Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Tour - MFS
Number of Days: 4
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.
Tour commences in Melbourne
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 3 nights. Our 3.5 star hotel is 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. D
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 once again. This show is entering its 23rd year and is now regarded as one of the largest horticultural event in Australiasia. 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. B
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 - famous for its spectacular vistas across sweeping lawns and lakes. B
Free day to explore Melbourne, revisit the Flower Show or visit to one of the many galleries or museums.
The tour concludes today.B
Optional extension available.
Includes meals: B = Continental breakfast, D = Welcome dinner.
The tour cost is inclusive of group return flights from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, twin share quality 3-4 star centrally located hotel accommodation, all breakfast’s, welcome dinner, tour host, entrances and sightseeing as per itinerary.
- $1995 per person twin share. Add $695 for single supplement.