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Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
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Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth

By Swan Valley Tours
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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About
Explore the Swan Valley on two modes of transportation—river cruise and coach tour—during this full-day excursion from Perth. With all transportation provided, there's no need to worry about sober drivers as you taste your way through the valley's best vineyards. Sit back and enjoy the scenery on a peaceful river cruise featuring morning tea, then transfer to a coach for wine, beer, and chocolate-tasting stops.
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Ages 13-99, max of 23 per group
Duration: 8h
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Highlights
  • River cruise lets passengers relax and snap photos of Perth's skyline from the water
  • Explore the culinary scene with wine, beer, cheese, and chocolate tastings
  • All transportation provided: no need to worry about drinking and driving
  • Lunch at a local brewery with included drink

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Beer sample
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Swan River

Board your cruise boat and watch as Perth’s skyline glides by on the way out. Snap unobstructed photos of the city’s highlights from the deck of the boat, and enjoy a morning muffin and hot beverage. Before you disembark to an air-conditioned coach, enjoy your first tasting experience of local wine, cheese, and crackers. Focus on the Swan Valley’s picturesque scenery and listen to commentary from your guide as you make your way to tastings at local wineries and breweries. Once you reach Homestead Brewery, sit down for lunch accompanied by a glass of beer, wine, cider, or soft drink (you can relax, knowing you have a designated driver). Finish with a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Company, to taste chocolates and truffles, and the Providore next door to shop for some produce and souvenirs. End with convenient drop-off back at your Perth, Guildford, or Burswood hotel.

Start:
  • Captain Cook Cruises, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Please check in by 9.20am for a cruise departure at 9.45am
End:
  • Captain Cook Cruises, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5586P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Coach return to Perth approx 1715
  • This tour is only suitable for adults 18 years old or above. Bookings for passengers under 18 years old will not be accepted.
  • Lunch is not included in this tour, please be sure to have a large breakfast before attending
  • 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 23 travellers

