Lexus Melbourne Cup

05 November 2019

Overview


Saturday 2nd November - Saturday 9th November 2019

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a truly spectacular event, taking place from the first Saturday of November to the second Saturday of November each year with a race day being held every other day. The whole week is an incredible spectacle which should not be missed with each raceday bringing a different crowd of people and different atmosphere.

The four race days are the AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day, and Stakes Day.

The feature race day of the week is the Lexus Melbourne Cup, held each year on the first Tuesday of November, the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and to cement their names in history.

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Tuesday 5th November 2019

Ticket & Hotel Packages

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Melbourne Cup Classic Package

Thu 31 Oct 2019 - Sun 10 Nov 2019

  • Lawn Stand (Derby Day & Cup Day)
  • The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

    10 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return Flights
    - Airport Transfers
    - Racecourse Transfers

    Tickets to Oaks & Stakes Day can be added to this package

£2,395.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne
  • Private airport transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins 4*
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Lawn Stand Tickets to Victoria Derby Day & Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
  • Return racecourse transfers both days
  • Optional excursion and hospitality upgrades available

Itinerary


Thursday 31st October 2019
- Depart London Heathrow on Thursday on an interconnecting flight to Melbourne.

Friday 1st November 2019
- You will land into Melbourne on Friday and upon arrival be collected by private car and transported directly to the hotel.

Saturday 2nd November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported to Flemington for the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria Derby Day.
- Enjoy a full days racing from the comfort of your grandstand seats before being collected upon conclusion of the racing and taken back to your hotel.

Sunday 3rd November - Monday 4th November 2019
- Sunday & Monday you will have at leisure in Melbourne. If desired you can add one of our optional excursions (see below).

Tuesday 5th November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported to Flemington for the highlight of the trip, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.
- Enjoy a full days racing from the comfort of your grandstand seats before being collected upon conclusion of the racing and taken back to your hotel.

Wednesday 6th November - Saturday 9th November 2019
- Wednesday through to Saturday you will have at leisure in Melbourne. If desired you can add on additional days racing on both/either of Thursday and Saturday.

Sunday 10th November 2019
- You will have the morning at leisure before being collected by private car and transferred back to Melbourne Airport to catch your flight back to the UK.
- Departing Sunday afternoon you will fly on an interconnecting flight back to London Heathrow, landing on Monday.

Ticket & Hospitality Information


This package is inclusive of Lawn Stand Tickets to both Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day. Upgrades to alternative ticket types and hospitality are available upon request. We also offer the option to add tickets to Oaks and Stakes Day.

Reserved Seating
Experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival from the comfort and splendour of the Grandstand with a reserved seat. All seating has a view of the track and the winning post. Guests also have access to general admission activation's and food & beverage outlets.

Hill Stand
Located opposite the winning post, the Hill Stand provides spectacular views of the racecourse and the Melbourne city skyline.

Lawn Stand
Open air grandstand seating located underneath the Hill Stand.

Saintly Place
Located under the Lawn Stand, Saintly Place offers indoor seating behind a glass fronted facility and is air-conditioned.

Hospitality Options
A variety of Hospitality options are available at Flemington throughout the Melbourne Cup Carnival. For more information on any of the below options please enquire.

Home Straight Enclosure
Makybe Diva Marquee
Skyline Restaurant
The Rose Room

Hotel information


Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street.

The exciting Melbourne CBD is made up of precincts – distinct enclaves, each with their own flavour and charm. The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is the perfect Melbourne hotel to base yourself; you are ideally located to take advantage of the Melbourne’s tram and rail network as well as easy access to the Etihad Stadium and exciting Southbank precinct as well as the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Lifestyle, fashion, shopping and all of the Melbourne attractions await you, as does the corporate, business and finance centre of Melbourne.

Distance to Racecourse
6km (10 minute drive)

Single Occupancy
The above package is available based on single occupancy for £3,345.00

Optional Excursions


We offer a range of excursions to enhance your stay in Melbourne, for further information on any of the below options please enquire.

