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Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth provided by Swan Valley Tours

Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth

Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
River cruise lets passengers relax and snap photos of Perth's skyline from the water
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
23
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5586P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Beer sample
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Captain Cook Cruises - Perth, Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia Please check in by 9.20am for a cruise departure at 9.45am
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Max 9 people per booking
  • Coach return to Perth approx 1715
  • 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 23 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Beer sample
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
Departure details
  • Captain Cook Cruises - Perth, Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia Please check in by 9.20am for a cruise departure at 9.45am
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Captain Cook Cruises - Perth, Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Max 9 people per booking
  • Coach return to Perth approx 1715
  • 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 23 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
39 reviews
Excellent
28
Very good
10
Average
0
Poor
1
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Oisin O
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Friends
Excellent day out. Claude the bus driver was a delight. Would recommend the experience to anyone, whether they wish to drink or not.
Written 26 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Oisindoodle94, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We will definitely pass your kind words to our tour guide and crew members. Look forward to seeing you soon! Kind Regards, Rachel - Captain Cook Cruises WA
Written 28 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

julieba2015
Napier, New Zealand5 contributions
May 2022
The who.e trip was a series of surprises and delights. The commentary by our skipper, the endless flow of consumables.
The slick pick up & transfer.
The delightful singing on our return trip.
F A B
Written 17 May 2022
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SVTours
Hi Julie, thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the day and cruise.
Written 20 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richloi
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
May 2022
overall good experience with the boat tour followed by the bus tour to various wineries and breweries..... great fun, great company within the group
Written 10 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SVTours
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. we are happy you had a great day out with us. - SVTours team
Written 10 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jean L
Perth, Australia88 contributions
Overall I have given this cruise 2 because it is a mis-match of an excellent idea at the core of it let down by some downmarket execution. What is management thinking?I have written a separate, five-star, review for Sandalford.

This gourmet wine and food cruise should showcase our food and wine to people from anywhere in the world. It needs to be presented in an Australian and more sophisticated way.

The staff need more training and finesse for this type of cruise. "No worries", "No problems", "How are we today?" do not belong in a business which should showcase W.A. to people who pay a fairly large amount for the experience. The staff don't know any different. They are shifted around between Rottnest Island ferries, booze cruises, party boats, etc. and probably act the same on every boat. And, in most cases, their shortcomings won't matter.

The idea of sailing up the Swan is excellent. Tasting W A. wines, cheese and salami and going to the high quality Sandalford winery for more wine-tasting
and lunch is a wonderful way of introducing visitors to our river and produce. It is let down by the execution of the cruise part of the trip.

We boarded to loudish rap noise. Why was Australian music, about Australia, preferably W.A., not being played - and at a volume quieter than people's conversation? Music, some no more than synthesized noise, drowned conversation.The "crew entertainment" for the last part of the trip amounted to a waitress with a good voice singing pop songs in a false American accent and with the volume turned up.

We have enjoyed river/wine cruises in many European and American countries
and on none did "music" drown conversation. Most played music from their own countries. All gave polite, professional service. All showcased the region well.

The staff were casual about enforcing COVID rules for masks. There were a couple of announcements, but no-one told individuals, especially one restless teenage boy who frequently wandered maskless, to put on their masks. The women who brought food and wine were always masked. The driver of the boat never wore a mask. He often wiped his fingers across his mouth and nostrils and, at least once, coughed into his hand. He lounged in his seat, sometimes with feet up on the ledge in front of him. Not a professional impression. There was one bottle of hand sanitizer at the entrance, none on tables nor any reminders to use it.

Tea and coffee were provided. A small muffin at morning tea and very good sliced cakes for dessert/afternopn tea on the boat. The cakes were made at Sandalford, another example of the high standards in their kitchen.

I repeat: this poor rating for this cruise is not the fault of the staff. Management needs to take a good look at upgrading staff training for this supposedly upmarket cruise. Match the professionalism of Sandalford with an equally professional cruise experience and you have an international winner.

