2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series
Australia v England

The Sydney New Year Tour

Dates: 28th Dec 2017 – 10th Jan 2018

The final Ashes Test in Sydney is a must-see for every cricket fan! New Year’s Eve in Sydney is a must-see for everyone! You just have to BE THERE!

Prices from £2,999 per person

Countdown to Match Day

23rd November 2017

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The Sydney New Year Tour

Tour package includes
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in Sydney.
  • 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

Sydney Test Match

Tour Itinerary

The Sydney New Year Tour

Sydney

Your Sydney itinerary is as follows
  • Thurs 28th Dec
    Depart the UK on your international one-stop flight to Sydney.
  • Sat 30th Dec
    On arrival at Sydney 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.
  • Sun 31st Dec – New Year’s Eve
    Day at leisure in Sydney. Explore the sights and sounds 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.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.
  • 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 Sydney New Year Tour Packages

Choose from the tour package options below

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

Sydney – Hyatt Regency 30th Dec – 9th Jan (10 nights)
Click here to view the Hyatt Regency website

Hotel

Blue Package Hotel
Hyatt Regency, Sydney
Hyatt Regency, Sydney

Match Tickets

Blue Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • Sydney – Gold Ticket – Victor Trumper Stand, slips to gully

Blue Price

£4,399 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,370

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

Sydney – The Vibe Hotel 30th Dec – 9th Jan (10 nights)
Click here to view The Vibe Hotel website

Hotel

Red Package Hotel
The Vibe Hotel, Sydney
The Vibe Hotel, Sydney

Match Tickets

Red Tour – Match Ticket Information

  • Sydney – Silver Ticket – Churchill/Brewongle Stands, Lower, slips to gully

Red Price

£3,699 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £960

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

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

Hotel

White Package Hotel
Metro Hotel Marlow, Sydney
Metro Hotel Marlow, Sydney

Match Tickets

White Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • Sydney – Reserved Seat – In front of O’Reilly Stand, square of the wicket

White Price

£2,999 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £900

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

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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