ONE DAY SERIES
MELBOURNE - BRISBANE - SYDNEY - ADELAIDE - PERTH
England's One Day side go from strength-to-strength and are now ratad among the best teams in world cricket. The One Day Series in Australia bursts into life at the mighty MCG where a full house will enjoy the first match of the 5 match series. Cosmopolitan Melbourne is a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining where you can wander the parks and leafy boulevards by day and then dance till dawn. Next up is sunny Brisbane where first class food and drink and some great visitor attractions including the Sunshine & Gold Coasts will show you a good time. Seductive Sydney hosts the 3rd One Day International and is a real highlight with its wonderful waterfront setting and wealth of attractions. Onwards to South Australia and picturesque Adelaide, an elegant city known for its colonial architecture, expansive parklands and famous vineyards that are found just beyond the city. Finally we travel to Western Australia, where laid back Perth awaits, a delightfully relaxed city on the banks of the Swan River, where stunning beaches, wineries and the charming port of Freemantle will keep you fully occupied ahead of the final match of the series.
Australia v England - One Day Series
Five One Day Internationals
|Destination||Nights||1st Class / Deluxe Hotel||Ticket Category|
1st CLASS / DELUXE HOTEL PRICE
Price per person sharing a twin / double room £5,726
Single Room Supplement £1,869
> Prices are based on Emirates flights via Dubai. Other airlines are available and will be quoted when they offer more competitive fares. All tour prices are subject to seat availability at the time of booking.
> Premium Economy / Business Class upgrades are available on request.
Wed 10 January London / Dubai / Melbourne
Depart Heathrow on your flight to Australia.
Fri 12 January Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne, clear customs and immigrations and make your way to your hotel for a 4 night stay. Tonight you are invited to meet your fellow travellers for drinks at the hotel.
Sat 13 January Melbourne
Enjoy a morning tour of Melbourne to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings and then relax and acclimatize.
|Sun 14 January
1st ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, THE MCG
Cricket Australia are hoping to see a massive crowd at the MCG so prepare for a truly unique cricketing atmosphere. The stadium is easily reached on foot or via the excellent tram network.
Mon 15 January Melbourne
Melbourne boasts a rich mix of theatres, festivals, art, sport, music and fine food. Easy to explore on foot or by the free city tram, try to include a visit to Queen Victoria Market, the Eureka Skydeck, wander along Southbank and discover many fabulous bars and restaurants.
Tue 16 January Fly to Brisbane
Following breakfast it's time to say goodbye to Melbourne and fly North to sunny Brisbane. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 4 night stay.
Wed 17 - Thu 18 January Brisbane
Brisbane is a vibrant city and easy to explore on foot. Take to the streets and enjoy Queen Street Mall, the Botanic Gardens and South Bank with its markets, landscaped gardens and swimming lagoon, before finding a bar overlooking the river for a cooling drink. Further afield you could visit the beaches of the Sunshine Coast which are easily reached by train.
|Fri 19 January
2nd ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, THE GABBA
The stadium is located in the suburb of Woolloongabba, so we will provide transfers to/from the stadium.
Sat 20 January Fly to Sydney
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 4 night stay. Time to hit the streets and explore this famous harbourside city.
|Sun 21 January
3rd ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, THE SCG
Sydney Cricket Ground is 5 miles from the famous sights of the city so we will provide roundtrip transfers to the ground.
Mon 22 to Tue 23 January Sydney
Australia's famous harbour city has a seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. The iconic Sydney Opera House is well worth a visit and if you have a head for heights attempt the Bridge Climb for stunning views and a great adrenalin rush! Take a ferry from Circular Quay and see the city from the water, explore hidden beaches on the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, or relax over a long lunch at one of Sydney's incredible restaurants. Away from the city there are a host of other experiences for you to discover including the glorious wine estates of the Hunter Valley and rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains.
Wed 24 January Fly to Adelaide
After breakfast it's time to prepare for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival in South Australia you will be transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay.
Thu 25 January Adelaide
This elegant city is known for its colonial architecture, expansive parklands and picturesque cricket ground on the banks of the Torrens River. Dine on dedicated 'eat streets', ride through the Botanic Park and swim with dolphins in Glenelg. Just beyond the city you'll find the fantastic Adelaide Hills famous for its vineyards and the world class wineries of the Barossa Valley.
|Fri 26 January
4th ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, ADELAIDE OVAL
Adelaide Oval is easily reached by foot or on the free city tram.
Sat 27 January Fly to Perth
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Perth. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay.
|Sun 28 January
5th ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, THE WACA
We hope the match will be played at the New Perth Stadium which is a short walk from the hotel. If not, the game will be played at the WACA Stadium which has been staging Test Cricket since 1970.
Mon 29 January Perth
Perth is vibrant yet laid back and one of the most attractive cities in Australia. Located on the banks of the Swan River and surrounded by parks, gardens and many wonderful beaches, Perth boasts more sunshine hours than any other state capital.
