Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Tour - MFS18
Number of Days: 5
This tour focuses on visiting special gardens, not just those on the standard tourist route. The fun of touring is meeting new people and our small groups give you the opportunity to meet people of a similar age and interest.
Unlike a lot of other coach tour operators - there are no hidden extras with FloraTours – if it’s in the itinerary we will be visiting it. You will not be charged extra for items you thought were included. In addition to this there is a big difference between itineraries that state “see” and our itinerary where you actually “visit” attractions. These inclusions make our tours very competitively priced.
MELBOURNE FLOWER SHOW TOUR
Tour commences in Melbourne on 29 March 2018.
Day 1: Thursday
Make your way to Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch Airport for your flight to Melbourne. On arrival transfer to our central city accommodation for the next 4 nights. Our hotel is a modern 3.5 star hotel located in the central city with the major shopping centers on Bourke St Mall and the Yarra River close by. Please meet the tour escort in the lobby at 7 pm, from here the group will proceed to dinner. This evening we have our welcome dinner (included) at a local restaurant and the chance to meet the others on tour.
Day 2: Friday
Today is dedicated to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show -ranked in the top five flower shows in the world and is set to amaze in 2016. This world renowned show is entering its 21st year and is now regarded as one of the largest horticultural event in Australia. After breakfast we will make our way on foot to the show, the Carlton Garden show ground is only a leisurely walk from our hotel. Return to the hotel at a time to suit yourself, or with the tour host.
Day 3: Saturday
This morning we have a half day tour to Werribee mansion and garden. The property features a restored 1870’s Italianate-style mansion, formal gardens, contemporary sculpture walk and farmyard. Close to the mansion is the Victoria State Rose gardens, in bloom from October to May.With over 5000 roses, the Victoria State Rose Garden is one of the tourist gems of Victoria. The Garden occupies about two and one half hectares (about 6 acres). It was awarded the International Garden of Excellence by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 2003, the first rose garden outside Europe to receive this Award. The expected arrival back in the city is 1 pm. Free time this afternoon. This evening why not stroll the South Banks? There are many dining options to choose from.
Day 4: Sunday
This morning we head to the Queen Victoria Markets for some shopping, for more than a century this vibrant market has been operating with approximately 1,000 traders selling everything from fruit and veges to hardware, clothing, art work, and souvenirs. The market is open from 9 am till 4 pm. This afternoon, join the tour host on a stroll to the Treasury & Fitzroy gardens, these are right in the CBD. Fitzroy garden includes a conservatory with a series of floral displays, Cooks Cottage which was the home of Captain James Cook’s parents and was transported to Melbourne by ship, re-assembled on its present site and opened in 1934. Alternatively, you may want to head to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne, it is famous for its spectacular vistas across sweeping lawns and lakes. Other options include a visit to one of the many galleries or museums.
Day 5: Monday
The tour concludes after breakfast.
- Quality 3-4 star centrally located hotel accommodation,
- All breakfast’s,
- Welcome dinner,
- Tour escort,
- Entrances and sightseeing as per itinerary.
- 1899 pp. Add $495 for single supplement.