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Save up to 20% on two of our most popular Hobart tours by booking this 2-day combo package!

See Hobart’s major sights and visit one of Tasmania’s most important historical destinations on this Super Saver that combines two bestselling tours into one 2-day sightseeing experience at a discounted price. On Day 1, get to know Hobart on a city tour by historical coach tram that takes in sights like Battery Point, the Cascade Brewery and Rosny Hill. Then visit World Heritage–listed Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided walking tour of this former convict colony on the Tasman Peninsula. It’s an ideal combo for first-time Hobart visitors.  

Highlights

  • Book this 2-day combo and save 20% on two of Hobart’s most popular tours
  • Enjoy a comprehensive historical full-day walking tour of Port Arthur
  • Relax on a 30-minute Carnarvon Bay cruise
  • Board a historic coach tram as you explore the best of Hobart
  • See over 30 attractions including Penitentiary Chapel, Queens Domain and Government House, Battery Point and Salamanca Place

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What You Can Expect

Tasmania Super Saver: Hobart Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour plus Port Arthur Tour

Port Arthur Historic Site

Once you have completed the first tour, you have six more days to complete the second.

Day 1: Hobart Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour (3 hours)
Get oriented with Hobart’s historical landmarks, lively cultural districts and pretty suburbs on this city tour by historical coach tram. Visit destinations like Sullivan’s Cove, the birthplace of Hobart; Salamanca Place, with its Georgian warehouses renovated into pubs, eateries and galleries; and Battery Point, home to charming historical houses and boutiques.

Learn about the city’s convict past as you see the remains of the Female Factory, a former female prison that’s part of the Australian Convict Sites UNESCO World Heritage site, and check out the Cascade Gardens and Brewery. Other sights you may see include South Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington. Plus, cross the Tasman Bridge over the River Derwent, and stop at the Rosny Hill lookout for views of the city, Mt Wellington, Sandy Bay and Glenarchy.

Please note: The tram does not operate on Saturdays.

Day 2: Port Arthur Tour (8 hours)
Your day trip to Port Arthur Historic Site starts with the drive from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula, passing by sights like Eaglehawk Neck and Norfolk Bay. When you arrive, embark on a guided walking tour of this former seaside penal colony, which dates back to the 1830s and was once home to the most serious criminals of the time; more than 30 restored buildings and ruins are available to explore.

See sites like the penitentiary, a former granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant’s House and the church, and learn about the history of the settlement and the brutal living conditions for the convicts via interpretive and interactive presentations. Then set off on a 30-minute cruise on Carnarvon Bay to see where escapee prisoners were incarcerated on the Isle of the Dead.

After lunch at Port Arthur (own expense), admire the rugged coastline of Tasman National Park, and see sights like the Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the blowhole before returning to Hobart in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Tina and mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tours were easy to book, efficient and well worth the price. The tours were great and were completed over two days, on the first day we were shown the sites of Hobart and on Day two we were taken to Port Arthur, both tours were very informative and enjoyable, both coach drivers, one on each day, were also our guides on each day, both were pleasant, very knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful where necessary. Definitely worth the price and would gladly book using viator in the future.

PB

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent. Half day Hobart tram tour was a little rushed. Having said this we saw and learned much more of Hobart than expected if we had done on our own. We returned to several sites later in our own time. Port Arthur tour is a full day. We didn't rush around, visiting only half the site before sitting down for an awesome lunch in the cafe before boat and Isle of the dead tours. Looking forward to return visit to complete tour.
Both drivers were also our tour guides and where knowledgeable and informative with both history and local topics providing excellent commentary. Both captains cannot praise enough. Highly recommend both bus tours.

Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Hobart half day sightseeing tour was very good value. We had enough time at each sight to see everything that the tour director/bus driver had mentioned in his preview.
Port Arthur Tour was a great day trip. Sue our tour director was very friendly and helpful with lots of information, this added to our enjoyment of the day. AG

Trisha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really enjoyed both of these tours, the Tram Tour gave a great insight to what Hobart has to offer and the Port Arthur Tour was very educational and a 'must see' tour for all visitors to Tasmania

Johanna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Value for money, highly enjoyable, easiest way to do it.

Yili X

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great sighting seeing! The driver / guide was funny, knowledgeable and responsible. I will recommend this tour to my friends.

Deborah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent! Friendly, informative and comprehensive. Far more than i could have seen on my own and a great way to see Hobart and orientate yourself quickly. Well worth it.

Geraldine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I will highly recommend this tour. The driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and articulate. Thanks viator! You're the best!

terry s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

very enjoyable and informative

Daphne O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, both drivers/guides we had were very knowledgeable about the areas we visited great tours.

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