Festival Weekend in Deauville

Deauville, a favourite holiday destination for Parisians, has golden beaches, designer boutiques, gourmet dining and casinos. Our visit to Deauville coincides with the famous Yearling Sales that commence on Saturday 16th August and finish on Tuesday 19th August. This is the ideal opportunity to savour the unique atmosphere of the Sales.

Deauville hosts top quality racing throughout August and during this weekend the feature races are the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois and the Group II Prix Pomone. In 2013 the Prix Jacques Le Marois was considered to have one of the best quality fields of any Group 1 mile race of the year; Moonlight Cloud, trained by Freddy Head beat the Richard Hannon trained Olympic Glory with Intello in third and Declaration of War, trained by Aidan O’Brien, in fourth. The Prix Pomone, for fillies and mares 3 years and older, is run over 1 mile 4½ furlongs and in 2013 the race was won by La Pomme d’Amour.

Price

TOUR 2 NIGHTS Air Mercure Yacht Club From £675.00 per person Hotel Normandy From £995.00 per person TOUR 3 NIGHTS Coach Mercure Yacht Club £750.00 per person Hotel Normandy £1,200.00 per person

Itinerary

TOUR 3 NIGHTS Coach

Friday 15 August
Depart: London Victoria Coach Station - 10.00 hrs
Arrive: Deauville 18.30 hrs approx

On arrival in Deauville you will be taken to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for three nights on a room only basis. The remainder of the day is free.

Saturday 16 August
Enjoy an afternoon’s racing at Deauville where the feature race is the Group II Prix Pomone or spend the day relaxing and exploring the town. The Sales commence immediately after the racing and the sales ring is adjacent to the racecourse.

Sunday 17 August
Enjoy an afternoon’s racing at Deauville where the feature race is the Group I Prix Jacques Le Marois. Return to your hotel after racing or stay to watch the Sales, which commence immediately following racing.

Monday 18 August
Morning at leisure until your coach departures for your return journey to London.

Depart: Deauville - 11.00 hrs
Arrive: London Victoria Coach Station 18.00 hrs approx.

TOUR 2 NIGHTS Air Friday 15 August Depart: London City Airport, Flight AF5271 - 07.25 hrs
Arrive: Deauville - 09.25 hrs

On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for two nights on a room only basis. The remainder of the day is free.

Saturday 16 August
Enjoy an afternoon’s racing at Deauville where the feature race is the Group II Prix Pomone or spend the day relaxing and exploring the town. The Sales commence immediately after the racing and the sales ring is adjacent to the racecourse.

Sunday 17 August
Enjoy an afternoon’s racing at Deauville where the feature race is the Group I Prix Jacques Le Marois.

Depart directly from the racecourse to the airport for your return flight to London.

Depart: Deauville, Flight AF5270 - 18.05 hrs
Arrive: London City Airport - 18.05 hrs
All timings shown are local.

Accommodation

Mercure Deauville Hotel du Yacht Club


The Mercure Deauville Hotel du Yacht Club is a delightful modern hotel in the Norman style of architecture set on the quayside of Deauville, a short walk from the town centre. The recently renovated rooms are tastefully decorated and well equipped.

Single room supplement £78.00 per night

Hotel Normandy


The Hotel Normandy is an Anglo-Norman manor situated in the centre of Deauville. This hotel captures the ambience of this town and offers its guests every comfort including La Belle Epoque restaurant, bar, piano lounge, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. We have secured Superior Rooms for your extra comfort.

Single Room supplement
2 night tour:  £558.00
3 night tour:  £756.00

Deluxe Sea View Room supplement
2 night tour:  £456.00
3 night tour:  £669.00

Tour Highlights

• Two afternoons of excellent racing at Deauville to include two Group I races, the Prix Morny and the Prix Jean Romanet
• An opportunity to visit the Yearling Sales
• Choice of travel by luxury VIP coach or air

Additional Info

RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATS
Reserved Grandstand seats are available at Deauville Racecourse at a cost of £8.00 for each day. LUNCHEON ARRANGEMENTS
We can reserve places in the Panoramic Restaurant or Paddock Restaurant at Deauville Racecourse. Full details will be sent to you approximately one month prior to departure.

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights from London City Airport with CityJet on Fokker 50 aircraft OR return luxury coach travel from London Victoria via Eurotunnel (with all on-board meals and refreshments, including champagne)
• 2 or 3 nights’ accommodation (as applicable) on room only basis, based on two people sharing a twin/double room
• Transfers throughout
• Racecourse admissions at Deauville
• Assistance of our Representatives throughout
• Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

Once again we are pleased to offer the choice of two tours to Deauville.  Travel by air from London City Airport or by luxury VIP coach from Victoria Coach Station.

At the time of publication, flights to Deauville and back are shown to operate only on Fridays and Sundays.  We are aware that, historically, Cityjet add extra flights to their schedule during the Deauville Sales' week.  If you wish to travel by air and stay longer than 2 nights, please contact our reservations department for further information.

We are delighted to confirm that we shall be operating our luxury VIP coach from London to Deauville once again in 2014. Sit back, relax and travel in our luxury, private coach.The Channel crossing will be via the Folkestone - Calais route with Eurotunnel.  Our modern, air-conditioned coach is equipped with 32 fully reclining leather seats arranged around tables, an on-board toilet, WiFi and multi media equipment.   Our Horse Racing Abroad representative, who will accompany you during the weekend, will welcome you on board with a glass (or two) of champagne and a complimentary copy of The Racing Post.  A variety of fine wines and champagne, together with soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the journey. A quality buffet lunch will be served at your table from our on-board kitchen.

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