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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour provided by Cairns Discovery Tours

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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour

Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour
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Spend your time in port seeing the sights of Cairns’ city, waterfront and beaches on a small-group afternoon tour. You will visit attractions such as the Cairns Museum School of Arts, The world largest stained themed windows at St Monica's Cathedral, Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at a local cafe before visiting the Flecker Botanical Gardens. Photo opportunity with a stop at Cairns Lookout, where you have an overview of Cairns and the Coal sea and see Surprise Creek falls located at the Lower Barron Gorge National Park. Before returning to your ship walk along the jetty or stroll along the palm fringed beach at stunning Palm Cove, one of Cairns beautiful northern beaches.  Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group shore excursion, limited to 20 passengers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5720PRTCNSCDT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Port pickup and drop-off (city tour only)
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Discovery Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Museum
  • Entry/Admission - St Monica's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns
  • Entry/Admission - Palm Cove Beach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is from the Reef Hotel Casino (public entrance) across the road from the Cruise Ship Terminal. We will return you to the Cruise ship Terminal at the end of your tour in plenty of time prior to the ship departing.
  • Ports:
  • Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelie walkers not permitted
  • No cancellation fees applicable if the cruise ship does not arrive in Port due to weather and tidal conditions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To comply with Queensland Govt State regulations full vaccination is required to travel on this tour. Valid proof of vaccination status is required on checkin. Passengers unable to provide proof will be unable to travel and no refund will be given
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Port pickup and drop-off (city tour only)
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Discovery Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Museum
  • Entry/Admission - St Monica's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns
  • Entry/Admission - Palm Cove Beach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is from the Reef Hotel Casino (public entrance) across the road from the Cruise Ship Terminal. We will return you to the Cruise ship Terminal at the end of your tour in plenty of time prior to the ship departing.
  • Ports:
  • Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelie walkers not permitted
  • No cancellation fees applicable if the cruise ship does not arrive in Port due to weather and tidal conditions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To comply with Queensland Govt State regulations full vaccination is required to travel on this tour. Valid proof of vaccination status is required on checkin. Passengers unable to provide proof will be unable to travel and no refund will be given
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cairns Discovery Tours
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cairns Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St Monica's Cathedral
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cairns Botanical Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    NOA Eat Drink Share
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Palm Cove Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mary B
Birzebbuga, Malta2 contributions
Cairns City Sights & Surrounds
Aug 2020
We did the Cairns City Sights & Surrounds tour yesterday. Our tour guide was Eric & he was very informative & very interesting . Didn’t rush us through & was very patient when we took our pics. He has a very easy manner about him. The only disappointment was not being able to go inside St Monica’s Cathedral because of Covid-19. Very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Thank you
Written 9 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maryanne J
Thank you for taking the time to review your Cairns City Sights tour with us and your guide Eric.
Written 10 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melina
1 contribution
Great city
We enjoyed the tour. Matt was our guide, he really knows a lot about cairns and gave us interesting information.
Written 13 February 2020
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Maryanne J
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Cairns with Matt.
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

snige
Spain35 contributions
Really interesting tour.. fantastic guide
This tour was really interesting and took in lots of places in and around Cairns.

Matt, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Highly recommended

Thanks
Written 22 January 2020
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Molene
20 contributions
A Great City Overview
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you've just arrived in Cairns and want a taste of what the city and surrounds have to offer, then this trip is for you. Our guide, Eric, was bang on time picking up and gave us lots of useful information. Lots of places visited in the 5.5hrs of the tour, some great views, lots of history during our half hour in the amazing museum, and the Botanical Gardens were beautiful. The trip includes a pit stop for a cream tea in Edge Hill. The tour culminated in a brief visit to Barren Gorge and Palm Cove. It gave us lots of ideas for return visits
Written 16 October 2019
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Travelxpert1
Bristol27 contributions
Amazing Company
Feb 2019 • Couples
Dealt with Maryanne and she was excellent. Matt our guide was perfect. Thoroughly enjoyable tour even though we had a thunder storm
Written 6 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to review your Cairns City Sights tour with us and your guide Matt. Regards Maryanne
Written 10 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ivy E
Port Orchard, WA152 contributions
Okay Tour
The tour was a little boring. It was not mentioned until we had been on the bus for awhile that the place with the tea and scones, the scenic lookout, and Barron Gorge were closed.

