7 Day East Coast Explorer STDE

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From $3,995.00 Per Person
Departs Launceston
Returns Hobart
Difficulty Easy
Group Size 40

From Launceston explore many of the quaint little towns scattered across the island, sampling the finest in Tassie hospitality before heading to the wilds of Freycinet National Park. The extraordinary Wineglass Bay will capture your imagination before you make your way to lovely Hobart.

A great passion for nature, history, culture and food defines this little southern island. With some of the most magnificent untouched wilderness in the world, a rich convict legacy and artisan produce, Tasmania is a treat for the senses, no matter what your appetite.

Highlights

  • Freycinet National Park
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The hostoric town of Richmond
  • Launceston
  • Hobart
  • Pyengana Dairy Farm
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Inclusions

  • Small group Tasmanian coach touring
  • Well-paced, meticulously planned itineraries
  • Many 2-night stays
  • 2-night stays at Freycinet Lodge and Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Fully escorted tour by experienced and passionate Tour Director and Coach Captain
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Luxury 5 star coach
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • All tipping, gratuities and Porterage
  • 11 superb meals including 6 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL); 1 Lunch (L), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Dinner (D)
  • All Accommodation as listed

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 Launceston

    Welcome to Launceston where you will enjoy a two night stay.

    Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, 2 nights

  • 2 Launceston (B, L, D)

    Choose from a tour of the infamous Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre or a visit to the Platypus House and Seahorse World. Alternatively, tour the cool climate wineries in the region or enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River.

    Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston

  • 3 Launceston - Freycinet National Park (B, D)

    Journey to the coast via Legerwood and discover unique tree carvings, a memorial to World War I. Learn about the award winning cheeses from Pyengana Dairy Company, reputed to produce Australia’s finest cheddar, and delight your tastebuds with a tasting. Your final destination today is the breathtaking Freycinet National Park, where you’ll discover this incredible wilderness whilst enjoying a two night Special Stay.

    Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet, 2 nights 

  • 4 Freycinet National Park (B, D)

    A day at leisure to explore this coastal wilderness at your own pace. Marvel at the myriad of colours – pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Take one of the many walks and soak up the beauty of Wineglass Bay.

    Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet

  • 5 Freycinet - Hobart (B)

    Stop in Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour. Visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre in the convict town of Ross. Your local guide will share stories of the town’s history and the influence of its first export – wool. During a visit to Bonorong National Park meet Tasmania’s shy and elusive Tasmanian Devil, before arriving back at the your hotel in Hobart for two nights.

    Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights 

  • 6 Hobart (B, L, D)

    Choose from a range of Hobart attractions – enjoy a cruise to Peppermint Bay or take a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery, the Cascade Brewery. Alternatively, tour the Huon Valley and walk amongst the fruit orchards or cruise on the MONA ferry and enjoy a tour of the daring Museum of Old and New Art. Toast your adventures during tonight’s farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral Restaurant.

    Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

  • 7 Hobart (B)

    It’s time to say farewell to new friends and the wonders of Tasmania. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your home bound flight (flight not included).

    Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers

    • Please book flights arriving into Launceston Airport anytime on Day 1
    • Please book flights departing from Hobart Airport anytime after breakfast on Day 7

Additional Information

Complimentary Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of your trip and at times are designate. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and must be secured by your own arrangements. Passengers who have purchased selected pre or post hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking.

No refund will be given for unused transfers. If you miss the pre-booked transfer, you will be responsible for making your own way to the Tour departure point, at your own expense. Airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival times.

 

Flight Information

  • Please book flights arriving into Launceston Airport anytime on Day 1
  • Please book flights departing from Hobart Airport anytime after breakfast on Day 7

 

Extra Accommodation in Tasmania

Additional accommodation can be booked during the booking process.

 

It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance, most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges.

 

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.

 

Bookings within 110 days of Departure

If your booking request is within 110 days of departure we require full payment before we can send requests for any unconfirmed items. 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 that no flights are to be booked by you unless your booking request has come back confirmed from our office.

 

What clothing should I pack?

In General:

  • Casual sportswear for daytime that can be mixed/matched/layered
  • Jumper/warm jacket/gloves/hat/scarf for cooler mornings and nights
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip
  • Sunglasses and sun hat

 

How much luggage can I bring?

The luggage allowance whilst on a tour or cruise is one suitcase with a maximum size of 76 x 53 x 28 cms (30 x 21 x 11”) and weight of 20 kilograms. You may also carry a small backpack or overnight bag. Additional bags beyond the luggage allowance may incur additional charges and are to be settled directly to the hotel or as required.

Handling and porterage of your luggage (as per the luggage allowance above) is included in your tour.

 

Health and fitness details prior to travelling?

We strongly recommend a visit to your doctor and dentist prior to your tour. If you are aged 70 or over at the Tour Departure date you must provide us with a doctor’s letter confirming you are fit and healthy enough to take part in the specified tour including reference to the itinerary, destinations and tour departure date. You must advise us of any pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to increase your risk of requiring medical attention, affect the normal conduct of the tour and/or the enjoyment of other tour members. You will be required to fill in our Health and Fitness form and hand it to your Tour Director on the tour departure date.

 

Fitness level do I require to travel?

If you have a disability or other special need, provided you are able to care for yourself or are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance you require. Please note that although we will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with all the activities on your Itinerary, depending on your disability, you may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director will have the right to refuse your participation if the Tour Director believes your health and safety or the health and safety of other passengers may be impacted by your participation. You must advise us of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of booking.

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.

    Commonwealth Bank – Australian Tours and Cruises

    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

    As a valued customer of Tasmania Tours, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. Options include single trip or annual frequent travellers plan on domestic or international travel.

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