· 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
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.
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
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.
pickup and Return from HOME: Greater
Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong & the Bellarine & Mornington Peninsula's and now
some areas of Gippsland.
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
2005 Highly Recommended
2006 Highly Recommended
2008 Highly Recommended
2010 Highly Recommended
2011 Highly Recommended
2012 Highly Recommended
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Australian Achiever web site