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Vodafone Ashes Series - 2010/11
Tour 1 - The 'Walkabout’ Tour
All five Vodafone Test Matches plus the 'Gold Coast'
22nd November 2010 - 10th January 2011
From £8,599 per person.
Tour package includes:
49-night tour, inc. 46 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Brisbane, the 'Gold Coast', Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney
One-stop return international flights with Cathay Pacific
All domestic flights
Air-conditioned coach transfers between airports and hotels
All additional transfers specified in the itinerary
Guaranteed official five-day silver tickets for each Vodafone Ashes Test Match
'Gold Coast' excursion
Howzat Travel representative available throughout
Complimentary Howzat Travel T-shirt
Howzat Travel welcome dinner
Christmas dinner on Christmas Day
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
Full tour itinerary below
Outbound: London Heathrow Mon 22nd Nov 20.50
Arrive: Hong Kong Tues 23rd Nov 17.10
Depart: Hong Kong Tues 23rd Nov 23.50
Arrive: Brisbane Wed 24th Nov 10.35
Flights: Cathay Pacific flights CX256 & CX103
Inbound: Sydney Sun 9th Jan 11.30
Arrive: Hong Kong Sun 9th Jan 17.50
Depart: Hong Kong Sun 9th 23.55
Arrive: London Heathrow Mon 10th Jan 05.00
Flights: Cathay Pacific flights CX162 & CX251
Outbound: Gold Coast Thurs 2nd Dec 11.15
Arrive: Adelaide (T1) Thurs 2nd Dec 14.20
Flight: Virgin Blue DJ1448
*Alternative flight may be provided for new bookings
Outbound: Adelaide (T1) Tues 14th Dec 06.25
Arrive: Perth (T3) Tues 14th Dec 07.15
Flight: Virgin Blue DJ713
Outbound: Perth (T3) Fri 24th Dec 12.10
Arrive: Melbourne (T3) Fri 24th Dec 18.45
Flight: Virgin Blue DJ688
Outbound: Melbourne (T3) Fri 31st Dec 07.00
Arrive: Sydney (T2) Fri 31st Dec 08.25
Flight: Virgin Blue DJ811
Brisbane 24th - 30th November 2010
Six nights bed and breakfast at the 4* Citigate King George Square Hotel, located in the bustling, vibrant heart of central Brisbane.
'Gold Coast' 30th - 2nd December 2010
Two nights at the Phoenician at Broadbeach.
Adelaide 2nd - 14th December 2010
12 nights bed and breakfast at the 4* Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide. The hotel is a 20 minute walk away from the Oval Cricket Ground.
Perth 14th - 24th December 2010
10 nights bed and breakfast at the 4* Novotel Langley Hotel, Perth. The hotel is a 15 minute walk to the Western Australia Cricket Association ground (WACA).
Melbourne 24th - 31st December 2010
Seven nights bed and breakfast at the 4* Mantra on Russell Hotel, Melbourne. The hotel is a leisurely 30 minute stroll, or five minutes by local tram, to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Sydney 31st - 9th January 2011
Nine nights bed and breakfast at the 4* Four Points Hotel, Darling Harbour, Sydney. The hotel is a 10 minute transfer from the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Daily return coach transfers will be included from this hotel.
Wednesday 24th November
Arrive at Brisbane International Airport and transfer to the Citigate King George Square Hotel for six nights accommodation.
Thursday 25th - Monday 29th November
Each day after breakfast and at your convenience, you will walk to the 'Gabba' Cricket Ground for the first Vodafone Test Match. After each day's play, you will make your own way back to the hotel.
Tuesday 30th November
After breakfast, meet your local guide in the hotel foyer and join your coach heading south to the Gold Coast, which offers an explosion of action packed days and fun filled nights enjoyed by more than 10.5 million visitors every year. Guests to spend two nights on the Gold Coast. (Included in tour price)
Wednesday 1st December
Day of leisure on the Gold Coast.
Thursday 2nd December
After your final day at leisure on the Gold Coast, we will transfer you by coach to Gold Coast airport for your flight to Adelaide. At Adelaide Airport, we will transfer you to the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel for 12 nights bed and breakfast.
Friday 3rd - Tuesday 7th December
Each day after breakfast and at your convenience, you will walk to the Oval Cricket Ground for the second Vodafone Test Match. After each day's play, you will make your own way back to the hotel.
Wednesday 8th December
Day at leisure.
Thursday 9th December
Day at leisure.
Friday 10th - Tuesday 14th December
Days at leisure and on Tuesday 14th December, transfer from the hotel to Adelaide Airport. At Perth Airport, we will transfer you to the Novotel Langley.
Wednesday 15th December
Day at leisure.
Thursday 16th - Monday 20th December
Each day after breakfast and at your convenience, you will walk to the Western Australia Cricket Association ground (WACA) for the third Vodafone Test Match. After each day's play, you will make your own way back to the hotel.
Tuesday 21st December
Day at leisure
Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th December
Days at leisure and on Friday 24th December ,transfer from the hotel to Perth Airport. At Melbourne Airport, we will transfer you to the Mantra on Russell hotel for seven nights bed and breakfast.
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 Test Match. After each day's play, you will make your own way back to the hotel.
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 Four Points, Darling Harbour for nine nights bed and breakfast. New Year's Eve in Sydney in the evening.
Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd January
Days of leisure - or recovery!
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th January
Each day after breakfast, we will transfer you by coach to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the fifth Vodafone Test Match. After each day's play, we will transfer you by coach back to the Four Points Hotel.
Saturday 8th January
Days of leisure.
Sunday 9th January
Transfer from hotel to airport for international flight home.
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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 Vodafone 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 Vodafone 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 Vodafone Ashes Series 2010/11.
(CATO Licence Number: CATO1011/025.)
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