Call us on 01244 355 580 or visit www. horseracingabroad. com | 33 THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Join us for three days of superb National Hunt racing over the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. This meeting offers the perfect way to blow off the Christmas cobwebs! As much a part of Christmas in and around Dublin as mince pies and mistletoe, this popular festival always attracts a huge crowd and top class runners. Key races include the Future Champions Novices Hurdle ( G1), Lexus Chase ( G1), Fort Leney Novices Chase ( G1) and December Hurdle ( G1). LEOPARDSTOWN Built in 1888 and modelled on Sandown Racecourse, Leopardstown Racecourse is probably Ireland's most famous race track. It's located just 6 miles from Dublin city centre, surrounded by the stunning Dublin Mountains. ? ? ? ? ? THE DYLAN HOTEL The Dylan is situated close to St Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, with its shops and entertainment, and makes a wonderful base from which to explore Dublin's many attractions. The 44 rooms are equipped to a high- specification; including Frette linen, marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, air conditioning, free WiFi and plasma TV. The hotel incorporates the popular Dylan Bar together with the excellent Dylan Restaurant that offers fresh Irish produce served in an elegant setting. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT LEOPARDSTOWN 27 - 29 DECEMBER 2010 TOUR LEP 2 Nights From £ 599.00 per person Monday 27 December Depart: London Heathrow, Flight EI 151 07.50 hrs Arrive: Dublin 09.10 hrs On arrival you will be transferred directly to Leopardstown for the second day of the Christmas Festival race meeting. After the races, your coach will take you to The Dylan Hotel where accommodation has been reserved for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Tuesday 28 December Depart the hotel for racing at Leopardstown. Wednesday 29 December Depart the hotel for racing at Leopardstown. After racing, you will be transferred to Dublin Airport for your homeward flight. Depart: Dublin, Flight EI 178 18.30 hrs Arrive: London Heathrow 19.50 hrs Departures are available from many local airports in the UK to Dublin. However, please note that our coach will depart Dublin Airport immediately after the arrival of flight EI 151 from London Heathrow and we can accept no responsibility should your flight from a local airport be delayed or cancelled. Single room supplement for the weekend: £ 190.00 Our Price Includes: . Scheduled flights with Aer Lingus . Escorted coach transfers . Twin/ Double accommodation at The Dylan Hotel on bed and breakfast basis. . Reserved Enclosure Admission to Leopardstown on all days . Assistance of our representatives throughout . Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes Tour Highlights: ITINERARY . Two nights in the centre of Dublin to discover this elegant and lively city. . 3 days of racing at Leopardstown to enjoy the renowned Christmas Festival.
34 | Providing Specialist Horse Racing Holidays With a Commitment to Excellence ARGENTINA & URUGUAY 21 JANUARY - 04 FEBRUARY 2011 We are pleased to propose an enthralling tour to South America, combining Argentina with Uruguay. Two captivating countries where horses and racing are part of daily life. Delight in fine gastronomy, excellent wines and exquisite scenery. Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, is often known as the " Paris of South America". Wide boulevards and avenues lined with exclusive shops, theatres and restaurants in ornate French- style architecture, make it a delightful city in which to walk. The Plaza de Mayo is considered the heart of the city, dominated by the Casa Rosada, the President's official residence, and it was from the balcony of this elegant pink edifice that Eva Peron gave her speeches to the people of Argentina. ? ? ? ? Hotel Caesar Park, Buenos Aires The hotel is located in La Recoleta, one of the most exclusive and elegant areas of the city, surrounded by excellent entertainment, Parisian- style cafés, restaurants and international stores. It is only a few minutes from the most important tourist and historical sites of the country's history. The Caesar Park Hotel has spacious guest rooms that are elegantly furnished and well equipped with marble bathrooms, luxurious furniture, Internet access, digital safes and TV. Hotel facilities include the Agraz Bar & Restaurant that offers contemporary Argentinean food; The Lounge offers the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy continental breakfast, a light meal, afternoon tea or pre- dinner drinks and the Cheers Bar has an Anglo- Saxon atmosphere. The hotel also has a fitness centre and swimming pool. Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a very cosmopolitan city - the result of successive European migrations. With 1.5 million inhabitants, the city lies along a beautiful beachfront. Landmarks include the Cerro ( hill) after which the city is named, the mausoleum of Jose Gervasio Artigas - the Uruguayan national hero, the Cabildo - formerly the seat of the national legislature, and the ornate cathedral. ? ? ? ? ? Hotel Sheraton, Montevideo The Sheraton Montevideo Hotel, located in the fashionable residential area of Punta Carretas and overlooking the serene Río de la Plata, is an elegant and welcoming hotel. It is linked to the Punta Carretas Shopping Centre, and is only 200 metres from the Golf Club and the promenade. The 207 guest rooms are spacious and thoughtfully equipped and many have breathtaking views over the city and the bay. The hotel has the renowned Las Carretas Restaurant and the Lobby Bar. The hotel has the Neptune Pool & Fitness Centre, with its fully equipped gym, sauna, massage parlour, and beauty care services together with an indoor swimming pool. Tour Highlights: . Explore the many sights of Buenos Aires & Montevideo. . Racing at San Isidro & Palermo racecourses. . Stud Farm visits.