The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Sydney Tour 3

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Tour 3 - 4 days

15th October – 18th October, 2019

Military tradition at its finest! Thrill to the spectacular mix of ceremony, music, precision drills and fireworks in this limited performance from the world’s best display of massed pipes and drums!

  

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $3,045
Repeat clientele twin share  $2,995
Single supplement room  $590
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Virgin Flights: Melbourne to Sydney and return.
  • Travel by local luxury coach equipped with restroom.
  • Premium Seats at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Most meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners and morning teas. (4 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Sydney, Sydney Sightseeing Tour - Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison, Sydney Opera House Guided Tour, Revolving 360 Bar and Dining at Sydney Tower and Free time in Sydney.

 

Our Premium Seats offer:

  • Excellent viewing from Level 2, between the 20m lines
  • Leather padded seats with cup holders
  • Access to Corporate lounge and bar

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS

6 Nights in Sydney

 

CRUISE
Sydney Harbour Story Premium Cruise


Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY

 

Welcome aboard our exciting “fly in - fly out” tour! We make our way to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and board our flight to the Harbour City Sydney! On arrival we are met and transferred to our hotel. We have three nights here, so unpack and settle in!

 

Refreshment in Flight - Lunch at own arrangements and expense

OVERNIGHT:  Rydges World Square, SYDNEY

SYDNEY

 

After breakfast we head off on our sightseeing tour of the Harbour City! Firstly, we drive to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair on the harbour foreshore.  The chair was carved out of the sandstone by convicts for Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife in order for her to watch the activity on the harbour and await the arrival of ships from England. The point provides us with wonderful views of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison – don’t forget to bring your camera as this is a great group photo opportunity! We then make our way to the Sydney Opera House where we meet our local guide for a tour with a difference. 60 years ago Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is also the youngest building ever to be world heritage listed We’ll take a tour of this stunning building, then have some free time to buy lunch and take in the sights before returning to the hotel. We have a special outing this evening, a delightful dinner at the revolving 360 Bar & Dining at Sydney Tower. Enjoy sweeping views of this dynamic city as we gently revolve a full 360 degrees! We have arranged a transfer back to the hotel – or if you wish, feel free to “kick on” to taste Sydney’s nightlife.

 

Lunch at own arrangements and expense

OVERNIGHT:  Rydges World Square, SYDNEY

SYDNEY AND THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

 

We have the chance to sleep in this morning after our late night. We board Captain Cook Cruises for the Harbour Story cruise– and as the name suggests, we’ll hear commentary of the stories of Sydney and her harbour with unlimited self-service tea and coffee. After our cruise we have the afternoon free to purchase lunch and perhaps some shopping, personal sightseeing or some rest. We enjoy an early dinner, then transfer to ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park for an unforgettable night out! Coming direct from its annual season entertaining more than 220,000 people on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland,the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo continues to boast sell-out performances. Be caught up and inspired by this emotional spectacle, set against the backdrop of a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle. We’ll be lavishly entertained by traditional Scottish and international favourites including pipers, fiddlers, highland dancers and precision drill teams. Together with members of the Australian Defence Force this will be a ‘tour de force’ guaranteed to stir our souls and uplift our senses!

 

Lunch at own arrangements and expense

OVERNIGHT:  Rydges World Square, SYDNEY

SYDNEY TO HOME

 

We farewell Sydney today and transfer to Sydney airport to connect with our flight home. On arrival we will be met and by our chauffeurs for our usual return home to our doorsteps to complete an unforgettable holiday full of fantastic memories of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

 

Refreshment in Flight - Lunch at own arrangements and expense

Across the Top

Across the Top

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 45 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 46 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 45 to 15 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
20% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date No Refund.

 

 Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular Tour 2

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights - Tour 2 - 8 Days

25th November – 2nd December, 2019

Enjoy the magical experience of the Christmas Lights Spectacular lighting up the Hunter Valley Gardens.

