City Tour,Local Sightseeing,14
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
Meals not included
Board a motorcoach for a panoramic drive through the bay neighborhoods of Melbourne.
As you enter the city itself, watch for its most notable sights -- the Town Hall, the state Parliament Building, and the old Customs House. The latter is one of Melbourne's most important 19th-century public buildings. Beautifully restored in 1998, the Old Customs House is now the home of the Immigration Museum.
You'll pause at the inspiring Shrine of Remembrance for a photo opportunity. The memorial is a permanent and lasting memory to the ANZAC spirit; the men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War.
Melbourne is hailed as Australia's Garden City and is famed for its parks and gardens. Explore the lush Fitzroy Gardens -- a fine example of a grand in-city oasis. Stroll within the 64 acres of huge formal garden beds, walking paths, a superb collection of trees, a gorgeous conservatory and the cottage that was once the home of Captain James Cook.
Back on the coach, you'll pass the ornate Princess Theatre, built in 1857 and regarded as Melbourne's home for international musical productions. You'll also see Melbourne Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the site of the 1956 Olympics, the Arts Centre, the site of the Grand Prix. And beautiful St Patrick's and St Paul's Cathedrals.
Your tour concludes as you return to your ship reflecting on all that Melbourne has to offer.