• Pricing From $6,695 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Launceston
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 23 Nov 2021
  • Returns 30 Nov 2021

Bill Peach Journeys presents a springtime getaway exploring the spectacular scenery of the eastern coast of Tasmania. Blessed with endless natural beauty and colourful towns that capture the heritage and history of the island, Tasmania is the perfect place for a luxury retreat. The tour commences in picturesque Launceston, set on the Tamar River. We will discover World Heritage Listed Brickendon, Woolmers Estate and Gardens, Franklin House and historic Campbell Town before relaxing in the tranquil serenity of Stewarts Bay Lodge, set on 9 hectares of waterfront property for 3 nights. A highlight will be our exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur including a cruise of its waterways. There will also be touring of Hobart including Salamanca Markets, MONA, the Convict Penitentiary and Runnymede National Trust House & Gardens. We explore the charming village of Richmond, Cygnet and the fertile Huon Valley. Culminating with 2 nights at the award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel.

Highlights

  • Spend 2 nights at the award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel
  • Stay 3 nights at Stewarts Bay Lodge, magnificently set on the serene Tasman Peninsula
  • Take a fascinating tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Port Arthur, including a cruise
  • Touring of Hobart including the Hobart Convict Penitentiary and National Trust’s Runnymede
  • Explore World Heritage Listed Brickendon, Franklin House, historic Campbell Town and Woolmers Estate including the National Rose Garden
  • Private tour at the Coast House, magnificently set on the Beaupre Point Peninsula
  • Touring of the Huon Valley, Cygnet, picturesque Richmond and Port Arthur Lavender Farm
  • Visit MONA, Australia’s most contemporary art gallery
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code HT2100*
Departs 23 Nov 2021
Returns 30 Nov 2021
Price From $6,692 pp
Single Supplement FREE*
Day 1: ARRIVE LAUNCESTON

Your journey begins today in Launceston where you will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation, Peppers Silo Hotel, located on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River. Tonight’s welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Peppers Silo Hotel or similar

Day 2: GARDENS OF LAUNCESTON

We begin the day’s touring at Brickendon, a World Heritage Listed colonial farm village owned and farmed by the same family for over 170 years. We will lunch at Woolmers Estate discovering the homestead’s 200 year history and its National Rose Garden. After wine tasting at the acclaimed Josef Chromy, we enjoy afternoon tea at Franklin House before returning to Launceston. Tonight’s dinner will celebrate the region’s best produce at Stillwater, one of Tasmania’s most awarded restaurants.

Overnight: Peppers Silo Hotel or similar

Day 3: Launceston - Stewarts Bay Lodge

We visit Campbell Town this morning known for its Convict Brick Trail. We also visit the Red Bridge and Museum. After lunch with a view, we enjoy afternoon tea at Kates Berry farm. Transfer this afternoon to Stewarts Bay Lodge, which is nestled between a beautiful beach, a forest, the calming ocean and a world heritage listed national park on the Tasman Peninsula.

Overnight: Stewarts Bay Lodge

Day 4: PORT ARTHUR

After breakfast at the lodge, we visit the Port Arthur Lavender Farm, a true feast for all the senses. Next, we drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur for an introductory historical walking tour with our own private expert guide. We have access to more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses, including the Convict Water Supply Trail, the new dockyard and the Coal Mines Historic Site at Saltwater River. To gain another perspective of this incredible site, we will also cruise around serene Carnarvon Bay, taking in the architecture and ruins of this former convict settlement, the sombre history starkly contrasting with the beauty of the surrounding area.

Overnight: Stewarts Bay Lodge

Day 5: PORT ARTHUR - HOBART

Today we transfer to Hobart and visit the famous Salamanca Markets. We continue on to The Museum of Old and New Art, the largest privately funded museum in Australia, established within the Moorilla Winery on the Berriedale Peninsula. Explore the unconventional yet fascinating museum at leisure before cruising back to Hobart.

Overnight: Stewarts Bay Lodge

Day 6: HISTORIC HOBART

Following breakfast, we embark on a historic tour of Hobart including the Hobart Convict Penitentiary, which is home to incredible stories of crime and punishment in Van Diemen’s Land, with courtrooms and underground tunnels, a chapel, solitary cells and still-working gallows. We then visit Runnymede, a beautifully preserved whaling captain’s house and gardens listed on the National Trust.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 7: Huon Valley

This morning we visit the charming town of Richmond, rich in history and architecture, it was once an important convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur. Today, it is known for housing fascinating landmarks, including Australia’s oldest bridge completed in 1825 and Australia’s oldest remaining Catholic church, St. John’s, built in 1836. After wine tasting at Kate Hill Wines, we enjoy lunch at Home Hill Wines. After lunch we tour Cygnet, a picturesque town set in the centre of the fruit growing Huon Valley. Our day ends with a visit to the award-winning architectural wonder, Coast House, a boutique property set on its own spectacular private peninsula on the Huon River.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 8: Depart Hobart

After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to Hobart airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of an enchanting and historic Sojourn in Tasmania.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening. Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Launceston are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Launceston/Hobart, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Launceston/Hobart, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.