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A moving reminder of Australia’s harrowing history, the former convict settlement of Port Arthur was a key part of often brutal convict discipline within the colonial system. Today, the Port Arthur historic site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction, with museums and memorials devoted to telling the area’s history.

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Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Hobart, 7182
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

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Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on this day trip from Hobart. If you’re a history buff, this is the tour for you, as it’s been designed to provide as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur in one day. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a convict colony, visit ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. A harbor cruise is included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.56
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Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

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See the top attractions of the Tasman Peninsula on a full-day tour from Hobart. Take in towering sea cliffs, rock formations including Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, and more as you explore the natural wonders along the coast. Next, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century penal colony with a fascinating history. Finally, stroll through the pretty streets of Richmond Village before returning to Hobart.
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.51
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Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart

Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart

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Experience the Tasman Peninsula by both land and sea on this day trip from Hobart that includes a 3-hour cruise along the coast of Tasman National Park. Gaze up at towering sea cliffs, look for wildlife like falcons and seals, and learn about the peninsula’s ecosystem. Then visit the World Heritage–listed Port Arthur Historic Site for an in-depth look at Australia’s penal history at this former convict colony. Lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.09
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Port Arthur and Tassie Devils Active Day Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur and Tassie Devils Active Day Tour from Hobart

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This active, fast-paced tour is ideal for travelers who want to see and do a lot in a single day. There’s something for everyone on this tour, as long as you’re prepared to work those feet. Learn about Tasmanian history at the Port Arthur Historic Site, watch Tasmanian Devils feeding, hike along cliff-tops and to spectacular lookouts, sample local chocolates, and much more. Ideal if you're short on time.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.07
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur

Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur

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Learn about Tasmania's convict history and natural beauty on a full-day tour to the Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also visit the historic village of Richmond, and see landmarks of the Tasman Peninsula such as Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blowhole. Includes entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.42
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

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With a 2-day pass for Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site, you can explore this former convict colony, located on the Tasman Peninsula and part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, with the flexibility and time to make the most of your visit. Included are a guided walking tour, access to the 30-plus ruins and historical buildings, a cruise on the harbor, and a visitor guide with a map. Follow the Convict Water Supply Trail, learn what life was like as a prisoner and see where officers lived.
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  • 2 days
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$30.24
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Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Active Day Tour

Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Active Day Tour

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Join us on a fun and action packed day out visiting the World-Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site.  We stop along the way at the delightful Port Arthur Lavender Farm where you can view the Lavender Fields, distillery or head straight to the gift shop and café for an array of Lavender inspired foods and gifts.  Our action-packed day out includes a stunning cliff top walk taking in the highest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, Richmond Historic Village and a short stop for a chocolate tasting at a local Chocolate Factory. • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (3 hours) • Explore Port Arthur Lavender Farm • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch • Enjoy stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline” • Sample the local chocolates at Federation Chocolate Factory • Visit historic Richmond Village • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.51
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Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

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Take in the highlights of the Tasman Peninsula on this full-day small-group tour from Hobart, including hotel pick-up. Learn about the island’s convict past with a walking tour and boat cruise around Port Arthur, then admire the colonial architecture of historic Richmond. After spotting natural landmarks like the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch and Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park, finish with an indulgent chocolate tasting at the Federation Chocolate Factory.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.19
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$120.19
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Grand Historical Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Grand Historical Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

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Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on a day trip from Hobart. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a penal colony, check out ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. Plus, take a cruise to Isle of the Dead for a walking tour of this prison cemetery. 
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.16
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The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

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Get a comprehensive tour of the natural attractions and Tasmanian history on this day trip to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula. Highlights include the Richmond Colonial Village, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and Maingon Bay lookout. Take a walking tour with insightful commentary from your guide and a harbor cruise in Port Arthur.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.03
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Shore Excursion - Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsula

Shore Excursion - Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsula

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When your cruise ship docks in Port Arthur, discover Tasmania’s tasty local foods and stunning scenery on a half-day shore excursion suitable for all ages. Take in natural wonders including Remarkable Cave, Devils Kitchen, and Tasman Arch; sample treats at Lavender Farm and Federation Chocolate; and purchase a fresh fish and chips lunch at the Blowhole. Includes transport by air-conditioned minivan, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.51
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Launceston to Hobart Active Tour Including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Launceston to Hobart Active Tour Including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur

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Cover the three top highlights of Tasmania on a 3-day tour that visits Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur. Arrange for your own accommodation in Launceston and Hobart, and leave the rest to the pros. Enjoy walking around Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, then spend a day in Freycinet National Park to see Wineglass Bay and other landmarks. From Hobart, head to the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided walking tour and harbor cruise, and see the historic town of Richmond and Mt Wellington upon your return.
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  • 3 days
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$313.69
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Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

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Sample the best of Tasmania in one week’s time on a small-group 6-day tour that covers many of Tasmania’s premier attractions. Travel round-trip from Hobart to destinations including Port Arthur, Bicheno, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, and Queenstown. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, places of historical interest, and a variety of spectacular wilderness areas, with opportunities to taste specialty foods along the way.
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  • 6 days
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$1,700.75
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour

