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Hepburn Springs Indulgence

2 Days

$880 Per Person

Single Supplement $150

Thursday 14th November 2024

Explore the historic charm of Hepburn Springs on an unforgettable tour. From steam train adventures to indulgent high teas, immerse yourself in Victoria’s rich heritage and culinary delights. Join us for a journey filled with memorable experiences and fond memories.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Thursday 14th November ‘24 HEPBURN SPRINGS

Welcome aboard for an exciting tour of Hepburn Springs. Today we travel to Elmore for morning tea. Then it’s on to Castlemaine where we arrive at the Castlemaine Railway Station to board a steam train to Maldon. On arrival in Maldon we stop for lunch in town (own expense). Maldon has been designated “Australia’s first notable town” and is notable for its 19th-century appearance, maintained since the gold-rush days. Then we travel to Hepburn Springs for free time in the shops. Tonight, we settle in to the Bellinzona Resort for our dinner and overnight stay.

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 – Friday 15th HIGH TEA

After a hearty breakfast we travel to Creswick see the Creswick Woollen Mill. The store features a showcase describing the company’s history, dating from 1947, and their famed heritage products, designed at their Mill in Creswick, Western Victoria. Australia’s historical coloured woollen spinning mills’ store will showcase the quality of Creswick’s products, ranging from homewares to apparel to accessories. Included in the showcase is an educational space providing local and international tourists an insight into the history of Australian natural fibres such as merino and alpaca. In addition, Creswick Woollen Mills' 72-year adventure is documented, as well as the remarkable history of its founder Paul Ryzowy. We depart and continue our travel to Ballarat where we view the Ex-Prisoners War Memorial. Then it’s time to indulge your tastebuds with a sumptuous High Tea at Craigs Royal Hotel. In the grandeur of the beautifully restored Grand Dining Room, sip a tea, coffee or a glass of sparkling wine accompanied by the classic finger sandwiches, savouries, scones and the most luscious petit fours, all made in-house. Once our appetite’s have been satisfied, we depart the hotel and continue our journey home with fond memories of our trip to Hepburn Springs.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $150.00 per person is required on booking to confirm your reservation.

Balance is by 3rd October ’24.  Full payment is required if booking after the above date.

Name Badges: – Will have your Preferred First Name displayed.

Accommodation Preferred: –   Twin / Double / Single / Triple / Will Share – Passengers who are willing to share with other passengers. *Please Note: For all ‘Will Share’ Passengers we will endeavour to find another single traveler of the same gender. If we are unable to find someone for you to share with then SINGLE SUPPLEMENT will apply. In the event that either passenger finds they are not compatible they will each have to pay for a single room option, if available.

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE:   For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from all major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas). For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: To cover the costs involved the following cancellation fees apply. Notice given before the Balance date $25 per person Administration Fee and monies that have been paid on your behalf will not be refunded. After the Balance Date or once tour has departed No Refund will be given.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons.   Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY:  No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES:   Itineraries, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGEDue to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment.  Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGESA seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGEOne medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:  We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask our friendly staff at Cardwell’s Coach Travel or your Travel Agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach or entitle a damage claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues. New Terms and Conditions will apply.

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