Day 1 Launceston
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Day 2 Ross
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Day 3 Hobart
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Day 4 Port Arthur
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Day 5 Huon Trail
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Day 6 Derwent
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Day 7 Gordon River
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Day 8 Cradle Mountain
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Day 9 Stanely
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Day 10 Sheffield
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Day 11 Launceston
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Tasmania Tours Christmas & New Year Tour

Price Includes - Return Airfare from your Capital City. Christmas and New Year in Tasmania anyone? If so then this 11 day Tasmania coach tour is just the thing for you! Departing on December 23 2017 you will get to experience Tasmania over both the Christmas and New Year period. See in 2018 during your Tasmania tours holiday with like-minded new friends. The 11 day tour includes all the highlights like Hobart, Port Arthur, Launceston, Cradle Mountain plus many more. With fine meals, perfect accommodation and great company your 2017-2018 Tasmania tour will be amazing.

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This tour departs from Launceston and finishes in Launceston

Fly from your home ports to Launceston where your Coach awaits your arrival into this charming city, to commence our festive Christmas and New Year tour. A short town tour during the afternoon before visiting the famous Cataract Gorge. Time to enjoy the rugged cliffs of the gorge, with the opportunity to ride the world’s longest single-span chairlift, spectacular views! Overnight tonight in Launceston.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus Launceston


Today we travel south to Ross, a beautifully preserved Georgian village with many ornate convict built stone buildings. Enjoy a town tour before visiting the interesting Tasmanian Wool Centre, which offers fine wool products, a wool exhibition and history museum. Lunch here today. During the afternoon we continue to another historic village, Richmond where we enjoy afternoon tea. Later we arrive into Hobart and our home for four nights.
Accommodation: Best Western Balmoral Motor Inn

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! A relaxing morning, with time for those who wish to attend local Christmas church services. During the morning we take a trip to the Signal Station on Mt Nelson, with glorious views (weather permitting) overlooking Derwent Harbour. A splendid traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings including drinks follows at the Balmoral, celebrate Christmas with newly found friends! During the afternoon we visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, with time to stroll through parts of the gardens, marvelling at convict-built heating walls and the sub-Antarctic plant house. A lighter dinner completes the day’s celebration.
Accommodation: Best Western Balmoral Motor Inn

This morning for the “market lovers” we visit Hobart’s famous Salamanca outdoor market with more than 300 stalls selling fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts and handiworks. Mid morning we follow the Huon Trail to the quaint Huon Valley Visitor Centre. Later we arrive at the amazing Tahune Forest Air Walk. Stroll the Huon Pine Walk before enjoying lunch in the Air Walk Café. During the afternoon experience the spectacular treetop walk, with breathtaking views of the forest canopy, up to 37 metres above the forest floor. On our return we visit the Geeveston Forest and Heritage Centre.
Accommodation: Best Western Balmoral Motor Inn

Today we travel the Tasman Peninsula stopping to view the striking rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen at Eaglehawk Neck, before arriving at the historic site of Port Arthur. Time to purchase lunch here and the afternoon is yours to explore the ruins of this infamous convict prison, stroll the grounds, explore the convict ruins and enjoy a short cruise to Mason Cove. A picturesque setting with a tragic past. This evening dinner at the famous Wrest Point Casino and a little time to try your luck! Enjoy the city lights as we return to our hotel.
Accommodation: Best Western Balmoral Motor Inn

Departing Hobart, we travel the scenic Derwent Valley to New Norfolk and Hamilton. Morning cuppa on route as we continue to Derwent Bridge. Visit the Wall in the Wilderness Gallery, an amazing story told in wooden sculptures. Purchase lunch at the Derwent Bridge Hotel. During the afternoon we visit Lake St Clair, the deepest natural glacial lake in the southern hemisphere before arriving into the quaint village of Strahan. Our home for two nights.
Accommodation: Strahan Village Motel

Another highlight today as we board the MV Lady Jane Franklin II for a magnificent cruise across Macquarie Harbour viewing Hell’s Gate harbour entrance, commercial salmon farms and the amazing Gordon River. Sense the past with a rainforest walk through ancient forests (see a 2,000 year old tree) and visit Sarah Island, a notorious convict settlement. On return to Strahan enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, visit the craft shops, cafes and the Huon Pine Mill. Prior to dinner at our hotel, enjoy the humorous live play “The Ship That Never Was”, based on a true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island. A memorable day!
Accommodation: Strahan Village Motel

