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2017-18 Ashes Series in Australia

The Walkabout Tour
All Five Test Matches

The Ashes is one series that needs no introduction. Take in Test Matches at the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Perth, the MCG and the SCG, while making the most of your time in Australia with some incredible sightseeing options... You just have to BE THERE!

Prices from £7,299pp
Dates: 20th Nov 2017 - 10th Jan 2018

The Walkabout Tour package includes:

48 nights' accommodation in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, EVERY NIGHT on Australian soil!
The opportunity to enhance your time in Australia with a range of must-see group sightseeing options between tests.
Guaranteed five-day passes for all five Ashes Test Matches. Some include match transfers, see tour options for details.
Return, international, economy flights from the UK. Upgrades are available on request.
All domestic flights.
All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport. (Not included in 'White Tours')
Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
Tour welcome drink, Christmas lunch and farewell dinner. (Not included in 'White Tours')
Access to Howzat Travel's famed special guest events.
Limited edition lightweight tour polo shirt and brimmed hat.

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Tour Itinerary

Mon 20th Nov
Depart the UK on your one-stop international flight to Brisbane.

Wed 22nd Nov
On arrival at Brisbane airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and the rest of your group for welcome drinks and an introduction to your tour. This will also be an ideal chance for you to meet your fellow Howzat Travellers.

Thurs 23rd - Mon 27th Nov 1st Ashes Series Test Match
Each day after breakfast, we will transfer/walk to the Gabba for the first Ashes Test Match between Australia and England. After each day's play, return to your hotel.

Tues 28th Nov
Day at leisure in Brisbane. Why not visit Fraser Island or Australia Zoo? See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Wed 29th Nov
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival in Adelaide, transfer to your hotel.

Thurs 30th Nov - Fri 1st Dec
Days at leisure in Adelaide. Take in a range of day trips from the Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf to the Barossa Valley. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Sat 2nd - Wed 6th Dec 2nd Ashes Series Test Match
Each day enjoy a morning at leisure then take the short walk to the Adelaide Oval for the second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England, the first ever day-night Ashes Test Match! After each day's play, return to your hotel.

Thurs 7th Dec
Day at leisure.

Fri 8th Dec
You can choose to spend the week between the Adelaide and Perth Test Matches however you wish.

The default/standard option included in the tour package price is to travel directly from Adelaide to Perth on 8th December. However, we have a fantastic range of Post Adelaide sightseeing options available to add to your tour package. Read more here >

As such, you rejoin the main itinerary...

Tues 12th Dec
On arrival in Perth, transfer to your hotel.

Wed 13th Dec
Day at leisure in Perth. Pre-book a Swan River Cruise or check out the incredible Wave Rock. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Thurs 14th - Mon 18th Dec 3rd Ashes Series Test Match
Each day after breakfast, transfer/walk to the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England. After each day's play, return to your hotel.

Tues 19th Dec
Day at leisure.

Wed 20th Dec
You can choose to spend the gap between the Perth and Melbourne Test Matches however you wish.

The default/standard option included in the tour package price is to travel directly from Perth to Melbourne on 20th December. However, we have a fantastic range of Post Perth sightseeing options available to add to your tour package. Read more here >

As such, you rejoin the main itinerary...

Sat 23rd Dec
On arrival in Melbourne, transfer to your hotel.

Sun 24th Dec - Christmas Eve
Day at leisure in Melbourne. This is the perfect opportunity to take a day trip to Phillip Island or experience the Great Ocean Road. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Mon 25th Dec - Christmas Day
Join your Tour Managers and fellow Howzat Travellers for a Christmas lunch to remember! Enjoy some delectable food and drink, toast your friends and family back home, pull a Christmas cracker, and enjoy some big laughs with our special guest, whilst looking forward to the start of the Boxing Day Test Match!

Tues 26th - Sat 30th Dec 4th Ashes Series Test Match
Each day after breakfast, join the fans' walk or transfer to the MCG for the fourth Ashes Test Match - the legendary Boxing Day Test - between Australia and England. After each day's play, return to your hotel.

Sun 31st Dec - New Year's Eve
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, transfer to your hotel.

That evening, enjoy the famous New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. Howzat Travel will have a range of NYE options, including harbour cruises and waterfront restaurants. Further details and pricing will be communicated in due course.

Mon 1st - Wed 3rd Jan
Days at leisure in Sydney. Explore the sights and sounds of of this iconic city or enjoy a range of day trips from the Blue Mountains to the Hunter Valley wineries. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Thurs 4th - Mon 8th Jan 5th Ashes Series Test Match
Each day after breakfast, transfer/walk to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the fifth and final Ashes Test Match between Australia and England. After each day's play, return to your hotel.

