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itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour. Hobart was founded in 1803 and much of its architecture dates back to the Victorian and Georgian eras. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city and Derwent River. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 2 nights. Included Meals: Dinner with wine.

Day 2: Salamanca Market & Included Choice

This morning, explore the myriad market stalls of Salamanca Market, and wander through its historic sandstone warehouses. Included Choice. This afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join a walking tour with a local expert for an insight in to Hobart’s history, people and places or a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the city. Or visit Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, replicating the huts Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Australasian Antarctic expedition of 1911-14. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Hobart – Strahan

This morning stroll through rainforest to the tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair before travelling to The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Continue through the rainforest, passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown. Your final stop today is Strahan: enjoy views of peaceful Macquarie Harbour from your hillside hotel. Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4: Strahan – Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters: stained amber by buttongrass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah on route to your hotel. Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, maybe taking a little more time later to meander back to your hotel along the purpose-built boardwalk through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and return via Wombat Pool. Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 6: Cradle Mountain – Launceston

Today, enjoy a guided walk through a working distillery to see processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Then continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before heading to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. The Pyka family will take you on a tour to learn about aquaculture, then let you sample their smoked salmon and ginseng products. Call in at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to try a selection of local cheeses, before you continue through the Meander Valley to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.

Day 7: Launceston

This morning, after visiting Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge, take a scenic drive through rolling country hills and pause for lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and surrounds at your leisure. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8: Launceston – Freycinet

Today, visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. Learn about the estate and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice-cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then follow the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet National Park. Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park, 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.

Day 9: Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay

Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay today on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs to one of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, absorb the beauty of the National Park while enjoying a gourmet ploughman’s lunch. Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park. Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 10: Freycinet – Hobart

Journey this morning to historic Ross, considered the nest nineteenth-century village in Australia. Be my guest dining experienceAs you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property’s stunning colonial-era buildings, and a Be My Guest morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private home. Continue to Hobart to visit Australia’s largest privately-funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The eclectic mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art will astound you. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest morning tea.

Day 11: Port Arthur

Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk to through the infamous convict prison. There will also be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s fine restaurants. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 12: Farewell from Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change after 31st May 2018.

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$4995 $6360 5 Jan
2 Feb
9, 23 Mar
27 April
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$5380 $6875 21 Sep
19 Oct
16 Nov
14 Dec
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2019
$5380 $6875 4, 25 Jan
15 Feb
8, 29 Mar
26 April
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2019
$5380 $6875 20 Sep
18 Oct
15 Nov
13 Dec

WAYS TO SAVE
Departures before 31 December 2017
Triple share Save up to $250
Kings Club Save up to $250
Concession card Save $45

Departures from 1 January 2018
Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/09/18.
Early Payment Discount – 10% saving when you pay in full by 27 November 2017
Pay by 27 Nov 2017 10% saving
Pay by 13 Feb 2018 5% saving

Kings Club 5% saving
2nd holiday discount 2.5% saving
Groups (5 people or more) 5% saving
Triple share 5% saving

  • All savings are per person.

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Highlights & inclusions

  • Explore Hobart’s city sights
  • Discover famous Salamanca Market
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River including a delicious lunch
  • Step back in time on Sarah Island
  • Hike around Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Explore the town of murals – Sheffield
  • Taste Tasmanian salmon at 41° South Salmon Farm
  • Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Farm
  • Savour Tassie’s famous food and wine at Josef Chromy
  • Explore Launceston & stunning Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Stay 2 nights at boutique Freycinet Lodge
  • Cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene Estate
  • Experience MONA
  • Explore historic Port Arthur
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery
  • Included Choice Experiences in Hobart
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • 11 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest morning tea
  • 3 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 12 – Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
  • Flights are not included in the holiday price.

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