Australia v West Indies - 2nd Test: Day 1

Tips from Nathan

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

The Ashes: Sydney: VIP

First day of the fifth Test starts: 4th January 2018 

Celebrate the New Year in Sydney in style and witness the finale of the Ashes. There’s plenty of leisure time for you to enjoy the many enticing experiences Sydney has to offer; from the beach at Bondi to the best ‘hatted’ restaurants in town, island hopping in the harbour to watching a traditional aboriginal performance.

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 28th December
Your tour begins with a departure flight from the UK to Sydney .

Saturday 30th December
Arrive in Sydney. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Hyatt Regency Sydney, for 10 nights in a Premium City Side 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 31st December
Today is a day at leisure, for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings.  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, you can 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 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 the 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.

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 can 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:

  • An upgraded Club Room at the Park Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • 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 

regency hotel, Sydney, Australia

Hyatt Regency, Sydney: 28 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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