7 Day Victoria's Hidden Gems

Inspiring Journeys Small Group Tour starting in Melbourne and finishing in Melbourne

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Inspiring Journeys's 7 Day Victoria's Hidden Gems. Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, sandstone peaks and the Twelve Apostles that stand imposingly along the spectacular coastline. From trendy...read more
Overview
Operator: Inspiring Journeys
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Inspiring Journey
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 7 Days
From: Melbourne to Melbourne
Tour Code: IJVIC
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 4,170
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 220
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Welcome to Melbourne
Admire the style and spirit of Victoria’s capital. This evening, join your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés before boarding the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant to trundle through the glittering city streets. (D) Stay: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
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Melbourne – Daylesford
View the city’s impressive skyline over breakfast on the 35th floor restaurant of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Return to earth and begin your exploration of Melbourne’s wide avenues, charming arcades and trendy street art in the company of a local expert. Indulge in the Melbournian tradition of morning tea before enjoying lunch at your leisure. We head for the eclectic spa town of Daylesford, then relax in the healing waters of the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Tonight enjoy dinner in the award-winning restaurant, The Argus. (D) Stay: Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel
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Daylesford – Dunkeld
A leisurely start to the day could see you enjoy a stroll through the enchanting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Your first stop today is Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm for morning tea. Drip syrupy lavender honey over freshly baked scones before heading to Creswick Woollen Mills, for an exclusive guided tour. Continue on to the historic town of Clunes admiring beautifully preserved Victorian architecture. Grab a spot of lunch at one of the cafés or the country pub, the National Hotel. En route to Dunkeld, visit the Eureka Centre, where the original Stockade flag is housed to gain insights into the birth of Australian democracy. Settle in to the picturesque surrounds of the Southern Grampians this evening. Your dinner at the hotel is made with fresh local ingredients and available produce growing in the extensive kitchen garden. (D) Stay: Royal Mail Hotel
4
Dunkeld – Warrnambool
After breakfast, you’re invited to join the ground’s gardener for a guided walk through the hotel’s kitchen garden. Then head to Halls Gap and the Brambuk Cultural Centre. Witness a Welcome to Country ceremony and then the local Gariwerd, Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people will teach you how to throw a boomerang and gather local bush tucker for sampling. Admire the views over the Grampians Mountain range before heading down the mountain to coastal Warrnambool. This evening, discover the maritime history of the region during a Sound and Light Show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. (D) Stay: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
5
Warrnambool – Lorne
Enjoy a leisurely morning, preparing for one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives later today. Golden beaches stretch endlessly along the route. Wind through lush forests and stop to admire highlights including the Bay of Islands, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles. The crisp sea air provides a refreshing backdrop for a lunch stop in the seaside town of Port Campbell or consider an optional experience helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles. Stop in quaint Apollo Bay before arriving in the seaside village of Lorne late afternoon. Stay: Cumberland Resort
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Lorne – Mornington Peninsula
The last leg of the Great Ocean Road brings us to the surf capital of Torquay, where you’ll learn about Australia’s beloved surf culture before continuing to the Bellarine Peninsula. Indulge in a Local Dining Experience lunch and wine tasting at the award-winning Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Appetites quelled, board a ferry to Queenscliff and Green Olive Farm. This evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner together at Linden Tree Restaurant. (D) Stay: Jackalope Hotel
7
Mornington Peninsula – Farewell from Melbourne
The aroma of coffee beans beckon as you head back to Melbourne after breakfast. As this Inspiring Journey nears its end, venture into the hallowed grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Later, enjoy a Celebration Lunch with newfound friends after an epic adventure through the diverse landscapes and lifestyles of Victoria. For now, all that’s left to say is a fond farewell till next time. (L)
Inspiring Journeys Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • The eclectic town of Daylesford, with antique shops, bazaars and cottage industries
  • The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Melbourne’s vibrant laneways and arcades
  • Green Olive Farm at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula
  • Visit Creswick Woollen Mills, the last coloured woollen spinning mill in Australia
  • Call in at the high-tech Eureka Centre in Ballarat
  • Experience a Welcome to Country ceremony in the Grampians
  • Browse the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay
  • Indulge in a relaxing mineral bath at the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
  • On a scenic coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road
Trip Inclusions
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel in luxury coach with a small group of up to 20 like-minded travellers
  • Expert Travel Director and/or Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 6 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Local Dining Experience
  • 1 Celebration Lunch
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1: flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Melbourne Airport
  • Day 7: flights to depart after 5.00pm (domestic) or 7.00pm (international) from Melbourne Airport
Activity Level
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
Inspiring Journeys
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Accommodation: 4+5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand
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13 Sep 2019
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19 Sep 2019

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11 Oct 2019
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08 Nov 2019
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14 Nov 2019

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06 Dec 2019
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12 Dec 2019

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17 Jan 2020
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23 Jan 2020

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07 Feb 2020
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13 Feb 2020

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28 Feb 2020
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05 Mar 2020

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20 Mar 2020
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26 Mar 2020

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Friday
13 Sep 2019
Thursday
19 Sep 2019

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Friday
11 Oct 2019
Thursday
17 Oct 2019

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Friday
08 Nov 2019
Thursday
14 Nov 2019

5,570

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Friday
06 Dec 2019
Thursday
12 Dec 2019

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Friday
17 Jan 2020
Thursday
23 Jan 2020

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Friday
07 Feb 2020
Thursday
13 Feb 2020

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Friday
28 Feb 2020
Thursday
05 Mar 2020

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Friday
20 Mar 2020
Thursday
26 Mar 2020

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Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Inspiring Journeys. Full terms & conditions are available here.

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