History & Donuts Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Melbourne’s unique culture on the History & Donuts Walking Tour, a casual morning stroll that explores some of Melbourne’s most noteworthy buildings and amazing streets all while indulging in some delicious donuts.
No items found.
No items found.
See schedule for dates, tour starts at
Distance / Duration
2.5 hours
Challenge Factor
Starting At
Federation Square
Finishing At
State Library
Minimum Guests

Join our "Dough-lightful History Stroll!" as we venture through Melbourne's iconic laneways to savor the city's rich culture and past. We'll kick things off at Federation Square, a vibrant hub where culture and events collide.

Next, we'll graffiti-gravitate to Hosier Lane, where you'll be awestruck by artistry that's simply a-mural-ing. Stroll to St Paul's Cathedral, a holy landmark standing tall for over 150 years, offering architectural eye-candy and a history that's heaven-sent.

We'll sip into history at Young & Jackson's Hotel, home to the iconic "Chloe" painting. But don't worry, we won't linger; we've got doughnuts to discover!

Then, it's time to refuel with a caffeine hit in Centre Place, an alley bursting with cafe culture. It's the perfect appetizer before our doughnut extravaganza.

Stride down chic Collins Street, where shopping meets dining, and sneak a peek at the venerable Mitre Tavern, a charming relic of Melbourne's past.

Continue the journey on Hardware Lane, a slender path brimming with snug cafes and eateries. But we're here for doughnut delight, not drinks!

Explore the Old Melbourne Gaol, once a prison, now a notorious museum with infamous inmates like Ned Kelly, Australia's bad-boy bandit. No doughnuts behind bars, though!

Our adventure concludes at State Library Victoria, a bookish haven housing over 2 million reads - we lost count. The tour ends here, but we suggest diving into the literary sea while you're in town.

Prepare for a tasty tour – we've got two doughnut detours and a coffee pit stop!

*Please note, we often swing by Queen Victoria Market, but it's closed on Mondays and Wednesdays, so we'll spice up our route a bit.


• Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and see colourful street art in Hosier Lane.
• Visit historic landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral and the Young & Jackson's Hotel, home to the famous "Chloe" painting.
• Take a break and grab a coffee at Centre Place, a bustling pedestrian alleyway filled with trendy cafes and restaurants.
• Discover the Old Melbourne Gaol, a former prison that is now a museum and home to some of the city's most famous prisoners.
• End the tour at the beautiful and expansive State Library Victoria, which houses over 2 million books.
• Enjoy two donut stops and a coffee stop on this tour.


• A knowledgeable and experienced tour guide to lead the way.
• All photos taken during the tour.
• Enjoy a mid-tour coffee (or alternative drink) and two donuts from some of our favourite Melbourne cafes and venues.

What To Bring

• Please wear suitable clothing for this type of activity, including appropriate footwear.
• We recommend bringing a water bottle and refilling it at the water taps along the way.
• In summer, we recommend wearing a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
• There is no storage available for bags during the tour, so please plan accordingly.


Fit City Tours is committed to providing a high-quality, enjoyable tour experience for all of our participants. If you have any specific accessibility needs, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs and ensure that you are able to fully participate in the tour. In order to prepare and plan appropriately, we recommend contacting us in advance of your tour to discuss your specific requirements.

Starting Point & Map

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.

Click to view map location

Prices are per person with GST included.
Gather the crew and ask us about our special group rates!
Private Family tour
2 adults + 3 Children
2 adults + 4 Children
Book NowBuy as a Gift VoucherAsk a Question

Book Now

Buy as a Gift Voucher

What our past guests have said

View All Tours