7 Day Tassie Getaway KTLHH
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Launceston to Hobart
Come and join a 7 day Tassie Tour heading down the East Coast of Tasmania. With stops at all the “must see” history, art and natural landscapes like the beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. During this 7 Day tour you will also taste Lavender ice cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and meet Anne Kernke for morning tea at Shene Estate. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and be challenged by cutting-edge art at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). All in all we’re sure you will come away with a great experience of your Tassie tour.
- Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
- Mt. Field National Park
- View Spectacular Russell Falls
- Visit Lake St Clair
- Cruise on the Gordon River
- Hell’s Gate & Heritage Landing
- Quaint fishing village Strahan
- Cradle Mountain National Park
- Dove Lake & Waldheim Chalet
- Ashgrove Cheese Factory
- Tarkine Wilderness Area
- Admire ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
- Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
- Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
- Professionally Guided Tasmania Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
- All accommodation in premium hotels, lodges
- More 2 night stays with later starts
- 6 Full buffet breakfasts
- 1 Lunches
- 3 Dinners with wine
- 1 Farewell Dinner
- All National Park Entrance Fees
- Luggage handling, transfers and taxes
All prices are in AUD, per person twin share land only. 1/4/2020 to 31/3/2022
|From 1 May 2020||From 22 April 2021|
|Twin Share||$ 2,995||$ 3,020|
|Single||$ 3,885||$ 3, 970|
|Children 5-15 years||$ 2,700||$ 2,720|
|Australia / New Zealand Pensioners and Australia Seniors Card holders - SAVE||$ 25||$25|
Departures between 22/10/2020 & 01/04/2021 operate as per the 2020/21 brochure itinerary, and are one day shorter. A limited number of single rooms are available at a supplement. Twin Share is 2 people sharing one room. A person 18 years and over of age, travelling alone is a Single Traveller is required to pay the single supplement.
Prices & Dates
Itinerary based on 2021-2022 season.
1 Arrive Launceston (D)
This evening meet your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception and dinner before embarking on your journey along Tasmania’s glorious east.
Hotel: Grand Chancellor
2 Launceston – Freycinet (B, D)
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. It has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife’s birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe’s lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later, stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After lunch in St. Helens, follow the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet National Park.
Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, 2 nights
3 Wineglass Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Another highlight day awaits you! Start it with a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with stunning views of brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach as far as the eye can see. Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four-hour lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs to one of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, you’ll have the chance to absorb the beauty of the National Park and enjoy a gourmet Ploughman’s lunch
Hotel: Grand Chancellor (Harbour View Room)
4 Freycinet – Hobart (B)
Travel west and down through the Midlands, stopping for morning tea in historic Ross, renowned for being both the finest nineteenth century village in Australia, and for its scallop pies! Heading towards Hobart, you’ll stop in picturesque Oatlands, where you can grab some lunch. Later, take part in a Sustainability Programme that allows you to give back to the local community by helping volunteers pot native plants and count seeds at a local not-for-profit nursery that encourages locals to grow native plants in their gardens instead of imports. Later today check in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Hotel: Grand Chancellor (Harbour View Room)
5 Port Arthur (B)
Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will also be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole.
Hotel: Grand Chancellor (Harbour View Room)
6 Hobart Free Time (B,D)
Today is yours, so why not try one of our optional experiences? Consider the Bruny Island Traveller – you’ll explore spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce on Bruny Island. This is a delicious day out where every course on the menu is a stop on your journey. Visit the home of Bruny Island’s cheese, oysters, fudge, honey, wine and whisky to savour their produce and hear the stories behind the harvest. Alternatively, take a scenic flight down to the great South West, take a tour to historic Richmond, or get your cultural fix with a visit to MONA. This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.
7 Farewell from Hobart (B)
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
*Flights are not included in the holiday price
- Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
- Day 6 – Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are additional and not included in the land content price.
Complimentary Airport Transfers
Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and selected hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your trip with pre or post accommodation booked through Australian Tours and Cruises in conjunction you’re your tour.
If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers are not included.
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. Most claims arise from either personal or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.
Travel documents for guided tours are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.
There is no set age or type of traveller, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40.
Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people
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
- Jacket and warm clothing
Low level of fitness is required. If your tour includes the walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate – Easy 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available.
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.
Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30″ x 18″ x 10″ (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12″ x 11″ x 6″ (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment.
Suitcases with wheels are recommended, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. airports, railway stations and cruise terminals). Please note: that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage.
Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your holiday.
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.
Payment OptionsWe 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.
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