Silversea Luxury Cruises To BRISBANE

BRISBANE
BRISBANE

They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing, and Brisbane’s modern metropolis fully exploits its sun-blessed location, basking in Queensland’s generous year-round glow. The envied climate makes Brisbane a city of outdoor adventure, activity and relaxation, where days drift by surfing rollers, or relaxing in the shade of swaying palms. While Brisbane may play second fiddle to Sydney and Melbourne at times, it radiates a creative and contemporary energy, offering visitors a refreshing combination of laidback waterfront luxury and urban sophistication. View more

Sandy islands nearby provide scenic diving and oceanside relaxation opportunities, while the city's animal santuaries offer opportunities to meet unbearably cute koalas and kangaroos. Brisbane’s impressive skyline of metallic cylinders rises high above the broad Brisbane River below, which curves lazily through downtown. The rolling waves of the Pacific are close by, but there’s something special about relaxing on soft sand in the very heart of the city, on the beautifully executed South Bank Parklands man-made beach. With golden sand and shallow lagoon waters to cool off in, it’s a dreamy spot to lie back with a book, amid the landscaped gardens. Nestled in a river meander of its own, Brisbane Botanic Park glows with colour, tropical plants and wading ibis birds, and is easily walkable from the Parklands. The South Bank is the cultural hub of city, and houses the celebrated Queensland Gallery of Modern Art - a surreal and vibrant jaunt through contemporary Australian art. The city’s award-winning restaurants also serve up elite food, matched with generous splashes of wine, direct from the nearby Granite Belt’s wine regions.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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SYDNEY To HONG KONG
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    Feb 19 2021
  • Duration
    31 Days
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    Silver Muse
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SYDNEY To SINGAPORE
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    Feb 19 2021
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    18 Days
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    Silver Muse
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BRISBANE To SINGAPORE
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    Feb 21 2021
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    16 Days
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    Silver Muse
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SINGAPORE To SYDNEY
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    Nov 29 2021
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BALI To SYDNEY
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    Dec 02 2021
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CAIRNS To MELBOURNE
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    Jan 19 2022
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CAIRNS To SYDNEY
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SYDNEY To CAIRNS
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Excursions in BRISBANE

Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Experience the culture, traditions, art and history of the Aboriginal people during this immersive, full-day Indigenous cultural excursion.


Brisbane, Mount Coot-tha Photo Stop, Roma Street Parklands, 'Bush Food & Medicine Walk'

Depart the pier for a drive up to scenic Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane highest vantage point. Upon arrival, take in spectacular panoramic views over Brisbane City. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and continue to the Roma Street Parklands, a state forest, for a 'Bush Food & Medicine Walk'. Along the way, walk through nature trails and discover some of Australia's native plants, medicines and bush food, and their uses by the First Nations People.


Diagular National Park, Boomerang Painting & Throwing, Didgeridoo-Playing, Lunch

Next, re-board your coach and transfer to Diagular National Park. Upon arrival, paint a boomerang with traditional art, learn how to throw it and keep it as a gift after the tour. Have a go at playing the didgeridoo and learn a technique for starting a fire, then proceed for a casual barbecue lunch.


Historical Aboriginal Photos, Books, Language Maps, Stories, and Arts and Crafts

After lunch, examine historical photos, books and Aboriginal language maps. Learn the meaning behind their traditional symbols and Indigenous stories, and how important events are recorded through their artwork. You can also browse the arts and crafts available for sale.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Brisbane Sights & Lone Pine Sanctuary

Tour the river city of Brisbane and meet some of Australia's native animals at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.


Brisbane City Tour

Depart the pier for the approximate 45-minute panoramic drive exploring the city passing Parliament House, the Treasury Building, City Hall and Old Customs House. See the South Bank Parklands and Cultural Centre, which combines the State's Art Gallery, Performing Arts Complex, Museum and library in a splendid riverside setting.


