Combine all-inclusive Perth touring at it’s finest with 6 days of premium ocean cruising aboard the Astor to Albany and Esperance, including flights, meals, transfers and more. Visit Margaret River and the Pinnacles Desert as well as enjoy a lunch cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle along with a range of optional shore excursions in Albany and Esperance (or Busselton) aboard the Astor. Enjoy visits to wineries, breweries and Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere before boarding the Astor and taking in the breathtaking views of the Indian and Southern Oceans on your way to Albany and Esperance (or Busselton). Themes include: Western Australia, Departs from Perth, Ocean Cruise, Luxury Coach, Returns from Fremantle. + Show more
Astor 6 Day Albany & Esperance Cruise (Twin Inner Cabin)
Return Flights to Perth (pricing options below)
5 Nights Twin Inner Cabin Accommodation aboard the Astor
5 Nights Accommodation in Perth
All meals onboard the Astor, FREE afternoon tea and late night snacks, Captain’s Cocktail Party (selected sailings), self service tea and coffee, FREE Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, a range of FREE daytime activities and leisure facilities, FREE guest lecture programmes, FREE porterage of luggage to your cabin, Cabin Steward service, use of the Waldorf, Ubersee, Admiral’s Salon and Commodore’s Salon restaurants.
Breakfast Daily, 2 Special Lunches, Morning Teas
Margaret River, Busselton & Winery Luxury Day Tour
Pinnacles, Lancelin, Wildlife & 4WD Luxury Day Tour
Swan River Cruise
Special Craft Brewery Lunch
Special Cruise Lunch
Wine Tastings, Beer Tastings & Appreciation Tour
Perth & Fremantle Luxury Coach Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Airport, Port and Hotel)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Western Australia)
AstorEsperanceAlbanyBusseltonPerthFremantleSwan RiverSwan River CruiseSpecial Cruise LunchPinnacles DesertMargaret RiverWinery VisitTree Top WalkSpecial Winery LunchBusselton JettyCape Leeuwin LighthouseLancelinBenedictine AbbeyCaversham Wildlife ParkMammoth CaveMandurahDawesville ChannelBoranup ForestEagles Heritage Raptor CentreNambung National ParkSouth PerthPerth BeachesKings Park and Botanic GardensNorthbridgeCrown Casino and Resort PerthThe WACA (cricket ground)The Bell TowerThe Perth MintMuseum of WAArt Gallery of WAPerth Town HallWatertown Discount Shopping ComplexEast PerthRiverside DriveFraser AvenueWest PerthPerth ArenaHeirisson IslandSupreme Court GardensElizabeth Quay Development
Ask A Consultant
Day 1 Welcome to Perth
Feel the great expansive openness of the West Coast with its big blue skies and its ever developing but still youthful capital city of Perth. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Perth.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Accommodation.
Day 2 Explore Perth and Fremantle
The beautiful city of Perth is fringed by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River. It has spectacular beaches, a friendly welcoming ambience and a laid back lifestyle dominated by its seemingly perpetual sunny climes. Chic and stylish, Perth effortlessly combines this beach-outdoor lifestyle with its modern, urban big-city feel. You'll marvel at the spectacular cityscapes from beautiful Kings Park, and enjoy the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean at the world-famous Cottesloe beach. Fremantle's historic colonial streets pulsate with the energy of street-performers and buskers, couples walk hand-in-hand through its colourful and lively markets. The lively street cafes and restaurants along its famous 'cappuccino strip' are perfect resting places to indulge in a spot of people watching.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the morning. This comprehensive tour includes Perth City, Fremantle, Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Indian Ocean beaches, swanky suburbs and the Swan River.
Today you will see Perth City, the famous WACA (Western Australia cricket ground), impressive Swan Bell Tower, Perth Town Hall, St Georges Terrace (hub of Australia's minerals and energy industries), Barrack Street Jetty, Perth Mint (working gold mint, stunning sandstone colonial architecture), Old Swan Brewery and Royal Perth Yacht Club (once home to the America's Cup). Stop at magnificent Kings Park for spectacular views over Perth skyline, Swan River and Melville Water. Walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walk see the 750-year-old boab tree. See famous Cottesloe Beach and the Indian Ocean sunset coastline. Tour Fremantle (historic large working port docks, rich convict history, glorious alfresco outdoor dining, marinas, charming heritage sandstone buildings, modern ocean racing yachts, colonial terraced houses, museums and galleries). Enjoy some free time in Fremantle to explore the colourful streets for yourself, perhaps enjoy a coffee on South Terrace's Cappucino Strip or indulge in some shopping in the many unique shops or find a bargain at the weekend markets. On our way back to Perth City we see some of Australia's most expensive real-estate at the upmarket Swan River suburbs of Peppermint Grove and Dalkeith. Time this afternoon to explore more of Perth on your own.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Overnight Perth Accommodation
Day 3 Margaret River, Wineries & Special Lunch
Margaret River combines one of the world's premier wine and food regions with one of the world's best surfing locations. It's Western Australia's popular and high profile holiday playground. Many visual treats are on offer here including the dramatic coastline, calm sandy bays, massive caves, seasonal wildflowers and Busselton Jetty, the Southern Hemisphere's longest jetty. The beautiful Margaret River Wine Region is a taste of paradise for food and wine lovers. Sample world-class wines such as sensational shiraz, exquisite chardonnay and scintillating sauvignon blanc which are produced here in its many picturesque boutique wineries. Culinary gems include irresistible hand-made chocolates and mouth-watering cheeses. Each year Margaret River hosts the world surfing championships.
