Be in the action for the race that stops the nation

2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup & Victoria Derby Day

From $2,095* per person twin share

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. 2021’s Melbourne Cup Carnival will not disappoint. Up to 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.

Friday 29th October, 2021
Fly from Newcastle on either our early morning or mid afternoon flights. Arrive Melbourne and transfer to our hotel.
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 30th October, 2021
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 Flinders St Station and MYKI cards provided for your rails transfers to/from Flemington Racecourse. Train run every few minutes on races day and Flemington Station is right behind our seats. 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 31st October, 2021
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 1st November, 2021
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 2nd November, 2021
“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. The same as Derby day, we transfer you to enjoy our reserved seats in front of the Winning Post to witness the world’s richest handicap turf race.

Wednesday 3rd November, 2021
Check out of hotel this morning and transfer back to Melbourne Airport for our lunchtime flight to Newcastle

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