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Discover the Beauty of Floriade – Australia’s Largest Flower Festival!

$2,390 or 5 monthly payments of $478.00
9 days/8 nights
Per Adult

9 Day Canberra Floriade Tour for seniors

Spring time is in the air! What better way to celebrate than with this exclusive 9 day journey to Australia's biggest celebration of spring, the iconic Canberra Floriade. Make your way down to the country town of Tamworth, explore the vineyards at the Hunter Valley and visit the beautiful Blue Mounta...

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Highlights

  • Travel in Luxury Air-conditioned Coach 
    Accompanied by experienced tour guide
  • Itinerary exclusively made for senior travellers
  • Enjoy both Queensland and New South Wales country destinations as well as  Australia’s largest flower festival, The Canberra Floriade.
  • Amazing tour inclusions such as Morning Tea at Abbey of the Roses, Bowral Tulips and Wine tasting in Hunter Valley
  • Departs 27 Sep 2018


Itinerary

Day 1, Thursday, 27 SEP
In the morning, you will depart Brisbane flying to Sydney with your fellow travellers. Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be met by your Travel Team Tour Host and begin your coach journey to Canberra where you will spend the next three nights. Before arriving to the hotel, you'll stop by Mt Ainslie lookout for picture perfect views of Australia’s capital. Take in Lake Burley Griffin and many of Canberra’s national attractions, framed by picturesque mountain ranges. Later this afternoon, you will drive through the Embassy Precinct.
Stay: Vibe Hotel Canberra
Meals: Dinner

Day 2, Friday, 28 SEP
After breakfast this morning you will visit the delightful and fascinating miniature landscapes of Cockington Green, ride the miniature steam trains and be captivated by this enchanting world featuring house and monuments from more than 30 different countries. The day keeps getting better with a visit to the spectacular Tulip Top gardens. After lunch, (at own expense) you will head to the Australian War Memorial, finishing the visit with the moving closing ceremony.
Stay: Vibe Hotel Canberra
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3, Saturday, 29 SEP
You will start the day with a visit and tour of Parliament House. Find some of Australia’s finest historical treasures and contemporary art on display throughout the building. After the tour it’s time to enjoy the spectacle of millions of flowers comprising Australia’s largest flower festival, Floriade. To complete the day you will have a visit to the National Arboretum for afternoon tea and a guided coach tour, showcasing the forests of Australia and the world.
Stay: Vibe Hotel Canberra
Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Dinner

Day 4, Sunday, 30 SEP
This morning, say goodbye to Canberra as you make your way to the Blue Mountains, visiting the wonderful tulips of Corbett Gardens in Bowral along the way. The garden is one of the regions oldest and most beautiful parks, you’ll be mesmerised by over 75,000 massed tulips on display. You will spend two nights in Katoomba.
Stay: Skyrider Motor Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Monday, 1 OCT
The day starts with pure delights as you drive to Echo Point for breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley and the iconic Three Sisters. Then it’s time to view the lovely gardens of Katoomba and Leura before a delightful morning tea at Bygone Beauties in Leura. Known for the largest privately owned Tea Pot collection in the world, Bygone Beauties offers a truly memorable experience. After morning tea, you will travel to Scenic World to enjoy a gondola or vertical railway ride (optional) and souvenir shopping, before returning to your accommodation.
Stay: Skyrider Motor Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6, Tuesay , 2 OCT
Leaving the Blue Mountains today, you will drive down through Sydney and along the Pacific Motorway to the Hunter Valley for a two night stay in Cessnock. You will have the chance to see the interesting murals of Kurri Kurri along the way. Kurri Kurri has over sixty outdoor public artworks on display, showcasing the history and heritage of this region.
Stay: Wine Country Motor Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7, Wednesday , 3 OCT
Today will be spent seeing the sights of the Hunter Valley. Soak up nature at its most stunning at the Hunter Valley Gardens for a tour followed by lunch. Be inspired by the ten individually themed gardens that showcase both native and exotic varieties of plants. Later this afternoon you will have time to visit a winery for a tasting and explore some of the local specialty stores.
Stay: Wine Country Motor Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8, Thursday, 4 OCT
This morning, depart for Armidale, visiting the country town of Tamworth along the way. Known for its country music, you will visit the Golden Guitar and Waxworks as well as having time for lunch (at own expense). Tonight, dinner will be at your hotel.
Stay: Country Comfort
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 9, Friday, 5 OCT
After breakfast, you will leave Armidale and visit the Standing Stones in Glen Innes. The site serves as a cultural gathering place for people from the Celtic communities. Later, you will arrive in Tenterfield for a tour of the School of Arts and lunch. As a final touch, you will visit the Abbey of the Roses in Warwick for afternoon tea, before arriving back in Brisbane later this afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea


INCLUDES

INCLUDES

  • Luxury Air- conditioned Coach Travel
  • Economy Airfare between Sydney and Brisbane ( For SYD and BNE options only)
  • Return Economy Airfare between MEL and BNE on Day 1 and SYD and MEL on Day 9 ( For MEL option only)
  • Accommodation in 3 to 4 Star Hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Morning Tea at Abbey of the Roses
  • Tenterfield School of Arts
  • Tamworth Golden Guitar and Wax Museum
  • Tulip Top Gardens
  • Cockington Green
  • View Canberra's National Monuments
  • National Arboretum with Afternoon Tea
  • Floriade, Canberra's Foral Festival
  • Bowral Tulips Morning Tea at Bygone Beauties
  • Hunter Valley Gardens Tour & Lunch Tour Host

EXCLUDES
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Meals unless specified
  • Beverages unless specified
  • Items of a personal nature

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fine print

  • Valid for travel: 27 Sep 2018
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10 on www.insureandgo.com.au

For passengers travelling on a MODERATE tour: Passengers require a moderate fitness level to participate. All passengers must be able to:
  • Walk for 10 mins straight without having to stop, sit down or rest
  • Walk over uneven ground with no paving
  • Walk an incline equal to a flight of stairs, without stopping
  • Get in and out of transportation unassisted
  • Stand for 30 mins, without needing to sit down
  • Manage own luggage
  • Moderate fitness

booking essentials

  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.

booking guarantee

The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

travel period





Tour starts from Brisbane: 27 Sep 2018 

pricing options

Twin / Single Package Option Price
twin MEL $2,740.00
single SYD $3,280.00
twin SYD $2,390.00
single MEL $3,630.00
twin BNE $2,390.00
single BNE $3,280.00

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