wherever you are... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • J
    · February 07, 2020
    Best way to start your adventure in Australia. Not only the best guidance during this week but even for the rest of your stay in aussie!
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Aw thanks Julia. Glad you loved it! I hope you're well wherever you are in the world right now. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Stay safe, Adam
    Trip date: January 2020
  • C
    · February 07, 2020
    Such a good week and without a doubt the best way to start travelling in oz. So helpful with setting all your admin stuff up too. Had no idea what I wanted to do after this week but after a few hours with Adam, he sorted an easy coast trip out for me,... Show more
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Briggggggsy! Sorry I missed this before. Great to read you loved the week and went on for an adventure after! You remain the only person I've sorted a job and rugby club for haha! I hope you're well up in Queensland right now. Thanks for taking the time... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • H
    · February 07, 2020
    Would highly recommend the tour! Such an amazing jam-packed week. Not only are there incredible experiences but the help they give you, whether or are working or travelling, is invaluable.
    Welcome To Travel commented on this review
    Aw thanks Hannah, that's so lovely to read! I hope you're well wherever you are in the world right now. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Stay safe, Adam
    Trip date: January 2020

Dates & Availability

8 days
Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day
From Melbourne to Melbourne
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is the maximum group size?

      The maximum group size on this tour is 24 people per tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour will end at a centrally located YHA hostel in Melbourne, you can choose to leave at anytime however there is an included bbq which you can enjoy whilst lazing on a rooftop overlooking the city with your new travel family!

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The tour will start with an included airport pickup and you will be taken to a central located YHA hostel to begin the tour. Your accommodation will be confirmed at time of booking.

    • Do you offer airport transfers?

      An arrival airport transfer is included in the tour price, once you have a confirmed booking simply let our customer support team know your arrival flight details so this can be arranged for you.

    • Are you able to arrange additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can organise additional accommodation for you before or after the tour! Once you have a confirmed booking please contact our customer support team so they can organise this for you.

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    • About the country

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      Visa

      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Australia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before October 12th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 12th, 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Welcome To Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Welcome To Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Welcome To Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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