Royal Tasman

Introduction

Discover the untamed beauty of Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness. Savoring the delights of delicious gourmet food and fine wines while you journey on this fully escorted coach tour through the highlights of Tasmania. Highlights include Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, Hobart, Russell Falls, and Gordon River.

What's included

  • Included sightseeing in 20 locations
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
  • Expert local guides in select locations
  • 11 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Finest dining - a total of 22 meals

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Launceston

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.

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.

Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

Daily :
Dinner

DAY 2 Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Natureworld, Freycinet National Park

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Natureworld, Freycinet National Park
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Visit East Coast Natureworld and meet a rare Tasmanian devil.

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).

Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

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 breathtaking 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.

Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn, overlooking the historic site

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 4 Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining
Tonight, choose to dine at one of three restaurants.

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.

Stay: Two Nights: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, harbour view room

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAy 5 Hobart, Salamanca Market

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.

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.

Daily :
Breakfast

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.

Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 7 Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain

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.

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?

Stay: Two Nights, Cradle Mountain, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 8 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake

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 TO CHOOSE™ – 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.

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

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 9 Stanley, The Nut, Tarkine, Smithton

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This evening, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner.

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.

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

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

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.

Stay: Two Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 11 Cataract Gorge, Josef Chromy, Entally House, Launceston, Farewell Dinner

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.

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.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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.

Daily :
Breakfast

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