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

13-day Tasmania Guided Holiday (Round trip from Hobart)

Early Bird Offer-SAVE 10%!

Explore Tasmania's unique regions discovering its natural beauty and world heritage sites on this extensive 12 day holiday staying in first class accommodation. Book by 01 Sep 2020 and only pay $99 per person deposit. Earlybird discount applies to selected departures.

FROM
$5,875PP
Get your quote
DURATION
brightness_3
12 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • local_barSelected drinks
  • restaurantSelected meals
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers

About this holiday

expand_more
Slide 1 of 8
Views of Hobart from Mt Wellington

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.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • Cruise Wineglass Bay for unforgettable views
  • Walk idyllic Dove Lake with its Cradle Mountain backdrop
  • Two-night stays allow free time to explore your top picks
  • Embrace your inner foodie - meet local producers and winemakers

Inclusions

expand_more

Your holiday includes:

  • 12 nights in first class accommodation
  • 12 Full breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 3 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

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

expand_more
Slide 1 of 5
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Your accommodation includes:

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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.

  • Strahan Village

Strahan Village is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania's stunning wilderness. Journey into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with Gordon River Cruises, encounter west coast wildlife and history on the Bonnet Island Experience and discover Strahan’s culture and heritage as you explore the museums, galleries and attractions of this historic fishing port.

  • Cradle Mountain Hotel

Cradle Mountain Hotel is a stylish, wilderness hotel, located at the northern boundary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers warm, welcoming accommodation within easy reach of Tasmania’s most iconic wilderness experiences.

  • Launceston hotel to be advised
  • Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge creates a perfect union of luxury accommodation and superb natural setting. The Lodge’s timber eco cabins are sensitively located within Freycinet National Park’s natural environment. Surrounded by native vegetation, the cabins are linked to the Lodge by a series of raised timber boardwalks that weave through the bush, and sit lightly in the landscape.

Travel dates

expand_more

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

** 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - Guests receive a 10% Early Bird Savings discount, on selected Guided Holidays when booked and paid in full by 16 Nov 2020. Discount applicable to land portion only. Valid for travel from 01 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022.

  • Twin share - from $5875 per person
  • Sole Use - from $7575

2020 departures:

  • 13 Nov

2021 departures:

  • 01, 22 Jan
  • 12 Feb
  • 05, 26 Mar
  • Twin share - from $6225 per person
  • Sole Use - from $8050

2021 departures:

  • 16 Apr - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**
  • 17 Sep - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**
  • 15 Oct - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**
  • 12 Nov - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**
  • 10 Dec - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**

2022 departures:

  • 21 Jan - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**
  • 11 Feb - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THIS DEPARTURE**
  • 04, 25 Mar - 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THESE DEPARTURES**

Call our local travel team today on 1300 414 198 for more information.

Itinerary

expand_more

Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart! Enjoy a leisurely start to your tour by having a wander around the picturesque Constitution Dock at your doorstep or take a stroll along the Derwent River before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Welcome Reception followed by delicious meal at Tasman Restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Salamanca Market and Hobart Surrounds

Wake up today to 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 as you delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce, meeting the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca's cafes and watch the world pass you by with cooling ale or locally produced cider in hand. This afternoon it’s all aboard for a city sights tour of Tassie’s capital. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens, then visit historic Battery Point, and Cascade Brewery before driving up to Mt. Nelson Lookout for panoramic views over the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Hobart - Strahan

This morning journey west to Mt. Field National Park to see the magnificent 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. Continuing along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you’ll pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before your final stop today at the seaside township of Strahan.Enjoy views of magnificent Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, from your hotel perched on the hillside.

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. This afternoon pass through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

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 Bennett’s 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. You’ll then make your way east to Mount Gnomon Farm hidden high in the hills overlooking the picturesque township of Penguin.Here you will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch by host and passionate farmer, Guy Robertson who will show you around his garden and property. 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 before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Hotel: TBA (2 nights)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

Day 7 - Launceston

Emerge yourself in Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for a delicious lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or choose one of our other optional half day tours to further explore Launceston and its surrounds.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

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. After your lunch at the seaside town of St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Freycinet National Park for your accommodation for the next two nights.

Hotel: Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9 - Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay

Start the day with a short drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will allow you stunning views of brilliant blue water and golden beaches as far as the eye can see.Then, experience a four-hour lunch cruise along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. This cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to the famous Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 - Freycinet - Hobart

This morning you’ll journey 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 for a bite to eat before taking part in an AAT Kings 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 an afternoon and evening at leisure.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Port Arthur

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. See 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 the drive back to Hobart. Tonight is free for you to explore at leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Hobart

Today is your day so feel free to explore all that Australia’s most southern capital has to offer. Why not try one of our many optional tours or speak to your Tour Director about recommendations. Most importantly, enjoy! This evening, celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's popular restaurants

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 13 - Farewell from Hobart

This morning after breakfast, say farewell to your new friends when your indulgent holiday comes to an end.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Questions

expand_more

 Flight Information:
Airport transfer are included in your tour package for flights that arrive based on the below:

  • Day 1 –  Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm (until 26 Mar 2021) & 3.00pm (from 16 Apr 2021) into Hobart Airport
  •  Day 13 – 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 of fitness required
Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print

expand_less

Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

** 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - Guests receive a 10% Early Bird Savings discount, on selected AAT Kings First Choice Guided Holidays when booked and paid in full by 16 Nov 2020. Discount applicable to land portion only and 10% Saving is reflected in cart. Valid for sale from 09 Jul 2020 – 16 Nov 2020. Valid for travel from 01 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022. Blackout departure dates may apply. Offer is not applicable to custom itineraries or group bookings. Offer is only available on selected itineraries. Offer combinable with applicable brochure discounts and $99 Deposit for travel departures from 01 Apr 2021 – 31 Oct 2021 (must book by 01 Sep 2020). Discounts are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge, limited seats and offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other booking conditions apply.