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The Royal Tasman (12 days): Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,447

Enjoy first class escorted touring as you travel around Tasmania. Travel from Launceston and back again stopping at Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, Hobart and more on route.


These fully escorted coach tours will ensure you see all of Tasmania’s highlights, with the benefit of local insight into the heritage and ecosystem of this historic island state.

Launceston is the largest city in Northern Tasmania and is central to many key attractions including Cataract Gorge. Visit Boag’s brewery or take a Ghost Tour of this historic town. Nearby FreycinetNational Park is home to rugged, yet beautiful coastline, where you’ll enjoy a guided walk with a Park Ranger and see sights such as WineglassBay, voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

Cosmopolitan Hobart is the rising cultural centre of the south, the Museum of Old and New Art being its latest big ticket attraction. Those craving the outdoors might enjoy nearby Tahune Airwalk. Surrounding Hobart are history rich towns such as Richmond, which you’ll also have the chance to explore. For those on shorter itineraries, the 4 day tour ends here and the 9 day tour begins.

Strahan is the largest city on the wild WestCoast, a World Heritage Wilderness area. You’ll take a cruise along the GordonRiver and visit Sarah Island, Tasmania’s most infamous penal colony during the convict era.

Cradle Mountain embodies ‘The Natural State’ like nowhere else on the island. Enjoy a choice of activities here to suit your own interests. See The Nut, an impressive coastal volcanic plug overlooking the picturesque town of Stanley, and breathe the world’s cleanest air at Cape Grim.

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,447

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Day 1

Arrive Launceston, Freedom of Choice

Transfer to your hotel, then embark on a guided city tour. After your sightseeing activity, enjoy a Feature Welcome Dinner and Drink at your hotel.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Choose between the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, a beer lover's tour, Seahorse World, Platypus House or high tea at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Meal Plan Highlight Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston



    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping ...

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square. There is an onsite Tasmanian cuisine restaurant, The Avenue Grill, and The Terrace Room which offers a High Tea menu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Bicheno, Freycinet National Park

Later after the day's touring, enjoy a feature gourmet BBQ dinner - weather permitting.

Signature Experience
Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm and sample the lavender-enhanced fare.

Signature Experience
At East Coast Natureworld, meet a rare Tasmanian Devil.

Signature Experience
In Freycinet National Park, walk along Cape Tourville.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay

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    Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay



    With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. A world of hidden comfort, the Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to ...

    With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. A world of hidden comfort, the Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to mean roughing it. It's a place to relax and rejuvenate. Stylish yet simple, the cabins are designed to impart welcoming familiarity and warmth without the intrusion of telephones or television.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 3

Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Tasman National Park, Port Arthur

Explore Freycinet National Park then stop in Richmond on the way into Tasman National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner in Port Arthur.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Port Arthur Motor Inn

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    Port Arthur Motor Inn



    Port Arthur Motor Inn is an ideal place to say for a leisure traveller wanting to see more of the area's history. The Inn is situated on the historic site of Port Arthur. The Port Arthur Motor Inn offers true hospitality and a quiet and ...

    Port Arthur Motor Inn is an ideal place to say for a leisure traveller wanting to see more of the area's history. The Inn is situated on the historic site of Port Arthur. The Port Arthur Motor Inn offers true hospitality and a quiet and relaxing place to stay.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Games Room
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
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Day 4

Port Arthur, Hobart, Freedom of Choice

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia's most notorious convict prison, on a guided tour, followed by a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Later, arrive in Hobart and visit the city's charming Botanical Gardens. Tonight, choose your feature dinner.

Freedom of Choice - Dining
For tonight's feature dinner, choose from Mures Upper Deck, the Drunken Admiral Restaurant, The Henry Jones Art Hotel or Restaurant Tasman.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart



    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, ...

