Tours to Melbourne Flower Show 2021 - Photo
Tours to Melbourne Flower Show 2021, Seniors group tours to Melbourne Flower Show - Photo
Tours to Melbourne and Dandenong Ranges - Photo
Tours to Melbourne Flower Show 2021 - Photo

itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Melbourne

Join us as we discover some of the hidden charms in Melbourne and surrounds. Arrive into Melbourne airport early afternoon to board our Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach as we make our way into the hub of Melbourne. 5 Night Stay: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Day 2. Melbourne & Werribee (GGP)

Arriving at 19th century Werribee Mansion, we take a self-guided tour unveiling the Italianate-style architecture and Victorian period interiors along with a garden tour of the award-winning Victoria State Rose Garden, home to 5000 roses. We lunch today in a local cafe before making our way to the Werribee Open Range Zoo, known as the African adventure close to home. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the savannah like never before. Meet rhinos, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and more as you travel across the zoo’s open plains with our own personal guide on the Off Road Safari tour. You will learn all about the plight of these creatures in the wild and what you can do to help fight wildlife extinction, all while capturing the perfect photographs. (B,L,D)

Day 3. Free Day (GGP)

Take a free day today to unearth the Melbourne of your choice. Wind your way through the many laneways in the city or shop up a storm. Stroll along cultural Southbank to the Botanic Gardens, the world is your oyster today, there’s so much on offer in this multicultural city. See Melbourne from a whole new angle tonight, as we take a flight on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. At its peak height of 120 metres – the equivalent of a 40 storey building. The Melbourne Star provides uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding area, stretching up to 40kms. Our in-cabin audio commentary will reveal interesting stories about Melbourne past and present, together with the unique history of giant observation wheels. This evening we dine riverside, enjoying spectacular panoramic views of Melbourne. **Lunch is at own expense today. (B,D)

Day 4. Queen Victoria Markets, Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy (GGP)

This morning we take a short drive to the Queen Victoria Markets to shop and browse through Melbourne’s favourite marketplace. Next, we discover the Dandenong Ranges, travelling through the lush and picturesque low mountain ranges to Olinda, arriving at Belgrave to board Puffing Billy. Travelling first class, we enjoy the grandeur and charm of a three-hour steam train journey whilst savouring a delicious lunch in fully enclosed heritage dining carriages. This afternoon we visit the Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne. Built in 1934, the Shrine is the Victorian state memorial to Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations. Enter the classical interior and discover the reverent solitude of the sanctuary. Permanent exhibitions include the Galleries of Remembrance, recent conflicts, The Victoria Cross and the Gallery of Medals. (B,L,D)

Day 5. Melbourne International Flower Show (GGP)

Today we take in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world. Staged within the world heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, this prestigious show is a colourful celebration of our Australian lifestyle and great outdoors. Enjoy masterclasses with floral designers, meet key landscape designers and purchase everything from bulbs, plants, tools and trinkets to the latest garden accessories. Take as much time as you like to delve into this world of floral mastery before reuniting with the rest of the group this evening for a night out. Tonight, a special finale dinner with surprising entertainment of Titanic proportions! Let us take you on a voyage that will live in your heart long after you have come back ashore. Step back to a bygone era and relive the story that made Titanic the Ship of Dreams. Step aboard the theatre restaurant and experience a night filled with dining, dancing, laughter and drama. Period costume is encouraged but not compulsory. **Lunch is at own expense today. (B,D)

Day 6. Flights home

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure this morning. Check-out is at 10am, when we depart the hotel and make our way to Artvo Immersive Gallery. This ‘trick art’ gallery is the first of its kind in Australia, where you are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing yourself in them. You can become part of over 100 3D artworks, placing you in the midst of scenes, locations and famous paintings. After our time here, we make our way to the airport for our respective flights home. (B)

B = Hot & Continental Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2021
$4100 $4950 Mar 23
  • $200 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – expires 31/10/2020 (save per person, conditions apply)
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $850pp
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components.
  • Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
  • Green Guest Policy (GGP) OPTION – It costs less to contribute to our environment. Select the GGP Option on this tour and save $40pp Twin Share or $80 Sole Use
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return economy class flights to Melbourne ex Brisbane, Sydney or Adelaide
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach coach touring
  • 5 nights Melbourne CBD
  • Werribee Mansion guided tour; Victoria State Rose Garden
  • Off road safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel flight with drink and nibbles
  • Queen Victoria Markets
  • Dandenong Ranges; Sassafras; Olinda
  • Puffing Billy Steam and Cuisine train tour through the Dandenong Ranges
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Entry into the Southern Hemisphere’s largest floral and garden event, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
  • Titanic Theatre Restaurant 3 course dinner and entertaining show
  • ArtVo Immersive Trick Art Gallery where you photograph yourself in the creative artworks
  • 12 meals

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