This morning we travel via Tullah to the picturesque Cradle Mountain. On arrival we transfer to smaller coaches to make the journey to the beautiful Dove Lake, nestled in the mountains. Enjoy a short walk along part of the shore of the lake. Lunch today at the Cradle Mountain Hotel. In the afternoon we visit the Cradle Mountain Information Centre before continuing north to Table Cape on the north coastline and then Smithton. Spectacular scenery as we travel! Home for the next two nights will be in Smithton.
Accommodation: Tall Timbers Hotel, Smithton

We journey into the magnificent Tarkine Forest this morning with a visit to Dismal Swamp, believed to be the only Blackwood sinkhole in the world, formed over thousands of years and about 40 metres deep. Take the slide to the bottom (if you dare!) or follow the pathway. Time here to discover this ancient environment and its unique forest habitats. We then travel to the township of Stanley with lunch at the Stanley Hotel. During the afternoon ride the chairlift to the top of “The Nut”, a huge volcanic plug perched on a headland. Simply magnificent views! This evening join with fellow passengers for special New Years Eve entertainment, with a well known local entertainer arranged by your Coach Captain. Welcome drinks (other drinks own expense) and nibbles provided. Together we farewell the current year and welcome in the NEW YEAR!
Accommodation: Tall Timbers Hotel, Smithton

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A later start today as we travel along the coast to Wynyard before heading inland at Ulverstone to the town of Sheffield. Time to view the many murals that are scattered throughout and purchase lunch here. Later some free time to settle in at our hotel prior to our farewell dinner together at Launceston which will be your home for the night.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus Launceston


Our final day starts with a short Tamar River cruise, enjoy the splendour of the majestic Cataract Gorge. Later in the morning arrive at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Co, a beautiful property, home to some of Tasmania’s finest sauces and preserves. A short garden tour of the topiary nursery and Ericvale Gardens before our gourmet BBQ lunch in this delightful setting, a fitting way to end our tour. During the afternoon we transfer to Launceston airport to join home bound flights.

• Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Co.
• Cataract Gorge
• Historic township of Ross
• Historic township of Richmond
• Traditional Christmas Dinner and drinks, with all the trimmings (and no dishes!)
• Salamanca Markets
• Port Arthur historical site
• Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
• Tahune Forest Air Walk Tahune Airwalk
• Lake St Clair
• Wall in the Wilderness Gallery
• Macquarie Harbour
• Gordon River Cruise
• Cradle Mountain
• Dismal Swamp Tarkine Forest
• The Nut, Stanley
• New Years Eve entertainment
• Sheffield, the mural town

• Airfares from capital cities to and from Tasmania
• Modern and luxurious 45 or 48 passenger seated coaches
• Usually a maximum of 40 passengers per departure, there will always be a few spare seats
• Travel with our friendly and experienced 2-person crew
• Comfort plus 3 to 4 star accommodation
• Buffet breakfast, most lunches & 2 course dinners (with choices) as per itinerary
• All admittances as per itinerary
• Most morning and afternoon teas
• All Accommodation as listed

Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers

  • Day 1 starts with you flying from your home city to Launceston
  • Day 11 ends with you flying from Launceston after lunch to your home city

Extra Accommodation In Tasmania

For passengers requiring extra before or after tour accommodation please ask us for availability and costing.

Single Travellers

Please add a "Single Supplement" of $680 for this tour.

Perth Passengers

Will fly into Melbourne one day prior to departure, included in your fare is the following

  • Skybus transfer from Melbourne Airport to city
  • One night accommodation in Melbourne CBD including full breakfast
My mother aged 80 and I just returned from this 5-day tour. We are very pleased with our experience. The itinerary was well planned, including the most exciting places in Tasmania. The accommodations were comfortable and food was delicious. The BBQ dinner was unforgettable. We should owe our appreciation to the guide - one of the best guides we have ever met. He is knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful, reliable, very experienced and professional indeed. Most importantly, he enjoys his job and made our journey really interesting. I would highly recommend this trip to those who would like to experience most of Tasmania in a short week.
May 2017
The experience in Tasmania was amazing. My parents were in Australia for 3 weeks and they cannot stop talking about how much they enjoyed this part of the trip. There is no question it was one of the highlights of their trip.
Thanks so much for helping us with this. Definitely an excellent experience!
April 2017
We enjoyed the tour experience tremendously, and we are certainly prepared to recommend your tour to anyone wishing to experience Tasmania. We really couldn't make any suggestions for improvement. Everything was memorable, particularly Robert's special personal involvement informative comments and, of course, afternoon tea!
Tasmania will always be special. The memories are lasting.
Thank you.
Bill & Rose April 2017
We would like to thanks Tasmanian Tours for the wonderful itinerary / hotel / big car. Special and sincere thanks to our professional guide who did an excellent job. His professional knowledge add value to our tour, and we are sure we bring him lots of fun too ^.^ We miss Tasmania.
We will definitely refer Tasmanian Tours to our friends who plan to visit Tasmania in the future!
Have a great day!
Alice So

