10 Day Grand Tasman Tour TTXT10

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From $3,595.00 Per Person
Departs Launceston
Returns Launceston
Difficulty Moderate
Group Size 48

Join a 10 day Tasmania Tours 2019-2020 season exploring Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, Hobart, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair plus cruise the Gordon River. Out of all the Tasmania tours on offer during the 2019-20209 season this is looking like one of the most popular itinerary’s judging by the amount of forward bookings already in place. You will also experience other “must see” destinations as per the itinerary below.

Highlights

  • Beaconsfield guided tour of the Mine & Heritage Centre
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Port Arthur – Take a step back in time and delve into Australia’s convict history
  • Salamanca Market – Peruse the many stalls of the famous Salamanca Markets
  • Sample delicious chocolate delights at the House of Anvers
  • Cradle Mountain – Soak up the atmosphere in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania
  • Tamar River – Enjoy a picturesque cruise along the Tamar River through magical Cataract Gorge

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Tasmania
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • The services of a dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
  • Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
  • Meet a rare Tasmanian Devil
  • Discover convict history at Port Arthur
  • Cruise the Isle of the Dead
  • Explore Hobart’s Salamanca Market
  • Walk to cascading Russell Falls
  • Enjoy a luncheon cruise along the Gordon River to Sarah Island
  • Stay overnight at the luxurious Cradle Mountain Chateau
  • Sample Ashgrove’s finest cheeses
  • Enjoy 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 Dinners
  • Includes special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All Accommodation as listed

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, Welcome Dinner (D)

    On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel In Launceston. Enjoy a picturesque journey following the Tamar River.Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre. Enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink at the James Boag’s Brewery, before a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston

  • 2 Weldborough Pass, East Coast Natureworld, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno(B, D)

    Drive through northern Tasmania’s wine-producing area. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil.At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender-inspired fare. Travel into Freycinet National Park to enjoy a walk with a naturalist guide. Continue to the seaside town of Bicheno, where you may like to see the little penguins (own expense).

    Accommodation: Beachfront Bicheno

  • 3 Freycinet National Park, Ross, Richmond, Hobart (B, D)

    Enjoy a special Insider Experience this morning. Discover the historic heart of Tasmania in Richmond, home to the Richmond Bridge. On the way to Port Arthur, see how nature and time have created spectacular rock formations such as the Tessellated Pavement and Tasman Arch.

    Accommodation: Port Arthur Motor Inn

  • 4 Port Arthur Historic Site, Harbour Cruise, Hobart (B, D)

    Visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour through this intriguing site. Join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts buried there. Later, travel to Hobart. Dine overlooking the iconic waterfront at Customs House Restaurant this evening.

    Accommodation: RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, Hobart

  • 5 Hobart Sightseeing Tour, Salamanca Market (B)

    Soak up the old-world charm and lively culture of the Tasmanian capital today. Wander around Salamanca Place, visit Constitution Dock and enjoy the views from the city’s picturesque harbour. The Apple Isle also has a growing reputation for high quality food and wine, with Hobart at its core. Visit the famous Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls, which showcase the best of the island’s fresh and famous produce. During leisure time this afternoon, you might choose to embark on a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery; visit the unique Museum of Old and New Art; or enjoy a Bruny Island adventure (own expense).

    Accommodation: RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, Hobart

  • 6 Hobart, Russell Falls, Lake St Clair, Strahan (B, D)

    Framed by lush vegetation, the three-tiered Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to marvel at the famed falls, continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here, relish the pristine wilderness on the shores of Lake St Clair. Later, travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant and Bar this evening.

    Accommodation: Strahan Village Hilltop

  • 7 Strahan, Gordon River Cruise, Sarah Island Tour, Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

    On the brand-new Spirit of the Wild, cruise across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. On arrival in Strahan, reboard your coach and head for Cradle Mountain.

    Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel

  • 8 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Sheffield, Stanley and The Nut, Smithton (B, D)

    Take in the serenity of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This is quintessential Tasmania, where breathtaking landscapes are covered with alpine flora. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via the mural town of Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s north-western town of Smithton.

    Accommodation: Tall Timbers Hotel, Smithton

  • 9 Smithton, Launceston (B, D)

    Sample some of Tasmania’s finest chocolate during a tour at the House of Anvers. Journey to the Great Lake and admire the vast body of water that draw anglers from all over Australia. Continue to Launceston, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Drink.

    Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston

  • 10 Cataract Gorge - Tamar River Cruise, Depart Launceston (B)

    Start the day with a delicious breakfast, before setting off to explore some natural wonders in the heart of Launceston. Explore Cataract Gorge during a guided cruise along the picturesque Tamar River. Your journey comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport.

