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Official Ashes Travel Packages

Some sporting rivalries are just a class apart. Beating the Aussies in their own back yard is the stuff dreams are made of! After a bit of a tonking last time down under, Captain Cook is no longer at the helm so it’s up to new skipper Joe Root to lead the charge to retain the urn down under!

We have a host of options available to you from our unique boutique managed group tours to individual bespoke itineraries tailor made just for you. Whether it’s a quick slice of pre Christmas sun, or the iconic Boxing Day Test followed by a spectacular New Years Eve celebration, you’ll experience Australian hospitality at it’s finest.

With guaranteed official match tickets for all five of test matches in the Ashes Series, you can be sure that your trip down under is one to remember.

Tour Itinerary

1st Ashes Test Match – Brisbane – 23rd to 27th November 2017
2nd Ashes Test Match – Adelaide – 2nd to 6th December 2017
3rd Ashes Test Match – Perth – 14th to 18th December 2017
4th Ashes Test Match – Melbourne – 26th to 30th December 2017
5th Ashes Test Match – Sydney – 4th to 8th January 2018

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Fully Managed Tour

Boutique Managed Ashes Tours

‘Kookaburra’ Group Tour

Melbourne & Sydney
22nd December 2017 to 10th January 2018

At Elite Sports Travel we are a Cricket Australia Travel Office endorsed travel operator for the 2017-18 Ashes Series which means all of our Ashes packages include guaranteed match tickets.

Our fully managed group tours offer a unique experience for guests that are looking to have their every need taken care of. Our Kookaburra tour takes in the sights and sounds of the iconic Boxing Day test match in Melbourne, and the New Years final test match in Sydney. You also get to enjoy a sunshine filled Christmas Day celebration and New Year’s Eve done Sydney style!

Our Kookaburra Tour includes the following highlights and much more:

  • Guaranteed Official Match Tickets to all five days of both Test Matches
  • Return International Flights from London to Melbourne & Sydney to London
  • Internal flight from Melbourne to Sydney
  • 4* Hotel in Melbourne on a Room Only basis
  • 4.5* Hotel in Sydney on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Return Match Day Transfers*
  • Exclusive Elite Sports Travel Merchandise
  • Dedicated Elite Sports Travel Tour Manager
From £5,895

per person based on 2 sharing

packages include match tickets although we can remove test tickets for one person and reduce the price accordingly if a traveller would prefer not to watch the cricket

Business Class or Premium Economy upgrades are also available for a supplement.
Flight upgrades will only apply to the international return flights and not the internal flight.
Match ticket upgrades are available including match day hospitality options.
*Transfers to the MCG are not needed as the hotel is a 15 min stroll from the ground. However, those needing assistance will be provided with transfers.

‘Kookaburra’ Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday 22nd December 2017

Arrive at London Heathrow for your flight to Melbourne. Your Elite Sports Travel Tour Manager will be on hand at check-in to welcome you and assist with the check-in process.

Full flight details and timings to be confirmed.

Day 2 – Saturday 23rd December 2017

In flight.

Day 3 – Sunday 24th December 2017

Christmas Eve – Land in Melbourne in the morning and transfer to your hotel Mercure Treasury Gardens for a six night stay on a room only basis. In the evening enjoy a welcome drink on us in the bar to welcome you on tour.

Day 4 – Monday 25th December 2017

Christmas Day – Day at leisure. We can recommend some top class local restaurants to kick off your Christmas Day celebrations in style. We will also be hosting informal drinks in the evening to round off the day.

Day 5 – Tuesday 26th December 2017

Test Match Day 1 – The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a short 15 minute walk from the hotel, or for those who would prefer some assistance we are happy to organise return transfers to the stadium each day. After the days play make your own way back to the hotel at your leisure.

Day 6 – Wednesday 27th December 2017

Test Match Day 2 – Travel arrangements are the same for each day of the test match. Your EST Tour Manager will be on hand each day to assist with any queries you may have,

Day 7 – Thursday 28th December 2017

Test Match Day 3 – Continued play on day three of the test match.

Day 8 – Friday 29th December 2017

Test Match Day 4 – There is a small chance that play could be over by the fourth day of the test, in which case the day will be at leisure.

Day 9 – Saturday 30th December 2017

Test Match Day 5 – If there is any play on day five of the test match, transfer arrangement as per the previous days will apply again. If there is no play then the day will be at leisure.

Day 10 – Sunday 31st December 2017

New Years Eve – Check out of your hotel and meet in reception for your transfer to Melbourne Airport for your short 1 hour 25 minute flight to Sydney.

On arrival, your transfer will take you to your hotel Parkroyal Darling Harbour for a nine night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

For your New Years Eve celebrations, you can soak up the atmosphere in and around Darling Harbour or Sydney Harbour for the spectacular fireworks display or alternatively we can help arrange access to one of the organised events happening on the night. Our recommendations include the Gala Concert and Midnight party at the Sydney Opera House, or take a dinner dance cruise on Sydney Harbour enjoying fine dining and drinks aboard the vessel in prime position for the fireworks as part of the Harbour Lights parade. Ask us for more details.

Day 11 – Monday 1st January 2018

Day at leisure. With your time your own, you might like to hop on the ferry across the harbour to the laid back shopping district and beaches of Manly. Or perhaps you might like to take an open top bus tour around the city, or take in the sights and sounds of Bondi Beach.

Day 12 – Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Day at leisure.

Day 13 – Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Day at leisure.

Day 14 – Thursday 4th January 2018

Test Match Day 1 – Meet in reception for your transfer to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). After the days play meet in the same location for your transfer back to your hotel.