April 2017
First bus tour we have ever taken. Really nice. Had no idea of what Tas was all about. Our guide was outstanding. very personable, friendly, informative. He made sure everything was perfect. Overall an excellent experience.
Regards Mike & Jean

March 2017
My husband and I have recently completed a ten day Tasmania Tour. What a wonderful experience we had on this trip! Our guide's knowledge of the history and recent events was extensive. You could rely on him to almost always have a ready answer for any kind of query.
Tasmania certainly has far more to offer than either my husband or I ever thought and we thoroughly enjoyed our experiences. I mean, who would have thought it would take 10 days to see that little island at the bottom of Australia! Our accommodations were all lovely but if I could have just spent the rest of my trip in that comfy bed at Cradle Mountain, well I would have!
I did the penguin tour at Bicheno and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well organised and it was a delight to see those funny wee creatures.
Lynda March 2017
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the tour director and bus driver were excellent, and the seat numbering system was a very good method to ensure everyone has a chance of sitting near the front.
The food, accommodation and sight seeing was really very well planned, my wife and I really enjoyed the trip.
Warm regards,
March 2017
We cannot express enough what a fantastic holiday we had. Being a bit younger then the majority of other travellers, we were a bit concerned that this type of holiday might not be for us. We couldn't have been more wrong. Gordon, the tour guide, was absolutely brilliant with a wealth of knowledge and Tom, the driver was a lovely man and a fantastic driver. Our fellow travellers were all lovely people and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to our friends or to do it again ourselves.

February 2017
We enjoyed the tour experience tremendously, and we are certainly prepared to recommend your tour to anyone wishing to experience Tasmania. Everything was memorable, particularly Robert's special personal involvement informative comments and, of course, afternoon tea!
Tasmania will always be special. The memories are lasting.
Thank you.
Bill & Rose February 2017
Robert obviously loves Tasmania and this shows in the enjoyment he brings guests on the tour. The whole tour was well planned, I saw sites I will never forget and along the way I was educated about the environment. Robert never drives more than an hour or so without stopping with something for us to view. The days were well paced and it's so not about just driving around. If you want to see a lot of Tassie in a week then this is a tour I would highly recommend you consider.
Thanks Colleen January 2017
Dear Mel,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how fabulous our recent 5 day tour of Tasmania was. I know we made a late booking which caused all sorts of logistical issues but our family really appreciated you bringing all the flights, tour and accommodation together to make our family holiday one to remember.

PS, the Cadbury Chocolate factory was one of the kids highlights!

Thanks again,
Penny January 2017
Hi Andrew,

I was most impressed with our bus trip. I found the director on the bus excellent and the bus driver also.
Accommodation was very good also the meals.
I enjoyed Strachan and the Gordon River cruise best. Also enjoyed Launceston.
I found the reservation staff excellent.
Only fault on the trip was the bus steps were too big for someone my age . Should have had a small step at the bottom but was told that was not allowed any more.

Kind regards
Pat Angus
December 2016
We really enjoyed our trip around Tasmania. Our guide Carolyn was very chatty and knowledgeable and made the tour very pleasurable, and we enjoyed the company of the other members of the group. Our drivers were also very friendly and competent. It was interesting to see the penal colonies and learn about the history of the island.
We would recommend the trip to others.
Best wishes
Muriel December 2016
My tour was great. At 81 it was the first time that I had undertaken such a tour and that on my own.
Accommodation was fine. and great food at Strahan. Loved the Gordon river and the Wall near Lake St Clair - all was over and above my expectations.
The driving and commentary by Brett was outstanding, he loves his country and Kim was unfailingly efficient and cheerful.
best wishes