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour
A full day tour including transfers & lunch to the Yarra Valley. You will enjoy a guided tour of a couple of different winery's in the region.
Price per person: £130.00
(private tour £360.00 per person)

Great Ocean Road Tour
Experience a majestic coastal drive with return transfers and entrance to the national park. Your trip will include encounters with a variety of local wildlife both on and off land!
Price per person: £150.00
(private tour £400.00 per person)

Phillip Island & Moonlit Sanctuary
A fantastic tour of Phillip Island before enjoying the Penguin Parade, includes transfers, entrance to Phillip Island & the Moonlit Sanctuary.
Price per person £110.00
(private tour £370.00 per person)

Flights


Packages are based on indirect return flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne. We can offer a choice of airlines and connecting airports to suit your travel requirements. Qantas now fly direct to Melbourne (via a brief stop-off in Perth), for information on this option please enquire.

Alternative departure airports, timings and connecting locations are available, please enquire for further details.

Upgrades to Business / First Class are available.

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Melbourne Cup Deluxe Package

Wed 30 Oct 2019 - Sun 10 Nov 2019

  • Home Straight Enclosure Hospitality (Cup Day) & Hill Stand (Derby/Stakes/Oaks Day)
  • The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins 4*

    11 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return Flights
    - Airport Transfers
    - Racecourse Transfers
    - Yarra Valley Wine Tour
    - Pre-Derby Day luncheon on Friday

£3,995.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne
  • Private airport transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins 4*
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Hill Stand Tickets to Derby Day, Stakes Day & Oaks Day
  • Home Straight Enclosure Hospitality on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
  • Return racecourse transfers
  • Pre-Derby Day Luncheon
  • Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour

Itinerary


Wednesday 30th October 2019
- Depart London Heathrow on Wednesday morning on an interconnecting flight to Melbourne.

Thursday 31st October 2019
- You will land into Melbourne on Thursday evening and upon arrival be collected and transported directly to your hotel of choice.

Friday 1st November 2019
- You will have the morning at leisure before heading to the Pre-Derby Day Luncheon.

Saturday 2nd November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported to Flemington for the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria Derby Day.
- Enjoy a full days racing from the comfort of your grandstand seats before being collected upon conclusion of the racing and taken back to your hotel.

Sunday 3rd November 2019
- Sunday you will have at leisure in Melbourne. If desired you can add one of our optional excursions (information found later in quote).

Monday 4th November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported out for the day to enjoy a Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour.

Tuesday 5th November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported to Flemington for the highlight of the trip, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.
- Enjoy a full days hospitality in The Home Straight Enclosure before being collected upon conclusion of the racing and taken back to your hotel.

Wednesday 6th November 2019
- Today you will have at leisure in Melbourne. If desired you can add one of our optional excursions (information found later in quote).

Thursday 7th November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported to Flemington for the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Kennedy Oaks Day.
- Enjoy a full days racing from the comfort of your grandstand seats before being collected upon conclusion of the racing and taken back to your hotel.

Friday 8th November 2019
- Today you will have at leisure in Melbourne. If desired you can add one of our optional excursions (information found later in quote).

Saturday 9th November 2019
- Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transported to Flemington for the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Seppelt Wines Stakes Day.
- Enjoy a full days racing from the comfort of your grandstand seats before being collected upon conclusion of the racing and taken back to your hotel.

Sunday 10th November 2019
- You will have the morning at leisure before being collected by private car and transferred back to Melbourne Airport to catch your flight back to the UK.
- Departing late Sunday afternoon you will fly interconnecting via Perth back to London Heathrow, landing on Monday morning.

Ticket & Hospitality Information


Home Straight Enclosure
Located in the centre of the track, revel in all the excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as you walk just metres from the enclosure to watch the racing action up close on the rails.

Package Includes:
- Racecourse admission
- Racebook
- Canapes on arrival
- Two course buffet lunch
- Afternoon tea
- Beverage package served from internal and external bars including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks (cash bar for all other drinks) - Access to private garden area with outdoor furniture and shaded areas
- Live band daily
- Elevated viewing platform to watch all the races
- Access to private betting facilities and bookmaker

Tables of 10 and limited tables of 12 available. Bookings for fewer numbers will share.

Hill Stand Reserved Seating
Experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival from the comfort and splendour of the Grandstand with a reserved seat. All seating has a view of the track and the winning post. Guests also have access to general admission activation's and food & beverage outlets.

The Hill Stand is located opposite the winning post, the Hill Stand provides spectacular views of the racecourse and the Melbourne city skyline.

Hotel information


Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street.

The exciting Melbourne CBD is made up of precincts – distinct enclaves, each with their own flavour and charm. The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is the perfect Melbourne hotel to base yourself; you are ideally located to take advantage of the Melbourne’s tram and rail network as well as easy access to the Etihad Stadium and exciting Southbank precinct as well as the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Lifestyle, fashion, shopping and all of the Melbourne attractions await you, as does the corporate, business and finance centre of Melbourne.