Day 15 – Friday 5th January 2018

Test Match Day 2 – Travel arrangements are the same for each day of the test match. Your EST Tour Manager will be on hand each day to assist with any queries you may have,

Day 16 – Saturday 6th January 2018

Test Match Day 3 – Continued play on day three of the test match.

Day 17 – Sunday 7th January 2018

Test Match Day 4 – There is a small chance that play could be over by the fourth day of the test, in which case the day will be at leisure.

Day 18 – Monday 8th January 2018

Test Match Day 5 – If there is any play on day five of the test match, transfer arrangement as per the previous days will apply again. Transfers back from the the SCG will take place one hour after the end of the days play. If there is no play then the day will be at leisure.

Day 19 – Tuesday 9th January 2018

Check our of your hotel in the morning and spend the morning at leisure. Our transfer will pick up from the hotel in the afternoon and take you to Sydney Airport for your evening return flight back to London.

Your flight will make a short connecting stopover on route.

Day 20 – Wednesday 10th January 2018

Arrive in London in the afternoon with enough time left in the day to recover before going back to work on Thursday.

 

 

Elite Sports Travel Ltd are a Cricket Australia Travel Office endorsed travel operator for the 2017-18 Ashes Series. CATO Licence Number: CATO1718/005/SA1.
Elite Sports Travel Ltd is an independent contractor to, and is not an agent or associate of, Cricket Australia or Cricket Australia Travel Office.
Ticket and Entry Conditions and Official Hospitality Conditions apply to all tickets and attendance at the 2017-18 Ashes Series. These Conditions are available from Elite Sports Travel Ltd on request or at www.cricket.com.au.

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Personalised Itineraries

Your Own Personal Ashes Tour

Whilst the group tours are great for building camaraderie and having us take care of all the travel arrangements and ground handling for you, sometimes you just want to go it alone and look after yourself.

That’s why we have a whole host of options available to those travellers who want to go off-piste and design an itinerary around your own plans. Options can be completely customised from your choice of test matches, hotels, airlines etc right through through to individual excursions, stop-overs, match hospitality and much more.

For more information about the options available, please contact a member of our team on sales@elitesportstravel.co.uk and we’ll get back in touch with you shortly.

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Hotels

Your Hotel Choice

Our Australia Ashes holidays offers a good choice of hotels ranging from a more budget options through to an excellent standard of five star luxury.

‘Kookaburra’ Group Hotels

We have personally hand selected two excellent standard mid-range hotels for our Kookaburra boutique group tour that are close to the shops, restaurants and bars of each city, and in the case of Melbourne within easy walking distance of the MCG.

4* Mercure Treasury Gardens – Melbourne

The Mercure Treasury Gardens hotel is perfectly situated for easy access to the centre of the city and just a leisurely 15 minute walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground each day.

The hotel features a bar, a full restaurant with an asian inspired sharing menu and business centre and offers picturesque views over the Treasury Gardens.

Our rooms are allocated as twin rooms as standard, although we do have some availability for double rooms on request.  Each room features air conditioning, a work desk, cable and wifi internet access, a TV, a safe and an ensuite bathroom.

4.5* Parkroyal Darling Harbour – Sydney

The Parkroyal hotel is ideally located for all of the highlights Sydney has to offer.  The eateries and night spots of Darling Harbour are on your door step and it’s just a short walk or bus to Circular Quay where you’ll find the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Manly Ferry Terminal.

The hotel features a full service restaurant offering local flavours with down to earth service, a bistro and a bar area which has an open al-fresco feel to it.

Each bedroom is generously appointed with twin beds (doubles on request), an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, work desk area, high speed wired and Wifi internet access and a 40″ LCD flat screen TV.

Parkroyal Darling Harbour

Personalised Itinerary Hotel Suggestions

Below we’ve highlighted just a few of the example hotel options available in the cities our group tour does not attend. These are not the limit of the hotels we have available in each city. We have options ranging from a 3* budget option right through to 5* ultimate luxury. Please contact us on 01920 330750 for full details.

4.5* Oaks Charlotte Towers – Brisbane

Oaks Charlotte Towers is one of our favourite options in Brisbane because of both it’s proximity to the centre of town and also because it’s an apartment style hotel meaning that you get a living area making it feel much more like a hotel suite.

The hotel is an excellent four star hotel and it is easily walkable from here to the Gabba for the test match.

The hotel features an indoor 25m lap pool, outdoor plunge pool gymnasium, lounge, sauna and sundeck with BBQ facilities should you feel the need to enter into the local spirit!

Oaks Charlotte Towers Brisbane

5* Stamford Plaza – Adelaide

The Stamford Plaza in Adelaide is perfectly located on the outskirts of the CBD and a 13 minute stroll from the Adelaide Oval.

The hotel is generously appointed as you would expect form one of the few 5* properties in Adelaide, featuring a huge selection of restaurants, bars and lounges to suit your mood.

Each bedroom is luxuriously furnished and appointed and overlook either the CBD or historic park lands. See the hotels own YouTube video for a glimpse of the luxuries on offer at the Stamford Plaza in Adelaide.

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Join Us Down Under

Whilst we have an almost unlimited number of options for individually personalised itineraries, the available places on our boutique group tours are extremely limited. So if you are keen to join us please reserve your place as soon as possible in order to avoid any disappointment.

Simply call us on 01920 330750 to secure your place today, or alternatively fill out the simple form below with your details and a member of our team will be in touch shortly to discuss your requirements.


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