Tue 30 January Perth / Dubai / London
Time to prepare for your journey home. as your time in Australia draws to a close. Check out as normal and leave your bags with the hotel until you are ready to make your way to the airport. Allow plenty of time to complete check in formalities and have a safe journey home.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
* Emirates International flights - economy
* Virgin Australia domestic flights - economy
* First Class Hotels
* Daily Breakfast
* Official GOLD Category match tickets
* City tours in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
* Local Tour Escort
* Tour merchandise
* Domestic airport transfers
* Australian Visa
* ATOL Protection
All meals except breakfast, airport transfers from/to international flights, travel Insurance, pre-seating charges applied by airlines,excess luggage costs and items of a personal nature.
|10 Jan 18||Heathrow / Dubai||19.00/05.50|
|11 Jan 18||Dubai / Melbourne||09.20/08.50|
|16 Jan 18||Melbourne / Brisbane||12.00/13.10|
|20 Jan 18||Brisbane / Sydney||12.05/14.40|
|24 Jan 18||Sydney / Adelaide||12.40/14.20|
|27 Jan 18||Adelaide / Perth||14.10/15.05|
|30 Jan 18||Perth / Dubai||22.20/05.25|
|31 Jan 18||Dubai / Heathrow||07.45/11.40|
Hand Picked Hotels
We have chosen First Class-Deluxe Hotels to ensure your comfort and security. At the end of the day’s cricket or sightseeing, you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a hotel that makes you feel at home. That’s why we never skimp on quality and carefully select our hotels for their superior level of comfort and service, excellent amenities, friendly staff, convenience and safe location. Please read our hotel descriptions in conjunction with other tourist information for the areas you will be visiting.
The Langham, Melbourne
One of Melbourne’s finest hotels.This 5 star deluxe hotel is located in one of the most enviable locations on the exclusive Southbank of the River Yarra. Surrounded by alfresco cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques. Adjacent to Federation Square and the Botanical Gardens and just a short stroll to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Inside the hotel has been classically designed with timeless elegance boasting a grand marble staircase, fountains and magnificent chandeliers. The hotels spa offers the ultimate in pampering with a conservatory swimming pool and extensive gymnasium.
Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
A recognisable landmark on the city’s skyline, this hotel is located between the banks of the Brisbane River and the Botanic Gardens. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a choice of outstanding restaurants and a fitness centre. The hotel is a 5 minute drive from The Gabba Cricket Stadium making this a great option for the cricket. Luxurious marble bathrooms and flat-screen cable tv comes as standard in all the well sized rooms. The Brasserie On The River offers indoor and outdoor dining and is a popular choice with hotel guests.
The Westin, Sydney
Experience an energizing retreat in the centre of the city, surrounded by fashion retailers and restaurants, and only minutes from the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, NSW Art Gallery, and Sydney Harbour. Feel well cared for with In-Room Spa treatments, well nourished by Mosaic Restaurant, and quietly re-energized with afternoon tea in The Lobby Bar. You can keep fit at the Health Club or follow a RunWESTIN™ map around the city. The hotel has over 400 guest rooms and suites: the General Post Office building houses beautiful Heritage Rooms, while the Tower Rooms offer chic, contemporary design with an excellent range of facilities including the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath for restorative comfort.
Overlooking Victoria Square, the Hilton Adelaide hotel is located at the heart of the city’s entertainment, shopping and dining precincts. The Central Market, Chinatown and Gouger Street - Adelaide’s most vibrant dining destinations - are just minutes from the hotel. Catch the free city tram from outside the hotel to North Terrace (5 mins) and then walk across the footbridge to Adelaide Oval. Coal Cellar + Grill highlights the best of South Australia’s produce using a variety of cooking methods including the feature charcoal grill and rotisserie, while the Lobby Lounge and Collins Bar are ideal for unwinding with a refreshing beer or glass of wine. Other facilities include a tennis court, fitness center and outdoor heated pool. Every room offers delightful views of the Adelaide Hills or towards the Bay and are well equipped with newly refurbished bathrooms.
Crown Towers, Perth
The newly opened Crown Towers Perth is the epitome of luxury. Guest suites offer superb city views overlooking the iconic Swan River, while the leisure facilities include expansive lagoon pools, private cabanas, fine dining and the Crown Spa Perth to name a few. Located only 15 minutes from the airport and only five minutes from the Perth CBD, a stay at the Crown Towers guarantees' you a hotel experience unlike any other.
ODI Ticket Descriptions
As we purchase match tickets directly from CATO (Cricket Australia Travel Office) as part of a hotel & ticket package, all match tickets are fully guaranteed. GOLD Ticket prices have been included in our ODI package price but if you would prefer a different ticket category please tell us at the time of booking and we wuill adjust the tour price accordingly. In Perth we have chosen the top category PLATINUM ticket should the match take place at the WACA. If the Test is moved to the New Perth Stadium we will change to Gold seating.
1st ODI MELBOURNE - 14 January 2018
2nd ODI BRISBANE - 19 January 2018
3rd ODI SYDNEY - 21 January 2018
4th ODI ADELAIDE - 26 January 2018
5th ODI PERTH - 28 January 2018 (THE WACA or NEW PERTH STADIUM - tbc)
How to book
When you have chosen the holiday you wish to book, please call our sales team on 01737 244398 to check availability.
To confirm your booking we need to collect a deposit payment equivalent to 50% of the total holiday price. When making holiday payments we encourage you to pay online by bank transfer or by debit card or personal cheque. We also accept credit card payments but they will incur a charge of 2% to cover bank charges.
The final balance payment is due by 01 Oct 2017. The person signing the booking form will be treated as doing so on behalf of, and with the consent of, all the persons for whom the booking is made and is responsible for ensuring due payment of all monies. Please ensure you return your signed booking form, together with a copy of the photograph page of all passports as soon as possible so we can arrange your Australian visa.