10 Day Heart of Tasmania ARTH10

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From $5,095.00 Per Person
Departs Hobart
Returns Hobart
Difficulty Moderate
Group Size 49

Hobart Return

One of the most popular tours of Tasmania by coach is this 10 day tour. It ticks all the boxes for the “must see” destinations that everyone on a coach tour to Tasmania wants to see including the Gordon River, Strahan, Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, Launceston, Hobart plus many places in between. Staying in lovely accommodation compliments this trip guaranteeing memories forever. Enjoy a complete tour of Tasmania in outstanding, centrally located accommodation. With a number of 2 or 3 night stays you will enjoy all Tasmania has to offer without having to pack and move every day. Start and finish in Hobart with a number of optional tours available.

Highlights

  • Freycinet National Park
  • Cape Tourville
  • Port Arthur
  • Cruise around the Isle of the Dead
  • Salamanca Market
  • Mt Field National Park
  • Russell Falls
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Smithton and Strahan
  • Tarkine Wilderness

Inclusions

  • Choice of activities in Launceston and Cradle Mountain
  • Meals as indicated
  • Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, national park and entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation
  • Experienced local Tasmania Coach Captain and Tour Guide
  • All Accommodation as listed

Tour Pricing

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Per PersonTwin ShareSolo
2020 - 2021$ 4,995$ 6,495

Prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed. Prices are seasonal and subject to change. Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation. Tour may form part of another tour itinerary. Itinerary effective 8 September 2020-17 August 2021. Tours departing outside of these dates follow a different itinerary. All prices are AUD per person.

Guaranteed Departures   3/11/2020,   22/12/2020,   5/1/2021,   19/1/2021,   2/2/2021,   16/2/2021,   2/3/2021,   30/3/2020,    27/4/2021

Other Departure Dates are subject to minimum numbers, if minimum numbers are not reached customers will need to select an alternative date.

Prices & Dates

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Itinerary

  • 1 Hobart - Explore the City (D)

    Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into cultural history and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Arrive in the romantic harbour town of Hobart, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Choices: You may like to take a look behind the Cascade Brewery’s sandstone façade and admire the workings of this unique brewery. Or, you may choose to explore the thought-provoking Museum of Old & New Art (MONA). Alternatively, enjoy a historical guided walking tour.

    Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow  travellers.

    Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor

  • 2 Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan (B, D)

    Discover the magic of Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park today, then continue to the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Visit The Wall in the Wilderness, before travelling via the mining town of Queenstown to Strahan. Tonight, savour dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar.

    Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room

  • 3 Strahan, Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

    After breakfast this morning, board the luxurious Spirit of the Wild for a cruise along the secluded wilderness highway, the Gordon River. From the comfort of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stopping at Heritage Landing, prepare for a guided rainforest walk. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Here you’ll get a chilling insight into the cruelties of convict life as you explore the ruins of what was once a convict settlement. Cruise past Hells Gates then return to Strahan.

    From here, set off by coach for the remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

    Stay: Two Nights: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

  • 4 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake (B, D)

    Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. After admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion. Choices: Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or learn about the flora and fauna of the region during a walk with a naturalist guide. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.

    Stay: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

  • 5 Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton (B, D)

    Today, travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea. Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River.  Later, head to Smithton.

    Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Tasmanian fare dinner.

    Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

  • 6 Smithton, Launceston (B, D)

    This morning you will visit Entally House, an enchanting historic homestead surrounded by splendid gardens. The house contains a magnificent collection of regency furniture and fine silver and its outbuildings include a chapel, coach house, stables and Australia’s oldest conservatory. Afterwards, travel to Cataract Gorge, a unique natural rock formation on the outskirts of the city. Follow the path along the river to explore the geological wonders and soak up the fresh Tasmanian air.

    Stay: Two Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

  • 7 Launceston (B, L)

    Continue to Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. Here you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and have the chance to sample some of the winery’s finest drops. Packed with a plethora of old country charm, delicious food and wine and elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia. Here, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. Choices: Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World or see the elusive inhabitants of Platypus House in a unique indoor setting. Alternatively, embark on a historical journey as you enjoy a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Or, embark on a fully guided tour of James Boag’s historic brewery, which concludes in a tasting.

    The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure.

    Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

  • 8 Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Freycinet National Park (B, D)

    Today you’ll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare. Afterwards, meet a rare Tasmanian devil at East Coast Natureworld. After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.

    Stay: Two Nights: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

  • 9 Freycinet National Park (B, D)

    After breakfast this morning, you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery. Tonight, savour a gourmet BBQ that showcases the finest regional produce, with views overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).

    Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

  • 10 Freycinet National Park, Hobart (B)

    Depart for Hobart this morning, via Richmond. Spend time at leisure before you bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say also goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

     

Flight Information
Any flights referred to are at the clients expense and not part of this package. Arrival and Departure transfers are included on first and last day or if booking pre/post tour accommodation listed hotel.

  • First Day – Passengers with flights arriving between 9.30am and 1.30pm will be transferred from Hobart Airport by crew. If flights arrive outside these times transfers will be with an external transfer
  • Last Day – Passengers will be transferred from Hobart Hotel to Hobart Airport with an external transfer. Tour concludes on arrival in Hobart. Flights can depart after 2.00pm

** Itinerary subject to change

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Additional Information

Complimentary Airport Transfers
Most of itineraries commence with a transfer from the airport, or a meet and greet on Day 1. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for flight delays, so you do not miss the start of your tour.

If you choose to fly in a few days prior to your tour commencing and explore independently you will be advised of a time and location to meet the tour group.

If booking pre tour accommodation with an exclusive tour itinerary, you will receive both a transfer from the airport and on Day 1 of the tour to join your fellow guests.

If you book your own pre or post accommodation, then transfers are not included.

Flight Information

  • First Day – Passengers with flights arriving between 9.30am and 1.30pm will be transferred from Hobart Airport by crew. Flights to arrive by 1.30pm. If flights arrive outside these times please book the external transfer
  • Last Day – Passengers will be transferred from Hobart Hotel to Hobart Airport with an external transfer. Tour concludes on arrival in Hobart. Flights can depart after 2.00pm

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 4-6 weeks prior to your departure. Certain information may be required to help finalise your booking. This package will include an itinerary, luggage tags, name badges and travel wallet. Name badges supplied are with a magnet backing. For passengers with a pacemaker, please advise so that we can ensure that you receive a pin name badge.

Group Size
Our clients are generally 50+, but more than age a positive attitude is important in a group situation. Ages can be as diverse and varied as the sites and attractions you will see on tour. The minimum age is 7 years, on our escorted coach tours

Optional Experiences
The must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Level
Most tours require a reasonable level of fitness to be able to walk on sightseeing trips, navigate along uneven ground and should be able to walk unaided for up to 1.5km.
It is your responsibility to carry any medication you require for the tour’s duration and consult your local medical practitioner for any health advice.

Seat Rotation
To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, there is a seat rotation policy. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the course of the tour, and also means that you have the opportunity to meet new people throughout your journey.

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
Each passenger is entitled to take one piece of luggage that does not exceed 160cm – length/height/width (63 inches), weight limit 20kgs (44 pounds), plus a piece of hand luggage. Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your holiday.

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

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