Guided tour

Melbourne: Hidden Alleyways, Ghosts and Best Instagram Spots

4.5 / 5

92 reviews

Activity provider: Lantern Ghost Tours
Guided tour

Melbourne: Hidden Alleyways, Ghosts and Best Instagram Spots

Activity provider: Lantern Ghost Tours
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From US$ 24.08 per person

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Travel back to 19th-century Melbourne on a 1.5-hour ghost tour of the most haunted and instagrammed locations. Discover hidden lanes, historic buildings, and spooks that still linger on the city streets.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover hidden laneways and secret speak easys
  • Hear stories of the ghostly past from your very own ghost host
  • Learn whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne
  • Discover the story of the opera singer who fell to his death in front of an audience
  • Visit Melbourne's most instagrammed spots
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Your tour departs at 8.30pm, please arrive at 8.20pm for check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street for the start of a tour that will take you back to the 19th-century and reveal some of the city’s favourite haunts. Dive down hidden lanes and past iconic landmarks, including Flinders Street Station, Hosier Lane, and Parliament House. Hear stories from when the spices of China Town masked the smoke of the opium dens. Discover poor houses and the home of the genteel who did anything necessary to advance medical science. Visit the locations of Melbourne's most tragic crimes, such as the Gun Alley murder. Try to make contact with the city’s most famous ghost, the opera singer Federici whose most dramatic performance saw him plummet to his death in front of the audience. Explore whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne. Then, end the night in Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown of the Western world. The tour meanders through hidden laneways and visits Melbourne's most instagrammed spots. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

  • 1.5-hour haunted walking tour with a ghost host
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

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  • Tours run in all weather; please dress accordingly
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4.5 /5

based on 92 reviews

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A night walk through Melbourne city with lots of information from the guide. Hidden alleys and history are told by a guide who is familiar with the area. The guide also brought an IPad so we could actually see the people in her stories. Interesting history with the chance to talk to a ghost and take photos where a haunting is known to take place.

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March 24, 2023

What a great tour and our guide..... Julie, you were sensational. (Where did you buy that hat? hahaha ) Articulate, entertaining and full of enthusiasm. Understand life of the early settlers and hear about the past that still haunts us today. Follow the trail of life, death and despair of murders and luck. A fact filled 2 hour walk through the unknown Melbourne that sits right in your back yard..... Wonderful - just Wonderful..

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March 24, 2023

The combination of sensational and historical storytelling made this tour truly spellbinding. Right from the beginning, on the steps of the cathedral, the stage was set of an alternative historical context. We were transported into an alternative reality - the boundary between past and present was blurred. For an hour and a half we journeyed through the heart of the city experiencing it from an alternative viewpoint.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 41517