Duration 6-7 hours
No. of Guests 1-10
An immersive insight into one of the world’s most unique Jewish communities with a Jewish host, born and raised in Melbourne. Swap stories with a local rabbi, admire the city’s most beautiful synagogues, indulge in great local nosh as well as getting to know Melbourne like a local.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel or be met at the airport and hit the ground running – this is an excellent ‘day one’ experience.
Take to the backstreets for a coffee fix somewhere wonderfully local and get to know your personable Localing host, born and raised in Melbourne’s Jewish community. Share a few tastes and interests to help make the experience personal.
Explore inner Melbourne – the stomping ground of the city’s earliest Jewish migrants. Hear stories of Flinders Lane’s historic schmatte trade and visit the site of the city’s first synagogue.
Discover Melbourne’s bohemian inner north, where post-war refugees established a life for themselves. See where Jewish businesses thrived before their owners shifted to more elegant suburbs south of the river.
Follow their journey to the leafy bayside suburbs where much of the community currently resides.
Be guided through one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful synagogues by the local Aussie Rabbi with plenty of time to learn about the congregation and wider community.
Hunt for Judaica in Balaclava, a neighbourhood at the centre of Jewish life in Melbourne, before indulging in local versions of ancient Jewish delicacies at a local bakery.
Your Localing host will have you back at your hotel by 4 pm (start and finish times can be varied to suit your needs).
Tour Highlights / Inclusions:
– Local Jewish host
– Premium private touring vehicle
– Locally bottled spring water and Victorian treats
– Walking tour of inner Melbourne’s Jewish past
– Explore Jewish life in ‘the bagel belt’
– Morning tea (local ‘nosh’)
– Guided tour of a local Synagogue
– Melbourne history and orientation
– Standard activity and admission expenses
– Meet locals at the centre of culture and industry
– Hunt for local Judaica
– Visit Jewish bakeries, delis and food-stores
$1320A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$180A for each additional guest (up to 10 total)
Children under 5 travel free
+$400A during Public holidays & peak season
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Café dining +$80A p. p.
Gourmet dining +$120A p. p.
Private Yarra River cruise +$1000A total
20-minute scenic helicopter flight (3+) +$400A p. p.
Jewish historian/guide +$400A total
Airport pickup (max 4) +$160A total
Airport drop-off (max 4) +$120A total
Owner host (Dan or Dean) +$400A total
Foreign language host +$200A total
Unique Enrichments (by design)
Kosher cooking class in a local Jewish home or restaurant
Delicious Shabbat dinner with a local family
Private tour of the Jewish Museum or Holocaust Centre