2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup

6 Days

1 Country

Sport: Horse Racing

2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup

6 Days

1 Country

Sport: Horse Racing

There’s no better place to be in November… as Australia’s greatest sporting and social event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival never fails to deliver excitement plus glamour, and the finest thoroughbred racing. 2020’s Lexus Melbourne Cup will not disappoint.  More than 300,000 keen enthusiasts attend the four feature race meetings, but limited numbers of us will have reserved seats in front of the winning post!   So join us on our popular 5 night tour and help us celebrate our 31st trip to the AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.

About This Tour

Departure Date: 30 October 2020

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About This Tour

About This Tour

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 5  nights Rydges Melbourne Accommodation
  • Full Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • Gala Cup Function (Venue TBA)
  • Hill Or Lawn Stand Seats in front of winning post for both days ( *Subject to VRC Allocation)
  • Melbourne Airport Transfers for those utilising our group flights
  • Race Day Transfers ensures a hassle free arrival at Flemington
  • Experienced Tour Hosts

Itinerary

Friday 30th October, 2020
Arrive Melbourne and Stay 5 nights Rydges Melbourne in the heart of all the CBD action. Includes full buffet breakfasts daily.This evening perhaps get into “racing mode’ by enjoying an ale in our hotel bar, the nearby Elephant and Castle or any number of quirky local bars.

Saturday 31st October, 2020
AAMI VICTORIA DERBY DAY
This day is considered by racing purists as our best day of thoroughbred racing… featuring nine Group races, four at the elite Group 1 level. Transfers are organised to Flemington Racecourse, and we’ll enjoy all the race day action from our reserved seats in front of the Winning Post. Tonight you may wish to sample one of many nearby Chinatown restaurants or Greek, Italian and German options… again all within an easy stroll from our hotel.

Sunday 1st November, 2020
A chance to seek out the many interesting shops in and around Bourke St Mall, marvel at the bargains along Bridge Rd`s factory outlets, or browse for an outfit amongst the many trendy boutiques of Chapel Street. This evening enjoy our Gala Cup function. Drinks, nibbles, sweeps and more. Always a highlight and eagerly awaited by everyone each year.

Monday 2nd November, 2020
Calling of the Card (optional) See the early bets taken and Cup market set at Crown Casino Ballroom. Includes lunch, beverages and entertainment. Alternatively, the traditional Lexus Melbourne Cup Parade takes place from noon down Swanston Street, finishing at Federation Square.

Tuesday 3rd November, 2020
LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP DAY
“The race that stops a nation™” is the greatest day on the Aussie sporting and social calendar – where everyone, young and old, stops to enjoy our unique national tradition. Again we transfer you to enjoy our reserved seats in front of the Winning Post to witness the world’s richest handicap turf race.

Wednesday 4th November, 2020
Your tour finishes today, we hop you have had another “Great Event”!

Options

  • Add direct Flights from Newcastle To Melbourne and return incl Transfers – Add $385 per person 
  • Extend your stay with extra nights at our hotel – Add $150 per person
  • Hotel Upgrade: Queen Spa Suite – Add $40 per person per night
  • Call of the card (Mon 2 Nov) luncheon exclusive at Crown Casino – Add approx $215 per person
  • Kennedy Oaks Day (Thu 5 Nov) Reserved Hill Stand Seat for “the ladies day” – Add $110 per person

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