Emirates Melbourne Cup

07 November 2017

Overview

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 raceday 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 4 racedays are the AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Crown Oaks Day and the Emirates Stakes Day. The main raceday being the Emirates 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 7th November

Melbourne Cup Alto Hotel Package

Thu 02 Nov 2017 - Sun 12 Nov 2017

  • General Admission to all 4 racedays

    Return Flights
    Car Hire
    Trip to Phillip Island

  • The Alto hotel

from
£2,695.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

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The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event. 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.

With that said Racing Breaks are delighted to offer this exceptional trip which offers return flights from the UK, 9 nights accommodation at the Alto Hotel in Melbourne, a short walk from the city center, car hire for the duration of your stay, and a trip to Phillip Island. As well as General Admission tickets to the 4 racedays of the Melbourne Cup carnival held at Flemington park.

Your package includes


  • Return Flights from London Heathrow Airport to Melbourne

  • 9 Nights Accommodation at the Alto Hotel

  • Breakfast each morning

  • General Admission tickets to all 4 race days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival

  • Car hire for the duration of your stay

  • Trip to Phillip Island

Flights can be changed to any major UK airport

Itinerary


Thursday 2nd November 2017

  • Depart from London Heathrow at 09.00 to Melbourne via Abu Dhabi landing at 18.55 on Friday 3rd November.

Friday 3rd November 2017

  • Upon arrival, pick up car rental followed by a 20 minute drive to check in at the The Alto hotel for the first of your 9 nights accommodation.
  • Today you have at your leisure to explore the sights of Melbourne.

Saturday 4th November 2017

  • First day at the races for the AAMI Victoria Derby Day.
  • You will be able to catch a direct train from Melbourne to Flemington racecourse.

Sunday 5th November 2017

  • Take a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or spend the day at your leisure.

Monday 6th November 2017

  • Another day to relax and spend some time visiting the sites of Melbourne. Perhaps a wine tour in the Yarra Valley.

Tuesday 7th November 2017

  • Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the feature race day of the week.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

  • Take a trip to Phillip Island accessible by car, bus and boat.

Thursday 9th November 2017

  • Kennedy Oaks Day also the Melbourne Cup Carnival Ladies Day.

Friday 10th November 2017

  • Another day in between your busy racing schedule to take a relaxing stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Saturday 11th November 2017

  • Emirates Stakes Day.

Sunday 12th November 2017

  • Flight departs 22.50 from Melbourne International Airport via Abu Dhabi and landing at London Heathrow at 12.05 on Monday 13th November.

Optional Upgrades


  • Upgrade Flights to Business or first class

  • Upgrade hire car

  • Upgrade raceday tickets

Prices for upgrades available upon request

Additional information


About the Hotel

Alto Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Southern Cross railway station, 1.1 km from Queen Victoria Market and 2.3 km from the National Gallery of Victoria. The bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as mini fridges and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded units add spa tubs and/or balconies. Room service is available. Free perks include an espresso lounge, massage chairs and access to an off-site gym. There's also a cozy restaurant, a wine bar and a lounge with a fireplace.

Click here for more information on the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

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Melbourne Cup Platinum Package

Wed 01 Nov 2017 - Tue 14 Nov 2017

  • Grandstand Seating to all 4 racedays

    Return Direct Flights
    Car Hire
    Trip to Phillip Island

  • Crowne Promenade Melbourne

from
£3,795.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


Your package includes


  • Return Flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne
  • 11 Nights' Accommodation at the Crowne Promenade Hotel, Melbourne
  • Buffet Breakfast each Morning
  • Grandstand Seated Tickets to the all 4 days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival
  • Car Hire (SUV) for the duration of your stay
  • Trip to Phillip Island

Flights can be changed to any major UK airport

Itinerary


Wednesday 1st November 2017

  • Depart from London Heathrow at 13.40 to Melbourne via Dubai International Airport, landing at 23.20 on Thursday 2nd November.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

  • Upon arrival, pick up car rental followed by a 20 minute drive to check in at the Crowne Promenade for the first of your 11 nights accommodation.

Friday 3rd November 2017

  • Today you have at your leisure to explore the sights of Melbourne.

Saturday 4th November 2017

  • First day at the races for the AAMI Victoria Derby Day with Grandstand Seated tickets.
  • You will be able to catch a direct train from Melbourne to Flemington racecourse.

Sunday 5th November 2017

  • Take a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or spend the day at your leisure.

Monday 6th November 2017

  • Another day to relax and spend some time visiting the sites of Melbourne. Perhaps a wine tour in the Yarra Valley.

Tuesday 7th November 2017

  • Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the feature race day of the week with Grandstand Seated tickets.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

  • Take a trip to Phillip Island accessible by car, bus and boat.

Thursday 9th November 2017

  • Kennedy Oaks Day also the Melbourne Cup Carnival Ladies Day. Grandstand Seated tickets.

Friday 10th November 2017

  • Another day in between your busy racing schedule to take a relaxing stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Saturday 11th November 2017

  • Emirates Stakes Day with Grandstand Seated Tickets

Sunday 12th November 2017

  • Wind down from a fantastic week and spend your free time as you please.

Monday 13th November 2017

  • Flight departs 22.30 from Melbourne International Airport via Dubai and landing at 11.40 on Tuesday 14th November.

Optional Upgrades


  • Upgrade Flights to Business or First Class

  • Upgrade Hire Car

  • Upgrade Raceday Tickets

Prices for upgrades available upon request

Additional information


About the Hotel

The Crown Promenade Hotel can be found just 15 minutes from Flemington Racecourse and 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport. Situated in Melbourne's Southbank it is the perfect location for the duration of the trip.

All guest rooms have floor to ceiling windows and impressive bay or city views. There is a leisure facility which includes heated indoor pool and spa, gym and two outdoor deck areas.

Accommodation includes a buffet breakfast each morning in the hotels Mesh Restaurant.

About the Flights

We can offer Flights from most major UK Airports so do let us know if you would prefer to look at an alternative to Heathrow. Example timings for the flights are below:

Wednesday 1st November

13:40 London Heathrow - Dubai 00:40 (+1)

03:00 Dubai - Melbourne 23:20

(flight arrives on Thurs 2nd Nov)

Monday 13th November

22:30 Melbourne - Dubai 05:35 (+1)

07:45 Dubai - London Heathrow 11:40

(flight arrives on Tues 14th Nov)

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