Perfect Tasmania Trafalgar Tours

Perfect Tasmania

Colonial era buildings, the call of cockatoos, lovely vineyards, working cheese farms, majestic mountains and tranquil bays are part of the allure you 'll discover on this Perfect Tasmania, 12 Day Perfect Tasmania tour. Travel from Hobart to Strahan, visiting Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Freycinet, Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur with immersive tours and local guides making sure you see it all throughout this gorgeous journey.

Tasmania is a multi-faceted region. From dairies to vineyards, an early 19th century penal colony, breathtaking scenery, fascinating wildlife, botanical gardens, drams of whiskey and flavorful cheeses, explore it all. Meander through the historic Salamanca sandstone warehouses, once a whaling industry hub and today housing a variety of vibrant market stalls offering Tasmanian arts and crafts. Delve into the Town of Murals, Sheffield. Make your way through historic mining towns Rosebery and Tullah. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Australia's largest privately funded museum. Cruise around historice Isle of the Dead and enjoy a guided tour of Port Arthur's infamous prison. Witness the monumental sculpture, Wall in the Wilderness. Visit UNESCO-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Tour a vineyard accompanied by a tasting and lunch. Throughout this captivating vacation you'll be checking items off your bucket list.


12 Daysfr. $4,580

  • CITY TOUR in Hobart
  • VIEW Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • SEE historic Ross Bridge
  • CRUISE on Wineglass Bay
  • SAIL on Gordon River
  • VISIT Russell Falls
  • EXPLORE Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site
  • WITNESS Cradle Mountain and Cataract Gorge
  • CONTRIBUTE sightings of wildlife on Freycinet Peninsula cruise, to assist the monitoring of marine mammals and birdlife
  • JOIN custodians of Shene Estate & Distillery, learn about this iconic colonial property over morning tea and treats
  • SEE the Wall in the Wilderness at Lake St. Clair
  • DELVE INTO Tasmania's convict history on Sarah Island
  • CRUISE around the Isle of the Dead
  • GUIDED WALK of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Hellyer's Road Whisky Distillery
  • GUIDED TOUR Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • TOUR GUIDE in Wineglass Bay
  • GUIDED SIGHTSEEING Port Arthur Historic Site
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • GUIDED TOUR Josef Chromy Wines
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
11 Breakfasts, 1 Tea, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart in Hobart, Australia (2 nights)
  • Strahan Village in Strahan Tasmania, Australia (1 night)
  • Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia (2 nights)
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston in Tasmania, Australia (2 nights)
  • Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania, Australia (2 nights)
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart in Hobart, Australia (3 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE HOBART Location Information Description

Hobart, Australia

Welcome to Hobart, the capital of Australia’s smallest state and the starting point for your adventure (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). Arriving at your hotel opposite Constitution Dock, you’ll soon see how this is the perfect base for your time in Hobart. Ease into the day with a stroll along the mighty Derwent River before it empties into Storm Bay and the Tasman Sea, or keep it close to the hotel with a walk around the docks, taking in the colorful collection of yachts, boats, and fishing trawlers. Also the finishing line for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, its friendly, festive atmosphere is your warm ‘Tassie’ welcome.

Tonight, set the scene for the rest of your Australia tour package and join your Travel Director and group for a Welcome Reception designed to treat you to the delicious flavors of Tasmania. Fresh Pacific oysters, catch of the day, and grain-fed beef are on the menu paired with local wines and beer.

Dinner

Grand Chancellor

HOBART Location Information Description

Hobart, Australia

Today kicks off with a feast for the senses as you graze your way through the sights, sounds, and flavours of Hobart’s Salamanca Market, hearing about its history and discovering the best spots to sample cheeses, pickles, oysters, truffles, cider, and more. You’ll soon see how it’s more than just food as you meander the colourful stalls and potter through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering galleries and innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts. This afternoon your Hobart city tour will show you all the key sights. Stroll through the fragrant and beautifully maintained Royal Botanical Gardens, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, visit historical Battery Point - a maritime village built in 1804 - and stop at Cascade Brewery for the chance to have a walk through the gardens before ending the tour at Mt. Nelson Lookout for panoramic views over the city. You’ll be ready to celebrate your first day of exploring so ask your Travel Director for some recommendations for somewhere to suit your taste and raise a glass to the end of your first day. Cheers!

Breakfast

Grand Chancellor

HOBART - STRAHAN Location Information Description

Hobart, Australia

Your first taste of the dramatic Tasmanian landscapes you’ve been dreaming of come to life today journeying west to Mt. Field National Park to see the magnificent, tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair, Australia’s deepest lake at 160 metres deep. Continuing along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you’ll pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before your final stop today at seaside Strahan. The magnificent Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, is your backdrop this evening from your hotel perched on the hillside.

