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Royal Tasman

12 Day Guided Tour from Launceston to Launceston with APT

Read 12 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 12 Day Royal Tasman. Discover the untamed beauty of Tasmania's pristine World Heritage wilderness such as Cradle Mountain National Park while savouring the delights of delicious gourmet food and fine wines.

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1 Arrive Launceston
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 (D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
2 Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Natureworld, Freycinet National Park
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 (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.
  • Enjoy a guided walk along Cape Tourville in Freycinet National Park, admiring the stunning coastal scenery.
  • Visit East Coast Natureworld and meet a rare Tasmanian devil.
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 (B/D)
4 Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart
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 (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tonight, choose to dine at one of four restaurants.
5 Hobart, Salamanca Market
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. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
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 (B/D)
7 Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain
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 (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
8 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake
Today set out to explore Dove Lake, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
Signature Experiences:
  • Explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Waldheim Chalet and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
9 Stanley, The Nut, Tarkine, Smithton
Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Enjoy a day of exciting inclusions. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner.
  • 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.
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 (B)
11 Cataract Gorge, Josef Chromy, Entally House, Launceston, Farewell Dinner
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. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
  • 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.
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. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Admire the spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and explore Dove Lake with a local guide.
  • Discover the beauty of Freycinet National Park as you take a guided walk along Cape Tourville.
  • Glide through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park aboard the brand new Spirit of the Wild.
Trip Inclusions
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Included sightseeing in 20 locations
  • Expert local guides in select locations
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
Included Meals
  • Includes finest dining - a total of 22 meals
  • Stay at award-winning Freycinet Lodge, in Freycinet National Park
  • Overlook the historic site at Port Arthur Motor Inn
  • Two night stay on Hobart's waterfront at the Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Spend a night at Strahan Village in a Harbour View Room
  • Two night stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • Enjoy an iconic wilderness experience at the lakeside Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • 11 nights hand-picked accommodation
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (12)

12 Day Royal Tasman reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“12 Day Tasmanian Tour”
- SA, Australia Oct 2018

We had a fantastic trip with 24 other passengers in a large coach which enabled plenty of room. APT do an excellent tour and our accommodation and food was great, plus the itinerary was excellent. Our tour guide Jenny was very informative and looked after us well. Ron, our coach driver was also fantastic. Everyone got along well and nobody kept anyone waiting. Lots of hugs at the end which symbolises a great trip. Many highlights along the way and to do over 2.5 thousand kilometres we more

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“Royal Tasman Tour around Tasmania”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

Once again APT put a really comprehensive tour together - we feel as though we really saw Tasmania. As usual the accommodation was excellent, and the travel arrangements were seamless. Beautiful scenery, wonderful dinners, good company and a cheerful atmosphere - we would never have seen so much or learned so much about Tasmania if we had done it ourselves. Everything from spring flowers to spring snow - we saw it all - and the wildlife was lovely at Cradle Mountain. Thank you Yvonne for more

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“Great holiday around Tasmania”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2018 2 Helpful Votes

We were looking for a holiday that gave us all the sights and also provided a high level of comfort. We were very impressed with Sandy (our Tour Director) and Ron (our Driver). Sandy was a fountain of knowledge and had everything well organised. more

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“Worry Free holiday and thoroughly enjoyable tour. ”
- VIC, Australia Mar 2017 2 Helpful Votes

A thoroughly enjoyable Tour well organized and suitable for all ages. We enjoyed all the inclusions but because of our ages we didn't need to take the extras offered at our own expense. Accommodation all good except the extra bed in our Cabin at Cradle Mountain Lodge. Never mind we survived. Lovely meals.

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“Well organized, well presented holiday ”
- Australia Dec 2015 4 Helpful Votes

The Tour Director and the coach driver were excellent. The information, history of Tasmania given during the drive time was informative, very interesting. We had a wonderful weather along the way. The highlights for me were Cradle Mountain and the Tall ancient forest, where one could explore alone, and truly hear the silence. Just awesome. The Gordon river cruise is something else to remember. It was a relatively small group of 24, the share accommodation was very good, having met another more

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