24 | Providing Specialist Horse Racing Holidays With a Commitment to Excellence Tour Highlights: . Feel Melbourne come alive with Carnival fever! . Two days of superb racing at Flemington to include the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby & Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup. . Enjoy all that Sydney has to offer from the Opera House to the Blue Mountains! THE MELBOURNE CUP 27 October - 08 November 2010 The popularity of Australia's premier race is now internationally accepted with British and Irish entries commonplace. You will enjoy the finest facilities and reserved seats at Flemington racecourse for the running of the Victoria Derby and the Melbourne Cup. As a result of our many years' association with the Victoria Racing Club, we are proud to be the only tour operator who is allocated seats in the Members' Grandstand where we can offer the finest reserved seating with views of the finishing straight and the winning post. Numerous bars, eating establishments, Tote windows, TV screens and Bookmaking boards are situated within the grandstand behind the reserved seating area. The Victoria Derby: Saturday 30 October Victoria Derby Day: known as one of the world's great race- days with high-class fashion and fabulous horseracing. The day provides a sizzling start to the racing week with the only all- Group race- day on the Australian racing calendar. The feature race, the AAMI Victoria Derby, is a classic Group 1 staying test for three- year- olds over 2,500 metres. In 2009 the New Zealand horse Monaco Consul was the winner, ahead of Extra Zero and Viking Legend. The Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 02 November The Melbourne Cup: " The Race That Stops the Nation" - The Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Park creates a party atmosphere unparalleled by any other sporting event. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is much more than a gruelling 3,200m ( 2 miles) handicap race, it is a celebration of the Sport of Kings and the richest handicap race in the world. The 2009 race was won by Shocking, ridden by Corey Brown, who finished quite comfortably ahead of Irish contenders Crime Scene and Mourilyan, who were second and third respectively.
Call us on 01244 355 580 or visit www. horseracingabroad. com | 25 TOUR MEL 12 Nights From £ 2,950.00 per person Wednesday 27 October Depart: London Heathrow, Flight MH 003 12.00 hrs Thursday 28 October Arrive Kuala Lumpur 07.25 hrs Depart: Kuala Lumpur, Flight MH 129 10.05 hrs Arrive: Melbourne 20.40 hrs On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne where accommodation has been reserved for six nights on a room only basis. Friday 29 October The day is at your leisure to enjoy your surroundings. Saturday 30 October Racing at Flemington: Victoria Derby Day! Sunday 31 October & Monday 01 November Two days at leisure in and around Melbourne - time to discover the city and take optional excursions/ tours. Tuesday 02 November Racing at Flemington: Melbourne Cup Day! Wednesday 03 November Depart the Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne for your internal flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney transfer to the Shangri- La Hotel where accommodation has been reserved for four nights, on a room only basis, in Deluxe Harbour View rooms. Thursday 04 & Friday 05 November Days at leisure in and around Sydney - time to discover the city and take optional excursions/ tours. Saturday 06 November Optional racing at Royal Randwick. Sunday 07 November Following check- out, transfer to the airport for your return flight to London. Depart: Sydney, Flight MH 122 15.40 hrs Arrive: Kuala Lumpur 20.50 hrs Depart: Kuala Lumpur, Flight MH002 23.55 hrs Monday 08 November Arrive: London Heathrow 05.25 hrs Single Room Supplement for the tour: £ 1,190.00 Business Class Supplement: £ 3,050.00 p. p. Our Price Includes: . Return scheduled flights with Malaysian Airlines . Flight between Melbourne & Sydney . 6 nights' accommodation, based on twin/ double occupancy, on a room only basis at the Hotel Sofitel Melbourne . 4 nights' accommodation, based on twin/ double occupancy, on a room only basis at the Shangri- La Sydney Hotel in Deluxe Harbour View Rooms . Reserved seating in the Members' Grandstand at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, on both Victoria Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day . Transfers throughout by air- conditioned coaches . Assistance of our agents throughout . Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes ITINERARY MELBOURNE Melbourne is a stylish city that has become a true melting pot of different cultures. Well known for the good things in life, it has a cosmopolitan feel and offers designer shops, stately architecture, bustling markets and quaint rattling trams. You will be spoilt for choice when planning your days in Melbourne - there are numerous, exciting activities and breathtaking views! ? ? ? ? ? The Sofitel Melbourne 25 Collins Street, Melbourne. This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of the city's premier shopping, dining and theatre district, just minutes from the famous cricket ground. The Café La offers fine dining while Sofi's Piano Bar offers both food and live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. " The Atrium Bar on 35" serves cocktails and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel has 363 luxuriously appointed guestrooms which start from floor 36, ensuring the view over Melbourne from floor to ceiling windows is always spectacular. All rooms have contemporary furnishings, marble bathrooms and modern technology including LCD or Plasma TVs, digital surround sound, CD/ DVD players, high speed Internet access and voicemail. The hotel facilities also include a gym, fitness centre and sauna. SYDNEY Australia's oldest city is without doubt the place to be! Sydney offers an endless array of sightseeing opportunities including the world famous Opera House, Darling Harbour and Harbour Bridge together with fantastic beaches, galleries, boutiques and outdoor cafés. ? ? ? ? ? Shangri- La Hotel 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks This recently refurbished 5* property, with 563 guest rooms, is perfectly positioned between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge at Circular Quay and is where you can enjoy the quite essential Sydney experience in comfort and style. The hotel is in the historic Rocks district; the birthplace of colonial Sydney; an area that offers wonderful shopping, a wide variety of restaurants and is within walking distance of all the necessary tourist attractions. We have secured Deluxe Grand Harbour View rooms that are spacious and offer stunning 180- degree panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Each room has a marble en- suite bathroom, satellite TV, Internet access, safe, minibar, hairdryer & tea/ coffee making facilities. The hotel offers a variety of dining and has one of the best cocktail bars in Sydney, Blu Horizons, located on the 36th floor with superb views. Other hotel facilities include a 15m Roman style indoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre, steam room and spa. The perfect place to unwind and refresh!