On the evening of Sunday 7th, you are invited to join your Tour Managers and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner!

Tues 9th Jan
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Sydney airport for your one-stop international flight back to the UK.

 



International Flights

For this tour, we are offering a choice of international flights, via Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and a range of other destinations.

If you wish to add a stopover to your outbound and/or inbound journeys, please let us know and we will be happy to organise this for you.

Tour prices quoted below include economy flights from London and Manchester. Other regional departures may incur a surcharge.

Most flights depart the UK on the evening of Monday 20th November and arrive into Brisbane on the morning of Wednesday 22nd November.

Please contact us for specific timings, regional departures and upgrade options.




The Walkabout Tour - Platinum
Information & Price

SOLD OUT!

The Walkabout Tour Platinum package includes:

First-class hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour.
Platinum match tickets. Upgrades to hospitality available, see information below.
All match transfers in air-conditioned transport. (Excluding Adelaide and possibly Perth (venue dependent), which are a short walk)
Full services of a Howzat Travel Tour Manager exclusively for the Platinum group.
Exclusive access to Howzat Travel special guests.

Brisbane - Stamford Plaza
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >

Adelaide - Mayfair Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
To see your options, click here >

Perth - Hyatt Regency
12th - 20th Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
20th - 23rd Dec (3 nights)
To see your options, click here >

Melbourne - The Langham (Riverview room)
23rd - 31st Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Sydney - Four Seasons Hotel
31st Dec - 9th Jan (9 nights) - Hotel website >

 

Platinum Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Platinum ticket - Southern / Northern Stand Upper, behind the bowlers arm to slips
Adelaide - Platinum ticket - Riverbank Stand Upper (front), behind the bowlers arm to slips
Perth - Platinum ticket - Location TBC
Melbourne - Platinum ticket - Olympic / South Stand, Level 2, behind the bowlers arm to gully
Sydney - Platinum ticket - Victor Trumper Stand, behind the bowlers arm to slips

Hospitality - Cricket Club Dining

For Days 1-3 of the Test you’ll be guest of Cricket Australia in Official Hospitality. The Cricket Club is a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment. All guests in the Cricket Club receive:

• Excellent stadium seating with access to the Cricket Club throughout the game. Seating is exclusive to the Cricket Club in Brisbane and Sydney. Other venues are either in the public seating or Members Enclosure, dependent on the facility.
• Entertaining guest appearance
• Dedicated reception offering an all-day concierge service
• During the main break you will be escorted to a reserved table for a sit down meal.
• Beverages, including premium wine and beer, soft drinks, espresso coffee and tea served throughout the day.
• You will have access to the Lounge throughout the day.

On Day 4 you will receive Platinum seating and, as with all match modules, Day 5 tickets are general admission.

Brisbane - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £1,075
Adelaide - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £1,020
Perth - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £1,075
Melbourne - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £950
Sydney - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £930

 

The Walkabout Tour - Platinum Price
£14,999 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £5,700

 




The Walkabout Tour - Blue
Information
& Price

The Walkabout Tour Blue package includes:

Luxury hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour.
Superior match tickets. Upgrades available, see information below.
Match transfers in Brisbane and Sydney in air-conditioned transport.
Full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Brisbane - Next Hotel
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >

Adelaide - Hilton

29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary

8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
For options, click here >

Perth - Pan Pacific
12th - 20th Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
20th - 23rd Dec (3 nights)
For options, click here >

Melbourne - Crown Promenade
23rd - 31st Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Sydney - Parkroyal Darling Harbour
31st Dec - 9th Jan (9 nights) - Hotel website >

 

Blue Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Gold Ticket - Southern Stand Upper, slips to gully
Adelaide - Silver Ticket - Riverbank Stand Upper, gully
Perth - Platinum Ticket - Location TBC
Melbourne - Gold Ticket - Olympic / Southern Stand, Level 2, gully to point
Sydney - Gold Ticket - Victor Trumper Stand, slips to gully

 

The Walkabout Tour - Blue Price
£11,999 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £4,480

 

 



The Walkabout Tour - Red
Information
& Price

The Walkabout Tour Red package includes:

Quality hotels on a room-only basis throughout the tour.
Silver match tickets. Upgrades available, see information below.
Full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Brisbane - Royal on the Park
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >
*Please note: We have SOLD OUT of twin rooms at this property. If you are looking for a twin room you will be staying at the Hotel Jen. See our inspection pages for details.

Adelaide - Adabco Boutique Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
For options, click here >

Perth - Ibis
12th - 20th Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >
*Please note: If you booked prior to 16/02/2017, you will be staying at the Travelodge. Please see your invoice or our inspection pages for details.

