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Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi

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Hobart, Australia

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icon7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

When you arrive in Hobart on your cruise ship, take this convenient shuttle to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Spend approximately 4-hours at Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you learn about the convict history of Tasmania. Depending on the option selected, your excursion may or may not include the admission fee to Port Arthur. If not, you will be required to pay the operator on arrival at the vehicle, either in cash or by card. There will be opportunities (Cruise Ship departure times and weather permitting) to experience a short scenic helicopter flight over Port Arthur Penitentiary and surrounding countryside, or a visit to the nearby Unzoo (Tasmanian Devil Park), at own expense.
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Skip the line
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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Port pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan or small coach
Free WiFi available on bus
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Mac 2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting point is next to the information desk within the cruise terminal between 8:30 am and 9:00 am, for departure by 9:00 am. Our staff will be wearing bright green tunics for ease of identification. Groups need to arrive together in order to be seated on the same bus.

Ports

  • Hobart


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All customers, at time of booking (or prior to pick-up): it is very important to provide a mobile number (incl. area code), if possible.
  • Cruise ship passengers to provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • A fair amount of walking is involved
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adult.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - it is always cold at the summit
  • We are aware that Cruise Ship passengers need to return to their ship in time for departure. We aim to arrive at least 30 to 60 minutes prior to the stipulated time. Customers should confirm this time with their tour guide on the day.
  • 20 seat, 12-seat, 9 seat or 7-seat vehicles will be utilized to the maximum legal carrying capacity of the vehicle, irrespective of weather conditions.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours around Tasmania

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle with free WiFi.

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  • "Benefits of small group tour is timings, limited waiting and flexibility of itinerary." See review

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Historic Port Arthur
metrolarry
, Feb 2019
Even though the history is grim, we felt it was important to visit Port Arthur on our one day in Hobart. Our guide, Malcolm, picked us up at the cruise ship and off we went for a scenic and informational day. We learned a lot.
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Port Arthur is a very historical...
Suzanne G
, Jun 2018
Port Arthur is a very historical part of Australian history about the early prisoners and young boys who were sent to Australia from the streets of London for committing petty crimes. Tour included a boat tour and guides who walk about the area giving the history of the place. Great day!
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Well we couldn't have asked for a...
Debra S
, Mar 2018
Well we couldn't have asked for a better time w/ our driver being so friendly and pointing out special things along our way to Port Arthur. He made sure all understood the importance and history of his city of Hobart which made it even more enjoyable. I really felt that we were not treated as tourist, but friends who came for a visit.
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Great tour guide and pleasant trip...
Alan F
, Feb 2018
Great tour guide and pleasant trip. Talked the driver into a lunch stop at Bangor Winery with great wine and fresh oysters
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Excellent. Driver friendly and...
Julie P
, Dec 2017
Excellent. Driver friendly and knowledgeable. Benefits of small group tour is timings, limited waiting and flexibility of itinerary. Would definitely recommend
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We went on this trip during our...
benjamin t
, Dec 2017
We went on this trip during our cruise on Holland America. Although the trip started out a bit disorganized as there seemed to be a problem locating a driver, it turned out well. Our driver was kind and accommodating. He went out of his way to make everyone happy. We loved seeing Port Arthur and learning about it's history! As an added bonus, we saw a Tasmanian Devil on the way back to Hobart which was a highlight! Would definitely recommend this excursion instead of taking one organized by the cruiseline. A major positive is being able to do it with a small group!
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We had an excellent tour with our...
Louise D
, Feb 2017
We had an excellent tour with our guide John. He did all that was listed and more. He was eager to please and had many stories about the site.He was very friendly and very competent and we had a wonderful day.
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Great guide, excellent tour. Well...
Michelle M F
, Jan 2017
Great guide, excellent tour. Well organised with friendly local knowledge and flexibility to see other suggested sites along the way.
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Renke, German guide was great and...
Melissa M
, Jan 2017
Renke, German guide was great and allowed us to move at our own pace and choose any extra things we might want to see if we had extra time.
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Because of the weather, our ship was...
Richard F
, Jan 2017
Because of the weather, our ship was late. We called tour co.the night before and were told not to worry. We did not arrive on dock until 2:00 pm. Viatour people were there but our driver was not. He had taken another couple on short tour and didn't arrive for us until 3:00 pm. While we waited for him, the viatour rep told us not to worry as the prison etc would stay open until 7:30. This was not true! We did manage to make the last prison tour by 5:00 pm and enjoyed it. However, we missed out on the included cruise as the last cruise was for 4:20 pm. When we spoke to others on our ship, they had made the cruise because they left the port at 2:00 and did not have to wait 1 hour for their driver. As we only received one half of the paid tour, we believe that Viatour should be responsible for the balance.
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