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.

King Island Adventure Tour 2

King Island Adventure Tour 2 - 4 Days

18th November – 21st November, 2019

Explore this quiet, peaceful paradise. A true gastronomical gourmet delight for the senses! The scenery is beautiful and the locals are friendly. It’s a real hidden treasure.

To maximize your experience on King Island, you will need to be fit and able.
Please note the motel dining room is upstairs. Walking frames are not recommended.

   

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $3,095
Repeat clientele twin share  $3,045
Single supplement room  $300
​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.
  • Return flights from Essendon Airport to King Island.
  • 3 nights accommodation at Boomerang by the Sea, Currie.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • All meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, lunches and morning teas.
  • Tour escorted from Melbourne by O’Shannessy’s Tour Director.

Farm Tour, Currie Museum and Lighthouse, Calcified Forest, Grassy, Naracoopa, Sea Elephant Bay, View the Fairy Penguins, Yellow Rock River, Penny’s Lagoon, Martha Lavinia Beach, Cape Wickham Lighthouse and King Island Dairy.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
3 nights on King Island

Itinerary

FLIGHT TO KING ISLAND

 

Discover King Island on our four day adventure and explore an island rich in history with shipwrecks, lighthouses and jagged reefs, bountiful with long stretching sandy beaches and lush green pastures. We travel to Essendon Airport to board our flight to King Island. On arrival we’ll receive a friendly King Island welcome by our tour guide and taken to Boomerang by the Sea, our accommodation where we will stay while on this idyllic island. We will admire watching the sunset across the water whilst we enjoy dinner at the hotel.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Boomerang by the Sea, CURRIE

FARM TOUR - CURRIE - MUSEUM

 

King Island produce is sought after around the world by so many top restaurants. This morning we will visit a local farm to learn about some of the island’s agriculture. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the island’s main township of Currie and visit King Island’s Historical Society Museum which is housed in the old lighthouse keeper’s residence. We’ll discover the island’s history where there is an emphasis on material from shipwrecks. From the museum we can see the nearby Currie Lighthouse, a wrought iron structure which was prefabricated in England and sent to King Island in 312 pieces to be assembled in 1879.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Boomerang by the Sea, CURRIE

CALCIFIED FOREST - NARACOOPA - GRASSY - PENGUINS

 

Today we visit Seal Rocks State Reserve at the southern tip of the island, home to a calcified forest. We follow the walking track to the viewing platform overlooking the 7,000 year old remains of an ancient forest revealed when the lime laden sand, which had covered and preserved its stumps, trunks and branches, was blown away. Next stop is Grassy, once a thriving mining town but since the closure of the town’s mine, Grassy has reinvented itself as a vibrant village with a the small community of locals expanding to include creative’s and holiday makers. Grassy is a popular deep water fishing harbour and home to the island’s main port. We then travel to the east coast, past the City of Melbourne Bay to Naracoopa and admire the white sandy beaches of Sea Elephant Bay. After dinner we venture out to view the fairy penguins at dusk as they parade to their nests. Look out for the local wildlife on our return to Currie.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Boomerang by the Sea, CURRIE

PENNY’S LAGOON - CAPE WICKHAM - KING ISLAND CHEESE - HOME

 

As we travel north today, watch out for wild turkeys crossing the road, peacocks, geese and ring-necked pheasants feeding in roadside paddocks. We view the Yellow Rock River and the panoramas of Christmas and New Year Islands from Yellow Rock Beach. We’ll visit Penny’s Lagoon, a suspended lake (one of only three in the world). We then visit beautiful Martha Lavinia Beach where the miles of pale sand and is a drawcard for surfers, fishermen and shell collectors. Standing proudly at the northern most tip of the Island is Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Built in 1861 using local granite, it is the tallest lighthouse in the Southern hemisphere. We can reflect on the heartbreak of shipwrecks as we view the grave stones of the crews of the “Neva” and “Loch Leven” and gaze out across Bass Strait at the distant wreck sites. Returning south we visit the world renowned King Island Dairy for an opportunity to taste the speciality cheese in the Fromagerie, and purchase from the range of delicious prize winning dairy products. This afternoon we fly back to the mainland with fond memories of this quiet, peaceful paradise. We are met at Essendon airport by our chauffeurs who will return us safely home.

King Island Adventure Tour 2 2019

King Island Adventure 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 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.

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.

Tassie All Over

Tassie all over - 11 Days

12th November – 22nd November, 2019

A memorable tour of the natural beauty of Tasmania

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share $4395
Repeat clientele twin share  $4345
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $930
​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).

