26 | Providing Specialist Horse Racing Holidays With a Commitment to Excellence THE MELBOURNE CUP PENANG EXTENSION 27 October - 13 November 2010 PENANG ISLAND Following the excitement of Melbourne and Sydney we are delighted to be able to offer you a 5 night break at the Shangri- La's Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang. Only a short flight from Kuala Lumpur, Penang is a fascinating fusion of East and West. The island has a harmonious multiracial population and well- preserved heritage buildings which have led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Penang offers the best of Asia where the sights and sounds reflect the colourful traditions of the people. As well as the many beautiful beaches there are tropical gardens, ornate temples and distinctive buildings - explore the island where nature, traditions and history blend into a rich cultural tapestry. For an unique experience, and added excitement, take a trishaw ride through the narrow inner streets of George Town! ? ? ? ? ? SHANGRI- LA'S RASA SAYANG RESORT AND SPA The Shangri- La's Rasa Sayang Resort is a 5* luxury retreat that nestles beside the emerald waters of Batu Ferringi Beach. Comprising thirty acres of lush gardens, framed by majestic ancient rain trees that recreate a feel of the island's rich tropical scenery. The hotel offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation amidst a beautiful and serene environment. All of the 304 guest rooms are equipped to the highest standard and decorated in traditional style, creating an atmosphere of warmth and serenity. The hotel has a selection of restaurants, bars and lounges from which to choose; all providing a varied choice of the highest quality. Relax and enjoy the luxury inside the hotel, on the beach or by the pool. To complete the pampering, the CHI spa will indulge your senses in one of its spacious private spa villas. We have reserved Rasa Wing Deluxe Rooms for your extra enjoyment where you may have the benefit of the Rasa Wing Lounge which is open daily for a la carte breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés ( served between 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm) and coffee, tea and soft drinks throughout the day. The Lounge also has complimentary WiFi access. You also have access to the exclusive Rasa Wing swimming pool for adults only. TOUR MEL/ PEN 17 Nights From £ 3,850.00 per person Sunday 07 November Following check- out, transfer to the airport for your flights to Penang Depart: Sydney, Flight MH 122 15.40 hrs Arrive: Kuala Lumpur 20.50 hrs Depart: Kuala Lumpur, Flight MH 1194 23.50 hrs Monday 08 November Arrive: Penang 00.40 hrs On arrival you will be transferred to the Shangri- La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa where accommodation has been reserved in the Rasa Wing for five nights on a bed and breakfast basis. The following days are at your leisure to enjoy the beach, sightseeing or to just relax in these beautiful surroundings. Friday 12 November Following check- out, transfer to the airport for your return flights to London. Depart: Penang, Flight MH 1167 21.45 hrs Arrive: Kuala Lumpur 22.40 hrs Depart: Kuala Lumpur, Flight MH 002 23.55 hrs Saturday 13 November Arrive: London Heathrow 05.25 hrs Single Room Supplement for the tour: £ 1,900.00 Business Class Supplement: £ 3,225.00 p. p. Our Price Includes: . Return scheduled flights with Malaysian Airlines . Flights between Melbourne & Sydney and Kuala Lumpur - Penang - Kuala Lumpur . 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 . 5 nights' accommodation, based on twin/ double occupancy, on a bed & breakfast basis at the Shangri- La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa in Rasa Wing 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
Call us on 01244 355 580 or visit www. horseracingabroad. com | 27 THE MELBOURNE CUP TAILOR MADE ITINERAIES Qualia, Hamilton Island Should you wish to spend a few days relaxing in luxury, continue your journey northwards to the Great Barrier Reef and spend some days at Qualia, Hamilton Island's most recent and luxurious addition. Qualia is a breathtaking island utopia in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef - the epitome of peace and relaxation. Surrounded by crystal clear blue waters, this island retreat has enormous pavilions, breathtaking views, fine dining and a choice of spa experiences. Crafted from quarried stone and local timbers, Qualia melts into its surroundings as though it has always been here. Time appears to stand still in this peaceful sanctuary. Lazy days can be spent in the spa, sipping drinks by the infinity pool or reading in the library. The 3 mobile Ashes series 2010- 2011 A wonderful opportunity if you are a cricket enthusiast. The parent company of Horse Racing Abroad is ITC Sports and they specialise in cricket tours! ITC Sports has comprehensive tours to cover the forthcoming tests in Australia. The first two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide will feature a celebrity host and also special appearances by ITC's Tour Ambassador, Michael Vaughan. The First Test commences in Brisbane on 25 November and Second Test is in Adelaide, commencing on 03 December. If you wish to join an ITC cricket tour to these Tests, we have given brief details below. A " Platinum" seat for each of the five day tests is included. 24 November Join the tour in Brisbane, 5 nights' accommodation in a choice of hotel. 25- 29 November First Test, The Gabba, Brisbane. 29 November Continue on to the next test in Adelaide via a 3 night stop at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. 02 December Arrive in Adelaide for 6 nights' accommodation in a choice of hotel. 03- 07 December Second Test, Adelaide Oval. 08 December Return to UK or continue onward to your destination of your choice. Brisbane & Adelaide Tests ( inc. 3 nights at Hyatt Regency, Sanctuary Cove) Prices are per person sharing twin/ double accommodation and include internal flight Brisbane/ Adelaide. Hotel Rydges Southbank, Brisbane & Hilton Adelaide £ 5,495p. p. Single room supplement £ 2,300 OR Hotel Marriott, Brisbane & Sebel Playford, Adelaide £ 6,095p. p. Single room supplement £ 2,900 BRISBANE TEST If you only wish to include the Brisbane Test, please contact our reservations department and they will be delighted to assist you to arrange this on a tailormade basis subject to availability, at a different hotel and with independent transfers. THE MELBOURNE CUP & THE BREEDERS' CUP 27 October - 08 November 2010 Once again it is possible to combine both The Melbourne Cup and The Breeders' Cup but, in 2010, the Australian race precedes the American. Set out below are brief details of a possible combination to cover both of these great racing events. Depart London Heathrow in the evening of Wednesday 27 October and arrive in Melbourne in the early hours of Friday 29 October. Transfer to your hotel, The Sofitel Melbourne, where accommodation would be for five nights on a room only basis. The days are then as per The Melbourne Cup itinerary until Wednesday 03 November when there is a morning departure to Los Angeles with onward connecting flights to Louisville. Arrive in Louisville in the evening of Wednesday 03 November and join up with the four night Breeders' Cup tour staying at the Louisville Marriott Hotel. Depart on Sunday 07 November, via Chicago, and arrive in London Heathrow on Monday 08 November. Flights with British Airways/ Qantas/ American Airlines in economy class. Price £ 4,990 per person Single Room Supplement £ 1,160.00 for the tour Prices include Reserved Seating in the Members' Grandstand at Flemington Racecourse on both Victoria Derby Day and Melbourne Cup day and Clubhouse Reserved Box Seats for both days of The Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs. Tailor- made itineraries to other destinations in Australia and/ or New Zealand are available should you wish to extend your visit. Maybe you would like to visit friends and relatives, or take a trip to another city. Whatever you would like to do, we can assist with your travel and/ or accommodation arrangements.