Melbourne Flower Show

Stimulate your senses with a dose of botanical inspiration admiring new trends, world-class show gardens and an exhibition hall full of fresh cut flowers. It’s the southern hemisphere’s biggest garden festival. We’ll sample a few of Melbourne’s flowery and operatic treats on a four-day break.

  • $2,895 AUD
  • 04 Days
  • calendar-icon 19 – 22 MARCH 2024
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  • sun iconDay 1
  • calendar icon Tuesday 19 March 2024
Arrive Melbourne (D)

Our Qantas group flight departs from Sydney or meet up with your Ross Tour Leader at Melbourne Airport. Head to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne for a guided tour through this green city oasis. More than 8,500 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture with sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees. Check into your luxury hotel later this afternoon, the Marriott, perfectly placed in the heart of Melbourne. Welcome dinner included tonight at the hotel.

  • sun iconDay 2
  • calendar icon Wednesday 20 March 2024
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (B)

Spend a full day exploring the famous Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), which is staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens. MIFGS is ranked in the top five flower shows in the world; a ‘must see’ event. Breathtaking floral displays, spectacular Show Gardens plus avenues of specialist growers and garden suppliers where you can buy everything from bulbs and plants to tools and trinkets. Be inspired by the designs, discover new plants. Take home great ideas for your own garden.

  • sun iconDay 3
  • calendar icon Thursday 21 March 2024
Yarra Valley Gardens(B/L)

We are off to the Yarra Valley this morning. First stop is Alowyn Gardens with a series of cleverly designed garden spaces; parterre, perennial border, dry garden, edible garden, wisteria arch and French garden. Finish in the plant nursery. Coombe Estate is next, the former home of world-famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. The garden was established over 100 years ago by William Guilfoyle, the architect of the Victorian Royal Botanic Gardens. There is an enormous 600 metre Cypress hedge and an ancient English oak spanning the breadth of the courtyard. Lunch is a treat in this elegant setting.

  • sun iconDay 4
  • calendar icon Friday 22 March 2024
Melbourne – Home(B)

This morning a guided house and garden tour at heritage listed Rippon Lea Estate, built by Frederick Sargood in 1868, as a self-sufficient farm with imported plants, elaborate underground watering and independent electricity supply. Lake, flowering shrub borders, orchard, fernery, along with architectural elements make
this a historically significant garden. Transfer to Melbourne Airport for homeward flights.

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Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations received prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
  • Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
  • Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations must be sent in writing.
  • Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.

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Tour Inclusions
Tour Escorted by Brendan Moar
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  • Return Qantas Return group airfare Sydney-Melbourne-Sydney
  • ac-icon Air-conditioned motorcoach
  • bed-icon Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights, including daily breakfast
  • lunch-icon 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner

Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including

  • Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne, Alowyn Gardens, Coombe Estate, Rippon Lea Estate
  • Twin share, including air
    $2,895 AUD per person
  • Single supplement
    $795 AUD
  • All prices in Australian dollars
  • Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
  • Airfare price is based on departure from Sydney. Enquire for other cities.
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