Depart London Heathrow on flight EK006 at 22:00 hrs.
The Lexus Melbourne Cup
The Lexus Melbourne Cup is a celebration of the Sport of Kings and boasts one of the richest prices in Australia sport, with a purse totalling $7.3million.
The AAMI Victoria Derby marks the start of the festival and is considered the best day for racing purists. It also provides the only all Group race day on the Australian calendar.
Lexus Melbourne Cup Day attracts over 100,000 racegoers eager to experience the atmosphere at Flemington Racecourse. Run over a distance of 3,200 metres, this race is known to be the best staying handicap in the world.
- Return scheduled international flights with Emirates
- 5 nights' accommodation at Melbourne Marriott Hotel
- Breakfast daily
- Hill Stand reserved seating at Flemington Racecourse: AAMI Victoria Derby Day & Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
- Transfers throughout
- Assistance of our local representatives
Price from £3,595 per person, based on 2 sharing
Single supplement from £140 per night
Optional Excursions for Sunday, 03 November
Great Ocean Road Tour - £140 per person
Our tour of the Great Ocean Road begins by passing Bells Beach, where the world’s surfing championships have been held. Travel along Victoria's southern coastline to Apollo Bay, a popular seaside resort, for a relaxing lunch before continuing to the Twelve Apostles, the world-famous natural landmark of the Great Ocean Road. Next, head to Loch Ard Gorge, where you will stop to hear the history of this location known as the Shipwreck Coast. Listen to the story of the Loch Ard, a British ship that wrecked in 1878 with only two survivors who managed to make their way to shore at this sheltered spot. Your last stop of the day will be at the seaside village of Port Campbell: admire its picturesque setting surrounded by Norfolk pine trees and cliffs and explore the local shops and galleries. Return to Melbourne late in the afternoon.
Legends & Champions Tour - £120 per person
This morning, travel to the natural wonderland of Mount Macedon, where you will visit one of Australia’s leading stallion farms, Sun Stud, formerly known as Eliza Park. This highly respected thoroughbred stud operation features an eleven-strong roster of stallions, including Bel Esprit, the sire of champion Black Caviar and Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, plus exciting newcomer Thronum. Continue to the nearby historical town of Woodend and enjoy lunch at Holgate Brewhouse, an independent craft brewery situated inside a 19th century country pub. After lunch, we will visit Living Legends, which is home to some of Australia’s retired champion racehorses, including legendary winners of the Melbourne Cup, Japan Cup, Caulfield Cup, Australia Cup and Cox Plate. Closely modelled on the Home of Rest for Horses in the UK, Living Legends provides an excellent environment for these champions to thrive while allowing people of all ages the rare opportunity to get close access to them. Enjoy afternoon tea at the historical Woodland Homestead before returning to your hotel late afternoon.
To book your place on our tour please enter your details below and a member of our team will contact you. Alternatively, call our horse racing specialists on 01244 355 604.
Arrive into Dubai at 08:45 hrs and depart on flight EK406 at 09:55 hrs.
Arrive in Melbourne at 06:30 hrs. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to The Park Hyatt, Melbourne by our local representatives, for 5 nights' accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
This evening you are invited to enjoy Welcome Drinks with your hosts and fellow travellers.
Should you wish to reserve your room for the night of Thursday, 31 October in order to guarantee an immediate check-in on arrival, please speak to our Travel Specialists.
Today you will be transferred to Flemington Racecourse for the AAMI Victoria Derby. Roundtrip transfers are included. You will be accommodated in a Hill Stand seat, located opposite the Winning Post; seats are under cover to help you shelter from the Australian sun!
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Melbourne or perhaps book one of our optional day tours.
A further day at leisure in Melbourne. Perhaps spend the day watching the Lexus Melbourne Cup Parade in the city?
Tonight, you will be transferred to the Crown Casino for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner. Enjoy an evening of dinner, live music and interviews with racing personalities.
This morning you will be transferred to Flemington Racecourse for Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. Roundtrip transfers are included. You will again be accommodated in a covered Hill Stand seat, located opposite the Winning Post.
This afternoon, you will be met at your hotel by our local representatives and transferred to Melbourne Airport for the return flight to London Heathrow. Depart on flight EK407 at 22:30 hrs.
Arrive into Dubai at 05:40 hrs and depart on flight EK001 at 07:45 hrs.
Arrive in London Heathrow at 11:40 hrs.
The Melbourne Marriott Hotel is ideally situated in the central business district, near to the city’s theatre and entertainment district. Elegantly appointed rooms feature large bathrooms, with many offering sweeping views of the Melbourne skyline. Enjoy excellent cuisine made from locally-sourced produce at Essence on Exhibition, a modern Australian eatery, or how about a post-races cocktail in the lounge bar? If you are feeling more active, take a dip in the heated indoor pool or enjoy an invigorating workout in the fitness centre.
From £3,595 per person
based on 2 sharing
To Book This Tour
Call 01244 355 604