Tours in Hobart, Tasmania, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Burnie, Queenstown, Port Arthur, Freycinet & Strahan

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Explore Tasmania's pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife and gourmet food and wine. Visit Hobart’s Salamanca Market, witness Cradle Mountain's natural beauty and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses.

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$5,288PP
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DURATION
11 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Day tours
  • Selected entry fees

About this holiday

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Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market. Witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.

Highlights:

  • Explore Hobart’s city sights
  • Discover famous Salamanca Market
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Lunch cruise on the Gordon River
  • Hike by Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
  • Savour Tassie’s food and wine at Josef Chromy
  • Explore Launceston and stunning Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene Estate
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers in Hobart (see FAQ for further details)
  • Quality accommodation
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach

Highlights:

  • Local Connection - visit a local family at colonial-era Shene Estate, with its awarded gin distillery and King George III's personal horse stable
  • Insider Knowledge - enjoy free time exploring Hobart and Launceston with plenty of insider knowledge and help from your Travel Director
  • Cultural Immersion - delve deep into historic Port Arthur with your private interpretive tour, guided by a local historian
  • Sustainable Footprints - your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania's wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers

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 Hobart
  • Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • Freycinet Lodge

Travel dates

Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

  • Twin share usually from $5875 per person / Solo usually from $7575 per

Book and pay in full by 31 Jan 2020 and SAVE UP TO 10% PER PERSON!

  • Twin share from $5288 per person / Solo - from $6818
  • 18-29 Sep 2020
  • 16-27 Oct 2020
  • 13-24 Nov 2020
  • 11-22 Dec 2020
  • 01-12 Jan 2021
  • 22 Jan-02 Feb 2021
  • 12-23 Feb 2021
  • 05-16 Mar 2021
  • 26 Mar-06 Apr 2021

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart
Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour of its capital. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city. Join your Travel Director tonight for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2 - Salamanca Market
A free day to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Hobart – Strahan
This morning see the tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair and The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, your final stop today is seaside Strahan. 
Hotel: Strahan Village
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4 - Strahan – Cradle Mountain
A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by button grass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel (2 nights)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 5 - Cradle Mountain
This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 6 - Cradle Mountain – Launceston
After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Launceston.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (2 nights)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7 - Launceston
See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for lunch and wine-tasting at a Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and its surrounds. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 - Launceston – Freycinet
Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then travel south along the picturesque coast to Freycinet National Park.
Hotel: Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 9 - Wineglass Bay Cruise, Freycinet National Park
Experience a four-hour lunch cruise along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 10 - Freycinet – Hobart
Journey to historic Ross, renowned as the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia. As you travel towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate and enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea. This afternoon, choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and return to Hobart on the MONA ferry, or enjoy a walking tour of Hobart with a local guide.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (2 nights)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest morning tea

Day 11 - Port Arthur
Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk through the infamous convict prison. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s popular restaurants. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 12 - Farewell from Hobart
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. 
Included Meals: Breakfast

Questions

Flight Information:
Return airport transfers are included in your package for passengers arriving as per the following times

  •  Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  •  Day 12 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

What to Bring:

  •  Comfortable walking shoes
  •  Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  •  Water bottle
  •  Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level fitness required
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Fine print

Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

Early Bird Offer -Terms and Conditions

Guests receive a 10% discount on a AAT Kings operated First Choice Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand when booked and paid in full by 31 January 2020. First Choice from price includes a 10% discount. Discount applicable to tour portion only. Single travellers must pay single supplement fee. Valid for sale from 26 August 2019 till 31 January 2020. Valid for travel from 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021. Blackout departure dates may apply. For new bookings only. Subject to availability and seasonal surcharge. Offer combinable with applicable discounts only - Kings Club Past Guest Discount of up to 5% available for guests who have previously travelled with Inspiring Journeys, AAT Kings or our family of brands. Further conditions apply. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

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