2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series
Australia v England

The Boomerang Tour

Dates: 20th Nov – 8th Dec 2017

A fantastic opportunity to view two must-see test matches at iconic stadiums and take-in the first ever day-night Ashes Test Match! A tour only slightly longer than two weeks that allows you to see some top quality test cricket and be back in the UK for the festive period! You just have to BE THERE!

Prices from £3,299 per person

Countdown to Match Day

23rd November 2017

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The Boomerang Tour

Tour package includes
  • 15 nights’ accommodation in Brisbane and Adelaide.
  • Guaranteed five-day passes for the Brisbane and Adelaide Ashes Test Matches. Some include match transfers, see tour options for details.
  • Return, international, economy flights from the UK.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport. (Not included in ‘White Tours’)
  • Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
  • Tour welcome drink and farewell brunch. (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

First two tests Brisbane and Adelaide

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
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Adelaide airport for your one-stop international flight back to the UK.
  • You can choose to add-on any of our sightseeing options to the end of this tour, please see details in the link below

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 Boomerang Tour Packages

Choose from the tour package options below

Platinum

The Boomerang 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, which is 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

Brisbane – Stamford Plaza
Brisbane – Stamford Plaza
Adelaide-Mantra
Adelaide-Mantra

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
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

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

Platinum Price

£5,999 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,500

Blue

The Boomerang Tour Blue package includes:

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

Accommodation

Blue Package Hotels

Brisbane – Capri by Fraser 22nd – 29th Nov (7 nights)
Click here to view the Capri by Fraser website

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

Hotels

Photos
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Adelaide Peppers Waymouth
Adelaide Peppers Waymouth

Match Tickets

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

Blue Price

£4,899 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,300

Red

The Boomerang Tour Red package includes:

Quality hotels on a room-only basis throughout the tour.  Silver match tickets. Upgrades available, see below for information. 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

Adelaide – Mantra Hindmarsh Square29th Nov – 8th Dec (9 nights)
Click here to view the Mantra Hindmarsh Square website

Hotels

Photos
Hotel Jen Brisbane
Hotel Jen Brisbane
Mantra Hindmarsh Square
Mantra Hindmarsh Square

Match Tickets

Red Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • Brisbane – Silver Ticket – Western Stand Upper, square of the wicket
  • AdelaideSilver Ticket – Riverbank Stand Upper, gully

Red Tour

£4,299 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,140

White

The Boomerang Tour White package includes:

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

Accommodation

White Package Hotels

Brisbane – Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street22nd – 29th Nov (7 nights)
Click here to view the Ibis Styles website

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

Hotels

Photos
Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Sage Hotel, Adelaide

Match Tickets

White Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • Brisbane – Bronze Ticket – Western Stand Lower, square of the wicket
  • Adelaide – General Admission – Grassed Area, Northern End

White Price

£3,299 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,010

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 must-see group sightseeing options after the 2nd test and before you fly home

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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