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City Circle Tram

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 1800 800 007
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The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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The city circle is the best way to get around Melbourne, bar none. We went to Harbour Town (for free!), into the CBD to shop (for free!), down to the aquarium (for free!)

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The city circle is the best way to get around Melbourne, bar none. We went to Harbour Town (for free!), into the CBD to shop (for free!), down to the aquarium (for free!)

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Frisco, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tried the Melbourne City Circle Team - not sure as to why anyone would ride this short of needing a free ride to another side of the downtown area. Cars only running every 15 minutes or so and are overflowing with people. Commentary on the city that is supposed to come over the audio system was nice but hard to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Melbournian I often grab the circle train to get around the CBD and surrounds. It is quick, convenient and has the added advantage of voiceover nuggets of information that make the journey interesting. Visitors often remark on the plethora of transport options available to them on their visits and enjoy the old world feel of the trams in... More 

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Great form of transport but in busy times they do fill and sometimes it hard to squeeze on. Good way to get your bearing and a quick tour for first timers.

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Thank Lehman4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A free tram ride in our historic W Class trams. A great Melbourne icon and excellent visitor experience, and all for free!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Who needs to pay for city tour when you have this facility! The tram runs a loop around the city and down to the harbour, with a running commentary. Couldn't believe it was free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I decided to take the City Tram between Business Appointments and it really is a great way to travel around a city. London really should re-consider re introducing the Tram system! For tourists this is a fun and inexpensive way to see Melbourne.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is free and useful for discovering the central business district and surrounding are. Pre-recorded information while riding is helpful for discovering Melbourne.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trams in the city inside a certain zone are free to travel on including this one. Trams are quite regular travelling in both directions. You can jump on or off at whichever stop you like. There is a recording playing the details of each stop, giving a brief summary of what is there with a small amount of info but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the tram by accident, it's free the tour guide was fabulous and what a great addition to Melbourne CBD! Love it

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