The premier thoroughbred horse racing event in Australia is the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Featuring two of the big four days of top-class racing, more than 20 races including the AAMI Victoria Derby and Lexus Melbourne Cup.
This is one of the greatest carnivals in the world with almost 400,000 people attending magnificent Flemington over the four days. Don’t miss all the colour and excitement of the week that stops a city.
PAYMENT – $1000 Deposit due on booking, balance due 60 days before the tour begins.
Arrive in Melbourne & make your way to the centrally located 4.5* Rendezvous Hotel. We’ll head out for some welcome drinks and dinner at a great Melbourne venue to get to know everyone.
After a quiet morning, we head out to the big First Light Racing Derby Day Eve Luncheon. With high-quality racing guests and entertainment (Previous guests have included Michelle Payne, Daryl Braithwaite, Taxiride & Living Legend Apache Cat (to name a few), This is a great way to start the week. There is also a great after-party for those keen to kick on with some racing luminaries.
We head off after breakfast on a beautiful cruise along the Yarra & Maribyrnong Rivers to Flemington racecourse including a few champagnes and nibbles. You’ll have undercover reserved seats in the Hill Stand – a prime view of the track right on the finish line with access to food & drink outlets as well as Bookies and TAB. After the massive day, we return on the cruise with nibbles & drinks.
Today is a rest day for everyone to recover from a busy first few days. You may wish to head off to a winery in the Yarra Valley, visit Living Legends farm or just do some shopping and enjoy everything else Melbourne has to offer.
For those early risers, we head out early to Caulfield or Flemington for some trackwork and a visit to a leading stable, then back to the hotel for breakfast.
Later in the day, we head off to the Call of the Card Luncheon at Crown Casino where Australia’s biggest punters take on our best bookies to set the scene for the Cup. An all-inclusive three-course meal and drinks with interviews with leading jockeys, trainers and bookies will give the edge to find the Cup winner.
The evening is at leisure to prepare for the big day.
Today we head to Flemington for the running of the 161st Melbourne Cup. We’ve got amazing hospitality for the day in the Hill Stand with views of the finish line, beautiful fresh food, premium wines and beer, a fantastic spot to soak up all the atmosphere of “the race that stops the nation”.
It’s been a massive week and hopefully, we’ve still got some winnings in our pockets as we head on our separate ways home or stick around to finish out the week (we can assist you with arrangements for Oaks & Stakes Day if you wish to stay on).