directions_busTours in Tasmania, Hobart, Launceston, Port Arthur, Freycinet & Bicheno

5 day Explore Tassie's East Coast on a Guided Holiday

The perfect Tassie short break!

This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce.

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$1,750PP
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DURATION
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4 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your tour commences in Launceston

Take a walk in Freycinet National Park, step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, cruise the haunting Isle of the Dead, and sample Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s lavender products.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Take an easy guided walk in Freycinet National Park
  • Taste-test the world-famous Tassie Scallop Pie
  • Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site with a local expert
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and taste lavender ice cream
  • Explore historic Richmond and its famous landmark bridge
  • View the fascinating Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Spend time at leisure in Hobart

Inclusions

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What's Included:

  • Quality accommodation
  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see FAQ below)

Highlights:

  • FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS - See Tasmanian Devils or the wild penguins returning home to their nests (seasonal) on optional experience tours in Bicheno.
  • ICONIC SITES - Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site with a local expert
  • TIME FOR YOU - Enjoy a free afternoon in historic Launceston to explore at your own pace.
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL - AAT Kings donates annually to the Save the Devil foundation and your holiday contributes directly to this important cause.

Accommodation

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Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Best Western Plus Launceston
  • Beachfront at Bicheno
  • Wrest Point, Hobart

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

This tour departs from Launceston and ends in Hobart

2020 departures:

14 September; 5, 15 & 29 October; 2, 9, 12 & 23 November; 3, 7, 14 & 31 December

2021 departures:

11 & 21 January; 8, 11, & 22 February; 1, 8, 22, 25 & 29 March; 8 & 19 April; 20 & 20 May; 13 September; 4, 14 & 25 Oct; 1, 8, 11 & 22 November;2 & 6 December

2022 departures:

3, 10, 22 & 31 January;7, 10, 21 & 28 February; 7, 17, 21 & 28 March

  • Twin share - from $1750 per person
  • Solo Traveler - from $2165 per person

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your seat!

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome to Launceston

Your holiday begins in Launceston on the Tamar River. Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ is a historic city with many well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

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. 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.

Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Bicheno – Hobart

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to Cape Tourville lookout that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford and make a lunch stop in historic Richmond. The village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Port Arthur

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will 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, the Blowhole and the Totem Pole. This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 5 - Farewell from Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Questions

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Flight Information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Launceston Airport
  • Day 5 – 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
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.