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Spring On The Tasmanian East Coast

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Are you just itching to visit the Apple Isle? Do you want to shop at the Salamanca Markets? Or maybe you just want to learn more about the Tasmanian East Coast? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! Victor Tours Travel & Cruise is bringing you an unforgettable 12-day tour to the beautiful Apple Isle. So if you’ve never been to Tasmania, now is your chance! There will be plenty of places to see and food to eat on this trip.

We’re excited for you to join us so keep on reading to know more about this tour to the Tasmanian East Coast.

All aboard the Spirit of Tasmania!

Welcome to our 12-day tour to the Apple Isle. To bring us to our destination, we’re going to take the Spirit of Tasmania. We’ll have enough time to rest on board before arriving in Tasmania.  We head down south to Deloraine to visit Ashgrove cheese and the Yarn artwork. After that, we head to Launceston. Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania. While we’re there, we’ll have time to visit the Cataract Gorge. Feel free to take your time to take pictures and ride the chairlift that crosses the gorge.

A Day for Nature

Don’t you just love how rhododendrons and lavenders just brighten up any room? Well, how about visiting a garden full of them? We’ll visit the Walker heritage Rhododendron Gardens right after we’ve had our breakfast. You can wander through the 100-acre property and appreciate the majestic rhododendrons and trees in the area. We’ll have our morning tea at Bridestowe Lavender Estate where you’ll get to be surrounded by the finest quality lavender flowers while sipping tea paired with lavender scones.

A Cruise along the Freycinet Coastline

We’ve had our time on land; now we’ll spend a day on the water. We’ll start the day by boarding the Wine Glass Bay cruise. Our guide will share his knowledge about the stunning coastline as we dock to Wineglass Bay. Our day doesn’t end there because we’ll have the opportunity to try freshly shucked Freycinet Marine Farm oysters along with a glass of Spring Vale sparkling wine. And do you know what goes well with wine? The creamy Ashgrove farm cheeses. Wineglass Bay is also home to abundant wildlife such as dolphins, seals, albatross and sea eagles. This is a stop you don’t want to miss!

Shopping at the Salamanca Markets

Did you know that the Salamanca Markets have been operating since 1972? It has grown to over 300 stalls today! Salamanca Markets have a wide variety of products, so there’s certainly something for everyone. Take your time to go through the stalls and bring home a trinket or two. After that, we’ll meet up at The Museum of Old and New Art. The museum is uniquely carved out of sandstone cliff. It offers a “subversive adult Disneyland” for all its guests.

There are so many exciting activities waiting for you on this trip so don't let this incredible opportunity pass you by!

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Tuscan and Umbrian Countryside

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Have you ever dreamed of visiting Spain and Portugal? Do you want to know more about Spain’s architecture and culture? Does a trip to one of the wineries in Tuscany sound good to you? If you’re ready to turn your dream into reality, then we’ve got the trip just for you! Get ready because it’s going to be a journey filled with scrumptious food, fabulous wine, and sceneries you simply won’t forget.

Victor Tours Travel and Cruise is proud to bring you a taste of Spain and Portugal’s rich history. As you may know, these countries are renowned for their breath-taking architecture, unique culture and remarkable cuisine. Who doesn’t want to sip wine and bask under the warm Tuscany sun?

Keep on reading to know more about this unforgettable 23-day trip with us.

When in Rome

Our first stop is in Rome. We’ll get to have dinner and chat with our fellow travelers. We’re going to have the chance to enjoy a fantastic 4-course meal paired with some of the country’s finest wine in a local restaurant. Make sure to savor your meal and wine while making new friends. We’re going to be having more of these scrumptious meals in our journey through Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

How About Some Wine and Olive Oil?

The Italians are all about good wine and great olive oil. We’re going to have a guided walking tour around the charming medieval town of Umbria. In between the guided tours, we’ll have time to see the town’s shops and cafes, participate in a cooking lesson, visit a local winery to sample the region’s most prized wine and finally, learn about the locally produced olive oil. There will be plenty of wines to sip and places to see, so you might want to use your time wisely!

Walk through Time

Toledo’s declared a World Heritage Site and was the capital of medieval Spain. If you’re into medieval castles and towers, cathedrals, Moorish, Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture then a trip to Toledo in Spain will be one of your favorite stops on this journey. Toledo boasts amazing art, culture, and architecture. A few of the places to see in Toledo are the Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, the Church of Santo Tome and the Burial of the Count of Orgaz. But don’t fall in love with this city just yet, we’re going to have a few more stops along our trip.

A trip to the Museum and Txikiteo, Anyone?

What trip would be complete without a trip to the museum? We’re going to visit the Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture designed by architect Frank Gehry in Bilbao. A trip to the museum will be followed by a bar crawl or what locals call “Txikiteo”. Don’t forget to enjoy various “Pintxos” while drinking the local cider!