Distance to Racecourse
6km (10 minute drive)

Single Occupancy
The above package is available based on single occupancy for £4,945.00

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour


A full day tour including transfers & lunch to the Yarra Valley. You will enjoy a guided tour of a couple of different winery's in the region.
included within your package
upgrade to a private tour from £250.00 per person

Optional Excursions


In addition to the Yarra Valley Wine Tour you may also like to add an additional excursion from the below. For further information on any of the below options please enquire.

Great Ocean Road Tour
Experience a majestic coastal drive with return transfers and entrance to the national park. Your trip will include encounters with a variety of local wildlife both on and off land!
Price per person: £150.00
(private tour £400.00 per person)

Phillip Island & Moonlit Sanctuary
A fantastic tour of Phillip Island before enjoying the Penguin Parade, includes transfers, entrance to Phillip Island & the Moonlit Sanctuary.
Price per person £110.00
(private tour £370.00 per person)

Flights


Packages are based on return flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne. The flights are with Qantas Airlines that fly direct from Heathrow to Perth, then on to Melbourne.

Alternative departure airports, timings and connecting locations are available, please enquire for further details.

Upgrades to Business / First Class are available.

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Melbourne Cup Fully Escorted Package

Tue 29 Oct 2019 - Mon 11 Nov 2019

  • Full Package
  • The Hotel Windsor

    10 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in a Double Room

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    Package includes:
    - Flights from the UK
    - Transfers throughout
    - Derby Day Eve Luncheon
    - Call of the Card Luncheon
    - Welcome Dinner & Drinks

    Tickets/Hospitality Included:
    Hill Stand (Derby Day)
    Home Straight Enclosure (Cup Day)
    Members Grandstand (Oaks Day)
    Skyline Restaurant (Stakes Day)

£4,995.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne
  • Return airport transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation at The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Welcome dinner & drinks at a great Melbourne venue
  • Derby Day Eve Luncheon & After Party with leading trainers & jockeys
  • Return Boat Cruise to Flemington Racecourse on Derby Day including nibbles & drinks
  • Reserved undercover Hill Stand seats for Derby Day
  • Relaxing Sunday afternoon drinks at Melbourne rooftop bar
  • Early morning Caulfield stable & track work visit
  • Call of the Card Luncheon
  • Home Straight Enclosure Hospitality for Melbourne Cup Day
  • Members Guest Pass for Oaks Day
  • Skyline Restaurant Hospitality including food & beverages for Stakes Day
  • Myki Public Transport Pass for Races Trains
  • Transfers throughout
  • Post races farewell drinks
  • Services of experienced tour host

Itinerary


Tuesday 29th October - Wednesday 30th October 2019
- Depart London Heathrow on Tuesday evening at 19:00 on direct flight to land into Dubai at 05:50 local time on Wednesday morning.
- Connecting in Dubai, board a flight at 09:55 landing into Melbourne at 06:30 local time on Thursday morning.

Thursday 31st October 2019
- Upon arrival be collected and transported directly to the hotel.
- Enjoy a welcome dinner & drinks with your fellow travellers on Thursday evening.

Friday 1st November 2019
- Morning at leisure.
- You will then head to the pre Derby Day luncheon & after party with leading trainers and jockeys!

Saturday 2nd November 2019
- You will travel to Flemington Racecourse for Derby Day by boat cruise including nibbles & drinks.
- Enjoy a full days racing from the comfort of Hill Stand seats locate right on the finish line.

Sunday 3rd November 2019
- Day at leisure.
- In the afternoon you are invited to enjoy some relaxing drinks at a Melbourne rooftop bar.

Monday 4th November 2019
- This morning you will visit Caulfield Stable for a tour and enjoy some morning track work.
= Following your stable visit you will head to the Call of the Card Luncheon where the market for the Melbourne Cup is set!

Tuesday 5th November 2019
- Today is Melbourne Cup day and you will enjoy a full days hospitality in The Home Straight Enclosure.
- Transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse are included.

Wednesday 6th November 2019
- Day at leisure.

Thursday 7th November 2019
- Enjoy a full days racing at Flemington on Oaks Day.
- Transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse are included.

Friday 8th November 2019
- Day at leisure.

