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Melbourne Cup

2nd - 9th November 2024

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Our Melbourne Cup Experiences

Melbourne Cup 6 Night Experience

Over 7 unforgettable days you'll immerse yourself in the best of racing, premium hospitality and more! There's also plenty of time to get out and explore Melbourne's vibrant culture, cuisine & shopping!

What's included?

- Six nights accommodation at the 5* Next Hotel Melbourne

- Breakfast each morning

- Welcome dinner & drinks

- Derby Day Eve Luncheon & after party

- Return river cruise on Penfolds Victoria Derby Day including drinks & nibbles

- Premium Hospitality in the Hill Stand for Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

- Call of the Card Luncheon including food & drinks

- Premium Hospitality in the Skyline Lounge with reserved seat on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

- Services of an experienced guide

- Transfers throughout

from £4,795.00

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Flights to Melbourne

If required, we can include flights to Melbourne within any of our experiences.

There are connecting flights from most major UK airports with a range of airlines and also one direct flight option with Qantas from London Heathrow. 


Extended stopovers are possible for those looking to spend a few nights whilst connecting in locations such as Dubai or Singapore.

Flight upgrades are available to Premium Economy, Business & First Class.

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Example Itinerary

Below is an example itinerary based on six nights accommodation in Melbourne. As noted above, trip extensions are available and excursions can be added to your trip to make the most of your time in Australia!

Welcome Drinks & Dinner 

Thursday 31st October 2024

Upon arrival into Melbourne make your way to the hotel.

That evening you will be met by your tour host and head out for some welcome drinks and dinner at a great Melbourne venue to enable you to meet other members on the trip.

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Extend your trip

Make the most of your time away and add on a trip to another destination before of after your visit to Melbourne!

Head to another Australian city like Sydney or make use of your connecting flights and spend some time in Dubai or Singapore, the choice is yours...

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What our customers say...


My husband and I have just returned from a trip to the Melbourne Cup. What an amazing time we had from the trackwork visit to the Call of Card Luncheon and race days! Everything ran like clockwork!

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About the Melbourne Cup

Held between the first two Saturdays in November each year, the Melbourne Cup Carnival consists of four days of world class racing at the magnificent Flemington Racecourse.

The week gets underway on Saturday 2nd November with Penfolds Victoria Derby Day which features no less than nine Group Races, including four Group 1’s. The Melbourne Cup itself, known as “the race that stops a nation”, takes place on Tuesday 5th November and is one of the world’s richest turf races.

In 2024 why not head to Melbourne and join some of the almost 300,000 guests that attend this week long festival that stops a nation!

2024 Melbourne Cup Carnival tickets are provided via Sportsnet Holidays an Official Tourist Operator of the Victoria Racing Club.

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