Australia v England - Fifth Test: Day 3

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If you want an even more enhanced trip, consider upgrading to the ‘Platinum’ option.

The Ashes: Melbourne and Sydney: VIP

First day of the Fourth Test starts: 26th December 2017 

With this fantastic package you get to enjoy enjoy the traditional Boxing Day Fourth Test in Melbourne, celebrate the New Year in Sydney and witness the finale of the Ashes. There’s plenty of leisure time built into the programme to allow you to enjoy the many enticing experiences Sydney and Melbourne has to offer.

Below is an example package that we can offer, please use it as a guide and contact us to create the perfect trip for your requirements.

Thursday 21st December 2017
Your tour begins with a departure flight from the UK to Melbourne.

Saturday 23rd December
Arrive in Melbourne. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, Pullman on the Park, for 8 nights in a Superior Room on a bed and breakfast basis. You’ll receive a warm welcome on the first evening at a drinks reception with your host and fellow guests.

Sunday 24th December
Today is a day at leisure, for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Monday 25th December
Today you celebrate Christmas in style with a festive Lunch, with your host and fellow guests.

Tuesday 26th December: FOURTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The MCG, Melbourne – Day 1
Enjoy five days of world class test match cricket.  Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Wednesday 27th December: FOURTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The MCG, Melbourne – Day 2
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.  Today’s cricket action will be followed by our popular State of Play evening, for an entertaining and informal review of the day’s play. Spend a relaxing evening with a drink in hand, in the company of your host, where previously the likes of Gladstone Small and David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd have been known to offer their expert opinion on the Test Matches.

Thursday 28th December: FOURTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The MCG, Melbourne – Day 3
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Friday 29th December: FOURTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The MCG, Melbourne – Day 4
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Saturday 30th December: FOURTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The MCG, Melbourne – Day 5
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sunday 31st December
After a leisurely breakfast you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your hotel, Hyatt Regency Sydney, for a stay of 9 nights in a Premium City Side Room on a bed and breakfast basis. This evening you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Dinner Dance and Catamaran Cruise.

Monday 1st January
Enjoy a day at leisure in Sydney. There are many world-famous attractions within the city including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy extensive gardens and historic buildings. Visit The Rocks for shopping and dining, Sydney Tower for spectacular city views or stroll down to the fashionable Bondi Beach to watch the spectacular surfing.

Tuesday 2nd January
Following a day of relaxation, we invite you to join a popular Blue Mountain excursion with lunch.

Wednesday 3rd January
Enjoy a further day at leisure in Sydney.

Thursday 4th January: FIFTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The SCG, Sydney – Day 1
Enjoy a further five days of world class test match cricket.  Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Friday 5th January: FIFTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The SCG, Sydney – Day 2
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.  Today’s cricket action will be followed by another fun and informal State of Play evening, for a review of the day’s play, with special guests.

Saturday 6th January : FIFTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The SCG, Sydney – Day 3
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sunday 7th January:FIFTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The SCG, Sydney – Day 4
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.  This evening, following the cricket, you will be invited you to enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your host and fellow guests, to toast a wonderful tour of Australia!

Monday 8th January: FIFTH TEST, AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND – The SCG, Sydney – Day 5
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Tuesday 9th January
This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight home to the UK.

Wednesday 10th January
Arrive in the UK and arrangements conclude.

Optional Upgrades
A “Platinum” VIP is also offered for this tour. This includes the following:

  • 8 nights in a Club room at the Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • An upgraded Club Room at the Park Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney
  • An additional lunch in Sydney with your host and fellow guests
  • An extended visit to the Blue Mountains – including an visit to a wildlife park

Hotel Information 

pullman on the park, Melbourne, Australia

Pullman on the Park, Melbourne: 21 DEC 2017 – 9 JAN 2018
Ideally located opposite Melbourne Cricket Ground and boasting views of Fitzroy Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park, all rooms and suites are contemporary in design with the latest technology and opening windows overlooking the MCG. The outdoor heated pool is the ideal spot to chill after a day at the cricket.  Accommodation is in a Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis.

regency hotel, Sydney, Australia

Hyatt Regency Sydney: 21 DEC 2017 – 9 JAN 2018
Overlooking the famous Darling Harbour, just a short stroll from Pitts Street Mall and Chinatown, guest rooms have views over the city or the harbour. The hotel’s main restaurant offers Aussie favourites and local delicacies (like Sydney rock oysters), while the signature beer programme, Best Brews, features local craft beers.  Accommodation is in a Premium City Side Room on a bed & breakfast basis.

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