November 2016
We only had a short window of time to visit Tasmania and our 7 day tour fitted perfect with other travel plans. The staff were great and the people we met on tour were very nice. My family needed 3 single beds and this was accommodated for on the tour without any issues. The food at the stops was also very nice in keeping with local Tasmania meals which is one of the things Tasmania is now known for. Much thanks to the coach driver for his very informative briefings as we were going along. Overall a great tour.
Regards Fred
November 2016
We very much enjoyed our Tasmanian Tour and found it very interesting and informative. The coach was brand sparkling new and very comfortable! We were all careful to wipe our feet before we got on! The transfers to/from Hobart airport were efficient and the hotels were, in the main, very good.
Overall we were very pleased with the whole trip - your website and booking procedures were good, and our experience of Tasmania was also gret. My only disappointment was that the optional excursion to see Tasmanian Devils was not available until the week after so I never got to see them! The penguins in Bicheno did make up for it though!
Thank you to everyone at Tasmania Tours for your efficiency and helpfulness.
Best wishes, Sue & John
October 2016
We enjoyed our East Coast tour of Tasmania in mid September.
The weather was good,the scenery lovely and the coach driver and tour guide were excellent.
Brian and Winsome
September 2016
Dear Sir/Ms,

We thoroughly enjoyed Tasmania and we went to many cities and historic sites.
It was absolutely wonderful.
Geoff and Gabby did a fabulous job.

Raimund and Zenda
July 2016
“I joined the Tasmania 4 days tour in March 14 from Launceston to Hobart. For a short break, four days was absolutely the right choice due to the tour itinerary was perfectly planned by Tasmania Tours. Added on top, the tour guide and driver were excellent giving us a lot of information along the way that we would have never known and gave us a better appreciation of our Tassie.

I would highly recommend Tasmania Tours to everyone and not to mention the Staff there are so attentive to my enquiries & requests when I did the reservation.”

Kind Regards
Cassie Cao
June 2016
Hi Birgit,

Your fantastic tour of the island certainly ticked all the boxes for me. The accommodation was first class. Always very clean and fresh on arrival and on a two day stay. The food was all it should be for hungry people after a day on the trot. I liked the buffet style as you could eat as much or as little as you wished. The breakfasts certainly set us up for a strenuous day’s outing.

Our guide Carolyn was an unbelievable fount of knowledge. As we moved from place to place she was able to give us relevant information at each stop. I was amazed at the variety of destinations and although not very mobile I never felt left out as one could walk only as far as one was capable. Carolyn and the rest of the company were very helpful when boarding the bus as the steps were a bit steep for me.

The places I liked best were the forests , cradle Mountain and the cruise on Gordon River. They reminded me of my native Scotland.I admired the skill of our driver, Mark who got us safely and comfortably from place to place.

All in all,very good value for money and well worth a flight from the U.K.

Thanks for all the lovely memories .

Bet Doig.
May 2016
It was certainly a very good travel experience we had with your organised group tour, and we certainly would recommend it to our friends. We have travelled widely overseas but this is the first time we have
joined a fully escorted coach tour within Australia (having lived in Aus for 37 years - shame! shame!!). We are very happy with the service, planning, organisation, efficient and friendly manner in which the entire tour was conducted.
No complaints. Well done.

Sunny and Lee
April 2016
Great 10 day tour of Tasmania. Great guide and safe driver. All went like clockwork.

Regards Mario & Linda

March 2016
Where do you get your staff from??? Firstly, the contact person we had
was absolutely superb throughout the booking process.
Secondly: The tour director and driver were both exceptional, both in ability and knowledge. You could not ask for a better pairing.
Thirdly: The standard of the local guides was also exceptional, even with the last minute changes to the itinerary due to the bushfires where we ended up at "the end of the world". It was really awe inspiring.

Regards, Barry & Nina

February 2016
Hi Tammy,

We enjoyed the touring very much. I certainly didn’t have any issues with using your website to view the available tours and make a selection.

The highlight of the tour for us was the penguins at Bicheno. Our tour guide there, was exceptional. Another highlight was our tour guide at Sarah Island. She was very good and made the place come alive.

The bus was very clean and well looked after and our driver was a very good coach driver. We felt safe at all times.

Regards Helen
January 2016
Hi Tammy
I had a lovely time in Tassie. Our tour was very well organised, all accommodation was first class, and our tour guide was brilliant, and nothing was too much trouble for him. The choice of venues was varied and interesting, and we saw so much of the fabulous countryside and coastline, absolutely beautiful!!! The people were friendly, and all in all I had a fabulous time. Four days of being organised was enough for me but having the extra couple of days was great!!!

