The Royal Ascot Carnival is one of the world’s great racing festivals and a truly amazing experience for horse racing fans. The tour comprises the best of everything English racing offers including warm-up races at Windsor, a visit to the Newmarket training complex & gallops, a visit to Dalham Hall Stud, 3 days at Royal Ascot plus much much more including a Private Box on the final day. This is one incredible experience not to be missed with hopefully a few Australian runners!
PAYMENT – $500pp deposit due on booking, balance due 60 days before the tour begins.
These prices are in Australian Dollars, US Dollar pricing is $6,195 per person twin/double share or $7,295 for a single room.
We meet in London for a group transfer to Newmarket, the heart of English racing, where we’ll check into the beautiful Newmarket Jockey Club rooms. We’ll then have a freshen up and meet for some welcome drinks and dinner as we get to know everyone with a special guest coming along.
After an early breakfast, we head off to explore the home of English racing, Newmarket. We’ll see a few horses work on the famous Warren Hill gallops, visit a local stable or two to see how it’s done here in the UK. We’ll take a tour of the English National Stud before enjoying a nice local Sunday carvery lunch.
Before breakfast we’ll walk down to Warren Hill and see over a 1000 horses work, it’s a sight to behold. Then back to the Jockey Club for breakfast before we enjoy a tour of the historic Jockey Club Rooms and learn about their amazing history.
Afterwards, we head to Tattersalls sales complex to see where many champions have been sold. Then it’s onto Goldolphin’s Dalham Stud to see some amazing stallions. Then we’ll make our way to the newly renovated Crowne Plaza hotel in the picturesque riverside town of Marlow. We’ll check in for the rest of the week before heading to the local Windsor races for a twilight meet on the famous figure eight circuit. A nice casual evening under the sunshine (fingers crossed) where we’ll kick off the racing week!
A fantastic opening to the week with the 1600m Queen Anne Stakes and we’ve got a great spot to see it all unfold. We’re in The Lawn Club hospitality suite with beautiful lunch and drinks all afternoon.
As it’s our first day, we’ll soak up all the atmosphere and stick around after the last to sing a few traditional English songs with everyone else.
LAWN CLUB – Situated right at the heart of the trackside excitement, the Lawn Club is located just meters from the track in a private enclave of the Queen Anne Enclosure, the ideal way to start the week in an intimate surrounding with four-course cold buffet and premium beverages.
After a busy few days, today is yours to spend at leisure. Maybe head down to Windsor and visit Windsor Castle, catch the train to London for some shopping or just relax and explore beautiful Marlow.
We’re back at Royal Ascot today for Ladies Day, with the highlight being the Group 1 Gold Cup. We’ll have general Queen Anne Enclosure tickets giving you the freedom to roam, explore the track, check out the mounting yard, visit the gift shop and see the Queen up close.
And we might do some post races singing again!
Today is a day of leisure where we’ll head off for a cruise up the Thames River for a few hours to relax, enjoy the English countryside and enjoy a few drinks and a light lunch. Then the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy the surrounds of beautiful Windsor.
After breakfast, we head back to Royal Ascot for the final day of the carnival, highlighted by the Golden Jubilee Sprint. We finish the week with the best spot in the course, a Private Box overlooking the whole course with premium hospitality including lunch, afternoon tea and drinks all afternoon. Gai Waterhouse will drop by for a champagne and watch a race with us. This will be a day to remember
Private Box – A Private Box affords guests privacy, exclusivity and impeccable service at the heart of the action, all Boxes are catered to the very highest standards. Every box comes with a private bar and dining area, a large flat-screen TV and a private balcony so you won’t miss a second of the action. Betting facilities are within easy access of all private boxes.
We finish off the tour with a recovery luncheon at a beautiful old English country pub where we celebrate our wins and reminisce about our near misses. Then we get packing for the journey home tomorrow.
The tour concludes after breakfast with a bus trip back to London via Heathrow for those leaving immediately.