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $2,920
Repeat clientele twin share  $2,895
Single supplement room  $510
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Most meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (2 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Wagga Wagga, The Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Cheese Company, McGuigans Wines, Harrigans Irish Pub, Christmas Lights Spectacular, Dungog, Hillview Herb Farm - Gloucester, Guided tour of Maitland, Morpeth, Sydney, ‘Sea Cliff’ Bridge, Kiama Blowhole, Berry, Batemans Bay, Mogo Zoo and Eden. 

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAY

3 nights in Maitland

 

CRUISE
Magistic Dinner Cruise, Sydney Harbour


Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO WAGGA WAGGA

 

Welcome to our holiday which will feature the fabulous Hunter Valley Christmas Lights. With personal pick-up from home, we travel over the Great Divide for a lunch stop at Wangaratta. We continue past Albury then make our way up to Wagga Wagga for our first night.

OVERNIGHT: International Hotel, WAGGA WAGGA

WAGGA WAGGA TO MAITLAND


Following a cooked breakfast, we re-join the Hume Highway and continue north, stopping for lunch in Peakhurst. We’ll be returning to Sydney later in our tour, so this afternoon, we travel around the outskirts of the city passing the Central Coast on our way to Maitland. On arrival, we check into our accommodation. We’re here for three nights, so unpack and settle in.

 

OVERNIGHT: Old Maitland Inn, MAITLAND

THE HUNTER VALLEY

 

We take a leisurely drive into the Hunter Valley where we visit Hunter Valley Gardens - over 60 acres of spectacular international display gardens, nestled at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. We’ll take a tractor train ride through the gardens to orientate ourselves. Step back in time with all our favourite fairytale characters in the Storybook Garden. Stop and smell the roses in the Rose Garden. Explore the Indian Mosaic Garden, the Oriental Garden, the Italian Grotto and marvel at the use of water features in the Sunken Garden and the Lakes Walk. We’ll have plenty of time to wander and our lunch will be served in the Garden Terrace Restaurant. Mid-afternoon we head to the Hunter Valley Village Shops to stop and browse - some may choose to visit Hunter Valley Cookies, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company or the British Lolly Shop. We then visit the Hunter Valley Cheese Company to sample some of their delicious cheeses and of course, no visit to the Hunter Valley would be complete without a wine tasting, so we also visit McGuigans Wines to taste their offerings. We enjoy dinner at Harrigans Irish Pub before making our way back to the gardens for the magical Christmas Lights Spectacular. With over 1.5 million Christmas lights on show, there are enough lights to cover a football oval and 19kms of string lighting! The lights spectacular is bound to capture the spirit of Christmas and create lasting memories for all. 

 

OVERNIGHT: Old Maitland Inn, MAITLAND

THE BARRINGTON REGION

 

We “head for the hills” today making our way through Paterson up to the lovely village of Dungog then on through Stratford to Gloucester.  This drive takes us through one of the loveliest and most magnificent alpine regions in Australia. Gloucester is reminiscent of Gloucestershire in England and the adjoining towns all remind one of English Counties; for example Stratford on Avon (the Avon River runs through Stratford), Stroud and Craven to name a few. At Hillview Herb Farm we are given a brief talk on growing herbs and how to use them, followed by lunch. We then have a little time to wander through the garden and look at products to perhaps purchase. We then meander back to Maitland.

 

OVERNIGHT: Old Maitland Inn, MAITLAND

MAITLAND TO SYDNEY

 

We farewell our hosts this morning, but before leaving, we have a look at Maitland, a heritage centre of NSW, dating back nearly 200 years and the third largest provincial city in NSW. Situated on the banks of the Hunter River in the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley, the City of Maitland is older than Melbourne and only 16 years younger than Sydney! Many of Maitland’s restored and heritage protected buildings date as far back as the 1820’s and serve as monuments to the pioneering days. After our tour, we make our way to the charming village of Morpeth which is under a heritage order. It was once an important river port in the 19th century. We enjoy morning tea at Campbells Store and can taste some locally produced Fudge, Ginger Beer and Honey. A local expert will then take us on a tour of this historic town. Sydney is our destination today and on arrival we check into our hotel with time to freshen up for our evening out. Tonight we join the Magistic Dinner Cruise - the views are stunning as we dine and dance whilst cruising Sydney’s beautiful harbour.

