6 Day Eastern Getaway TTX6LH
Launceston to Hobart
On this 6 day Tasmanian tours experience you will discover the pristine wilderness of the many Tasmania National Parks, also on tour you will visit the unique heritage towns only found in this part of our country and the cultural sights that make a Tasmanian tour something very very special that will be part of your life for years to come.
- Visit the spectacular Bridestowe Lavender Farm
- East Coast Natureworld – Meet a rare Tasmanian Devil and other unique wildlife
- Explore Freycinet National Park with a local naturalist guide
- 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 Market
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
- The services of a dedicated Tasmanian Tours Director and professional Coach 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
- 8 meals – 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners
- All Accommodation as listed
All prices are AUD per person.
|Per person FROM||$ 2,395||$ 3,145|
|Seniors Car holders & Australian/New Zealand pensioners - SAVE||$ 50 per person|
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 15 September 2020-18 May 2021. Tours departing outside of these dates follow a different itinerary.
Early Booking Savings (EBS) apply if you book and pay in full 10 months prior to departure and you’ll save. ** Subject to availability on individual bookings:
- Holidays 10 days or more, save $200 per person*
- Holiday of up to 9 days, save $100 per person*
Guaranteed Departures 24/11/2020, 5/1/2021, 19/1/2021, 16/2/2021, 2/3/2020, 13/4/2021
Other Departure Dates are subject to minimum numbers, if minimum numbers are not reached customers will need to select an alternative date.
Full payment requires 120 days prior to departure. Bookings within 120 days or departure require full payment and may incur hotel surcharges.
Prices & Dates
1 Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield (D)
On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel In Launceston. Enjoy a picturesque journey following the Tamar River and spend the rest of the day enjoying a selection of a Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre Tour or enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink at the James Boag’s Brewery. Then meet for a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor
2 Launceston, Bicheno (B, D)
Drive through northern Tasmania’s wine-producing area. At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender-inspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil before continuing to the seaside town of Bicheno, where you may like to see the fairy penguins.
Stay: Beachfront Bicheno
3 Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Port Arthur (B, D)
Home to pristine beaches, rugged landscapes and granite peaks, Freycinet is a place of breathtaking natural beauty. Explore the park and take in the stunning surrounds. Continue south to Richmond, home to the historic Richmond Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it is Australia’s oldest 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.
Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn
4 Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart (B)
At Port Arthur Historic Site, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts buried there. Later, travel to Hobart. This small capital city sure packs a punch with an endless supply of dining, cultural and nature-based experiences available.
Stay: Two Nights: Hobart, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
5 Hobart, Salamanca Market (B)
A fantastic array of art, handicrafts, food and oddities awaits you today at the Salamanca Market. Housing over 300 stalls, the market has an array of goods on offer. From tantalising Tasmanian gin to hand-crafted jewellery, you’re sure to find some whimsical souvenirs to take home. Alternatively, you might like to take a thrilling cruise along the rugged Bruny Island coastline (additional costs apply).
Stay: Hobart, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
6 Depart Hobart (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight
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 8.00am-12.15pm will be transferred from Launceston Airport by crew. If flights arrive outside these times please book the external transfer. If you arrive after 12:30 pm afternoon activists will be forfeited.
Last Day – Passengers will be transferred from Hobart Hotel to Hobart Airport with an external transfer.
** Itinerary subject to change
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.
- First Day – Passengers with flights arriving between 8.00am-12.15pm will be transferred from Launceston Airport by crew. 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.
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.
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 packages are sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure, provided full payment has been received.
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
- Jacket and warm clothing
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.
- Smart casual is acceptable
- Comfortable and light casual clothing for touring
- Comfortable footwear, good walking shoes is recommended.
- A warm jacket is recommended.
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.
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
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.
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