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Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour
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Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour

By Canberra Guided Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 6-120, max of 20 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • Transport in comfortable tour vehicle
  • Expert Local Tour Guide
  • Pickup at major hotel & motel chains
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Australian Democracy
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pickup at all Canberra hotels and all centrally located air-bnb etc. For visitors from outside town we pickup at the Jolimont Bus Centre
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 137956P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour?
        How much is Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour?
        Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour price starts from AU$182.35. Discover and book Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour cancellation policy?
        Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour?
        Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour is hosted by Canberra Guided Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Canberra Guided Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Highlights of Canberra Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 137956P2

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Mount Ainslie Lookout
          Stop: 15 minutes
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          Pass by
          Duntroon
        • 2
          National Capital Exhibition
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • 3
          Museum of Australian Democracy
          Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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        • 4
          Parliament House
          Stop: 90 minutes
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          Pass by
          The Lodge
        • 5
          Australian War Memorial
          Stop: 90 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Canberra Guided Tours
          330
          Canberra, Australia
          Joined in April 2019
        • davidrJ4139SE
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          Tour guide was exceptional.
          Highly recommended Neil was an exceptional guide, with detailed knowledge and entertaining anecdotes, as well as congenial personality. Cannot recommend highly enough
          Written 12 February 2024
        • eleanorh175
          0 contributions
          Terrible customer service
          We had this tour booked as visitors from the UK. We waited to be collected from the hotel as arranged, and no one came to collect us. We waited for over half an hour. Attempted to contact the tour company no response. I have since sent emails, attempted to phone and contact them on their website for a refund. I’ve had no contact back. We’ve missed out on a lot of money. I don’t know if this is a scam or just terrible customer service. Don’t bother booking.
          Written 1 January 2024
        • Sianin
          0 contributions
          Great and informative trip
          Very knowledgeable and personable guide who literally wrote the book on birds. Everything ran on time, Neil catered to each person's needs and interests. He went above and beyond. I would absolutely recommend this tour.
          Written 23 November 2023
        • malinb950
          0 contributions
          Great afternoon, we got what we wanted
          We had a great afternoon with an experienced, helpful, and well informed guide. We got to see lots of kangaroos, three semi-wild koalas and plenty of birds. We also spotted wallabies and a bandicoot.
          Written 13 November 2023
        • LoneWolf325i
          0 contributions
          Great expectations, disappointing experience
          The guide was very personable and patient. The coach was adequate, but not the most comfortable and spacious. The ride was long and seemed to take longer than it did because of the lack of information provided by the guide. He said a few things about Canberra, but it was a wildlife tour, not a Canberra tour. He provided very little information about the animals we were trying to observe. We expected information about life cycle, habitat, food, reproduction, and how they behave during each season. We received none of that. He merely pointed out kangaroos in a field and in a park, and koalas in an enclosure. We expected something more than a ride to and through the national park. We could have hired a car, driven there and seen exactly the same animals and birds on our own without a "guide."
          Written 11 November 2023
        • Y7345LEgemmap
          0 contributions
          Fantastic wildlife trip
          Fantastic trip with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. A great chance to get out of the city and see some of Australia’s wildlife. We loved it!
          Written 3 November 2023
        • Stay13652107495
          0 contributions
          12 OUT OF 10! OUTSTANDING BUS TOUR OF CANBERRA. IF THERE'S ONLY ONE THING YOU DO IN CANBERRA, MAKE IT THIS DAY TOUR.
          Neil took us on an 8 hour tour of the highlights of Canberra. We would rate this tour 12 OUT OF 10 - OUTSTANDING! Someone else recommended this tour to us saying it was absolutely fantastic (last Thursday). We wish we could relive the day all over again! Neil has a way of relaying interesting stories full of valuable insights. Neil knew the finer details of Canberra, for sure: Parliament Houses (old and new), consulates, high commissions, embassies, drives through interesting streets, majestic views on top of Mt. Ainslie, and every other place he relayed/showed to us. Who would have ever thought that touring houses of parliament could be so much fun?! His bus was quiet, comfortable and very clean. It looked new to us. We also toured the War Memorial and laid a wreath for my grandfather in law. We highly recommend this tour. A DAY LIKE NO OTHER ... Thanks especially to Neil and to Canberra Guided Tours. All The Best, Kate & Ian Smith, Perth Western Australia.
          Written 29 October 2023
        • barbara w
          0 contributions
          Great overview of Canberra with some big ticket sights
          Such a great small group tour. Brilliant commentary and our driver Ian did so well to work our stood around the rain. He even timed it for sunshine at the lookouts. A great day
          Written 16 October 2023
        • Trek42361519330
          0 contributions
          Unforgettable Adventure with Canberra Guided Tours
          I recently had the privilege of taking a wildlife birds tour with Mr. Neil Hermes, and I am highly satisfied with my experience. The journey was absolutely remarkable, giving me long-lasting memories that I will treasure for years to come. Many thanks to Neil and the Canberra tour guided teams for this wonderful experience.
