Perth and Fremantle Tour with Optional Swan River Cruise

Burswood, Australia

From USD 49.74

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the coastal charm of Perth and Fremantle on this diverse half-day sightseeing tour. Take in views of the cityscape from treetop walkways at Kings Park Botanic Gardens, and then get a closer look at cultural landmarks on a narrated coach tour. Head to the coast to admire the famous sandy stretches of Cottesloe Beach and soak up the seaport ambiance of historic Freemantle. Upgrade to include a return cruise to Perth along the scenic Swan River.
  • Half-day tour of Perth and Fremantle with optional Swan River cruise
  • Visit Kings Park Botanic Gardens, walk through the tree canopies on the tree top walkway for amazing views over the city of Perth
  • See the famous Cottesloe Beach
  • Explore the historic port town of Fremantle
  • Visit Fremantle markets and browse for unique gifts or purchase locally grown produce (weekends only)
  • Enjoy a cruise along Perth's Swan River (if option selected)

What's Included

  • River cruise on Swan River (If option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Crown Perth Food Court
    Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100, Australia

    CROWN Entertainment Complex Riverside Entrance (in front of McDonalds) at 7.45am. Complimentary hotel pick ups are available on request at time of booking from selected Perth City and Northbridge locations.

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

  • Barrack Street Jetty
    Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    This tour terminates at Barrack Street Jetty in Perth and unfortunately, hotel drop off is not included.

Pickup details

Hotel Pickups operate between 7:00-7:30am through the Perth CBD, with 8:00am as our tour departure time from the city. The operator will contact you via Viator messaging service on receipt of booking with your pickup time information.

What To Expect

Get a great introduction to Western Australia’s capital city on a packed, half-day sightseeing tour. After morning pickup at your hotel or a central meeting point, head to the lovely Kings Park Botanic Gardens for panoramic views of the cityscape. Stroll along the elevated Treetop Walkway for a glimpse of downtown skyscrapers peeking above the leafy canopy, and marvel at a 750-year-old baobab tree relocated here from the Outback.

Continue on by air-conditioned coach for a narrated sightseeing tour through central Perth. Listen to your guide’s onboard commentary as you drive past highlights including St. George's Terrace, historic Town Hall, Elizabeth Quay, and an iconic riverside bell tower.

Next, head to the coast and enjoy a sandy stroll along famed Cottesloe Beach. Continue south across the Swan River to the historic seaport of Freemantle, where many original buildings were constructed by convicts in the 1880s. Admire the colonial landmarks and—if visiting on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday—browse community markets to pick up fresh local produce or unique knickknacks.

Midday, return to Perth via coach. Alternatively, upgrade to take a leisurely return cruise along the Swan River.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cottesloe Beach (Pass By)

St George's Terrace (Pass By)

St. George's Cathedral (Pass By)

Swan River (Pass By)

State War Memorial

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Optus Stadium (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

A great day trip, gives you a good look at Perth, I love Fremantle and with this tour you get to stay as long as you like with the added option of getting back by boat or train


