Ancient natural beauty

LAUNCESTON ROUND TRIP

Grand Tasman

PREMIUM ESCORTED TOUR

LAUNCESTON | FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK | BICHENO | PORT ARTHUR | HOBART | STRAHAN CRADLE MOUNTAIN | GORDON RIVER | DOVE LAKE | SMITHTON

Experience a rugged and ancient natural beauty, a rich history and fabulous food and wine. From the colonial heritage of Hobart’s cobbled streets to the majestic natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Cataract Gorge, this stunning island has it all.

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10 Days
FROM £2495 Per Person

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  1. Day 1

    Arrive Launceston

    Transfer to your hotel and begin with a drive through picturesque farmland and vineyards following the Tamar River. Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening. (FD)

    Hotel: Best Western Plus

  2. Day 2

    Launceston - Freycinet National Park - Bicheno

    Explore the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania and visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Cross Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to see Tasmanian Devils. Continue to Freycinet National Park for a guided walk, then on to Bicheno. (B, D)

    Hotel: Beachfront Bicheno

  3. Day 3

    Bicheno - Hobart

    Discover the historic heart of Tasmania at Campbell Town and Ross. Continue south to Richmond, home to the famous Richmond Bridge, the oldest in Australia and then continue to Hobart (B, D)

    Hotel for 3 nights: Hobart Apartment Hotel

  4. Day 4

    Port Arthur Historic Site - Hobart

    Visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison. Join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead to hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried there. Enjoy a Taste of Australian dinner tonight. (B, FD)

  5. Day 5

    Hobart

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour today; taking you to Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the beautiful harbour area. Later, visit the Salamanca Market. (B)

  6. Day 6

    Hobart - Strahan

    Explore Russell Falls, the jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park and then continue to the pristine World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42o Restaurant and Bar. (B, D)

    Hotel: Strahan Village Hilltop

  7. Day 7

    Strahan - Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain

    Cruise Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue to Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island then cruise past Hell’s Gate, before returning to Strahan. Drive to mesmerising Cradle Mountain and encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest. (B, L, D)

    Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

  8. Day 8

    Cradle Mountain - Smithton

    Take in the beauty and serenity of Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park today. Visit Waldheim Chalet and be mesmerised by glorious Dove Lake. Then travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut - a rocky outcrop rising 137 metres above the sea. Continue to Smithton and enjoy a relaxing dinner with your fellow travellers at the Tall Timbers Hotel. (B, FD)

    Hotel: Tall Timbers Hotel

  9. Day 9

    Smithton - Launceston

    Tour the House of Anvers Chocolate Factory before travelling to the Great Lakes Plateau, then continue to Launceston where you’ll enjoy a special Farewell Dinner tonight. (B, FD)

    Hotel: Best Western Plus

  10. Day 10

    Cataract Gorge & Tamar River Cruise, depart Launceston

    Enjoy an exclusive Taste of Australia breakfast at your hotel before exploring Cataract Gorge. Cruise along the Tamar River and explore historic Woolmers Estate before your transfer to the airport. (FB)

     

  • Jan 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Feb 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Mar 06, 13, 20
  • Apr 03, 17
  • May 01
  • Sep 18
  • Oct 2, 16, 30
  • Nov 13, 27
  • Dec 11, 25

Dates in Bold are guaranteed departures

  • Jan 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Feb 12, 19, 26
  • Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Apr 9, 23
  • May 14

Dates in Bold are guaranteed departures

  • 9 nights accommodation as shown, based on two sharing
  • Sightseeing as described
  • Meals on day shown
  • Baggage handling – 1 bag per person
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Flights to/from Australia
  • Gratuities for driver & Tour Director
  • Meals, excursions & attractions not shown as included, or shown as optional

Departures from 1 Apr 2018 onwards may follow a different itinerary and inclusions. Please ask for details.

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Grand Tasman
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