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Tasmanian East Coast Escape

Launceston → Hobart
6 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: RTLH6
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in nine destinations
  • Five nights' hand-picked accommodation
  • Finest dining - a total of 10 meals
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Visit the Bridestowe Lavender Estate and sample unique lavender-infused fare
  • Admire the stunning coastal scenery at Freycinet National Park aboard a Wineglass Bay Cruise
  • Explore the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site on a guided tour
  • Walk through Hobart’s famous Salamanca Market

Map & Itinerary

Tasmania RTLH6 2024-2025 Map
Launceston → Hobart

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Arrive in Launceston, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tasmania's charming second city came to the attention of serious foodies all over the globe when it was named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2021. The city is blessed with elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia. Explore the town on a late afternoon guided tour, before dinner tonight.

Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

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  • Dinner
Cataract Gorge, Tasmania

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.


After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass and admire the views of forested hills and farmland. Then travel to the delightful seaside town of Bicheno, which is set between the Douglas-Apsley and Freycinet national parks. 

Stay: Two Nights, Bicheno, Diamond Beach Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, you'll travel south and join your Wineglass Bay Cruise to experience the exquisite beauty of Freycinet Peninsula's pristine sheer cliffs, sea caves and remote coves on the Schouten Passage II eco-catamaran. With a highly skilled, local skipper learn about the rich natural history, geology, ecosystems and heritage of the region. Enjoy a delicious ploughman’s style lunch of fresh local produce. After your cruise, visit Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre and enjoy a guided tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery before returning to Bicheno.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit the historic towns of Ross and Richmond on your way to Hobart. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s capital for a guided discovery which takes you through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and the heritage district of Battery Point.

Stay: Two Nights, Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact, evocative and notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. You'll then step aboard a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts who were transported here from across the world and eventually buried at Port Arthur. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Mures Upper Deck.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, walk the 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, bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
A jewellery stall at the Salamanca Markets in Hobart

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.