 

Lunch at own arrangements and expense

OVERNIGHT: Parkroyal Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

SYDNEY TO BATEMANS BAY

 

Today we travel south to join the Coastal Road towards Wollongong and the most popular coastal tourist drive is along the 665 metre 'Sea Cliff' Bridge. The bridge itself has become a major attraction because it has been built at the exact point at which the Illawarra Escarpment plunges into the South Pacific Ocean, delivering an amazing driving experience. We continue through Wollongong to Kiama where we take our lunch break. We’ll visit the famous Blowhole – some of us may like to walk off our lunch while others can watch the water spout. Our next stop isn’t far – the charming village of Berry, where we’ll have some time to wander down the main street which has some interesting shops and galleries. The last leg of today’s journey sees us arriving in Batemans Bay later this afternoon.

 

Lunch at own arrangements and expense

OVERNIGHT: Best Western Sunseeker Motor Inn, BATEMANS BAY

BATEMANS BAY TO EDEN

 

A local expert joins us today to show us the sights and tell us about the history of Batemans Bay. We then travel the short distance to the privately owned Mogo Zoo. Here there are lions, tigers, jaguars, a variety of monkeys, red pandas, small clawed otters to mention just some of the animals we will meet today. We have plenty of time to explore the zoo before lunch. This afternoon we drive to our destination, Eden, for our final night on tour.

 

OVERNIGHT: Coachman's Rest Motor Inn, EDEN

HOMEWARD BOUND

 

Unfortunately, our tour is coming to an end as we make our way into Victoria. We stop for our morning break and of course, a hot lunch before arriving back in Melbourne. As usual, we will be dropped at our doorsteps to complete a wonderful holiday full of fantastic memories!

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular Tour 2 2019

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular Tour 2 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 30 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 31 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 30 to 15 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date
10% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Sydney and the Blue Mountains - 9 Days

13th November – 21st November, 2019

Explore the best New South Wales has to offer

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $3,995
Repeat clientele twin share  $3,945
Single supplement room  $825
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (1 lunch at own expense as per Itinerary)

Weary Dunlop Memorial - Benalla, Humes Cooma Cottage, Sydney Tower Revolving Restaurant, Bondi Beach, Vaucluse House, Homebush Olympic Village, Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens, Govetts Leap Lookout, The Three Sisters, Scenic World - Katoomba, Everglades House and Gardens, Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, Jenolan Caves Tour, Hartley Historic Village, Bathurst Mount Panorama Race Circuit, P.O.W. Breakout site -  Cowra and Japanese Gardens.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
3 nights in Sydney and Lithgow.

 

CRUISES
Hawkesbury River Cruise, Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise and Parramatta River - Ferry Cruise.

Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO TUMUT

                               

With personal pick up from home we travel over the great divide for a lunch stop at Benalla. After a visit to the Weary Dunlop Memorial, we continue past Albury and Holbrook on the Hume Highway, taking the Snowy Mountains Highway to Tumut for our first night.

 

OVERNIGHT: Tumut Valley Motel, TUMUT

TUMUT TO SYDNEY    

                                  

This morning we make our way further north through to Yass for morning tea and take a stroll around Humes Cooma Cottage, before travelling to Goulburn. After lunch we continue on to our accommodation at PARKROYAL, where you can enjoy the stunning view of Darling Harbour and the city.

