2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series
Australia v England

The One Day Walkabout Tour All Five ODI Matches

Dates: 14th Jan – 28th Jan 2018

Following the Ashes, England will take on the Aussies in five day/night One Day Internationals in just over two weeks. This tour will take you around the whole country, while being able to add any sightseeing opportunity you desire, as well as the possibility of taking in some Australian Open tennis in Melbourne.

Prices from £4,799 per person

One Day International Schedule

Dates: 14th Jan – 28th Jan 2018
  • 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

Countdown to Match Day

14th January 2018

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This tour has already commenced or has sold out

The Walkabout Tour

Tour package includes
  • 16 nights’ accommodation in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide & Perth, EVERY NIGHT on Australian soil!
  • Guaranteed match tickets for all five ODIs.
  • Return, international, economy flights from the UK. Upgrades are available on request.
  • Return, international, economy flights from the UK. Upgrades are available on request.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport.
  • Match transfers in Brisbane & Sydney in air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
  • Tour welcome drink, Christmas lunch and farewell dinner.
  • 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. This is the standard tour itinerary and can be tailored in any way you desire, please contact us to enquire.

Melbourne

Your Melbourne itinerary is as follows
  • Thurs 11th Jan
    Depart the UK on your one-stop international flight to Melbourne.
  • Sat 13th Jan
    On arrival at Melbourne airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel. After breakfast and a morning at leisure, we will walk to the MCG for the first ODI between Australia and England. After the day’s play, we will return to our hotel.
  • Sun 14th Jan 1st Australia v England ODI
    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!
  • Mon 15th & Tues 16th Jan
    Days at leisure in Melbourne.

Howzat Travel is an official UK tour operator for the Australian Open tennis. If you would like to attend the first and/or second days’ sessions of this world-class sporting event, we can provide official tickets and add these to your tour package (additional cost). Or…

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. Or…

Maybe you’d rather depart Melbourne early and head off on your own, tailored, sightseeing trip exploring more of Australia, rejoining the tour group in Brisbane. Contact us and we can discuss options with you.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
MCG, Melbourne
MCG, Melbourne
Tennis - England Cricket Tours
Australian Open

Brisbane

Your Brisbane itinerary is as follows
  • Wed 17th Jan
    After a final morning in Melbourne, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Brisbane. On arrival in Brisbane, transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
  • Thurs 18th Jan
    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.
  • Fri 19th Jan 2nd Australia v England ODI
    After breakfast and a morning at leisure, transfer to the Gabba for the second ODI between Australia and England! After the day’s play, we will return to our hotel.
  • Sat 20th Jan
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring Sydney.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

Sydney

Your Sydney itinerary is as follows
  • Sun 21st Jan 3rd Australia v England ODI
    After breakfast and a morning at leisure, transfer to the third ODI between Australia and England at the world famous SCG. After the day’s play, we will return to our hotel.
  • Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Jan
    Days 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.

Iconic Cricket Venues

Hospitality packages available
England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours

Adelaide

Your Adelaide itinerary is as follows
  • Wed 24th Jan
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival in Adelaide, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring Adelaide.
  • Thurs 25th Jan
    Day 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.
  • Fri 26th Jan 4th Australia v England ODI
    After breakfast and a morning at leisure, walk to the Adelaide Oval for the fourth ODI between Australia and England. After the day’s play, we will return to our hotel.
  • 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
  • Sat 27th Jan
    After a morning in Adelaide, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Perth. On arrival in Perth, transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
  • Sun 28th Jan 5th Australia v England ODI
    After breakfast and a morning at leisure, walk to the new Perth Stadium for the fifth and final ODI between Australia and England. After the day’s play, we will return to our hotel.
  • 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.
  • Mon 29th Jan
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Perth airport for your one-stop international flight back to the UK. Or…

Delay your departure and extend your stay in Perth by a day or two! Discover more of what Perth has to offer, including a Swan River Cruise or nearby Fremantle. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Or…

Check out our Tasman Series T20 Tours to extend your time in Australia and venture to New Zealand… Coming Soon!

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 One Day Walkabout Tour Information & Price

he One Day Walkabout Tour package includes

Walkabout Tour

The Walkabout Tour hotels

Superior hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. Gold match tickets throughout – Upgrades available. Match transfers in Brisbane and Sydney in air conditioned transport. Services of a Howzat Travel Tour Manager.

Accommodation

Platinum Package Hotels

Melbourne – Rydges
13th – 17th Jan (4 nights) – Hotel website >

Brisbane – Capri by Fraser
17th – 20th Jan (3 nights) – Hotel website >

Sydney – The Vibe Hotel
20th – 24th Jan (4 nights) – Hotel website > 

Adelaide – Majestic Roof Gardens
24th – 27th Jan (3 nights) – Hotel website >
*Please note: This property is now sold out. We have access to alternative accommodation options in Adelaide. Please contact us to discuss.

Perth – Crown Promenade 
27th – 29th Jan (2 nights) – Hotel website >

Hotels

Walkabout Tour hotels
Melbourne - Rydges
Melbourne - Rydges
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
The Vibe Hotel, Sydney
The Vibe Hotel, Sydney
Majestic Roof Gardens, Adelaide
Majestic Roof Gardens, Adelaide
Crown Promenade, Perth
Crown Promenade, Perth

The One Day Walkabout Tour - Price

£4,799 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,150

Match Ticket Information

One Day Walkbout Tour
  • 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

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

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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