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Luxury Food & Wine Trip | Tasmania Gourmet Sampler + Reef & Rainforest

12 Days Tasmania Gourmet Sampler + Reef & Rainforest from $7,775*

Highlights & Inclusions:
  • 12 Days/ 10 Nights, Australia
  • Free and Independent Travel (Not a Group Tour)
  • Fully Customizable to Your Needs
  • 5-Star Accommodation: Melbourne (1 Night), Hobart (3), Freycinet (1), Launceston (1), Port Douglas (4)
  • Australian Domestic Flights: Melbourne to Hobart, Launceston to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Tours Included:
    • 6 Day Private Gourmet Tour of Tasmania
      • Knowledgeable and friendly local guide
      • 5 Lunches, 5 Breakfasts
      • Transportation in private vehicle throughout Tasmania
      • MONA, Moorilla & Lunch at the Source
      • Deep Cut Crystal Tour
      • Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees
      • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
      • Tasmanian Seafood Seduction Cruise (Shared)
      • Joseph Chromy Sparkling Wine Experience
      • Food & Wine Tastings
      • Bruny Island, Berry Farm, Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Cataract Gorge & More
  • Private Car Transfers – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return)
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles. Not Included, please inquire for current sale pricing.
  • US Domestic Flights: Are not included, but can be included on request.

To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)

Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates April 1, 2020 – March 30, 2021

Published Price Reflects Departure Dates: Select Dates April 25 – June 18,2020 & January 25 – March 18, 2021.

Booking Code: LH-TW1

Deal Expires March 27, 2020

Trip Details

Do you remember your last wine tasting on vacation?

You planned ahead, researched a few wineries, booked a flight and made it to your destination ready to relax with a glass of wine.

But your work didn’t end there. Next, you stood in your hotel lobby, double checking tour recommendations, opening hours and prices. Not to mention places to eat along the way. Then you had to orchestrate a way to actually get to wine country, whether it was navigating unfamiliar public transportation or figuring out how to rent a car. It all felt like a total shot in the dark!

That’s where we come in. We know where to send you and how to get you there, worry free. From start to finish, we put the pieces together and put the wheels in motion; all you need to do is enjoy the ride.

We’ve put together the perfect luxury package for those who want their vacation stress free in the heart of Australia’s most pristine landscapes, premium wine regions and vibrant tropics.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne

Your first day in Australia takes you to Melbourne, one of the world’s top rated destinations for all things food, art and music. And if you need a caffeinated wake-up call after landing, Melbourne’s sensational coffee will dawn on the realization that you’ve never truly tasted coffee until now.

With high rises set against sumptuous parks on the banks of the Yarra River, a closer look into the city reveals a network of walkable cobbled lanes studded with hidden bars, restaurants and boutique shops, delightfully reminiscent of European laneways.

But Melbourne’s scene is on a class all its own. On your free afternoon you might like to discover the city’s best local gems on a guided tour of its secret laneways and historic shopping plazas, often missed by most tourists. By the end of this tour you’ll become a local before the sun even sets on your first night in Australia.

Tasmania

Although just an hour’s flight from Melbourne, most locals have never set foot in Tasmania. Its isolation off Australia’s southern coast has allowed its pristine wilderness and wildlife to remain untouched for years. With the cleanest air in the world, it’s no wonder Tasmanian food and wine flourishes with an impeccable quality.

The untapped world of Tasmania’s gourmet food, wine and natural delights awaits on a boutique 6-day Tasmania tour. Coupled with resplendent accommodations, included food and wine tastings and uniquely “Tassie” experiences, this guided tour promises an exceptional journey in Australia’s island state.

Hobart

You’ll first arrive at Hobart, Tasmania’s harbor capital. Nestled against the clean waterways of the Derwent River, Hobart is primed for

Mona Hobart Tasmania

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

fresh seafood, premium whiskey and exquisite wines. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you on a day of art, food and wine in Hobart’s Moorilla Estate and the internationally renowned Museum of New and Modern Art (Mona). Taste wines from Moorilla’s three distinct series – Praxis, Muse and Cloth Label – and enjoy an indulgent 2-course lunch with matched wines. Receive a packaged bottle of wine from the Muse series to take back home with you.

In 1798, English sailor George Bass remarked that the “stiff close soil” around the Derwent as suited for growing grape vines, now dotted with vineyards, orchards and hop fields. The next day your tour continues through the picturesque Derwent Valley to Mount Field National Park, Tasmania’s first national park.

As Tasmania is one of the world’s major fish suppliers, you’ll be enjoying the freshest seafood imaginable. The next day you’ll cruise out to Bruny Island, a destination of spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce. Taste abalone, oysters, sea urchin and lobster plucked straight from the sea, paired with local wines for a succulent seafood feast. Return for your last evening in Hobart before setting out to the Freycinet Peninsula.

Freycinet

Wineglass Bay credit Jason Charles Hill

Wineglass Bay. Photo: Jason Charles Hill

With nearly 4,000 acres of vineyards, Tasmania is home to some of the richest wines on the planet. Your next day takes you to Tasmania’s white sand and lichen-speckled east coast, through coastal towns and cellar doors showcasing Tasmania’s best cool-climate wines. Stop at award-winning Bream Creek vineyard at Marion Bay to taste exceptional Pinot Noir and Sparkling.

After wine tastings and lunch, explore the ancient bushland atop the pink granite peaks of Freycinet National Park, edged by bays with sparkling turquoise waters. Embark on the rewarding hike to Wineglass Bay lookout for arresting views over one of the world’s top rated beaches.

Tamar Valley

It’s your final full day of your Tasmania tour, and we’ve saved the best for last. Blending together the romance of riverfront vineyards, historic towns and outstanding local produce, Tamar Valley awaits to share its fruits as Tasmania’s premier wine region.

Your journey sampling Tasmania’s food, wine and wilderness ends in Launceston, a city perfectly capturing the region’s natural beauty, historic splendor and a passion for only the best of Tasmania’s culinary delights. After this indulgent trail you’ll head back to mainland Australia for a relaxing getaway in the tropics.

Port Douglas

Affectionately called “Port” by the locals, Port Douglas is where Australians escape for a retreat in tropical seclusion. Hidden beneath an endless canopy of palm trees, the tropical lifestyle of Port Douglas is all about the verdant Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy 4 nights in a gorgeous bungalow nestled within the tropical rainforest. With guided wildlife and nature walks, buggy transfers and direct beach access included, you just might never leave your resort.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

But with the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest at your doorstep, exploring these treasures with optional tours is a must.

After breathing in the pristine Tasmanian air, tasting fine Australian wines and rejuvenating in the world’s most unique tropical destinations, you’ll wonder if any other vacation will surpass this experience.

And if you want to see more of Australia, we can customize this trip itinerary to include more of what you want to see, or less of what you don’t. An extra few nights in Sydney or additional tours on your free days might transform your trip into a dream vacation.

As your experts in Australia travel, we’ll create the perfect trip with your unique interests and style in mind. Contact us today to start planning your vacation to Australia!

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