 

OVERNIGHT: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

HAWKESBURY RIVER CRUISE        

 

This morning we travel north of the city to Brooklyn where we take a cruise on the Hawkesbury River. We enjoy morning tea and lunch aboard as we explore the Hawkesbury on the “Postman Cruise”. We return to Sydney for some free time before going to a buffet dinner at the Sydney Tower enjoying revolving views of the city.

 

OVERNIGHT: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

SYDNEY            

 

With a leisurely start to the day, we tour the sights of Sydney this morning, including Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a great photo shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House. Our tour also includes famous Bondi Beach, the majestic Vaucluse House, Rushcutters Bay and the historical “Rocks” area. We have time this afternoon to relax or explore the city at your own leisure. A highlight of this tour will be our evening dinner on board Captain Cook Cruises whilst enjoying a beautiful sunset on Sydney Harbour.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangements                 

OVERNIGHT: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SYDNEY

SYDNEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS           

 

This morning we leave Sydney, cruising up the Parramatta River taking in local sights and suburbs on the way. We will get off the ferry at Homebush for a quick drive around the Olympic Village. We continue on through outer suburbs filled with vineyards, on our way to the city of Windsor and Richmond. Both these towns were among the first established by Governor Macquarie in 1810 and were among the first surveyed in Australia. After lunch we drive the Bells Line of Road to Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens. Be enchanted by this 252 hectare garden that sits on the summit of a basalt capped peak 1,000 metres above sea level. The garden is World Heritage listed in the Greater Blue Mountains and is home to a world class collection of plants from the cooler Southern Hemisphere We spend the next 3 nights’ accommodation in the lovely town of Lithgow.

 

OVERNIGHT: Zig Zag Motel, LITHGOW

KATOOMBA & THE BLUE MOUNTAINS           

 

We depart for our day of sightseeing in the beautiful Blue Mountains, stopping to enjoy the view from Govetts Leap Lookout. We then visit the famous Three Sisters, before arriving at Scenic World to ride the steepest incline Railway in the world. Enjoy a walk in the bottom of the valley before riding back up via the Cable Car. Also included is the Skyway across the Valley and return, providing you with spectacular views. Our coach takes us on a spectacular drive enjoying the views over the Grose Valley to our lunch stop at the beautiful Everglades House & Gardens – one of Australia’s foremost heritage gardens. This treasure from the 1930’s sits in twelve and half acres of European-style gardens and native Australian bush with breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. We will make a visit to the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, to see the world famous collection of historic tin toys, dolls, teddy bears and model trains.

 

OVERNIGHT: Zig Zag Motel, LITHGOW

JENOLAN CAVES                  

 

This morning we take the scenic drive down to Jenolan Caves. Folk who prefer not to tour inside the Cave may enjoy a short walk by Jenolan River, while the rest of the group tour inside Imperial Cave. On our return we will stop to explore the Hartley Historic Village. This small village consists of a number of colonial buildings that seem to be frozen in time somewhere in the middle of the 19th century. It includes several historic inns, a courthouse, a church and a post office, all of which provide a fascinating look into colonial architecture. Hartley was a thriving community in the gold rush of 1856 and saw the town double in size. Now you can see a remarkable remnant of the original town, hardly changed since the 19th century.

 

OVERNIGHT: Zig Zag Motel, LITHGOW

BLUE MOUNTAINS TO WAGGA WAGGA

 

We leave the Blue Mountains area today, driving through to Bathurst, where we enjoy a short tour of the city including a drive around the famous Bathurst Mount Panorama Race Circuit. After a morning tea break, we continue through to Cowra, visiting the site of the largest P.O.W. breakout in Australia. We have a look at the Japanese Cemetery and visit the famous Japanese Gardens. Our drive this afternoon takes us through the gold country towns of Young, Cootamundra and Junee, before arriving at our last nights accommodation in Wagga Wagga.        

