Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

Melbourne, Australia

From USD 67.48

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a real taste of Melbourne on this 2-hour walking tour of the famous Queen Victoria Market, which dates back to the 19th-century. With a small group of no more than 12 people per guide, you’ll enjoy a personalised experience with your local guide, as you browse the myriad stalls and mingle with the locals. Enjoy tastings of delicious seasonal delicacies (included). Tasting will depend on what is fresh on the day, but typically include Coffin Bay Oysters, grilled peppered kangaroo, pickled octopus, local goats’ milk cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives. Your tour ends with a famous hot jam doughnut from the iconic American Doughnut Kitchen.
  • 2-hour walking tour of Queen Victoria Market
  • Learn about Melbourne’s historical market and meet some of its vendors with an experienced local guide
  • Taste local favorites like grilled peppered kangaroo, oysters, goat cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives.
  • Receive hints on selecting the best seasonal produce
  • Food tastings, a Queen Victoria Market shopping bag and a glass of Victorian wine are included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 for a personalized experience

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

If you’re a budding chef or a foodie, this introduction to the historic Queen Victoria Market is for you! There are enough food halls, stalls and specialty shops to keep you occupied for hours after the tour.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Generous tastings
  • Queen Victoria Market shopping bag
  • AU$5 Market voucher, valid at all Market stalls.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Market Espresso & Trolley Hire
    Queen Victoria Market, 513 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Please meet at the corner String Bean Alley and Queen Street, just between Market Espresso Cafe and the Queen Street bathrooms.

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Queen Victoria Market

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Tour meeting point: Queen Vic Market Visitor Hub, Corner String Bean Alley & Queen Street
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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178 reviews
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Happy tongue!
Christine_M, Feb 2023
Getting to taste kangaroo, specially spiced chicken sausages, Australian cheese, raw oyster, and gelato. Yum!!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello, Thank you for your great review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the tastings. We look forward to seeing you back at the Market. Cheers, Bettina
Sensational Tour
Helene_C, Dec 2022
Sensational tour of the market, Carmel was our guide who took us from store to store providing a history of the market and organised amazing tastings the market has to offer.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Helene, Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you at the Market again one day.
Fantastic tour
Colin_C, Dec 2022
Great guide really enjoyed the tastings & lots of information . Market ethics were impressive heading to carbon neutral & the history of the market was very interesting
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Colin, Thank you for kind review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and very pleased to hear your comments on the Market's sustainability measures.
Brilliant market tour.
Anne_H, Aug 2022
Information received was excellent from a very knowledgeable guide. The tour was well planned with an obvious relationship with stall holders. Probably needs some audio help as it’s quite noisy and difficult to hear everything. Probably more a market tour than a food tour
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello, Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour. Cheers, Bettina
VIC Market with friends
Michelle_D, July 2022
Fabulous, informative, interesting and yummy. So much food. Our guide was very knowledgeable, experienced and fun. Would definitely recommend ❤️
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and the food and that you found our guide knowledgeable, experienced and fun. We hope to see you at the Market again soon.
Great Experience
Ken_A, Mar 2020
The guide had lots of information about the different areas of the market and related it well. Quite a few foods to try, you definitely don't need lunch afterwards. Well worth it.
Best tour of the market
Janet_L, Feb 2020
Really enjoyed this tour! We learned so much about the history of Melbourne and the public market. The food we tried was amazing!! Our guide was so knowledgeable and delightful! This is the only way to really learn about the market and really appreciate it. A fantastic activity in Melbourne!!
What a wonderful experience!
toniaA9837ED, Oct 2019
Gill was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide and made the tour fun and interesting. Learnt alot and that in itself was wonderful and of course the tastings - simply delish.
Great guide. Don't eat before you do...
margaret b, Oct 2017
Great guide. Don't eat before you do tour plenty of samples to taste as good as lunch. Very informative about food and the history of the stall holders and running of market. Must do
very informative and lovely guide. Such...
Lisa B, June 2016
very informative and lovely guide. Such an amazing market place. So well worth it.
Really enjoyable! Our guide was...
Deonisia S, Feb 2016
Really enjoyable! Our guide was engaging and interesting - thank you