The Playground of the Kings

The Portuguese Riviera obtained its name as the playground of the kings when the country’s royal family made the seaside town their residence in the 1870’s. This attracted more of Portugal’s aristocracy to live in the area and the royal families of other countries as well such as Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and Juan Carlos I of Spain. We’ll also have the chance to visit the charming village of Sintra that’s filled with royal retreats, estates, fairy tale-like castles.

These are just some of the places we’ll get to visit in our wonderful 23-day trip. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you simply don’t want to miss. Go over to http://victor.travel/ or call us at 08 8552 8001 to know more.

Under the sun at Barooga

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Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life? Do you want to take a break and relax for just a bit? Well, a trip to Barooga might be just what you need!

Barooga is home to Australia’s largest inland beach. It’s the perfect destination for golfers, swimmers, campers, bushwalkers and anyone who loves being under the sun. Victor Tours and Travel has carefully arranged the best itinerary for outdoor lovers just like you! Keep on reading to know what’s in store for you on this incredible 7-day adventure.

A Wonderful Week Ahead

A week packed with activities is ahead of us! First stop is at the Flying Boat Museum. Our tour guide will join us and share his extensive knowledge with us on what it was like during the war when the base was set up. Next, we head on to Clancys of Conargo Winery just in time for lunch. It will be exciting for wine lovers on the trip because we will have the chance to sample some of the wines they have.

Get to Know the Locals

We get to spend a whole day getting to know the locals and enjoying the food and activities Yarrawonga has to offer. Better put on your boots because our first stop for the day is at The Stockyard where we’ll meet Wayne Hinchcliffe. Wayne is an expert in handling horses and has been a horseman for years. He will share his knowledge with us on this stop and demonstrate how to ride horses without a saddle and bridle. This is also a great chance to ask him any questions if you’re interested in being a horseman too! Up next is the Byramine Homestead which was built in 1842 by the famous explorer Hamilton Hume. Here we’ll learn about the history of the property and why it was constructed in an octagonal shape. We’ll have plenty of time to explore before having our lunch there. The last stop for the day is a trip to the Renaissance Chocolate where we’ll get to see the art of chocolate making and to cap the day off, we’ll get to sample the produce!

What Goes Well with Wine? Cheese of Course!

We’ve visited Clancys of Conargo Winery to sample their wine, the next thing to do is visit Boosey Creek Cheese where we’ll meet the cheese maker who will teach us about the process of making cheese and will provide a tasting. And if we want to take some home with us, a small farm shop is available to make purchases. Finally for dinner, we’ll meet at Lake Mulwala for our Yarrawonga Mulwala dinner cruise. It’s the perfect way to end the day.

There are plenty of places to see, wines, cheese and chocolates to taste and other things to learn about on this fantastic 7-day trip to Barooga. This might just be the holiday that you’re waiting for! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend a few days out in the sun.

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Experience The Beauty Of Nature At The Jacaranda Festival

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The Jaracanda festival is the oldest floral festival in Australia. It is the celebration of the magnificent lilac-blossomed trees that grow along Grafton’s avenue. It was inaugurated in 1934 and is the first of Australia’s folk festivals. Today, the beauty of these trees are known all over the world. Why don’t you witness it for yourself this year?

Victor Tours and Travel has created another wonderful tour this year to Grafton to appreciate the beauty and majesty the Jaracanda festival has to offer. In this 9-day trip to Grafton, you will get to cruise through the picturesque town of Uralla, stop off at Ebor Fall and enjoy a tour to Lanbruk Gunyah, just to name a few of the attractions!

A Tour through History and Nature

This 9-day trip to Grafton isn’t just about appreciating the beauty of the Jaracanda trees. During this tour, we will get to enjoy a few stops along the way. One of the places we’ll visit is Uralla. Uralla is a home to many historic buildings and residences. After that, we will get to enjoy our lunch at the Ex-Services Memorial Club in Armidale. To cap the day off, we will get to see Ebor Falls from the viewing platform.

A Local Tour of Grafton

We’re finally in Grafton! The first activity for the day is to meet up with our guide who will give us a sightseeing tour of the town. Together with our tour guide, we will visit the Squatters Rest Private museum in the small town of Tucabia. Here we will get to enjoy a tour of the old house, take a look at the rural memorabilia and see the vintage tractor engines in the area. From here, we will head to Junction Hill to visit Lanbruk’s Gunyah – a property belonging to Dorothy and Don Enders. We are going to take our time to see the farm animals, visit their gift shop and pick up a bottle of olive oil before finally enjoying a nice afternoon tea. We then go back to our hotel rooms to rest because tomorrow’s finally the day of the festival!

The Grand Float Procession at the Jaracanda Festival

What an exciting day! This is the event we’re all waiting for. After touring Grafton, it’s finally time to enjoy the spectacle of the Jaracanda Festival. We will have a chance to look around and shop at the markets. Maybe even buy a small trinket to remind ourselves of this trip. There are also some local open gardens to admire before watching the Grand Float Procession down Prince Street. This is truly a day for admiring the beauty of nature!

These are just some of the things in store for you! There are certainly more activities to look forward to in this trip. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the beauty the city of Grafton has to offer. Visit www.victor.travel today to know more about this trip!