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Perth Shore Excursion: History of Fremantle Walking Tour

Urban Adventures Perth

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Highlights

When your ship docks in Fremantle, take a shore excursion for a walking tour through the dynamic port city–known for its historical sites, well-preserved architecture and a vibrant arts and restaurant district. You’ll see Fremantle Prison, the Roundhouse, Town Hall, and the Cappucino Strip with an expert local guide sharing stories and insider knowledge about this lively city with a relaxed and alternative ambiance.

What You'll Get

You'll board a complimentary shuttle from the Fremantle dock to the Visitor Center where you’ll meet your local guide. After introductions, you’ll head to the nearby Town Hall, its Victorian architecture largely unchanged since it opened in 1887. Many of Fremantle’s formerly grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings have remained intact, more so than in other Australian cities.

After checking out Town Hall, you’ll follow your guide through narrow winding streets and hear amazing stories from colonial times in Australia. Fremantle was the the birthplace of the Swan River Colony, the British settlement that later became Western Australia (Australia’s largest state).

Enjoy a stop at the notorious Fremantle Prison, built in the 1850s by convict labor and in use until 1991. UNESCO added Fremantle Prison to its World Heritage list in recognition of its being the last and most intact of the British colonial prisons in Australia. Convict laborers built colonial buildings and worked in mining and agriculture, especially necessary when the early colony's population was sparse.

Take a guided tour (at own expense) and listen to your guide’s stories about Irish prisoner escapes, British bushrangers (escaped convicts with survival skills for the wild) and the expulsion of aboriginal people to Rottnest Island. You'll learn about Rottnest Island's importance during World War II and be able to spot it from the Roundhouse.

When you reach the Cappuccino Strip, you’ll stroll along the thriving streets, alive with cafes, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, music venues and funky shops.

Your walking tour ends at the Fremantle Roundhouse. Built in 1830, the Roundhouse is Western Australia's oldest building. Get a sense of this historic prison’s significance as your guide explains its role in the colony. From the top of the steps, you’ll be able to snap photos of the fantastic views over the harbor, ocean and colonial Fremantle.

The total distance walking is approximately 2 miles (3 km).

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Fremantle port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 24 people
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee


Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to Fremantle Goal


Departure Point
1: Fremantle Visitor Centre, 8 William St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
2: Fremantle, Fremantle, Greater Perth, Western Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Once disembarking your ship, please take the complimentary City of Fremantle shuttle to the Fremantle Visitor Centre to join your walking tour. This is approximately a 10-minute trip.

Ports
Victoria Quay, Western Australia



Departure Time
10:00 AM

Duration
2 hours

Return Details
The Roundhouse, 15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia


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

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Urban Adventures Perth in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.

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