    Complimentary airport transfers

    Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

    • Day 1 – Please book flights arriving into Launceston Airport between 8:00 am – 12:15 pm, if you arrive after 12:15 pm please arrange external transfer. Afternoon activities will also be forfeited.
    • Day 10 – Please book flights departing from Launceston Airport between 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, if your flights are outside this time please external transfers.

    ** Itinerary subject to change

Additional Information

Complimentary Airport Transfers

Arrival transfers are included on Day 1 of your tour. Return transfer is included on the last day of the tour. All flight information must be given provided at least 45 days prior to your departure date. If this information is not received we are unable to guarantee the transfer.

Pick up or drop off can only be arranged when accommodation is booked at selected hotels at the time of booking your travel, however there are some restrictions that apply to some tours in regards to the number of pick up and drop off options.

 

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

 

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – Please book flights arriving into Launceston Airport between 8:00 am – 12:15 pm, if you arrive after 12:15 pm please arrange external transfer. Afternoon activities will also be forfeited if you arrive after 12:30 pm.
  • Day 10 – Please book flights departing from Launceston Airport between 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, if your flights are outside this time please external transfers.

Bookings within 110 days of departure:

If you would like to book within 110 days of departure, full payment is required before we can send requests for any unconfirmed items such as hotel rooms. If your booking request is unable to be confirmed you will be refunded the full tour cost paid, less any credit card fees charged.

**Please note: Do not book flights until your booking request been confirmed from our office.

Travel Insurance

It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. This can assist in the event of cancellations, flight delays, other events that may interrupt your travel. Please read the PDS and ensure it meets your individual needs. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance.  Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.

 

Travel Documents

Travel packages are sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure, provided full payment has been received.

 

Group Size

This depends on the destination and varies between 38 and 48, however for some destinations it is necessary to user smaller vehicles to travel around the destination. Clients are generally 55+, however these tours do get a full range of ages travelling.

 

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket and warm clothing

Fitness Level
Tours are generally not too physically demanding, however you will need to be able to be mobile, and if not mobile, must be travelling with a companion who can assist. There are specific tours where a good level of fitness is required so please refer to the ‘Prepare for Your Trip’ information for each tour.

 

Dress Code

  • Smart casual is acceptable
  • Comfortable and light casual clothing for touring
  • Comfortable footwear, good walking shoes is recommended.
  • A warm jacket is recommended.

 

Luggage Allowance

Generally the allowance is a 20kg bag, plus a piece of hand luggage, however some tours have further restrictions, so please refer to the specific restrictions of each tour.

FAQs

  • Are there concession discounts?
    Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
  • Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?
    Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age.
  • Transfer By Public Bus In Tasmania
    There are two Public Bus companies that operate between Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and other places inside Tasmania. You can see these here: Redline Coach and Tassie Link. Redline Coach also does airport to hotel transfers.
  • Do you have any tours on offer during June, July or August ?
    Due to our off season of winter, no Tasmania tours operate during the months of June, July or August. The season starts in September and ends in May each year.
  • Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?
    No, this accommodation will cost extra.
  • Is accommodation the night previous to the tour departure included in the price ?
    No, this Tasmania accommodation will be an extra cost.
  • Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?
    The pick up is at the “before tour accommodation” hotel listed in the TRIP NOTES tabs of the specific tour you are looking at.
  • Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?
    Please refer to your specific tour and look in the “Trip Notes” information where it may state this: You need to arrive any time the day prior to Day 1. If this is the case we can organise airport pick up and pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.

    Other tours start late in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost.

    Please refer to the “Trip Notes” information for your specific tour which will explain this further.

  • How do you calculate the number of days for your Tasmania tour ?
    If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11.
  • Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?
    Yes – this is one of our most popular and busiest times
  • Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?
    Airfares to and from Tasmania at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
  • Do you have short tours that include Bruny Island ?
    No tours include a trip to Bruny Island, however many people add this on as a day trip from Hobart either before or are after their multi day tour.
  • Does the price include The Spirit Of Tasmania ship fares ?
    The 11 Day Tour to Tasmania includes the Ship costs one way.
  • Payment Options
    We use TravelPay to process credit cards as it is recommended by AFTA (The Australian Federation of Travel Agents) as it provides protection in the event of supplier insolvency.

    Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment. Remember that ‘TravelPay’ will appear on your credit card statement.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

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    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

  • Should I buy travel insurance?
    Travel Insurance

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