Ultimate Journeys Exclusive

A Taste Of Tassie Exclusive Small Group Tour with Ultimate Journeys

   
Destination:
Hobart, Australia
Duration:
4 Nights
Offer ends:
05 January 2025
Valid for travel:
5 Sep 2024 - 9 Sep 2024, 7 Nov 2024 - 11 Nov 2024, 6 Mar 2025 - 10 Mar 2025

Details

There is no doubt Hobart’s food and wine scene has well and truly come of age over the past few years and you’ll see why on our five day ‘A Taste of Tassie’ tour. Your food journey begins with a welcome dinner at one of Hobart’s best restaurants. Taste your way across Bruny Island, sampling the island’s local produce. Try the cool climate wines at Home Hill Winery and then savour food from paddock to plate at the Fat Pig Farm's 'A Feast for the Seasons'. Experience a Rockstar afternoon at Mona with a five course degustation lunch at Faro.

Staying in luxury accommodation, this fully escorted small group tour is the ultimate way to experience Hobart’s thriving culinary scene.

• Welcome dinner at Aloft, one of Hobart’s best restaurants
• Taste your way around Bruny Island on a private tour
• Explore the famous Salamanca Market
• Join-in the Saturday Feast at Matthew Evans’ Fat Pig Farm
• Experience Mona Like a Rockstar including five course
degustation lunch at Faro

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Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation in a Superior Hunter Room at MACq 01 Hobart
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink in the Story Bar at MACq 01
  • Welcome dinner at Aloft – five course tasting menu with matched wines
  • Private day tour to Bruny Island including lunch, wine and tastings
  • Free time to explore Salamanca Market
  • Crystal stem wine and cheese tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard
  • Wine tasting at Craigow Winery
  • Two course lunch including a flight of three wines at Frogmore Creek Winery
  • Gin or whiskey tasting at Killara Distillery
  • Mona Like a Rockstar experience including five course degustation lunch and matched wines
  • Return Posh Pit ferry transfers to Mona, including complimentary drinks and canapes
  • Farewell two course dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant
  • Return private car transfers from Hobart Airport to hotel
  • Services of tour leader and professional driver/guides
  • Small group travel – maximum 10 people

Itinerary

On arrival at Hobart Airport, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Tonight, meet your fellow travellers over a glass of sparkling wine in the Story Bar before the short walk to Aloft for the welcome dinner. Located on the top floor of the award-winning Brooke Street Pier, Aloft boasts one of the most stunning views of Hobart’s Derwent River. Dolphins, seals, spectacular sunsets, and dramatic weather changes provide a backdrop for what is sure to be a tantalising journey for your tastebuds. The five course tasting menu focuses on local produce with a pan-Asian twist of flavour, inspired by the changing seasons and the raw nature of Tasmania, accompanied by matched wines.

Overnight: MACq 01 Hotel in a Superior Hunter Room
Meals: Dinner with Matched Wines

Enjoy an early breakfast this morning, before embarking on a delicious adventure. Taste your way across Bruny Island, visiting renowned artisan producers on a gourmet wilderness adventure, while discovering the spectacular scenery and cultural heritage of Tasmania’s favourite island. Enjoy award-winning cheeses, premium wines and beer, freshly shucked oysters, handcrafted fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott’s beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.

Meet and hear the stories of island producers including an exclusive cheese and beer experience at Bruny Island Cheese Company and sweet taste sensations from Bruny Island Chocolate Company and Bruny Island Honey.

But it’s not all about the food and wine! Your adventure highlights the unique natural environment of Bruny Island. Take in the glorious views from the iconic Neck Lookout, climbing the 240 wooden steps to take in the narrow isthmus between north and south Bruny Island. Step back in time in the ancient Mavista Rainforest and breathe in the cleanest air as you stroll under the towering canopy. Keep an eye out for the rare white wallabies that thrive on the private reserve.

Overnight: MACq 01 Hotel in a Superior Hunter Room
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with Wine and Tastings

After breakfast, explore the famous Salamanca Market. Held every Saturday, Salamanca Market is one of Australia’s most vibrant and loved outdoor markets. Here, you’ll find a collection of more than 220 stallholders representing artisans, designers and producers. Tasmania’s ‘Own Market’ is one of those special places where you can find Tasmanian handmade goods and home-grown produce, talk to the makers and producers, and discover the heart of this creative and resilient island.

