Jewish Melbourne- half day tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
With the addition of private transport (by arrangement at additional cost) this tour is suitable for wheelchairs

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent)

Private tour or Shore excursion

This introductory tour to Jewish Melbourne highlights the Jewish community past and present and gives an insight into Melbourne's thriving Jewish culture
Pick up at your hotel and travel to the main Jewish area of Melbourne, about 10 kms from the city centre . On the way your guide will discuss some of the history of Melbourne and the crucial role that Jews played in its development.
We will see Melbourne's grandest synagogue, the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation and may have a chance for a peek inside this iconic historic building.
We will stop at the Jewish Museum of Australia with its wonderful collection and the world's largest exhibition on Australian Jewry. If time allows we will also visit the heritage listed St Kilda Hebrew congregation.
After visiting the Museum we will travel to Carlisle St, the thriving shopping district with its many Jewish bakeries, delis, butchers and bookshops.


Pick up at hotel and proced to Jewish Museum of Australia.
Tour of Jewish Museum
Tour of one of Melbourne's synagogues
Travel to Carlisle St.
Tour of shops , delis and other Jewish businesses and schools in the area
If time allows viist to the Holocaust Museum

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at hotel or at your ship

End location: Tour finishes any where in the city or at your ship or accommodation

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Please note I do not work on Saturdays and Jewish festivals and on Mondays the Australian Jewish Museum is closed. On Mondays we will visit the Holocaust Museum and many of the other Jewish sites


Car and walking

What’s Included

Museum entrances
Transport by private car
Expert Jewish guide

What’s Extra

This tour can be extended to a full day tour if you are interested , at extra cost

This tour is priced and designed for 3 passengers for the vehicle used during the tour, I can accommodate larger groups if your group is larger than 3, please contact me for a customized tour that is priced and designed appropriately. Possible for a minivan (up to 5 people) or for a larger van.

Taxis can also be used if required


For tours encompassing more than 4 hrs of driving (eg the Great Ocean Rd) I will hire a driver to accompany us

A Recent Review of this tour

Shelley was an amazing tour guide for Jewish Melbourne, as her knowledge was extensive and her delivery was very pleasant. She also taps in to what her clients' primary interests are and zones in on them. She was so accomodating--we really felt this tour was personalized just for us! We were also glad she included the Jewish Holocaust museum on the tour for us ; this was unexpected. It was really a full day of learning and touring!
Lily Ostfeld

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