      

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Hotel, WAGGA WAGGA

WAGGA WAGGA TO HOME            

 

With all the memories of the past 8 days, we head home down the Hume Highway to Albury in time for morning tea at the Botanical Gardens. Crossing the Murray River we enter Victoria, arriving in Melbourne in the late afternoon. As always our chauffeurs will await our arrival to take us to our homes.

Sydney and the Blue Mountains 2019

Sydney and the Blue Mountains 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

 

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 30 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 31 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 30 to 15 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date
10% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

Christmas in the North East Victoria

Christmas in North East Victora - 5 Days

22nd December – 26th December, 2019

Travelling with like minded, mature aged travellers means you’ll experience a casual and relaxed atmosphere, where fellow travellers become new found friends. This year you can spend the festive season with us on a wonderful Christmas holiday.

    

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $2,170
Repeat clientele twin share  $2,145
Single supplement room  $270
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • All meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, lunches and morning teas.

Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, Benalla Street Art, Byramine Homestead, Corowa, Whiskey and Chocolate Factory, Beechworth, Out of Town Nursery and Humming Garden, Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings, Mansfield and Yea.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS

4 nights in Wangaratta

 

CRUISE

MV Paradise Queen - Lake Mulwala

 

Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO WANGARATTA                                       

 

Welcome aboard our Christmas in North East Victoria tour! Our chauffeur will collect us from home and take us to where we will meet our coach and friendly O’Shannessy’s crew who’ll be looking after us during our tour. Whilst acquainting ourselves with our fellow travellers we experience the view from the panoramic windows as we cruise in comfort via the Hume Highway to Seymour where we’ll take a little time to view the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk. The centerpiece of this walk is the wall, made up of panels of DigiGlass with the name of every Serviceman and Woman who served, in their various capacities in that conflict. Arriving into Benalla for lunch, we’ll drive around the city taking in some of the Street Art– artists from around the world were brought together to paint murals on bare walls, some over three stories high. From here we continue to Wangaratta, home for the next 4 nights.

 

OVERNIGHT: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, WANGARATTA

YARRAWONGA & RUTHERGLEN     

                                 

This morning we travel through to the twin cities of Mulwala and Yarrawonga, to the shores of Lake Mulwala where we join the MV Paradise Queen for a morning tea cruise on the lake. Upon disembarkation we’re off for a lunch and tour of Byramine Homestead. Built as a veritable fortress in an octagonal shape to provide a clear view of all angles in the case of attack by Bushrangers. Often the family had to hide in the cellar! After our lunch and tour we head to Corowa to visit the Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate Factory.  Once the old Corowa Flour Mill, the building has been repurposed and tastefully refurbished as a whiskey and chocolate factory.  We’ll have afternoon tea in their rustic café before taking a tour, giving us a chance to make our own “freckle” to take with us!   After a lovely day, we head back to our motel to relax before dinner.

 

OVERNIGHT: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, WANGARATTA

BEECHWORTH           

 

Today’s touring takes us to Beechworth.  On arrival we will be joined on the coach by a local expert who will show us around the town, one of Victoria’s best preserved gold rush towns. The discovery of gold in the 1850’s brought with it a flurry of activity and growth. The magnificent buildings, 32 of which are listed by the National Trust and the beautiful gardens are a legacy of the gold rush days.  We then have some free time to wander around the Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct – namely The Telegraph Station, Town Hall, and Powder Magazine which are all part of the collection of nationally significant buildings. We’ll enjoy lunch today at a local icon, the famous Beechworth Bakery– yum! This afternoon we visit the Out Of Town Nursery and Humming Garden. Nestled in the foothills of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park in North East Victoria, this 4 acre garden is comprised of many rooms each with its own character and style, crammed with an extensive collection of native and exotic plants. Humming with wildlife, many native birds find sanctuary in the leafy borders. Several species of Honeyeaters, King Parrots, Red Browed Finches, White Winged Choughs and Satin Bowerbirds are just a few of the permanent residents. The gardens are designed to entertain and amuse visitors with quirky garden art and bold colour combinations as well as provide the more serious gardener with an understanding of plant species and the use of water maximizing techniques.  

