Covid Safe

History & Donuts Walking Tour

Daily at 10:30am
2 hours
Starting at
Federation Square
Finishing at
State Library

Discover the sweeter side of Melbourne on Fit City Tour’s History & Donuts Walking Tour. This walking tour is the perfect pairing of cultural and culinary exploration. Your Melbourne city tour guide will lead the way, offering engaging commentary on some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. 

This two hour walking tour operates daily at 10:30am and is best started on an empty stomach. We’ll begin our adventure at Federation Square. From there, we’ll immerse ourselves in the stunning laneway street art, weaving in and out of Hosier Lane and AC/DC Lane, named for Australia’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll band. Along the way, we’ll explore former city slums such as Little Lon, Melbourne’s old red light district, listening to tales of the dark back alleys that once housed the city’s brothels. Together, we’ll meander through the Queen Victoria Market, the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere, exploring the fresh, diverse offerings of the 600 small businesses there.  Next, your city guide will lead you through Melbourne’s Chinatown, settled in the 1850s during the Victorian gold rush, as you take in the sights of its architectural heritage and vibrant culture. 

Throughout the city tour, we’ll visit some of the laneway’s most beloved coffee and donut shops, stopping to satisfy our sweet tooth at eateries such as Short Stop and The American Donut Kitchen. This tasty walking tour of Melbourne takes you off the main streets and down the laneways less traveled, which are conveniently home to the best donuts the city has to offer. We’ll wrap our time together at The State Library, Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. Established in 1854, this historic gem is home to more than two million books as well as hundreds of thousands of photographs, maps and newspapers! 

We operate tours for a minimum of 1 guest. Prices are per person with GST included.
Private Family tour
2 adults + 3 Children
2 adults + 4 Children
  • Discover former city slums
  • Learn the controversial story of the Queen Victoria Markets
  • Uncover laneways that many locals wouldn't know about
  • Admire stunning city street art
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories
  • All digital photography taken during the tour
  • Two donuts and a coffee during the tour
  • Please wear suitable walking clothes
  • There is nowhere to store bags or luggage on this tour
  • The tour is a point to point course and finishes at State Library - which is 1km from the starting point
  • For additional food or additional drinks please bring your wallet

Please wear clothes suitable for this activity including appropriate footwear.
You may like to bring a water bottle, though there are water taps throughout the tour.
Covid Safe Requirements:
Bring a face mask to wear as required
Bring your phone to check in to this tour

We aim to make our tours accessible for each and every guest:
For guests with wheelchairs and prams, we can generally make slight alterations to our tour route.
For guests who are vision-impaired, we can generally provide a guide to assist you.

We many need additional lead time to make these arrangements, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

This tour starts at Federation Square. Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne. We'll meet near the orange umbrellas outside Time Out Cafe. The nearest station is Flinders Street.

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"Wow! What a great way to see Melbourne. I learned a lot and saw things I never knew existed. It was such an enjoyable morning and I highly recommend this tour to everyone."

Megan, Anthony, Jodie, Michael & Nada
about our
Laneways Discovery Running Tour

"Was great to be introduced to Melbourne this way, wouldn't have had a thorough introduction without this run"

about our
Laneways Discovery Running Tour

"A great tour on the hidden street art, bars and cafes around the city while burning calories at the same time! Worth our time and money spent!"

Abby, Neyda, Rena, Daza
about our
Laneways Discovery Running Tour
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