AAT KINGS PERFECT TASMANIA

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Australia

$4,895.00 per person/share twin (members price)

$4,995.00 per person/share twin (non members price)

Includes

  • Experience MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art
  • Discover the famous Salamanca Markets
  • Hike around Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Enjoy a cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Tassie’s famous food and wine at Josef Chromy

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Welcome to Hobart - Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour. Hobart was founded in 1803 and much of its architecture dates back to the Victorian and Georgian eras. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city and Derwent River. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights. Included Meals: Dinner with wine.

Day 2

Salamanca Market and Included Choice - This morning, explore the myriad market stalls of Salamanca Market, and wander through its historic sandstone warehouses. Included Choice. This afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join a walking tour with a local expert for an insight in to Hobart’s history, people and places or a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the city. Or visit Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, replicating the huts Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Australasian Antarctic expedition of 1911-14. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Hobart – Strahan - This morning stroll through rainforest to the tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair before travelling to The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Continue through the rainforest, passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown. Your final stop today is Strahan: enjoy views of peaceful Macquarie Harbour from your hillside hotel. Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan Included Meals: Breakfast and 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 buttongrass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah on route to your hotel. Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 5

Cradle Mountain - This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, maybe taking a little more time later to meander back to your hotel along the purpose-built boardwalk through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and return via Wombat Pool. Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 6

Cradle Mountain – Launceston - Today, enjoy a guided walk through a working distillery to see processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Then continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before heading to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. The Pyka family will take you on a tour to learn about aquaculture, then let you sample their smoked salmon and ginseng products. Call in at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to try a selection of local cheeses, before you continue through the Meander Valley to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.

Day 7

Launceston - This morning, after visiting Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge, take a scenic drive through rolling country hills and pause for lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and surrounds at your leisure. Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8

Launceston – Freycinet - Today, visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. Learn about the estate and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice-cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then follow the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet National Park. Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.

Day 9

Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay - Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay today on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs to one of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, absorb the beauty of the National Park while enjoying a gourmet ploughman’s lunch. Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 10

Freycinet – Hobart - Journey this morning to historic Ross, considered the nest nineteenth-century village in Australia. Be my guest dining experienceAs you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property’s stunning colonial-era buildings, and a Be My Guest morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private home. Continue to Hobart to visit Australia’s largest privately-funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The eclectic mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art will astound you. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights. Included Meals: Day 10: Breakfast and Be My Guest morning tea.

Day 11

Port Arthur - Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk to through the infamous convict prison. There will also 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 and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s fine restaurants. Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 12

Farewell from Hobart - Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast

Price based on 27 April 2018 departure. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by AAT Kings. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website. *Conditions: Price is per person twin share including return economy airfare based on low season departures. Triple Share and Single room options are available, prices on request. This offer is only valid for Australian residents. Passengers will be booked on Qantas or Virgin Australia in economy class, pending flight schedules and availability. Airfare will include seat and bag or equivalent. Surcharge will apply if booking class is not available. Up to $1300 per person non-refundable deposit plus any surcharge and taxes required at time of booking. All air bookings will be made and owned by AAT Kings. For sale on selected tours and departures from 1 April 2017 - 30 September 2018. Prices are inclusive of government taxes, airline fees and fuel surcharges for direct flights only valid as of 13 March 2017 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Stopovers are not permitted on this fare. After ticketing changes will incur a penalty fee and is subject to availability. If the same class/product of travel is unavailable, an upgrade to a higher fare is permitted at AUD$100 per person and additional fare and taxes will apply. For AAT King s booking conditions refer to www.aatkings.com/booking-conditions. After ticketing, the airfare component will be non-refundable. Offer only valid in conjunction with Kings Club Past Guest, Autoclub and Concession Discounts and not valid in conjunction with any other special or discount. Excludes group bookings. These conditions may be subject to change. ATAS No. 10527