          Written 4 September 2023
        • fradus
          0 contributions
          Active Koalas
          Great tour with the highlight being - visiting the Koala enclosure at the sanctuary. The Koalas were very active and provided for excellent up-close photography. The tour bus picked us up and dropped us off at our lodgings too - Alivio Tourist Park.
          Written 13 July 2023
        • Jennifer C
          0 contributions
          Great experience
          Had a fantastic afternoon learning all about the animals and birds of Australia. Neil was exceptionally knowledgable, friendly and an excellent guide. I would highly recommend this trip.
          Written 12 July 2023
        • E7522UBma_gorzatag
          0 contributions
          Amazing experience!
          The tour was amazing! Neil has hudge knowledge on Australian wildlife and is happy to share it! He kindly answered all our questions. The atmosphere was fantastic and the tour was a great opportunity to learn more about Australian wildlife and spot such icons as a kangaroos and koalas but also smaller animals and many fascinating birds. Neil shared some tips how not to scare the animals and come closer, which was great. The park itself is also very much worth seeing, especially with an experienced guide as Neil is. I would highly recommend that tour to both solo travelers and groups!
          Written 10 July 2023
        • louiew471
          0 contributions
          Grateful time with Canberra wildlife
          Grateful time with Neil, our tour guide in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. He is always with good sense of humor and professional to answer all the questions and show us the wildlife there. Thanks for his patience and rich experiences, we can see 3 months old joey and platypus during the cold time. Neil is also thoughtful to show us rare wildlife which is out of the tour plan. The NASA stories are interesting, and we do know more about satellite history. Great appreciate and highly recommend the tour to others!!
          Written 27 June 2023
        • clairemM1951DH
          0 contributions
          Great photos
          Saw lots of wildlife and got amazing photos of kangaroos and their joeys, bandicoots, emu and koalas. Guide was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Australian wildlife
          Written 26 June 2023
        • 311gwyna
          0 contributions
          Fabulous Tour!
          This tour is one of the highlights of my time in Canberra! Neil was an excellent, professional, and courteous guide who demonstrated a wealth of knowledge about both Canberra and the wildlife we encountered. Knowing my particular interest in birds, he made certain to point out the different species we encountered along the way--and there were many! At Tidbinbilla we saw kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and we even got to see the elusive platypus! I learned so much and had a marvelous time-- highly recommend!
          Written 13 June 2023
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        CAROL H
        GOLD COAST10 contributions
        Sept 2023 • Solo
        This day tour of Canberra was absolutely first class it literally covered all points of interest in Canberra. For those who have not been to the Capital with limited time this is a must do tour. It includes the War Memorial both Old and New Parliament Houses entry . A drive around Duntroon Military College precinct . Passing by the Embassies, Regatta Point. Mt Ainsley and much more. Our driver and guide was Simon who was extremely knowledgeable and an excellent driver who appears to love what he is doing. This tour is an absolute must if you want a quick insight to Canberra Highly recommend
        Written 4 October 2023
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        Carol! Glad you had a great tour with Simon seeing the best of what Canberra has to offer. Hope to welcome you back on another tour soon.
        Written 5 November 2023
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        Christian245_Zurich
        Zurich, Switzerland298 contributions
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        To get to know Canberra in one day with a perfectly designed tour, Canberra Guided Tours is the right choice. It was worth spending a little more to get to know the city and its surroundings with Neil, an experienced and knowledgeable guide, in a small, comfortable bus. Neil's knowledge of Australia and Canberra in particular was profound and he conveyed it in an interesting and understandable way. The tour covered everything that is important and worth seeing in Canberra. From the Mount Ainslie Lookout we looked out over the whole city, were able to take wonderful photos and Neil explained to us the history of how the city came into being. We visited the government district, admired the most beautiful of the many embassies, saw the old and new parliament from the outside and inside and finally the very impressive War Memorial. Neil was always ready to arrange a photo stop if desired and also answered all questions and requests. We can only give him the highest praise.
        Written 20 January 2024
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        Sue W
        Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
        June 2023
        Wonderful full day tour which we would definitely recommend.
        Neil was a great guide and we managed to see so much and learn so much during our tour.
        He catered to everyone on the tour and engaged with young people to make it interesting for them. It was great to see Old Parliament House through their eyes and with Neil's commentary.
        With the approval of everyone on the tour we amended our timetable so we could sit it on Question Time at Parliament House.
        At no time did we feel rushed or hurried even though it was a comprehensive tour.
        The War Memorial was a great way to finish the day. Hotel pickup was an added bonus.
        Written 17 July 2023
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        Appreciate the recommendation and we are happy to hear you had a great time with Neil during your tour, and that the experience was comprehensive and meaningful. We hope to welcome you beck on another tour soon. We highly recommend the Canberra Floriade tour happening this September - October, which showcases the vibrant colours of springtime in Canberra! 🌷
        Written 18 July 2023
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        Mitesh
        Deception Bay, Australia242 contributions
        My visit to the different places during the tour was awesome and my tour guide was quite informative on various topics especially historical aspects of Canberra.