Today we travel south from Perth deep into the South West of Australia. You will experience the Busselton and Margaret River areas, have a guided tour of Mammoth Cave, see massive Karri trees, explore Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, enjoy a Special Brewery Lunch with craft beer tastings and visit a respected winery for some wine tastings and to learn about local winemaking.
Tour through the southern suburbs of Perth, through the Peel Region and onto Busselton. Stop to see the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere (doubles as an artificial reef, stretching 1.8km across the peaceful waters of Geographe Bay). Tour through the Margaret River Wine Region and onto a premium local microbrewery for your indulgent Special Lunch in magnificent surrounds. Enjoy the flavoursome Special Lunch created from fresh local produce accompanied with beer tastings from this craft brewery. Take a guided tour through the gothic like Mammoth Cave with vast chambers full of amazing formations (revealing fascinating facts about the flora and fauna of this region). Be awestruck at the size of the massive Karri trees at stunning Boranup Forest (over 100 years old, stretching for kilometres, pale barked Karri trees up to 60 metres tall). Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (meeting point of the mighty Southern Ocean and the massive Indian Ocean, most south westerly tip of Australia, 39 metres high). Visit one of the many respected wineries to taste some of the very best wines and to gain an insight into the local winemaking industry. Stop at the quaint and bohemian Margaret River Township (unique specialty shops featuring craftwork created by locals, chic cafes). Head back to Perth with a deep appreciation of this world-class wine region and understand why it's such a popular destination.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Special Lunch, Entry Fees, Busselton Jetty, Wine and Beer Tasting, Guided Cave Tour, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
DAY 4 Swan River Cruise with Special Lunch
The stunning Swan River meanders its way through the beautiful city of Perth, this scenic and vibrant waterway is the city's beating heart. Perth's residents make the most of this wonderful waterway, families picnic on its banks, joggers and cyclists follow its course and boats bob gently on its shimmering waters under endless blue skies. The Swan River is the perfect spot from which to view the wonderful cityscape of Perth, its northern waters lead to the stunning Swan Valley, Western Australia's world-renowned wine producing region and westward the river leads to the historic and charming city of Fremantle and the azure Indian Ocean.
Today experience a scenic cruise to Fremantle and the Indian Ocean whilst enjoying your Special Buffet Lunch. See the city skyline, Kings Park, millionaire's row, giant sand spit and the bustling historic port of Fremantle. Choose from a selection of wines or beer to accompany your delicious Special Lunch and enjoy morning tea.
You are transferred to beautiful Barrack Street Jetty in the heart of the city, see the building work of the massive new riverfront Elizabeth Quay, named in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Set sail on your large stable vessel for today's river cruise. Enjoy spectacular views as you cruise the calm waters between Perth and Fremantle. Your Captain will point out the many sights, including Perth's impressive Bell Tower, Kings Park, the restored old Swan Brewery, Royal Perth Yacht Club, many magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle's busy inner harbour. You will learn about Perth's rich history (and about some of its more notorious individuals). Tea and coffee is served in the morning. Your delicious Special Buffet Lunch is taken onboard looking out over million dollar river views. It includes hot dishes, continental meats, fresh local prawns and mixed variety of gourmet salads all followed by cake and dessert. You have a choice of wines, beer or soft drinks. This afternoon you can wander through the streets, shops, galleries and museums of Perth or simply relax at your hotel.
Breakfast, Swan River Cruise, Special Buffet Lunch, Local Wines and Local Beers, Live Entertainment, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
DAY 5 Pinnacles, Lancelin, Wildlife & 4WD
Lying in the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles are a breathtaking wonder of Mother Nature. These amazing, natural limestone structures hold an exquisite air of mystique and intrigue, especially as the sun's warm hue illuminates the magical stones. Caversham Wildlife Park is set within Whiteman Park with 4000 hectares of magnificent native Western Australian flora and is the ideal place to see animals totally unique to the State, like the famous quokka. The plants and animals in each section represent different regions and you can also learn about WA’s conservation efforts. The popular rock lobster fishing village of Lancelin is set on a large Indian Ocean bay overlooking two islands and is surrounded massive 2km long crisp white sand dunes that attract avid sandboarders. During spring, the Western Australian landscape explodes in a kaleidoscope of colour and beauty as thousands of magnificent wildflowers bloom in a spectacular seasonal show of nature at its most breathtaking.