 

OVERNIGHT: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, WANGARATTA

CHRISTMAS DAY       

                       

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Silos are drawing crowds to small country towns in Victoria, so this morning we’re off to do a little silo spotting of our own.  Our first stop today is in Tungamah to see brolgas and a kookaburra. In Devenish, see Cam Scale’s artwork representing the changing role of women in the military – a First World War nurse and a modern-day combat medic. At the Goorambat Silo we see a Barking Owl, which is critically endangered. Each silo has a different artist and a different story! We then head back to Wangaratta to ready ourselves for our Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings!  Later this afternoon, we can relax by the pool and tonight, a light supper will be offered for those who are feeling peckish. 

 

OVERNIGHT: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, WANGARATTA

WANGARATTA TO MELBOURNE          

               

This morning we farewell our hosts and enjoy a relaxing drive south through the beautiful King Valley, now a popular food and wine destination. From Whitfield we take in amazing views as we cross the Great Dividing Range to Mansfield for our last lunch together.  We have an afternoon break at Yea and travel via the Yarra Valley to Melbourne. As always our chauffeurs will take us safely home after a wonderful Christmas Holiday!

Christmas in North East Victoria 2019

Christmas in North East Victoria 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

Balance due on invoice approx 30 days prior to departure.

 

Deposit is fully refundable until 31 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 30 to 15 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date
10% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

Lord Howe Island Tour 3

Lord Howe Island Tour 3 - 7 Days

9th November – 15th November, 2019

Escape the hustle and bustle of main land life to this idyllic island paradise.Enjoy stunning scenery and wonderful walks exploring the natural beauty first hand and see the unique birdlife that inhabit this special place.

To maximize your experience on Lord Howe Island you will need to be fit and able.
Walking frames are not recommended.

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $5,325
Repeat clientele twin share  $5,275
Single supplement room  $480
​Deposit $300 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Return flights from Melbourne via Sydney to Lord Howe Island with Qantas Link on the outbound and homebound flights.  
  • Maximum of 14 participants
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Most meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (4 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)
  • Tour escorted from Melbourne by O’Shannessy’s Tour Director

Fish Fry BBQ, Chase ‘n’ Thyme Island Tour, North Head Cave, North Bay, Mt Eliza, Old Gluch, Herring Pools, Ron’s Ramble Walking Tour, Erscott’s Hole, Little Island, Mt Gower, Ned’s Beach and Plenty of relaxation time.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHTS
6 nights on Lord Howe Island.

CRUISES
Island Cruise aboard “Lulawai”, North Bay Cruise aboard “Adventure One” and Coral Viewing with Environmental Tours.

Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO LORD HOWE ISLAND

 

With chauffeur pickup from home, we are taken to Tullarmarine Airport for our flight via Sydney to connect with our flight to Lord Howe Island. Upon our arrival we are transferred to our accommodation where we will meet our hosts, Anthony and Judy and settle in for the next 6 nights. Tonight we will enjoy a slide show and experience a Lord Howe Island tradition with a Fish Fry BBQ dinner on a beautiful property amongst the tropical gardens and palms.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements. Refreshments on flight.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

LOCAL SIGHTSEEING AND ISLAND CRUISE

 

This morning after our breakfast, we will get a feel for this unique island. The group will be split into two with one group going with hosts Janine and Peter on the Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tour for a fun and informal bus tour of Lord Howe Island’s more interesting nooks and crannies. Janine is a fifth generation islander - her Great Grandfather was American whaler, Nathan Chase Thompson who settled on the island in the 1850’s. Peter was the island’s Post Master. He has had a number of his photos and stories published as well as writing a book on the island’s history. We will learn more on this three hour tour, than if we spent a week searching things out by ourselves! The second group will view the island the way it was discovered - from the sea.    On our two hour Island Cruise aboard “Lulawai” we will view North Head Cave and cruise along the magnificent volcanic cliffs and spectacular mountain bases. We pass close by the Admiralty Isles with the thousands of sea birds which nest there. Whilst on board, crew members will point out landmarks, native wildlife as well as answer any questions we may have about beautiful Lord Howe Island. This afternoon we will take part in the alternative activity to what was enjoyed this morning. We will later regroup and enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