Location Information Description

Tasmania, Australia

After a big day we’ll relax over dinner at Strahan Village’s View 42 Restaurant and Bar. You’ll want to be hungry as you feast on even more of the fresh, local Tassie seafood such as oysters, prawns, and scallop and avocado salad.

Breakfast, Dinner

Strahan Village

STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN Location Information Description

Tasmania, Australia

Heading to areas of untouched wilderness today, you’ll take in the landscapes from a different view cruising Gordon River with a Local Specialist. Gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by Button-grass tannins. Stop at Sarah Island - chosen as a site for a penal colony because of its isolated location - and gain insights into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history. Stroll among the 3,000-year-old pine used in shipbuilding learning about the flora and fauna from your expert guide. You’ll also see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. Back on land, pass through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah before reaching one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories accommodation nestled in the alpine forest of the sensational national park.

End the day of your Tasmania tour with a tasting of local beer and wine, relax by the fire, stroll the wilderness boardwalk, or explore the hotel’s own gallery featuring Tasmanian artists showcasing the Cradle Mountain wilderness and Tasmanian stories.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cradle Mountain

CRADLE MOUNTAIN SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Tasmania, Australia

You’ll want to rise early and make the most of every minute of this active day discovering the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park - one of Australia’s most famous national parks protecting this glaciated landscape’s flora and fauna. Visit the Waldheim Chalet for insights into the early history of the area, learning how after summiting the peak, Gustav Weindorfer and his wife Kate found the area so magnificent that they built the Waldheim (“home in the forest”) Chalet for tourists to stay and enjoy its beauty. Take a boardwalk stroll with your Travel Director on the shores of Dove Lake beneath the towering, jagged peaks of Cradle Mountain. On a clear day you may spot the dolerite peak, as well as Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas, and pademelons grazing along the way.

Not done yet? You could choose to end the day learning about some of the wilder residents like the iconic Tasmanian devil. Or, enjoy animal spotting at dusk on Cradle Mountain viewing nocturnal mammals and marsupials including wallabies, wombats, and possums in their native habitat.

Breakfast, Dinner

Cradle Mountain

CRADLE MOUNTAIN - LAUNCESTON Location Information Description

Launceston, Australia

Indulge the foodie within on today’s adventures. Starting strong and sensory, go behind the scenes at Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie, home to one of Australia's best single malt distilled whiskies. See what’s distilling, learn how to taste with one of the resident experts, and even choose to pour and wax seal your very own bottle to take home. Today’s highlight on your Tasmania tour is sure to be an insider's look at rural life as we head east to Mount Gnomon Farm. Connect with Locals at this Be My Guest experience which supports owner, passionate fifth-generation farmer, Guy. Hear his story during this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you explore his apple orchard and gardens before sitting down to a delicious farm-to-fork lunch paired with his own cider. After a quick stop in Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals,’ call in at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm joining a Local Specialist to sample cheeses including cheddar, blue, and English country. No doubt full and satisfied after another incredible day, your home for tonight is the historic city of Launceston.

Breakfast, Lunch

Grand Chancellor

LAUNCESTON SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Launceston, Australia

Culture, wildlife, and history combine this morning in the wilderness of Launceston's Cataract Gorge. You’ll be welcomed by an Aboriginal Elder and Local Specialist who’ll show you around the gorge explaining the flora and fauna as well as the significance the gorge played in their history, proudly a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A tasty lesson in Tasmanian wine history awaits at our next stop, Josef Chromy. Settle in for a delicious tasting including Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay before sitting down to tasty meat and cheese platters and your main course paired with Pepik Pinot Noire. You’ll quickly understand why this winery with its English gardens, picturesque lake and vineyard views is known as one of Tasmania’s prettiest settings. If you can pull yourself away from the award-winning wines, the afternoon is free for you to explore even more of Launceston or opt for an optional cruise on the Tamar River halfway up to the gorge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Grand Chancellor

LAUNCESTON - FREYCINET Location Information Description

Freycinet N.P., Australia

The floral undertones will linger long after your decadent, sensory experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. On your tour of the farm with a Local Specialist, you’ll discover they produce one of the only single flower honeys in the world and watch the oil being extracted in the distillery—a traditional process from the 1920s which pays tribute to the farm’s beginnings starting with a packet of seeds from southern France. Stroll the sprawling purple fields, homemade lavender ice cream in hand, and have a look at the vintage memorabilia in the Old Tractor Shed. Continue your Australia tour package to Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site and spend lunchtime in St. Helens before following the picturesque east coast to settle in at Freycinet Lodge. Perched on a cliff and overlooking Coles Bay, it’s the perfect spot to sip drinks on the balcony as the sun goes down.