Saturday 9th November 2019
- Today you will enjoy hospitality in the Skyline Restaurant for Stakes Day.
- Transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse are included.
- That evening you are invited to farewell drinks with your fellow travellers to make your last evening in Melbourne.

Sunday 10th November - Monday 11th November 2019
- Day at leisure.
- In the evening you will be collected and transferred back to Melbourne Airport to catch your flight home.
- Depart Melbourne at 22:30 on Sunday evening on a direct flight to Dubai landing at 05:40 local time on Monday morning.
- Connecting in Dubai, board a flight at 09:40 landing back into London Heathrow at 13:50 local time on Monday afternoon.

Ticket & Hospitality Information


Hill Stand Reserved Seating - Derby Day (Saturday)

Experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival from the comfort and splendour of the Grandstand with a reserved seat. All seating has a view of the track and the winning post. Guests also have access to general admission activation's and food & beverage outlets.

The Hill Stand is located opposite the winning post, the Hill Stand provides spectacular views of the racecourse and the Melbourne city skyline.

Home Straight Enclosure - Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday)

Located in the centre of the track, revel in all the excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as you walk just metres from the enclosure to watch the racing action up close on the rails.

Package Includes:
- Racecourse admission
- Racebook
- Canapes on arrival
- Two course buffet lunch
- Afternoon tea
- Beverage package served from internal and external bars including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks (cash bar for all other drinks) - Access to private garden area with outdoor furniture and shaded areas
- Live band daily
- Elevated viewing platform to watch all the races
- Access to private betting facilities and bookmaker

Skyline Restaurant Hospitality - Stakes Day (Saturday)

Package includes:
- Racecourse admission for each guest
- Racebook for each guest
- Three-course plated lunch served to the table
- Afternoon tea
- Drink waiter service to your table including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks
- Cash bar for spirits and imported beverages
- Reserved seat in the covered Hill Stand
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen for each guest
- Private betting facilities within restaurant
- Access to bookmaker

Hotel information


The Hotel Windsor is in a premier Melbourne city centre location at the top of Bourke Street and Spring Street, opposite the historic Parliament House, and in the heart of the dazzling theatre and restaurant district. It is within walking distance of the luxury boutiques of Collins Street, the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and picturesque gardens. Catch a Melbourne tram adjacent to the hotel or the train via Parliament underground station, conveniently outside the doorstep.

Chinatown and the thriving lane ways with Melbourne's famous quirky restaurants and bars are just steps away.

As a grand heritage hotel dating back to 1883, our timelessly elegant rooms offer various views and configurations in keeping with the original architecture. Beautiful historic details and features abound – from antique mirrors, desks and lights to oval drawing rooms and ornamental fireplaces in premier suites.

Royalty, distinguished guests and celebrities have graced the rooms and hallways, and the hotel has been the location for many a stately meeting and grand wedding.

A “must do” is The Hotel Windsor’s renowned Afternoon Tea, a grand Melbourne tradition. Served daily in the tea lounge, One Eleven, it offers silver three-tiered stands with freshly baked scones, house-made jam and double cream, a trio of French patisserie, ribbon sandwiches and savoury pastries. A sublime cake and dessert selection is included on weekends.

A fundamental part of Melbourne’s very fabric, built at the time when the city was at the height of a gold rush, The Hotel Windsor is where guests relive the grandeur of a beautifully-preserved past, in a distinctly Melbourne establishment where service reflects a more gracious era.

Single Occupancy
The above package is available based on single occupancy for £5,995.00.

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Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no dress code for general admission. For dining, enclosures and corporate events as well as any members and guests the dress code is: Gentlemen are required to wear suits of tailored slacks (tailored chinos acceptable), sportcoat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes. Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard of racewear attire.

Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

Trains on Race day Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse on race days departing from Flinders street station and/or Southern cross station, stopping at North melbourne station, then express to Flemington Racecourse. Arrival and departure times published on the on the race day page 2 weeks prior to events.

Trains on non racedays Train to Newmarket station then either walk (10 mins) or take no.57 tram to flemington drive (stop 30)

Buses Catch route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee ponds to Fisher parade, enter Flemington racecourse via Riverbank entrance. Alternatively catch route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road, enter Flemington racecourse via stables drive entrance.

Helicopter Those looking to hire a helicopter should call 1300 724 927.

Ferries Ferry services for groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. For further information contact (03) 9426 4666

Parking

Limited free parking available

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