Written 22 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SVTours
Hi Jean, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience. We take great pride in our staff presentation and professionalism. We aim to provide a professionally presented experience within a relaxed and casual environment. I apologies that during your time with us, the experience did not meet your expectations. I have sent your feedback to the appropriate departments for review. We hope that you will give us another go in the future as we are always improving our experiences. If you have any other concerns, please feel free to reach out: info@svtours.com.au Thank you - SVTours Team
Written 25 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hayleythe888fan
Snug, Australia35 contributions
Oct. 2021
Enjoyable day out, leisurely morning on a cruise up the Swan River, with lunch at a nice Homestead/Winery. Then a nice afternoon visiting a couple of wineries and a nice chocolate shop. Not a big wine drinker, but the scenery of some of vineyards adds to the tour.
Written 11 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SVTours
Hi Hayley, Thank you for taking time to provide a review on your experience. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time and got to experience the beauty of the Swan Valley. Thanks - SVTours Team
Written 25 April 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,768 contributions
Apr. 2022
The Swan Valley is the birthplace of the Western Australian wine industry. It's still a great place to take a cruise and taste some wine. The Swan Valley wines are rich and full of flavour, particularly the reds. Taking a cruise down the Swan River is a great way to spend a day cruising on the river.
Written 3 April 2022
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SVTours
Hey Jeffry, Thank you for leaving such a positive review, glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. -SVTours Team
Written 25 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margot
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Dec. 2021
my very favourite place for relax, i spent here couple of hourse with my family, well organised and attractive cruise for kids.
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SVTours
Hi there, thanks for your review, glad you had a lovely relaxing time on the cruise.
Written 4 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

david d
Carlisle, Australia3 contributions
Was a well organised tour that ran smoothly and included a great range of visits. Only thing that let it down was the lack of fun. Was very very sterile and when asking the driver to turn on the radio was told this could not be done as needed to concentrate.
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jbn1968
Westoning, UK95 contributions
Good afternoon out having arrived in the city.
Saw a few vineyards tasted some good and some not so good wine.
Cruise back to the city.
Had a laugh on the boat.
Written 17 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

amberlea2016
Tatura, Australia7 contributions
A great day; relaxing cruise up Swan river, beautiful weather, lovely cheese platter with quality wine. Commentary by captain was entertaining. We took the option which included lunch and then a visit to another winery and chocolate factory. We took river cruise back to Perth which included performances by two of the crew. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Swan Valley Tours
619jeffry
619jeffry
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One of Australia's outstanding wine areas
The Swan Valley was settled by Yugoslav vignerons in the 1920s. The Swan Valley developed into one of Australia's p
Geor123gina
Geor123gina
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Helpful and accomodating
SVT were very helpful and flexible in organising my friend's Hens Party wine tour. On the day our tour guide Peter
MVMB91
MVMB91
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Great day out
Peter was super friendly and looked after us well. A good day with friends in a beautiful location without commute
721jemimaf
721jemimaf
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Great day in the Valley
We had a wonderful day with friends. Was organised for a 40th birthday. We had Peter as our driver, happy for us to
UrbaneForker
UrbaneForker
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Good value winery tour
Did the half day tour with 11.30 pickup in the CBD. Excellent tour with informative commentary. The 3 wineries visi
krhiggins
krhiggins
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You have to experience the Captain Cook Tour up Swan Valley
I was not sure what to expect but it wasn't this. We were met on arrival at the jetty and from then on it was fabu
827teganf
827teganf
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Lots of fun and indulgence in the sun
Thank you Uncle Peter, our driver, we had such a nice time. Really enjoyed meeting other people on the tour, chatti
borroloolant
borroloolant
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Wonderful small family company - great day out
I had just arrived in Perth as a solo traveller with no afternoon plans. I am a foodie so thought this trip would b
sharonfB241DF
sharonfB241DF
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Christmas party wine tour
We had a brilliant day out in the Swan Valley region for our ward Christmas party. Kim was great to deal with from
R280HPjonh
R280HPjonh
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Keith the star!
Cheers to the whole crew for the easy booking experience and the Staff/drivers who were responsible for the actual
simmonds10
simmonds10
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PERFECT DAY OUT!
The day had the potential to be terrible, as I had misread the time lines and we arrived late for pick up.VERY out
818veronicaf
818veronicaf
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Best wine tour ever!
Terri was absolutely fantastic! She went out of her way to make sure we had a memorable experience in the Swan Vall
aus80tx
aus80tx
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Enjoyable tour
Did the half day tour and it was the perfect amount of time. Would prefer maybe 10 more minutes at each location bu
rosalulu
rosalulu
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Girls day out
The tour was great. Keith our bus driver was a wonderful host. The wineries and the chocolate tasting was delicious
fintanBeijing
fintanBeijing
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GREAT DAY OUT
Hope its the right company ? guide was Claud -picked me up from Hotel -great day -taste about 40 Wines -plus beer
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