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

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How much is Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth?
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What is the Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth cancellation policy?
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Captain Cook Cruises
    Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Please check in by 9.20am for a cruise departure at 9.45am
    See address & details
  • 1
    Swan River
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mandoon Estate
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Swan Valley
    Stop: 80 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Swan Valley Brewery
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Whistlers Chocolate Co
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Captain Cook Cruises
    Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    See address & details
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  • Swan Valley Tours
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    Australia
    Joined in November 2010
  • imkevinmc2019
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super experience
    Fantastic half day tour. 40 bus ride to first winery at Mandoo to sample half a dozen lovely wines. Then onto Lancaster winery for more of the same plus cheese boards. 3rd stop was at a chocolate factory with more samples than I could manage. The 2 hour boat trip back to Perth was filled with tea and cakes followed by a generous open bar. Absolutely worth the money
    Written 16 February 2024
  • MaireadH60
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the irish couples
    a great day out for 3 couples audrey and jono the skipper were super staff we loved them ! the irish couple !!! a fabulousdaywashad by all helpedby your greatteam
    Written 14 February 2024
  • markpT3351OO
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable
    The half-day tour didn't start well as the bus missed picking us up in Guildford (we were at the appointed spot in good time) and by the time this was rectified we were already behind the rest of the tour at the first stop. However, we caught up the the tastings and really enjoyed the 3 contrasting vineyards we visited; one large, one smaller and one more rustic but all with some interesting and varied wines. Chatting to the staff in each venue was wonderful, as their passion for the products shone through. The supply of wines was plentiful with food accompaniments being offered also. The brewery and its beer was OK, but it would have been better to have seen the brewery itself not just a bar area. The chocolate stop was a bit pointless and some of the other guest spent their time in the distillery next door, which would have added value to the trip which was $90 per person and just about worth it. A really enjoyable afternoon was had though.
    Written 8 February 2024
  • Alancountrydj
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine and river trip
    This was a trip of 6 parts, initially a coach trip (minibus) with a fantastic, funny and knowledgeable driver 5/5. Part two at the sandlford winery, brilliant wine presented by a brilliant guy, 5/5 Part 3 at the Lancaster winery, rushed through the tastings and the only info presented was, this is ....type of grape. The wine was excellent which helped the score 3/5 Part 4, lunch, excellent service, delicious food and a great accompanied wine, 5/5 Part 5, the Mandoon winery and cheese tasting, again the wine tasting was rushed with very little information and way too many people for the amount of cheese supplied 3/5 Part 6 , trip back on the Swan River, amazing journey, the wine flowed more than the river, ace crew, 5/5
    Written 29 January 2024
  • mariangT9067DJ
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Value for money but rushed
    Good value for money with all the inclusions however the wine tastings felt very rushed. Only about 25-30mins at each place and felt like we sat down and then got up again. Boat tour with Captain Cook cruises at the end was fantastic! Awesome crew and afternoon tea!
    Written 14 January 2024
  • 515paulieng
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    A raucous drunken trip
    The early morning part had nice views. The Captains commentary was very bad. The wine tasting started early and by 11 lots of people were drunk. The ship was fully booked and as the day progressed a lot of people were getting louder, drunker and the passengers were dancing in the isle. The Captain had trouble controlling the ship and at one time it ran aground. Then the crew started singing, 2 girls. Both sang flat and it was painful. I couldn’t get off fast enough. A shocking day.
    Written 11 January 2024
  • rebeccacS4501ZM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day
    This trip was exceptional value for money and such a good day out. We chose to go on the coach then boat return. We visited 3 wineries enjoying a wide variety of wines and fizz (all delicious 😋) lunch was included as well as a stop at a chocolate factory. We were entertained on the boat by members of the crew staff along with more inclusive wine and cake. Nothing negative to say!!
    Written 11 January 2024
  • K2347OLrachaelb
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swan Valley half day tour
    All wineries & brewery were excellent with great service & knowledgeable, served food with tastings, presented very well. Chocolate venue waste of time & added nothing a time filler to afternoon, could have been left off & no one would have noticed. They gave nothing but a very small piece of 3 chocolates & that was it.
    Written 9 January 2024
  • 871katherinez
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swan valley tour
    We had a nice tour in swan valley. Peter , our tour guide, is very friendly and amicable. He dressed very professionally and he was always very cheerful. He told us a lot of history of swan valley. Lovely to have him as our tour guide. Good job!
    Written 9 January 2024
  • K2347OLrachaelb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swan Valley wine & beer experience
    The 3 wineries were fabulous, friendly & knowledgeable. The brewery was the same, all provided food with tastings. The chocolate factory could have been left off, as offered nothing to experience.
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Maps64650317490
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing best singing surprise!!
    Wine tours were lovely. Really enjoyable the best part of the trip was the booze cruise back to Perth and then one of the crew members Lauren sang some songs she was absolutely amazing! Definitely worth a trip on this tour! Was such a surprise at the end she had us ready for a night out!
    Written 2 January 2024
  • 412madaleineg
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Half day swan valley wine tour is fabulous
    Great time in the swan valley. Lucy from Swan Valley tours was a helpful informative coach driver. Fabulous choice of wines and cheese especially at Lancaster winery. A visit to the chocolate factory and Providore is a must. The cruise back was amazing with lovely platters, open bar and live music -Lauren has a lovely voice. Serene views from the river. A lovely day out!! We will return 😊
    Written 29 December 2023
  • 658trisht
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok
    I enjoyed the day, but felt the visit to the Brewery was a waste of time, it was only a pub, out to make money.
    Written 7 December 2023
  • Huia66
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anniversary date
    Fantastic day from start to end, good crew, great experience-ate and drank all day. Kim was friendly and organised us at Lancasters and the chocolate factory. Took the boat both ways and it was great to see Perth from the river and Jess, was a fantastic singer entertaining us on the way back. Well worth it :)
    Written 19 November 2023
  • JDWam
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a Hoot!
    This tour was the highlight of our Perth holiday this year. Lucy, our driver/guide fussed over us ensuring our enjoyment to the fullest extent. Each of the attractions visited was appropriate to the tour, and our group was all smiles. The cruise down the Swan River was an ideal way to relax after our winery visits etc. Personally, we did not need to graze through the foods offered on the boat, nor the bar service.
    Written 9 November 2023
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Yog-Sothoth
Trenton, ME1,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This combo boat and wine tour was a great finale to our time in Australia. The format of the tour is great -- couple of hours slow ride up the river with wine and cheese accompaniment, then a bus trip around to a couple different wineries, including one for lunch. Claude, our bus driver and tour guide, did a lot to make this a special outing. He seems more or less to be the unofficial mayor of Swan Valley, and created a fund team atmosphere among the group for our day together. Lunch was just so-so. Good value for the money, would recommend.
Written 21 December 2023
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Hi Yog-Sothoth, What a brilliant feedback. Thank you for choosing Swan Valley Tours and Captain Cook Cruises! Swan Valley Team
Written 23 January 2024
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Bob S
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We did this cruise a few years back and it was brilliant. The cruise itself with wine and food platter, the young ladies attending to us and singing on the way back. Wonderful.
The meal at the winery was really good.
So we did it again with my daughters. It was as good as before, except the meal at the winery, which now seems to be prepared for a price, and the price seems to be very little. Did not enjoy that at all on this second trip.
Written 29 September 2023
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Hi V6532AKbobs, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the cruise, wine and food platter. Your feedback is important to us and we will definitely consider and have room for improvement. Kind regards, Karen from Swan Valley Tours
Written 2 November 2023
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Simon C
Ashtead, UK780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On a hot summer's day, it was a delight to enjoy a scenic cruise from Elizabeth Quay up the Swan River to the Wild Swan at Mandoon estate - a trip of almost three hours, made very enjoyable by the company of fellow travellers, the sampling of three wines and the interesting commentary from the skipper.

