22nd July 2020
Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from Brisbane, we make our way via the scenic Lockyer Valley, where our first stop for Devonshire morning tea is at the tranquil Bestbrook Moutain Resort. Take time to browse around the coach house, stables and grounds, where you will find a large collection of antiques, collectibles and vintage machinery. For extra FUN we have arranged a wagon ride through the paddocks and livestock. Afterwards, we arrive in Warwick for some free time at the festival before re-gathering to join a local guide for a walking tour discovering the Jumper Exhibition. During the festival, the streets are transformed into an outdoor gallery where the street trees are wrapped in charming textile artwork and the hum and acoustic delights of live jazz musicians ring out across the city. **Lunch own expense at festival.
2 Night Stay: Coachman’s Inn** OR McNevins Motel, Warwick
Free time at the festival, a visual treat for all with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, pop-up shops and of course the delightful array of jazz musicians who entertain from every turn in the city. This afternoon we re-gather and take a leisurely stroll through town accompanied by the Town Crier. Tonight, we partake in our famous Christmas in July dinner & show! For starters, gorge yourself on fun with our expert in the art of French gastronomy and giggles, the kookiest of cooks, ‘Pierre Croissant’. For mains, be tantalised by the beautiful Mediterranean minx of madness and merriment, ‘Lasagne Baclava’… a big girl with a big heart… and for dessert, bring home the yuletide grin with ‘Carlos Tostidos’, our brave, handsome, Spanish bullfighting Matador – with more bull than you ever bargained for. Come dressed in your best European or Christmas theme garb and add to the fun of what will be a memorable night! **Lunch own expense at festival.
This morning we spend more time at the festival before re-boarding the coach and making our way to historic Glengallan Homestead for a guided tour. After more than 70 years of decline and dereliction, this homestead emerges from the ruins of the 1867 sandstone mansion as a unique heritage experience. Walk through time and re-live the Glengallan story from squattocracy to farmer settlement. After lunch, we travel via Toowoomba, descend the range and take time at Schulte’s famous butcher at Plainland. A family owned and operated business that was founded in 1952, Wolfgang Peter Schulte was an immigrant from Germany who trained as a master butcher before travelling to Australian shores. We then make our way back to Roma Street Transit Centre in Brisbane.
Non-refundable deposit of $300pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.
INCLUDED MEALS B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
**Please note: The 2020 program had not been released at time of print. Activities are subject to the new program. **As there are two groups travelling on this tour, free upgrade on Coach 1 to Coachman’s Inn for early bookings.
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