Today explore Caversham Wildlife Park, discover the amazing natural wonder of the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, tour a lobster processing and live export facility and experience the famous sand dunes of Lancelin.
You will be picked up this morning from your hotel for your full day tour to the famous Pinnacles. Enjoy a stop at Caversham Wildlife Park to interact with remarkable native animals, wander through the hand-feeding areas and admire WA’s endemic plants and trees. Depart Caversham heading to the laid-back lobster fishing village of Cervantes (pristine white sand beach, turquoise waters teeming with marine life, popular kitesurfing and windsurfing beach) for a stop. Experience a behind the scenes tour of the live processing of Indian Ocean rock lobster, including an overhead walkway where you will stand above 20 tonnes of lobster being prepared for live export around the world; and learn about the town’s multi-million dollar lobster industry. Stop and enjoy a delicious fish and chip lunch (other options available). Continue to Nambung National Park (array of coastal dunes, rich in flowering plants, beautiful beaches of Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay, western grey kangaroos) where we learn about the remarkable natural environment that houses the Pinnacles Desert. See the Pinnacles from the lookout or take a stroll through part of the Pinnacles Desert (containing thousands of limestone pinnacles, up to 5 meters high, over a massive area of 190 hectares) to get up close to these remarkable and mystical geological features. Visit the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre to learn even more about these natural wonders. Later you have the opportunity to experience or witness the thrill of sandboarding down the huge towering sand dunes and to take an optional light 4WD tour along the towering white sand dunes in Lancelin, the largest in Western Australia. Stop to see wildflowers throughout the day whilst they are in season (including orange flowering christmas tree, kangaroo paw, banksia, wattle and everlastings). Head back to Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive with your camera full of remarkable images of today's great adventure.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Lunch, Optional Sand Boarding & 4WD, Entry Fees, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 6 Board the Astor
The Astor, extensively refurbished in 2010, offers an unforgettable and intimate experience of fine dining, high class entertainment and cruising in modern air-conditioned luxury, the ship caters for just 620 privileged guests ensuring a close bond and camaraderie with fellow guests and a more personal touch from the attentive and helpful crew.
Today you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your central Adelaide hotel to Victoria Quay Passenger Terminal, board the Astor and begin your cruise to Albany and Esperance.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
Day 7 At Sea
The Indian Ocean is the world's third largest ocean covering an area of some 73,427,000 sq km or one-fifth of the world's ocean area, it extends from South Asia to Antarctica and from East Africa to South East Australia and it's the warmest ocean in the world, marine life in Australia's Indian Ocean waters includes dolphins, turtles and dugongs.
Spend the day at sea and make use of the facilities on board the Astor such as the Wellness Centre or take part in some of the daytime activities such as guest speakers and arts and crafts workshops (selected sailings).
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
Day 8 Cruise to Esperance
The bustling town of Esperance is blessed with pristine beaches and inviting turquoise waters and is set against the stunning seascape of the Recherche Archipelago which combine to make it a paradise for nature and beach lovers, town attractions include bars, restaurants, cafes, museums and galleries, there's even a life-size replica of Stonehenge.
Arrive in Esperance and choose from a range of optional shore excursions or explore Esperance at your own pace. Alternatively, you can stay on board the Astor and make use of the range of facilities available.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board The Astor.
Day 9 Cruise to Albany
The quaint and historic town of Albany is surrounded by a wealth of stunning natural beauty, the majestic Stirling Ranges, the Mt Barker Wine Region and the dramatic and rugged Southern Ocean coastline with it's beautiful beaches, the town's main street, York Street, is lined with vibrant cafes, restaurants and speciality stores.
Choose from a range of optional shore excursions in Albany, explore the town on your own or make use of the Astor's on board facilities and activities. The choice is yours.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
Day 10 At Sea
The Southern Ocean is also known as the Antarctic Ocean, it's the newest of the world's great oceans and is the fourth largest in size, its cold waters create a unique ecological region rich in marine life and encompass the Ross, Amundsen, Bellingshausen, and Weddell seas and small gulfs and bays off Antarctica.
Take advantage of the Astor's daytime activities and on board facilities as you sail back towards Fremantle. Alternatively, spend your time reading a book or browsing the on board Duty Free stores.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
Day 11 Return to Fremantle & Fly Home
Today marks the end of your West Australian adventure.
Cruise back to Fremantle this morning and when you arrive you will be personally met at the Victoria Quay Passenger Cruise Terminal by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the airport to meet your flight home.
Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Inclusions on board the Astor
Relax in your private cabin on board the Astor while you sail the Indian Ocean and enjoy FREE full board cuisine with a selection of international cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks and self-service tea and coffee. Experience FREE on board big show entertainment, cabarets, and classical interludes. Choose from a range of FREE daytime activities, leisure facilities and on board guest lecture programmes (selected sailings). Enjoy on board leisure facilities such as an Indoor and Outdoor pool, a sauna, steam room, a fully equipped hair salon and a Duty Free arcade with boutiques, jewellers and perfumeries. Enjoy meals from a variety of styles of restaurants. Enjoy a la carte meals at the Waldorf restaurant, buffet meals at the Ubersee restaurant and enjoy speciality meals at the admiral’s Salon and Commodore’s Salon. Your package includes an inner cabin but can be upgraded to a range of cabins.
Upgrade to a Superior Twin Inner: Upgrade to a Superior Twin Inner cabin and benefit from a cabin on the higher Atlantic Deck. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to an Ocean View Cabin: Enjoy rich ocean views and a converted double bed in cabins located in the forward and aft areas of the Baltic Deck and the higher Atlantic Deck. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to a Standard Plus Twin Ocean View: These ocean view cabins are located on the Baltic deck and feature a converted double bed which converts to a sofa for daytime use. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to a Premium Suite Ocean View: Benefit from the space of a larger cabin (twice the size of the standard cabins). Premium suites are located on the Atlantic Deck and offer stylish interior design, double beds, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling windows. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Enjoy a range of optional shore excursions on your cruise aboard the Astor that are designed to illustrate the highlights of each port of call and maximise your time ashore. All shore excursions are competitively priced and operated by qualified and reputable ground handlers. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you will return to the ship before it sails. Shore excursion programmes are released approximately 8 weeks prior to sailing and excursions can be pre-booked to ensure you do not miss out on your preferred excursion.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Perth Hotel Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Perth. Our "Good Standard" central Perth hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport and Port Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel, from your hotel to the cruise terminal and from the cruise terminal to the airport for your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Perth and WA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Western Australia holiday.
The Astor in Detail
Use this tool for full details and images on the Astor:
Premium 4-Star Cruising - Traditional leisurely style cruising
- Premium facilities & modern fitout
- Boutique friendly sized ship (620 passengers)
- 4 lifts, 7 decks, fully stabilised
- Attentive & friendly crew
- Delicious cuisine choices
- Daytime activity programme
- Stylish big show entertainment - Cabarets
& classical interludes
- Wide range of leisure facilities
- Afternoon tea & late night snacks
- Self-service tea & coffee
The Astor is a stylish boutique sized cruise-liner with a friendly onboard atmosphere. Catering for just 620 privileged guests ensures a close bond and camaraderie with fellow passengers and a more personal touch from the attentive and helpful crew. The feature packed ship has seven passenger decks, is fully stabilised and air-conditioned. You can indulge in the wonderful array of activities, entertainment and premium facilities designed for a more traditional and stylish cruising experience.
The Astor boasts comfortable cabins and impressive contemporary public areas. There are five lounge spaces to gather with friends and family, to relax by yourself, or to meet and get to know your fellow guests. For more leisurely options, stroll around the Promenade Deck, visit the sports deck (join in a game of volleyball, half-court tennis, table tennis or big board chess), make use of the jogging track, partake in a relaxing yoga session or meet like-minded passengers for some games of bridge, backgammon, chess etc.
Those keen on activity can choose a work-out in the gym, a make-over in the beauty salon, a swim in the outdoor or indoor pool or something a little less energetic in the form of a game or a quiet reading session in the library. Daily organised activities can range from arts and crafts to guest speakers. Check the daily activity list on board for all the options.
Many passengers kick off the evening with a pre-dinner drink at one of the ship’s several bars before making their way to dinner. Following dinner, Astor’s late night cabarets and live band allow you to continue well into the night, as does the late night deck party. If you prefer something a bit quieter, relax at the bar and enjoy the music from the resident pianist, perhaps enjoy a quiet game of cards, or take a romantic stroll on the deck with a loved one.
You have a choice of four dining options, from buffets, five course sittings and specialist restaurants, each with a variety of appetising food available for most of the day and night. Astor’s chefs excel in creating new and delicious dishes which will have you looking forward to your next meal. Main course options range from appetising seafood, Italian pastas, modern stir-fries and traditional roasts to tasty vegetarian and health-focussed options. A selection of fine Australian and European wines are available to complement your meal plus Australian draught beers are available at the ship’s bars.
You will savour every day on board the Astor.
Videos & Images
Prices flying from
Perth All-Inclusive with Astor Albany & Esperance Cruise
11 Day Cruise + Touring Package