Many thanks

Cheers Jane
January 2016
Hi Tammy

Our Tasmanian tour was very enjoyable.

In relation to the booking of the tour, the assistance provided by the Reservation staff was truly 100% and their response to queries was professional and prompt.

We were very happy that the additional accommodation and transfers were organised for us, so we had to basely just turn up. It is definitely the best way to see the sights of Tasmania.

Kind regards

December 2015
G, Day. We enjoyed the tour. Good bus. Excellent bus driver and tour guide.
Good accommodation and meals.
Will definitely recommend it to our friends.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
November 2015
Dear Mel,

I just wanted to drop a quick email to you saying a big thank you for organising our trip to Tasmania.
Even though we booked on short notice you managed to find a tour that we could see all the "must see" places, the 10 day tour was just right.

Our coach driver and hostess were amazing, nothing was a problem and we had many laughs as well as gaining an education.
The motels were clean and quiet but the food definitely stands out on the tour as it was delicious at every place we stopped. No wonder Tasmania has a reputation for great local produce.

We've already told lots of friends that they must visit Tasmania, it was a wonderful place and tour.

All the best
John Miles
October 2015
Hi Tammy,
Thanks for your email…..yes, we really loved Tasmania. A very pretty island and we got to see such a lot of it because of great time management of the daylight hours.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our Tassie tour.

Kind regards, Jane Law
September 2015
Hi Tammy

My wife and I had a wonderful tour of Tasmania thanks to the professional and attentive service of our tour director and the coach captain. They were a great team and deserve to be congratulated, I was constantly amazed by their knowledge of the history and their broad local knowledge of the areas we traveled through and to. The itinerary was fantastic with a good balance of travel, points of interest and overnight stops. Tasmania is a beautiful destination.

Please pass on our sincere thanks.


August 2015
Hello Tammy
It was really wonderful, enjoyed every minute. Tasmania is such a beautiful place. Everyone was very friendly on our tour so that helped. The important thing was that we got to see all the places we wanted. Maybe a smaller group would have had more flexibility on timings etc. The highlight was the Gordon River River cruise, but then we were so lucky with the weather.
Barbara Greenwood
August 2015
Dear Mel,

Marie and I genuinely enjoyed our Tasmania Tour, if we had any complaints it was to do with the twisting roads through the hills especially from Hobart to Queenstown, how they ever built road in that kind of country is quite amazing really, however that is nothing to do with the organisation of the tour, the accommodation and the coach driver, guide and all of the reservation staff etc. which we found no fault with.
However if I had to mention any improvement, and this is quite minor really, it would be that on occasions the tour guide did not always tell us the likely journey time to the next destination. Perhaps that fact could be improved upon, but that said all in all a great tour, really well done. I had been planning for some time now to visit Tasmania mainly because I had heard great comments from friends about what a fine place it was to visit and how friendly the people living there were, and we found this to be entirely true and we would like to return one day.

With best regards
Gerald & Marie Cheek
July 2015
Hi Tammy,

We absolutely loved Tasmania - the tour guide and driver were excellent.

July 2015
We four safely back to HK on Sunday. We would like to thanks Tasmanian Tours for the wonderful itinerary / hotel / big car. Special and sincere thanks to our professional guide who did an excellent job. His professional knowledge add value to our tour, and we are sure we bring him lots of fun too ^.^ We miss Tasmania
We will definitely refer Tasmanian Tours to our friends who plan to visit Tasmania in the future!
Have a great day!

January 1970

The 11 Day Tour to Tasmania includes the Ship costs one way.

No tours include a trip to Bruny Island, however many people add this on as a day trip from Hobart either before or are after their multi day tour.

Airfares to and from Tasmania at the start and finish of your tours are extra.

Yes - this is one of our most popular and busiest times

If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11.

Please refer to your specific tour and look in the "Trip Notes" information where it may state this: You need to arrive any time the day prior to Day 1. If this is the case we can organise airport pick up and pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.

Other tours start late in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost.

Please refer to the "Trip Notes" information for your specific tour which will explain this further.

The pick up is at the "before tour accommodation" hotel listed in the TRIP NOTES tabs of the specific tour you are looking at. 

Due to our off season of winter, no Tasmania tours operate during the months of June, July or August. The season starts in September and ends in May each year.

There are two Public Bus companies that operate between Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and other places inside Tasmania. You can see these here: Redline Coach and Tassie Link. Redline Coach also does airport to hotel transfers.

Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age. 

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