2017 Melbourne Cup; Victoria is THE place to be in November –Melbourne is the horse racing capital of Australia. We have arranged reserved seats at Flemington – the greatest horse racing event of the year and the richest handicap 2-mile race in the world. Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible race days comprising of food, wine, fashion and first class racing, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is an experience not to be missed.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is ingrained in Australian culture and history. It is a unique opportunity to experience the romance and prestige of horse racing on the world stage
Join us for a memorable trip to he races
- 2017 Melbourne Cup
- Reserved Seats in the Hill Stand
- Derby Day
- Cuckoo Restaurant
- Colonial Tram Car Restaurant
- Annual Street Parade
- Puffing Billy
- 1st Class return Rail
|Price Person Twin Share||From Bathurst or Sydney|
|Senior and Pensioner||$2,300|
|Pensioner Travel Voucher||$2,280|
Friday 03 November, 2017
Welcome to our very special 5 Day tour to Melbourne to experience The 2017 Melbourne Cup. Depart Bathurst on the NSW TrainLink Coach to Cootamundra where we transfer to the XPT. The tour can be joined from any XPT stop from Sydney to Melbourne. Sit back and enjoy the views while being whisked away to Melbourne. When we disembark from our train it is literally a two-minute walk to our accommodation where we settle in and enjoy dinner
Saturday 04 November, 2017
Today is the opening day of the Spring Carnival and many people say it’s the best day of racing for the entire year! There are several Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 races on the card. Many of the country’s best horses will be on show. We leave early to get to Flemington before the first race. We have arranged Reserved Seats in the Hill Stand and pre-paid entrance to the course. Enjoy the day and we hope you pick a winner!!!
Sunday 05 November, 2017
THE DANDENONG RANGES
This morning we head out through the Eastern Suburbs to the Dandenong Ranges. The Dandenongs, for over 100 years, have been an idyllic retreat for Melburnians, wanting to take in the mountain air and escape the bustle of city life. Today visitors from all over Australia, flock to the beautiful gardens and magnificent tall forests of the Dandenongs. At Belgrave we join the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train on a ride through to Emerald.
Our coach will be waiting for us to transfer us through to lunch at the Cuckoo Restaurant. The Cuckoo Restaurant is located in Olinda along the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. The charming building is designed in the Bavarian Chalet Style boasting staggered gabled roofs with scalloped edging and decorative window shutters. We enjoy lunch whilst relaxing with some great entertainment. Mid-afternoon we transfer back to our hotel to relax before dinner. It will be a great day!
Monday 06 November, 2017
2017 MELBOURNE CUP STREET PARADE DAY
This morning we are going to head to Swanston Street for the Annual Street Parade for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. There will be past champion horses, jockeys, trainers and celebrity guests. The atmosphere will be exciting and there will be plenty to see and do. After the parade the afternoon is yours. You may want to do a spot of shopping to find that matching fascinator for our big race day tomorrow! Or you may want to continue exploring Melbourne whatever you chose the day is yours to enjoy.
Tonight we in for a treat; we join Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant offers diners an enjoyable view of Melbourne’s leafy streets and best attractions. This glossy, burgundy restaurant on wheels is the first travelling tramcar restaurant in the world. It has a delightful approach to dining. As we cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, we will enjoy fine cuisine and the best of Australian wines. The atmosphere is cosy, the friendly service and the decor is as inviting as the colonial period these trams. Not only a culinary delight, but also a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history.
Tuesday 07 November, 2017
2017 MELBOURNE CUP DAY
2017 Melbourne Cup Day and we are off to Flemington. We will get an early start as the racing gets underway at around 10.30am. We have Reserved Seats in the Hills Stand and pre-paid entrance to the course. The rest of the day’s activities and expenses are of your own doing. It will be very crowded but try and take a short walk along the lawn area in front of the Mounting Yard and see Flemington’s famous roses. After a great day and hopefully a profitable one. We depart at a prearranged time after the last race and transfer back to our accommodation.
Wednesday 08 November, 2017
Following breakfast we will make our way across the road to the Southern Cross Railway Station to board our XPT which departs at 8.30am. Changing at Cootamundra to our charter coach direct to Bathurst or continue on the XPT to your destination.
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