Breakfast, Dinner

Freycinet Lodge

DISCOVER THE BAYS OF FREYCINET Location Information Description

Freycinet N.P., Australia

Start the day with a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with views of brilliant blue water and golden beaches. Make sure your camera is charged for today’s highlight, the best of stunning Freycinet Peninsula on a four-hour boat trip with lunch. Your Local Specialist will share their in-depth knowledge as you cruise along gentle shores of Coles Bay past waterfalls, sea caves, towering pink granite cliffs, and through the inner passage of remote Schouten Island - home to penguins and short tailed shearwaters - to the main event of Wineglass Bay, a crescent of dazzling white sand where you’ll anchor for a ploughman's lunch. Keep your eyes peeled, these pristine waters are home to diverse wildlife including sea eagles, pods of bow-surfing dolphins, fur seals sunbathing on the rocky coast and even migrating humpback and Southern Right whales. Know that your visit a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, will help protect the area's wildlife. After taking in the scenery by sea, why not take a walk along the beach in front of your resort before ending another incredible day with a tasty BBQ.

After taking in the scenery by sea, why not take a walk along the beach in front of your resort before ending another incredible day with a tasty BBQ.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Freycinet Lodge

FREYCINET - HOBART Location Information Description

Freycinet N.P., Australia

This morning you’ll journey west and down through the Midlands stopping for morning tea in the pretty riverside town of Ross. Renowned for being the finest 19th-century village in Australia, you’ll fall in love with its cobbled pathways, elm-lined streets and moreish scallop pies.

Location Information Description

Hobart, Australia

Returning to Hobart, you’ll visit Oatlands on the shores of Lake Dulverton, for a bite to eat. After so many incredible landscapes across Tasmania, this afternoon you’ll join us in a sustainability programme that allows you to give back to the local community by helping volunteers pot native plants and count seeds at not-for-profit Understory Nursery at the foot of Mt Wellington. Feel good knowing that you’re helping this nursery’s mission to encourage locals to plant natives in their gardens to support the local habitat as well as supply plants for regrowth areas at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It’s a “get your hands dirty” experience that’s a lot of fun and will fuel your passion to preserve these beautiful places and one of our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences.

Breakfast

Grand Chancellor

Location Information Description

Port Arthur/Australia, Australia

Today you’ll Dive Into Culture exploring the historical side of Tassie at Port Arthur with a Local Specialist. Begin by crossing Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoying a cruise of the harbour around the Isle of the Dead before a fascinating guided walk through the ruins, including the cathedral and cells of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. Learn the evolution of this storied place from its beginnings as a small timber station to a penal settlement where some convicts contributed to shipbuilding to the renaming of “Carnarvon” in the 1880s.

Location Information Description

Hobart, Australia

On the drive back to Hobart, see rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas and natural rock formations of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, and the Blowhole. Soak in the views surrounded by swirls of water and clouds of spray reminding you of the power of nature to create this wild landscape.

Breakfast

Grand Chancellor

HOBART Location Information Description

Tasmania, Australia

Today is yours to explore more of Australia’s southern-most capital or go further afield to its wilder surroundings. You could choose an Optional Experience day trip to Bruny Island and take in Australia’s highest sea cliffs and craggy formations by boat. A proper adventure and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock,’ enter deep sea caves, and pass through the narrow passage feeling the power of nature at the very point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Don’t forget to join in the search for seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. Or, visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Australia’s largest, privately funded gallery that will dazzle you with experimental art and sensory experiences in its ever-evolving exhibits.

As your epic encounter with Tassie comes to an end, join your fellow travellers at a seafood feast Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's popular restaurants, Mures Upper Deck overlooking Constitution Dock, the perfect way to toast your time in perfect Tasmania.

Breakfast, Dinner

Grand Chancellor

DEPART HOBART Location Information Description

Hobart, Australia

This morning after breakfast, say farewell to your newfound friends as your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jan 21, 2022
$4,580.00
Fri, Jan 21, 2022 – Wait-list
$4,580.00
Fri, Feb 11, 2022
$4,580.00
Fri, Feb 11, 2022
$4,580.00
Fri, Mar 04, 2022
$4,580.00
Fri, Mar 04, 2022
$4,580.00
Fri, Mar 25, 2022
$4,580.00
Fri, Apr 15, 2022
$5,535.00
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
$5,535.00
Fri, Oct 14, 2022
$5,535.00
Fri, Nov 11, 2022
$5,535.00
Fri, Dec 09, 2022
$5,535.00
Fri, Dec 30, 2022
$5,535.00
Fri, Jan 20, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Feb 10, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Mar 03, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Mar 24, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Apr 14, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Sep 15, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Oct 13, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Nov 10, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Dec 08, 2023
$5,535.00
Fri, Jan 19, 2024
$5,535.00
Fri, Feb 09, 2024
$5,535.00
Fri, Mar 01, 2024
$5,535.00
Fri, Mar 22, 2024
$5,535.00

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