2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series
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2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series in Australia

England Cricket Tours

Here it is, the big one, it’s finally here! England will travel ‘down under’ for the highly-anticipated 2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series against Australia… and you just have to BE THERE!

Countdown to Match Day

23rd November 2017

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2017-18 Ashes Series Test Match Schedule

  • Thurs 23rd – Mon 27th Nov – 1st Test Match, Brisbane
  • Sat 2nd – Wed 6th Dec – 2nd Test Match, Adelaide
  • Thurs 14th – Mon 18th Dec – 3rd Test Match, Perth
  • Tues 26th – Sat 30th Dec – 4th Test Match, Melbourne
  • Thurs 4th – Mon 8th Jan – 5th Test Match, Sydney

One Day International Schedule

  • Sun 14th Jan – 1st ODI, Melbourne
  • Fri 19th Jan – 2nd ODI, Brisbane
  • Sun 21st Jan – 3rd ODI, Sydney
  • Fri 26th Jan – 4th ODI, Adelaide
  • Sun 28th Jan – 5th ODI, Perth

2017-18 Ashes Series

It’s all for the urn

Test Match Venues

The five test cities

Following England’s 2015 Ashes home series success, this younger, ‘new era’ England side will travel to Australia, aiming to build a new dynasty under Trevor Bayliss and give the loyal travelling fans plenty to cheer.

The first Test will return to Brisbane’s Gabba before the Adelaide Oval will play host to the first ever Day/Night Ashes Test. The series will move to Perth for the last ever Ashes test at the WACA, then to the traditional Boxing Day Test and New Year’s Test in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.

In late 2016 we travelled around Australia inspecting and cherry-picking the best (and best value) hotels available. We then returned in mid-2017 to confirm the finer details of the tour, so we can provide a full range of tour packages with accommodation, match tickets and sightseeing options to cover every budget.

Howzat Travel's 2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series Tours

We have the whole of England’s trip down-under covered, offering you the complete ‘tour’ experience from all five tests to New Year’s Eve in Sydney

All Five Test Matches

The Walkabout Tour

All five Test Matches in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, with a range of sightseeing options.
Prices from £7,299pp

Brisbane & Adelaide Tests

The Boomerang Tour

The Test Matches in Brisbane and the first ever Ashes day-night game in Adelaide.
Prices from £3,299pp.


Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth Tests

The Kookaburra Tour

The Test Matches in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, with a choice of sightseeing and touring options.
Prices from £4,499pp


Adelaide & Perth Tests

The Billabong Tour

The Test Matches in Adelaide and Perth, plus a range of sightseeing options between tests.
Prices from £3,449pp


Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Tests

The Flinders Tour

The Test Matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, plus sightseeing options between the third and fourth Tests.
Prices from £4,949pp


Melbourne & Sydney Tests

The Opal Tour

Test Matches in Melbourne and Sydney, including Christmas in Melbourne and New Year’s Eve in Sydney.
Prices from £3,799pp


2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series Inspection Report

Howzat Travel strongly believes in the importance of pre-tour inspections of each tour

International Flights

A range of flight options are available including a choice of stopovers

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.

Howzat Travel's Tour Package Options

To give our travellers the widest range of options, for the first time, we have created two new full categories of tour to sit either side of our much-loved Red and Blue standards, to make sure every cricket traveller is catered for.
England Cricket Tours

Platinum Tours


Our new Platinum tour standard encapsulates the best-of-the-best of an overseas cricket tour. We have selected what we believe to be the best, first-class hotels in each destination. Add to this Platinum tickets throughout, a dedicated Howzat Travel Tour Manager and exclusive access to Howzat Travel special guests throughout the tour.
This tour option will see you enjoy the Ashes in first-class luxury.

Howzat-Blue Tour

Blue Tours

Perfect blend

Our well-loved and established Blue tour standard is our high quality cricket tour option. With excellent hotels on a B&B basis, superb match tickets and experienced tour managers.
The Blue tours are the perfect blend of class, quality and value.

Howzat-Red Tour

Red Tours


There is nothing quite like the camaraderie created on a Howzat Travel Red tour. Whether it’s at the cricket, enjoying a drink after the game or going out for dinner in a group, you’ll be sure to have a great time, with great hotels and match tickets.
Our Red tours are the best-value tour on the market.

Howzat-White Tours

White tours


The Ashes on a budget. We have stripped down our White tour to make it even more affordable for cricket fanatics. Stay in comfortable hotels, knowing that your international and domestic flights and the all-important cricket tickets are taken care of. There will of course be the option to buy into some of Howzat Travel’s famed events, and our Tour Managers are just a phone call away.
You won’t find prices as low as this anywhere else!


Fantastic range of Sightseeing options available

The opportunity to enhance your time in Australia with a range of must-see group sightseeing options between tests.

There are two sightseeing opportunities on the Australian Ashes tour, the first is after the 2nd Test Match in Adelaide and before the 3rd Test Match in Perth.

A further sightseeing opportunity is after after the 3rd Test Match in Perth and before the 4th Test Match in Melbourne.

Please click the buttons below to view the full details of the sightseeing options

Add-On Excursions

Fantastic range of Add-On Excursion options available

Of course, the cricket is the main event, but Howzat Travel knows that you

will want to make the most of each great location you visit with us.

Please click the button below to view the full details of the Add-On Excursions

Check out the testimonials from our last Ashes tour

Visit our testimonials page to see all our great tour diaries and photos

Related and Previous Events

See below links to other events you might be interested in booking and past events from previous years

Or, if you fancy ODI cricket…

The One Day Walkabout Tour

Previous Events

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

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