"I've always loved touring Australia, but normally I've been on the wrong side of the ropes to enjoy the place to the full. Melbourne and Sydney are my favourite Australian cities, so I can't wait to get out there, meet new friends and watch great cricket with the All Out Cricket Supporters Tour." - Mark Butcher. Read more about Mark >
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Melbourne and Sydney Test Matches
Premium Gold Ticket package at Melbourne and Sydney hosted by former England Captain, Mark Butcher. Includes hosting, Q&A sessions, Christmas dinner and New Year's Eve party with Mark Butcher and friends.
22nd December 2010 - 9th January 2011
From £5,499 per person.
Tour package includes:
18-night tour, inc. 15 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Melbourne and Sydney
One-stop return international flights
All domestic flights
Air-conditioned coach transfers between airports and hotels
All additional transfers specified in the itinerary
Guaranteed official five-day gold tickets for each Vodafone Ashes Test Match
Howzat Travel representative available throughout
Complimentary Howzat Travel T-shirt
Howzat Travel Christmas dinner on Christmas Day
New Year's Eve Harbour Cruise
All taxes (except any airport taxes)
Any meals except those specified in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature or the cost of optional / suggested tours and activities
Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times
Individual’s travel insurance (we recommend EssentialTravel.co.uk for all your travel-related arrangements)
Outbound: London Heathrow 22nd Dec 2010 Arrive: Melbourne 24th Dec 2010 Flights: Malaysian / Korean / Emirates
Inbound: Sydney Sat 8th Jan 2011 Arrive: London Heathrow Sun 9th Jan 2011 Flights: Malaysian / Korean / Emirates
Outbound: Melbourne (T3) Fri 31st Dec 07.15 Arrive: Sydney (T2) Fri 31st Dec 08.40 Flight: Virgin Blue DJ813
Melbourne 24th - 31st December 2010
Seven nights bed and breakfast at the 4.5* Clarion Suites Gateway, Melbourne. The hotel is ideally located in Melbourne’s thriving business heart. It is ideal accommodation for travellers and is located 20 minutes by foot from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Hotel website
Sydney 31st - 8th January 2011
Eight nights bed and breakfast at the 4.5* Rydges Hotel, World Square, Sydney. The hotel is at the heart of the city and close to the central bus station for transfers to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Friday 24th December
Arrive at Melbourne Airport and transfer to the Clarion Suites Gateway Hotel for seven nights accommodation.
Saturday 25th December
Day at leisure. Organised group Christmas dinner.
Sunday 26th - Thursday 30th December
Each day after breakfast and at your convenience, you will walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the fourth Vodafone Ashes Series Test Match. After each day’s play, you will make your own way back to the hotel. Local trams will also take you close to the MCG if you wish to save your feet.
Friday 31st December
After breakfast, transfer to Melbourne airport and catch flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney airport, we will transfer you to the Rydges Hotel, World Square, where you can settle in before the New Years Eve party.
New Years Eve Party
Harbour Cruise – experience NYE in the best way possible, cruising on Sydney Harbour!
Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd January
Days of leisure - or recovery!
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th January
Each day after breakfast and at your convenience, make the three-minute walk to the Central Bus station, where coaches will be ready to run spectators to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the fifth Vodafone Ashes Series Test Match. After each day’s play, you will make your way back to the hotel.
Saturday 8th January
Transfer from hotel to airport for international flight home.
Tailor-made cricket tours
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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ENGLAND CRICKET SUPPORTERS
Cricket Australia and the Cricket Australia Travel Office (CATO) have become aware that a number of travel operators in the UK are purportedly promoting the inclusion of 3 mobile Ashes Series 2010/11 match tickets in their travel packages without having authorised or legitimate access to such tickets.
England supporters contemplating travelling to Australia for the 3 mobile Ashes Series 2010/11 should be aware that only CATO-licensed travel operators in the UK (those who display a CATO Licence Number on their advertising material or website) have legitimate access to match tickets.
Howzat Travel is a Cricket Australia Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator for the 3 mobile Ashes Series 2010/11.
(CATO Licence Number: CATO1011/025.)
NB: Howzat Travel reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.
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