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Get a fantastic introduction to the history and attractions of Queensland’s charming capital with this 3-hour Brisbane sightseeing tour. See city highlights like Parliament House, China Town and St John’s Cathedral on a coach tour, and get a water-side perspective with a cruise along the Brisbane River. Enjoy a refreshing morning tea and finish the morning on a high note with a spin around the gigantic Wheel of Brisbane.  


  • Three-hour morning Brisbane sightseeing tour and river cruise
  • China Town, Parliament House, Newstead House and other significant buildings
  • City views from Kangaroo Point and Bartley's Lookouts
  • Cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Pickup from all centrally located Brisbane hotels

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Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and River Cruise

This morning sightseeing tours is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland’s subtropical capital city. After pickup at your hotel in an air-conditioned coach, listen to your driver’s informative onboard commentary as you pass local attractions. Learn about the history of Brisbane and its modern growth as you drive by highlights including City Hall, St John’s Cathedral, China Town, Parliament House and Treasury Casino.

Enjoy a stop for morning tea, then head up to Bartley’s Lookouts and Kangaroo Point for a marvelous hilltop perspective. Next, make your way to the waterfront and board a river boat for a cruise along the gentle currents of the Brisbane River. 

For a high-flying finish to the morning, climb aboard an enclosed passenger pod and take a spin around the Wheel of Brisbane. Enjoy panoramic city and river views from the South Bank observation wheel as you soar nearly 200 feet (60 meters) into the air. 

Your 3-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel midday, leaving you plenty of time to continue exploring on your own in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip, well worth the money

James J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was great and comprehensive. I loved it, THANKS.

Karen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A worthwhile tour for newbies such as ourselves, Great tour guide, Bob was friendly and very knowledgeable. Fantastic city.

Lynette B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Everything about the tour was fantastic. Prompt pick up, friendly guides and bus driver, information and sites we visited were all of interest. River Cruise very enjoyable with morning tea and to finish at the ferris wheel just fabulous where when finished we had time to walk the beautiful beach side walk. All in all wonderful -a great way to see an overall and history of Brisbane. well done Lyn Bibby

DougallGoogle Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Easily the best city tour I've done in Australia. Lots to see and learn, and all done in good cheer and humour. A great river cruise to finish things off, and the cup of tea and scones went down a treat. Thanks, Bob for an excellent tour!

Brendan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Terrific city tour. Bus driver was very informative and showed us everything Brisbane has to offer. Would recommend the tour to anyone visiting Brisbane.

Brian N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

My wife and I did this tour week last Sun. The tour was excellent and informative. Our tour guide had an amazing knowledge of Australian history. Highly recommended even if one knows Brisbane.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Well organized and informative tour

Helen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Very informative and friendly tour guide. Had a great time.Beautiful city.

Julia Maria G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

very nice tour; experienced guide who knows a lot to tell about the city

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