About Us

       We are a family owned and operated company with over 30 years experience conducting coach tours.

         We specialize in luxury coach tours for senior clientele             

         We offer free home pickup and return on all tours for the following areas:
All suburbs of Melbourne
All suburbs of Geelong
All suburbs of Ballarat
The Bellarine Peninsula
o         The Mornington Peninsula
o         Phillip Island
o         Now includes Bendigo and some areas of Gippsland

        Our clients enjoy the ultimate in luxury coach travel aboard our current model Mercedes Benz Coaches. Our ‘state of the art’ coaches are purpose built to our requirements and are rest room equipped.       

        Our itineraries are relaxing yet interesting; we believe in “seeing places properly” not rushing through.        

         We only travel for short periods at a time (1 to 2 hours).            

         We have our own dedicated and experienced Tour Directors who are great company and keep you well informed with professional commentary.

         Each Domestic Tour has 2 Tour Directors (coach crew) to ensure our travellers are well looked after.           

         We have won Australian Achiever Awards for Excellence in Customer Services in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.        

        We pride ourselves on offering “fully inclusive” tours with no additional costs once you have paid the initial fare.

        Free pickup and Return from HOME: Greater Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong & the Bellarine & Mornington Peninsula's and now some areas of Gippsland.

Our History

The O’Shannessy family involvement in the travel industry dates back to 1967 when Laurie O’Shannessy began a school bus service in Central Victoria. In 1985 Laurie and his wife Margaret moved to the Mornington Peninsula, to expand their school bus services. They saw a demand for high quality Coach Touring and established O’Shannessy’s Tours. The personally conducted tours proved to be very popular and within a short time Laurie and Margaret were touring all over Australia. From a relatively young age Chris O’Shannessy learned the tours from his father and began working in the business driving the tour coaches.

When Laurie and Margaret retired from touring in 1997, Chris and (now wife) Bernadette continued to expand the business, offering more tour destinations and introducing some international tours.

Today O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours’ main office is situated at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, where you are more than welcome to call in for a cuppa and meet our friendly team.


Australian Achiever Awards

2003 Highly Recommended

2004 Winner

2005 Highly Recommended

2006 Highly Recommended

2007 Winner

2008 Highly Recommended

2009 Winner

2010 Highly Recommended

2011 Highly Recommended

2012 Highly Recommended

2014 Winner

Media Release 2014 Click here to view

Australian Achiever web site click here


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