Perth and the Margaret River Explorer

Land Tour

If you’ve been wanting to experience the magic of Western Australia, now is the time. Go behind the scenes as you explore the renowned wine regions and sample local seasonal produce like a true foodie, whilst taking in the picturesque surrounds. Experience the iconic sights of Perth, as well as venturing off the beaten track as you become at one with nature and hear personal stories from the Indigenous locals at Cape Naturaliste. Unlock Western Australia’s best kept secrets and experience them in style and comfort.This trip is part of Insight Vacations' Local Escapes, a selection of local journeys that feature a max of 22 guests, staggered seating on the coach and the potential to have a double seat if travelling solo. Insight Vacations has new measures in place to allow for comfortable physical distancing all while guests explore close to home.​
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Tour Provider Insight Vacations
Number Of Days
6
Price From
$3,595
Start Location
Perth, Australia
End Location
Fremantle, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
10 to 30
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
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Welcome to Perth
Your Private Driver meets you at Perth airport and transfers you to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 11:00 and travel to the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region. The combination of soil quality, warm Mediterranean climate and the cooling breeze of the Fremantle Doctor result in excellent conditions for viticulture. Visit 180 year old Sandalford and meet the talented and passionate winemakers for an in-depth tour of the working winery followed by an exclusive hands on wine blending experience. Enjoy a delicious lunch and sample a selection of the award-winning wines. Return to Perth and enjoy some time at leisure before coming together for a Welcome Reception with local Western Australian wines and beers with local produce canapes.
Stepping back in Ancient History
Leave cosmopolitan Perth behind as you head south and journey to Busselton. Explore vibrant waterside cafes and restaurants, then visit the town’s iconic Jetty. Measuring at over a mile, it is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere and a local icon. Take time to go for a stroll and enjoy the ocean vistas or take the train all the way to the end and visit the underwater aquarium. Wadandi people had been living in the area thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived. This afternoon return to nature and Make Travel Matter as you connect with the indigenous spirits at Cape Naturaliste. Experience a traditional Welcome to Country before heading on a scenic walk, listening to the humming sound of the didgeridoo. Hear from a local Indigenous guide as they explain how they interpret the land and their own personal stories. Return to your resort and enjoy a dinner of locally sourced, seasonal produce.
Margaret River wining and dining
Today is dedicated to the gastronomical delights of the Margaret River wine region. First up is the prestigious Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous district. On your winery tour learn about its history and the unique features found only in this region. Hear about their world-renowned, award-winning wines and on-site art gallery. Finish your time here with a wine tasting perfectly matched with a selection of seasonal canapes. For lunch, visit neighbouring Voyager Estate and indulge in a four-course long lunch dining experience. In the afternoon, relax at your resort and enjoy its facilities before dinner.
Wildlife and fun Fremantle Relaxed Start
After a Relaxed Start this morning, travel north to meet some of the fantastic wildlife found along the shores of Penguin Island. Named after the colony of about 1,200 little penguins that live there, you might also spot sea birds, sea lions and wild dolphins swimming along your boat as you take a cruise in the Shoalwater Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Arrive in Fremantle, housing Western Australia’s biggest port and a city with rich history. Founded as the Swan River Colony in 1829, the city saw exponential growth during the late 19th Century gold rushes. Town highlights include the Fremantle Prison, a UNESCO World Heritage convict site, the listed Victorian and early Edwardian architecture of the West End and the landmark Esplanade Hotel, a historic lodging dating back to 1850 and your home for the next two nights. Take in the laid-back atmosphere as you enjoy an evening strolling among local eateries and bars, and perhaps take a close look at local legend Bon Scott’s statue.
Insight Choice - Fremantle
Take the day to discover Fremantle as you wish with Insight Choice. Take a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island, get on two wheels and discover this slice of outdoor paradise. There are dedicated bike paths for you to follow: cycle to the historic Wadjemup Lighthouse, the smaller Bathurst Lighthouse for spectacular views of ‘The Basin’ and surrounding reef, or venture to the West End to spot some of the resident fur seals. Keep an eye out for the quokkas, the only mammal native to the island, referred to as the happiest animal on earth. Perhaps snap a selfie with these friendly marsupials, who often pose for the shot. Alternatively, stay on mainland and join your Local Expert for a fun food focused walking tour visiting the best cafes, pubs, markets and restaurants. Hear entertaining stories whilst sampling some of the best artisan foods, ethnic flavours and refreshing drinks. Tonight, come together with your fellow travellers and indulge in a Celebration Dinner in one of the local restaurants, toasting your adventures taken and memories made.
Farewell Western Australia
This morning your trip concludes after breakfast. Take your complimentary transfer to Perth Airport for your onward journey.
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Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. Our Travel Directors have been newly trained in new and enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of our guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
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Start End Availability Price
12 Feb 2022 17 Feb 2022 available $3,595
18 Jun 2022 23 Jun 2022 available $3,795
20 Aug 2022 25 Aug 2022 available $3,795
29 Oct 2022 03 Nov 2022 available $3,795