A Great overnight tour to experience Canberra’s wonderful tourist attractions by day and explore the spectacular display of Floriade at night.
The tour begins with a visit to the Lanyon homestead at Tharwa, Australia’s leading historic property, for a guided tour of the restored 1850s homestead, and discover the Convict-era outbuildings, and explore the stunning gardens that make Lanyon Homestead the gem of Canberra’s history. On arrival, you can wander through the gardens before sitting down for a mini-high tea with views of the hills beyond the Murrumbidgee River.
You will have plenty of time to relax in the hotel or go on a shopping spree with the hotel ideally located in the heart of the city shopping district. Enjoy a two-course dinner in the hotel before we head to Commonwealth Park to view the spectacular sights of Floriade at night.
The NightFest is an after-dark extravaganza with Garden beds illuminated with cutting-edge light installations, while night markets, live music, comedians and DJs are just a few highlights and other things to enjoy.
Day 2 – Start with a hearty al a Carte breakfast, ready to take in the sights of Canberra’s popular tourist attractions, including Mt Ainslie lookout, for picture-perfect views of Canberra. The sights oversee the Australian War Memorial, Anzac parade down to the old & new parliament houses, and many other sites. We will then head to the National Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and National Museum for free time to explore at your leisure.
On departure from Canberra, we will go via the Embassy Drive to discover the diplomatic missions around Canberra. A fun way to see how many countries you can name and view the traditional and modern architecture from many countries around the world.
Last but not least is a visit to Bredbo Christmas Barn. A treasure of Christmas decorations and a wonderland of colour and sparkle. There is nothing like this place to get you excited and in the spirit of Christmas.
Day 1 - Times & Schedule
Proposed date Thursday 30th September & Friday 1st October (Please note your pick up point when booking.) Times subject to change
Day 1 – Itinerary
||Depart Pambula Coach Stop, Bennett Lane
||Depart Merimbula Coach Stop, Park Street
||Depart Tura Beach (Several pick up points available)
||Depart Bega Coach Stop, Chruch Street
||Arrive Nimmitable – 15 minute toilet break
||Arrive Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa
||Lunch at Barracks Café (1.25hrs)
|13:30 – 14:45
||Guided of Tour of Homestead (1.25 hrs)
||Arrive at Novotel Hotel
|15:30 – 18:00
||Free time at your leisure
|18:00 – 19:30
||Dinner reservation in the Hotels First Edition Restaurant (1.5hrs)
|19:45 – 22:00
||Free time to explore Floriade
||Depart Floriade for hotel
Booking terms and conditions
- A minimum of 30 people is required for the tour to proceed.
- Must be booked and confirmed by 1st September
- 50% deposit ($174 per person) is required before or on the 1st of September (The accommodation will be booked 30 days in advance and will be subject to availability at the time of booking).
- Booking cancelled up to 30 days prior to departure – No cancellation fee will be applied and any deposit you have paid for your booking will be returned.
- Bookings cancelled within 30 days of departure, a 100% cancellation fee will apply and any deposit you have paid will be non-refundable
- Full payment is due by 23rd September, no later than 7 days prior to the tour departure date
Covid Terms & Conditions
All full refund will be provided if the day tour is cancelled due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (or other communicable diseases), including because of government imposed restrictions, a public health issue effecting the tour operators ability to provide the services under this agreement, and other measures enacted to restrict the spread of COVID-19 (or other communicable diseases) as a result of government issued requirements or directives.