3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour

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Explore the top sites of Tasmania on a comprehensive 3-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. Delve into the convict history of Australia at Port Arthur Historic Site, and see landmarks like Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Continue to Launceston to discover the gems of Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Then head to Cradle Mountain National Park to walk around Dove Lake and admire Cradle Mountain. Stop in towns such as Richmond, Swansea, Sheffield and Orford, and taste fresh produce and seafood from local producers.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$313.69
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7-Day Best of Tasmania Adventure Experience from Hobart (flexible ticket)

7-Day Best of Tasmania Adventure Experience from Hobart (flexible ticket)

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Get the total Tasmanian experience on this 7-day tour from Hobart. Visit the island highlights including Bruny Island, Port Arthur, the wild East Coast, and others. Entrance fees, round-trip transport from Hobart, and six nights' accommodation included.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$792.93
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6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart

6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart

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Home to rugged wilderness, serene lakes, and protected parklands, Tasmania is a backpacker’s dream destination—but exploring the remote island by public transport is a challenge. On this adventurous road trip, reach natural attractions and hidden treasures like Lake St. Clair and the Tarkine Rainforest with ease. With accommodation and park fees included, see the best of Tasmania in six action-packed days.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$712.13
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7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

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If you love the outdoors, you will love our Eco-Certified super tour of 7 days packed full of waterfalls, mountains, great walks, dramatic coastlines, lakes and primeval rainforest, You will see everything from the unique rugged mountains and lakes of the west coast and the picturesque beaches of the east coast, plus to top it all off we will show you around local favourite Bruny Island and visit the World Heritage Listed - Port Arthur Historic Site.
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  • 7 days
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$791.69
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Three Capes Panorama

Three Capes Panorama

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This scenic flight departs from Hobart's iconic waterfront and heads South-East to the spectacular Tasman Peninsula. From here we will take in the famous Three Capes from a perspective that not many people get to experience. A touch down at Port Arthur to view the UNESCO World Heritage listed convict site and its surrounds from the water. We’ll then make our way towards Cape Raoul and return to Hobart with fantastic views of the capital city and Kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$449.75
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$449.75

6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

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This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,700.75
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Full-Day Port Arthur Historic Site Tour and Admission Ticket

Full-Day Port Arthur Historic Site Tour and Admission Ticket

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Spend the day exploring the UNESCO World-heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. The timing of our bus means you'll have nearly 7 hours to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site at your leisure. Your site entry ticket includes a guided introductory walking tour and a harbour cruise, as well as entry into the site's many historic buildings.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.83
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Tasmania 4 Day East Coast + Launceston

Tasmania 4 Day East Coast + Launceston

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Our 4 Day Eastern Tasmania Coastline + Launceston Tour provides an intimate little getaway for those that have limited travel time available. This tour is a great option to explore the more populated east coast of Tassie along with the 2 biggest cities of Hobart & Launceston. Covering approximately 850km we explore many of Tasmania’s memorable attractions, moving fast enough to provide a fantastic overview of the islands eastern side, yet slow enough to enjoy the sights! Concluding at Thursday lunchtime this tour offers fantastic coastal scenery, historical learnings, fresh air and dozens of incredible photo opportunities. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels this is truely an memorable, small group travel experience.
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  • 4 days
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$1,096.04
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Grand Port Arthur with guided Isle of the Dead tour

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Grand Port Arthur with guided Isle of the Dead tour

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Set off on a full day trip from Hobart and discover Port Arthur Convict Site, Tasman National Park and the Isle of the Dead! Suitable for the whole family, you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of Port Arthur and a scenic cruise to the Isle of the Dead where you'll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devils Kitchen.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.45
$117.16
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Hobart Minibus Full-Day Private Tour

Hobart Minibus Full-Day Private Tour

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How you spend your full-day private tour of Hobart is up to you. Your knowledgeable guide will be able to put together an itinerary that interests you. Art lovers might want to visit MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. Foodies could head to Salamanca Market. Keen gardeners should check out the botanical gardens. Or, choose to combine several of these top sights. It’s your day in Hobart.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$604.71
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Port Arthur Private Charter Service

Port Arthur Private Charter Service

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Port Arthur is a village and historic site, founded in 1830 on theTasman Peninsula as penal settlement and timber station for convict punishment. After bushfires and the elements eroded away the prison, it's now become an open-air museum. A well-preserved piece of history and enlisted in the world historical heritage list by Australian government. On the return trip, you will get to see four of the best-known natural wonders in the Tasman Peninsula: the Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Blow Hole and Tessellated Pavement.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$793.68
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What are Port Arthur hours of operation?
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Port Arthur hours of operation: Open 9am to dusk. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Port Arthur tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Port Arthur can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Port Arthur 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Port Arthur costs USD 30.24. Guided Port Arthur tours start around USD 30.24 per person.
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