4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

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  • Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was really good, there's lots to see and are given ample time to fit it all in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This was a fantastic opportunity to experience the history of a place like Port Arthur. The tour from the moment of pickup through to delivery back to the hotel was professional and courteous. The tour driver was A being both knowledgeable and friendly.
Port Arthur itself is wonderful. So much to see and experience. If history is your thing then this is the one tour you must take

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

I really enjoyed this tour, it's a great way to see Port Arthur. The bus driver was informative on the drive down and gave advice on the 'must sees' which helped to work out where to go first. Don't miss the Separate Prison and the Commandants House which have restored and give a good example the life at Port Arthur. The walking tour of the Isle of the Dead was also a great way to hear more about the convicts and their lives.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Thanks for a great tour, we enjoyed whole day, but we just couldn't take it all in, in one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Very interesting and informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Due to the bushfires we were unable to take our much anticipated trip to Port Arthur. However the tour organisers transferred us to another day trip at no extra cost. We were very impressed with this service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Delightful, informative tour. A great day.

DougC
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

Weather was great, Tour was great!
Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen were worthwhile extras. Isle of the Dead tour and tales most interesting.

Cali
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2012

Well worth the trip! Loved the Isle of the Dead tour though a little rushed. The only negative in the day was the bus driver's inappropriate commentary on the way down, asking us to imagine the horrible stretch marks and breasts of his ancestor after having 22 children. He also gave the wrong tickets to a couple who got off the bus. When he realised he said "Oh well, they don't speak English anyway".

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

Well organise tour; friendly staff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2011

Fantastic tour. really loved it. The Isle of the dead was disapointing, but the rest of the settlement was very impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Even better than when I did a similar tour 25 years ago. Because of a slight walking disability over longer walks, took the buggy and went through three of the most important buildings - something that was not included in the tour on foot. Could not fault the helpfulness afforded by the buggy driver. Well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

The drive to Port Arthur was beautiful and the site itself quite spectacular. Also recommend visiting the Isle of Dead a few min boat ride from the Port Arthur site.

Nigel T
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Definitely worth doing.

Denis M
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

We enjoyed our day at Port Arthur. The bus trip down was very informative, with great views. Everything went to plan as advertised.

Robert W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2009

It was an excellent tour. The tour guides were fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

We had lots of problems getting off our ship, but with one call to the office, they hooked us up with a driver to meet us at our ship, drive us to our coach on the highway and secured our very wonderful day of touring. Everyone was top notch, and our guides at Port Arthur Historical site were excellent. The tour to Isle of the Dead was really worthwhile. We had someone with us that was somewhat incapacitated, and the little golf cart trolleys were extremely helpful. Really worthwhile day of touring!

Andrew P
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2008

Had a great time plenty to see and do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

We had a nice view and a friendly tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

We enjoyed the Port Arthur tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Port Arthur was great

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

A fascinating place, informative and scenic bus tour en route and the on site guided tour was informative and entertaining despite the macabre nature of the place. Just enough time provided to explore,perhaps a little rushed.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2011

Port Arthur was excellent..

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2011

Great tour with a few scenic detours on the way! Some commentary on the bus, followed by a walking tour of Port Arthur with an enthusiastic and engaging guide. After a spot of lunch we caught the ferry to the isle of the dead which was also fascinating. All in all a very excellent tour to a beautiful place with a tragic history!

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2011

Port Arthur is absolutely beautiful, and this tour includes a cruise to the Isle of the Dead. Definitely must do, recommended by locals.

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