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Perfect Tasmania

12 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

Cruise the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay, walk at Cradle Mountain and stop at a cheese farm and vineyard.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Important Note: Departures between 1 Sep 2018-31 Mar 2019 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.
      • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Roam through the untamed wilderness of Tasmania - the gentle trickling water and calls of cuckoos and cockatoos accompanying you as you cruise the spectacular Gordon River and venture forth to see the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay and the pink-hued granite peaks of Tassie's Freycinet coast.


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      11 Nights

      accommodation

      23 Meals
      • 1 morning tea (Be My Guest)

      • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 8 dinners

      • 3 lunches

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Hobart.

        • Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay.

        • View Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, historic Ross Bridge and Cataract Gorge.

        • Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 1 morning tea
          (Be My Guest)

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 8 dinners

        • 3 lunches


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

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      Hobart Free Time and Sightseeing

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      Hobart - Strahan

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      Strahan - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)

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      Cradle Mountain Sightseeing

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      Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights)

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      Launceston Sightseeing

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      Launceston - Freycinet (2 Nights)

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      Freycinet Peninsula Cruise

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      Freycinet - Hobart (2 Nights)

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      Port Arthur Sightseeing

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      Depart Hobart

      Day 1

      Arrive Hobart (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

      Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers today (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm), and begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a Cultural Insight into some of its capital's most interesting attractions. 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 the Derwent River. Get to know your travelling companions tonight at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 2

      Hobart Free Time and Sightseeing Day 2 - Hobart Free Time and Sightseeing

      You'll have free time explore the myriad market stalls of Salamanca Market, and wander through its historic sandstone warehouses. This afternoon your choice of sightseeing: join a walking tour with a local guide for an insight into Hobart's history, people and places; explore the Mawson's Huts Replica Museum or a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the city. This evening is free to dine at one of the local restaurants.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Hobart - Strahan Day 3 - Hobart - Strahan

      Join your Travel Director this morning for a stroll through lush rainforest to the tiered falls of picturesque Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair before travelling on to see a Cultural Insight, The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Continue through the rainforest, passing through the eerie moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown. Your final destination today is coastal Strahan: enjoy views of peaceful Macquarie Harbour from your hotel perched on a hillside.

      Hotel

      Strahan Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Strahan Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 4

      Strahan - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights) Day 4 - Strahan - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)

      A highlight today is your cruise on the spectacular Gordon River. You'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters: stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for a Cultural Insight into a relic of Tasmania's lesser-known 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 as you make your way to your hotel.

      Hotel

      Cradle Mountain Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Cradle Mountain Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 5

      Cradle Mountain Sightseeing Day 5 - Cradle Mountain Sightseeing

      This morning, explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park with a Local Specialist. Then join your Travel Director for a guided walk in the National Park and 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights) Day 6 - Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights)

      Begin your day with a visit to Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk with a Local Specialist, then on to quirky Sheffield, the 'Town of Murals'. 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

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Launceston Sightseeing Day 7 - Launceston Sightseeing

      This morning, after visiting Launceston's magnificent Cataract Gorge, take a scenic drive to Josef Chromy Wines in the Tamar Valley for a Regional Meal lunch and wine-tasting. This afternoon is free for you to relax or further explore Launceston and surrounds at your leisure. You may like to take an Optional Experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River, or a tour of the historic James Boag Brewery.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Launceston - Freycinet (2 Nights) Day 8 - Launceston - Freycinet (2 Nights)

      Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Learn about the history of the estate and treat yourself to some of its famous lavender ice-cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. This afternoon follow the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Freycinet Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Freycinet Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Freycinet Peninsula Cruise Day 9 - Freycinet Peninsula Cruise

      Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay today on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a Local Specialist. 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, you'll have the chance to absorb the beauty of the National Park while enjoying a gourmet ploughman's lunch. Later take a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with stunning views of brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

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      Freycinet - Hobart (2 Nights) Day 10 - Freycinet - Hobart (2 Nights)

      Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia. As you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, pause at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a Be My Guest walking tour of the property's stunning colonial-era buildings, and a morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private residence. 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

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Port Arthur Sightseeing Day 11 - Port Arthur Sightseeing

      Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison with a Local Specialist. 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 fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's finest restaurants.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Depart Hobart Day 12 - Depart Hobart

      Your Tasmanian adventure comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodations
        Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain Situated on the border of the remote Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, this Authentic Accommodation offers you incredible views of Tasmania's alpine wilderness. Nature lovers can also explore the walking paths and discover native wildlife, including wallabies and wombats.

      • Be My Guest
        Join the Kernkes, the custodians of Shene Estate, to learn about this iconic colonial property and enjoy morning tea filled with homemade treats

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit the Wall in the Wilderness where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved into a collection of panels commemorating the area's past and present. Explore Tasmania's convict history on Sarah Island

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Freycinet Peninsula and Port Arthur.

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Hobart.

        • Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay.

        • View Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, historic Ross Bridge and Cataract Gorge.

        • Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 1 morning tea
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        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 8 dinners

        • 3 lunches


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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 5 Reviews

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        Our tour guide and bus driver were both gems! The locations were a well balanced mix of nature, history, and luxury locations to suite all tastes. The trip was wonderful and very relaxing.

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        Service rating : My trip to Tasmania was truly Perfect! The places we went and things we saw were amazing. Our director Carolyn was really knowledgeable, spoke well and is a very caring person. She did so much to make our tour enjoyable, I can't praise her enough. Our bus driver Darrell also

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        Service rating : We really had a wonderful time and our guide was excellent. We could not have a better person to guide us. Tasmania is so beautiful and so unique. We are so lucky. Wonderful sites, animals so different, World Heritage Site and all.Product : All tours were very informative.

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        I won't be leaving any other comments or ratings because I filled out the form at end of tour. Thank you. everything was lovely.

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        Service rating : Went through Travel Agent, she was great as usual!Product : Tour highlights included Tasmanian Devils at Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay cruise, Winery Lunch, Penguin Adventure, Shene Estate, and Port Arthur. New coach was great and outstanding driver. Downside is Tour Director

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