        This was therefore interesting.

        The tour covered a lot of recommended places and I would recommend booking early as it gets busy.

        Enjoy.
        Written 2 September 2023
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        Hi Mitesh, thank you so much for your feedback and recommendation. Glad to hear you had interesting time. We hope to welcome you back on another one of our tours in the future.
        Written 2 October 2023
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        JeffGoldCoast
        Brisbane, Australia560 contributions
        Sept 2022
        The tour with Neil was certainly a highlight of our visit to Canberra, he was certainly knowledgeable about all the major attractions. We were picked up from our hotel. From then on we were told about the history of the city, starting from Mt Ainslie Lookout where Burley Griffin and his wife overlooked the bush land which was to become Canberra. They must have had terrific foresight to develop it to what it has become.today. We drove through Duntroon,, visited museum of Australian Democracy,,then Parliament house, where we had a beautiful lunch in their cafeteria.Finally finishing at the War Memorial where we spent several hours and watched the Last Pot. Neil was non-stop giving a commentary which we learnt so much from. Great guide and great trip
        Written 1 October 2022
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        Thank you for choosing Canberra Guided Tours, Jeff! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Neil and found him to be a fabulous guide. He takes great pride in his work and it's wonderful to see that it showed. We hope to welcome you back soon on our future tours. All the best, The team at Canberra Guided Tours
        Written 20 December 2022
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        Zoe X
        3 contributions
        May 2023 • Solo
        Great introduction for people visit Canberra the first time. The tour guide Ian was very knowledgeable and professional, who knows Canberra inside out. It was a well curated tour with a combination of history and scenery of the capital city. As it's a small group tour, I was also able to enjoy many nice conversations with fellow tourists and the guide. Thanks so much for the lovely experience and the great recommendations from Ian.
        Written 11 May 2023
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        Thank you for your feedback. Happy to hear you had an excellent time on your tour with Ian. Hope you get to have you on for another tour in the future. We highly recommend our Best Of Wildlife Tour next. It's an adventure like no other!
        Written 29 May 2023
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        B138877
        Queensland, Australia711 contributions
        Apr 2023
        Tour guide was able to answer a wide range of questions, told us things we didn't think to ask and knew the city. We got to see many highlights. A bit slow getting out of lunch as I remember it. I would pay a bit more for a bagged lunch to eat on the bus or a park. Would highly suggest the tour! Very good value
        Written 13 April 2023
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        Thank you so much. Happy to hear you had a wonderful time on your tour, and noted your feedback regarding the food. We will keep this in mind as we strive to improve and serve you better. We hope to have you back on another tour with us in the future. We recommend the Best Of Wildlife tour next.
        Written 29 May 2023
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        Edward K
        1 contribution
        This tour was exactly what we were looking for. Touring Australia from overseas we didn’t want to not see and learn about this unique Capital city but our time in country is limited. Our driver / guide Neil is extremely knowledgeable about the City and the inner workings of the Australian government. The day was both enjoyable and educational. The tour was a small group tour in a comfortable mini-bus. Whether you have one day or one week, I cannot think of a better way than this tour to get a solid introduction to Canberra.
        Written 22 February 2024
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        Stephen J
        Perth, Australia26 contributions
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        Neil took us to all the areas of significance within Canberra. Exceptional knowledge of the birth of the city to the present day by a local born and bred. The day was packed solid but with an easy pace. You would not get a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience and would highly recommend this activity to first time visitors.
        Written 25 September 2023
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        Appreciate your kind feedback and recommendation. We are happy to hear that you found the tour with Neil fulfilling and enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back on another tour soon.
        Written 2 October 2023
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        Andrea L
        1 contribution
        Sept 2023 • Family
        Neil is a fantastic guide. We were in Canberra to visit our daughter who had just moved there, and this introduction to Canberra was just the best experience for her to be able to orient herself. Neil was full of information and anecdotes that kept us entertained all day. I think our daughter learnt what would have taken her months to discover about the history, geography and culture of the city. Luckily my partner and I had a couple more days in Canberra and were able to explore many of the places Neil had recommended to us. Thanks Neil!
        Written 29 September 2023
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        We are thrilled to hear that you had a good tour with Neil and a meaningful visit to Canberra. We hope to welcome your family back on another tour with us. We highly recommend the much awaited Canberra Floriade Tour, a light and vibrant springtime day tour happening from now till mid October 🌷
        Written 2 October 2023
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