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest Koala sanctuary, with over 130 Koalas. Get close to a Koala and over 130 free roaming Kangaroos and Wallabies, all in beautiful, natural settings. You may even wish to have a photo cuddling a Koala (at own expense). During your stay you may wish to watch a sheep dog trial (subject to schedule) and maybe catch some of the other unusual animals such as the Platypus, Tasmanian Devil, Emu, Wombat, Dingo or Echidna.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 800-1000 meters (2625 to 3280 feet). Total walking distance is at the discretion of each guest. The facilities at Lone Pine are wheelchair-accessible; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via a few steps. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection, sunglasses and a hat are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. Koalas photo cuddle souvenir photographs are not included, and are at the guests' own expense. The order of sites visited may vary.

Brisbane by Bike

Experience the capital city of Queensland in a unique new way during this fun-filled and exhilarating, half-day bicycling excursion through Brisbane.


Brisbane, Southbank Parklands, Guided Bicycle Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Southbank Parklands. Upon arrival, receive your safety instructions, bike and helmet, then set off on your guided, approximately two-hour bicycle ride through Brisbane.


Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point, Story Bridge, New Farm Park

Your route takes place on the dedicated cycle paths alongside the beautiful Brisbane River, passes by the historic Kangaroo Point and continues over the iconic Story Bridge. From here, head to the charismatic suburb of New Farm, travel down historic, tree-lined streets, and pass through New Farm Park.


Downtown Area, Waterfront, Botanical Gardens, Southbank Parklands

Gradually, make your way back along the waterfront near the downtown area, where some of the best riverfront restaurants in Brisbane are located. Pedal through the city's Botanical Gardens, which boasts outdoor sculptures and an inspiring collection of native and exotic plants, before returning to the Southbank Parklands. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to relax and enjoy the Southbank Parklands. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of bicycling and a moderate amount of walking, at times over gravel surfaces, inclines and declines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and bicycles, and at the sites visited. Walking at the Southbank Parklands is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for active guests who are in good physical condition, and able to ride a bicycle for long distances. This tour is not recommended for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking or sport shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 years old. Safety helmets are provided, and must be worn the entire time whilst bicycling. The cycling routes may become busy in pedestrian areas. Guests weighing more than 264 pounds (about 120 kilograms) cannot participate on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Gold Coast on Your Own

Relax and unwind on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia at your leisure during this full-day, self-guided sightseeing excursion.


Panoramic Drive, Gold Coast, Free Time, Shopping, Dining, Beaches

Depart the pier for approximately 1.5-hour drive to Australia's famous Gold Coast. Upon arrival at the Gold Coast, ample free time is made available for shopping and dining at your own expense and leisure, and/or sunbathing and swimming at the beautiful, white-sand beaches stretching along the coast.


Outer Suburbs

At the conclusion of your free time on the Gold Coast, return to the coach at the appointed time, then commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier via the freeway and through the outer suburbs of Brisbane.

Iconic Queensland Brews & Wines

Experience a pair of Queensland's iconic beer and winemaking facilities during this memorable, full-day beer and wine tasting excursion.


Sirromet Winery

Depart the pier for a scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Sirromet, a winery that has attained prestigious awards for their outstanding wines and exceptional facilities. The Mount Cotton headquarters combines a fully operating vineyard, winery and cellar door in a location alive with breath-taking panoramic views, beautiful natural scenery and abundant wildlife. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll to the cellar door and enjoy the taste of Sirromet during an interactive wine tasting workshop featuring six different wine varieties. Afterward, stop by the Sirromet Winery store to purchase Sirromet wines and browse for souvenirs.


