A deposit of $400 per person is required to secure your booking. This deposit is refundable or transferable if the tour does not proceed due to COVID-19 or border restrictions.
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your Kings Tour Manager and fellow passengers and fly to Melbourne. Upon arrival in Melbourne we are met by our coach who will transfer you to the hotel. Settle in before enjoying our first dinner tonight as a group.
Hotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne for 3 nights
This morning we enjoy a relaxing morning cruise on a Tramboat. We see the developing Docklands Precinct, under the Bolte Bridge into the mighty Port of Melbourne where large container ships load their wares. We cruise past the infamous Coode Island to the Westgate Bridge before returning to shore. Lunch today is in the opulent surroundings at Crown Casinos’ Conservatory restaurant. After lunch we head to the Eureka Tower and for those who wish can head up to the top. Returning to the hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Today we head to the Dandenong Ranges. We start at the top of Mount Dandenong at Sky High before continuing to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden. Here we also visit the National Rhododenron Garden. Lunch has been arranged at the Cuckoo Restaurant before we take a ride on the historic Puffing Billy Steam train.
We leave Melbourne today and travel through the scenic route into “Kelly Country”, stopping in Mansfield for a tour of the town and enjoy lunch at Mansfield Golf Club. From here we head to our destination of Albury, home for the next 4 nights and on arrival we enjoy a guided tour of Albury.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Hovell Tree Albury for 4 nights
The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country. We meet our local guide for a town tour of Bright before we enjoy the festivities. We’re lucky enough to be here for the highlight of the festival – the Rotary Gala Day! So we can enjoy the markets, bands and entertainment at our leisure followed this afternoon by the Grand Parade, the highlight of the festival! We make a time and meet up to return to Albury for dinner in the motel.
Our touring today takes us into the Milawa gourmet region, where we stop at multiple venues including a visit to Tolpuddle Farm specializing in goat cheeses, Milawa Mustards, The Olive Shop and Brown Brothers Vineyard. It is here we also enjoy lunch. After lunch we travel to Beechworth, where on arrival we will be joined on the coach by a local expert who will show us around the town which is one of Victoria’s best preserved gold rush towns. Next we embark on a tour of the historic Court House and hear about Ned Kellys trail. After an interesting day we return to Albury where we have the evening at leisure.
After breakfast we follow the Mighty Murray west to Mulwala and cross the river to Yarrawonga which is situated on Lake Mulwala – the next downstream reservoir from Lake Hume. We embark on a short cruise aboard the MV Paradise Queen and enjoy morning tea whilst passing towering river red gums and dozens of sandy beaches. Back on dry land, we head to Rutherglen and enjoy wine tasting at All Saints Estate followed by a tour and lunch at Indigo Cheese Company. After lunch we venture to Corowa to visit the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory. After a day of gourmet delights we return to the hotel for our final night together.
With our bags packed full of wonderful memories we reboard the coach and make our way to Melbourne Airport for our flight home to Perth. On the way we stop at the Hanging Rock Café for lunch and sensational views of Hanging Rock. On arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to take you home.