We are a family owned and operated company with over
35 years experience conducting coach tours.
The O’Shannessy family involvement in the travel industry dates back to 1967 when Laurie O’Shannessy began a school bus service in Central Victoria. In 1985 Laurie and his wife Margaret moved to the Mornington Peninsula, to expand their school bus services. They saw a demand for high quality Coach Touring and established O’Shannessy’s Tours. The personally conducted tours proved to be very popular and within a short time Laurie and Margaret were touring all over Australia. From a relatively young age Chris O’Shannessy learned the tours from his father and began working in the business driving the tour coaches.
When Laurie and Margaret retired from touring in 1997, Chris and (now wife) Bernadette continued to expand the business, offering more tour destinations and introducing some international tours.
Today O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours’ main office is situated at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, where you are more than welcome to call in for a cuppa and meet our friendly team.