SIGHTSEEING THE NORTH BAY

 

After breakfast we explore the northern aspects of the Island, viewing fish and coral of the world’s most Southern Coral Reef as we cruise slowly to the beautiful North Bay. We drift over the wreck of the “Favourite” on our purpose built vessel “Adventure One” and can enjoy turtle spotting of the Green and Hawks Bill turtles through the boat’s glass bottom. We will be joined by a 6th generation islander who will provide us with historical commentary and for the adventurous, we can use the snorkel gear on board to snorkel the wreck below. While at North Bay we are able to view the area in different ways - some may wish to take a short climb up Mt Eliza with its panoramic views, some may walk to the Old Gluch and Herring Pools, perhaps view the sea bird rookery with a guided bird walk, or just sit and laze the day away. Upon returning back to our accommodation we have time to freshen up before being treated to dinner at a local restaurant.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

RON’S RAMBLE WALKING TOUR

 

This morning we have free time to explore the island at our own leisure. After lunch we join local resident Ron and hear his boundless knowledge of Lord Howe Island as we take a relaxed 3km Environmental History walk with him. We pass through lovely forests, a mutton-bird rookery, see cliff top views, giant banyans, the valley of shadows, clear place and Balls Pyramid. We start from the much younger land forms where most of the islands residents live and roam into more ancient areas. The reason why Lord Howe is slowly disappearing will be explained and why its sister islands have long gone. This is a great island introduction as we learn about the palm and tourist industry, flora, bush tucker and medicine, birds, volcanic history, snippets of colourful local history and more. This afternoon before dinner in a local restaurant, we are treated to an historical film in the local hall.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

CORAL VIEWING

 

This morning we enjoy a cruise that will cater for everyone, experiencing Lord Howe Islands World Heritage marine environment on board a glass bottom boat. We can either sit in comfort while we view the marine paradise below us, or snorkel Erscott’s Hole and be amazed at the islands incredible marine biodiversity. We will be able to observe a natural feeding event that will attract some of the reefs larger and more exotic fish species. The tour operates within the sheltered waters of the lagoon, and snorkelling equipment is provided if you would like to take part. The tour is guided by a local Marine Dive Master who will talk us through the diverse environment in the lagoon. This afternoon we have free time to explore at leisure or just relax at our accommodation. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

MOUNTAINS TOUR

 

This morning, we walk to Little Island with Ron Ramble. He will take us to the fascinating mountainous end of the Island to begin a 1km level stroll to the base of the mountains. We will see Little Island and where the lagoons reef comes to its southern end. Rock was obtained here for the building of the airstrip and start to the Mt Gower walk. After a rest to enjoy the views and a photo or two, we stroll back and join our guide Ron for lunch. What better way to enjoy a day, nice walk, food and company. This afternoon we spend exploring the incredible underwater life and relaxing on the white sand of Ned’s Beach. Tonight we enjoy our last evening meal together at a local restaurant.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

HOME

 

We have some free time this morning for a leisurely last minute stroll down to the Museum, or perhaps a walk through Steven’s Reserve. We enjoy lunch before we travel to the Lord Howe Airport for our return flight home via Sydney and then onto Melbourne. At Tullamarine our chauffeurs will await our arrival to return us safely home, with memories of a fascinating and rewarding tour.

 

Refreshments on flight.

Lord Howe Island Tour 3 2019

Lord Howe Island Tour 3 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 60 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation 60 to 1 days before tour departure date, No Refund. 

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.