We spent 20 minutes at the museum and were told that we would get tickets that would allow us to return on our own. We never got such tickets.

I have to say that the replacement cafe had some awesome banana bread.

We drove all the way out to Palm Cove for just a few minutes in the rain.

We chose this tour simply because our original plans had been canceled and we were looking for something else to do at the last minute. Probably wouldn't have chosen it otherwise.
Written 4 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to review your Cairns City sights tour with us. Unfortunately due to unprecedented weather prior to your tour with us the lookouts were closed due to landslides and were inaccessible for safety reasons. They have since re-opened. We did add an alternative lookout on the Kuranda range overlooking our beautiful city. You are permitted to return to the Cairns Museum for complimentary re-entry and I am not sure who advised that you would receive tickets as our arrangement with the Museum is that you return and advise your name and this is sufficient for your free re-entry. I will investigate this further to avoid any future confusion for our guests. Cairns Discovery Tours has been operating for over 20 years and we appreciate your comments as being a small owner operator we pride ourselves on delivering the best experience for our guests. Regards Maryanne
Written 20 April 2018
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By: Cairns Discovery Tours
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Eric’s day out
Eric was full of info all the time, it was great ,the scones were so yummy and gave us a beautiful break in the day
115janellej
115janellej
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Great agent knowledgeable local
I used this company to support another Qld company who like all tourism operators have been effected with Covid. Ma
331fionat
331fionat
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Value packed
Food and Wine Tour. Value packed and worth it. A pretty big day, make sure you have more than a few hours sleep the
Daydream55153015835
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Full day city and cruise tour
The city and cruise tour was amazing. It was my husband’s birthday and have had a great time that day. The tour gui
wendog28
wendog28
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Highly recommended tour
This tour is fabulous, I highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Matt , offered a knowledgeable insight onto the Cai
Austraveller92
Austraveller92
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A really enjoyable orientation of Cairns and surrounds
We really enjoyed this tour, which we combined with a visit to Cairns Aquarium and lunch as a full day tour. Matt,
blanchez2019
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One of the best tour I joined in Cairns ! super fun and learned a lot about different spots of the city
Eric was fantastic, very informative, helpful, patient and funny. The whole tour makes me laugh a lot and I've lear
tinak732
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Amazing Cairns Discovery Tours
Maryanne from Cairns Discovery Tours was amazing she organised out island trips also hire car when we could not fin
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An excellent way to learn about Cairns
Whenever we travel to a new city or town, we always try to get the local viewpoint on what's interesting/important
pauliner257
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Wonderful introduction to Cairns
What a wonderful introduction to Cairns and surrounds. Matt was so friendly, courteous and helpful and very entert
MadanSwati
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Amazing experience
5 stars Thanks Maryanne. W e had lovely tour guide for our Cairns city tour - MATT, was very knowledgeable, friendl
louisedonovan93
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A Five Star Winner!!
Wow, what a great way to see the highlights of Cairns in comfort and be thoroughly entertained by Matt just for goo
LyndaPerkins
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family holiday
we had the best tour guide ever Simon was just amazing and so informative, he made our day especially when my son w
Yvonne D
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Looking at Cairns from the passenger seat
Our guide Eric was very informative and interacted with us all very well. We went to and saw lots of places that w
Alex B
Alex B
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Support Queensland Tourism
We enjoyed the whole tour , in particular Palm Cove. The Driver/ Tour Guide, Eric was knowledgeable and informative
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