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Grand Tasman {10 day tour}

tasmania Tours Grand Tasman

Grand Tasman

Discover Tasmania’s highlights including beautiful Freycinet National Park, pristine Lake St Clair and soak up the charm of Launceston and Hobart.

  • Style: Guided Group Journey
  • Duration: 10 days/9 nights
  • Starts in: Launceston
Guide Price £2495
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Encounter a Tasmanian Devil
  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Guided tour of Australia’s most notorious former convict prison in Port Arthur
  • Cruise around the Isle of the Dead
  • Visit Salamanca Market
  • Cruise the Gordon River
  • Visit Russell Falls
  • Guided walk along Richardson’s Beach
  • Taste chocolates at the House of Anvers
Itinerary:

Days 1-2  Launceston to Bicheno  
Arrive in Tasmania and take a tour of the Mine & Heritage Centre before joining  your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. On day two, drive through the vineyards of northern Tasmania to the East Coast Natureworld to see a Tasmanian Devil, then continue along the magnificent coastline to Freycinet National Park.      

Day 3  Bicheno to Port Arthur    
Enjoy an insightful walk in Freycinet National Park before reaching Richmond, home to the oldest useable bridge in Australia. Continue past the spectacular Tasman arch to Port Arthur.

Day 4  Port Arthur
Embark on a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison. Join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts buried there.    

Day 5  Port Arthur to Hobart    
Explore quaint Hobart with an orientation tour taking in Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the pretty harbour. You may choose to join an optional full day excursion to beautiful Bruny Island.

Day 6  Hobart to Strahan    
Travel inland to Mount Field National Park for a short walk to the famous three-tiered Russell Falls. Stop on the shores of Lake St Clair to marvel at the pristine wilderness, before continuing to the attractive seaside town of Strahan for dinner overlooking the harbour.    

Day 7  Strahan to Cradle Mountain NP
The Gordon River is the heart of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Join a cruise aboard the new Spirit of the Wild and enjoy this stunning river, famous for its mirror-perfect reflections. Travel on to encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest in Cradle Mountain.      

Day 8  Cradle Mountain NP to Smithton    
Soak up the serenity of Cradle MountainLake St Clair National Park with its impressive range of native flora and fauna. Visit Waldheim Chalet and the peaceful shores of Dove Lake for an insight into the early history of the park. Continue to the fishing village of Stanley, set in the shadow of ‘The Nut’ – a striking rocky outcrop,   then onto the town of Smithton to enjoy a Tasmanian inspired dinner.      

Day 9  Smithton to Launceston    
Journey back to Launceston, stopping at the House of Anvers for a tasting of delicious handmade chocolates. Continue to the Great Lake Plateau and enjoy the scenic views from the shores of the Great Lake. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers in Launceston.      

Day 10  Launceston    
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Additional Options:
A 6 day version of this tour, ending in Hobart on day 6, is also available. Please ask for details.

Departs:
Frequent departures Sep 2020 - May 2021 & Sep 2021 - May 2022.

Prices
Guide Price £2495
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • Return airport transfers in Australia
  • 9 nights 3star+ accommodation including Cradle Mountain Hotel and Beachfront Bicheno
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 8 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/09/2020 to 17/05/2022. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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