72 reviews
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Good but also bad
Julieann_G, Apr 2023
Didn’t start off too well with Rose , not waiting to pick us up . We arrived early and stood under a tree as it was raining and when we approached the bus it loaded on two people and proceeded to leave ! My husband flagged it down luckily and they stopped up the road . They were aware of us being picked up there but did not wait at all .. then bus proceeded to another pick up point and sideswiped a van as it pulled in to pick up .. didn’t even stop to let them know they hit them . The large black skid mark on the side of the bus was proof and we found this quite unacceptable . Then we changed into a smaller bus with Chris , and it leaked quite badly , water just flooding out of the roof all over two seats and the floor and when bus turned corners the water blew back to us and we were wet .. other than that the day was enjoyable
A short visit to Perth
Helen_D, Feb 2023
We only had a few days in Perth & this was a good, easy way to get a feel for the area with some local history & knowledge thrown in. Did the weekend tour to get the Fremantle markets. Could have skipped the boat trip back to Perth as we did it again the next day going to Rottnest.
Excellent service every time
Laszlo_B, Jan 2023
Pinnacles Tours provided a very professional service every time I used them for 5 different tours. They are a professional company which I highly recommend. The tour guides the best I have seen so far for sure! They are all professional tour guides and very friendly and they know their professions very well! I highly recommend using them for sure for your next trip you won't be disappointed that's for sure! Thank you Pinnacles Yours for your great service!
The Prison was very...
Jill_B, Oct 2022
The Prison was very interesting. Next time I would spend more time there instead of going to the coffee shop.
Perth summary
Jane_P, July 2022
Seeing new surroundings- background information all parts of Perth Time to look around once getting off bus
A rushed experience
Sam_H, May 2022
Rushed experience. The winds and weather were the apparent cause of the rush. We left the tour and opted to finish the tour on foot and via train return to Perth. Thank goodness we did. There were no winds and little rain. If they were the real causes, the experience should have been cancelled and refunded, not rushed
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Sam_H, Thank you for taking the time to review our Perth and Fremantle tour, it is disappointing to read about your experience. We pride ourselves on delivering enjoyable and safe tours and would like to investigate this further. Can you please email me directly at with the date of your tour and any further information regarding your experience. We would like to ensure this does not happen again and our experience standards are being met on all tours. Thank you again for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you. We hope you enjoyed your time in Perth.
Great overview
Anne_D, May 2021
Great overview of both places. Our driver was very knowledge and helpful. Would recommend for first visit to perth.
Response from Host, June 2021
Hi Anne_D, Thank you for taking the time to review our Perth and Fremantle tour. It is great to hear you enjoyed our taster tour of Perth City. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Western Australia and thank you for letting us be apart of showcasing you the state.
Nice trip
babshewitt, Oct 2019
A great day trip, gives you a good look at Perth, I love Fremantle and with this tour you get to stay as long as you like with the added option of getting back by boat or train
Morning Tour of Perth AND Fremantle
Darren_C, May 2019
Was awesome, is well worth the money spent.I really enjoyed the freetime spent at Kings Park, overlooking the views of the Swan River and the central city area and surrounds of Perth.
I'd suggest another tour. We there...
Gina M, Nov 2017
I'd suggest another tour. We there were a number in our group got dropped off for the ferry at 11:15am but it had just left so were told the next ferry was another hour an half wait, this was after being rushed through the tour of Fremantle to get there. Not very well planned at all on the operators parts. There were at least 10 of us stranded on the dock so we ended up walking back into the Fremantle and wandering around for the hour and half. What on earth was the rush for?
Wonderful trip even though the...
Andie F, Aug 2017
Wonderful trip even though the weather wasn't on our side. Friendly staff with excellent local knowledge. Very enjoyable.
Really good tour. The mix of coach tour...
grahamj_p, Mar 2017
Really good tour. The mix of coach tour and river cruise was excellent the.
Beautiful day and beautiful scenery...
Saundra J, Mar 2017
Beautiful day and beautiful scenery. Boat cruise was very comfortable. The commentary was difficult to hear but we enjoyed just looking at the black swans and beautiful river and homes.
The vehicle was comfortable, the...
Azam S, Mar 2017
The vehicle was comfortable, the lady who was driving had awesome knowledge on Perth and was courteous. The trip fully explained the basic and historical facts of Perth. I recommend every tourist/settler in Perth to take this city tour within 1-2 days of arrival. this will help them to know the things and how to move around in Perth. the swan river cruise back to Perth was mesmerising
Good way to see the city and get some...
GE_G, Nov 2016
Good way to see the city and get some interesting facts, a bit long at Freemantle
The trip was a good introduction to...
JAntoni_R, Oct 2016
The trip was a good introduction to Perth and Fremantle, although the driver / guide did not talk much about history, did not take us to the museum quarter or even mentioned it. We passed by the architecturally interesting concert hall - the guide did not mention it either. He was very knowledgeable about local real estate prices. The visit to the Kings Park and Botanic Garden was the highlight, as was the river boat trip from Fremantle to Perth, which included wine tasting.
Great tour for first-timers to...
Margaret H, Oct 2016
Great tour for first-timers to Perth. We stayed on in Fremantle for the afternoon which we enjoyed as well, then caught the Swan River cruise back to Perth.
A very informative day. Loved it. Had...
Jan D, Sept 2016
A very informative day. Loved it. Had never been to W.A before.
Very enjoyable excursion when you're...
Joan_R, Aug 2016
Very enjoyable excursion when you're short on time. Would have been nice if return transport was offered back on hotel after the river cruise. Would not have been nice had it been raining.
Good half day trip going round cbd...
jason_o, July 2016
Good half day trip going round cbd in the comfort of the bus. Good commentary. The cruise back to perth is very nice and love the scenery . Adams pinnacles tour is well organized .

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