Is there anything finer than enjoying the great outdoors? This itinerary brings together everything that’s good and great about the garden – you’ll start in Melbourne, a city famous for its open spaces and spectacular scenery. You will get to discover some of the best during your Melbourne Gardens and Days Gone By tour. Then it’s time to embark Queen Elizabeth for a week-long cruise, where plenty more natural sights await. After a flight to Singapore, you will be able to marvel at Gardens by the Bay, an impressive outdoor area that is a must-see attraction.
Australia’s Gardening Journey
Setting sail from Melbourne, our inaugural gardening voyage offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in a love of gardening while enjoying all the delights of summer as Queen Elizabeth navigates Australia’s southern waters.
Leading gardening experts and well known personalities such as Graham Ross and Jamie Durie will join this special seven night voyage to share their knowledge and the latest garden trends during informative talks, exciting shore experiences and intimate dinners.
Queen Elizabeth’s renowned entertainment programme will have a green twist with guests having the opportunity to take part in a range of on board activities and hands on workshops like gardening trivia, special craft classes and lessons in cooking from their gardens. Visiting the popular ports of Adelaide, Hobart and Port Arthur guests will be able to join bespoke shore tours taking in beautiful gardens in each city amongst other local activities and sight seeing options.
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Fly overnight from the UK to Melbourne.
Arrive in Melbourne and take your private transfer to your 4* hotel for a three-night stay.
Enjoy a Melbourne Gardens & Days Gone By tour.
Take your private transfer to the port and embark Queen Elizabeth. Depart Melbourne.
Adelaide offers an abundance of colour, surrounded by the Mt. Lofty Ranges and the waters of the Gulf St. Vincent. Named after the wife of King William IV, this seaside port is a bustling city with historic charm. Tour the South Australian Museum with its exceptional collection of glassy-eyed critters and Aboriginal artefacts. Or head to Glenelg’s white sand beaches and old-style amusement park.
Although some parts of the mountainous island of Tasmania are filled with impenetrable rain forests, others are foggy meadowlands that resemble the Yorkshire countryside. Hobart is perfect for a walking tour; many streets feature historic cottages and rows of antiques shoppes. The city’s long-ago days as a penal colony are recalled in the handsome sandstone buildings constructed by convicts.
No call at Port Arthur is complete without visiting its once-feared and ever-infamous prison colony, a UNESCO historical site. Explore the fascinating ruins, once booming dockyard and restored houses.
After a spell in prison, you might like to visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, where you’ll get to meet some notoriously bad-tempered and increasingly rare marsupials.
Disembark Queen Elizabeth and take your private transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore.
Arrive in Singapore and take your private transfer to your five-star hotel for a two-night stay (B&B).
Gardens by the Bay with Two Domes and OCBC Skyway
Take your private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.