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Wine and dine your way through Tassie, sampling the finest food, wine, whiskey and gin, all of which is brought to life by the charismatic locals
Tasmania is a place that is best explored like a local. Wine and dine your way through Tassie, sampling the finest local produce, home grown wine, whiskey and gin, all of which is brought to life by the charismatic locals. Explore the pristine natural wilderness, uncover the unique history and immerse yourself in the must-see highlights.This trip is part of Insight Vacations' Local Escapes, a selection of local journeys that feature a max of 22 guests, staggered seating on the coach and the potential to have a double seat if travelling solo. Insight Vacations has new measures in place to allow for comfortable physical distancing all while guests explore close to home.****SCROLL DOWN FOR ALTERNATIVE FOODIE TOURS****
6 Day Food & Wine Tour from $3895
- Various Departures up until Dec 2021
- Includes 5 Breakfast 4 Dinners (3 with wine) & 3 Lunches
- Small Group Tour.. Max of 22 guests
- Discover the magnificent landscape and abundant wildlife of Bruny Island.
- Take in sweeping views of Bruny Island as you savour a delicious lunch at Pennicott's beachside restaurant.
- Raise a dram with your fellow travellers during your visit to Shene Estate, home to several world renowned and awarded whiskeys.
- Be amazed by the history and beauty of the property which dates to convict days.
- Admire Hobart's panorama from Mt Nelson and stroll around the quaint streets of Battery Point.
- Visit the historic cascade brewery.
- Be awestruck by the remarkable coastal views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse and lookout.
- Enjoy as tasting at Craigie Knowe Winery, the East Coast’s oldest winery .
- Indulge in a seasonal three-course lunch Agrarian Kitchen Eatery... a former mental asylum transformed into one of Tassie's dining gems.
- Feast on a three-course homecooked dinner in the grand, yet relaxed, Quamby estate, previously home to Sir Richard Dry.
- Toast your memories with your fellow travellers in a Celebration Dinner in one of Hobart's local restaurants.
Day 1 ... Welcome to Hobart
Your driver meets you at Hobart airport and transfers you to your hotel. Later, travel to New Norfolk following the River Derwent to the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery for your tasty three-course lunch. The restaurant is housed in the town’s historic, former asylum offering vast spaces, large windows and high ceilings and it has become a celebration of local, seasonal produce. Farmers and fishermen provide the high-quality ingredients, the kitchen works its magic, and these, combined with friendly local service create a beautiful and unique dining experience. Next, explore the Hobart area with Insight Choice. Visit the Derwent Estate and sample their signature wines at the historic Limestone cottage cellar door. Alternatively, visit the iconic Museum of New and Old Art, a privately funded collection by David Walsh. Take your time wandering among the unusual exhibits, hear an overview of the various artworks and catch a ferry back to Hobart at your leisure. Tonight enjoy a scrumptious three-course dinner in one of the city’s favourite restaurants.
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner with Wine. Accommodation: Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
Day 2 ... Relaxed Start - Bruny Island
This morning after breakfast, meet your Travel Director in the foyer before heading across to the historic Hobart Docks to begin your gourmet day tour of Bruny Island. Today you’ll take in spectacular landscapes, walk upon deserted beaches and taste delicious local produce from across the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch with local wine, beer or cider at Pennicott’s beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay, meet the producers and farmers across the island as you hear their stories and try cheeses, freshly shucked oysters, handmade fudge, honey, wine and more! Make Travel Matter as your Pennicott Wilderness guide will discuss the many important conservation projects that are taking place on the island to ensure this natural environment remains as pristine in years to come as it does today.This afternoon, you’ll make your way back to Hobart for a free evening at leisure for you to explore.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation : Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
Day 3 ... Wineries and Freycinet National Park
Enjoy an orientation tour of Hobart and see the historic Cascade Brewery, admire the city panorama from Mt Nelson and stroll around the quaint streets of Battery Point. Cross the River Derwent and travel through valleys and past the Rocky Hills to Boomer Creek Vineyard for a local wine tasting. It’s then onto Craigie Knowe Winery, the East Coast's oldest winery. This family run enterprise continues the vision of founder John Austwick, who planted the first vines in 1979. Sample their wines and enjoy lunch before setting off to your hotel, Freycinet Lodge in the heart of Freycinet National Park. This afternoon you may like to take the 90-minute round trip hike up to the lookout to view the stunning Wineglass Bay, or for those looking for a lighter activity, why not take a leisurely walk around Cape Tourville Lighthouse? Alternatively you may just prefer to enjoy the resort with a stroll along the beach in front of the hotel, or just relax with a wine on the balcony before your BBQ dinner this evening which you will enjoy whilst watching the sun set over magnificent Coles Bay.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay.
Day 4 ... Inland Adventures
After breakfast, you’ll travel through the quaint towns of Bicheno and Scamander as you make your way north up the east coast to the world-renowned Bay of Fires. Feel the white sand between your toes as you explore one of the most pristine environments on earth. Head inland past forest reserves and farmlands to riverside Launceston, one of Australia's oldest cities with many Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stay at the unique Peppers Silo Hotel, a heritage former grain silo converted into sophisticated accommodation. Tonight, dine at the Homestead at Quamby Estate in the heart of the stunning Meander Valley, also the ancestral home of Tasmania's firstborn Premier, Sir Richard Dry. Meet your local hosts Emma and Chef Sarah and indulge in a three-course homecooked dinner.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine. Accommodation: Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston
Day 5 ... Return to Hobart
This morning journey through the Midlands and visit tranquil Ross, an idyllic village rich in colonial history. Walk amongst its buildings from Australia’s earliest years and cross its 19th century sandstone carved bridge. Continue to historic Shene Estate Distillery, home to Tasmania’s only triple distilled whiskey and embark on a tasting journey of whiskey and gin. Spending time at this property is truly a treat, as you’ll soak in the rich history and beauty while sipping on some of the highest quality whiskey produced. Return to Hobart and come together for a Celebration Dinner.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine. Accommodation: Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
Day 6 ... Farewell Hobart
This morning, your trip concludes after breakfast. Take your complimentary transfer to Hobart Airport for your onward journey.
Included Meals: Breakfast