Art and History in Tasmania: including the Glover Prize

Mar 7 - 13, 2019
$3,925per person, twin share (land content only). $845 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

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A tour manager will accompany the group
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Tasmania has a distinctive history, culture and landscape which makes it quite different from Australia’s other states and territories. Thanks to the involvement of ADFAS members in Tasmania, this tour offers a unique itinerary which combines the island’s well-known attractions with sites of particular interest to travellers with a strong interest in history and the arts.

This tour takes an in-depth look at colonial artist John Glover, dubbed “the father of Australian landscape painting” and known for his sensitive portrayal of Tasmania’s light, Indigenous inhabitants and native flora and fauna. We visit Glover’s property at Patterdale, enjoy a curator-led viewing of his works at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and attend the Glover Prize ceremony. We then head south via the historic towns of Ross and Richmond to explore Hobart’s art scene at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and David Walsh’s eclectic private collection at MONA. Meet local ADFAS members with a hosted dinner in a private home and enjoy a reception at Government House.

Tasmania was one of the first places to be settled, and this is reflected in the fine early colonial architecture, with many towns and homesteads dating from the 1830s and 40s. It was also a place of social experimentation in the 1800s, when convicts were sent from England to be improved in Tasmania as artisans, farmers and craftspeople. Side by side with this experimentation was the absolute inhumanity of places like Macquarie Harbour.

Tasmania has welcomed a boom in tourism in recent years, and today enjoys an international reputation for its pristine environment, vibrant arts scene and fine food and wine.


  • Historic Georgian and 19th-century properties: the National Trust listed Clarendon, John Glover’s Estate at Patterdale and the privately owned High Peak outside of Hobart
  • Platinum tickets to a champagne and canape reception at the Glover Prize ceremony including a preview of the finalists
  • Exploring Australia’s colonial history in the well-preserved towns of Ross and Campbell Town and our most significant site associated with female convicts, the Cascade Female Factory
  • A visit to philanthropist David Walsh’s extraordinary Museum of Old and New Art on the banks of the Derwent River
  • A hosted dinner in the private homes of Hobart ADFAS members and a morning tea reception at Government House

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Academy Travel tour manager Paula Booth will accompany the group.


Days 1–3: Explore sites associated with John Glover including Clarendon Estate, his property at Patterdale, and take a curator led tour of his works at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and attend the Glover Prize.

Day 4: Drive to Hobart via Historic Ross, Campbell Town and Richmond.

Days 5–7: Ascend Mt Wellington and visit High Peak historic house and Garden. Enjoy dinner with ADFAS members and a reception at Government House. Discover Hobart’s art scene with visits to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and MONA.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Qantas and Virgin have daily flights to Launceston and returning from Hobart. Contact us for quotes and bookings.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Mar 7 - 13, 2019
$3,925per person, twin share (land content only). $845 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

A tour manager will accompany the group


View or download a detailed itinerary for the ADFAS Tasmania & Glover March 2019 itinerary


Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Kathy Wardrop 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)

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