XXXX Brewery & Alehouse

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to Queensland's XXXX Brewery & Alehouse. Upon arrival at the XXXX Brewery & Alehouse, discover the legend of XXXX through an immersive, approximately 90-minute guided tour of this working brew house. Learn about their 135-year history, world-class brewing methods, top quality ingredients and how to pour a perfect XXXX. Following your tour, proceed for a tasting of two of its popular beers at the XXXX Alehouse Bar. Afterward, stop by the XXXX Brewery store to purchase XXXX beer and browse for souvenirs.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Leisurely Brisbane

This panoramic tour will explore Queensland's capital city, a home to the state's historic and cultural past and present, seat of government and a major port. Brisbane was destined to become one of the bright stars of Australia's colonization and today, with a population of more than one million, it is the third largest of Australia's cities. Hear the history of this ever growing city and see why more and more Australian's love to call Brisbane home.

Brisbane City Center

During this drive you will pass highlights including Parliament House, the Treasury Building, Customs House, Cultural Centre, the magnificent Brisbane Botanic Gardens and many other historical and landmark properties. Brisbane has the look of a city that has recently grown-up. Much of the old and unsightly has been bulldozed and replaced with glittering glass and concrete towers, hotels and paved shopping malls. The meandering Brisbane River, lush inner city parks and the unusual blend of historic and modern architecture make this city one not to be missed.


Mount Coot-tha

Enjoy a brief photo stop on Mt Coot-tha after climbing 230 metres above sea level for an unequalled view over the sleek skyscrapers of the city of modern Brisbane and the picturesque suburban areas from the lookout.


The tour concludes back at the pier.

Manta Rays of Lady Elliot Island

Enjoy a day at Lady Elliot Island located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on this full-day tour. Experience one of the most pristine sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef from above as well as from below the water all in one day.


Scenic Flight

Depart the pier and transfer to Redcliffe Airport for approximately 70-minute scenic flight to the Lady Elliot Island, also known as the 'Home of the Manta Ray.'


Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and the island plays host to these gentle giants of the sea which can be seen feeding around the island throughout the year. The manta ray is the world's largest ray, with a wing span of up to seven meters. The island is regarded as one of the best snorkeling and diving locations on the reef, famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of marine life. Regardless of the time you go, there is always a lot to see at this nature lover's paradise.


Glass Bottom Boat Experience

For those who aren't the most confident swimmers, a glass bottom boat is a great way to experience the magic of the reef. Peek through the bottom to discover the world below, spot cruising turtles and different kinds of colourful fish.


Snorkelling

One of the best ways to explore Lady Elliot is by snorkeling. You can spend hours snorkelling among vibrant fish, spotting different coral formations and getting up-close-and-personal with the friendly local turtles. You will have the exceptional chance to get closer with the majestic manta rays, declared as vulnerable in 2011.


Lunch & Free Time

Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch as well as some free time on this paradise island before taking off for your return flight back to Brisbane. The tour concludes back at the pier.

Mount Tamborine Experience

Leave the city behind and spend a full day exploring the greener side of Australia, accompanied by expert guides. Discover waterfalls cascading into mountain streams, thick green rainforests alive with native birds and the rugged off-road hillside trails on Tamborine Mountain. Your 4WD vehicle will be waiting at the pier and soon you will be on your way to the Gold Coast Hinterland and Tamborine Mountain to embark on an off-road adventure following an original bush track built by pioneers.


Sighting of kangaroos in the Tamborine area is common and not to forget the koala who are often seen sleeping the day away in a gum tree beside one of the rough bush tracks. Our experienced guides will guide you through Joalah, Tamborine National Park to the Waterfall below and explain the uniqueness of the Rainforests and Eucalyptus forests that make up the Tamborine Plateau. The timetable allows for frequent stops to take in the sweeping views and leisurely walks through the forests.


In addition to this you will see a whip cracking display and then get the chance to try it yourself. Don't think you're going to get out of the Boomerang throwing! You will be given a lesson on how to throw and define the difference between a boomerang and a stick.


