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  • Wineglass Bay

    Wineglass Bay

  • Freycinet National Park

    Freycinet National Park

  • Wineglass Bay

    Wineglass Bay

  • Hobart

    Hobart

  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

    Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)


Tour code: TLHH

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$1825

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$2275

single ?

$1640

child ?
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This getaway has it all – history, art and natural landscapes. See beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park, 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).

Itinerary

1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Launceston

On arrival at Launceston Airport you’ll be transferred by private car to the hotel, where you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Day 2-3
Launceston - Bicheno & Freycinet National Park
Day 2: Launceston - Bicheno

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, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. After a lunchtime stop at St. Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.

Day 3: Freycinet National Park

Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world’s best beaches. Then get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze you.

Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 3: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine.

Day 4-5
Bicheno - Hobart & Port Arthur
Day 4: Bicheno - Hobart

Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day.  As you travel south towards Hobart you’ll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era for a Be My Guest experience. A walking tour of this iconic property with Anne Kernke is followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. On the way into Hobart you’ll visit Australia’s largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art.

Day 5: Port Arthur

Cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make your way along the impressive tree-lined coast. En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. View the rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast and Be My Guest morning tea. Day 5: Breakfast and Farewell dinner

Day 6
Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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6 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Launceston and returns to Hobart

Highlights

  • Enjoy a lunch cruise on spectacular Wineglass Bay
  • Explore the beautiful Freycinet National Park
  • Discover MONA’s intriguing art collection
  • Step back in time at historic Port Arthur
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Indulge in local cheeses at Pyengana Dairy Company
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene Estate Be My Guest Dining Icon

Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (5)
  • Be My Guest morning tea (1)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinners with wine (2)
  • Farewell dinner (1) 

Flight Information

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

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
Day 6   Flights to depart after 4.00pm from Hobart Airport

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Ways to Save

Departures between 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
Triple share     Save up to $90
Kings Club     Save up to $90

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
    29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Deluxe Room
    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Lobby Area
    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Front Exterior

    Situated in the historic district, just steps from the Central Business District and Brisbane Street Mall, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston surpass the expectations of discerning business and leisure travellers.

    Guests seeking a personal touch will appreciate the thoughtful comforts of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Its deluxe accommodation features captivating views of the downtown Launceston skyline along with the full range of modern travel luxuries.

    • Features
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Work Desk
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Clock Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
    232 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS 7215

    2 nights.

    • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno - verrandah
    • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno - double room

    Stay at this centrally located Bicheno resort, situated directly opposite the beach and minutes from scuba diving, fishing spots and penguin tours. The BEST WESTERN Beachfront at Bicheno is the most ideally located accommodation in Bicheno. Located opposite the beach, Beachfront at Bicheno affords breathtaking views of Waubs Bay and is the perfect base to explore Tasmania’s stunningly beautiful east coast.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • High-speed internet access
    • Austar
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • LCD TV
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
    1 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

    2 nights.

    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Exterior by the Wharf
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Superior MountainSide Room
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Lobby Area

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

    Experience exceptional comfort and personalised service only steps from the Hobart water front, the CBD and downtown attractions. Each accommodation rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is designed for pleasure and wired for business, with every amenity required for a perfectly relaxing stay.

    • Features
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry/Valet service
    • In-house movies
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
    • Business Facilities
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Clock Radio