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Grand Tasman Tour

9 nights from £2,199 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • Internal travel
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners
  • Sights and excursions
  • Tour guide throughout
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard
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Overview

A scenic ten-day adventure beginning and ending in Launceston, the Grand Tasman tour explores the beautiful scenery, great wildlife and beautiful national parks of this fascinating area. From cruises along the Gordon River to visits to Cradle Mountain, sightseeing in Hobart and sampling Tasmania’s local cuisine, this varied and exciting trip offers a great opportunity to experience a wealth of interesting destinations that are slightly off the beaten track for an unforgettable experience. (AP)

Please note: Days 1-6 or days 6-10 of this itinerary can also be booked as separate tours – please speak to a member of our team.

 

Highlights:

  • Pass scenic farmland landscapes as you journey alongside the Tamar River
  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Hobart
  • Spend time admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Cruise down the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour

Details

Day 1

Launceston

On arrival, transfer to your hotel and begin your journey through the farmland and vineyards, following the Tamar River. You’ll visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield and tour the mine and heritage centre, before enjoying canapés and a welcome drink as you stroll through the gallery at the Design Centre of Tasmania. End the day with a delicious welcome dinner to get to know your group and guide.

Overnight: Best Western Plus (Dinner included)

Day 2

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

After breakfast, explore the wine-producing region of northern Tasmania and take a guided tour of the distillery at Birdestowe Lavender Estate to sample the unique lavender-inspired produce. Later on, traverse the Weldborough Pass and stop off at the East Coast Natureworld where you’ll be able to see a Tasmanian Devil up close, along with other native animals. Travel into Freycinet National Park in the afternoon to take a guided walk before making your way to the town of Bicheno.

Overnight: Beachfront Bicheno (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

Richmond

Today sees you discover the historic hub of Tasmania in Campbell Town and Ross. Continue onwards to Richmond then take in the stunning coastal scenery from Eaglehawk Neck. Afterwards, head to Hobart in time for a city tour and for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Hobart Apartment Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Port Arthur

Visit Port Arthur this morning, which was once famous for being Australia’s most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour of this fascinating site. Afterwards, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead where you’ll hear haunting tales of the convicts who were buried here. Travel to Hobart and dine at the Customs House Restaurant in the evening, overlooking the picturesque waterfront scenery.

Overnight: Hobart Apartment Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Hobart

Take a sightseeing tour of Hobart today, taking you to Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the stunning harbour area. Afterwards, visit the Salamanca Market or you may prefer to join an optional full-day Bruny Island adventure (own expense).

Overnight: Hobart Apartment Hotel (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Mt Field National Park

Visit Russell Falls today, the highlight of the Mt Field National Park, and continue on to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – a World Heritage-listed Site. Journey to the town of Strahan to enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42 degrees Restaurant and Bar in the evening.

Overnight: Strahan Village Hilltop (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Gordon River/Cradle Mountain

Take a cruise through Macquarie Harbour to enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park then continue on to Sarah Island, where you’ll visit the convict settlement and learn about this area’s history. Pass Hell’s Gate and re-board your coach upon arrival in Strahan to visit Cradle Mountain. Your stay at the Cradle Mountain Hotel gives you the chance to experience Tasmanian nature at its finest.

Overnight: Cradle Mountain Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Dove Lake

Explore the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park then visit Waldheim Chalet and Dove Lake. In the afternoon, travel to Stanley and head to Smithton to unwind at the Tall Timbers Hotel. Here is where you’ll enjoy a tantalising three-course dinner featuring an array of seasonal produce from local beef to delicious Tasmanian cheeses.

Overnight: Tall Timbers Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Smithton

Sample Tasmania’s finest chocolate this morning during a tour at the House of Anvers before making your way to the Great Lakes Plateau. Enjoy the vast body of water that draws anglers from all over Australia. Continue on to Launceston where you’ll dine with your tour guide and group at a farewell dinner and a drink or two.

Overnight: Best Western Plus (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

Tamar River

Enjoy an exclusive breakfast at your hotel before making your way to explore Cataract Gorge. Cruise along the picturesque Tamar River and visit Woolmers Estate before transferring to Launceston Airport where the tour comes to an end.

(Breakfast included)

  • Internal travel: Cruise; Coach
  • Hotels (9 nights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners included
  • Guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre; Tour of Bridestowe Lavender Estate; Guided tour of Freycinet National Park with a naturalist guide; Cruise to the Isle of the Dead; Cheese tasting at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Tour guide throughout

Local Departure Dates 2017: Sep 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 12, Dec 26

Local Departure Dates 2018: Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 01

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