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

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,611

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$ 4,611

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Day 1

Arrive Launceston

Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Explore the city on a guided tour and then enjoy your selected activity. Later, delight in a Welcome Dinner and Drink with fellow APT travellers.

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World, or see the elusive inhabitants of Platypus House. Alternatively, visit the historic James Boag's Brewery or enjoy a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Peppers Silo Hotel

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    Peppers Silo Hotel



    Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel. Dating back to the 1960's, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated ...

    Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel. Dating back to the 1960's, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated 9 storey hotel providing a unique place to stay in Launceston.
    Designed within the original silos and the new North tower are beautifully appointed modern hotel rooms with all of the modern amenities. Plush interiors are decorated with earthy tones to compliment the surrounds and offer in-room Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Foxtel channels, mini bar and guest ensuite. Taking in sweeping views over the meandering river, the Gorge River Rooms and Premier Suites boast private balconies where you can soak in Launceston's natural ambience.
    Overlooking nearby Seaport, Royal Park, the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge, guests are centrally placed to walk from this Launceston hotel to the city centre, with public transport a mere five-minute stroll away across the footbridge, linking Seaport and Kings Wharf together. Should you require assistance our tour desk operators can recommend the best attractions to visit during your stay.

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Day 2

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, East Coast Natureworld, Freycinet National Park

Travel through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. Traverse Weldborough Pass before continuing to Freycinet National Park. Tonight, savour an exclusive Gourmet BBQ overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).

Signature Experience
At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.

Signature Experience
Visit East Coast Natureworld and meet a rare Tasmanian devil.

Signature Experience
Enjoy a guided walk along Cape Tourville in Freycinet National Park, admiring the stunning coastal scenery.

Meal Plan Breakfast and 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

This morning, explore nature's garden in Freycinet National Park, abundant with rugged natural landscapes and pristine sandy beaches. Perhaps enjoy a hike to Wineglass Bay lookout before continuing to Ross and Richmond. Spend time exploring these charming heritage towns. Afterwards, take in dramatic coastal scenes from the narrow peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck as you travel into Tasman National Park. Here you'll see rock formations including the Tessellated Pavement, and Tasman Arch. For an additional cost, you have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic flight over Freycinet. If you're looking for the ultimate way to see the wonders of Freycinet National Park, this breath-taking scenic flight is for you. From the comfort of your aircraft, you'll feel at one with nature as you soar high over the dazzling coastline and azure waters of Wineglass Bay.

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
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 4

Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia's most notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. Then cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried there. Later, arrive in Hobart and visit the city's charming Botanical Gardens.

Freedom of Choice Dining
Tonight, choose to dine at one of four restaurants.

Meal Plan Breakfast and 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, Salamanca Market

This morning, explore the vibrant Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, select your preferred activity before spending the remainder of your day at leisure. For an additional cost, choose to do the Bruny Island Adventure Cruise. Explore the treasures of South Bruny National Park during an exhilarating adventure cruise.

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
You may like to walk among the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk or explore the acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art. Alternatively, take a fun tour looking at the history of alcohol in Hobart, or perhaps enjoy a historical walking tour.

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Day 6

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

Discover the magic of Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, then continue to the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Visit The Wall in the Wilderness, before travelling via the mining town of Queenstown to Strahan. Enjoy dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar tonight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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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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    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain

Enjoy a Gordon River Cruise this morning. From Strahan, set off by coach for the remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. With two nights staying at Cradle Mountain you can upgrade your stay. If you're celebrating a special occasion while you're in Tasmania, or just feel like treating yourself to something indulgent, why not upgrade to a Spa Suite at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge?

Signature Experience
After breakfast, board the luxurious Spirit of the Wild for a cruise along the secluded wilderness highway, the Gordon River. From the comfort of the Captain's Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stop at Heritage Landing for a rainforest walk. Back on board, you'll be treated to a lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania's World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Cruise past Hells Gates then return to Strahan.

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

Today set out to explore Dove Lake, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.

Signature Experience
Explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Waldheim Chalet and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or learn about the flora and fauna of the region during a walk with a naturalist guide. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Stanley, The Nut, Tarkine, Smithton

Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Enjoy a day of exciting inclusions.

Signature Experience
Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea, including Tasmanian wine and cake made with locally produced honey.

Signature Experience
This evening, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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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

House of Anvers, Sheffield, Launceston

Today you will travel along the northern coastline to Devonport, where you'll visit the House of Anvers. Here, expect plenty of tasting opportunities during a special chocolate tour and sampling with Tasmania's famous confectioners. The afternoon then takes you inland to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for the striking murals that adorn the town's buildings, among other quaint constructions and artworks.

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Duration2 Nights
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Peppers Silo Hotel

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    Peppers Silo Hotel



    Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel. Dating back to the 1960's, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated ...

    Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel. Dating back to the 1960's, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated 9 storey hotel providing a unique place to stay in Launceston.
    Designed within the original silos and the new North tower are beautifully appointed modern hotel rooms with all of the modern amenities. Plush interiors are decorated with earthy tones to compliment the surrounds and offer in-room Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Foxtel channels, mini bar and guest ensuite. Taking in sweeping views over the meandering river, the Gorge River Rooms and Premier Suites boast private balconies where you can soak in Launceston's natural ambience.
    Overlooking nearby Seaport, Royal Park, the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge, guests are centrally placed to walk from this Launceston hotel to the city centre, with public transport a mere five-minute stroll away across the footbridge, linking Seaport and Kings Wharf together. Should you require assistance our tour desk operators can recommend the best attractions to visit during your stay.

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Day 11

Cataract Gorge, Josef Chromy, Entally House, Launceston, Farewell Dinner

This morning you will travel to Cataract Gorge, a unique natural rock formation on the outskirts of the city. Follow the path along the river to explore the geological wonders and soak up the fresh Tasmanian air. Enjoy an afternoon of Signature Experiences before a Farewell Dinner and drink with your fellow travellers this evening.

Signature Experience
Enjoy a visit to Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating local grapes. Here you'll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and have the chance to sample some of the winery's finest drops.

Signature Experience
Visit Entally House, an enchanting historic homestead surrounded by splendid gardens. The house contains a magnificent collection of regency furniture and fine silver and its outbuildings include a chapel, coach house, stables and Australia's oldest conservatory.

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Day 12

Depart Launceston

Spend your final morning in Tasmania at leisure before bidding a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: May 8*, 22; Sep 11*, 25; Oct 9*, 23; Nov 6*, 20; Dec 4, 18*.

2019: Jan 1, 8*, 15, 29*; Feb 5, 12*, 26; Mar 5*, 19; Apr 2*, 16, 23; May 7,21.

* 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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