• Pricing From $6,695
  • Single Supplement FREE*
  • From Launceston
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 29 Nov 2022
  • Returns 6 Dec 2022

Bill Peach Journeys presents a summer 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 two 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 Richmond, the pretty village of New Norfolk and Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Stay three nights at the award-winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, this Sojourn is simply delightful!

Highlights

  • Spend three nights at the award-winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel
  • Stay two 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
  • Travel along Tasmania’s famed Heritage Highway, steeped in colonial history with cobbled roads, stone bridges and convict-built buildings
  • Touring of picturesque Richmond, the Coal River Valley, New Norfolk 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 HT2200*
Departs 29 Nov 2022
Returns 06 Dec 2022
Price From $6,695
Single Supplement FREE*
Day 1: ARRIVE LAUNCESTON

Your journey begins 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 visit Woolmers Estate discovering the homestead’s 200 year history and its National Rose Garden. After a sumptuous lunch and wine tasting at the acclaimed Josef Chromy Estate, we enjoy a tour of 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 Campbell Town museum, before continuing along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway, including a stop in the quaint colonial town of Oatlands with its distinctive Georgianera windmill. 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

Visit the Port Arthur Lavender Farm after breakfast, a true feast for all the senses. Next, we drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur for a walking tour with a private guide. We have access to more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses, including 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, one of vivid history and cultural heritage.

Overnight: Stewarts Bay Lodge

Day 5: PORT ARTHUR - HOBART

Today we transfer to Hobart and visit the famous Salamanca Markets. We continue on to MONA, 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: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

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 functioning gallows. We then visit the newly reopened Cascade Female Factory and 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 will enjoy time to wander the picturesque streets of the heritage village of New Norfolk before sampling the delights of the Hobart region’s produce-rich Coal River Valley. We will savour lunch and local wines at the stunning Frogmore Creek cellar door overlooking the surrounding vineyards and pastures, and taste cheeses at the nearby Coal River farm. On our way back to Hobart, we stop in 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 fascinating landmarks, including Australia’s oldest bridge and the country’s oldest remaining Catholic church.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 8: Depart Hobart

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Hobart Airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, 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 or Hobart to your home port are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to Launceston and from 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 1 kilometre 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.

Please note there are 99 steps upon arrival at Mona. The jetty is not accessible for mobility aids (wheelchairs, walking frames, scooters).

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.