2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series
Australia v England

The Walkabout Tour

Dates: 20th Nov 2017 – 10th Jan 2018

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 £7,299 per person

Countdown to Match Day

23rd November 2017

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The Walkabout Tour

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.

Test Match Venues

All five tests Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne & Sydney

Tour Itinerary

The Walkabout Tour

Brisbane

Your Brisbane itinerary is as follows
  • 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 First Magellan Ashes Test
    Each day after breakfast, we will transfer/walk to the Gabba for the first Magellan Ashes Test 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.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

Adelaide

Your Adelaide itinerary is as follows
  • 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 Second Magellan Ashes Test
    Each day enjoy a morning at leisure then take the short walk to the Adelaide Oval for the second Magellan Ashes Test 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 about that in the Sightseeing section below.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

Perth

Your Perth itinerary is as follows
  • 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  Third Magellan Ashes Test
    Each day after breakfast, transfer/walk to the third Magellan Ashes Test 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 about that in the Sightseeing section below.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

Melbourne

Your Melbourne itinerary is as follows
  • 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 Fourth Magellan Ashes Test
    Each day after breakfast, join the fans’ walk or transfer to the MCG for the fourth Magellan Ashes Test – 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.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
MCG, Melbourne
MCG, Melbourne

Sydney

Your Sydney itinerary is as follows
  • 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  Fifth Magellan Ashes Test
    Each day after breakfast, transfer/walk to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the fifth and final Magellan Ashes Test 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.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

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.

The Walkabout Tour Packages

Choose from the tour package options below

Platinum

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.

Accommodation

Platinum Package Hotels

Brisbane – Stamford Plaza 22nd – 29th Nov (7 nights)
Click here to view the Stamford Plaza website

Adelaide – Mayfair Hotel 29th Nov – 8th Dec (9 nights)
Click here to view the Mayfair Hotel website

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
8th – 12th Dec (4 nights)
Click here to view the post Adelaide & pre Perth sightseeing options

Perth – Hyatt Regency 12th – 20th Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Hyatt Regency website

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
20th – 23rd Dec (3 nights)
Click here to view the post Perth & pre Melbourne sightseeing options

Melbourne – The Langham (Riverview room) 23rd – 31st Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view The Langham website

Sydney – Four Seasons Hotel 31st Dec – 9th Jan (9 nights)
Click here to view the Four Seasons Hotel website

Match Tickets

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

Avaliable Upgrades

Platinum Tour – Match Ticket Upgrade Information

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:

  • You will have access to the Lounge throughout the day.
  • Dedicated reception offering an all-day concierge service.
  • 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
  • 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.

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

Platinum Price

£14,999 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £5,700

Blue

The Walkabout Tour Blue package includes:

Luxury hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. Superior match tickets with upgrades available. 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.

Accommodation

Blue Package Hotels

Brisbane – Next Hotel 22nd – 29th Nov (7 nights)
Click here to view the Next Hotel website

Adelaide – Peppers Waymouth Hotel 29th Nov – 8th Dec (9 nights)
Click here to view the Peppers Waymouth Hotel website

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
8th – 12th Dec (4 nights)
Click here to view the post Adelaide & pre Perth sightseeing options

Perth – Pan Pacific 12th – 20th Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Pan Pacific website

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary 
20th – 23rd Dec (3 nights)
Click here to view the post Perth & pre Melbourne sightseeing options

Melbourne – Novotel on Collins 23rd – 31st Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Novotel on Collins website

Sydney – Parkroyal Darling Harbour 31st Dec – 9th Jan (9 nights)
Click here to view the Parkroyal Darling Harbour website

Match Tickets

Blue Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • Brisbane – Gold Ticket – Southern Stand Upper, slips to gully
  • AdelaideSilver 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

Blue Price

£11,999 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £4,480

Red

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.

Accommodation

Red Package Hotels

Brisbane – Hotel Jen 22nd- 29th Nov (7 nights)
Click here to view the Hotel Jen website
*Please note: The Hotel Jenn is the Brisbane Red Tour hotel for all bookings from 14/06/17. Any bookings taken prior to this date, please refer to your own invoice and our inspection pages for details.

Adelaide – Adabco Boutique Hotel 29th Nov – 8th Dec (9 nights)
Click here to view the Adabco Boutique 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 Mantra Hindmarsh Square. See our inspection pages for details.

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
8th – 12th Dec (4 nights)
Click here to view the post Adelaide & pre Perth sightseeing options

Perth – Ibis 12th – 20th Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Ibis 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.

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
20th – 23rd Dec (3 nights)
Click here to view the post Perth & pre Melbourne sightseeing options

Melbourne – Mercure Treasury Gardens 23rd – 31st Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Mercure Treasury Gardens website

Sydney – Rydges World Square 31st Dec – 9th Jan (9 nights)
Click here to view the Rydges World Square website

Match Tickets

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

Red Price

£9,499 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £3,700

White

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.

Accommodation

White Package Hotels

Brisbane – Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street 22nd – 29th Nov (7 nights)

Click here to view the Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street website

Adelaide – Sage Hotel 29th Nov – 8th Dec (9 nights)
Click here to view the Sage Hotel website

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
8th – 12th Dec (4 nights)
Click here to view the post Adelaide & pre Perth sightseeing options

Perth – Quality Hotel Ambassador 12th – 20th Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Quality Hotel Ambassador website

Accommodation as per your chosen sightseeing itinerary
20th – 23rd Dec (3 nights)
Click here to view the post Perth & pre Melbourne sightseeing options

Melbourne – Mercure Welcome 23rd – 31st Dec (8 nights)
Click here to view the Mercure Welcome website

Sydney – Metro Hotel Marlow 31st Dec – 9th Jan (9 nights)
Click here to view the Metro Hotel Marlow website
*Please note: We have now SOLD OUT of twin rooms at this property. Please contact us to discuss if a double room does not suit your requirements.

Match Tickets

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

White Price

£7,299 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £3,050

Bespoke

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.

Brisbane Cricket Ground, 'The Gabba'
Brisbane Cricket Ground, 'The Gabba'
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

Sightseeing

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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