Melbourne Art Deco Architecture Tour

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From $48.68

4 reviews   (4.75)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover Melbourne’s fascinating Art Deco architecture on this small-group, 2-hour walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of Melbourne while admiring fine examples of the city’s most famous Art Deco buildings, including the Manchester Unity Building and Majorca Building. Learn fascinating details about the tiles, patterns, and designs that were popular in the 1930s, and discover how the 1934 Centenary of Melbourne, as well as Mayan, Spanish, and Egyptian art, influenced the city’s architecture.

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Meet your guide at the Manchester Unity Building at 10am. In 1934, Melbourne celebrated its centenary and this event provided a catalyst for a building boom that transformed the city. As a result, Melbourne has some of the finest Art Deco buildings in the world, with many of the best examples located in the city centre.

Follow your Art Deco guide to see and hear about various types of architecture in the city, including the Manchester Unity Building and the Majorca Building. Learn how to recognize the Art Deco style, including the use of terracotta ‘self-cleaning’ tiles, the distinctive patterning, and other design details of the genre. Discover how Spanish, Egyptian, Mayan and other cultures influenced the style and how this was an indicator as to what people were interested in during this time.

Finish your tour at 12 noon in the city.

• Admission Ticket Free


Art Deco
elessac, 12-06-2022
The tour was informative and the guide was lovely.

It's only 2 hours and a good Melbourne experience.
Great tour guide, great tour. 10/10.
Arnders_v, 01-05-2022
Sam was very knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for Melbourne was infectious. He even went above and beyond to walk us to the tram we needed to take afterwards for our next activity at the MCG.
Loved our time with San...
Allison_I, 27-03-2022
Loved our time with San on the Melbourne Art Deco tour! My friends and I booked this for a girl’s day to play tourist in our city. Such a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. We enjoyed learning the historical background of these beautiful buildings and noticing new details that we hadn’t before. Thank you San!
Great opportunity to learn about Melbourne’s history
Shona_M, 10-08-2021
Bright blue sky, great reminder to look up and see my own city as a tourist. Thanks San we loved hearing about this artistic period! ;)

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