Scones fresh from the oven for morning tea, will satisfy the heartiest appetite followed by a BBQ lunch with the choice of Marinated Beef Steaks, Marinated Chicken, Fresh fish or vegetarian meals together with a variety of salads. A Beer, Wine or Soft drink is served whilst enjoying a home cooked BBQ. The lunch venue (400 acre private property) is exclusive to the group, this guarantees a personal and private tour away from crowds. On a hot summer's day, the nearby cool waters and rock pools provide a welcome opportunity for a refreshing swim so you may want to bring along a swimsuit. Your afternoon program also includes a visit to a local winery for a formal tasting of fine Australian wines before heading back to the ship. Arriving back in Brisbane, you will be given a brief city sights tour (time permitting) before being returned to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of driving and walking over bumpy, uneven terrain, and is recommended for guests that are in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with back and/or neck problems, limited mobility, or those who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary. The size of the 4-wheel-drive vehicles may vary, and approximately 90% of all seats are utilised. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent are recommended. Guests opting to swim are advised to bring swimwear, water shoes and a towel from the ship. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Guests must be 18 years of age for the wine tasting.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Brisbane at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Brisbane at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Brisbane at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Brisbane at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Stradbroke Island 4WD Adventure

Discover the exquisite scenery and beaches of one of the hidden jewels of Brisbane during this panoramic, full-day Jeep excursion to North Strandbroke Island.


Cleveland, Ferry-Ride, North Stradbroke Island

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour transfer to Cleveland, located in the south-east corner of Brisbane. Here, embark the ferry for the picturesque, approximately 30-minute ride to the picture-perfect North Stradbroke, the second-largest island in the world.


4WD Tour, Morning Tea, Hidden Lakes, Pristine Landscapes, Wildlife, Bush Tracks

Upon arrival, board your 4WD and begin the off-road portion of this tour. Along the way, enjoy morning tea, view hidden lakes and pristine landscapes, look for local wildlife, and drive on the sandy beaches and down bush tracks for an authentic, off-the-beaten-path experience.


Swimming in Freshwater Lakes, Barbecue Lunch on the Beach

North Stradbroke Island offers some of the finest views and most-photographed beaches on the coastline of Queensland. Throughout the afternoon, you may opt to swim in freshwater lakes, South Pacific Ocean and Coral Sea, or just simply relax on the sandy beach, and revel in the peace and serenity of this natural and remote location. A visit to the local lookout also offers exquisite views of your surrounds. During the tour, enjoy an Aussie barbecue on the beach, followed by some free time for more swimming and relaxing.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your 4WD and transfer back to the ferry departure point. Upon arrival, embark the ferry for the approximately 30-minute ride back to Cleveland, then re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of off-road driving over bumpy and uneven natural surfaces and inclines, and an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 hours, at times over uneven, sandy, gravel, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steep steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 4WD, and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck/back problems, guests with heart/respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair; guests must be able to get in/out of the 4WD without assistance. 4WD Vehicle is provided with Bench style seats only. Guests with visual or hearing impairments must travel with a companion at all times. Guests must follow the safety instructions of their guides at all times. Not all coaches have seatbelts, but if they do, guests must wear them whilst the vehicle is in motion. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking or beach shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel, change of clothing and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 years old. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. This tour may have limited departures on local and annual public holidays. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Hotels in BRISBANE

SIMPLY HOTEL: SOFITEL BRISBANE

Sofitel Brisbane Central


Positioned in one of the city's most central locations is the magnificent Sofitel Brisbane Central. Originally the first international hotel in Brisbane, today you will discover a hotel of refined elegance and truly personal service. Renowned for its imposing arrival, extraordinary conference facilities and breathtaking views, the hotel's reputation, with 433 luxury rooms and suites, is the leading choice in luxury accommodation is absolutely deserved.


Additional services such as four dining and entertainment venues and an award winning brigade of chefs, health and fitness centre, spa, hotel masseur and 12m heated pool, Club Sofitel Lounge on the top floor, a fully equipped business centre, babysitting service and a hair salon are available to make your stay all the more memorable.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.