Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup & Stakes Day Tour 2017

From October 27, 2017

From: $3996 pp twin share
From: $4474 pp single share

The Cox Plate, The Melbourne Cup Carnival (Melbourne Cup Tour Brochure 2017) and Emirates Stakes Day.   The Victorian Spring Racing Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place.  While in Melbourne indulge in the racing atmosphere and attend them all.

Accomodation 3.5 STAR
Meals SOME
Flights YES
Transfers YES
Manikato Stakes Admission YES
Cox Plate Grandstand Seats YES
Reserved Hillstand Seating 4 Day Pack

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Costing 2017

Given that the Cox Plate is the premier weight for age race in Australia there is certainly no room for pretenders with each horse given an equal opportunity. The tight turning Moonee Valley circuit makes the start crucial as getting caught at the back could spell disaster even over a 2040m journey. If you were to pick only one race to watch all year then for many the Cox Plate would be it as you’re guaranteed to see the very best thoroughbred talent Australia has to offer.

Follow this with a week of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and you are in Racing Heaven.

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Manikato Stakes General Admission
  • Cox Plate Grandstand Seats
  • 4 days of Reserved Hill Stand Seating
  • Race Day transfers
  • Meet and Greet function
  • Cup Eve Luncheon
  • Farewell Dinner

ITINERARY

DAY 1: FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER, 2017.

Fly Brisbane/Melbourne.

Passengers will assemble at the Group Check-in counter at Brisbane Domestic airport at a designated time (approx. 9.00am). You will board your Qantas flight bound for Australia’s Racing Capital – Melbourne. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Victoria Hotel.

Tonight is Manikato night at Moonee Valley and you will be transferred to the races at Moonee Valley for a fabulous night of racing. Your package includes admission only as there is ample under covered seating available on the Friday night.

After the races, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

Accommodation:     THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 2: SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER, 2017.

The Cox Plate is widely regarded as the greatest Weight for Age race in the World. Some of the great winners include Sunline, Makybe Diva, Might & Power, Saintly and right back to the legendary Gunsynd.

Today commences with a transfer to Moonee Valley where you will have reserved Grandstand Seats in the Inner Circle section of the Racecourse. From here you will have easy access to all bar and catering facilities and an on course bookmaker and tote.

After the races, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

Accommodation:       THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 3: SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER, 2017.

After two days of Group One racing, it is time for a day of leisure and you may like to take in one of the many shows that are on offer during the spring carnival.

Accommodation:       THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY4: MONDAY 30 OCTOBER, 2017.

This week is the final build up to the Melbourne Cup and you will have the opportunity to attend many different functions.

Accommodation:      THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY5: TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER, 2017.

There are many day tours available to the Melbourne visitor and already many special guests are arriving in Melbourne in anticipation.

Accommodation:       THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY6: WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 20167

One of the great guides to the Melbourne Cup is the BENDIGO CUP” which is run today. Whilst not included in the package, you may like to take the train from Spencer Street Station to Bendigo for today’s big event.

Accommodation:         THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY7: THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 2017.

The last of your free days before preparing for the biggest week in racing you will ever see.

Accommodation:                    THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 8 FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 2017

The larger part of the group will arrive on their respective flights from all over Australia for the mighty “MELBOURNE CUP”.

Tonight at 7.30pm, we will all assemble in the Swanston Room for a Meet & Greet introduction. Light savouries will be supplied and it gives you an ideal opportunity to meet your fellow passengers.

Accommodation:                    THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY9: SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2017.

“AAMI VICTORIA DERBY DAY”

Any racing connoisseur will tell you that there is no day’s racing like AAMI Victoria Derby Day at Flemington. You start the day with a transfer to Flemington by luxury coach and proceed to your reserved Seat. This seat is yours for the next three days. From this seat, you will enjoy the racing highlights of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

On completion of the day, your Coach will return you to your Hotel.

Accommodation:                    THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 10: SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 2017.

DISCOVER MELBOURNE”

Sunday is usually regarded as a Day of Leisure,  however that does not mean there is nothing to do. A day trip to the St. Kilda beachside or a visit to the famous MCG or maybe the Jazz Dinner night at the Emerald Hotel.

Accommodation:        THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 11: MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 2017.

“CUP EVE LUNCHEON”

Melbourne Cup Eve and let the party begin. Your day commences at noon with the Parade of Champions, which proceeds up Swanston Street, just 50 metres down the hill from your hotel.

After the parade, we proceed to the Swanston Room for our now famous Melbourne Cup Luncheon. Hear the latest informative with prices etc at the Luncheon and you may just find that elusive winner.

Later this evening, enjoy the music of Damian Mullin with “Elvis on the Mezzanine”.

Accommodation:                    THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 12: TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 2017.

“EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP DAY”

Today’s race will stop the nation and you are lucky enough to be a part of this great spectacle. Once again, the luxury coach will transfer you to

Flemington and just like Saturday, your reserved seat awaits you. On completion of the day, you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation;                  THE  VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 13: WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER, 2017.

“KYNETON RACEDAY”

For the real enthusiast, you may wish to make your way to Kyneton for the running of the Kyneton Cup. This is a very long day so if you’re a bit tired, may we suggest you visit any of the City attractions that await you.

Accommodation:                 THE  VICTORIA HOTEL.

 

 DAY 14: THURSDAY 9 NOVEMBER, 2017.

“VRC OAKS DAY”

VRC Oaks day – the ultimate style day is a glamorous event with all of the latest and some of the not so latest fashions on show. The procedure is exactly the same as Saturday & Tuesday. The luxury coach will once again transfer the group to Flemington and just like before, your same reserved seat is there for you. After the races, it is back to your Hotel for your last night out in Melbourne.

Tonight, the group will gather at 7.30pm in the Swanston Room for our “Farewell Dinner”. A final chance to exchange stories and enjoy a fine Buffet Dinner.

Accommodation:                  THE  VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 15: FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER, 2017.

Today you will farewell the main group as they return to their destinations. By now, you will have formed some lasting friendships. But it is not all over. There is one more mission – the Emirates Stakes Day which is rapidly challenging Derby Day as the greatest Day of racing in Australia.

Accommodation:                  THE  VICTORIA HOTEL

 

DAY 16: SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 2017.

Due to smaller numbers, today you will transfer to Flemington on the train form Flinders Street Station.

Your Hill Stand Seat, whilst in a different position, awaits you for the great day of racing and again you return to town by train.

Accommodation:                  THE VICTORIA HOTEL

DAY 17: SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2017.

FLY MELBOURNE BRISBANE

All good things come to an end and you have been lucky enough to be a part of one of Australia’s greatest Race Carnivals. For the last time, your shuttle will transfer the remainder of the group to Tullamarine for our return flight to Brisbane.

We trust you have enjoyed your Melbourne experience and look forward to seeing you on another Gunsynd Tours trip in the future.

                  Single Room                                        $4,474 per person

                 Single in a Double Bed Room          $5,195 per person

                 Double Room                                    $3,996 per person

                 Twin Room                                        $3,996 per person

                 Triple Room                                       $3,632 per person

                 Optional –  breakfast package     $12 per person per day

ALL ROOMS ARE NON SMOKING

Please note

All prices displayed are per person prices Ex Brisbane.

For passengers from other destinations, prices are on application.

Goondiwindi Travel takes no responsibility for any changes or cancellations of events and passengers are bound by conditions of event sale tickets.

 

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