This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce.
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.
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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
$99 pp DEPOSIT* - Until 01 September 2020 secure your future travel for only $99 per person. Applicable for travel 01 September 2020 – 31 October 2021.
This tour departs from Launceston and ends in Hobart
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your seat!
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
What to Bring
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
$99 pp Deposit* - $99 per person deposit valid for new Guided Holiday bookings created between June 15, 2020 - September 01, 2020. Deposit is due within 5 days of booking. Applicable for travel departures September 01, 2020 - October 31, 2021. $99 Deposit is combinable with Early Payment Discount, Early Booking Discount, Last Minute Deals, year-round savings and exclusive partner offers. Offer is not applicable to custom itineraries or group bookings.
Offer is not available on selected itineraries and where third party costs apply*. $99 per person deposit qualifies for 30-day refund guarantee – cancel for any reason within 30 days of deposit being made and receive a full refund of your $99 per person deposit (refund is not valid if your booking is within 30 days of departure). Fees apply for cancellation outside 30 days of deposit and/or within final payment due date (whichever comes first). $99 per person fee outside 30 days of deposit; 50% fee within 30 - 15 days of departure; 100% within 14 - 0 days of departure. Full payment required 30 days prior to departure (to qualify for Early Payment Discounts full payment date may differ). If booking is made within 30 days of departure, payment in full is required immediately. Offer based on availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. If trip is suspended, receive 100% refund on monies paid (refund made within 30 days of notification of trip suspension) or receive Future Travel Credit with full discount protection.