Indulge in the merriment that is Christmas in Melbourne. Christmas shopping, gourmet food and unique travel experiences are all waiting for you on this tour. Its as unique as a snowflake.
Price: $2,780.00 per person Twin Share | $3,620.00 per person Single
Final Payment Due: 6th November 2022
· Hobart Airport Transfers Home Pick Up and Drop Off
· Airport Transfers Airport to Hotel return
· Melbourne City Sights Tour
· 5 Nights Accommodation at the Sheraton Docklands with breakfast daily
· Great Ocean Road Tour including morning tea, lunch and full commentary
· The Q Train Degustation Lunch Journey along the Bellarine Peninsula with ferry transfers from Docklands
· The Chocaholic Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Chocolate and Dessert Walking Tour
· A Christmas shopping in Melbourne or experience the city sights on the City Circle Tram
· Visit the Eureka Tower
· Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Melbourne
· Dinner at Crown Casino Emporio Restaurant
Pick Ups: Pick Up Times will be advised closer to the departure date.
Day 1 - December 6
Today we are up, up and away with Virgin Australia heading to Melbourne for a right old knees up of Christmas shopping, experiences and fine dining. After arrival we are off for a city sights and bayside tour with lunch down at St. Kilda, we will also check out the famous Brighton Beach with its colourful historic bathing boxes. After hotel check in there is ample time to explore the Docklands area or head to Harbour Town Shopping Centre across the road from your accommodation to get an early start on your shopping. This tour has been timed to take advantage of the Melbourne Christmas Festival with events taking place all over the city during your stay. The Melbourne Docklands area and Four Points Sheraton is your home for the next 5 nights.
Day 2 - December 7
Today we are off to Victoria's Great Ocean Road, an amazing experience at any time of the year. One of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 243 km along the southern coast of Victoria. Travel it and you will discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an everchanging hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches.
Tour Highlights Include: The Twelve Apostles and Shipwreck Coast viewpoints, Split Point Lighthouse and coastal lookouts, Seaside townships of Lorne and Apollo Bay, Multiple stops along the Great Ocean Road for breathtaking photo opportunities, Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.
Day 3 - December 8
Today we let you lose in the City of Melbourne to explore the city in all its Christmas finery. There is shopping to be done, or if you are looking to treat yourself to that special present you won't find a more alluring city to do it. Check out the Myers Christmas windows or catch the City Circle Tram to explore new city sights. The tram and city shuttle bus stops outside the hotel, how good is that for convenience in getting all those purchases back to your accommodation. Enjoy the activities and shopping experiences with the Christmas festival while in town. You will certainly be in the Christmas spirit by the end of the day.
Save some energy for tonight as we are heading out on a Dinner Cruise with the Spirit of Melbourne offering a truly unique experience. With a tantalising four course menu (inclusive of beverages) and a vibrant atmosphere, you'll enjoy delectable food whilst cruising down the Yarra River by night. An experience you'll never forget, the Spirit of Melbourne represents one of the best dinner options in Melbourne.
Day 4 - December 9
We have a big day ahead of us today and it is all class and finery. We are catching the ferry from the Docklands which is handy to our accommodation which will take us to the Q Train. As the train whistle sounds your journey begins, travelling along the beautiful Bellarine Railway, offering views of the rolling hills of The Bellarine. One of your courses will be served soon after departure. Feel free to ask any of our staff about the rich history of our train, our locomotives or the renovation journey.The Q Train will pause at Suma Park Historic Homestead, where we encourage you to stretch your legs. When the train is pulled by our Steam Locomotive 3620, there will be a unique photo opportunity here as well. Then your journey continues as we travel alongside beautiful Swan Bay. The Q Train runs for approximately 3 hours. As The Q Train closes its return journey into the Railway station, the staff will make their way around the train to make sure you enjoyed your trip.B, L
Day 5 - December 10
Today's Melbourne adventure has us in the laneways and arcades of the Melbourne CBD on the Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Chocolate and Dessert Walking Tour. How good does that sound. This walking tour is a premium experience for food lovers and sweet tooths alike. A delicious opportunity to uncover some of the finest couverture chocolate in Melbourne, meet some of the chocolate makers and to enjoy incredible patisserie through some specially crafted exclusive experiences. Don't worry about the calories, if you are walking while eating chocolate, they don't count, right?
After an incredible journey around the city a savoury lunch is called for, with so many choices to be had and if there is a special restaurant or café you have always wanted to try, today is the day. We head off after lunch to the dizzying heights of the Eureka Skydeck. Featuring the Sothern Hemisphere's highest observation deck, the Melbourne Skydeck experience dazzles, entertains and informs through its spectacular and ever-changing views, state of the art virtual and augmented reality technology and the Melbourne Skydeck App.
We are not finished with this day yet, as this evening we are off to Crown Casino for dinner at the Emporio restaurant with its authentically Italian feeling both in its food and atmosphere. With an Italian-inspired open kitchen, chefs prepare delicious food in a distinctly Italian way. There will be time if inclined to try your luck at the tables, maybe win back your shopping bill.
Day 6 - December 11
Oh No! This morning we check out and head back to the airport and home to Hobart. Make sure that you are aware of the luggage limit on your suitcase as you don't want any surprises at the airport.B
B=Breakfast, MT=Morning Tea, L =Lunch, D=Dinner
BOOKING INFORMATION AND PAYMENT METHODS
Post in booking request/s with cheque to PO Box 73, Richmond 7025 and we will do the rest, please include your pick-up point and best contact number.
BANK TRANSFER: BSB: 807 009 Account: 6017 6352 Name: RS Byrne
DAY TOURS: to secure your seat, full payment is required immediately. If you are unable to attend a day tour, we require 48 hours notice and we can provide you with a credit to use on another day tour. Cancellation under 48 hours is non-refundable.
MULTI-DAY TOURS: to secure your seat, a deposit is required immediately. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to other tours. There will be a final date provided for the remainder of the package payment.
PASSENGER FORMS: All travellers on our Multi Day and Interstate/ International Tours are required to complete a Passenger Form which includes details of dietary, mobility and next of kin. This only needs to be completed once or updated when your details change.
COVID19 VACCINATION: We require your COVID Vaccination information and ask for copy of your Vaccination Certificate to keep on file when you pay your initial deposit for a tour booking as our suppliers such as hotels & airlines are now requiring this information.
If we cancel a tour for any reason, we can provide a refund or credit to be used within 18 months.
PICK UP: If you have a group of 6 or more, we can arrange a separate pick up for you.
POSTAGE: Due to increased cost of postage & delays we will not be posting payment receipts. We encourage you to visit us at our office if you require a receipt or provide us with an email address.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend you obtain appropriate travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit for any of our multi-day tours. We can provide you with a quotation.
PRICE CHANGES: Prices may change without notification.
ITINERARY CHANGES: We reserve the right to alter or omit any part of the itinerary.
SAFETY: Coal River Coaches reserves the right to decline to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of the tour, or who may require services that we cannot guarantee will be available, or if meals (due to certain dietary requirements) cannot be catered for.
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