Queen Victoria Market and Lygon Street Local Flavours Tour

Step into a paradise of food and multicultural heritage

Tour Days:
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Tour Times:
9:30am - 2:00pm
Meeting Point:
Queen Victoria Market
Tasting plates and samples, shared table lunch, coffee, bottled water, the Visitor souvenir gift
4.5 hours
  • Taste the best food of the market
  • Explore little Italy and enjoy lunch on Lygon Street
  • Discover Melbourne’s history, local culture and great food

Our Queen Victoria Market tour is an unforgettable half-day walking and food experience that takes you behind the scenes in our prized Queen Victoria Market and the local suburb of Carlton. Discover the best of Melbourne’s biggest market then explore Lygon Street, affectionately known as “Little Italy” – a paradise of food and multicultural heritage. This is a relaxed, highly inclusive tour with no more than eight visitors.

Tour Highlights

Spend just over 2 hours at Queen Victoria Market, tasting the local picks of coffee, food and wine and meeting the traders. Discover Melbourne’s local food heritage and culture and learn about the city and market history while browsing the isles and shops of the market with your knowledgable host.  Then walk to Lygon Street where your host will reveal some well and lesser-known historical sites and  share stories of the people and places that make Melbourne the vibrant city that it is today. Finally relax over a shared lunch with wine at one of Lygon Street’s Italian institutions or new kids on the block, depending on the day and the mood. Your host will help with onward plans from the finishing point on Lygon Street.

The Visitor specialises in giving you a genuine experience of really living like a Melbourne local. Your local host is your “someone in the know” for discovering the markets, food, culture, shopping, history and people of Queen Victoria Market and our local area of Lygon Street and Carlton.