Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

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Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise
from USD $99.74
Discover the tropical charm of Brisbane on a three-hour tour of Queensland's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this comprehensive morning tour is a well-rounded introduction to Brisbane's famous sights and includes a cruise along the Brisbane River.
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In Brief

Brisbane, Australia
3 hours
Wednesday, Thursday,Saturday and Sunday
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Comprehensive tour of the city
Fully narrated tour
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: City Hall, Ann & Adelaide Sts King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

City Hall

Stop At: South Bank Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Finish tour here, enjoy the parklands, swim in the man made beach or ride the Brisbane Wheel

Duration: 1 hour


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Devonshire Tea
  • River Cruise


  • Hotel drop-off
  • Meals and beverages other than those specified

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please confirm hotel pickup time and location with reservations prior to departure

Returns To

Tour returns to South Bank at approximately 12:15pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Newstead House opened Monday to Friday
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We only had 1/2 day so we wanted to get a lot of value in a short time as we had arrived from the USA the day before and were boarding a Princess cruise in Brisbane that same afternoon. Bob who we understand is a walking encyclopedia of Brisbane really lived up to that legend as our Tour guide. He showed us all the sights in a 3 hour period of time and ended the tour with a nice relaxing river cruise and morning tea. We found out about the history of the city and also saw things like the botanical gardens etc. and had a great sense of humor and was a pleasant fellow as well. The company that runs the tour JPT really runs a nice operation, we were picked up from a hotel several blocks from the TRYP where we were staying and taken to the central Transportation Terminal on Roma St. We also had some nice fellow passengers with us on the tour. Overall a very memorable visit to Brisbane. After our cruise we stayed in Surfers Paradise and today did another tour with JPT to the Australia Zoo. It continued in the same level of excellence that the Brisbane tour provided.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
Bob was a wonderful tour guide and very knowledgeable and helpful. A very good inclusive tour and river cruise. Tea and scones on cruise was tasty. Would have been nice to have return hotel drop offs for those not continuing afternoon tour. If your short on time its a good way to see alot.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
Amazing Experience
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Very pleasant day out
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017
Great trip, well worth the money
• Submitted 22 Apr 2016
It was great and comprehensive. I loved it, THANKS.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2016
A worthwhile tour for newbies such as ourselves, Great tour guide, Bob was friendly and very knowledgeable. Fantastic city.
• Submitted 03 Dec 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
• Submitted 31 Oct 2014
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!
• Submitted 22 Sep 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.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2013
Well organized and informative tour
• Submitted 01 Apr 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.
• Submitted 07 Apr 2013
Very informative and friendly tour guide. Had a great time.Beautiful city.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2013
very nice tour; experienced guide who knows a lot to tell about the city
• Submitted 07 Jan 2013
Great tour, we had a very friendly driver.Highly recommended.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2012
very happy with the half day trip
• Submitted 17 Jul 2012
The only problem was when we rang to advise where we were staying so bus would pick us up there was no record of our booking. They said Viator had not sent on booking information. Other than that fantastic!
• Submitted 27 May 2010
A great guide. I really came to love the city! The River Cruise was icing on the cake! Thanks for making our visit special.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2010
This was an excellent day. The guide was very informative and friendly. The boat cruise and tea were an added touch.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2010
Excellent guide, who showed us all the sights of Brisbane. Enjoyed the river cruise with morning tea and scones included.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2009
Really nice to go on cruise for first time arriving in Brisbane.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2009
We had a great time. This tour takes you to places that you would otherwise miss out on. It's definitely a great trip.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
Far better than we expected. Food very good. Superb night.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
Well organised. Very friendly. A must-do tour. Thanks.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2007

In Brief

Brisbane, Australia
3 hours
Wednesday, Thursday,Saturday and Sunday
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Comprehensive tour of the city
Fully narrated tour
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included
Free port pickup and drop-off included