We then had lunch followed by a tour of three wineries (some a lot better than others) a visit to a chocolate factory and a 25 min coach back to the Quay which arrived at almost the same time as fellow travellers who had taken the return boat trip.

A lovely day out.
Written 15 February 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We will pass your kind words to our tour guide and crew members. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Adele from Swan Valley Tours
Written 13 March 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The first vines in Western Australia were planted at Caversham in the Swan Valley in the 19th century. The Swan Valley has continued to be the favorite destination for visitors wanting to sample West Australian wines. The Swan Valley is the traditional home of wine in WA. The boat trip down the Swan River, supplemented by some local cheeses and other local produce, is a great way to extend your visit to Western Australia,
Written 24 January 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. You have excellent knowledge about the Swan Valley and I hope this can entice others to book one of our experiences. We also look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Adele from Swan Valley Tours
Written 13 March 2023
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Luv2Trvl
Dunedin, FL144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent way to enjoy some Swan Valley wines. Started at the Port of Perth on a very comfortable river boat with lots of windows for a great view. We were pleasantly surprised that there were tastings on the boat as we cruised upriver. After about an hour, we docked and hopped on a small bus depending on your ticket. We visited four wineries and stopped at a brewery. We were treated very well and had a fabulous time!
Written 13 April 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this excellent review. We are very happy you enjoyed the day out with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Adele from Swan Valley Tours
Written 17 April 2023
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Karol E
Perth, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had the most amazing day on this trip. I took my friend and her two girls who are on holiday from the UK. We started with a cruise on the Swan River followed by lunch at the Mandoon Estate. We then got on a bus and visited wineries, chocolate factory and a brewery. We were so well looked after with so much to eat and the opportunity for lots of tastings. Loved the different places we visited which were small, bespoke and gave fabulous service. The whole experience was enjoyed by everyone and I would definitely recommend.
Written 21 February 2024
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
What a great day out. The cruise handily started from Elizabeth Quay, we were welcomed with wine and had a basic tutorial and tasting as we set off. Pootling down the Sawn River was informative and restful and we enjoyed the company of other cruisers, a real bonus. We stopped at three wineries (Mandoon, Windy Creek, Barbin) and also Whistler Chocolates.
A great and sociable day out
Written 7 November 2023
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What a fantastic feedback and glad you've enjoyed your day out to Swan Valley. Thank you for choosing Swan Valley Tours and Captain Cook Cruises! Swan Valley Team
Written 16 December 2023
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cleo54c
Jordan Springs, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
What a great way to spend a day sitting back relaxing, enjoying the views, sampling wines, have cheese and bickies and having a splendid lunch.
Took off from Perth and enjoyed the city skyline and beautiful landscape along the river.
Lunch was at the Homestead Brewery and the meals were huge. After lunch off to Lancaster winery for some more wine tasting and cheese and then to the Margaret River Chocolate factory were you were in chocolate heaven.
Back on board for more drinks and some fantastic singing by Aisha who has a great voice and entertained us as we sailed back to Perth.
Highly recommend for a great days outing
Written 28 February 2024
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tashawesome
Darwin, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great from start to finish. We took the indulgence package. The staff were amazing, the food, wine and cheese platters were faultless on the cruise. The only meh part was what was ordered for lunch, it stated chicken salad what was received was a bowl of spinach leaves and some chicken. Nothing else, no other salad in the bowl. There was so much to choose from at the chocolate factory I almost walked out with nothing bit like browsing Netflix, couldn’t choose. But sooo yummy. The entertainment on way home was perfect those girls know how to sing. All in all yes go on this cruise totally worth it.
Written 22 February 2024
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Djcamc
Poole, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lunch on arrival was delicious (Mexican salad for us) washed down with a glass of bubbles for me and a beer for hubby. Michael our tour guide was just the right balance, chatty, informative and available. He took us to 2 vineyards, a chocolaterie and then for beers at a new brewery house. Chatted with others on the tour, all super friendly. Some got a bus to the vineyard unlike us we got the river cruise boat. Given the option I’d get the bus as the boat wasn’t really for us. Cheese n wine at 10 in the morning isn’t our thing, would’ve been better had it been the home bound trip
Written 12 February 2023
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Thank you for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed the day out with us. We will pass your kind words to our tour guide Mike. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Adele from Swan Valley Tours
Written 13 March 2023
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