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Hobart, Australia-port

Hobart is regarded by guests as one of the region's most friendly, exciting and diverse destinations. In the State of Tasmania, Hobart is Australia's second oldest city. It is rich in character and history, nestling next to one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world and at the base of Mount Wellington, which rises 3,600 feet from the sea. The working harbor is unique with Antarctic supply vessels and fishing boats coming and going throughout the year.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Historic Hobart, Countryside and Winery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • History, Heritage & Wildlife Tour
    Seated Tour
  • Hobart "jewel of the South"
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Mt. Wellington Descent By Bike
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Oysters and Wine
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required

Historic Hobart, Countryside and Winery

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: HBA-002

Experience the beauty and flavors of Tasmania during this tour of historic Hobart, and an award-winning winery in the scenic countryside.

Depart the pier for the drive to Richmond. Along the way, you will cross the Derwent River via Australia's oldest bridge before arriving at this picture-postcard town. One of Australia's most important historic towns, Richmond features landmark buildings constructed by convict labor under appallingly harsh conditions. Its well-preserved cottages, homes, shops and pub reflect life in an era long since passed. During your visit, some free time will be made to explore the area.

Next, you will continue on to Puddle Duck Winery, one of Tasmania's finest wineries. En route, you will pass by many of Hobart's picturesque and elegant homes, and quaint cottages. Upon arrival at the winery, your welcoming hosts will provide you with an informative commentary and wine-tasting (actual winery visited may be substituted).

Leaving the winery, you will proceed for a visit to one of Tasmania's most renowned historic buildings, Runnymede Estate. This gracious old home, nestled amidst charming grounds, was built in 1840 for Tasmania's first lawyer, Robert Pitcairns. Upon arrival, you will take a guided tour through its elegant rooms and learn about the fascinating history of this house and its many residents.

Your tour will conclude with a tour of historic Hobart before returning to the pier and ship.

Please note: The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable walking shoes. The order of sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed. Actual winery visited may be substituted and guests must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the wine tasting. This tour may not operate with a driver and guide, but rather with a driver/guide.