During the period of 1788 to 1868, over 165,000 convicts were sent to Australia.

Tasmania – formerly Van Diemen’s Land was the primary penal colony for much of this time and is the focus of the 2 tours shown here. Accompanied by an expert on Australia’s convict history, these tours offer an insight into the grim and isolated lives of the convicts and settlers. It tells the story of these people forged a new way of life in this fascinating country at the end of the world.

Accompanied by an expert on Australia’s convict history, these tours offer an insight into the grim and isolated lives of the convicts and settlers. This journey tells the story of how they forged this fascinating country at the end of the world.

In 2010, UNESCO’s recognised the importance of Tasmania’s convict heritage and added 5 of its convict sites to the World Heritage List.  This tour offers an in-depth visit to Tasmania’s World Heritage Listed Convict Sites with an expert guide and combined with Premier Travel’s high level of comfort and service.

DAY 1 Cascades Female Factory – Penitentiary Chapel – Runnymede Houseo/n Hobart

DAY 2 Port Arthur – Coal Mines – Tasman Peninsula o/n Tasman Peninsula

DAY 3 Maria Island with Darlington Probation Station o/n Richmond

DAY 4 Historic Midlands: Richmond – Oatlands – Ross o/n Longford

DAY 5 Brickendon & Woolmers Estates – Return to Mainland from Launceston