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.
  • 2 nights private ensuite accommodation aboard the Spirit of Tasmania. Each room has twin beds and porthole.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Most meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (3 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Launceston - City Centre and Cataract Gorge, Tamar Valley, Scottsdale, and Derby, Ledgerwood and Weldborough Pass, St Helens, East Coast Nature World, Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Bridge and  Derwent River, Hobart, Grandvewe Dairy, Crawleighwood Gardens, Home Hill Winery, Sorell Causeway and Tasman Peninsula, Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay, Port Arthur Convict Settlement, Battery Point, Constitution Docks, Famous Salamanca Open-Air Markets, Richmond, Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens, Derwent Valley, New Norfolk & Tarraleah Gorge, ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’, Wild Rivers Nat. Park and Nelson Falls, Chamouni Valley, Queenstown and Strahan, Macquarie Harbour, Zeehan ‘Silver City’, Cradle Mountain Nat Park, Wilderness Gallery, Stanley, ‘The Nut’ and Table Cape, Burnie and Sheffield and House of Anvers - Chocolate Experience.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
4 nights in Hobart and 2 nights in Strahan.

 

CRUISES
Spirit of Tasmania (porthole cabin) each way, Harbour Cruise - Port Arthur Historic Site and World Heritage Gordon River Cruise.

Itinerary

PORT MELBOURNE - SPIRIT OF TASMANIA - PORT PHILLIP BAY

 

Mid afternoon we travel to Station Pier Port Melbourne to board the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ for the overnight cruise to Devonport. We will have dinner on board before having time to explore the many interesting features of this exciting vessel including the bars, cinemas and entertainment areas. Settle into your own ensuite twin berth porthole cabin.

 

OVERNIGHT: Spirit of Tasmania

LAUNCESTON - NORTH EAST - ST. HELENS

 

On arrival at Devonport Terminal, we disembark and are escorted to our coach. After enjoying breakfast, we tour through the picturesque countryside to the northern city of Launceston where highlights include the city centre and beautiful Cataract Gorge. Stroll the peacock gardens, cross the suspension foot-bridge or take an optional (own expense) chairlift ride across one of the longest single-span chairlifts in the world. We continue on to gain views of the picturesque Tamar Valley, before touring the North East to the rich agricultural region of Scottsdale and former tin mining centre of Derby. We will view the tree carvings at Legerwood and cross Weldborough Pass through the myrtle rainforest before descending to the East Coast at St. Helens, with its white sands and fishing fleet. We have time to settle into our accommodation and enjoy a stroll or just relax on the deck overlooking beautiful Georges Bay.

 

OVERNIGHT: Tidal Waters Resort, ST HELENS

TASMANIAN DEVILS - TASMAN SEA - FREYCINET PENINSULA - HOBART

 

Today we head south beside the blue waters of the Tasman Sea, through fishing and holiday villages of Scamander and Bicheno. We visit East Coast Natureworld to learn about the threat to the Tasmanian Devil, before viewing the ‘Gulch’ fishing harbour and the ocean blowhole. We then continue to picturesque Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park with its jagged pink granite peaks, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. After lunch we’ll enjoy magnificent coastal views during the easy walk at Cape Tourville to the Lighthouse. Early afternoon we rejoin the Tasman Highway, passing through Swansea and pausing at the convict built, enigmatic Spiky Bridge. We follow the Prosser River Valley through Buckland and Cambridge and cross the picturesque Derwent River into the city of Hobart nestling at the foot of majestic Mt. Wellington.  Our accommodation for the next 4 nights is at the centrally located Old Woolstore.

 

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

GRANDVEWE SHEEP DAIRY -CRAWLEIGHWOOD GARDEN - WREST POINT

 

This morning we travel south beside the picturesque Derwent River. We visit Grandvewe for an informative tour and tasting at this ewenique sheep dairy. We then travel to nearby Crawleighwood Garden, a wonderful 2 hectare garden nestled in the scenic hills of Cygnet. The garden features lush woodland and rainforest with a eclectic variety of plants. After lunch at Home Hill Winery Restaurant, we return to Hobart along the Huon Highway. Our dinner tonight is a buffet at Australia’s oldest Casino, Wrest Point. There will be time for a flutter before viewing the city lights on return to our accommodation.

