Upcoming garden themed holidays for green-thumbed travellers

May 28, 2022

There’s no better escape from the hustle and bustle of life than a great garden holiday, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature in some of the most picturesque outdoor locations in Australia and overseas.

Travel at 60 invites you to partake in three of the most superb garden tours guaranteed to take you to floral heaven.

Discover botanical wonders and smell sweet flowers while you gain gardening tips and tricks from best-loved TV gardeners and Australian gardening icons.

So if your idea of the perfect getaway is having a stroll amongst nature’s most incredible work, then these three garden trips are just for you.

Explore the amazing”Sounds of Spring” Floriade and Tulip Time Festival | 17-20 September 2022

Put a spring in your step with this marvellous flowering festival. Known as “Australia’s Celebration of Spring” this colourful festival is perfect for garden lovers everywhere.

This year’s theme, Sounds of Spring, offers visitors a vibrant display of over 300,000 blooming bulbs set to the sounds of a magical musical performance.

While the tulips steal the show at this festival, there are numerous other activities for tourists and visitors to partake in.

Whether you fancy a workshop- be it flower arranging, nature journaling or photography- prefer to stroll through the markets, join in a guided tour, or just enjoy the music and entertainment scene, it’s a guarantee there’s something for everyone in this festival

Enjoy Australia’s most iconic annual floral event and premier spring festival in the great company of new friends with the Travel at 60 Community!

Other than enjoying the springtime blooms another highlight includes visiting Parliament House with a local guide spilling political secrets.

For 3 nights and luxury coach travel starting at $1,620 for a solo traveller and $1,172pp for a twin share, you too can experience the “Sounds of Spring” this September.

Find more details and get a travel quote here.

Marvel at the special gardening-themed voyage on the Queen Elizabeth | February 2023

If you love flowers and cruising around, then a seven-night voyage on the Queen Elizabeth is a must-do.

Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodation and an array of dining choices as you take part in a range of onboard activities and hands-on workshops like gardening trivia, special craft classes and lessons in cooking from your own garden.

With the ship’s breathtaking art deco features and gleaming chandeliers, you’ll surely feel like royalty as you dock at the popular ports of Adelaide, Hobart and Port Arthur and join bespoke shore tours taking in beautiful gardens in each city amongst other local activities and sight-seeing options.

On this roundtrip cruise, some of Australia’s leading gardening personalities and experts will be on board to give demonstrations and answer questions. These special guests include Australia’s most acclaimed horticulturalists, Graham Ross, international award-winning designer Jamie Durie and Better Homes and Gardens former Editor-in-Chief, Julia Zaetta. 

To top it off, this one-of-a-kind experience also has Afternoon Tea, served by white-gloved waiters, 24-hour room service, bonus onboard credit, and a stellar array of nightly performances.

Starting at $1,699 you too can feel like the king and queen of the seas while you sub elbows with Australia’s most influential gardeners.

Get an on-the-spot quote for this gardening themed voyage here.

See Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms | March 2023

Always wanted to see these famous pink petals? Then our Travel at 60  Japanese cherry blossom tour is right up your alley.

Experience the many contrasts of Japan, from the modern metropolis of Tokyo to the breathtaking beauty of Mt. Fuji and enchanting Kyoto with its stunning temples and colourful Geisha district with our 10-day long tour.

Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Observatory, Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and Nakamise shopping street, view Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi from the Komagatake Ropeway, sightseeing with a local specialist as you visit the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and indulge yourself with the finest sake en-route to Osaka.

This tour is also a Travel at 60 Community experience, making it the ultimate travel experience- as you tick off Japan from your bucket list while making life-long friends with like-minded travellers.

This tour begins in Tokyo on March 25 2023 and finishes in Osaka on  April 3 2023.

For 9 nights of hotel accommodation with daily breakfast buffets and an abundance of tours and experiences to choose from, you too can avail of this special tour for a starting price of  $6,425pp for a twin share and $7,205 for a solo traveller.

Contact our friendly local travel consultants today to book this community holiday today.

For any questions, queries, and concerns regarding any of these iconic gardens tours- or if you’d like more information on other must-visit gardens- please call our friendly local travel consultants on 1300 414 198, to help make your travel dreams into a reality. 

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