Shrine Tours

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Shrine Tour
Join a Shrine Tour and discover more about this beautiful monument. Delve deeper into history as your tour guide illuminates the symbolism and meaning throughout the Shrine. Walk this historic site as you learn tmore about the buildings beautiful stories, architecture and purpose. Popular with locals and travellers alike, find out for yourself what makes the Shrine a unique destination in Melbourne, and why it consistently ranks in the top 10 things to do in Victoria.
 
Tour start times: 11am & 12.45pm. Duration: 75 minutes
 

Tour ticket prices*
Adult $34.00  |  Concession $29.00  |  Child $15.00

Children six years old and under FOC: but not recommended due to themes and content

 
 

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Tour and a Tiffin

Your journey begins by delving into history with a Shrine Tour. Once you have completed the tour, recharge with a tasty tiffin from Jardin Tan. Produced exclusively for Shrine Tour participants, your transportable tiffin contains gourmet treats encased in a stainless-steel tiffin, which can be enjoyed at the renowned Jardin Tan restaurant located close to the Shrine, or picnic style within the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Tiffins can be collected from and returned to Jardin Tan, providing you with maximum flexibility.

Tour & a Tiffin options are available daily, with 24 hours notice. Tour start times: 11am & 12.45pm
Duration: 2 hours approximately

Tour and a Tiffin ticket prices
Adult $64.00 | Concession $59.00 | Child $45.00

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Precinct Pass

A unique experience that takes in some of the best highlights of the Domain Precinct.  Included is a Shrine Tour, a Garden Explorer Bus Ride and tour through the expansive Royal Botanic Gardens followed by a scrumptious Devonshire Tea a the Terrace Cafe located deep within the beautiful gardens.

Adult $55.00 | Concession $48.00 | Child $34.00

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Tour Reviews

23 January 2019 TripAdvisor "FANTASTIC TOUR": We did a 75 minute guided tour with the tiffin lunch. The tour guide was excellent and conveyed the heart and soul of the shrine in a captivating way that was memorable. Loved the galleries in the basement and the 360 degree view from the top balcony was breathtaking

Tour Review Precinct Pass: On the 11th of January, my wife & I enjoyed the package featuring a guided Shrine tour followed by Devonshire Tea and shuttle bus gardens tour.  We highly recommend the above! Our Shrine guide (Lara?) was extremely knowledgeable with a friendly-and-welcoming manner. Even as lifelong Melbourne residents (and me a self-confessed "history tragic"), we learned much that we had not heard before. I will certainly return soon to look the Shrine exhibits in depth.

8 January 2019 "Tour of the Shrine": You would not have known anywhere as much about the shrine without being on Margaret's tour. She's very passionate about the shrine and has a personal connection with soldiers who have fought for Australia. So imperative to understand the symbolism, to hear the stories and to get a better understand of what is housed in the sanctuary and galleries. Everyone should do this tour.

19 December 2018 TripAdvisor "More than it seems": We took a 75 min tour of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and it was worth every penny. I had no idea there was so much to see. We will have to go back again when we have more time to see everything fully. The volunteers there are excellent, they just love being able to help you with answers to any questions. You can see they are passionate about what they do. It was a heart warming experience.

17 December 2018 FaceBook: I just wanted to say thank you to our tour guide Margaret from today. We really enjoyed the tour. The insight and stories that she shared as well as the consideration and care that she showed towards our group made our experience memorable and enjoyable. Her love of the Shrine and all that it stands for was evident as she shared her knowledge. We have already made plans to return and to spend more time at the Shrine of Remembrance. There is so much more than we realised to see, learn and experience. What a jewel in Victoria’s crown the Shrine is!

*Veterans and Defence Force Personnel
Veterans and serving Australian and New Zealand defence force personnel may participate in Shrine Tours free of charge. Bookings are required.

A valid Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Gold Card/White Card or New Zealand equivalent must be presented to redeem free tour. Click here for further details
 

Companions
We support the Australian Companion Card initiative and allow FOC access to carers actively engaged in providing assistance support to fee-paying patrons requiring assistance.

Ticket collection point: Shrine Visitor Centre reception

Accessibility: This tour requires the ability to climb multiple flights of stairs. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years.

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