The Melbourne Cup

As a result of our many years’ association with the Victoria Racing Club, we are proud to be the only tour operator who is allocated seats in the Members’ Grandstand where we can offer the finest reserved seating with views of the finishing straight and the winning post. Numerous bars, eating establishments, Tote windows, TV screens and Bookmaking boards are situated within the grandstand behind the reserved seating area.

Price

TOUR MEL 1 - Sydney & Melbourne
12 Nights - £3,990.00 per person

TOUR MEL 2 - Melbourne
8 Nights - £3,100.00 per person

Itinerary

MELBOURNE & SYDNEY Wednesday 28 October
Depart: London Heathrow, Flight EK 006 - 22.00 hrs

Thursday 29 October
Arrive: Dubai - 08.45 hrs
Depart: Dubai, Flight EK 406 - 10.15 hrs

Friday 30 October
Arrive: Melbourne - 06.35 hrs
On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Park Hyatt, Melbourne where accommodation has been reserved for five nights on a room only basis.
(Although we shall request early check-in, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you wish to reserve a room for the night of Thursday 29 October please speak to our sales staff for further information.)

Saturday 31 October
Racing at Flemington: AAMI Victoria Derby Day!

Sunday 01 & Monday 02 November
Two days at leisure in and around Melbourne – time to discover the city and take optional excursions/tours (to be advised closer to departure).

Tuesday 03 November
Racing at Flemington: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day!

Wednesday 04 November
Depart the Park Hyatt, Melbourne for your internal flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel where accommodation has been reserved for four nights, on a room only basis, in Harbour View rooms.

Thursday 05 & Friday 06 November
Days at leisure in and around Sydney – time to discover the city and take optional excursions/tours.

Saturday 07 November
Racing at Royal Randwick with a luncheon facility.

Sunday 08 November
Following check-out, transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.

Depart: Sydney, Flight EK 413 - 21.45 hrs

Monday 9 November
Arrive: Dubai - 05.15 hrs
Depart: Dubai, Flight EK 001 - 07.45 hrs
Arrive: London Heathrow - 11.35 hrs

Single Room Supplement for the tour: £1,370.00 Club Class Supplement from: £4,150.00 p.p.

MELBOURNE We are also offering a shorter tour that does not continue to Sydney. For those of you who would prefer just to travel to Melbourne we have arranged five nights’ accommodation at Park Hyatt (as above), with outbound flights as above and return flights on Emirates Airlines from Melbourne to London Heathrow or Manchester shown below: The remainder of the itinerary is as per the Melbourne section of Tour MEL 1 commencing 28 October.

Wednesday 04 November
Following check-out, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Depart: Melbourne, Flight EK 413 - 21.45 hrs

Thursday 05 November
Arrive: Dubai - 05.15 hrs
Depart: Dubai, Flight EK 001 - 07.45 hrs
Arrive: London Heathrow - 11.35 hrs

Accommodation

Tour Highlights

• Feel Melbourne come alive with Carnival fever!
• Two days of superb racing at Flemington to include the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby & Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup.
• Enjoy all that Sydney has to offer from the Opera House to the Blue Mountains!
• A day’s racing at Royal Randwick Melbourne Tour Includes:
Return scheduled flights with Emirates Airlines
• 5 nights’ accommodation, based on twin/double occupancy, on a room only basis at the Park Hyatt Melbourne
• Reserved seating in the Members’ Grandstand at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, on both Victoria Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day
• Transfers throughout
• Assistance of our agents
• Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

Single Room Supplement for the tour: £840.00 Club Class Supplement from: £3,900.00 p.p.

Additional Info

The Victoria Derby Day: Saturday 31 October Victoria Derby Day, commonly considered the best day for racing purists, sets the Melbourne Cup Carnival in great style. It provides the only all-Group race-day on the Australian racing calendar. The feature race, the AAMI Victoria Derby, is a classic Group 1 staying test for three-year-olds over 2,500 metres. In 2014 Preferment, ridden by Damien Oliver, had a well timed ride combined with a final furlong dash to the line to triumph over Bondeiger and Nozomi. The Emirates Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 03 November The Melbourne Cup: ‘The Race That Stops the Nation’ - The race is much more than a gruelling 3,200 metres handicap race; it is a celebration of the Sport of Kings and the richest handicap race in the world with prize money totalling $6.2 million. Protectionist won the 2014 Melbourne Cup when Ryan Moore rode the Andreas Wohler trained horse to claim Germany's first Emirates Melbourne Cup.Red Cadeaux, ridden by Gerald Mosse, finished second for a disheartening third time in its fourth attempt, followed by three times Cup winning jockey Glen Boss who finished third on Who Shot Thebarman.

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights with Emirates Airlines • Flight between Melbourne & Sydney • 5 nights’ accommodation, based on twin/double occupancy, on a room only basis at The Park Hyatt Melbourne • 4 nights’ accommodation, based on twin/double occupancy, on a room only basis at the Four Seasons Sydney Hotel in Harbour View Rooms • Reserved seating in the Members’ Grandstand at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, on both Victoria Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day • Racing at Royal Randwick with luncheon facility • Transfers throughout • Assistance of our agents • Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

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