Your chosen itinerary
20th - 23rd Dec (3 nights)
For options, click here >

Melbourne - Mercure Treasury Gardens
23rd - 31st Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Sydney - Rydges World Square
31st Dec - 9th Jan (9 nights) - Hotel website

 

Red Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Silver Ticket - Western Stand Upper, square of the wicket
Adelaide - Silver Ticket - Riverbank Stand Upper, gully
Perth - Silver Ticket - Location TBC
Melbourne - Silver Ticket - Southern Stand, Level 3, behind the bowlers arm to slips
Sydney - Silver Ticket - Churchill/Brewongle Stands, Lower, slips to gully

 

The Walkabout Tour - Red Price
£9,499 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £3,700

 


 



The Walkabout Tour - White
Information
& Price

The Walkabout Tour White package includes:

Great value, good hotels on a room-only basis throughout the tour.
Official match tickets, see information below.
Access to Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Brisbane - Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >

Adelaide - Sage Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
For options, click here >

Perth - Quality Hotel Ambassador
12th - 20th Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
20th - 23rd Dec (3 nights)
For options, click here >

Melbourne - Mercure Welcome
23rd - 31st Dec (8 nights) - Hotel website >

Sydney - Metro Hotel Marlow
31st Dec - 9th Jan (9 nights) - Hotel website >

 

White Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Bronze Ticket - Western Stand Lower, square of the wicket
Adelaide - General Admission - Grassed Area, Northern End
Perth - Bronze Ticket - Location TBC
Melbourne - Reserved Seat - Southern Stand, Level 1, gully to square of the wicket
Sydney - Reserved Seat - In front of O'Reilly Stand, square of the wicket

 

The Walkabout Tour - White Price
£7,299 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £3,050

 


 



Not included:

Any meals except those specified in the itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities
Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times
Individual’s travel insurance

 



Didn't find exactly what you were looking for?

If you do not find exactly what you are looking for within our set packages, then please let us know, as we are very flexible in organising tailor-made packages to suit your exact requirements.

If you have travelled to Australia before and wish to explore alternative options before, after or between the Tests, simply contact us to let us know what you'd prefer to do instead. We will then build an itinerary to your exact requirements.

 



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Click the links below to jump to a specific page:

2017-18 Ashes Series hub page

Tours

The Walkabout Tour (All Five Tests)
The Boomerang Tour (Brisbane & Adelaide Tests)
The Kookaburra Tour (Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth Tests)
The Billabong Tour (Adelaide & Perth Tests)
The Flinders Tour (Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Tests)
The Opal Tour (Melbourne & Sydney Tests)
The Sydney New Year Tour (New Year's Eve & Sydney Test)

Sightseeing

Sightseeing Options - Post Adelaide, Pre Perth
Sightseeing Options - Post Perth, Pre Melbourne

Bookings Page & T&Cs

2017-18 Ashes Series Bookings Page
2017-18 Ashes Series Terms & Conditions

Or, if you fancy ODI cricket...

The One Day Walkabout Tour

 

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.

 


 

And... while you are deciding which tour to book, why not read the tour diaries from our previous cricket tours to the Ashes:

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series, 2013-14 >

KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011 >

Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11 >

Ashes Tour Australia 2006-07 >

 

 

Howzat Travel, a Cricket Australia Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator for the Ashes Series 2017-18. CATO Licence Number - CATO1718/050.

The Cricket Australia shield device is a trade mark of, and used under licence from, the owner Cricket Australia by whom all copyright and other rights of reproduction are reserved.

 

 

 

 

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Howzat Travel, a Cricket Australia 
Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator 
for the Ashes Series 2017-18. CATO
Licence Number - CATO1718/050.

Howzat Travel, a Cricket Australia
Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator
for the Ashes Series 2017-18. CATO
Licence Number - CATO1718/050.


The Gabba, Brisbane


Stamford Plaza, Brisbane


Next Hotel, Brisbane


Royal on the Park, Brisbane


Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street, Brisbane


Southbank, Brisbane


Adelaide Oval, Day-Night Game


Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide


Hilton, Adelaide


Adabco Boutique Hotel, Adelaide


Sage Hotel, Adelaide


Barossa Valley, Adelaide


The WACA


Hyatt Regency, Perth


Pan Pacific, Perth


Travelodge, Perth


Quality Hotel Ambassador, Perth


Cottesloe Beach, Perth


MCG, Melbourne


The Langham, Melbourne


Crown Promenade, Melbourne


Mercure Treasury Gardens, Melbourne


Mercure Welcome, Melbourne


Phillip Island Penguins, Melbourne


Sydney Cricket Ground


Four Seasons, Sydney


Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney


Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney


Metro Hotel Marlow, Sydney


Bridge Climb, Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


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