 

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

SALAMANCA MARKETS - RICHMOND - BOTANICAL GARDENS

 

A relaxed day of touring around the city of Hobart includes historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Docks and the waterfront. As it is Saturday morning, we take the opportunity to explore the famous Salamanca open-air Market with its bustle and buskers, colour and excitement. We cross the Derwent River to the historic village of Richmond. You may like to walk across Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour between 1823 and 1825. Visit the cemetery of Australia’s oldest remaining Catholic Church, St John the Evangelist, built in 1836, or browse through the many delightful craft shops, galleries and food stores. Pause to enjoy some quiet moments in Hobart’s Royal Botanical Gardens before returning to our accommodation. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax or explore as you wish.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

TASMAN PENINSULA - PORT ARTHUR

 

We travel via Sorell Causeway and Midway Point for our full day tour to the Tasman Peninsula, taking in magnificent views from the look-out above picturesque Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay before continuing to the Port Arthur Convict Settlement. Within the 40 hectares of landscaped grounds lies a rich history of Australia’s convict past. Included in the entry is a guided walking tour, a short Harbour Cruise, access to the Visitor Centre and Interpretation Gallery as well as more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored gardens and houses. Explore as you wish before departing the Historic Site to tour beside Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays back to Hobart.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

DERWENT VALLEY - NEW NORFOLK - 'THE WALL' - QUEENSTOWN

 

We farewell Hobart to follow the Derwent Valley through hop fields and hills to historic New Norfolk. We climb the Central Plateau through highland trout-lakes country to Tarraleah Gorge, site of an early Hydro-electric Power Station. We visit ‘The Wall in The Wilderness’ - an extraordinary work of art being crafted, telling the story of Tasmania’s Central Highlands and experience the wonders of Gondwanaland during a short rainforest walk in the Wild Rivers National Park to Nelson Falls. We observe the altered landscape of bare, colourful hills as we cross Lake Burbury and descend through the ghost towns of the Chamouni Valley to the copper mining town of Queenstown. We then continue through to the harbour-side village of Strahan; a beautiful waterfront holiday village, where we will spend the next two nights.

 

OVERNIGHT: Strahan Village, STRAHAN

MACQUARIE HARBOUR - GORDON RIVER CRUISE - STRAHAN

 

We cruise the incomparable Gordon River this morning in the heart of the Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. Cross vast Macquarie Harbour, past Sarah Island, the worst convict settlement of all - and follow the Gordon through stands of ancient Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle rainforest to step ashore for a wilderness board-walk at Heritage Landing. We voyage to Hell's Gates, the aptly named harbour entrance where many early ships were destroyed by ferocious ocean swells. On return to Strahan, there will be opportunity to explore the Village, including the Visitor Centre and Huon Pine Sawmill before returning to our accommodation for a well earned rest.

 

OVERNIGHT: Strahan Village, STRAHAN

CRADLE MOUNTAIN - DOVE LAKE - SMITHTON

 

This morning we tour through the historic mining town of Zeehan. The town was established in the late 1800’s after tin, silver and lead discoveries sparked the largest mining boom in the west. Nicknamed the ‘Silver City’, it quickly grew into Tasmania’s third largest town. We continue north through rainforest and mineral rich mountains, crossing the Vale of Belvior and alpine cattle country to reach Cradle Mountain National Park. We board the shuttle bus to Dove Lake at the foot of the crags of Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim, forest home of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer. We enjoy lunch at Cradle Mountain Hotel and have the opportunity to visit the Wilderness Gallery before following the Highway through mountains and button grass plains to the North West Coast and our overnight accommodation in Smithton.

 

OVERNIGHT: Tall Timbers Resort, SMITHTON

STANLEY - BURNIE - SHEFFIELD MURALS - SPIRIT OF TASMANIA

 

This morning we visit the historical village of Stanley, nestling at the foot of an ancient volcanic core known as “The Nut”. Treat yourself to a chairlift ride to the top for great views of the town and northern coastline (own expense). Marvel at the breathtaking views from the rich agricultural Table Cape with it’s amazing diversity of crops and farms. We tour the industrial city of Burnie and enjoy some free time. We then follow the Bass Highway and scenic coastal route through Penguin and Ulverstone to Devonport and venture into the hinterland to the murals town of Sheffield. Here the local community has recorded the history of the area in life-size paintings on the town walls. On our return to Devonport we detour to visit the delicious The House of Anvers to sample a real chocolate taste sensation at the Belgian Chocolate Factory.  We then board the Spirit of Tasmania where we will enjoy an evening meal on board while cruising across Bass Strait.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: Spirit of Tasmania

PORT PHILLIP BAY - STATION PIER - PORT MELBOURNE

 

Early risers may witness the entry through the Heads into Port Phillip Bay and watch the Melbourne City skyline come into view. We disembark on arrival at Station Pier around 6.30am and enjoy a delicious restaurant breakfast at a nearby hotel to complete a memorable tour of the ‘Apple Isle’. After breakfast, our chauffeurs will take us to our homes, completing a memorable tour of the naturally beautiful Tasmania.

Tassie All Over 2019

Tassie All Over 2019

Thank you for your enquiry. Your request will be processed and our friendly staff will be in contact with you on the next available business day.

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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 fully refundable until 61 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 60 to 15 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 1 days before tour departure date
25% 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.