Then, it’s off to the picturesque Coal River Valley wine region to sample some of the most sought-after wines in Southern Tasmania. Our first stop is Puddleduck Vineyard, a boutique family-owned vineyard and winery. Head to the beautiful tasting room overlooking the duck pond and be treated to the special Plumm glass wine tasting experience. The fine crystal Plumm glassware has been designed to showcase the full flavour of the wine.      

Continue along the Coal River Valley loop to Craigow Vineyard, one of the first vineyards established in the valley. Find out why this region is best known for creating cool-climate varieties of Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. Delight in a tasting at the cellar door, which was once a farm worker’s cottage, providing a scenic setting in which to taste the current Craigow vintages.

Arrive at Frogmore Creek for a delicious two course lunch featuring a collection of dishes made from fresh seasonal produce paired with a flight of three wines. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyard and the surrounding valley.

After lunch, visit the historic town of Richmond known for its elegant Georgian architecture and heritage buildings dating back to the 1820’s. See the oldest stone bridge in Australia, browse antique stores or grab an ice cream and wander through this charming town.

Your day ends with a visit to Killara Distillery to learn about the production of hand-crafted single malt whiskey and enjoy a gin or whiskey tasting.

Overnight: MACq 01 Hotel in a Superior Hunter Room
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with Wine Tastings

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then get ready to experience Mona like a Rockstar! Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately-owned gallery and museum - always evolving and often controversial. Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, Tasmanian gambler and maths nerd David Walsh, Mona exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects and modernist masterpieces to a word waterfall and a machine that mimics the human digestive system. Your Rockstar experience kicks off as you board the Mona ferry and settle into the Luxurious Posh Pit – of course! Enjoy Moorilla wine, Moo Brew beer and canapes as you sail up the Derwent River to Mona.

On arrival, enjoy an absinthe-heavy cocktail from the Void Bay before heading into the museum to check out David Walsh’s sprawling underground collection of art and antiquities. Then swan into the museum’s Faro Bar and Restaurant for an excessive, five-course feast imagined by Rockstar executive chef Vince Trim. Sip on fancy wines delivered from Mona’s infamous wine bunker. You’ll then have exclusive access to some neuron-tingling James Turrell artworks to further addle your synapses. Explore David Walsh’s sprawling underground collection of art and antiquities before cruising back to Hobart late afternoon.

Tonight’s farewell dinner at the Old Wharf restaurant, provides an opportunity to reflect on a fabulous few days and say goodbye to new-found friends.

Overnight: MACq 01 Hotel in a Superior Hunter Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Matched Wines and Dinner

All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Terms & Conditions

*Prices are in Australian Dollars and correct as at 4 Aug 23 but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes, or currency exchange. All arrangements are subject to availability, cancellation, or modification due to inclement weather, late running of services or other unforeseen circumstances. A minimum of 8 passengers is required for this tour to operate. A minimum non-refundable deposit equivalent to 20% of the tour cost is payable within 7 days of confirmation of your booking and cancellation prior to final payment will result in your deposit being forfeited. Final payment of your holiday cost is required at least 60 days prior to departure, there will be no refund for bookings cancelled less than 60 days prior to travel. The travel services provided by these suppliers are subject to the conditions imposed by the suppliers and their liability may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, and agreements. Information required at time of booking - full name, including title, initial and surname per ID, any special dietary requirements and mobile contact number. All travellers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to travel on this tour. A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit card which may vary. Travel agents may also charge service fees. Please check all prices, availability, and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Images supplied courtesy of Mona, Bruny Island Traveller, Puddleduck Vineyard and Craigow Vineyard. Ultimate Journeys is a brand of Viva Holidays. The Viva Holidays General Booking Conditions apply, available at www.vivaholidays.com.au/policies/booking-conditions. Other conditions apply - ask for details. Viva Holidays Pty Ltd ABN 78 634 662 294.

From

$3,499* | per person twin share
Ultimate Journeys Exclusive
Destination:
Hobart, Australia
Duration:
4 Nights
Offer ends:
05 January 2025
Valid for travel:
5 Sep 2024 - 9 Sep 2024
7 Nov 2024 - 11 Nov 2024
6 Mar 2025 - 10 Mar 2025

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