    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, 2 restaurants, public bar, lounge bar, laundry, valet parking, health club, and lobby shops.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 5

Hobart, Freedom of Choice

Explore the vibrant Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Travel to the picturesque Huon Valley and experience the Tahune Air Walk; cruise the Derwent River to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA); enjoy a History of Alcohol walking tour; or embark on the History of People and Places walking tour.

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Day 6

Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan

Discover the magic of Russell Falls, then continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel via Queenstown to Strahan. Tonight, dine at View 42 Degree Restaurant and Bar.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Strahan Village

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    Strahan Village



    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, ...

    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, Strahan Village's cottages combine tasteful charm with the best of modern facilities.

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    • Internet Access
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Day 7

Gordon River, Cradle Mountain, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a feature lunch on board the wonderful Lady Jane Franklin II, before heading to Cradle Mountain.

Signature Experience
Board the luxurious Lady Jane Franklin II for a cruise along the Gordon River. From the Captain's Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge



    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. ...

    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. This serene retreat offers a haven of luxury steeped by breath-taking mountain surrounds and spectacular wilderness. The lodge is home to one of Tasmania's acclaimed dining experiences and Australia's most spectacular wilderness spa, while the luxury cabins and mountain venues are perfectly unique. Just add cascading streams, an abundance of wildlife and that discreet yet impeccable Peppers service. You won't want to leave.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Freedom of Choice

After exploring Dove Loake, visit Waldheim Chalet then enjoy your chosen activity.

Signature Experience
Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a local guide.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Perhaps delight in a wine and cheese tasting; search for native animals by torchlight on a night spotlight tour; or join a leisurely afternoon stroll through the pristine alpine scenery surrounding Cradle Mountain.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Stanley, The Nut, The Tarkine, Smithton

Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a walk and afternoon tea. Later in Smithton enjoy a feature dinner.

Signature Experience
Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout.

Signature Experience
In Smithton, enjoy an exclusive Tasmanian Fare dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Tall Timbers Hotel

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    Tall Timbers Hotel



    Tall Timbers Hotel is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether for a family trip or couples retreat. This North West Tasmania hotel is located at Smithton, the gateway to visit the abundant attractions the North West Coast, including the magical Tarkine Wilderness. ...

    Tall Timbers Hotel is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether for a family trip or couples retreat. This North West Tasmania hotel is located at Smithton, the gateway to visit the abundant attractions the North West Coast, including the magical Tarkine Wilderness. Accommodation facilities include 67 cabin style suites and luxury lakeside self-contained units and apartments.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 10

Sheffield, Launceston

Enjoy a chocolate tour at the House of Anvers. Afterwards, visit the town of Sheffield.

Signature Experience
In Sheffield, enjoy a guided walk around the historic Woolmers Estate and National Rose Garden.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston



    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping ...

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square. There is an onsite Tasmanian cuisine restaurant, The Avenue Grill, and The Terrace Room which offers a High Tea menu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 11

Ross, Launceston

Travel to the historical township of Ross, once the home of a female penitentiary in the 1800s. Travel around the vast Great Lake on your return to Launceston, before enjoying a feature Farewell Dinner and Drink this evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Day 12

Cataract Gorge, Depart Launceston

Discover the unique rock formations of Cataract Gorge, then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Sep. 12*, 26; Oct. 10*, 24*; Nov. 7*, 21*; Dec. 5, 19*

2018: Jan. 2*, 9, 16, 30*; Feb. 6, 13*, 20, 27*; Mar. 6, 13*, 27; Apr. 10*, 24; May 8*, 22.

* Indicates Guaranteed Departures

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Tasmania
  • Travel aboard a spacious coach with a maximum of 40 guests
  • Dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Optional excursions & touring that are available for purchase on tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals & beverages not indicated
  • International and doestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Seasonal surcharges will apply.  Limited seats and subject to availability.  Single supplements are available on request.  Single guests who are willing to share a room with a fellow traveller (same gender and non smoking) are eligible for twin share rates, ask your Goway Agent for details on the ‘Twin Share Guarantee’ option

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22 May 2018
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